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STRONG MESSAGE WHICH SHOULD BE HEARD BY ALL CITIZENS OF SRI LANKA: TRUE PATRIOTS SHOULD UNITE TO BRING ABOUT A CHANGE
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Building a stronger sense of national identity holds the key to achieving social cohesion, true reconciliation and overall development in our island nation. We need to be united behind the Sinhala Buddhist norms and values that historically underly our nation. Genuine Sri Lankan patriots, should not under any circumstances let our nation’s wholesome Buddhist cultural inheritance be undermined and eroded away by extremist Muslim religious and cultural trends that are totally incompatible with the enviable Buddhist social values that form the basis of life of this historic Sinhala Buddhist island nation of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/06/19)

දෙමළ ඩයස්පෝරාවේ මග මගපෙන්වීම මත රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධානව රට අරාජික කරන්න හදනවා
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (26* පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මන්තී‍්‍රවරුන් x පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර සී.බී රත්නායක මහතා. x පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර රෝහිත අබේගුනවර්ධන මහතා. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර සී.බී රත්නායක මහතා. මේ රටේ අද දෛනික ව විවිධ ප‍්‍රකාශ නිකුත් වෙනවා. මේ වෙලාවේ සුන්දර වචන රටට අසුන්දර කියමන් ප‍්‍රකාශයට පත් වෙනවා. දෙමළ ඩයස්පෝරාවේ මග මගපෙන්වීම මත රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධානව රට අරාජික කරන්න, මේ රටේ ප‍්‍රශ්න වැඩි කරන්න,හදනවා. වෙනම රාජ්‍යයන් ගැන කතා කරපු අය දැන් ආගම්වාදය ඇති කරන්න උත්සාහවා. අද පුවත් පතක පාක්‍යසෝති සරවනමුත්තු ප‍්‍රකාශයක් කරලා තිබුණා අස්ගිරිය මහා නායක ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගත යුතු බවට. ඔහු මුලින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/06/19)

පොදුජන පෙරමුණ මැතිවරණ කටයුතු අරඹයි
පොදුජන මාධ්‍ය මධ්‍යස්ථානය
ඉදිරි මැතිවරණවලදී ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ සමඟ එක්ව කටයුතු කිරීමට දේශපාලන  පක්ෂ ගණනාවක් මේ වනවිට සිය එකඟතාව පළ කර ඇත. මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ජනාධිපතිවරයාව සිටි සමයේ සිට එක්ව කටයුතු කළ සහෝදර දේශපාලන පක්ෂ සමඟ ඉදිරියේදීත් එක්ව කටයුතු  කරන අතරම මෙතෙක් සන්ධානගත නොවී සිටි  අනෙකුත් පක්‍ෂ සමගද එක්ව කටයුතු කිරීමේ අභිලාශයෙන් මේ දිනවල පොදුජන පෙරමුණ හා එම දේශපාලන පක්ෂ අතර සාකච්ඡා ආරම්භවී තිබේ. දේශ විමුක්ති ජනතා පක්ෂය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහජන පක්ෂය, ලිබරල් පක්ෂය, ඊ පී ඩී පී පක්ෂය, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂය, ලංකා සමසමාජ පක්ෂය, එක්සත් ලංකා පොදුජන පක්ෂය, මුස්ලිම් උළමා පක්ෂය, ශ්‍රී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් සිය බලතල හා මහජන මුදල් අවභාවිත කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් නිසි ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගන්නවා..............
පොදුජන මාධ්‍ය මධ්‍යස්ථානය
දිවයිනේ පාසල් රැසක වැසිකිලි කැසිකිළි පහසුකම් හෝ සපුරාලීමට ආණ්ඩුව අසමත්ව තිබියදී අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම්ගේ ප්‍රතිරූපය නංවාලීම සඳහා පාසල් පෙළ පොත් වලට ඔහුගේ ඡායාරූපය ඇතුලත්  කිරීමට  රුපියල් කෝටි දහසයක මුදලක් වැය කිරීමට එරෙහිව දැඩි ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගැනීමට සූදානම් බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ පවසයි. අද පෙරවරුවේ කොළඹ නෙළුම්  මාවතේ පිහිටි පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තු ගිණුම් කාරක සභාවේ ද අවධානය යොමුකොට ඇතැයිද, ටකරන් මඩු වෙනුවට පහසුකම් සහිත ගොඩනැගිලි ලබාදෙන ලෙසත්, වැසිකිලි කැසිකිලි පහසුකම් සපුරා දෙන ලෙසත් දිවයිනේ පාසල් රැසකින් අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශයට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

රටක් විදිහට එකම නීතියක් ක්‍රියාත්මක විය යුතුයි. - බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා
පොදුජන මාධ්‍ය මධ්‍යස්ථානය 
ජාතියක් ලෙස එකට සිටිමින් එකම රටක් ලෙස ඉදිරියට යාමට නම් කාටත් පිළිගත හැකි එකම නීතියක් අවශ්‍ය බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුණේ නිර්මාතෘ බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය.  ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවැසුවේ අද (26) නෙළුම් මාවතේ පිහිටි ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ ප්‍රධාන කාර්යාලයේදී මුස්ලිම් උලමා පක්ෂයේ නියෝජිතයින් පිරිසක් හමුවූ අවස්ථාවේදීය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන ප්‍රමුඛ රජයක් මගින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට නියමිත වැඩ පිළිවෙළක් සකස් කිරීම සහ ඉදිරි මැතිවරණ වලදී එක්ව කටයුතු කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සෙසු දේශපාලන පක්ෂ සමග සාකච්ඡා කිරීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙළ යටතේ අද දිනයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ සමග එක්සත් ලංකා පොදුජන පක්ෂය, මුස්ලිම් උලමා පක්ෂය, ශ්‍රී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

Army Chief does not rule out possibility of lone wolf attacks .. a part of testimony in camera
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake, yesterday, told the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday carnage that there was still the possibility of terrorist attacks.  Testifying before the PSC, Lt. Gen. Senanayake said: "There is still room for attacks similar to the Easter Sunday carnage. There is the possibility of what we call lone wolf attacks. Next time it might not be bombs and guns. They could use vehicles, knives, water or fire to strike a disaster and kill similar number. That threat is still there."  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

Sri Lankan president orders 4 executions, lifting 42-year moratorium
By Danielle Haynes Courtesy UPI
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said he wants to follow the Philippines' war on drugs. File Photo by M.A. Pushpa Kumara/EPA-EFE June 26 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena approved the executions of four drug offenders Wednesday, putting an end to the country's moratorium on the death penalty since 1976. The move is part of Sirisena's effort to replicate what he said was the success of the Philippines' war on drugs. He said the country is home to 300,000 addicts and 60 percent of all prisoners were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

CID in process of releasing Dr. Shafi - Wimal
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was working towards releasing Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen who was alleged to have performed illegal sterilization, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said today. Addressing a news conference, he said there was no need of an institution called CID if it attempted to release the criminals, even when there were clear cut evidences to prove their culpability. “It seems that the CID is doing the same thing in the case of Shafi as it is doing for former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. The CID... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

Will make it difficult to cooperate on law enforcement issues: UK
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The United Kingdom (UK) yesterday said the implementation of the death penalty in Sri Lanka would inevitably makes it more difficult for the UK to cooperate on law enforcement issues, including counter-terrorism. In a statement, a UK Foreign Office spokesperson said it would require the UK to review its technical assistance programmes on relevant policing, defence and other security issues if the death penalty was implemented. “We are deeply concerned at reports that Sri Lanka intends to abandon its long-standing moratorium on the implementation of the death penalty. The UK... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

Sirisena wants 19 th. Constitutional amendment scrapped before next Presidential poll
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, June 26 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President Maithipala Sirisena said here on Wednesday that if the country is to be saved from chronic instability, the 19 th.Amendment of the Constitution must be amended either before or immediately after the Presidential election which is to be held in four months’ time. Addressing the media, Sirisena said that “as a matter of priority” all political leaders must put their heads together and agree on proposals to suitably amend 19A. The 19A had created two centers of power in place of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

Impractical to say threat of terrorism is over - Army Chief
Courtesy Adaderana
No one can assuredly say that the threat of terrorism in the country is completely over, says Commander of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake. Testifying before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee this afternoon (26), the Army Commander pointed out that giving such assurance is impractical. https://youtu.be/Q4-ikYVjn2o “Just because several intelligence officers were arrested, the entire intelligence service was not dismantled,” the Army Commander commented further. Responding to Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s queries on the current situation of the country, the Army Commander said the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

Sri Lanka for balanced and comprehensive disarmament, Sri Lanka’s envoy in Geneva says
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva
The international and regional strategic landscapes becoming increasingly constrained, only accentuates the need for the Conference on Disarmament (CD) to get down to its substantive task of negotiating appropriate disarmament frameworks, said Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez speaking at the CD Plenary Session in Geneva. Speaking further, Sri Lanka's envoy called for balanced and comprehensive disarmament, that should be realized through a step by step approach, underpinned by the adoption of legally binding frameworks and through addressing existing legal gaps. “We attach priority to full compliance with,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/06/19)

STRONG MESSAGE WHICH SHOULD BE HEARD BY ALL MUSLIMS IN SRI LANKA. MUSLIMS SHOULD UNITE TO BRING ABOUT A CHANGE.
By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener - The Muslim Voice,
THIS IS WHY "THE MUSLIM VOICE" IS PRAYING SINCE JUNE 2014, THAT IT IS TIME UP A NEW POLITICAL FORCE THAT WILL BE HONEST AND SINCERE THAT WILL PRODUCE 'CLEAN', HONEST AND DILIGENT MUSLIM POLITICIANS FREE FROM ANY FORM OF CORRUPTION, WHO COULD STAND UP TO DEFEND THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY POLITICALLY AND OTHERWISE, ESPECIALLY FROM AMONG THE YOUTH/YOUNGER GENERATION HAS TO EMERGE FROM WITHIN THE SRI LANKA MUSLIM COMMUNITY TO FACE ANY NEW ELECTIONS IN THE COMING FUTURE, INSHA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

SHIPBUILDING AND BOAT BUILDING IN PERIL
Dr Sarath Obeysekara
There was a news about Colombo Dockyard which is a BOI company which generates much needed foreign currency ,has delivered a state of the art Cable Laying vessel for a Japanese customer . Managing Director of the company stated that they are expecting an order to build a trailing suction hopper dredger for the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation ( SLLRDC) . I am sure that the funds for the above job need to be allocated by the government of Sri Lanka ,either by borrowing or printing money . ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

මේ ආණ්ඩුවේ ඇමතිවරුන්ට අද මහජනතාව අතරට යන්න බැරි තත්වයකට පත් වෙලා තියෙනවා.
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (25) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එස්. එම්. චන්ද්‍රසේන මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා අද ඇමැතිවරු විශාල අපහසුතාවයකට පත්වෙලා සිටිනවා. ඔවුන්ට අද රෝහලකට යන්න බැහැ. උද්ඝෝෂණයක් තියෙන තියන තැනට ගිහිල්ලා බහින්න බැහැ. රටේ යම්කිසි   සිද්ධියක් වුණහම ඒ ස්ථානයට යන්න බැහැ. ජනතාවගෙන් විරෝධයක් එල්ලවෙමින් පවතිනවා. මේ ආණ්ඩුවේ ඇමතිවරුන්ට අද මහජනතාව අතරට යන්න බැරි තත්වයකට පත් වෙලා තියෙනවා. වෙන හැම කාලෙකම මහ ජනතාවට ප්‍රශ්නයක් වුනහම  ඒ වගේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ සහ තවත් දේශපාලන පක්ෂ අතර සාකච්ඡුා
  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
ඉදිරි මැතිවරණවලදී එක්ව කටයුතු කිරීම සහ තිරසාර වැඩපිළිවෙලක් සදහා වූ ජාතික ප‍්‍රතිපත්තියක් සැකසීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් මේ වන විට ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ හා සෙසු දේශපාලන පක්ෂ සාකච්ඡුා ආරම්භ කොට ඇත. ඒ අනුව අද (25* පෙරවරුවේ ඊ. පී. ඞී. පී පක්ෂය, ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂය සහ ප‍්‍රජාතන්ත‍්‍රවාදි වාමාංශික පෙරමුණ යන පක්ෂ සමග නෙලූම් මාවතේ් පිහිටි ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ ප‍්‍රධාන කාර්යාලයේදි සාකච්ඡුා වට කිහිපයක් පැවැත්විනි. විශේෂඥ කමිටු විසිහයක් යටතේ සහ ගම සමග පිළිසදරක් වැඩ පිළීවෙල යටතේ ගම් මට්ට්ටමෙන් රැුස් කළ තොරතුරුත් සමග ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ හා එක්ව කටයුතු කරන දේශපාලන පක්ෂවල යෝජනාද ඇතුළත්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

ගෝටාභය කඩිනමින් සිරගත කරන සුදානමක්.. සිරගත කලත් ජනාධිපති වෙන සූත්තරේ මෙන්න..
360 with Udaya Gammanpila 
පසුගිය සදුදා (24) දෙරණ 360 වැඩසටහන හා සම්බන්ධ වූ පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි නීතිඥ උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා වෙත ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සම්බන්ධයෙන් ප්‍රශ්න රාශියක් ඉදිරිපත් විය. ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා යම් හෙයකින් සිර ගත කළහොත් ඔහුට ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් වීමේ අවස්ථාව අහිමි වන බවට පවතින මතය සාධක සහිතව බිඳ දැමූ ගම්මන්පිල මන්ත්‍රිවරයා සිරගත කළ ද ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ජනපති කරන ආකාරය පිළිබඳ විශේෂ හෙළි දරව්වක් සිදු කළේය. එමෙන්ම ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට සිදු කරන ලද සැත්කමේ සත්‍ය තත්වය හා ඔහුගේ ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසිභාවය සම්බන්ධයෙන්ද වැදගත් කරුණු රාශියක් උදය ගම්මන්පිල මන්ත්‍රිවරයා දෙරණ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Movement to ‘STOP USA’ wants SOFA and ACSA stopped in their tracks
 Ranmini Gunasekara Courtesy Ceylon Today
If Sri Lanka does not take a stand against the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and the Acquisition and Cross Services Agreement (ACSA) immediately, there will be no turning back, claimed Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa today (25). He was speaking at a Media conference organised by the STOP United States of America (USA) organisation. “As we speak, the United States Military ship and Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is anchored near the Trincomalee harbour. This vessel belongs to the US Indo-Pacific Command. This Indo-Pacific Command is responsible for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

GMOA calls for national commission for investigations on Dr. Shafi
Courtesy Adaderana
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has proposed for a national-level commission to overlook the investigations carried out regarding illegal sterilization charges against Dr. Mohamed Shafi. This proposal came as a recommendation of the committee appointed by the GMOA to inquire into the case. The relevant committee published their report on the inquiry and findings today (25).The report further says that all parties involved in the case will be aggrieved through the investigation carried out by the Health Ministry. Meanwhile, Dr. Shafi has filed a Fundamental Rights petition with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

15 Questions to a Presidential Candidate seeking Sinhala Buddhist votes
When Sinhala Buddhists speak of existential fears, there are justifiable and valid reasons for doing so. Historically, all of Buddhist territory in Central Asia such as e.g. Afghanistan, Gandhara, Kashmir, Bactria, Samarkand, Bukhara, Tukharistan, Bamiyan, Kabul, Sindh, Balkh, Swat Valley, and South Asia such as Bangladesh, Buddhist India, Maldives, and South East Asia such as Indonesia, Malaya  during the last one thousand three hundred years have been lost to the sword and Buddhists either killed or converted. Theravada Buddhist nations, for example, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and even Sri Lanka, today are fighting to survive under creeping incursions shrouded by... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Lankan satellite brings back King Ravana to center stage
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
The successful launching of the first Sri Lankan-designed satellite ‘Raavana-1’ on June 17, established the capabilities of two young Lankan engineers, Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika. Tharindu Dayaratne is an electrical and electronics engineer of the University of Peradeniya and a research engineer at the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies in Sri Lanka. Dulani Chamika is a mechatronics engineer. The satellite, which was designed and built at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, is 1000 cubic centimeters in size and weighs 1.1 kg.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Ravana -an epic TV series in Sri Lanka Depicting origin of Sinhala people
Sri Lanka
Raavana, the ancient Lankan monarch who is known to have excelled in technology, aviation, medicine, state craft and music. Ravana is considered to be a descendant of Yakka clan in ancient Sri Lanka and the ancient dynasty of  Sinhala people in Sri Lanka . Name "Yakka" believed to be derived from the Sinhala word yakada (Iron) since this ancient civilisation has historically mastered the technology of Iron smelting  and producing steel for weaponry and household items. Every Sri Lankan should watch this television epic which was produced successfully after a complete review of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

The Heroic Wadeehasinha Mohottiwatte (Migettuwaththe) GUNANANDA THERA
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
HISTORICAL CONTEXT The 'Panadura Vadaya', the historic debate of 1873, was a landmark in recent history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka owing primarily to the leadership, initiative and actions of one of the greatest sons of our motherland - Venerable Mohottiwatte or Migettuwaththe Gunananda Thera (1823-1890). He defeated our nation’s adversaries and was the major force behind re-establishing the identity and pride of Sinhala Buddhists who were subject to undue oppression and discrimination during the colonial era. The significance of Venerable Mohottiwatte Gunananda Thera’s can be better appreciated when one considers the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

WORLD CUP 2019
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
According to updated data on 24 June, there are 30 more matches to be played before semi-final.  The top four teams as at present viz. England, Australia, NZ and India have 13 games amongst themselves .  There are 17 more matches with all other teams. NZ and England have shown some degree of vulnerability thus far. Amongst the current top 4 teams,   England will face tough opponents of Australia, India and NZ in their remaining encounters.  NZ will face Australia. Australia will face England and NZ. And India will face England.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/06/19)

Visiting US Secretary of State Pompeo may find Modi a tough nut
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will start a three-nation tour from June 24 through New Delhi, Osaka and Seoul, “to advance the shared goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific” which is but a euphemism for containing expansionist China. It may not be smooth sailing for Pompeo in New Delhi because there are grave trade issues between India and the US. American sanctions against Iran, Venezuela, and Cuba have affected India’s import of oil. Sanctions against Russia have affected weapons imports from that country. Pompeo will be in New... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

දැන් හරි කියා අගමැති කිවුවා.. එහෙම හිතන්නෙ නොම්මර එකේ මෝඩයෙක්..- ෆොන්සේකා
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පාස්කු ඉරිදා ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ සියලු දෙනා අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන ඇති බවත් එම අන්තවාදී ත්‍රස්තවාදී තර්ජනය දැන් අවසන් බවටත් අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා මෑතකදී පවසා ඇති බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ෆීල්ඩ් මාර්ෂල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. මෙම ත්‍රස්තවාදී තර්ජනය මෙතනින් අවසන් යැයි කිසිවකු සිතන්නේ නම් ඔහු නොම්මර එකේ මෝඩයෙක් බවද ෆොන්සේකා මහතා කියා සිටියේය. https://youtu.be/6hr9QXmxkh0 අදාළ ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරයා මෙන්ම අගමැතිවරයා ද වගකිව යුතු යයි ඔහු අවධාරණය කළේය. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් විමසීම් කරන පාර්ලිමේන්තු තේරීම් කාරක සභාවට ඕනෑම පුද්ගලයෙකු කැඳවීමට බලය ඇති බවත් ඔවුන් නොපැමිණියහොත් එය නීතිවිරෝධී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Curiouser and curiouser
Editorial Courtesy The Island
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) threat has been effectively neutralised and all those who had links to NTJ leader Zahran have been arrested. He assures that the country is now safe. Curiously, he is striving to have the government’s controversial Counterterrorism Bill ratified in a bid to replace the existing Prevention of Terrorism Act; he believes that the country has had to tackle the problem of international terrorism and there should be new laws. He is confident that his government has the backing of foreign powers to ward off... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

අපි බලයට පත්වුණාම අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ස්ථාවර ආණ්ඩුවක් ගොඩ නගන්න බැරි මේ මැතිවරණ ක්‍රමය වෙනස් කරනවා.
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (24) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා අද සිට ජනාධිපතිවරණයට තියෙන්නේ තවත් දින 148.අගෝස්තු එකොළොස් වැනිදා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුණේ මහා සමුළුව පැවැත්වෙනවා. සියලු ප්‍රගතිශීලී බලවේග නියෝජනය කරන අපේ ජනාධිපතිවරණ  අපේක්ෂකයා එදින රටට දැනුම් දෙනවා. මහා සමුළුවෙන් පසුව එළඹෙන අගෝස්තු එකොළොස් වැනිදා සිට දින සියයකින්  ආණ්ඩුව අවසන් කිරීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙළ ඇරඹෙනවා. මේ ආණ්ඩුව ජනවාරි 9 වැනිදා බලයට ආවේ දින 100න් අලූත් රටක් තේමාවෙන්. අපිත් අගෝස්තු මස 12 වැනිදා සිට දින... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Sri Lanka's likely to raise $2 billion via sovereign bonds - government officials
Courtesy Reuters
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is likely to raise $2 billion through 5-year and 10-year sovereign bonds launched on Monday, two government officials told Reuters, as the Indian Ocean island nation tapped global capital markets for the second time in three months.A man walks past a board advertising U.S. dollars at a money exchange shop in Colombo June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte The South Asian nation’s decision to capitalise on favourable market conditions comes two months after suicide bombers killed more than 250 people in attacks at churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

PM Modi's Visit After Easter Bombings Helped Sri Lanka Tourism: Minister
Courtesy NDTV
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts across three churches and three luxury hotels on Easter, killing more than 250 people. Sri Lanka is absolutely safe. I can give you that guarantee: John AmaratungaMUMBAI:  In an effort to restore the Sri Lankan tourism following the Easter attacks in April, the country's tourism minister John Amaratunga visited Mumbai to canvas his country as a safe destination. Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Mumbai, Mr Amaratunga not only acknowledged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Foreign hand in Parliament
By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today
Not only the ordinary British citizens, but also the Queen, the Prime Minister, and top leaders were also shocked when it was revealed that much trusted Chief of Intelligence, Sir Anthony Blunt was working as a spy for the Soviet Intelligence Service, the KGB. Blunt, a Cambridge don, was one of the most trusted public servants of Britain, until it came to light about his traitorous acts. The revelation made in Parliament earlier this week that Former Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam, who is now an adviser to the Speaker is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Killing of 26 Navy and Army personnel: Three ex-LTTE cadres indicted
Buddhika Samaraweera Courtesy Ceylon Today
Attorney General Dappula de Livera has indicted three former LTTE members, in the Vavuniya High Court, over the killing of 26 prisoners of war. The accused, Irasathurai Thiruwarul, Madirasan Sulakshan and Ganeshan Darshan along with another person, who has not been identified by the prosecution, have been indicted under 2(1)(a) – ‘Causing the death of persons’; 2(2)(1) - and 3(b) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and Sections 113(b) – ‘Conspiracy’ and 102 – ‘Abetment’ of the penal code. On 16 January 2009, the accused, Thiruwarul, Sulakshan and Darshan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Opposition appeals President not to sign proposed defense deal with US (English)
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/j7JrY510es0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

AG orders criminal investigation against Hemasiri Fernando
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney general has advised the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct a criminal investigation into the former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando. Accordingly, the former Defense Secretary will be investigated over the failure to prevent or minimize the Easter Sunday bomb attacks. https://youtu.be/vriY6einKJ0 The Attorney General has given these instructions referring to recommendations of the final report of the special board of inquiry appointed to inquire about the Easter attacks, stated the Coordination Officer to the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne. Previously, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Supreme Court to consider IGP’s FR petition in July
Courtesy Adaderana
The Supreme Court has ordered to consider the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, challenging the President’s decision to send him on compulsory leave, on July 31st. The petition was taken up before the three-judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices Prasanna Jayawardene, L.T.B. Dehideniya and S. Thurairajah today (24). Speaking on behalf of the Attorney General, Additional Solicitor General Indika Devamuni de Silva stated that the Secretary to President and the former Director of State Intelligence Service, two respondents of the petition, have raised objections against... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳ විශේෂ හෙළිදරව්ව - ආචාර්ය අජිත් කොළොන්නෙ සමග
Sri Lanka Together
පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරයට මාස දෙකයි. එහි වගකීම පැවරෙන්නෙ කාටද? බුද්ධි අංශ සහ පොලීසිය සේනාධිනායකයා දැනුවත් කළාද? එම ප්‍රහාරය කළමණාකරණය කිරීමට අවකාශ තිබුණේද?සම්පූර්ණ විශ්ලේශණය බුද්ධි අංශයේ ව්‍යුහය, බුද්ධි අංශ ධුරාවලිය සහ එහි ව්‍යූහය පිළිබඳව විස්තරාත්මක විග්‍රහය ආචාර්ය අජිත් රෝහණ කොළොන්නේගෙන්... https://youtu.be/urI6x6XpjWw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/06/19)

Elections for what purpose (Part 2)
Mario Perera Kadawata
As regards the topic under discussion, the revolution I forecast cannot be an armed uprising. The servile military and armed forces of the SYSTEM will, with the blessings of their local leaders and foreign masters, mow down the Sinhala youth as they did in 1971 and 1989 without the least fears of charges of genocide. Such is the value of the famous TRI-SINHALA for the foreign exploiters of this country. But we vividly recall the unprecedented event which was the MARXIST led uprising of 1953. It united not only the Sinhala but the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

Ethnicity
Kanthar Balanathan
SriLanka This article is focussed on xenophobic, caste & religious focussed racial Sinhalese, Tamils, and Muslims suffering from Islamophobia. Majority Kandyan Sinhalese are, caring and loving people, except some xenophobic and racial. Let us not take this personally and have an open mind to read and understand whether facts stated here are true or not. History reveals that the war against Sinhalese by the Muslims started in 1915, which was named the “Mankollai”. A prominent Tamil had to intervene to stop the war. Again in 1974, the racial riots between the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

බුද්ධ ශාසනය" සහ පෙරදිග ශිෂ්ටාචරය අභිබවා "බුද්ධ දර්ශනය" සමග එංගලන්තයේ සහ අපරදිග ආධිපත්‍යය පතුරවන "නාගානන්ද" ව්‍යවස්ථාව.....
නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන
"බුද්ධ ශාසනය" සහ පෙරදිග ශිෂ්ටාචරය අභිබවා  "බුද්ධ දර්ශනය" සමග එංගලන්තයේ සහ අපරදිග ආධිපත්‍යය  පතුරවන "නාගානන්ද" ව්‍යවස්ථාව....... වර්තමානයේ ඇති ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ ඉංග්‍රීසියට පරිවර්තනය නොවී පවතින ස්ථාන 2කි. ඒ "බුද්ධ ශාසනය"  ඇතුලත් 9 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ කොටස සහ 7වන ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ සහ 3වන උපලේඛනය මගින් නිරූපි ජාතික ගීයේ පදමාලාවයි.  (ජාතික ගීයේ පදමාලාවේ දෙමළ පරිවර්තනය දෙමළ භාෂාවෙන් ඇති ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට 1978 සිටම ඇතුලත් කර තිබීමෙන් ජාතික ගීය සිංහල -දෙමළ භාෂා දෙකෙන්ම ගායනා කිරීම සම්බන්ධව ගැටලු වර්තමානයේ මතු වී ඇත.)  "බුද්ධ ශාසනය" කියන වචන ඉංග්‍රීසියෙන් පරිවර්තනය නොවී ඒ ආකාරයෙන්ම ඉංග්‍රීසි ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ පවතින හෙයින එම වචන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

Jaishankar lauds US$ 22.7 million India-funded island-wide Lankan ambulance service
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 23 (newsin.asia): The Indian External Affairs Minister Dr.S.Jaishankar lauded the India-funded Sri Lankan Emergency Ambulance Service as it achieved all-island coverage on Sunday. Speaking over video from New Delhi, Dr. Jaishankar spoke about his personal connection with the project since its inception, and said that the service has become a “brand in itself.” The Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS), which is being run with a grant of US$ 22. 7 million from India, became an all-island service with extension to Ampara in Eastern Sri Lanka, on Sunday. “The island-wide expansion of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

Sri Lanka will benefit if 18A and 19A are abolished - President
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena states that the country will benefit only if the 18th and 19th Amendments to the Constitution are abolished. President Sirisena on Sunday called for repealing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which has curtailed the presidential powers, blaming it for the political instability in the country. https://youtu.be/bUFCqB4DQGU The 19A was the main election pledge of President Sirisena when he challenged former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Opposition’s common candidate in 2015. Rajapaksa in 2010 had moved the 18A which allowed him to contest the presidency... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

ISIS was initially unaware of Easter attacks – top official
Courtesy The Island
The Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was initially not aware of the horrific serial bombings, according to a top official familiar with the probe, The Hindu reported yesterday. The ongoing investigation in Sri Lanka has revealed that a local Islamist radical, who is an IS sympathiser, had contacted the IS leadership after the attacks. "Through a third party, he [the suspect, now in custody] had pleaded with the IS for recognising the blasts carried out by jihadists,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

ජනපති අපේක්ෂක සටනේ අවසානය ගෝඨා ද මෛත‍්‍රී ද?
ටී. චන්ද්‍රසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ගල් වදින්නේ පල ඇති රුකට මිස පල නැති රුකට නොවේ. කවදත් දේශපාලනයේ තත්ත්වය එයයි. එය මෙවරට පමණක් සීමා වූවක් නොවේ. අද වැඩියෙන්ම දේශපාලන පොරපිටියේ කියැවෙන්නේ ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන ගැනය. ඔහුට පහරදීමට දේශපාලන, පක්ෂ, ජාති ආගම් භේදයෙන් තොරව සතර දෙසින්ම පිරිස් එක්ව සිටියි. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය හා පොහොට්ටුව අතර දැඩි පරස්පර විරෝධී මත ඇතත් මෛත‍්‍රීට පහරදීම යන විෂයයේදී එක්ව සිටින බවක් පැහැදිලිව දර්ශනය වෙයි. මේ වන විට ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලනය අන්ත දූෂිත තත්ත්වයට පත්ව තිබෙන බව සැබෑය. ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණය ගත් කල කිසිදු දේශපාලන පක්ෂයක එක මතයක් පෙනෙන්නට නැත.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

වසර 32කට පෙර ඉන්දියාව ගුවනින් යාපනයට හෙලූවේ පරිප්පුද නැත්නම් තුවක්කුද?
කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
 ⋆ පරිප්පු දැමීමට පැමිණි බව කියන ඉන්දීය ඇන්ටනෝව් යානා අඩි 1500 ක් දක්වා පහළට එද්දී නියමුවන් බියට පත්ව සිටියා ⋆ මුහුදින් ගෙන ආ බඩුවලට නාවික හමුදා මුර යාත‍්‍රා දෙකක් අභියෝග කළ හැටි ⋆ ඉන්දියාවේ දීන කි‍්‍රයාව හමුවේ ජනපති ජේ. ආර්. ජයවර්ධන හෙවත් යැංකි ඩිකීට ඇමරිකාවත් පිටුපෑවා ⋆ යුද අපරාධ ගැන සෙවීමට හයිබි‍්‍රඞ් අධිකරණයක් ස්ථාපිත කළ යුතු බව බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය කියා සිටියි ⋆ පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප‍්‍රහාරය ගැන බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය විදේශ ලේකම් කාර්යාලය වසන් කරයි ⋆ අසව්! අසව්! 300 ක් ඝාතනය වෙද්දී රජයේ බලධාරීහු ගැටුම් කළමනාකරණ වැඩමුළුවක් පවත්වති ⋆ යාපනයේ කොටුවේ සිරවී සිටි තුවාල ලත් සෙබළුන් ගලවා ගැනීමේ මෙහෙයුම දියත්වී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

සෙවණගලෙන් එහා, පැල්වත්තෙනුත් එහා, දුප්පත් ලෝකය ගැන.....
කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
ආණ්ඩුව වංගුවක් ගහන්නට යන්නේද? රජයේ පාලනය යටතේ පවතින සෙවණගල සහ පැල්වත්ත යන සීනි නිෂ්පාදන සමාගම් දෙක මහා භාණ්ඩාගාරයට පවරාගෙන ඒ දෙකම හෝ එකක් දයා ගමගේට පවරා දීමට ආණ්ඩුව උත්සාහ කරත් ද? ‘සෙවණගල’ කොහොමටත් දයා ගමගේගේ දේපළකි. ඔහු විසින් රුපියල් දශලක්‍ෂ 2800 ක් ආයෝජනය කර වැඩිදියුණු කෙරුණු සෙවණගල, රාජපක්‍ෂ ආණ්ඩුව පැවැති කාලයේදී ආණ්ඩුවට පවරා ගත් අවස්ථාව දයා ගමගේ විසින් ගත කරන ලද්දේ කඳුළු පිරි දෙනෙතිනි. මේ පවරා ගැනීම ගැන සෙවණගල කට්ටිය රාජපක්‍ෂලාට හෙන ඉල්ලූව ද එය පිටුපස වෙනම කතාවක් අති අතර ඒ කතාව හෙළි කළොත් දයා ගමගේ හොඳටම අඬනවා ඇත. කෙසේ වුවද රජය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

ඉතා කැත ඉතා රළු දේශපාලන චිත‍්‍රය
කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
අර්බුදය මෙතරමට උග‍්‍ර වෙතැයි අපි සිහිනෙන් වත් නොසිතුවෙමු. උග‍්‍රවූ අර්බුදය පසුගියදා අපේ ගෙදර ඉදිරියට විත් දොරට තට්ටු කළේය. අපි දොර හැර බැලූවෙමු. දොර ඉදිරිපිට පෝලිමට සිටගත් කිහිප දෙනෙක් වූහ. මුලටම සිටියේ මොහොමඞ් සහරාන් ය. ඔහු පිටුපසින් රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන් සහ හිස්බුල්ලා වූහ. කවදාවත් දැක නැති බැවින් එකවරම හඳුනා ගැනීමට බැරි වුවද ඊළඟට සිටියේ දොස්තර ෂාෆි බව අප දැන ගත්තේ පත්තරවලින් හා රූපවාහිනි චැනල්වලින් ඔහුගේ පින්තූරය දැක තිබූ බැවිනි. ෂාෆිට පිටිපස්සෙන් ජනාධිපති මෛති‍්‍ර ද, ඔහුට පසුව අගමැති රනිල් ද සිටියහ. හිටි ගමන් රනිල්ගේ කකුලෙන් මෛති‍්‍ර ද, මෛති‍්‍රගේ කකුලෙන් රනිල් ඇද්ද නමුත් දෙදෙනාම බැලන්ස් කිරීමෙහි ශූරයන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

අයිසිස්‌ තර්ජනය මැද සිදුවන නාඩගම්
කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
පාස්‌කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරය එල්ල කළේ සිරියාවට සහ ඉරාකයට ගොස්‌ පැමිණි ශ්‍රී ලාංකික අයිසිස්‌ ක්‍රියාකාරීන් බව හෙළි කළ රුසියාවේ නියෝජ්‍ය ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් යුරී කෝකෝව්සහරාන් හෂීම් ප්‍රමුඛ අයිසිස්‌ ත්‍රස්‌ත ක්‍රියාකාරී කල්ලිය සිදු කළ බිහිසුණු ප්‍රහාරයේ දොaංකාරය තවමත් පහව ගොස්‌ නැත. එහෙත් දැන් සිදුවන්නේ කුමක්‌ද? හිටපු කාත්තන්කුඩි පොලිස්‌ ස්‌ථානාධිපතිවරයා සහරාන් ගැන නොදන්නා අයකු මෙන් තේරීම් කමිටුව හමුවේ සාක්‍ෂි දුන්නේය. මවුලවිවරයෙක්‌ පැවසුවේ 2018 දී සහරාන් ගැන අනතුරු ඇඟ වූ බවයි. එහෙත් සහරාන් අල්ලා ගැනීමට පොලිසිය ක්‍රියා කළේ නැත. මේ අද රටේ පැවැති අවාසනාවන්ත තත්ත්වයයි.මේ පසුබිම මැද රජයේ බලධාරීහු ගැටුම් කළමනාකරණය ගැන පාඩම් කියා දීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

තවත් සහරාන්ලා පස්දෙනෙක් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ සිටිනවා... ඉන්දීය ජාතික විමර්ශන ඒජන්සිය අනතුරු අඟවයි
කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින
මේ අතර පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප‍්‍රහාර ගැන කල්තියා අනතුරු අඟවන ලද්දේ ඉන්දීය බුද්ධි සේවය බව ඉන්දීය අගමැති මෝදිගේ දිව්රුම්දීමේ උත්සවයට නවදිල්ලියට ගිය ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේනට හෙළි විය. "පාස්කු ප‍්‍රහාරයට දින 17 කට පෙර මේ ප‍්‍රහාරය ගැන ඉන්දීය බුද්ධි සේවාව ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා බුද්ධි සේවාවට අනතුරු අඟවා තිබුණි. අපේ‍්‍රල් 4 දා කළ මේ අනතුරු ඇඟවීම ගැන "මට දැනුම් දීමක් කළේ නැත යයි" ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ජනාධිපතිවරයා පැවසූ බව ඉන්දියන් එක්ස්ප‍්‍රස් පුවත්පත කියා සිටියේය. "මම අපේ‍්‍රල් 16 දා විදේශ සංචාරයක නිරත වුණා. එහෙත් ඉන්දීය බුද්ධි සේවාවේ අනතුරු ඇඟවීම මා වෙත දැන්වූයේ නැත යයි හෙතෙම තවදුරටත් සඳහන් කළේය.මේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/06/19)

This unpatriotic and rogue Government which has no concern for the people or the country should resign forthwith.
Sudath Gunasekara
22.6. 2019. This unpatriotic and rogue Government which has no concern for the people or the country should resign forthwith and go home without ruining our cherished motherland any more. The more they remain in power the more destruction they will do to the country as well while eroding their own vote base almost to zero that will bring about the total demise of the UNP and wipe out the Sirisena camp shattering his day dream of becoming the President for a second term and finding a permanent abode in political wilderness for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Elections for what purpose?
Mario Perera Kadawata
Holding elections and ushering in another government under the same existing constitutional provisions, whoever be the winners, is like adding another floor to the same obsolete worthless structure that has long outlived its utility and is crumbling on all sides on its staggering foundation. Just look at the two most powerful persons of the present government. In cricketing terms they are the opening batsmen representing the political front of the government nationally and internationally. See how they act. They are running in circles breaking each others wickets, mutually running themselves out, while... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Sri Lanka's President Sirisena extends state of emergency in surprise move
Courtesy Straits Times
COLOMBO (AFP) - A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka's President on Saturday (June 22), going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people. President Maithripala Sirisena said in a decree he believed there was a "public emergency" in the country, and was invoking provisions of the Public Security Act extending the state of emergency. The tough laws, granting sweeping powers to police and security forces to arrest and detain suspects, were due to expire on Saturday. Just over 100 people, including 10... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Presidential candidacies in focus -UNP candidate will have to carry RW on his back -JVP’s decision will be decisive for UNP -Sirisena a victim of his own subterfuges
by C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island
June 22, 2019, 12:00 pm  With the presidential elections drawing ever closer, all political parties have started their search for candidates. The greatest uncertainty with regard to the possible candidate is within the ruling UNP with Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sajith Premadasa and Karu Jayasuriya being in the fray. This time around there isn’t the possibility of the UNP being able to field a candidate from outside the party as they did in 2010 and 2015 due to stiff opposition from the battered party rank and file.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

The deception of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress
Minority leaders have well-articulated explanations for everything wrong pointed at them and they may well weave a response gullible to many, however this instance we like to present the cunning and deceit of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress taking their website as an example. Two screenshots reveal the deception On 19th May 2019 the SLMC website gave a list of 7 objectives of which the last was to preserve & promote Shariah Laws and for Muslims to adopt the entire code of Shariah laws in both private & community life. This screen... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Arabified Muslim bombs ticking under Ranil’s chair
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The shock of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts shattered within minutes the comforting beliefs of a nation that had settled down to recline smugly in peace for generations to come. Lulled by the sense of security that restored confidence in the dawn of a new era at the end of Tamil Tiger terror in May 2009 no one expected Muslim bombs to blast our faith in a non-violent society fought and won in a 33-year-old war (i.e., from the declaration of war in the Vadukoddai Resolution in May 1976 to Nandikadal in May 2009).... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Sri Lankan govt. hiding truth over Easter attacks – Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Rome, Reuters – The Head of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka on Thursday issued a scathing criticism of the Government over the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, decrying a “total lack of interest” in determining why intelligence reports were ignored. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith spoke of his frustrations just hours before he was due to meet Pope Francis and show the pontiff a video with graphic images of the 21 April attacks on three churches and four hotels. The attacks were claimed by Islamic State militants. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/06/19)

Meditation on Emptiness (Shuniya Meditation)
Ruwan M Jayatunge MD 
Sunyata is a Sanskrit word that means emptiness. Emptiness is the true nature of reality. Emptiness is the true nature of things and events. It is the actual nature of all phenomena. It is the absence of any self apart from the mental and physical elements of existence.  All phenomena in their own-being are empty. All phenomena arise dependent on other phenomena. All things have no fixed identity, constantly becoming and decaying. All phenomena of existence are marked by emptiness. There is nothing at all which is not dependent and therefore,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

Poson Brings ‘Hope, the Only Thing Stronger than Fear’
By Rohana R. Wasala
“Buddhism aims at creating a society where the ruinous struggle for power is renounced; where calm and peace prevail away from conquest and defeat; where the persecution of the innocent is vehemently denounced; where one who conquers oneself is more respected than those who conquer millions by military and economic warfare; where hatred is conquered by kindness, and evil by goodness; where enmity, jealousy, ill-will and greed do not infect men’s minds; where compassion is the driving force of action; where all, including the least of living things, are treated with fairness, consideration and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

THE UNIQUE NATIONAL IDENTITY OF SRI LANKA
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
The unique national identity of Sri Lanka is founded on its historic, long-lasting Sinhala Buddhist cultural heritage.  As an island nation Sri Lanka is founded on Buddhist norms and principles. The impact of Buddhism is reflected both directly and indirectly, in the tangible and intangible aspects of the nation’s culture. Fundamental Buddhist principles of non-violence, tolerance, compassion and peaceful coexistence with others and with nature are among the essential ingrained principles that have shaped the outlook, temperament and lifestyle of the people from historic times.  Since the arrival of Buddhism in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයා සම්බන්ධයෙන් සිදු කෙරෙන වංචා දූෂණ හා වාහන අවභාවිතය
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (21) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රමේෂ් පතිරණ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු කාංචන විජේසේකර මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඉන්දික අනුරුද්ධ මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රමේෂ් පතිරණ මහතා විශේෂයෙන්ම සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයා සම්බන්ධයෙන් සිදු කෙරෙන වංචා දූෂණ හා  වාහන අවභාවිතය ඇතුළු කරුණු පිළිබඳව මම කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට බලාපොරොත්තු වෙනවා. පසුගිය වසර හතරක කාලය තුළ සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමැතිවරයා හැටියට පත්වුනු රාජිත සේනාරත්න ඇමතිවරයා විසින් කරන්නට යෙදුණු කරුණු ගණනාවක් පිළිබඳව සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශයේ අභ්‍යන්තර විගණන මගින් සහ විගණකාධිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තු  වාර්තා නිකුත් කරලා තිබෙනවා. ඒ අතරින් ඇතිවෙලා තිබෙන තත්ත්වයන් සලකා බැලීමේදී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ ප‍්‍රමුඛ ජනතා රජයකින් රට ගොඩනගන ජාතික ප‍්‍රතිපත්තියක්
ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ ප‍්‍රමුඛ ජනතා රජයක් යටතේ රට ගොඩනැගීම සදහා වන ජාතික ප‍්‍රතිපත්තියක් නිර්මාණය කිරීමට පිළිගත් දේශපාලන ක්ෂ රැුසපක් මේ වන විට ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ සමග සාකච්ඡුා අරඹා ඇත. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා මහජන පක්ෂය, ලිබරල් පක්ෂය, ලංකා සමසමාජ පක්ෂය, ලංකා එක්සත් කම්කරු පක්ෂය, මහජන එක්සත් පෙරමුණ, දේශ විමුක්ති ජනතා පක්ෂය, මව්බිම ජනතා පක්ෂය, යන පක්ෂ සමග දැනටමත් සාකච්ඡුා පවත්වා අවසන් බව ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ලේකම් නිතීඥ සාගර කාරියවසම් මහතා සදහන් කරයි. ඉදිරියේ පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත ජනාධිපතිවරණය ඇතුලූ අනෙකුත් මැතිවරණවලදී එක්ව කටයුතු සම්බන්ධයෙන්ද මෙහිදි සාකච්ඡුා කෙරෙයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

ලෞකික සාමය සහ ආරක්ෂාව
අහ්මදියා මුස්ලිම් ප‍්‍රජාවේ කලීෆා නායක තුමා නෙදර්ලන්ත පාර්ලිමේන්තු ඝර්භයේ කළ ෙඓතිහාසික දේශනය
පොරොන්දු වූ මෙසායාගේ පස්වැනි අනුප‍්‍රාප්තිකයා (කලීෆා* වන හස්රත් මිර්සා මස්රූර් අහ්මද් තුමාණන් මෙසේ පැවසුවේය. බිස්මිල්ලාහිර් රහ්මානිර් රහීම්- මහා කාරුණිකවූද පරම දයාබරවූද අල්ලාහ්ගේ නාමයෙන් සියලූම ආරාධිත අමුත්තනි, ඔබ සියළු දෙනාට අල්ලාහ්ගේ සාමය හා ආශීර්වාදය අත් වේවා! ප‍්‍රථමයෙන්, අද දින මෙහි රැුස්ව සිටින පිරිස ඇමතීමට මා හට ආරාධනා කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් මෙම වැඩසටහනේ සංවිධායකයින්ට මාගේ අවංක කෘතඥතාවය පළ කිරීමට මා මෙය අවස්ථාවක් කර ගන්නෙමි. අද ලෝකයේ ඇතැම් ගැටලූ, නිරන්තරයෙන් අවධානයට යොමු කරවමින් එමෙන්ම එ්වා මෙම යුගයේ ඉතා වැදගත් ප‍්‍රශ්නයන් බව ඉස්මතු කොට නම් කිරීම අද අපි දකින්නෙමු. නිදසුනක් වශයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

ISIS Shift In Strategy May Threaten India, Sri Lanka, Warns Intel
Written by Sneha Mary Koshy Courtesy NDTV
According to the details of inter-police communication, Kerala police officers hinted at the possibility of such a development. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  India and Sri Lanka are likely to be under threat with terror group ISIS turning its attention to the Indian Ocean Region in the wake of losses across Syria and Iraq, intelligence reports have warned. https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/news/isis-shift-in-strategy-may-threaten-india-sri-lanka-warns-intel-519036 According to the details of inter-police communication, Kerala police officers hinted at the possibility of such a development. "After loss of territory in Iraq and Syria, IS is urging... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

THE TAMIL LANGUAGE IN SRI LANKA Part 15
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Analysts pointed out that turning Sri Lanka into a bilingual state would not be an easy task. It would take a long time.  In 2008, Raja Collure pointed out that in Canada, the process of bilingualisation has already taken over forty years.  And in   Canada, unlike Sri Lanka, the two languages English and French shared the same script. In Sri Lanka the Sinhala and Tamil scripts were completely different. We cannot dream of a bilingual government service even within the next few decades, said Minister Ganesan in 2017.   If so, then a trilingual society is also... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

A MATTER OF GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE SINHALA COMMUNITY : THE INCREASING NATURE OF THE MUSLIM MENACE
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
The Muslim community in Sri Lanka is a small non-indigenous minority settler community amounting at present, to about 10% of the total population of the country. They are the descendants of small groups of Arab traders, exclusively males, who came to the island at different times in the past. In the late 13th century they established trading posts in Sri Lanka’s western coastal region and by the 15th century, increasing numbers of Arab traders from the South Indian coastal regions came and settled in Sri Lanka. By the early 16th when Portuguese vessels first arrived... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

THE BLEAK FUTURE OF MUSLIMS IN INDIA
ALI SUKHANVER
For the Muslims, for the Christians and for other minorities living in India things could be horrible, discouraging and disappointing but for the followers of the Hindutva philosophy, the present scenario after the elections in India is very much supportive and hopeful. The sweeping success of Mr. Modi has proved two things; first that India is a purely non-secular state and second that the Muslims are gradually losing their individual identity there. The India Today has recently published a report titled, “Verdict 2019: The end of the Muslim vote bank.” The report says that ‘Consolidation of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

" සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂණ තාක්ෂණය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට අත්‍යවශ්‍යයි "
වෛද්‍ය විජිත් ගුණසේකර
එක්සත් රාජධානියේ වර්වික් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ සෞඛ්‍ය ආර්ථික අංශයේ පර්යේෂක  / ජාතික රුධිර පාරවිලයන  සේවාවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ සහ සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශයේ රසායනාගාර සේවා හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සෞඛ්‍ය සේවා පහසුකම් සැපයීමේදී සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂණ තාක්ෂණය යොදා ගත හැකි බව වෛද්‍ය විජිත් ගුණසේකර මහතා අවධාරණය කරයි. පසුගියදා එක්සත් රාජධානියේ සිට ZOOM තාක්ෂණය ඔස්සේ මාධ්‍ය ඇමතූ වෛද්‍ය විජිත් ගුණසේකර මහතා අවධාරණය කලේ සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂණය සඳහා  නව තාක්ෂණය යොදා ගැනීම තුළින් මෙරට සෞඛ්‍ය පහසුකම් නැංවීමට හැකියාව ලැබෙන බවයි. සිව්වන කාර්මික විප්ලවයෙන් පසුව මේ වනවිට අධි වේගයෙන් ලෝකයේ තාක්ෂණය දියුණු වෙමින් පවතින බව පෙන්වා දුන් වෛද්‍යවරයා සඳහන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

මේ ආණ්ඩුව යටතේ කන්න නැතුව දරුවො මැරෙන තත්ත්වයක් ඇතිවෙලා
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
   අද (20) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රිනී පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි මහත්මිය ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීනී සුදර්ශනි ප්‍රනාන්දුපුල්ලේ මහත්මිය■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී තේණුක විදානගමගේ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩි. වී. චානක මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි මහත්මිය මේ ආණ්ඩුව යටතේ කන්න නැතුව දරුවො මැරෙන තත්ත්වයක් ඇතිවෙලා .මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ පැවති රජය යටතේ දරුවා ආරක්ෂා කරගැනීම කර ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් විවිධ වැඩ පිළිවෙළවල් දියත් කළා. ඒ විතරක් නෙමෙයි බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ආර්ථික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යවරයා විදිහට තමන්ගේ නිවස ආශ්‍රිතව එදිනෙදා පරිභෝජනයට අවශ්‍ය ආහාර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

විදෙස් රට වලින් වැටුප් ලබන නිලධාරීන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේත් රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවලත් සිටිනවා - මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/C52Pf1N6ZGg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

An Appeal to the Visiting US Secretary of State
Dr D. Chandraratna
Dear Mr Secretary of State. As a peace-loving citizen of Sri Lanka I would like to place before you the following facts as a precursor to the dialogue that you intend to conduct with the powers that be in my country. International cooperation loses its legitimacy if the transactions between states are not executed transparently. We welcome you as our nation's guest.  Coming from US, the fiercest exponent of democracy as well as the leader in the second modernity of the capitalist world, we are confident of your honest intentions about our... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

2012 ජන සංගණනයේ හෙලි නොකල තොරතුරු!
ලංකාව තුල මුස්ලිම් ජනගහනය වේගයෙන් වර්ධනය වෙනවා
https://www.facebook.com/ProtectCeylon/videos/308595816711990/?v=308595816711990... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

Sri Lanka in talks with China for $1 billion loan
Courtesy  Saudi Gazette
COLOMBO — Sri Lanka is seeking a loan of nearly $1.0 billion from China for energy and highways as the island recovers from the devastating Easter Sunday bombings, the finance ministry said Thursday. Talks are underway with China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to raise the new loan in addition to the $1.2 billion obtained from international agencies this year, the ministry said. "We have been discussing with the AIIB to obtain nearly an additional US$ 1,000 million for further development of the Power and Highway sectors," the ministry quoted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

Sri Lanka cardinal says government hiding truth over Easter attacks
Philip Pullella Courtesy Reuters
ROME (Reuters) - The head of the Catholic church in Sri Lanka on Thursday issued a scathing criticism of the government over the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, decrying a “total lack of interest” in determining why intelligence reports were ignored.FILE PHOTO: Security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith spoke of his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/06/19)

Daesh turning to Indian Ocean region
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): 
Terrorists from the Daesh group are likely to conduct attacks in India and Sri Lanka, a report says, citing intelligence. New Delhi Television (NDTV), citing three intelligence letters sent to police chiefs in the southern Indian state of Kerala, said on Thursday Daesh was now urging its “operatives” to carry out attacks at their home countries.  Senior Indian officials reportedly named several states as being the most threatened.  According to police, at least 100 people are believed to have joined the ranks of the Takfiri terrorist group... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/06/19)

AG orders action against 9 police officers over Easter attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
he Attorney General (AG)has directed the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to carry out criminal investigations against several police officers lapses with regard to the Easter Sunday attacks, stated Attorney General’s Department. In the letter to the acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne, the Attorney General refers to the final report of the special board of inquiry appointed to inquire about the Easter attacks and requests the acting IGP to implement its recommendations to take suitable criminal and disciplinary action against the police officers. https://youtu.be/qC_9TyeC8no Accordingly, criminal investigations will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/06/19)

Hard road ahead for Lankan tourism after blasts, riots and political unrest
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, June 20 (Daily Express): The Sri Lankan tourism industry is on the hard road to recovery from the devastation caused by two very violent episodes in April and May and the political crisis which these triggered. The April 21 multiple suicide blasts, allegedly carried out by local affiliates of the Islamic State (IS), had killed 250 persons including 47 foreigners. In mid-May, there were anti-Muslim riots not far from the tourist hub and capital city of Colombo. Both episodes led to political turmoil which, in mid-June, appears to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/06/19)

On-going move by major powers to destroy States breeds terrorism
By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Sri Lanka faced and fought a terrorist threat for thirty years and prevailed, ten years ago. Just recently, on Easter Sunday, we were confronted by a new terrorist threat. So, Sri Lanka is not apologetic, when I say that we view all these problems through the prism of the existential threat that terrorism in all its forms poses to Sri Lanka, a small island. Terrorism can be fought, and sustainable socio-economic development can be guaranteed only by a strong State. By a strong State I do... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/06/19)

Two-day railway strike from midnight today
Courtesy Adaderana
The Sri Lanka Railway Locomotive Engine Operators Unions says they have decided to resort to a 48-hour strike action from midnight today (20). Speaking to reporters following the meeting held today with the Minister of Finance, trade union representatives said they will go ahead with their planned strike as they failed to reach an agreement. https://youtu.be/IJiZPMR2WqQ The railway trade unions had decided to launch a strike action from midnight yesterday (19), however, it was temporarily suspended as the Minister of Transport Arjuna Ranatunga had agreed to schedule a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/06/19)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, SLPP presidential candidate?
Courtesy Adaderana
Representatives of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) claim that their party’s candidate for the upcoming presidential election is the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. This was mentioned at two press conferences of the SLPP held today (20). https://youtu.be/EF8dFCYsBU0 United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated that Sri Lanka should be handed over to leaders that can take the country forward. “President Sirisena delayed local government elections for 02 years. When finally held the election, SLPP had a fantastic victory. Now, the President is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 20/06/19)

How did traditional Muslims of Sri Lanka become influenced to adopt a new cultural ideology?
Following the Easter Sunday suicide bombings and the discoveries of islandwide weapons and arrests, the people of Sri Lanka after recovering from the initial shock began looking for answers. They began asking what is Islam, why did rich & educated Muslims want to kill, how did a primarily business oriented community become radicalized & extremists. They began to also identify areas that were common factors disuniting the communities because of the privileged and inequality of status given. Sri Lanka was only now witnessing the spill-over effect of changes that had been subtly executed among Sri Lankan Muslims since 1980s that... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 20/06/19)

A MATTER OF GREAT IMPORTANCE TO SRI LANKAN MUSLIMS. SRI LANKAN MUSLIMS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THESE MUNAAFIKS.
By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener - The Muslim Voice - June 19th., 2019.
The media/TV news about two Muslim ministers who resigned enblock with all other Muslim ministers and deputy ministers/Stateminiters on Monday June 3rd., 2019 in solidarity with the Industry and Commerce minister accused by the opposition of supporting Islamist militants who killed more than 250 people on Easter Sunday. What a shamefull and deceptive thing to do. WAS IT NOT A WAY TO "DECEIVE AND HOODWINK" THE SRI LANKAN MUSLIM COMMUNITY UNDERTAKEN BY THESE MUSLIM POLITICIANS.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණට මැතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් වෙන්න ශක්තියක් තියෙනවා. ප්‍රතිපත්තියක් තියෙනවා. දැක්මක් තියෙනවා.
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (19) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ගාමිණී ලොකුගේ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රංජිත් සොයිසා මහතා ශ්‍රීලනීප, පොදුජන පෙරමුණ දිගය කඩන්න මහ ලෙකම්වරයා උත්සාහ කරනවා. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ගාමිණී ලොකුගේ මහතා අද අපි ඉන්නෙ ජනාධිපතිවරණය ගැන විවිධ කතා බහ කෙරෙන  වැදගත් කාලයකයි. ශ්‍රි ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ මහ ලේකම් දයාසිරි ජයසේකර මහතා කියල තියෙනවා රාජපක්ශවරු ආන්ඩුවක් පිහිටෙව්වොත් ඇමතිකම් අටක් රාජපක්ශවරුන්ට  දෙන්න වෙනවා කියලා. එතුමට අමතක වෙලා තියෙනවා මහ ඇමතිකමට ඉල්ලන්න එතුමා එනකොට අපේ ආන්ඩුව කොහොමද තිබුනෙ කියලා. එතකොටත් මහින්ද රාජපක්ශ මහතා රටේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

කවුද මේ රාජිත කියන්නේ
කරුණු : රතනදෙණියේ මේධානන්ද හිමි
❌චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග රාජ්‍ය නායිකාව සිටි කාලයේ රාජිත සේනාරත්න සහ ඔහුගේ සහෝදරයෙක් එක්ව සේනාරත්න අසෝසියේට්‌ නම් වාණිජ ආයතනයක්‌ පවත්වාගෙන ගියා. එමගින් කෙරුණේ පිට රටින් දන්ත වෛද්‍ය උපකරණ හා ඖෂධ ගෙන්වා ඒවා රජයේ ඔසුසලටත්, ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාවටත් සපයන කාර්ය කරගෙන යාමයි. ඔවුන් මේ ව්‍යාපාරය විශාල ධනයක් උපයන ජාවාරමක් ලෙස පවත්වාගෙන ගියා. ❌රහස්‌ පොලිසියට ලැබුන තොරතුරක් මත මේ ආයතනයට අයත් ගබඩාවක්‌ වටලලා පරීක්‍ෂණයක් ආරම්භ කළා. එහිදී කල් ඉකුත්වූ බෙහෙත් වර්ගවල පරණ ලේබල් ගළවා ඒ වෙනුවට ඉදිරියට පවතින දින සහිත ලේබල් අලවා ඖෂධ විකුණන නීච ක්‍රියාවලියක් ද සොයා ගැනුණා. ❌මතක තබා ගන්න එම බෙහෙත්වල කල්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

SINHALA LANGUAGE:THE DEFINING ELEMENT OF THE NATIONAL CULTURE OF SRI LANKA
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane 
All salient aspects of the Sinhala Buddhist culture, tangible and intangible, either grew or evolved within the borders of Sri Lanka. Sinhala language and literature evolved and developed in Sri Lanka. All other languages used in Sri Lanka originated in other countries and therefore belong to or are associated with other nations. From historic times, the primary distinguishing characteristic of the people of Sri Lanka has been their Sinhala language. Their collective identity as a distinct nation and community was established by their unique language that developed solely within the island. Language... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

Chinese coffin nails
Editorial Courtesy The Island
Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has reportedly threatened to resign if the government approves, what he calls, a Finance Ministry plan to allow cigarettes to be imported from China. His consternation is understandable. He can rest assured that he is not alone in opposing the deplorable yahapalana move. Even the Government Medical Officers’ Association, which is demanding his resignation over some other issues, will assist him in scuttling the government efforts to import Chinese coffin nails. Chairman of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Dr. Palitha Abeykoon has also flayed the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

Appeal to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
DR. D. CHANDRARATNA
As a peace-loving citizen of Sri Lanka, I would like to place before you the following facts as a precursor to the dialogue that you intend to conduct with the powers that be in my country. International cooperation loses its legitimacy if the transactions between states are not executed in a transparent manner. We welcome you as our nation's guest. Coming from US, the fiercest exponent of democracy as well as the leader in the second modernity of the capitalist world, we are confident of your honest intentions about our well being. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

PSC: Serving officers to testify on sensitive issues in camera
By Saman Indrajith
Kumarasiri The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday carnage, yesterday, decided not to permit the media to cover its sessions when serving military officers testified on sensitive issues concerning national security, Chairman of the Parliamentary select committee probing the Easter Sunday carnage and Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarsiri said yesterday.  Kumarasiri said the PSC, which met yesterday, had made that decision after reviewing the progress of its past sittings. Besides, the PSC would hereafter not make public the names and ranks of some servicemen to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

Sri Lanka: Probe Into Three Islamic Groups Continues
Courtesy Eurasia review
Sri Lanka’s Attorney General Dappula de Livera PC has instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) to continue probes into members of three proscribed extremist Islamic organizations including National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ). The Attorney General’s Co-ordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne told that the Attorney General had given instructions to the police directing them to forward the progress of the investigations regarding these three organizations and their members for Attorney General’s perusal. On June 18, 2019 the government had issued an extraordinary Gazette notification proscribing the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

Russian security council: IS members formerly active in Syria,Iraq behind Sri Lanka blasts
Courtesy TASS
Security Council Deputy Secretary Yuri Kokov said that currently, the main centers of terrorist activity are the Middle East, Africa, South and South-East Asia UFA, June 19. /TASS/. The Sri Lanka terrorist attacks were organized by the militants of the Islamic State (IS, terrorist organization outlawed in Russia - TASS) formerly active in Syria and Iraq, Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary Yuri Kokov said at the Tenth International Meeting of High-Level Representatives on Security Issues in the Russian city of Ufa. "Experts have estimated that these attacks [in Sri Lanka]... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

In relation to 21/4 terror attack probes AG ups gears to fast-track criminal cases
By Kamal Mahendra Weeraratna Courtesy Ceylon Today
Attorney General Dappula de Livera has decided to undertake a new course of action to see whether the AG could get involved in cases of crime filed by the Police Department, the Criminal Investigation Department and the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) from the outset of the cases, instead of waiting for those Departments to submit their final reports for his advice.  As a result, AG de Livera, PC, yesterday informed, in writing, the concerned institutions to speed up investigations in connection with the Easter Sunday terror attacks of last... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancels visit to Sri Lanka
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, June 19 (newsin.asia): The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who was to have visited Sri Lanka on June 27, has cancelled his visit citing a tight international travel schedule. Announcing the cancellation of the visit the US Embassy said on Wednesday: “Due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts during his upcoming visit to the Indo-Pacific region that includes accompanying President Donald J. Trump to the G20 Summit in Japan, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is unable to visit Sri Lanka as previously announced.” “Secretary Pompeo regrets that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

Lanza raises questions on Easter Sunday attack probe
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
UPFA MP Nimal Lanza today questioned whether MPs Kabir Hashim and Abdul Haleem were sworn in as Ministers because the probe on Easter Sunday attacks had been completed or whether the one month deadline they gave was over. Mr. Lanza was referring to the one month deadline which the Muslim Ministers gave the government to probe the Easter Sunday attacks. “We would like to know whether one month is over or the investigations have been completed. We are not against them accepting the ministerial portfolios,” Mr. Lanza said. The MP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

Govt’s capital expenditure cut will affect projects: Bandula
Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Government’s decision to cut capital expenditure will affect the contractors who have already undertaken to implement various government projects, UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardane said today. “We have heard that the government had decided to cut capital expenditure by 15% and we would like to know what the impact it would bring in. We have been made to understand that that contractors who have undertaken projects could be affected by this move,” Dr Gunawardene said. He said the government is out to cut 15% of capital... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

CID records statements from over 750 persons over complaints against Dr. Shafi
Courtesy Adaderana
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has so far recorded statements from 758 persons including 601 females over allegations against Dr Mohamed Shafi, the Police Spokesman SP Ruwa Gunasekara said. He stated this today while revealing certain information pertaining to the CID’s ongoing investigation into the Kurunegala Hospital doctor Seigu Siyabdeen Mohammed Shafi. https://youtu.be/GK-UppQX7xs He stated that the CID took over the investigation on May 27 and that so far it has questioned a large number of people. He said that statements have been recorded from 601... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

Informed authorities on Zahran’s call to kill all non-Muslims - Moulavi Sahlan
Courtesy Adaderana
Authorities were notified of Zahran Hashim’s extremist teachings that called to kill every non-Muslim, says Moulavi Sahlan of Sufi Muslims’ organization in Kattankudy. Testifying before the Special Parliament Select Committee yesterday (18), Moulavi Sahlan said, however, no authority had taken any action on the matter. https://youtu.be/oqCaQFL3lbg Pointing out that his faction hails from traditional Muslims who follow Sufism, Moulavi Sahlan said Zahran Hashim had left their organization following the clashes. Zahran had established the National Thowheed Jama’ath organization in 2011 and later started issuing a magazine... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

Kabir and Haleem reappointed as ministers
Courtesy Adaderana
Two UNP Parliamentarians Kabir Hashim and Abdul Haleem have today (19) sworn into the ministerial positions held by them before tendering their resignations, according to sources. MP Kabir Hashim has taken oath as the Minister of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development. Meanwhile, MP Abdul Haleem has sworn in again as the Minister of Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs. Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero, on May 31st, commenced a protest fast near Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy demanding the removal of Rishad Bathiudeen from his ministerial post and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

SRI LANKAN CHILDREN MUST BE TAUGHT COMPARATIVE RELIGION IN SCHOOLS
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Teaching religions have included to the school curriculum in Sri Lanka and students at primary and secondary contexts are studied the subject, religion which is own religion of kids in most instances and in rare occasions kids learn other religions in schools than own religion.  I observed that hate to other religions originates while kids are learning own religions at schools as religious teachers in all religions attempt to convince students that other religions are mythical and indirectly promote to hate and insult them. Hating and insulting other religions have been a common nature of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

THE TAMIL LANGUAGE IN SRI LANKA Part 14
KAMALIKA PIERIS
With the ‘rise’ of the Tamil language in Sri Lanka,  there was the desire to bring Tamil to the same level as Sinhala. Sinhala ranks first in  all trilingual lists including  name boards on roads. A suggestion  was made that the languages should be vertically written, on name boards,  with Sinhala in the middle. ( Daily News 16.6.09 p 10) . This  would eliminate the visible rank order and remove the dominant position of Sinhala . There was also the desire to bring Tamil to the same level as Sinhala  on the cultural... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 19/06/19)

ලිඡ්ඡවි කෙසේ වෙතත් අජාසත් ක්‍රමයට නම් මේ ආණ්ඩුවේ වැඩ කෙරෙනවා
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (18) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එස්. එම්. චන්ද්‍රසේන මහතා අද ඉන්න මුස්ලිම් නායකයෝ අතර ජාතික නායකයෝ නැහැ.මහ මැතිවරණයකට යෝජනාවක් ගේනවා නම් අපි පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදි ඒ සදහා අත ඔසවනවා.
පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා
අපි ක්‍රමානු කූලව එලඹෙමින් සිටින්නේ මැතිවරණ කාලයකටයි. ඊලඟ ජනාධිපතිවරයා පත්කරගැනීම පිලිඹඳ කාරනාව ඔක්තෝම්බර් වලින් පටන් ගෙන දෙසැම්බර් වලින් අවසන් විය යුතුයි. ඒ නිසා මේ කාලය තුල ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් වන අපේක්ෂකයින් පිලිබඳ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/06/19)

Fifty-three railway stations to be facilitated with Wi-Fi zones
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Leading Sri Lankan internet service providers have planned to establish 89 Wi-Fi zones at 53 railway stations across the country, the Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office said. One company will facilitate 55 percent of the total number of Wi-Fi zones. Accordingly, 49 Wi-Fi zones will be established by this company while other internet service providers are set to facilitate the rest of the 40 Wi-Fi zones. Forty-four of these Wi-Fi zones will be located within the Western Province and 22 of them will centralize 14 railway stations... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/06/19)

President grants service extension to Major General Shavendra Silva
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has granted an extension of service to Army Chief of Staff Major General Shavendra Silva. The extension will be effective from the 22nd of June until the 31st of December 2019.  Major General Shavendra Silva is also the Colonel of the Regiment, Gajaba Regiment and Colonel of the Regiment, Commando Regiment. He was appointed to the office of Chief of Staff on 9 January 2019... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/06/19)

Attorney General(AG) calls for report on Easter attack from acting IGP
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General has requested the Acting IGP for an expedited report on several investigations carried out by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) including the Easter Day bombings. The AG Department issuing notice has requested a report on the Easter Day attacks, National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) activities linked to the Sainthamarudu blast and Mawanella Buddha statue vandals. The notice further says directs the Acting IGP to launch investigations onto the members of the two banned organizations, Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim and Willayath As Seylani.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/06/19)

Central Asian gatherings signal Asian challenge to US
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, June 17: Last week, there were two very important international gatherings in the Central Asian region with the involvement of a large number of Asian and Eurasian countries including Russia, China, India and Sri Lanka. One was the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek on Friday, and the other was the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) at the Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe on Saturday. The eight-member SCO comprises: India, Pakistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/06/19)

Indian PM ditches US for deeper relationship with China and Russia
By M.K.Bhadrakumar/Indian Punchline Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
The Bishkek Declaration, issued after the summit meeting (June 14-15) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation devotes one sentence praising China’s Belt and Road Initiative: “The Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan reaffirm their support for China’s Belt and Road Initiative and praise the results of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (which was held in April 26).” India kept aloof. Any surprises here? Not, at all. In broad daylight, India... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 18/06/19)

UK schools teach meditation and mindfulness to help kids deal with complex emotions
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
London, June 18 (www.trueactivist.com): Most of the time, when children act out by kicking and screaming expletives, it is because they do not understand what they are going through, and cannot find a better way to release their feelings. When a child acts out, know that it is most likely because they are struggling to understand complex emotions that they are feeling for the first time in their lives. Schools in England have started to tackle this problem in a new way, and that is by teaching mindfulness and meditation in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

A sure sign of desperation
Editorial Courtesy The Island
The yahapalana government is like an aircraft whose engines and landing gear have both failed in mid-air. Worse, there is a big fight in the cockpit with the pilots tightening their grip on each other’s jugular. It is on a wing and a prayer. Nothing short of a miracle can save it. President Maithripala Sirisena is in a dilemma. His luck ran out years ago and nothing seems to go right for him. He wanted to destroy the Rajapaksa family politically. He spared no pains to achieve his goal, but his efforts... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

The Cardinal’s prayer and politicians’ response
By Jehan Perera Courtesy The Island
June 17, 2019, 7:07 pm  Malcolm Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith expressed the sentiments that are with most Sri Lankans today irrespective of their ethnicity or religion. At the reopening of St Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade, which was one of the two Catholic churches that were heavily damaged in the suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday, he said that many people in the country are living in confusion in the aftermath of the attacks and are wondering whether the country can overcome the situation. He said "What we need... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

Cows from Down Under spread deadly bovine diarrhoea here
By Rathindra Kutuwita Courtesy The Island
A large number of high- yielding milch cows, imported from Australia, in 2017, were suffering from Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), hitherto not found in Sri Lanka, and officials had failed to stop the spread of the disease, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing allegations of large scale corruption between January 15, 2015 and December 31, 2018 was informed yesterday. Dr. Hemal Kothalawala, Veterinary Research Officer of the Livestock Ministry informed the Commission that BVD could be transmitted in several ways. "We still cannot prevent the spreading of the virus... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

SRI LANKA: CRICKET AT ITS WORST
Mario Perera,Kadawata
Everything in Sri Lanka is at its worst. Sri Lankan cricket is just following that trend. They are of the same mold and model as the others. I agree with Shyamon Jayasinghe writing in the Colombo Telegraph, that after this world cup debacle the selection committee must resign. That demand is true for the Minister as well. They must all GO. This is the honourable thing to do. But honour is nowhere in the country’s vocabulary. The country is bathed in dishonour. What honour in a shit hole? As far as Srilankan cricket is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

පකිස්තානු මක්තබ් කුරාණ අන්තවාදී ළමා අද්‍යාපනය ක්‍රමය නැවත ලබන 18 වැනිදා සිට යළි ආරම්භ කරයි?
එරන්ද කේ නවරත්න,බොදු බල සේනා මාධ්‍ය අංශය,
පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයෙන් පසු නවතා දමා තිබු පකිස්තානු මක්තබ් කුරාණ අන්තවාදී ළමා අද්‍යාපනය ක්‍රමය නැවත ලබන 18 වැනිදා සිට යළි ආරම්භ කිරිමට සමස්ත ලංකා ජමයතුල් උලමා සංවිධානයේ නායක රිස්වි මුෆ්ති තීරණය කර ඇති බව අප වෙත තොරතුරු වාර්තා වේ. එමෙන්ම  මක්තබ් මද්‍රරාසා තුල මෙතුවක්කල් නියම කර තිබු අරාබි නිල ඇදුම් වන කලු සුදු ලෝගුව තාවකාලිකව නැවත දැනුම් දැනතුරු නොහැඳ ඒ වෙනුවට විනයානුකූල ඇදුමෙන් සැරසි මක්තබ් මද්‍රරාසා වෙත එන ලෙස පැවසිම තුලින් ගම්‍ය වන්නේ මෙය හොර රහසේ පටන් ගැනීම සඳහා සුදානම් වන බවය. මෙරට තුල අරාබි සංස්කෘතිය ස්ථාපිත කිරීමට උත්සහ ගැනීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

The Muslim Sri Lankan Population : Debunking Myths & Phobias
Courtesy  BISTHANBATCHA
A common belief, bordering on paranoia, among many Sinhala Buddhists is that some time in the foreseeable future the Sri Lankan Muslims, driven by unfettered population growth, will emerge as the Majority Community in this Island Nation, thereby reducing the Sinhala Buddhists to a minority in what they often describe very emotionally as “the only Country in the World that they can call their own”. The following popular perceptions of Muslims are very often mentioned as evidence of this inevitable catastrophe. SL Muslims have the highest population growth ratesSL Muslims have large familiesSL Muslims... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

ජනමත විචාරනයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරවා හැර මහා මැතිවරනයකට යාමකිසිසේත් කරන්නට බැරි වැඩක්.
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා අද අපේ රටේ තියෙන්නේ හරි පුදුම තත්වයක්. අනිවාර්යයෙන් පැවැත්විය යුතු මැතිවරණ පැවැත්වෙන්නේ නැහැ.නමුත් ආන්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව අනුව කිසිසේත් පවත්වන්නට බැරි මැතිවරණ පැවැත්වීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් විශේෂ උනන්දුවක් දක්වන බව පෙනෙන්නට තිබෙනවා. ජනමත විචාරනයක් පැවැත්විය යුතු බවට රජය පැත්තෙන් යෝජනාවක් එනවා. මේ ජනමත විචාරනයෙන් බලාපොරොත්තු වෙන්නේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරවා හැර මහා මැතිවරනයකට යාමයි. මෙය කිසිසේත් කරන්නට බැරි වැඩක්. මෙය ශ්‍රි ලංකා ආන්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට සම්පූර්නයෙන් පටහැනි ක්‍රියාවක්. 19වන සංශෝදනයේ ඉතාමත් පැහැදිලිව සඳහන් වෙනවා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව ප්‍රතම වතාවට රැස් වු දින ඉඳලා අවුරදු හතරහමාරක් ගතවෙන තුරු විසුරවා හැරීමට නොහැකි බව.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

SELLING SRI LANKA AND HER POPULACE
RANJITH SOYSA
I wish to refer to the EditorialS of the Island and recent articles by Neville Laduawahetty and Dr Wasnatha Bandra  in the Island on the subject of international agreements signed in ‘secrecy’ by the  government in handing over  our assets and our people to the foreign governments especially to the USA and India. As per the limited information made available through official and unofficial channels some of the subjects covered almost constitute selling of Sri Lanka to the interested international parties which have the power of pressurising a poor country which is in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

WHO IS VENERABLE DODANWELA DHAMMARATNA, THERO?
Sri Dhammaratana Buddhist Training Centre,
I am a Theravada Buddhist monk who lives and works among the poor and needy villagers of my area in Sri Lanka. I was ordained on November 5th. 1975. I received the higher ordination called ‘Upasampada’ in July 1981 and was admitted into the Amarapura Niyake Sasanodaya Maha Sangha Sabha Sect and now I am an Annunayake, or a leader of the sect in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka – a Much Impoverished Population I have devoted much of my time since becoming a monk, to doing social... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

WISHES NOT VICIOUS BUT PRECIOUS
Laksiri Warnakula
When hoisted with their own petards, May the pot-bellied lot at Dhiyawanna, Fall flat on their faces in convoy, Kissing the dirt with great affection, And gay abandon,  Which will surely warm the cockles my heart.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

විමල් මහ සෙනඟක් සමඟ විල්පත්තුවට කඩා පනී
Gossip TV
  https://youtu.be/Jl-DjURETAs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

ෆොන්සේකා මහතා රටේ ආරක්ෂාව ගැන භය හිතෙන කතාවක් පවසයි
Gossip TV
https://youtu.be/Isk9hk8mBwE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

UNP leaders don’t love this country- Asgiri Mahanayake Thera
Nadeeka Daya Bandara Courtesy Ceylon Today
Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter, Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera said, the United National Party (UNP) Minister, who he recently met, stated that the country has been totally destroyed due to the irresponsible behavior of the UNP. Most Venerable Gnanarathana Thera said this when presiding at a religious event held on 15 June at the Kithsirimewan Raja Maha Viharaya, Diyakelinawa in Yatinuwara. He added that the particular politician had also said the UNP was a dying party which could not be resurrected. The Thera... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

Rishad obtained signatures on blank documents for land fraud?
Courtesy Adaderana
An investigation has been launched on a case of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen transferring state land to other parties through fake deeds. Ven. Theeniyawala Palitha Thero had lodged this complaint at the Presidential Commission probing fraud and corruption at state institutions. As per the complaint, the former Minister had acted to transfer 3000 acres of land in Mannar to his wife and relatives. When called for evidence on this charge, it has been revealed that Bathiudeen had taken over 3000 acres of land in Mannar from people who had left the area... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

Complaints against Dr Shafi exceeds 1,000
Courtesy Adaderana
The number of complaints filed against Dr Mohamed Shafi over alleged illegal sterilizations has amounted to 1,003. The Kurunegala Police had arrested Dr Shafi on May 25th over alleged illegal accumulation of assets. He was later handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department for further investigations. However, accusations started piling up against Dr Shafi alleging that he had performed illegal sterilizations on mothers during their Caesarean-section deliveries. Subsequently, the public was asked to come forward with complaints against Dr Shafi, if there are any. A large number of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

Probe extends to Madurai, NIA questions youth
Courtesy The New Indian Express
Sources added that Ushama was picked up after it was found that he was part of a social media group consisting Hashim and the trio held from Coimbatore. By Express News Service MADURAI: Sleuths from the National Investigation Agency’s Kochi office conducted an inquiry with a youngster from Madurai on Saturday night for his alleged links with three suspected supporters of ISIS held from Coimbatore and with Zahran Hashim, the alleged mastermind of Sri Lankan Easter Day blasts.  Just a day back, Coimbatore police... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

Bombing attacks in Sri Lanka hints new type of terrorism threat in south Asia
Courtesy Xinhua,China.org.cn
Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokhrel said on Sunday that the bombing attacks in Sri Lanka in April had sent a clear and strong message that a new type of terrorism threat has arrived in South Asia. The defence minister made the remarks while addressing a seminar titled "Dialogues on Public Security: Countering Terrorism" organized by the Nepali Army in the capital on Sunday. On April 21, multiple terror attacks struck churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on the Easter holiday, killing more than 200 people and wounding... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 17/06/19)

A RESPONSE TO PROF. EKANAYAKE: Another perspective
Sugath Smarasinghe
I wish to respond as follows to Prof. A.N.I. Ekanayake to his letter to the Editor titled: “What people say and what they really mean” that appeared in ‘The Island’ of May 24, 2019. Prof. E appears to have approached his subject from an existential perspective. I propose to address the issue he has raised, from a historical perspective. Let me first deal with the problem he had raised about the Sinhalese. Who are the Sinhalese? My son recently took a DNA test, for the fun of it, to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

The rubber industry and clean practical solutions to Sri Lanka's energy crisis – III
by Chandre Dharmawardana
While the country remains mesmerized and  paralysed by revelations of incredible security lapses, the failure to implement long-term plans for energy production, updating of agriculture and industry  to keep pace with climate change, population growth etc.,will cause irrevocable systemic collapse causing more prolonged misery than any sudden Jihadist shocks. Many of us  have written articles pointing the way forward, since many decades, but wonder  if it is all futile, or if there is still room for optimism. Surely, the biggest single expenditure faced by  most nations  is in meeting energy costs.  The availability... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

SRI LANKAN CRICKET AGAINST AUSTRALIA – POSITIVES
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Our Team must be encouraged by the quality of cricket played by them against World Champion Australia.  We did not succumb to mighty Aussies. We did not fear their bowling attack.  All commentators Mark Nicholson, Michael Clark, Mathew Heyden  agreed on the signs of reincarnation of Sanath and Kalu days of Sri Lanka. The World best Cricketing Analyst our own best product  Kumar Sangakkara injected his articulated vocabulary to bring his motherland to the hilt. There are clear signs of emergence of fighting spirit of Sri Lankan cricket once again.  Isuru... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

Statement Against hounding journalist Kusal Perera
Parakrama Niriella
238A, Rajagiriya Road, RaJagiriya. 16th June, 2019 To all media institutions and All political leaders of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, United National Party, Sri Lanka People's Alliance, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, Tamil National Alliance, Sri Lanka Communist Party, Lanka Samasamaja Party Statement Against hounding journalist Kusal Perera
We are reliably informed that the Organised Crime Division has petitioned the Colombo Magistrate Courts against journalist Kusal Perera who has written a political column in the Daily Mirror every Friday for many years. We also came... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

Modi writes on himself
India
My family of 8 lived in a 40x12 feet house – it was small, but enough for us. Our days began early, around 5 AM when my mother would provide traditional forms of curing and healing to newborns and small children. Through the night my brother and I would take turns to keep the ‘chula’ going for her to use. She didn’t have the fortune of getting an education, but God was kind and she had a special way of curing ailments. Mothers would line up outside our house every morning because she was known for her... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂය නිසා මේ රට නැති වුණා.. එජාපය රටට ආදරේ නෑ..- අස්ගිරි මහ නාහිමි
Ada
එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ පාලකයන් රටට හා ජනතාවට ආදරේ නැති බවත් එය ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ බයක් නැතිව නිර්භයව ප්‍රකාශ කරන බවත් තමන්ට නැතිවෙන්නට හා ඇතිවෙන්නට දෙයක් නැති මුත් රට ජාතිය වෙනුවෙන් කෙළින් කථා කිරිම අවශ්‍ය බවත් අස්ගිරි පාර්ශවයේ මහ නායක අතිපූජ්‍ය වරකාගොඩ ඤාණරතන මහනාහිමියෝ පවසති. අස්ගිරි පාර්ශවයේ මහ නායක හිමියන් මෙසේ පැවැසුයේ ඓතිහාසික දොඩම්වල දියකෙළිනාවල කිත්සිරිමෙවන් රජමහා විහාරස්ථානයේ 21 රියන් බුද්ධ ප්‍රථිමා වහන්සේගේ නේත්‍රා ප්‍රතිෂ්ඨාපනය හා නිරිරණය කිරිමේ උත්සව අවස්ථාවේදිය. “රට රැක ගැනිම ගාමිණි දිසානායක මැතිතුමාගේ කාලෙන් පස්සෙ අවසානයි. ඉන් මෙහා ඇති වෙච්ච එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ පාලකයෝ මේ රටට ආදරේ නෑ. මේ රටේ ජනතාවට ආදරේ නෑ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

Dr. P G Punchihewa on Sinhala Buddhagama
By Gamini Seneviratne Courtesy The Island
Dr. P. G. Punchihewa’s essay on Sinhala Buddhagama comes at the end of his account of Arahant Mahinda’s legacy to the people of this country, - an island named Sinhale or Lanka. It was from here that the Buddha dhamma, as explained by the Arahant and his associate bhikkus, Ishtiya, Uttiya, Shamkhala and Bhadrashaala, spread eastward to Myanmar, Lao, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The Arahanth’s sister, the Theri Sanghamitta was entrusted with the responsibility for conveying a sapling of the Bo tree under which Gautama attained Buddhahood... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

Willing to consider presidential candidacy if invited - Karu
Courtesy Adaderana
Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya says that he is willing to consider taking up presidential candidacy if he is invited by the United National Party (UNP). However, he is will not grab the candidacy from someone else, he said. He added that he has not discussed this with the Leader of UNP Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. https://youtu.be/jL9QBlQTyS0 Sating that there had been instances where he had cried over the country from his heart, Jayasuriya said that there needs to be an agreement between the national... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

ජාතිකවාදය ශාපයක්ද? ආශිර්වාදයක්ද?
උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
ආගමෙන් බෞද්ධ වූ සහ ජාතියෙන් සිංහල වූ බොහෝ දෙනා ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සිංහල බෞද්ධ රටක් වග එකහෙළා පිළිගනිති. ව්‍යවස්ථාව යටතේ මෙසේ විය යුතු යයි නියම කර නැත. රාජ්‍යය බුද්ධාගම ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට හා ඊට අනුග්‍රහය දක්වන්නට ප්‍රතිඥා දී තිබුණ ද ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූලව මෙය එක් ආගමකට පමණක් අයත් නොවන රාජ්‍යයකි. ඒ අතර තමන්ට කැමැති ආගමක් ඇදහීමේ සහ ඊට අදාළ පිළිවෙත්හි යෙදීමේ නිදහස ව්‍යවස්ථාවෙන් තහවුරු කොට ඇත.  එක් ආගමකට පමණක් අයත් නැත යන්න කඩදාසියට සීමා වූවක් ද? ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සිංහල බෞද්ධ රටක් ලෙස නම් කරනු ලැබීමෙන් එය ලෝකයේ අනෙකුත් රටවලට වඩා වෙනස් රටක් බවට පත් නොවේ. එසේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

Deals and deals: behind procuring emergency power
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Eyebrows have been raised as to why the five-member Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, that was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to propose urgent remedial measure to avoid power cuts, took a decision on April 10, 2019 to announce an emergency situation in the country and gave permission to the Ceylon Electricity Board to procure emergency power, when the country was not facing an emergency situation. All three bidders agreed to provide supplementary power at their selected sites for six monthsThis Ministry will take action... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

‘Have a single law for all Sri Lankans’
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Another important step that has to be taken is to introduce legislation to restrict the number of children in a family to a maximum of threeThe need of the hour to tackle this growing threat is a single law for all Sri Lankans, dismantle religious or language based schools, create mixed schools and not allow political parties to be formed on ethnicity.The SLFP has proposed to enact a ‘Harmony Act’ to bring all ethnic and religious groups under one umbrella or one nation like in Australia and Singapore.Our Muslim brethren must... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

Pension anomalies to be removed from July 1
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Payment anomalies of over half a million pensioners would be removed from July 1, the Finance Ministry said today. The revised pension would be implemented effective from next month under a proposal made by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera in his Budget 2019, the Ministry said. “Accordingly, over 500,000 public servants who retired before December 31, 2015, will be benefited by the removal of this anomaly. “The monthly salary of the public servants who retired before 31.12.2015 would be increased by minimum of Rs.2, 800 and the maximum of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

SOFA’s contentious clauses up for discussion during visit of US Secretary of State
by Zacki Jabbar Courtesy The Island
The proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the US that had seen opposition from some Sri Lankan political parties, would also come up for discussion to plug the contentious clauses, during the upcoming visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Colombo, senior government sources said yesterday. Pompeo is scheduled to visit India, Sri Lanka, Japan and Korea from June 24 to 30, officials said. Secretary Pompeo expressed his desire to visit Sri Lanka when he spoke to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe over the telephone, shortly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

Many an eyebrow raised over PSC not taking up issue Hizbullah under a cloud over Paskikudah powwow with Saudis
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Sri Lanka conducting investigations to find out wherther some Saudi nationals were involved in the Easter Sunday attacks may need Saudi Arabian help to verify the identities of three persons who were here at the time of the April 21 blasts but left the country the following day.  Authoritative sources acknowledged that foreign assistance was required in that regard.  The police investigating the alleged involvement of former Eastern Province Governor M. L. A. M. Hizbullah with those responsible for Easter Sunday attacks have recorded a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

EU statement: Some queries
Editorial - Courtesy The Island
Time was when the European Union (EU) was known for treading cautiously with measured steps anent sensitive issues. Its responses used to be balanced and buttressed with solid facts and figures. But the EU seems to have departed from tradition if the recent statement issued by the EU mission in Colombo on the Sri Lankan media, among other things, is any indication. The EU has accused the local media of repeatedly publishing ‘prejudiced and unsubstantiated allegations’. Here is the relevant excerpt: "We are deeply concerned by political and religious pressure being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

J. J Ratnasiri – Outstanding public servant
FRANK DE SILVA Narahenpita Courtesy The Island
June 16, 2019, 8:23 pm  This note is in reference to the evidence given by JJ Ratnasiri, Secretary, Public Administration (S/PA), before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), a few days ago. JJ Ratnasiri stood out there in a class by himself in the PSC proceedings. Ratnasiri’s clear answers to the questions posed to him by the PSC were in sharp contrast to the dilatory questions by the PSC. Ratnasiri’s intelligence, his clarity of expression in his answers, and the clinically correct demeanour displayed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 16/06/19)

The whole nation asks why only the sprats are indicted in the Central Bank scam leaving the whale out?
Sudath Gunasekara 6.15.2019
JVP MP Sunil Handunnett quite correctly has said it was not sufficient only to indict officials but the political authorities behind the scam should also be brought to book He also has said the Presidential Commission into the bond scam and the COPE report had both clearly indicated that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was responsible for this illegal transaction. Adding more he also has said the Prime Minister mediated to appoint Arjuna Mahendran as CB Governor and the Central Bank was taken over by the Economic Affairs Ministry under him during the same... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/06/19)

Parliamentary Select Committee Turns Victims into Terrorists and Terrorists into Victims
Dilrook Kannangara
The parliamentary select committee (PSC) is an evil election gimmick by UNP and its partners to turn victims of the 21/4 terrorist attack into terrorists and turn Muslim terrorists who carried out the attack into victims. This is despicable at best and downright barbaric at worst. It is total disregard for the victims of the heinous acts of Muslim terrorists and other war criminals. PSC whitewashes them which should make them offenders too, if the nation has a law. This is done in view of the upcoming presidential election. UNP stands absolutely no... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/06/19)

Upcoming SOFA ,SL / US treaty negotiations
Dr. Chuls Rajapakse MNZM Wellington NZ
In these, Sri Lanka needs to think carefully of what is best for Sri Lanka, it’s sovereignty, economy, it’s culture. US is still our biggest trading partner. Now  it is courting a favour from us to enhance it’s global  political ambitions ( as China did when we went to them for economic and developmental assistance) This time US is courting us as a country headed by it’s majority population . It is not coming to teach us human rights like the awful Dems did and favored... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/06/19)

Hizbullah leaves TID after over 8 hours
Courtesy Adaderana
Former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah has left the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) after giving a statement for over 8 hours, Ada Derana reporter said. The Police Spokesman’s Office confirmed that he left the TID at around 5.45 p.m. after recording a statement.  https://youtu.be/t1TUYe8k9D4 Hizbullah arrived at the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) this morning to give a statement pertaining to ongoing investigations related to him. The former Governor was summoned to record a statement over an investigation launched into a suspicious meeting and discussion he had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/06/19)

Public Admin. Minister says he was aware of Circular on dress code
Courtesy Adaderana
Minister of Public Administration and Disaster Management Ranjith Madduma Bandara says the Circular on the dress code for public servants was issued under his knowledge. He stated this addressing the media on the comments made at the Special Parliament Select Committee during Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration J.J. Rathnasiri’s testimony. https://youtu.be/yp9FLN-DOE4 The committee inquired Mr Rathnasiri on the Circular issued by the Ministry of Public Administration regarding the dress code for public servants. Minister Ravi Karunanayake had stated that the subject minister had not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/06/19)

Tourism harnessed to strengthen Indo-Lankan military ties
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, June 15 (newsin.asia): In a unique experiment in bridge-building between the armed forces of India and Sri Lanka, a 159-member group of Indian military officers with their spouses arrived here on Saturday for a holiday even as a batch of 162 Sri Lankan military officer and their spouses left for India on a similar trip. The arrival of Indian military personnel and their spouses so soon after the April 21 multiple suicide attacks on a tour of this kind sends out a strong message to the world that normalcy has returned to Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/06/19)

පසුගිය අවුරුදු 4 තුල ආණ්ඩුව සුක්ෂමව බුදු දහම විනාශ කළා
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/LRuRqvff1FQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 15/06/19)

Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday targets are the REAL VICTIMS – EU stop trying to change narrative & throw stones from glass houses
İslam ve göçmen karşıtı PEGIDA hareketi Hollanda’nın Rotterdam kentinde ikinci gösterisini düzenledi. İslam karşıtı sloganların yazılı olduğu pankartlar taşıyan PEGIDA taraftarları, yaptıkları konuşmalarda sığınmacıların ülkeye girmesine izin verilmemesini istedi. (Yasin Yağcı - Anadolu Ajansı) MEMBERS OF THE BELGIAN BRANCH OF GERMANY'S ANTI-ISLAM GROUP, PEGIDA (PATRIOTIC EUROPEANS AGAINST THE ISLAMISATION OF THE WEST), TAKE PART IN A DEMONSTRATION IN ANTWERP, MARCH 2, 2015. GERMANY HAS EXPERIENCED AN UPSURGE OF ANTI-ISLAM SENTIMENT IN THE FORM OF WEEKLY PEGIDA PROTESTS IN DRESDEN. How come EU representatives did not make representations... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 15/06/19)

THE MUSLIMS OF SRI LANKA Part 2B
Kamalika Pieris
There is deep hostility between Wahhabi movements and the traditional (Sufi) groups, reported Faslan and Vanniasinkam. They fight over who is the better Muslim and who are the real followers of Prophet Mohamed. They each consider themselves as the only real Muslims, the rest are non- Muslims. Families, including children were also trained to think on those lines. In Kattankudy, for   instance, Wahhabis publicly ridiculed the practices of traditional groups and in their homes, families gathered around the television to watch CDs of these public statements and laugh at the non-Muslim groups, reported Faslan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් සිදුකරන සිංහල භාෂා අයිතිවාසිකම් උල්ලංඝනය කිරීම සම්බන්ධව කථානායක වෙත නීතිඥවරයෙක් කර ඇති පැමිණිල්ලට මේ වන තෙක් පියවර ගෙන නෑ.....!
නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන
සිංහල භාෂා පාඨයට ප්‍රමුඛස්ථානය කියා රවටමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් සිංහල ජනතාවට සිදුකරන අවමන් සහගත සැළකිල්ල/ වෙනස්කම පිළිබදව කතානායකට සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට එරෙහිව නඩු පවරන බවට නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන 2018 නොවැම්බර් මස 05වන දින ජනාධිපතිටත් එවකට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යයව සිටි මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාටද, කථානායක කරූ ජයසූරිය මහතාටද ජාතික ඒකාබද්ධතා, සංහිඳියා සහ රාජ්‍ය භාෂා අමාත වාසුදේව නානායක්කාර මහතාටද, පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ මහ ලේකම් වෙතද, ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ රෙජිස්ට්‍රාර් වෙතද නීතිපති වෙත  පැමිණිලි කර  ඇත. පාර්ලිමේන්තුව සහ එහි මන්ත්‍රීවරයන් විසින් සිංහල ජනතාවගේ භාෂා අයිතිය උල්ලංඝනය කරමින් සිංහල ජනතාවට වෙනස්කමක් සිදුකිරීමත්, සිංහල භාෂාව භාවිතා කරන්නන් වෙනස්කමකට සහ විශේෂයකට සහ අවමන් සහගත සැළකිල්ලකට භාජනය කර ඇති අතර, සිංහල භාෂාව භාවිතා කරන්නන්ගේ භාෂණයේ නිදහස, ප්‍රකාශනයේ නිදහස, ඇතුළු අදහස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

Public Lecture on 24th June 2019
Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL)
Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) Public Lecture  “Did Japan contribute to Sri Lanka and India gaining independence from British colonial rule?”    by Senaka Weeraratna   On Monday 24th  June 2019 at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 ALL ARE WELCOME Abstract The time has come to challenge the hype that Sri Lanka won independence from Britain in 1948 exclusively... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

රාජ්‍ය කළමනාකරණ සහකාර සේවාවේ නිළධාරීන් මුදාහැරීම
රාජ්‍ය සේවා කළමනාකරණ සහකාර නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය
ලේකම්, සෞඛ්‍ය පෝෂණ හා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය, පූජ්‍ය බද්දේගම විමලවංශ හිමි මාවත, කොළඹ 10. ලේකම්තුමියණි, රාජ්‍ය කළමනාකරණ සහකාර සේවාවේ නිළධාරීන් මුදාහැරීම සම්බන්ධව. රාජ්‍ය කළමනාකරණ සහකාර සේවාවෙන් විතැන්කොට සංවෘත සේවාවක් ලෙස,ජාතික සෞඛ්‍ය කළමනාකරණ සහකාර සේවාව ස්ථාපිත කරණු ලබුයේ මීට පෙර අධිකරණ තීන්දුවකින් ඒකාබද්ධ කළ සේවාවක් බව නොසලකමින් හා සියලූ වෘත්තීය සමිති වල ප‍්‍රබල විරෝධයන් මධ්‍යයේය. එපමනක්ද නොව මෙම සේවාව සථාපිත කිරීමට පෙර අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩලය විසින් පත්කරනු ලැබූ අනු කමිටුව (එවකට,රාජ්‍ය පරිපාලන ලේකම්යරයා,සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශ ලේකම්වරයා සහ කළමනාකරණ සේවා දෙපාර්තමේන්තු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් *විසින් ලබාදී තිබූ නිර්දේශයන් තුලද වූයේ බරපතල ගැටළු මතුවිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

දෙමළ ජනතාවට රතන හිමිගෙන් ආයාචනයක්...
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/SoZJmbVhWOo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

මේ තරම් බොරු කියපු ආණ්ඩුවක් 48 න් පසු බිහිවුණේ නෑ... ඇල්ලේ ගුණවංශ හිමි
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/41ESB49R5yc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

Pact traps
Editorial Courtesy The Island
"Above all, it has to take action to ensure that the current administration and future governments will not be able to enter into agreements with foreigners at the expense of the national interest. New laws are needed to make it mandatory for vital agreements to be presented Parliament before being inked. Better late than never!" A top US official is reported to have said that the US expects future governments of Sri Lanka to honour the agreements the current administration has entered with it. This, we reckon, is a warning or even... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

How Japanese saved themselves from Christian Missionaries
Courtesy Chiniquy
Africans who voluntarily converted to Christianity before the colonial conquest such as Affonso I of the BaKongo in the 15th century probably did not discern the purpose of the brand of Christianity that was supplied to them.   Which was probably why they fell easy prey to the missionaries and the white traders and pirates who followed them.   But their Japanese counterparts probably did discern the game, even without access to some version of Leopold’s letter.   But even if the Japanese Shoguns did not intuit what Leopold makes explicit, they clearly... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

Two potential suicide bombers arrested in Kandy
Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya and Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Two people, who had pledged to National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim to operate as suicide bombers, were arrested in a joint raid conducted by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Army yesterday, Police said today. Zahran masterminded the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks targeting three churches and three high-end hotels in Colombo. Initial investigations had revealed that these two suspects had received weapons training had maintained close links with Zahran Hashim and influenced by his extremist sermons They are being... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

FBI assisted CID in analysing evidence: US official
Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
A top US government official said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assisted the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka in the analysis of evidence and phone details in connection with the serial bombings on Easter Sunday. The official told a select group of journalists that the FBI, in the aftermath of the attack, extended its assistance to the CID to pursue evidence regarding suspects arrested in connection with the attack. The assistance was provided at the request of the Government of Sri Lanka. Asked for his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

Saudi Arabia deports 5 suspects tied to Sri Lanka's Easter blasts
Courtesy The Straits Times
COLOMBO • Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police custody yesterday after being deported from Saudi Arabia, police said. Police declined to provide details of the arrests beyond saying the five were picked up in a Middle Eastern country and were sent back, in the custody of Sri Lankan police, from the Saudi city of Jeddah. "These are the five remaining leaders of the April 21 terrorist group," police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told reporters.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

Five arrested in Jeddah over Easter attacks brought to Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
Five suspects including Mohamed Milhan, an ardent member of the terrorist group that carried out the carnage of Easter Sunday, have been arrested in Jeddah, the Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said. A group of officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have escorted the suspects to Sri Lanka at around 4.00 a.m. this morning (14). https://youtu.be/AYYke0IW3aA The suspects are currently held under the custody of the CID. UPDATE (2.00 P.M.): The police, earlier today, reported that the said five suspects were arrested in Dubai, however, it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

Zahran gave money to bail out Mawanella Buddhist statue vandals, court told
Courtesy Adaderana
It is revealed that Zahran Hashim has attempted to bribe several lawyers for Rs 2 million, to solicit them to bail out the suspects arrested over vandalism of Buddhist statues in Mawanella and nearby areas. The National Thowheed Jama’ath leader has reportedly given the said amount of money to Maulvi Rashid Mohamed Ibrahim to bribe the lawyers to release the suspects on bail. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) stated this when the case on Buddhist statue vandalism was taken up yesterday (13). The suspects have revealed during preliminary investigations that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

Two with links to Zahran arrested at Hingula
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka’s security forces have arrested two individuals who believed to be close associates of terrorist leader Zahran Hashim, the ringleader of the Easter Sunday attackers. Police said that the suspects were arrested at Hingula in Mawanella during a secret operation jointly carried out by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) and the Sri Lanka Army. https://youtu.be/AYYke0IW3aA Mohamed Razik Mohamed Rizvi, who had worked at a computer technician in Kandy, and Mohamed Musthapha Mohamed Rizvan, who had been employed as a driver, have been identified as the arrested suspects.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

Suspect arrested in Jeddah linked to Vavunativu constables’ murder
Courtesy Adaderana
One of the five suspects, who were arrested in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for allegedly having strong links to the terrorist group that carried out the coordinated attacks on Easter Sunday, is also in connection with the murders of two police constables at Vavunativu, the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. He stated this addressing a media briefing held today (14). The suspect named Ayathu Mohamed Ahmed Milhan is the main suspect of the murder of two police constables at Vavunativu checkpoint, the police spokesperson added. The 30-year-old suspect, who... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

77 linked to Easter attacks in CID’s custody; 25 held by TID
Courtesy Adaderana
Seventy-seven suspects involved in the Easter Sunday attacks are currently held in the custody of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), says Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. He added that 25 others are being held in the custody of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID).... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

21 ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ සිද්ධියකට අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් අයෙක්ට බිරින්දෑවරුන් 4ක් හා දරුවන් 28 ක් සිටින බවට හෙළි වෙලා
මව්බිම දැන්
බොදුබල සේනාවට සම්බන්ධ ලිපි ලේඛන සහ පසුගිය දිනවල ලංකාවේ සිදුවුණු බෝම්බ පිපිරීම් පිළිබඳව ජනතාව දැනුවත් කිරීම සඳහා යොදාගත් බවට විශ්වාස කළ හැකි මුද්‍රණ කඩදාසි ළඟ තබාගෙන සිටියේ යැයි කියන සිද්ධියක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් චෝදනා ලැබ අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන රඳවාගෙන සිටි මවුලවිතුමකු 13 දක්වා රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාරගත කිරීමට මීගමුව ප්‍රධාන මහෙස්ත්‍රාත් රජින්ද්‍රා ජයසූරිය මහත්මිය පෙරේදා (12දා) නියෝග කළාය. මෙසේ රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාරගත වූයේ කොච්චිකඩේ පෝරතොට ප්‍රදේශයේ පදිංචි යෙහෙය සිල්මි නමැති මවුලවිතුමකු බව කියයි. මොහු කාන්තාවන් හතරදෙනකු විවාහ කරගත් දරුවන් 28 දෙනකු සිටින පියකු බව කියැවේ. පොලිස් පරීක්ෂණවලදී මෙම අය මවුලවිතුමකු බවද ස්ථිර රැකියාවක් නොකරන බවද... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

සිංහල තරුණියන්ගේ ආගම වෙනස් කරන, වැසිකිළි කැමරා, තරුණියන් බියගන්වා බෞද්ධ ආගමෙන් ඉස්ලාම් ආගමට හරවා ගන්නා ප්‍රසිද්ධ දේශකයා
මව්බිම දැන්
සමාජ ජාල ඔස්සේ නිරුවත් ඡායාරූප ප්‍රචාරය කරන බවට පවසමින් පෞද්ගලික අධ්‍යාපන ආයතනයක ඉගෙනුම ලබන සිංහල තරුණියන් බියගන්වා බෞද්ධ ආගමෙන් ඉස්ලාම් ආගමට හරවා ගන්නා ශ්‍රී  ලංකාවේ ප්‍රමුඛතම පෞද්ගලික අධ්‍යාපන ආයතනයක දේශකයකු පිළිබඳව තොරතුරු වාර්තා වේ. ඔහු මේ වනවිටත් සිංහල තරුණියන් දෙදෙනකු බෞද්ධ ආගමෙන් ඉස්ලාම් ආගමට හරවාගෙන ඇති අතර මුස්ලිම් ආගමට හරවා ගැනීමෙන් පසු ඔවුන් දෙදෙනා සමඟ එම පුද්ගලයා විවාහ වී ඇත. අදාළ පුද්ගලයා ඒ.සී.සී.ඒ. විභාග පවත්වන කොල්ලුපිටියේ ප්‍රමුඛතම ආයතනයක වෘත්තීය විභාග සඳහා දේශන පවත්වන ආයතනයක ප්‍රධාන දේශකවරයකු වශයෙන් කටයුතු කර ඇති තැනැත්තෙකි. ඔහුගේ ක්‍රියාකලාපයන් පිළිබඳව එම ආයතනයේ සිසුවියන්ගේ මවුපියන් අදාළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

ඉල්ලා අස්වූ මුස්ලිම් ඇමතිවරු ආපසු ඇමති පුටුවලට එන බවට ඉඟියක්
මව්බිම දැන්
මහනායක හිමිවරුන්ගේ ඉල්ලීම මත සිය ධුරවලින් ඉල්ලා අස්  වූ තමන් ඇතුළු සියලුම මුස්ලිම් ඇමතිවරු නැවත වරක් ඇමති ධුර භාර ගැනීමට සුදානම් බවට හිටපු අමාත්‍ය එම්.එච්. අබ්දුල් හලීම් පවසනවා. අප පුවත්පත සමග විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවකට එකතු වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළා. ඒ අනුව අදාල තීරණය සම්බන්ධව අගමැතිවරයා සමගද සාකච්ඡාවක් පවත්වා තිබෙන බවට ඔහු සඳහන් කළා.   ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

මාධ්‍යයට ටොකු ඇන්න යුරෝපා හවුලේ වැදි බණ
විශේෂාංගයකතුවැකිය උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
යුරෝපා සංගමයේ නියෝජිත මණ්ඩලය (ඡ්භ) ප්‍රංශ, ජර්මන්, ඉතාලි, නෙදර්ලන්ත හා රුමේනියා තානාපති කාර්යාලද, එක්සත් රාජධානි මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලය, ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත සහ නෝර්වේ තානාපති කාර්යාලවල එකඟතාව මත පසුගිය බදාදා (12දා) ඒකාබද්ධ නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කළේය.  එහි පළමු ඡේදයේම මෙසේ සඳහන් වේ.  “සාමය හා සංහිඳියාව අනතුරේ හෙළමින් ශ්‍රී  ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් ප්‍රජාව ඉලක්ක කරගනිමින් ක්‍රියාත්මක වන දේශපාලනික හා ආගමික බලපෑම් පිළිබඳ අපගේ දැඩි අවධානය යොමු වී ඇත. මාධ්‍ය මඟින් නොකඩවා ප්‍රචාරය කරනු ලබන අගතිගාමී සහ සත්‍යතාව තහවුරු කර නොගත් තොරතුරු මඟින් සිදුවන්නේ මෙම නොසන්සුන්කාරී තත්ත්වය වර්ධනය වීම පමණි.  ඉහත ඡේදය පිළිබඳව අවධානය යොමු කරන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

අගමැති කැබිනට්ටුව රැස්කළොත් ඔහු ධුරයෙන් පහකරන්න ජනපතිට පුළුවන්
 උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ තීරණය අභියෝගයට ලක්කරමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය රැස්වුවහොත් නීතිය අනුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා ධුරයෙන් ඉවත් කර නව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයකු පත්කිරීමේ බලය ජනාධිපතිවරයාට තිබෙන බව හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු සරත් එන්. සිල්වා මහතා ‘මව්බිම’ට ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 30 (1) වගන්තිය අනුව විධායකයේ ප්‍රධානියා, රජයේ ප්‍රධානියා, ආණ්ඩුවේ ප්‍රධානියා සහ සන්නද්ධ සේනාවල ප්‍රධානියා වන්නේ ජනාධිපතිවරයායි. ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 43 (2) වගන්තිය යටතේ කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයේ ප්‍රධානියා වන්නේ ජනාධිපතිවරයාම බව හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු සරත් එන්. සිල්වා මහතා පෙන්වා දෙයි. එම වගන්තිය අනුව ජනාධිපතිවරයා කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයේද සාමාජිකයකු විය යුතුයි. කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය නොපැවැත්වීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරයාට පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

මේ රටේ සෑම දේසප්‍රේමී පුරවෑසියෙකුගේම දෑඩි අවධානායට භාජනකලයුතු අනාගත ජනාධිපති අපේක්සකයකුගේ ප්‍රකාසන මාලාවක් පිලිබන්ද පාඨකයකුගේ අදහස් කීපයක්
සුදත් ගුණසේකර 2019. 6. 10.
මෙහි පහතින් පලවන්නේ ඉදිරියේදී එක්සත් ජාතික පක්සයෙන් මේ රටේ ජනාධිපති වීමට  පෙරුම්පුරන සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස අමාත්යවරයා විසින්  කරනලද අදහස් කීපයකි 1“කාඩ්බෝඩ් වීරයෝ ජාතිභේද අවුස්සා රට ගිනි තිබ්බා; 2මෝඩ විදියට සිංහල බෞද්ධ රාජ්ය ඇති කරන්න බැහැ’ සේනක ඉලංගකෝන් - මහගල්කඩවල 6. 8. 2019 divaina කාඩ් බෝඩ් වීරයෝ එකතුවෙලා ජාතිභේද ඇති කරලා, රට ගිනි තියනවා. යෑයි නිවාස ඉදිකිරීම් හා සංස්‌කෘතික ඇමැති මම 3අද සිංහල අය වෙනුවෙන් ගමක්‌ හදලා විවෘත කරනවා. හෙට මුස්‌ලිම් අයට, අනිද්දා දෙමළ අයට. මේක තමයි නියම සංහිඳියාව කියන්නේ සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා කියා සිටියේය.  ඒ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

Solar Power demise in Sri Lanka?
Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Secy. Batagoda of Power, Energy and Renewable Energy Ministry are driving the final nails on the coffin of Solar power in Sri Lanka. They are sending circulars to ban small roof-top Solar systems where the consumer can zero their electricity bills. Only mega systems will be approved. The whole world is going towards renewable energy, and we are trying to go in the opposite direction. This is because Ravi K. and Batagoda have signed power purchasing agreements with two Turkish owned Power barges, making millions for themselves.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

ආයෙත් එහෙම දෙයක් උනොත් මුහුදට පනින්නයි වෙන්නේ !
Gossip TV
https://youtu.be/_6iAhOOeS9U... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

ජනතාව රැවටූ ආණ්ඩුව පලවාහැරීමට වතු කම්කරු ජනතාව පෙරට එන්න
සමස්ත ලංකා වතු කම්කරු සංගමය
2019 වතු කම්කරු සාමූහික ගිවිසුම අත්සන් කරන මොහොතේ පොරොන්දු වූ රු 50/} වතු කම්කරුවන්ට වහාම ගෙවන ලෙස සමස්ත ලංකා වතු කම්කරු සංගමයේ සභාපති කේ. සෙල්වරාජ් මහතා ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටී. අද දින (13.06.2019) කොළඹ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු මේ බව පැවසීය. 2019 මාර්තු මාසයේදී වතු කම්කරු 1000 සටන මොටකරදමා දිනකට රු 50/} ක් රජයේ මැදිහත්වීමෙන් ලබා දීමට පොරොන්දු වුනා. එය 2019 මැයි මාසයේ වැටුප සමග ගෙවීම ආරම්භ කරන බව පැවසුවා. එහෙත් වතු කම්කරු වැටුප් ජුනි 10 වෙනිදා ගෙවා තිබුනත් රජයෙන් ලබාදීමට පොරොන්දු වූ රු 50/} ලබා දුන්නේ නැහැ. ඒක මිට පෙර පැවති... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 14/06/19)

ජනාධිපතිවරණයත් කල් දාන්නයි ආණ්ඩුව සූදානම් වන්නේ... විමල්
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/i3zc9Cp1J3s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

19 වන ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධයනය ගේනකොට කිව්වේ මේකෙන් ප්‍රාතිහාර්ය වෙනව කියල - දිනේෂ්
Ada derana
https://youtu.be/6uzhBg1gxHA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

මුස්ලිම් කාන්තාවන්ට හිරිහැර වුණා යැයි කවුරුත්ම කිව්වේ නෑ... ජේ.ජේ රත්නසිරි
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/_o-wD6KO38Y... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

ඊයේ දිනය දක්වා පාස්කු දින ත්‍රස්ත ක්‍රියාවට සම්බන්ද දේශපාලඥයින් පිළිබඳව පැමි‚ලි ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට කාලය ලබාදීමේන් සිදුවුනේ තවත් කල් මැරීමක් පමණයි.
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (13) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මාධ්‍යවේදින් • පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී්‍ර රොෂාන් රණසිංහ මහතා • පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී්‍රනි පියල් නිශාන්ත මහතා • පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී්‍ර අනුරාධ ජයරත්න මහතා පොලොන්නරුව දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රොෂාන් රණසිංහ මහතා ඊයේ දිනය දක්වා පාස්කු දින ත්‍රස්ත ක්‍රියාවට සම්බන්ද දේශපාලඥයින් පිළිබඳව පැමි‚ලි ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට කාලය ලබාදීමේන් සිදුවුනේ තවත් කල් මැරීමක් පමණයි. මේ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරයට සෘජුව හෝ වක්‍රව සම්බන්ධ අය සුද්ද කිරීමේ උපායක් ලෙස ආණAඩුව පොලිසිය මගින් කමිටුවක් පත්කරලා පැමි‚ලි බාරගැනීම සිද්ද වුනා. අපේ විස්වාසය නම් මේ ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ද පිරිස පිළිබඳව පොලීසිය පැහැදිලි සාධාරන පරීක්ෂණයක් සිදුකරාවිය යන්නයි. මම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

රටේ නායකයෝ එකිනෙකාට බෝලය පාස් කරගන්නවා මිස සැබෑ ප්‍රශ්ණයට විසඳුමක් දෙන්නේ නැහැ.
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (13) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මාධ්‍යවේදින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීනි පවිත්‍රා වන්නිආරච්චි මහත්මිය පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල මහතා රටක සංකීර්ණ වටපිටාවක් දේශපාලන ආර්ථික බලපෑම් වශයෙන් තියෙන අවස්ථාවක අගමැති ජනපති දෙදෙනා ම රටින් බැහැරව ගිහින්. බිලියන විසි එකක් රටේ ජනතාව නිශ්ශබ්දව ඉන්නේ කරන්න දෙයක් නැති නිසයි. මිනිසුන්ගේ ප්‍රශ්නයක් කියන්න කෙනෙක් නැති තත්ත්වයකයි රට තියෙන්නේ .මේ නිසා ඉවසා සිටීම ජනතාවගේ න්‍යාය වෙලා. පාස්කු සිද්ධියෙන් පස්සේ බල කේන්ද්‍ර දෙකක් මිලියන විසි එකක් ජනතාව උගසට තියලා කටයුතු කරනවා. ජනාධිපති කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය වර්ධනය කරනවා. කැබිනට්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

Many breakfast cereals still contaminated by weed killer, environmental group says
By Arman Azad, CNN Courtesy CNN
(CNN)Several popular breakfast foods, including Cheerios and Nature Valley products, continue to test positive for trace amounts of a controversial herbicide that may increase the risk of cancer, according to a report released Wednesday by an environmental advocacy group.The Environmental Working Group, which has links to the organics industry, found that all 21 of the products it tested had levels of glyphosate that were "higher than what EWG scientists consider protective for children's health."Manufacturers maintain that their foods are safe, and the findings aren't unprecedented: The group also found in October that most of the breakfast cereals it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

China seeks Indian and Russian backing for ‘new’ multilateral trading system to counter Trump’s protectionism
By Lee Jeong-ho Courtesy Information Clearing House
Narendra Modi expected to join Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit to express support for initiative June 12, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -  China hopes to win Indian and Russian support in establishing a “new type” of “rules-based” and “multilateral” trade initiative.Multiple Indian media reports suggest the country’s recently re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join forces with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Kyrgyzstan this week to express their concerns about... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

‘Kovai IS module had FB chats in Tamil with Lankan bomber’
Courtesy The New Indian Express
A key member in the busted module was Facebook friend of Hashim and had been following his speeches online for the past two years. KOCHI/COIMBATORE: The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday registered a case against six alleged members of an Islamic State module, which was allegedly planning terrorist attacks in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The accused, the agency claims, have connections with Sri Lankan ‘Easter Blasts’ mastermind Zahran Hashim. A key member in the busted module was Facebook friend of Hashim and had been following his speeches... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

St Anthony's Shrine reopens after the Easter Sunday attack (photos)
by Melani Manel Perera Courtesy The Asianews.it
The Sri Lankan Navy repaired the church after a suicide bomber killed 54 people, who are already saints, according to Archbishop Ranjth. The shrine is now open from 6 am to 8 pm. Colombo (AsiaNews) – The St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, near Colombo, one of the three churches attacked on Easter Sunday, reopened to the public today following a blessing last night and a Mass this morning. During both services, which Card Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo, led, the faithful rejoiced at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

Sri Lanka Easter blast mastermind linked to three Islamic State cases in India: NIA
Courtesy The Hindu
One of the three cases, where the name of Zahran Hashim first emerged, was registered in October 2018, pertaining to a “criminal conspiracy to kill some Hindu leaders of Coimbatore”, the NIA said. Zahran Hashim, the Sri Lankan mastermind of the April 21 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka, has emerged as a common link in at least three Islamic State (IS) related cases, including the latest IS module busted in Coimbatore, an National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe has revealed. An NIA official said there were could be “more members” associated... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

Case filed against 3 Kovai ISIS supporters
DECCAN CHRONICLE. | LAKSHMI L LUND
Meanwhile, a special NIA court in Kochi remanded the prime accused Mohammed Azharudden for 14 days. COIMBATORE: A case under sections 18, 38, 39 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 was registered against Mohammed Hussain and A. Shahjahan of Ukkadam and Sheik Safiullah of Karambakkudi at the D3 Podanur police station here, based on information that the trio are staunch supporters of ISIS and involved in propagating the ideologies of ISIS on social media. Reports also brought to light that the three men are supporters of Zahran Hashim and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

WADU MADU - KUDE KUDU
By Captain Elmo Jayawardena Courtesy The Island
June 13, 2019, 12:00 pm  Times are hard for Sri Lankans and this time round the beating on Easter morning has affected all of us in many different ways. The ripples of the terrible tragedy are sinking us all in multiple mires, each connected to the horrific events that took place on that fateful morning. The deepest and the longest sighs are from people who lost their loved ones or those who are taking care of the maimed, perhaps for a lifetime. What difference would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

Wimal alerts Prez to high rate of C-section operations ... complains of move to let Dr. Safi off the hook
Courtesy The Island
Weerawansa National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and MP Wimal Weerawansa has, in a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena, highlighted the high rate of Caesarean section operations performed in Sri Lanka. The MP has alleged that the failure on the part of successive governments to intervene had resulted in a situation where C-section operations are performed to deliver 39 per cent of babies annually. The NFF leader alleged that Caesarean section was promoted for commercial reasons. Therefore, a high powered committee should be appointed to examine the entire gamut of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

Hizbulla tells PSC: Zahran supported common candidate at 2015 presidential polls
By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island
Hisbullah at the PSC (pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja) Former Governor of the Eastern province, M. L. A. M. Hisbullah, yesterday, told the parliamentary select committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday carnage that National Thowheed Jamaath leader Zahran Hashim, who masterminded the April 21 suicide bombings, had supported common candidate Maithripala Sirisena, at the 2015 presidential election. Sirisena was backed by political parties such as the UNP, the TNA, the JVP and the SLMC besides an influential section of the civil society. Testifying... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

I worked for Mahinda; Zahran worked for President - Hizbullah
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/RqDCOKNijfg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

Zahran never helped me; he tried to destroy me - Hizbullah
Courtesy Adaderana
Former Governor M. L.A.M. Hizbullah stated that he has no connection with Zahran Hashim – the alleged ringleader behind the Easter Sunday attacks – and that Zahran Hashim had only worked to ‘destroy’ him. Testifying before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks he stated that he has only met with Zahran once.  https://youtu.be/38eCetFXdGs According to the former Governor, a couple of days after receiving nominations for the 2015 parliamentary election, Zahran Hashim called all Muslim contestants for a meeting.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

Footage of secretive meeting of Zahran Hashim uncovered
Courtesy Adaderana
Ada Derana has received a video of a secretive meeting held between Zahran Hashim and several members of the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), the alleged ringleader behind the Easter Sunday attacks. The conversation between the members of the meeting indicated that the meeting was held regarding a disagreement over a lecture made by Zahran. https://youtu.be/5LcFbVmqgwo At the beginning of the video, the persons involved in the discussion introduce themselves by stating their name and their title. It can be observed in the footage that one person... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

No one reported Circular on dress code inconvenienced Muslim women -J.J. Rathnasiri
Courtesy Adaderana
Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration J.J. Rathnasiri says that he has not received any complaint or report stating that Muslim women were inconvenienced owing to the Circular issued on the dress code of public servants. The Circular in question had instructed the male public servants to wear the National dress or accepted office wear while female officers were instructed to wear Saree or Kandyan dress during office hours. The Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management later announced that the Circular was issued to ensure the security of public officers at government... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

Chief Justice grants approval to file indictments over ‘bond scam’ at Permanent High Court-at-Bar in the Western Province
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General today received the approval of the Chief Justice to hear the case against the accused in the Central Bank treasury bond scam, including former CBSL Governor Arjuna Mahendran, before the Permanent High Court-at-Bar in the Western Province. Last week, the Attorney General had requested permission from the Chief Justice to file indictments against the 10 defendants over the Central Bank treasury bond scam, with the Permanent High Court-at-Bar. https://youtu.be/1DGD_NRb0_Q Satisfied with the information filed by the Attorney General in the bond scam case involving the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

One ministry for all religions; no political parties based on religion - Amaraweera
Courtesy Adaderana
Measures will be taken to create the necessary legal provision to suspend the formation of political parties based on race or religion, stated United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary MP Mahinda Amaraweera. Amaraweera stated that he has notified that there is no need for separate ministries for each religion. https://youtu.be/QnjzeYQzMhM He says that one ministry as a ‘religious affairs ministry’ is sufficient for the country and this ministry should be assigned under the Head of State. According to him, the proposal for this is under... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

AG orders to expedite investigations on 4 high-profile cases
Courtesy Adaderana
The Attorney General has ordered the Acting IGP and the CID to complete investigations and submit reports pertaining to 4 high-profile cases, including the murders of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga and rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.  Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, stated that the Attorney General has observed that there have been improper delays in the investigations being carried out with regard to the murders of Lasantha Wickramatunga, Wasim Thajudeen, kidnapping for ransom and disappearance of 11 persons as well as the shooting and killing of 17 aid... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 13/06/19)

How legal are agreements signed secretly with foreign countries by Sri Lanka’s Government?
Shenali D Waduge
This article is based on 2 important articles by Mr. Neville Ladduwahetty and Ms. K S Gunasekera, a senior attorney at law. While Mr. Ladduwahetty highlights the need for Parliament to approve any agreement with Foreign States or Foreign Private Parties with a 2/3 majority while Mrs. Gunasekera highlights the dangers of land privatization and computerization with drastic changes to existing customary laws without imputs of the legal fraternity in Sri Lanka who are tasked to protect Sri Lanka’s land as well as the rights of the People. It is good for all to realize... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

ETHNICITY IN SRI LANKA Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The British who ruled Sri Lanka from 1815-1948 invented three bogus races for Sri Lanka, when they were ruling in Sri Lanka. The three races were       ‘Sinhala’, ‘Ceylon Tamil’ and ‘Ceylon Moor’ . The word Sinhala which indicated a nationality, and which included all the citizens of Sinhaladvipa was now reduced to the status of a race.   The Tamil speaking, landless agricultural labor arriving in Dutch times from present day Tamilnadu became the ‘Ceylon Tamil’ race. Muslims engaged in the carrying trade, who were present in the island when the British arrived, became the ‘Ceylon Moor’... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

Are we going to have law of the jungle?.
Dr Sarath obeysekera 
People were agitated by Ven Ratana who has some revolutionary thinking when he opted fasting unto death  He created a impression that rulers cannot Implement rules if law and order in the country. Now you see that he is trying to agitate the public again by gate crashing the Bati Sharia University  Is he trying to show his muscle power to muster public support.? When such demonstrations are given publicity worldwide, it can create impression that Sri Lankan Buddhist monks are trying to take the law into... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

මම නුසුදුසු ඇයි?
ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති
ජනාධිපතිවරණය මේ අවුරුද්ද ඉවරවෙන්න කලින් පැවැත්වීමේ විශාල ඉඩක් තියෙනවා. ඒත් මේ ජනාධිපතිවරණයට 2020 කියලා කියන්න අපේ සමහර අය පුරුදුවෙලා. ඒ අය එහෙම කරන්නේ මෝස්තරේට වෙන්න ඇති. මේ කියන්න යන්නේ ඒ මෝස්තර ගැන නම් නෙවෙයි. මේ වතාවේ ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් වෙනවා කියලා නානාප්‍රකාර අය ඉස්සරහට එනවා. මෙහෙම කියන අය පස්සෙන් යන පිරිසකුත් ඉන්නවා. ඉතින් මේ සෙල්ලම මැද්දේ මටත් බැරි ද “මමත් එනවා” කියලා කියන්න? ඇත්තෙන් ම, බෑ! ඇයි මට එහෙම කියන්න බැරි? ඇයි මම එහෙම කියන්නේ නැත්තේ? මම එහෙම කියන්නේ මට මේ රටේ ජනාධිපති වෙන්න කිසිම සුදුසුකමක් නැති හින්දා. රටක රජකම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

ජනාධිපති අගමැති විතරක් නෙවෙයි දැන් කතානායකවරයාත් අවිඅමෝරාගෙන ඉන්නේ. මේ තුන්පාර්ශ්වයට එකිනෙකාට දොස් පවරා ගන්නවා මිස රටේ පාලන බලය ගැන බලන්නේ නැහැ
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (12) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මාධ්‍යවේදින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී නිමල් ලන්සා මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ජනාධිපති අගමැති විතරක් නෙවෙයි දැන් කතානායකවරයාත් අවිඅමෝරාගෙන ඉන්නේ. මේ තුන්පාර්ශ්වයට එකිනෙකාට දොස් පවරා ගන්නවා මිස රටේ පාලන බලය ගැන බලන්නේ නැහැ. රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ අගමැතිවරයා යෝජනා කරන නම් වෙනුවට අමාත්‍යංශවල නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරුන්වම වැඩ බලන ඇමැතිවරුන් ලෙස පත්කරන්න ජනාධිපතිවරයා තිරණ කළා. මේකෙන් අර්බුදය අග්‍ර වුනා. අද වන විට රටේ බලය පාලක පන්තියෙන් ගිලිහිලා. පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයෙන් පස්සේ වහාබ් අන්තවාදය ගැන පරික්ෂණ පැවැත්වෙනවාද අපි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

Speech by Amila Wijesinghe Barrister at Hate speech seminar at OPA
Amila Wijesinghe
We are all painfully aware of how much tragedy this island has witnessed. And recent events have sparked a renewed public interest in the area of speech regulation. Sri Lanka already has some forms of hate speech regulation in the penal code and the ICCPR act – and much of the discussion has centred on the greater utilisation of these laws– or bringing in new hate speech laws. However, whilst this is an entirely understandable reaction to the problems of this country, it is not yet clear whether it is the most... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

Christianity Takes Mongolia by Storm
Journeyman Pictures
From Genghis to God (2002): Instigated by missionaries and propagated by a Christian TV channel, Christianity is a growing religion in Mongolia where the traditional faith is Buddhism. Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... https://youtu.be/ZS3Lzz-07d4 In the heart of the Mongolian grasslands, a nomadic tribeswoman gives thanks for the preservation of her flock. While she speaks in her native tongue, one word is oddly familiar: “Hallelujah!”. Despite her isolated position, Erdenesuren is one of a growing number of Mongolians to convert to Christianity. In the cities, American missionaries have set... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

උලෙමා (ACJU) ලොක්කා රිස්වි මුෆ්ති විසින් බොදු බල සේනා ගැන බොරු ප්‍රකාශ කොට පාර්ලිමේන්තු කමිටුව නොමග යවනවා...
බොදු බල සේනා නිවේදනය ...2019 ජුනි 12
ඊයේ 2019 ජුනි මස 11 දින පාර්ලිමේන්තු කමිටුවේදී සාක්ෂි දුන් උලෙමා (ACJU) නායක වන රිස්වි   මුෆ්ති විසින් බොදු බල සේනා ගැන බොරු ප්‍රකාශ කොට  පාර්ලිමේන්තු කමිටුව නොමග යැවිමට කටයුතු කරන බව බොදු බල සේනා ප්‍රකාශ  කර සිටින අතර උලෙමා නායකයාගේ මේ අල් -ටකියා පන්නයේ රැවටීම් පිලිබදව කනගාටුව ප්‍රකාශ  කර සිටී. ඔහුගේ ඉහත අල්-ටකියා  ප්‍රකාශය මගින්  ඔහු මෙම කමිටුව , පාර්ලිමේන්තුව , මෙරට මහජනතාව මෙන්ම ජාත්‍යන්තර ප්‍රජාවද නොමග යැවීමට උත්සහ ගනු ලබන බව ඉතා පැහැදිලිය. අපේ මුස්ලිම් තරුණයන් ISIS අන්තවාදයට යොමු වූයේ බොදු බල සේනාවේ වෛරී ප්‍රකාශ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

US wants future Sri Lankan governments to respect yahapalana foreign deals
By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island
The US expected future Sri Lankan governments to respect the international obligations taken on by the current UNP-led administration, a senior US embassy officer told a group of journalists, yesterday.   The Colombo-based senior official who wished to remain anonymous also said that the last three years had seen an expansion in US-Sri Lanka relations and whether that change would continue under a new government was yet to be decided.   The offcial said: "We want any government that comes to respect human rights and democracy. We also want them... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

Presidential polls before general election favourable to SLPP candidate- Mahindananda
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)/Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday told a media briefing at the Opposition Leader’s Office that political stability could be restored only by electing a strong leader at the forthcoming 2019 presidential election. Kandy District MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage emphasised that the presidential election would be the solution to the continuing crisis due to the battle between President Maithripala Sirisena and the UNP government over the House probe on Easter attacks.  Former Sports Minister dismissed the notion that an early general election could... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

Defence authorities warned about National Thawheed Jama'ath(NTJ) in 2012: Rizwi All Ceylon Jammiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) head
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
All Ceylon Jammiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) head Mufthi Mohammed Rizwi who testified before the select committee looking into the Easter Sunday attacks yesterday said he had warned the defence authorities on the National Thawheed Jama'ath(NTJ) in November 2012. He also said he handed over some photographs to former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando in January 2019. “We were preaching real Islam which was taught by Prophet Muhammed. We produced books on Islam. We also produced books on clothing. However, Zahran did not approve the activities of ACJU and one of his followers named Adhil... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids seven spots in Tamil Nadu over Islamic State links with blasts in Sri Lanka
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India raided seven locations in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore on Wednesday over a suspected link between an Islamic State (IS) module in the city and the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 250 people, India Today reported. The NIA said that the officials are investigating the social media connections of these places with the Sri Lanka blasts on April 21. A team of NIA officials from Cochin reached the spots along with officials from Coimbatore. Searches were underway at the residences of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

Recruitment to RDA unlawful - Ministry official tells PCoI
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former Minister of Highways Lakshman Kiriella has created new job category and appointed 45 United National Party (UNP) members as public liaison officers and 102 consultants to the Road Development Authority (RDA) in October 2015, it was revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate corruption of the current administration today. An official attached to the Ministry, under conditions of anonymity informed the Commission that in late 2015, Personal Secretary to the Minister Chamindrani Kiriella had sent a list of names to the RDA Chairman requesting him to recruit these... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

බදියුදීන් ගස්යන කෙස් කෙලින් කරවන හෙලිදරවුවක්.. ත‍්‍රස්තවාදීන් ප‍්‍රවාහනය කල සතොස වාහනවල GPS වාර්තා මෙන්න..
අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ
https://youtu.be/VmYDqZm2IYY සතොස ආයතනයේ කීර්තිනාමයට හානි කළේ තමා ද එසේ නැතහොත් සතොස සිය පාලනය යටතේ තිබියදී එහි ගබඩා තුළින් කුඩු තොග හමුවන තත්වයකට පත් කළ රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන් හිටපු ඇමතිවරයාදැයි ප්‍රශ්න කරන ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා, තමාට පැවරූ නඩුවේදී රිෂාඞ්ගේ සියලු සතොස දූෂණ අක්‍රමිකතා පෙන්වා දෙන තෙක් එහි වාහන වහාබ්වාදී අන්තවාදීන් භාවිත කළ බව සනාථ කරන GPS වාර්තා දෙකක් මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ තැබුවේය. වහාබ්වාදී අන්තවාදීන් භාවිතා කර ඇති බවට අපරාධ පරක්‍ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව හා ආරක්‍ෂක අමාත්‍යාංශයේ අදාළ අංශය සොයා ගෙන ඇති සතොස වාහන අතර PI-2961, PI-2962, PI-2963 හා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

CID protects Rishad: Wimal
Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is protecting former Industry and Commerce Minister, Rishad Bathiudeen by not revealing information with regard to Sathosa vehicles being used for activities of the extremists, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa alleged today. Addressing a news briefing, he said the CID was deliberately hiding comprehensive facts in connection with the alleged events of Sathosa and added the CID had the adequate evidence to prove the culpability of the former Minister Bathiudeen. https://youtu.be/VmYDqZm2IYY “The CID has obtained relevant information... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

වැඩබලන ඇමතිවරු පත්කිරීම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට පටහැනියි
අජන්ත කුමාර අගලකඩ උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
මුස්ලිම් ඇමැතිවරුන්ගේ ඉල්ලා අස්වීමෙන් පුරප්පාඩු වූ අමාත්‍යාංශ තුනකට වැඩබලන ඇමැතිවරුන් තිදෙනෙකු පත්කිරීම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට පටහැනි බව අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා වෙත ලිපියක් යවමින් දැනුම් දී ඇතැයි රජයේ ආරංචි මාර්ග සඳහන් කරයි. අගමැතිවරයා එම ලිපිය ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙත ඊයේ (11) යවා ඇති බවද එම ආරංචි මාර්ග වලින් පැවැසේ. රවුෆ් හකීම්,රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් ,කබීර් හෂීම් සහ අබ්දුල් හලීම් යන මුස්ලිම් අමාත්‍යවරුන් ඉල්ලා අස්වීමෙන් කැබිනට් අමාත්‍යාංශ හතරක් පුරප්පාඩු විය. එම අමාත්‍යාංශවල වැඩබැලීමට පත්කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් රාජිත සේනාරත්න මලික් සමරවික්‍රම සහ රංජිත් මද්දුම බණ්ඩාර යන ඇමැතිවරුන්ගේ නම් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

India shares phone numbers of five Sri Lankans associated with IS
Courtesy Ceylon Today
India has provided Sri Lanka phone numbers of five Sri Lankans who were suspected to be linked to Islamic State (IS). The Indian Express reported that India has also shared call logs and details of some phone calls which happened between some Indians and two Sri Lankan families who were linked to Easter Sunday attacks which happened on 21 April in Sri Lanka.  A team from National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted investigations in Sri Lanka last week. They have revealed information about several Sri Lankans who had direct... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

Northwestern Province doctors protest against Dr. Shafi
Courtesy Adaderana
Northwestern Province doctors of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) have decided to launch a protest campaign over several points including protesting Dr. Mohamed Shafi of the Kurunegala Hospital who is currently under arrest. The protest will be held before the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital this afternoon (12), stated GMOA Northwestern Province Coordinator Dr. Indika Ratnayake. The protest has been organized based on 10 points including the actions of the accused Dr. Shafi, removal of Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne from his post, he said. The protest will be held in parallel... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

Twenty-one complaints filed against Rishad, Hizbullah & Salley
Courtesy Adaderana
The committee set up in the Police Head Quarters to receive complaints against Rishad Bathiudeen and M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley has received 21 complaints by 3 pm this evening (12). Reportedly, 11 of these complaints are against the former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. On June 4th, a three-member committee comprising of three senior police officials has been set up at the Police Head Quarters to receive any complaints against former governors M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley and MP Rishad Bathiudeen. The public was allowed to lodge complaints at the Police... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

Sri Lanka is moving fast to change land laws with foreign advice
by K S Gunasekera a Senior Attorney at Law
Changing land laws with the entry of electronics is a breakthrough for our country after a century. However academic legal community or lawyers from Sri Lanka are not driving the changes, it is driven by the donors from international organisations, prosperous nations, paraprofessionals, technologists and politicians. This is not a very healthy scenario legally. Ironically, globalisation warrants us to introduce laws practiced in the prosperous nations, according to the availability of funds provided by these affluent countries.  We change our laws, merely to reach higher levels... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

BAILA EPA, Cassandra!
By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island
Cassandra ends her piece ‘Cry the Beloved Country’ (The Island/June 7, 2019) with an ominous note contained in these words, where she refers to herself in the third person, as she usually does in her weekly column to give her writing a dramatic touch: “Honestly Cassandra has lost hope in the government after seeing good in it for so very long. She is tired. Hence she jotted down her weekly ramblings, some with worth, early in the week, to take a rest. Much more will happen until Friday comes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/06/19)

අනාගත ජනාධිපති අපේක්සකයකුගේ අදහස් කීපයක්
සුදත් ගුණසේකර 2019. 6. 10
මෙහි පහතින් පලවන්නේ ඉදිරියේදී එක්සත් ජාතික පක්සයෙන් මේ රටේ ජනාධිපති වීමට  පෙරුම්පුරන සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස අමාත්යවරයා විසින්  කරනලද අදහස් කීපයකි 1“කාඩ්බෝඩ් වීරයෝ ජාතිභේද අවුස්සා රට ගිනි තිබ්බා; 2මෝඩ විදියට සිංහල බෞද්ධ රාජ්ය ඇති කරන්න බැහැ’ සේනක ඉලංගකෝන් - මහගල්කඩවල 6. 8. 2019 divaina කාඩ් බෝඩ් වීරයෝ එකතුවෙලා ජාතිභේද ඇති කරලා, රට ගිනි තියනවා. යෑයි නිවාස ඉදිකිරීම් හා සංස්‌කෘතික ඇමැති මම 3අද සිංහල අය වෙනුවෙන් ගමක්‌ හදලා විවෘත කරනවා. හෙට මුස්‌ලිම් අයට, අනිද්දා දෙමළ අයට. මේක තමයි නියම සංහිඳියාව කියන්නේ සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා කියා සිටියේය.  ඒ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Lesson for Sinhalese
Wimal Senanayake
Soon things will be seemingly returning to normalcy. Or another national disaster or an issue of national importance will make a fresh wave galvanizing us with it. The tragedies happened so far will be put under the carpet by omission or commission. Politicians of various hue will promise to do things which will all turn out to be of little importance.  Even the few steps this yahapalanaya so far has taken like banning face veil will be just a window dressing until the emergency rules prevail. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Political aftershocks of the Easter Sunday terrorist attack
(Translation of a speech made by the Leader of the Opposition Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday, 11 June 2019 at his official residence on Wijerama Mawatha Colombo.)
Venerable members of the Maha Sangha, clergymen of all other faiths, citizens of Sri Lanka and friends, The terrorist attack that took place on the 21st of April is a watershed in the history of this country. Today, a fear of terrorists who murder those who do not subscribe to their religious ideology, has spread throughout the country. Economic activities have been adversely affected. As was the case during... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

පාස්කු ඉරිදා ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරයේ දේශපාලනික පසු කම්පන
(විපක්‍ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා 2019 ජුනි මස 11 වෙනි අඟහරුවාදා විජේරාම නිල නිවසේදී කළ දේශනයේ පිටපත.)
අතිපූජනීය මහා සංඝරත්නයෙන් හා සියලුම ආගම්වල පූජකතුමන්ලාගෙන් අවසරයි, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවාසී ජනතාවනි, හිතවතුනි, පසුගිය අප්‍රේල් 21 වනදා පාස්කු ඉරිදා ත්‍රස්තවාදී බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරය මේ රටේ ඉතිහාසයේ කඩ ඉමක්. ඒකත් එක්කම තමන්ගේ ආගමික මතවාදයට එකඟ නොවන ජන කොටස් ඝාතනය කරන ත්‍රස්තවාදයක් ගැන දැඩි තැතිගැන්මක් මුලු ලංකාව පුරාම පැතිර ගියා. රටේ ආරිථික ක්‍රියාකාරකමුත් අඩාල වුණා. දැන් අයෙමත් යුද්ද කාලෙ වගේ  දෙමවුපියො පාසල් මුරකරනව. යුද්ද කාලෙදීවත් නොතිබුණ විදියට අද අපිට ආගම අදහන්න වෙලා තියෙන්නෙත් ආරක්‍ෂාව යටතෙ. වෙසක්, පොසොන්, වෙනද වගේ සමරන්න බෑ, පල්ලි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

ඒ කාලේ කපිල හෙන්ද්‍රාවිතාරණ බුද්ධි අංශ ප්‍රධානී වුනාට ඒ කවුද කියලා රටේ මිනිස්සු දන්නේ නැහැ
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (11) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මාධ්‍යවේදින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු එස්. එම්.චන්ද්‍රසේන මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අරුන්දික ප්‍රනාන්දු මහතා ■ ඉන්දියානු අගමැති පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේ පරිවාර ඇමැතිවරයෙක් පත් කළාට පරිවාර වැඬේ කලේ අගමැතිවරයායි. ■ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය වගේම ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණත් ජනතාව අතරින් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප වෙලා තියන බව ගුරු ගෙදර මැතිවරණයෙන් පේනවා. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා තේරීම් කාරක සභාව පවත්වන එක නැවැත්වුවේ නැත්නම් ජනාධිපතිතුමා කැබිනට් එක පවත්වන්නේ නැහැ කියනවා. රටේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා අගමැතිවරයා එකගත්වයක නැහැ. කතානායකවරයා කියනවා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දීම සම්බන්ධව ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ස්ථාවරයට පටහැනි නීතිපතිගේ කරුණු දක්වීම සම්බන්ධව ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට අතිරේක පෙත්සමක්.......!
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ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු රාජ්‍ය භාෂාවෙන් හෝ ජාතික භාෂාවෙන් හෝ නීති පැනවීමේ භාෂාවෙන් හෝ අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දීමට අදාල අවශ්‍ය සුදුසු ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගන්නා ලෙස ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙනුවෙන් අධිකරණ හා බන්ධනාගාර ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ  අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ජ්‍යේෂ්ඨ සහකාර ලේකම් නීති රෝෂනී හෙට්ටිගේ විසින් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ රෙජිස්ට්‍රාර්වරයා වෙත ලිඛිතව දන්වා තිබියදී ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙනුවෙන්  අධිකරණයේ පෙනී සිටින නීතිපතිවරයා එයට පටහැනි ස්ථාවරයක් ගනිමින් සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ ලබා නොදිය යුතු බවට ස්ථාවරයක් ගෙන ඇත. මෙය පැහැදිලිවම ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ස්ථාවරය සම්බන්ධව වැරදි අදහසක් දැක්වීමක් බව නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන ප්‍රකාශ කළේ ය. ඒ මහතා ඒ බව ප්‍රකාශ කරන ලද්දේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසිරවීමට එරෙහිව පවරන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Hatred in us
Dr Sarath obeysekera 
To err is human forgive is divine There was a time when Jews were hated  by almost all the Germans .After over 70 years of the war In Germany there hatred is still prevailing , government requested Jews to refrain from wearing Kippah which is the traditional cap to avoid confrontation. In Sri Lanka we have no Jews but we have Muslims wearing their Taqiyah which is s half round cap to identify themselves. Some people who have become quite racist due to the recent incidents make frowned faces when they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

President Vs Speaker
Courtesy The Island
The executive and the legislature have locked horns once again. This time around they are clashing over a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC). President Maithripala Sirisena has taken exception to the ongoing PSC probe into the Easter bombings and allied issues; he thinks the UNP is trying to manipulate the select committee process to pin the blame for the government’s failure to prevent the carnage on him. His apprehension does not look totally unfounded. The UNP has ignored the President’s call for doing away with the PSC. The UNP will never forgive Sirisena for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

JVP sees red
Courtesy The Island
The JVP is drumming up support for what it calls a countrywide campaign to oust the incumbent government. With its chips down, thanks to its honeymoon with the UNP, it is desperate to shore up its crumbling image and prevent further erosion of its vote bank. Having failed to win at least a single local government body at last year’s mini polls and suffered a crushing defeat at last week’s Education Employees’ Cooperative Society election, it is obviously trying to bite off more than it can chew. Whether this government should be ousted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

SLPP rejects call for Speaker Karu Jayasuriya headed caretaker govt
by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris, yesterday, said that a proposal for appointing a caretaker government headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was not acceptable under any circumstances. Prof. Peiris said that the call for President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to resign to pave the way for a caretaker administration headed by Jayasuriya to undertake far reaching constitutional reforms, including the abolition of the executive presidency should be rejected. Prof. Peiris said so addressing the media at the SLPP office... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Legality of agreements with foreign countries
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island
A report in The Island of June 8, 2019, carrying the heading "Opposition demands halt to signing agreements with foreign countries in secret", cites MP Dinesh Gunawardena as stating: "The other thing is handing over terminals in Colombo Port to foreign countries. Both these agreements (the ‘other’ referred to being ‘a corridor from Trincomalee to the Colombo Port’) will have a bearing on our national security. These are very crucial assets to us. But the government has handed them over to foreign countries without even consulting Parliament. This is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Cabinet caught in the crossfire - Clash between Prez and govt. - Dayasiri questions CNI’s conduct
by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
June 11, 2019, 10:26 pm  A battle between President Maithripala Sirisena and the government over ongoing Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probe on Easter Sunday attacks took a new turn yesterday as those loyal to the President questioned why Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) retired DIG Sisira Mendis had left the country days after receiving warning of impending terrorist attack. Mendis stepped down over the weekend. Addressing the media at SLFP Office at the T.B. Jayah Mawatha, SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayaskera MP... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

අසාද් සාලි පාස්කු බෝම්බ කමිටුව ඔළුවෙන් හිටවයි.. වරද ආණ්ඩුවේ යයි කියයි.. කමිටුව කෝප වී අවස්ථා කිහිපයකම විරුද්ද වෙයි… දැඩි අවවාද කරයි.. [Video]
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පාස්කු ඉරිදා දිනයේ මෙරට ස්ථාන කිහිපයකට එල්ල කරන ලද බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාර ගැන කරුණු සොයා බැලීමට පත් කරන ලද පාර්ලිමේන්තු තේරීම් කාරක සභාව හමුවේ බස්නාහිර පලාත් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර අසාද් සාලි මහතා අද දිනයේ සාක්‍ෂි ලබා දෙන ලදී. සහරාන් හෂීම්ගේ නායකත්වයෙන් යුතු ජාතික තවුහිත් ජමාත් සංවිධානයට තැපැල් සේවා හා මුස්ලිම් ආගමික කටයුතු හිටපු ඇමති ඒ.එච්.එම්. හලීම්ගේ සහෝදරයෙකු වන සායිම් නැමැත්තාගේ සහයෝගය ලබා දුන් බවද ඔහු සදහන් කලේය. https://youtu.be/yaWZWcU9Mq4 කාත්තාන්කුඩි පොලීසිය මා එකට ජාතික තවුහාද් ජමාද් සංවිධානය වැඩ කළ බවත් 2017දී සහරාන් විසින් කාත්තන්කුඩියේ පාරම්පරික මුස්ලිම් ජනතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය රැස් නොවෙයි හේතුව තේරීම් කාරක සභාවද?
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/EebPSj4mwOc පාර්ලිමේන්තු කාරක සභාව ස්ථාවර නියෝගයන්ට පටහැනියි’ ඩයනා උදයංගනී උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප‍්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ  නඩු කටයුත්තක් විභාග වන බැවින් ඒ ගැන සෙවීමට විශේෂ කාරක සභාවක් පවත්වාගෙන යාම පාර්ලිමේන්තු ස්ථාවර නියෝගයන්ට පටහැනි කටයුත්තක් බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්‍ෂයේ මහලේකම්, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී දයාසිරි ජයසේකර මහතා පැවසීය. නීතිපතිවරයාද මේ සම්බන්ධව ජනාධිපතිවරයාට සහ කතානායකවරයාට කරුණු වාර්තා කර තිබෙන බව මහලේකම්වරයා සදහන් කළේය. එමෙන්ම මෙම පාර්ලිමේන්තු විශේෂ කාරක සභාව ජනාධිපතිවරයා ඉලක්ක කරගෙන සැලසුම්සහගතව අවලාද නැගීමේ අරමුණින් ගෙන යන්නක් බව කී ජයසේකර මහතා එක් පාර්ශවයක් විසින් තවත් පාර්ශවයකට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Mahinda Rajapaksa on why Muslim extremism spread throughout Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says that everything seen happening in the country now, such as the recent attacks on Muslim-owned businesses and the resignation of Muslim ministers, is directly connected to the presidential election that is due to be held in a few months.  He charged that the present government is seeking to retain for the next presidential election as well, the Muslim vote base that they organised around themselves “using various stratagems” before 2015.  https://youtu.be/RPBfnkRkpPE Delivering a speech at his official residence in Colombo, Rajapaksa said that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Azath Salley claims Thowheed Jamath and police worked together
Courtesy Adaderana
Former Western Province Governor Azath Salley claims that terrorist leader Zahran Hashim’s group torched 120 houses belonging to traditional Muslims in Kattankudy in the Eastern Province in 2017, however the police did nothing regarding that. He said that the people living in the area took to the streets and protested demanding the arrest of Zahran, but even then they didn’t arrest him.  “They did nothing. The OIC who was preparing to arrest him was transferred immediately,” he said, testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Gotabaya to be SLPP presidential candidate?
Courtesy Adaderana
Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa could be the next presidential candidate, according to SLPP MP Basil Rajapaksa. He mentioned this following a meeting with the Chairman of the Elections Commission along with Party Secretaries and representatives, today (11). Commenting to the media, Basil Rajapaksa stated that the Elections Commission has made a promise on holding the elections today as well as on earlier occasions. He also said that there might be a Presidential election soon and that a suitable candidate will appear on time. That candidate might be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

No Govt. without Cabinet meetings: SLPP
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today the government had ceased to function in the wake of President Maithripala Sirisena refusing to convene the weekly Cabinet meeting. He is reported to have informed the ministers that there would be no Cabinet meeting until the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on Easter Sunday attacks was called off. SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris said no Cabinet meetings meant there was no government. “There will be no cabinet meetings until the PSC is called off. Meanwhile, Speaker says the PSC... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Prez-Govt. gap widening: Dayasiri
Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara admitted that the differences between the President and the government were widening by the day with another looming crisis in the absence of today's Cabinet meeting. Mr. Jayasekara criticised the questioning of former SIS Chief Sisira Mendis by the Parliamentary Select Committee and the answers given by him. He told the weekly news briefing that the whole purpose of the PSC was to embarrass President Maithripala Sirisena but the way the sensitive information on intelligence was exposed through the media has put... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

UNP making good use of Muslim Community for political purposes: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
In a hard hitting speech, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the UNP was making good use of the Muslim community for their political purposes, especially aimed at the presidential election, while Muslim leaders, completely dependent on Muslim votes, want a government they could manipulate. He said this at his official residence in Colombo while urging the leaders of the country and of the Muslim community to act in a responsible and circumspect manner. https://youtu.be/QcA14jpFVWE “All of us should understand that everything that we see happening... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Politics may jeopardise probes on Easter attacks: Cardinal
Yohan Perera  Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Politics may jeopardise investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said last Saturday at a function held in Akmeemana. “We see difference of opinion with regard to investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks. Politicians sabotaging important investigations seems to be part of the Sri Lankan culture. Therefore, one cannot be satisfied with the investigations,” he said. Cardinal Ranjith said violence had made Sri Lanka a pool of blood since independence and that such an unfortunate situation was created by politicians. “The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

Bribery case Dr Mahanama and Dissanayaka to be indicted
By Hansi Nanayakkara Courtesy Ceylon Today
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday (11), informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna that as the probe into the bribe case involving the former Chief of the President’s Staff, Dr. Kusumdasa Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation Piyadasa Dissanayaka has been concluded, they will shortly indict them at the Colombo High Court. A complaint had been lodged at the Commission in this regard by Indian national K. Nadaraja who is an employee of M.G. Sugar Lanka Private Limited. The Commission... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

To prevent anarchy MR calls for snap polls
By Shiran Ranasinghe and W.K. Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today
With weekly Cabinet Meetings not taking place, the main Opposition led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday, called on the Government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to move a resolution seeking the dissolution of Parliament to prevent the country from anarchy. President Maithripala Sirisena, at a Special Cabinet Meeting summoned last Friday, threatened not to summon Cabinet Meetings, if the Government was adamant about continuing with the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks. As a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/06/19)

THE UNIFICATION OF MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES IS URGENTLY NEEDED IN SRI LANKA
By Edward Theophilus
At the time of gaining independence many political parties, which are now operating in the country as separate parties were united except Marxist parties, which were persistent to achieve a just society considering the liberation for proletarians.  The attention of Marxist parties was limited to proletarians or working class except for farmers. However, the unity of political parties ended with the separation of Mr. Bandaranaike, who had the interest to become a leader of the country uniting sanga, weda, guru, govi and camkaru. Some attitudes promoted by Mr. Bandaranaike laid the foundation to disunite people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

GIVING BUDDHIST STATUE AS A GIFT – GOOD OR BAD?
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
Our President Sirisena has donated the Samadhi Buddhist Statue to Prime Minister Modi.  I have heard from my mother never to give a Buddha Statue  ( Budu Pilima) as a gift to another. According to her giving Buddha Statue could bring Bad Omen to both the Giver and the Receiver.  The following is an extract from the Paranormal Forum: “My mother became very fond of Buddha statues after her trip to India and in 2006 she purchased a 40 inch statue here in South Africa. Over... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

The Next President Will Have All the Powers President Sirisena Now Enjoys
Dilrook Kannangara
Nihal Jayawickrama has written recently claiming the post of President will be merely ceremonial when President Sirisena vacates office. The government will implement policies and programmes of the prime minister and his Cabinet ministers (all of them parliamentarians). The president will be notified of decisions. Though the president will retain some powers like declaration of war, appointment of ambassadors, etc. all these can be disrupted by the Cabinet of ministers by withholding resources. These are mere fabrications of reality. In truth, the next president will have all the powers of President Sirisena until... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Golden opportunity ahead for Muslim MPs
Lionel Rajapakse
No doubt, recent resignation of government Muslim MPs from their portfolios, helped to widen the gap between the Muslim and Sinhala communities. It was unexpected and no body asked for all of them to resign. Ven Rathana Thero demanded only Eastern Province Governor Hizbulla, Western Province Governor Azath Salley and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to resign. Joint opposition brought a no-confidence motion against only  Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. But in solidarity with Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, all the Muslim MPs resigned en block. It is sad to see even Mr. Kabir Hashim, who publicly accused a Muslim politician... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

ACSA backer Kariyawasam now a paid employee of US government
Courtesy The Sunday Times
A former Sri Lanka diplomat and Foreign Secretary who allegedly pressurised the Defence Ministry to rush through the Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) between Sri Lanka and the United States is now a US federal government employee. Prasad Kariyawasam is employed by the US federal government backed Agency for International Development (USAID), a federal entity. The agency’s Colombo office has placed him as an Advisor to Parliament of Sri Lanka. Erroneously, sometimes Mr Kariyawasam’s appointment has been referred to as Advisor to the Speaker. The USAID has been periodically helping providing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Sri Lanka: to be or not to be?
Mario Perera Kadawata
Never in this country’s history has a government sunk to such a level of degradation as this MS-RW government. Venerable Rathana’s history making walk to Mavil Aru, the roadway that all feared to tread was the act that led the way for the government forces to unleash their might against the LTTE. He was the trail blazer. By deciding on his fast unto death, he has focused the eyes of the Sinhala majority on another trail to be exploited for this country to be freed from the chains with which it is enmeshed.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

ලංකාවේ සුළු ජාතිය වුණත් අප ලෝකයේ මහා ජාතියක්.. අප බය කරන්න හිතන්නවත් එපා..- හිස්බුල්ලා [Video]
Dr Sarath Obyesekera
lanka C news -මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව බියට පත්වී නිවාස ඇතුලත වී සිටි කාලය හොඳටම ඇති යයි නැගෙනහිර පළාත් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර එම් එල් ඒ එම් හිස්බුල්ලා මහතා සඳහන් කරයි.මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව හිස එසවා සිටිය යුතු බවත් කී ඔහු ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව තුල මුස්ලිම් සුළු ජාතියක් වුවද ලෝකයේ මහා ජාතියක් බවත් ඔහු අවධාරණය කරයි.මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව ලෙහෙසියෙන් බිය කර තල්ල කර හැරීමට හැකි යයි කිසිවෙකු නොසිතිය යුතු බවත් ඔහු කියයි.හිස්බුල්ලකා මහතා මෙම අදහස් පල කරන ලද්දේ කාත්තන්කුඩි දී පැවති ජනහමුවක් අමතමිනි.  I am of the opinion that Hizbullah got it all wrong Muslim /Islam is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

අද වනවිට ආන්ඩුව ඉදිරියට ගෙනියන්න බැරි විදයේ අර්බුදයක් විධායකය හා ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය අතර පවතිනවා. ඒකට හොදම උදාහරණයක් වෙන්නේ රටේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා කැබිනට් එක වර්ජනය කරන බවට කරන ප්‍රකාශයයි
අද (10) පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද (10) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු මාධ්‍යවේදින් ■ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ශක්තිය සෑම ක්සේත්‍රයකින්ම පේනවා. අධ්‍යාපන සේවා සමුපකාර සමිතියට නියෝජිතයින් පත්කර ගැනීමේ ඡන්දයේදී නියෝජිතයින් 371න් නියෝජිතයින් 192ක් ලබා ගන්න අපිට හැකිවුනා. ඒ අනුව අධ්‍යක්ෂක මණ්ඩලයේ සම්පුර්ණ සාමාජික සංඛ්‍යාව වන 15න් සාමාජිකයින් 9ක් අපිට හිමිවෙන්න නියමිතයි. අපිට විරුද්ධ කණ්ඩායමට අධ්‍යක්ෂ මණ්ඩලයෙන් ලැබෙන්නේ සාමාජිකයින් 6ක් පමණයි. ජවිපේ වාර දෙකක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Man from (Pollonnaruwa) drops sarong to prove his innocence to cop (s)! Daily mirror ..
Dr Sarath obeysekera
It was reported that an individual from Polonnaruwa had proven his innocence to a traffic cop by dropping the sarong he was wearing. The incident is as follows; A young man had gone to a nearby filling station in his lorry to get a barrel of fuel when his tractor ceased due to fuel exhaustion when ploughing the paddy field. On his return, he had been stopped by a policeman who was on traffic duty to check for his insurance certificate and driving licence. After he had produced the relevant documents, the policeman... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

දින 51 ආණ්ඩුව සාර්ථකව කරගෙන ගියා... නියංගොඩ විජිතසිරි අනුනාහිමි
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/A96rIOSDCFg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

ෂොපින් බෑග් එකක් අරගෙන ආ බදියුදීන් ලෝකයේ බිලියනපතියෙක් වූ හැටි මෙන්න..
තුෂාර උඩවත්ත – aruna.lk
කුණු කානුවේ සිටි ‘‘ජනවර්ජන’’ නගරාධිපති වූයේ මනුතාපයේය. ඒ නවකතාවක සිදුවෙන හැටිය. එහෙත් සත්‍යයට වඩා කල්පිතය විශ්වාස කළ හැකි බවට උදාහරණයක් දේශපාලන ලෝකයෙන් හමුවී තිබේ. මේ කතාව, පොල්අතුපැලේ සිට ඇමැතිවරයකු දක්වා පැමිණි එවැනි ධෛර්ය සම්පන්න තරුණයකු ගැනය. නිකම්ම ඇමැතිවරයක් නොව කෝටිපතියෙක් වූ තරුණ ඇමැතිවරයෙක් ගැනය. පසුගිය සඳුදා වන තෙක්ම කර්මාන්ත වාණිජ කටයුතු, දිගුකාලීනව අවතැන්වූවන් නැවත පදිංචි කිරීමේ සහ සමුපකාර සංවර්ධන ඇමැති ධුරයෙහි කටයුතු කළ රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් මෙහි කථානායකයා වෙයි. 1972 නොවැම්බර් මස 7 වැනිදා මන්නාරම තාරාපුම්හි උපත ලබන රිෂාඩ් හය දෙනකුගෙන් යුත් පවුලේ බර කරට ගත් වැඩිමහල් සහෝදරයා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Not only 72 virgins but other perks for being a suicide bomber.
Sri Lanka News
International Terrorist Analyst Prof. Rohan Gunaratne says that three extremist terrorist groups were active in Sri Lanka. He made these comments addressing a seminar on ISIS terrorism in Colombo. He further said that suicide terrorists believe in five main objectives to become a suicide bomber. They are; 1. That they will be entering heaven instantaneously 2.That they will become members of the divine community there, 3.That all the mistakes and sin will be forgiven 4. 70 relatives can also be taken to heaven 5. That 72 virgins will... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Rooms 50% off and ads in Russia: Sri Lanka woos tourists after attacks
Courtesy Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-tourism/rooms-50-off-and-ads-in-russia-sri-lanka-woos-tourists-after-attacks-idUSKCN1TB0KZ COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s battered tourism industry is trying to woo visitors back to beaches deserted after deadly Easter bombings, slashing hotel rates and pushing promotions in key markets like Russia. Tourism, which accounts for 5% of Sri Lanka’s gross domestic product, tanked after Islamist bombers on April 21 attacked luxury hotels and churches, killing 250 people, including 40 foreigners. England, India and the United States were among countries that issued travel advisories for Sri Lanka, a diverse island with pristine beaches, ancient Buddhist temples, and lush hills... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Only Wimal exposed names of extremists – Rauff Hakeem
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Leader of the Muslim Congress MP Rauff Hakeem, said that he believes that MP Wimal Weerawansa is the only person who spoke about the people related to extremism knowing the truth, and he has done the correct thing, at the correct time. He said so while participating in the ‘Hard Talk’ programme of Hiru TV, and the discussion with the MP is as follows: Were you in Cabinet when a No-Confidence Motion (NCM) was presented against Ravi Karunanayake? A: Yes, of course. Would you... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Professor G.L Peiris foresees another 21/4 in the offing
By Ranmini Gunasekara and Thameenah Razeek Courtesy Ceylon Today
The tussle between the Executive and the Parliament should come to a stop, as this can lead to another incident such as that of 21/4, said Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Professor G.L Peiris yesterday (10). He said this at a Media conference held at the Party Headquarters in Battaramulla. “The Parliamentary Select Committee on the Easter Sunday attacks is going on amidst ...objections from the President. The Speaker has decided that he will not stop it, whilst the President has clearly asked... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

PSC drama Wijeyadasa warns Speaker
By J. T. De Silva Courtesy Ceylon Today
Member of Parliament Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has written to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya emphasising that under Clause 74 of the Constitution, Parliament does not have the authority to appoint a Select Committee regarding powers possessed by the Executive in connection with State Security. In the letter he states that he would like to focus attention on the law that is being currently enforced to punish anyone who reveals any facts, such as official State secrets that have been prohibited to be revealed by any person, that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Acting Ministers appointed to posts vacated by Muslim ministers
Courtesy Adaderana
Acting Ministers have been appointed to the ministerial portfolios made vacant following the resignation of Muslim ministers a short while ago. The acting ministers took oath before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House. Accordingly, Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana has been appointed as the Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, Co-operative Development, Vocational Training & Skills Development. https://youtu.be/H3S3ZdaTLDg New Acting Ministers Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana - Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce, Co-operative Development, Vocational Training & Skills Development State Minister Lucky... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Doubtful of inquiries into Easter attacks - Cardinal
Courtesy Adaderana
There are doubts concerning the investigations into the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, says His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. Addressing an event held at Thalgasyaya in Akmeemana, the Cardinal stated that these attacks were not a sudden series of events but the result of long-term planning. “Murders happen but no actions are taken against them and this has now become a ‘tradition’ of the country. This has happened continuously for the past 40-50 years,” Cardinal Ranjith said. https://youtu.be/jmJBnGxWbP8 It is doubtful whether the same thing would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Special Investigation Committee probing Easter attacks submits final report
Courtesy Adaderana
The Special Investigative Board appointed to look into the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday has submitted its final report to President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (10). The final report was handed over to the President at the Presidential Secretariat, the President’s Media Division (PMD) stated. A day following the attacks on April 21st, the President appointed a three-member committee, spearheaded by the Supreme Court Judge Vijith Malalgoda, comprises of the former Inspector General of Police N. K. Ilangakoon and former Ministry Secretary Padmasiri Jayamanne. The committee looks into the causes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Lanka IOC also announces price hike in Petrol 92 Octane
Courtesy Adaderana
Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) has decided to increase the price of Petrol 92 Octane by Rs 7.00 per litre and the price hike is set to take effect from midnight today (10). The revised price, which was previously at Rs 140.00 as per the price hike announced by the Lanka IOC last month, will accordingly be Rs 147.00. However, the prices of other fuel categories will not be increased, Lanka IOC has stated. This decision has been taken in view of the price revision announced by the Ceylon Petroleum... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

News at 9.00PM Ada Derana
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/_V3rn8rC7z4... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Prince Salman recommends “decent and respectful attire” not abaya or niqab
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Riyadh, June 10 (Reuters): Women in Saudi Arabia need not wear headcover or the black abaya — the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of Islamic piety — as long as their attire is “decent and respectful”, the kingdom’s reform-minded crown prince said. With the ascent to power of young Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, the country has seen an expansion in women’s rights including a decision to allow women to attend mixed public sporting events and the right to drive cars from this summer. The changes have been hailed as proof... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith – the benign star of Sri Lanka
H. L. D. Mahindapala
In its long history the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has come under massive attacks by other religionists on three critical occasions. The first attack was the most horrendous. Sankilli, the illegitimate son of King Pararajasegaram and one of the most cruel rulers of Jaffna, marched down to Mannar on the Christmas eve of 1544 and massacred 600 Tamil Catholics, which included pregnant women, children, old and the young , all because they did not recognize him as “the sole representative of the Tamils”. The Tamil Catholics of Mannar had sworn allegiance to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS AND SRI LANKA Part 3
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The local NGOs active in Sri Lanka politics are implanted organizations, not home grown. They are financed by western countries and managed by paid local agents. The term ‘civil society’ was used to bring these NGOs into political life of Sri Lanka. In 2012, there were approximately 1300 NGOs in Sri Lanka.  The   local NGOs are funded by foreign organizations. One NGO admitted that if the foreign funding dried up all activities would stop. Most NGOs are small with less than 10 full time staff. Most NGOs are located in posh offices in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/06/19)

We should not judge all the Muslims on the basis of Saharans action
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
I have been in association with Libyans .Iraqis Syreans .Egyprians ,Azerbijanies .Kazaks .Maldivians,Thadjiks and also Indian Muslims during  by carrier .I have never noticed any of them blindly advocating what Saharan was preaching. Even though Rohana Wijeweera was advocating violence ,and being a Buddhist he should not have done what he did. His henchmen killed one of my friend who is a brother of and existing lady judge ,in cold blood for acting against their orders ,He was shot with an AK 47 ( built in the same country he had  his education... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

ISLAM IN LAYMAN'S TERMS
Here is a perspective by Dr Peter Hammond.
Dr Hammond's doctorate is in Theology. He was born in Cape-town in 1960, grew up in Rhodesia and converted to Christianity in 1977.   Adapted from Dr Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat:   Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.   Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.   Islamization begins... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

රැවුලයි කැදයි දෙකම බේරා ගැනීම හෙවත් රතන හිමිගේ උපවාසය
වාගිස ප්‍රනාන්දු
රිෂාඩ් බද්යුදීන් ඇමතිවරයාට එරෙහිව විශ්වාසභංගයක් විපක්ෂය විසින් කතානායකට භාරදී තිබුනු අතර ඉන්පසුව ජවිපේ විසින් රජයට එරෙහි විශ්වාසභංගයක්ද කතානායකවරයාට භාරදී තිබුනි. මේ අතර රතන හිමියන් විසින් රිෂාඩ්, අසාද් සාලි සහ හිස්බුල්ලා යන අය තමන් දරන ධුරවලින් ඉවත්වීම සදහා දින කීපයක් කල් දුන් අතර එම කාලසීමාව ඉක්මගිය පසු තමන් දැඩි තීන්දුවකට එළඹෙන බව ප්‍රසිද්ධීයේ පැවසීය. ඒ අනුව කිසිවෙකු හෝ ඉල්ලා අස්නොවූ හෙයින් රතන හිමියන් බස්නාහිර හා නැගෙනහිර ආන්ඩුකාරවරුන් එම ධූරවලින් ඉවත් වන තුරු සහ වත්මන් ආන්ඩුවේ ඇමතිධුරයක් දරණ රිෂාඩ් බද්යුදීන් ඇමතිවරයාව එම ධූරයෙන් ඉවත්වන තුරු උපවාසයක් පසුගියදා මහනුවරදී ආරම්භකරන ලදී. මින් පලමු කරුණවූ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

දළදා මාලිගාවට ප්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල වේ යයි සැකයි.. දලදා පෙරහැරේ යමක් සිදුවිය හැකියි..- මල්වතු අනුනාහිමි කියති.. [Video]
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දළදා මාලිගාවට ප්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල වේ යැයි අවිනිශ්චිතතාවයක් ඇති බව මල්වතු පාර්ශවයේ අනුනායක පූජ්‍ය නියංගොඩ විජිතසිරි හිමියෝ සඳහන් කරති. දළදා පෙරහරේ දී යමක් සිදු වේයැයි අවිනිශ්චිතතාවයක් පැහැදිලිව තිබෙන බවද උන්වහන්සේ පවසති. https://youtu.be/Y3lr37-Sn-0 මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කටයුතු කිරීමට මුහුණ දිය යුතු ආයතන ඇති බව ද මහජනතාවගේ සෝදිසි කණ්ඩායම් අත්‍යාවශ්‍ය බව ද අනුනාහිමියන් කීහ. ඒ ගැන කිසිදු සූදානමක් නැතැයිද හිමියන් චෝදනා කළහ. උත්සව සභාවක් අමතමිනි නායකයින් මේ අදහස් පළ කළහ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

PM Modi visits church hit on Easter Sunday: Acts of terror cannot defeat Sri Lanka spirit
Written by Shubhajit Roy |New Delhi Courtesy The Indian Express
Modi’s visit is part of his first foreign trip after re-election and is focused on the government’s Neighbourhood First policy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo on Sunday. (AP) MORE THAN a month after the Easter Sunday terror attack rocked Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Colombo — the first foreign leader to visit the country after the suicide bombings — and paid tribute to the victims, saying “cowardly acts of terror cannot defeat the spirit of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

Easter attacks: NIA shares with Sri Lanka numbers of five locals linked to IS
Courtesy The Indian Express
A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team was in Sri Lanka last week in connection with the agency’s probe into two IS modules in India that are suspected to have had connections in Sri Lanka. More than 250 people were killed in the attacks. Archive In the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 250 people, India has shared with Sri Lanka phone numbers of five Lankans suspected to be associated with Islamic State (IS). India has also shared call logs and details of some Indians who were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

පාට කන්නාඩිය තුලින් ඉන්දීය අගමැතිවරයාට උණුසුම් පිළිගැනීමක්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රවෘති
ඉන්දීය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝදි අද උදෑසන කටුනායක ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන්තොටුපලින් මෙරටට පැමිණියා. ඒ අනුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ විසින් ගුවතොටුපල පරිශ්‍රයේදී එතුමන් පිළිගනු ලැබූයේ හිරු කදාවක් (Sun Glass) පැලඳගෙන අතර ඉන්දීය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝදි මහතා සමාන්‍ය උපැස් යුගලකින් සැරසී සිටිම විශෙෂත්වයක් විය. පිළිගැනීමේ නිල උත්සවය අද දහවල් ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේ දී පැවැත්වින.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

වෛද්‍ය ෂාෆි ට එරෙහිව පැමිණිලි 723 ක්
උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
 කුරුණෑගල ශික්ෂණ රෝහලේ ප්‍රසව හා නාරිවේද වෛද්‍ය අංශයේ සේවය කරන ෂාෆි ෂියාබ්දීන් වෛද්‍යවරයාට එරෙහිව අද (09) පස්වරුව වනවිට කුරුණෑගල ශික්ෂණ රෝහලට පමණක් ලැබී ඇති සම්පුර්ණ පැමිණිලි සංඛ්‍යාව 723 ක්වූ බව රෝහල පාලනාධිකාරිය ප්‍රකාශ කළේය .  පසුගිය සිකුරාදාට (07) පැමිණිලි 24 ක්ද , ඊයේ (08) දිනයේ ( 08) පැමිණිලි 26 ක්ද , අද දිනයේ පැමිණිලි 14 ක්ද ලැබී ඇත . එම වෛද්‍යවරයා සිදුකර ඇති සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් සම්බන්ධයෙන් සැකකරන කාන්තාවන් විසින් සිදුකරන ලද පැමිණිලි කුරුණෑගල ශික්ෂණ රෝහලට බාර ගැනීම අරඹනු ලැබුවේ පසුගිය මස 26 වැනිදාය . ඒ අනුව එදින සිට ඊයේ දිනය වනවිට අඛණ්ඩව දින 15 ක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

Visiting Lankan academic says spirit of security forces has been crushed
Courtesy The Island
The Sri Lankan security forces had turned from being hunters to fishermen during the last few years and the spirit of the security forces had been crushed since 2015, expert on terrorism Rohan Gunaratna told a meeting organised by the Mahinda Rajapaksa Centre yesterday in Colombo. Gunaratna said that the Easter Sunday attack was not an intelligence failure but a failure of political leadership. Sri Lankan forces provided the government with accurate information, Gunaratna said. "The forces had gone from being hunters to fishermen," he said, reflecting on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

‘දූෂණය නැති තැනක් කොහේවත් නැහැ‘
ජේ.කේ.එල්.චාමින්ද උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
දුෂණය නැති තැනක් ලංකාවේ කිසිම තැනක නොමැති බවත්, මෙරට පොඩිම පුද්ගලයාගේ සිට ලොකුම පුද්ගලයා දක්වා සියලුම දෙනා නීතිරීති උල්ලංඝණය කිරීමට පුරුදු වී තිබෙන බවත් අගරදගුරු අතිඋතුම් මැල්කම් කාදිනල් රංජිත් හිමිපාණෝ අද (09) අක්මීමණදී පැවසූහ. අක්මීමන තල්ගස්යාය ශ්‍රි අශ්වත්ථාරාම විහාරස්ථ සිරිපවරකිත්ති දහම්පාසලේ 45 වැනි සංවත්සරය හා ත්‍යාග හා සහතිකපත් ප්‍රදානය කිරිමේ උත්සවයට එක්වෙමින්  හිමිපාණෝ මේ බව පැවසූහ. ‘‘නිදහසින් පසු ලංකාවේ පොළව ලේ වලින් පිරිච්ච පොළවක් බවට හැරිලා තියෙනවා. මෙකට හේතුව තමයි දේශපාලන ලෝකය තුළ විනය නැතිවිමේ ප්‍රශ්නය. දේශපාලනය කරන අය මේකට වගකියන්න ඕනෑ. අපේ දහම්පාසල් දරුවන්ට විනය ගැන කථා කරලා වැඩක් නැහැ. පාසල් දරුවන්ට විනය ගැන ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

Need of the hour Patience until an election
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
It is a possibility that Athureliye Rathana Thera delivered a doosra when he launched a fast-unto-death to force the Government to remove Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley. Having had supported the Yahapalana Government that failed spectacularly, Rathana Thera was in a political limbo and needed a strategy to regain his former political status. The Opposition in the meantime had thrown the Government into a classic catch 22 by passing a No- Confidence-Motion against Cabinet Minister Rishad Bathiudeen.   ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

Ten complaints against Rishad: Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake
UPATISSA PERERA Courtesy Ceylon Today
Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake told a Media briefing yesterday (6) that 10 complaints against former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will be handed over to the three-member committee at Police Headquarters today (7).  Dissanayake said there were complaints related to Bathiudeen’s alleged links with extremists, scams carried out by him, information about two alleged murders in Mannar and forcible takeover of lands.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

Ada Derana News at 6.55
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/jMMXKnBIO50... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

Country should be brought under one common law – Rathana Thero
Courtesy Adaderana
The President should use his executive powers to bring the whole country under one law, states UNP MP Athuraliye Rathana Thero. The Thero mentioned this speaking to the media personnel in Kandy, today (09). https://youtu.be/C_5dL_3jPXs According to him, there are many steps that the government should take regarding the Muslim extremism that is prevailing in the country. “The first step is ‘one country, one law’. One education policy. Preventing land acquisition by using arbitrary means of public power. An environment policy that protects the environment”, said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/06/19)

Rajapaksa asks Lankan Muslims to stop Arabization of their culture
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, June 8 (newsin.asia): The Leader of the Opposition and former Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Saturday called upon the island’s Muslim community to stop the Arabization of their culture and return to the traditional Sri Lankan Muslim culture. Rajapaksa said this at a meeting with the nine Muslim leaders who had quit the Council of Ministers in protest against the persecution of their community following the April 21 suicide bombings carried out by the Jehadi National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ). Rajapaksa said that while the Sirsena-Wickremsinghe government has failed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

Parliament select committee reminds me of Sinhala Garayaka ritual
Dr Sarath OBEYSEKERA 
Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando says that the Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) had sent him a message on WhatsApp the day before the Easter attacks took place. https://youtu.be/S5KNic8TwTw Testifying before the Special Parliament Select Committee appointed to look into the Easter attack yesterday (06), the former defence secretary stated that he was not well on the day the message was received. He said he was not well that day and that he was sleeping, as he had a “very bad headache”. Fernando says he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

MUSLIM POLITICIANS AND SO-CALLED MUSLIM POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS HAVE BEEN DUPING THE HUMBLE PAMARAMAKKAL.
By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist, Political Communications Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”, June 8th., 2019.
Rauf Hakeem and the 9 Muslims Mp's  who enjoyed the office of Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and Stateministers because of the "VOTE BANK TRADING" of the Muslims votes hoodwinked and "CHEATED" the Muslim community and the Nation at large, when Rauf Hakemm made a public statement that they have tendered there resignation from the portfilios they were holding. WHAT RAUF HAKEEM and the 8 Muslim Mp's told at a hurriedly called press conference which was given wide media... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

ලංකාවේ සුළු ජාතිය වුණත් අප ලෝකයේ මහා ජාතියක්.. අප බය කරන්න හිතන්නවත් එපා..- හිස්බුල්ලා [Video]
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මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව බියට පත්වී නිවාස ඇතුලත වී සිටි කාලය හොඳටම ඇති යයි නැගෙනහිර පළාත් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර එම් එල් ඒ එම් හිස්බුල්ලා මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව හිස එසවා සිටිය යුතු බවත් කී ඔහු ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව තුල මුස්ලිම් සුළු ජාතියක් වුවද ලෝකයේ මහා ජාතියක් බවත් ඔහු අවධාරණය කරයි. https://youtu.be/Pdq-1P0wnwU මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව ලෙහෙසියෙන් බිය කර තල්ල කර හැරීමට හැකි යයි කිසිවෙකු නොසිතිය යුතු බවත් ඔහු කියයි. හිස්බුල්ලකා මහතා මෙම අදහස් පල කරන ලද්දේ කාත්තන්කුඩි දී පැවති ජනහමුවක් අමතමිනි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

Politics must not hinder Sri Lanka security investigation
Courtesy The National
Threats by Sirisena to derail probe risk placing personal pride before thepublic good Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena attending a naval ceremony in Colombo. Dinuka Liyanawatte / Reuters  The wounds of Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings, which left 250 people dead on a single bloody day in April, have yet to heal. Reminded of the very worst atrocities of the country’s decades-long civil war, the Sri Lankan people showed remarkable solidarity and resilience in the aftermath. Within hours of the last blast, emergency blood banks across the nation were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

Sri Lanka intelligence chief fired after criticism over bombings
Courtesy AL JAZEERA
President Sirisena fires chief of national intelligence for suggesting he had been forewarned about Easter bombings. Sirisena's move could escalate political tensions over the ongoing parliamentary probe [File: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters] Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has fired the country's chief of national intelligence after he suggested that the president was forewarned about the deadly Easter bombings. Indian intelligence agents sent several warnings to Sri Lankan authorities that a plot was under way, but Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have both said they were not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

Special Cabinet meeting heats up
By Ruchira Dilan Madusanka Courtesy Ceylon Today
President Maithripala Sirisena, at a hurriedly summoned special Cabinet meeting last night, has warned the Government to immediately stop the Parliamentary Select Committee proceedings on the Easter Sunday attacks. President Sirisena has also threatened that he will not hold Cabinet meetings if the Government is determined to continue with the PSC proceedings. He had threatened to do so following a heated argument with a few Ministers during the Cabinet meeting. “You have appointed Malalgoda Committee to probe this. It was also promised to submit the report in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

ආරක්ෂක කවුන්සිලයට නොකැඳවීම ගැන මුනිවත රැක්කා නම් අගමැති වගකිවයුතුයි
සංවාදය - අනුරාධා හේරත් උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
මේ වන විට අමාත්‍යාංශ ගණනාවක් හිස්ව තිබෙනවා. ඔබට නව ඇමැති ධුරයක් ගැන බලාපොරොත්තුවක් තිබෙනවද? ඇත්තටම මේ අවස්ථාවේ ඇමැතිවරු ඉල්ලා අස්වුණේ සුවිශේෂී හේතුවක් නිසා. මං හිතන්නේ මේ වෙලාවේ ඒ හේතුව පදනම් කරගෙන අපි ඇමැතිකම් බලාපොරොත්තු වීම නොවෙයි කළ යුත්තේ. මම හිතන්නේ දැනට ඉන්න කැබිනට් ඇමැතිවරු කිහිප දෙනෙක්ට මේ ඉල්ලා අස්වූ ඇමැතිවරුන්ගේ වගකීම දැනට භාරදෙයි. මුස්ලිම් අමාත්‍යවරු ඉල්ලා අස්වීම හරහා ඇමැති රිෂාඩ් වැටෙන්න ගිය වළෙන් බේරගන්න උප්පරවැට්ටියක් නේද මේ යෙදුවේ? අපේ කණ්ඩායම් රැස්වීමේදී කතා වුණ කාරණයක් තමයි රිෂාඩ් ඇමැතිතුමාට විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාවක් ගෙනැවිත් තිබෙනවා ඊට පස්සේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

රිෂාඩ්,සාලි,හිස්බුල්ලා,මුජිබර්ට එරෙහි චෝදනා ඔප්පු වුණොත් ප්‍රජා අයිතිය අහෝසි කල යුතුයි - ජාතික විද්වත් භික්ෂු සංසදය
උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
හිටපු අමාත්‍ය රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන්, බස්නාහිර පළාත් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර අසාද් සාලි, නැඟෙනහිර හිටපු පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර එම්.එල්.ඒ.එම්. හිස්බුල්ලා, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි මුජිබර් රහුමාන් යන මහත්වරුන්ට එල්ල වී තිබෙන බරපතළ චෝදනා ස්වාධීන පරීක්ෂණයකින් ඔප්පු වුවහොත් එම සිවුදෙනාගේ ප්‍රජා අයිතිය අහෝසි කිරීමට ක්‍රියාකරන ලෙසට ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාට දැනුම් දීමට ජාතික විද්වත් භික්ෂු සංසදය තීරණය කරයි.  එම භික්ෂු සංසදයේ සම කැඳවුම්කරු පූජ්‍ය ආචාර්ය මාදුරුඔයේ ධම්මිස්සර හිමියන් “ඉරිදා මව්බිම”ට ප්‍රකාශ කළේ මෙම සිවුදෙනාම අන්තවාදී සංවිධානවලට දේශපාලන රැකවරණ ලබාදුන් බවට හා අනුබල දුන් බවට එල්ල වී තිබෙන බරපතළ චෝදනා ඔප්පු වුවහොත් මොවුන් කිසිදු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

National Intelligence Chief resigns
Courtesy Adaderana
The Chief of National Intelligence Sisira Mendis has resigned from his post with immediate effect. Mendis, Director of Sri Lanka’s Centre for National Intelligence under the Ministry of Defense, had served as DIG of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and was also head of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) from 2008 to 2009. The national intelligence chief’s resignation comes after testifying last week to the parliamentary select committee that the April 21 attacks could have been averted. President Maithripala Sirisena summoned an emergency cabinet meeting on Friday night and has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

We will use the leverage we have to address grievances - Hakeem
Ada Derana
Former minister Rauff Hakeem says that the Muslim MPs who quit their government posts will use the leverage they have in order to see that their grievances will be addressed in the proper way, without affecting the national unity and cohesion among communities. He made these comments while speaking to journalists after meeting with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa along with the other Muslim parliamentarians who recently resigned from their ministerial portfolios. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader said that they explained to the Opposition Leader the reasons for their collective resignation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/06/19)

FOR FEAR OF IMPEACHMENT MOTION, SIRISENA MIGHT CALL AN EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The Parliamentary Select Committee is hunting down the President in an unprecedented manner.  If the witnesses are telling the truth, then any ordinary citizen could form an independent opinion.  The President systematically dismantled the Security Council.  He changed Prime Minister with a most trusted man, Mahinda Rajapakse. But even when MR was the Prime Minister, he has also not been invited for the Security Council Meetings.  So, President neither trusted Ranil nor Mahinda.  At what cost? It is noteworthy that Jayampathy Wickremaratne is a member of the PSC... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS AND SRI LANKA Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The term “Non-governmental organization” (NGO) came into existence in 1945 when the United Nations was set up. The UN granted ‘observer status’ to approved ‘International non-state agencies’ (INGOs) and permitted them to   attend UN assemblies and meetings. In July 2018, there were 5,081 NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC. These consisted of 134 organizations in general consultative status, 3,974 in special consultative status and 973 on a third list known as Roster. There are several categories of NGOs. Some NGOs are funded by foreign governments   and act like extensions of government (GONGOs). It... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS AND SRI LANKA Part 2
KAMALIKA PIERIS
In Sri Lanka too, the GONGOs, QUANGOs and INGOs are engaged in meddling with political matters. This essay looks briefly at some of these NGOs.  The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a U.S. non-profit organization for promoting democracy abroad. It is funded by the US Congress. It is supposed to be a tool of the CIA as well. The ‘umbrella protests’ in Hong Kong were funded by the NED. In Sri Lanka Bar Association of Sri Lanka was accused of being funded by the NED “which was a CIA arm”. The National... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Bathiuddeen stations another set of Saharans at Wilachchikulama
බදියුදීන් විලච්චිකුලමේ තවත් සහරාන්ලා පිරිසක් රදවයි.. lankacnews.com/June 7, 2019
(Unsolicited verbatim translation by Rohana R. Wasala without any commitment to the veracity of its contents.) It has now been revealed that, in the recent past, there were safe houses that provided security for Wahhabist terrorists in the Muslim villages established by the person called Rishad Bathiuddeen in the thousands of acres of land cleared in the Wilachchikulam forest reserve. Member of Parliament Udayashantha Gunasekera, Secretary for Youth Affairs, Jathika Nidahas Peramuna/National Freedom Front (NLF), pointed this out during a press briefing held at the NLF Headquarters... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

අපි පහුගිය කාලයේ කතා කරපු ජාතික ආරක්ෂාවට රජය කිසිදු ප්‍රමුඛතාවයක් ලබා නොදුන් බව මේ වෙද්දි ඔප්පු වෙලා
අද :07 දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද :07 දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ශෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී දිලුම් අමුණුගම මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ප්‍රසන්න රණවීර මහතා ■ හිටපු බස්නාහිර පළාත් සභා මන්ත්‍රී සහන් ප්‍රදීප් මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ශෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දැනට ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙන පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධ තේරීම් කාරක සභාවේ සාක්ෂි විමසීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් රටේම අවධානය යොමු වෙලයි තියෙන්නේ. සාක්ෂි ලබා දෙන කණ්ඩායමේ සහ විමර්ශන කණාඩායමේ අදහස් දෙස බැලුවාම පේන්නේ මේ ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනාධිපතිතුමාත් අගමැතිතුමාත් වගකීම භාරගත යුතු බවයි.මෙතෙක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Batticaloa campus මුදල් අය නොකරන රාජ්‍ය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයක් බවට පත් කරන්න
සමස්ත ලංකා වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය. All Ceylon Medical Officers' Association.
Batticaloa campus යන නමින් හඳුන්වනු ලබන පෞද්ගලික උසස් අධ්‍යාපන ආයතනය නිසා රට තුළ ආන්දෝලනයක් හටගෙන තිබේ. මඩකළපු දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයට අයත් වාලච්චේන පුනානි ප‍්‍රදේශයේ මහවැලි බී කලාපයට අයත් අක්කර 35 ක ඉඩමක් අවුරුදු තිහක දීර්ඝකාලීන බදු පදනමට ලබාගත් පෙර ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමතිවරයකු ව සිටි වර්තමාන නැගෙනහිර පළාතේ ආණ්ඩුකාර ධූරය දරන එම්.අයි.එම්. හිස්බුල්ලා මහතා ආරම්භ කළ හීරා පදනම විසින් මෙම ආයතනය අරඹා ඇත. 2013 වර්ෂයේදීය එවකට නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන හා වෘත්තීය පුහුණු කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතාගේ ප‍්‍රධානත්වයෙන් මුල් ගල තබා ආරම්භ කළ මෙහි අරමුණ වූයේ වෘත්තීය පුහුණු පාඨමාලා පැවැත්වීමයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

වඩු මඩු තහනම් කර ගස් කපන මැෂින් ගෙන්වීමත් තහනම් කරනවා; ලී මෝල් හිමියන්ට වෙන ජොබ් එකක් හොයා ගන්න අවුරුදු පහක් දෙනවා!
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
වඩු මඩුත් තහනම් කර ගස් කපන යන්ත‍්‍ර ආනයනයත් තහනම් කරන බව ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පැවසීය.    ලී මෝල් හිමියන්ට වෙනත් ව්‍යාපාරවලට සූදානම් වීම සඳහා පස් වසරක කාලයක් ලබා දෙන බව ද හෙතෙම කීවේය.  ජනාධිපතිවරයා මේ බව ප‍්‍රකාශ කළේ කොළඹ බණ්ඩාරනායක අනුස්මරණ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත‍්‍රණ ශාලාවේ ඊයේ (06 වැනිදා* පැවති ජගත් පරිසර දින සැමරුම් උත්සවය අමතමිනි.   ”ලංකාවේ ලොකු සල්ලිකාරයෝ ලොකු ලී මෝල් දාලා තියෙනවා. එහෙම නැති අය අතේ ගෙනියන මැෂින් පාවිච්චි කරනවා. දුප්පත් අය වඩු මඩු ගහනවා. මම වඩු මඩුවත් තහනම් කරනවා. පිටරටින් ගේන ගස් කපන මැෂිනුත් තහනම් කරනවා. ලී මෝල්වලටත් අවුරුදු 5ක කාලයක් දෙනවා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Leaked Diplomatic Cable Suggests Saudi Foreknowledge of Sri Lanka Easter Bombings
by Whitney Webb  Courtesy  mintpressnews.com
New evidence suggests that the government of Saudi Arabia not only had foreknowledge of the brutal bombings (and did nothing to stop them) but may have played a more active and direct role in the bloodshed COLOMBO, SRI LANKA — A leaked Saudi diplomatic memo obtained by Lebanese outlet Alahed News claims that the government of Saudi Arabia had foreknowledge of the Easter bombings that occurred last month in three cities on the island nationof Sri Lanka, killing nearly 300 and wounding over 500 more. The contents of the memo, which additionally suggests Saudi complicity... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

මුස්ලිම් අමාත්‍යවරුන් ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉවත්වීමේ පසුබිම තුළ ජනතාවට සිය මතය ප්‍රකාශ කරන්නට රටේ මැතිවරණයක් පැවැත්වීම අනිවාර්ය වන පරිසරයකට රට පැමිණ තිබෙනවා. ‘
දකුණු පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර, කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන්
රටේ මුස්ලිම් ප්‍රජාව නොමැතිව විනිවිදභාවයෙන් යුත් පාලන තන්ත්‍රයක් පවත්වා ගෙන යාම අසීරු කරුණක් බවත්, මේ තත්ත්වය තුළ රටේ ජනතාවට සිය මතය ප්‍රකාශ කරන්නට මැතිවරණයක් පැවැත්වීමේ පරිසරය රට තුළ නිර්මාණය වී ඇති බවත් දකුණු පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටී. ආණ්ඩුකාර කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා එසේ අදහස් දැක්වූයේ ගාල්ලේ මාධ්‍යවේදීන් පිරිසක් රටේ වත්මන් තත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔහුගෙන් විමසීමක් කළ අවස්ථාවකදී ය.  වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයා මෙසේ අදහස් දැක්වීය.  ‘මුස්ලිම් ආණ්ඩුකාරවරුන්,  මුස්ලිම් අමාත්‍යවරුන් , මුස්ලිම් නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරුන්, මුස්ලිම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරුන් ආණ්ඩුවෙන් ඉවත්  වන තත්ත්වයක් තුළ ඉතාම පැහැදිලියි, මුස්ලිම් ප්‍රජාව අතහැර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Updated travel advice for Sri Lanka
ABTA
The Foreign Office has changed its advice for Sri Lanka and no longer advises against all but essential travel to the country. It is currently low season for Sri Lanka, meaning very few people will have had holidays booked for this time. Travel providers will now review the advice and make decisions as to when they will resume their programmes. Customers who are due to travel in the coming months should contact their travel company for more information.  If you have booked your travel arrangements independently, you will be able to go ahead... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Microplastics a key factor in Sri Lanka’s plunging fish stocks, survey shows
by Dilrukshi Handunnetti Courtesy Mongabay.com
Microplastics and overfishing are the leading causes of extensive marine pollution in Sri Lanka, a new survey has found.The survey, the first of its kind carried out in 40 years, showed that the island’s fish stock had dropped drastically by about 80 percent, in part due to high levels of microplastic contamination.The island’s northwestern seas recorded the highest levels of marine pollution, while seas to the east remain rich with marine life and should be made a conservation priority, researchers say. Plummeting fish stocks and crisis-level volumes of plastic pollution should spur... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Bond scam: AG to file indictments against Mahendran, Aloysius
Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The indictments against ten suspects including Central Bank's former governor Arjuna Mahendran, Perpetual Treasuries Ltd., owner Arjun Aloysius and its CEO Kasun Palisena have been prepared and will be filed in the High Court by the Attorney General in connection with Treasury bond scam. The Attorney General's Co-ordinating Officer, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said that having considered the nature and the gravity of the case, the AG had requested the Chief Justice to direct the institution of Criminal Proceedings in the Colombo High Court before a trial-at-bar comprising three... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Lankan Prez against parliamentary committee quizzing intelligence officials
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, June 7 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told an urgently convened cabinet here on Friday, that he does not want intelligence officials to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee on the April 21 suicide bombings as it would expose vital information to the detriment of the nation. He said that he disapproves of the practice, the Presidents Media Division (PMD) said. Since media is allowed to hear the proceedings, what is said at the PSC becomes public knowledge instantly. EArlier too, President Sirisena had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Cop’s tale
Editorial Courtesy The Island
IGP Pujith Jayasundera, currently on compulsory leave, dropped a bombshell, on Thursday, while testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), which is probing the Easter bombings and allied issues. He revealed an abortive attempt by President Maithripala Sirisena to make him the fall guy. He said the President had asked him to take the blame for the security lapses that had led to the Easter carnage, resign and accept a diplomatic post, or lose both his job and pension. His noncompliance had resulted in a presidential directive sending him on compulsory leave, he said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Joint Opposition (JO) questions bid to play down National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) attacks on Tamils
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Shehan Joint Opposition (JO) MP Shehan Semasinghe says sufficient attention hadn’t been paid to the now proscribed National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) targeting the Tamil community in Easter attacks. Well over a month after the Easter Sunday carnage the government was yet to give a breakdown of the victims as per the ethnicity, lawmaker Semasinghe said. Anuradhapura District MP Semasinghe, in an interview with The Island, yesterday alleged that a deliberate attempt was being made to depict the April 21 bombing campaign and subsequent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Prez won’t let serving intel officers appear before PSC Wijeyadasa urges Karu to halt proceedings
Courtesy The Island
Wijeyadasa President Maithripala Sirisena, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, yesterday, declared that he wouldn’t allow any serving intelligence officer to appear before Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing Easter Sunday attacks. The assurance was given to a group of senior policemen at the Presidential Secretariat. A Presidential Secretariat official told The Island that President Sirisena had said that he would take the responsibility for preventing intelligence officers from appearing before the PSC. Only those who retired or removed from service have so far... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Jihadi ideology a threat to regional security – Indian HC
Courtesy Adaderana
Jihadi ideology needs to be isolated and eliminated, as it is a threat to regional security and global peace, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu said. Addressing an event held at the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) in Colombo today (07), the Indian High Commissioner spoke about India’s foreign policy, with special emphasis on national security, and also touched upon various aspects of India-Sri Lanka relations. Speaking on Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka this weekend, the Indian High Commissioner commented that this will be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Mahinda urges to reconsider decision to ban carpentry sheds and sawmills
Courtesy Adaderana
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today requested to reconsider the decision taken to close down the carpentry sheds and sawmills in Sri Lanka. He made these comments while attending a press briefing organized by the Joint Opposition in Colombo today (7). https://youtu.be/BERvk4974YA Rajapaksa stated that the decision to close down all carpentry sheds and sawmills in the country would lead to a large number of people losing their jobs. The Opposition Leader said that forest plantation should be carried out for the purpose of timber and that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

President disapproves revealing state intelligence information at Select Committee
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena says he disapproves bringing in state intelligence officers before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the Easter attacks and revealing state intelligence information via media. The president stated this during the monthly assembly of the senior officers of the Department of Police held at the Presidential Secretariat today (07). https://youtu.be/KMqR7BGI1bI Stating that suspended officers were thus far called before the committee, the President said that officers currently serving in the security forces will not be summoned to the committee meetings. He stressed he would... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

යලි ඇමති ධුරවල දිවුරුම් දීම් නෑ.. ජනාධිපති කියයි.. දිවුරන්න ආ 04ක් අදම හරවා යවයි.. මාසයකින් යලි දිවුරන්න බලාගෙන ඉල්ලා අස්වූ පිරිස දිගමට මන්ත‍්‍රීලා..
lanka C news
නැවත කිසිදු ඇමතිවරයෙක් දිවුරුම් දීම් කිසිවක් සිදු නොවන බව ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා අද පැවති විශේෂ කැබිනට් මණ්ඩල හමුව අවසානයේ සදහන් කර තිබේ. කැබිනට් මණ්ඩල හමුවෙන් පසුව ඇමතිවරුන් සිවු දෙනෙකු දිවුරුම් දීම ගැන එජාපය විසින් සිහිපත් කල අවස්ථාවේදී ජනාධිපතිවරයා මේ බව සදහන් කර ඇත. පාස්කු ඉරිදා බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අධිකරණයේ නඩු 05ක් විභාග වෙමින් තිබියදී නීති විරෝධීව කටයුතු කරමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු තේරීම් කාරක සභාවක් හරහා ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් ප‍්‍රශ්න කිරීම අත්හිටුවන තෙක් තමන් කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය නොකැදවන බවත් රාජ්‍ය මට්ටමේ කිසිදු කටයුත්තකට සහභාගී නොවන බවටත් ජනාධිපතිවරයා එහීද පවසා තිබින. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Exclusive : කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය නැවත කැදවීම අත්හිටුවයි.. ඉදිරි කිසිදු රාජ්‍ය කටයුත්තකට ජනාධිපති නෑ..- හදිසි කැබිනට් මණ්ඩල හමුවේ විස්තරය මෙන්න..
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පාස්කු ඉරිදා එල්ල වූ බෝම්බ ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අධිකරණයේ නඩු පහක් පවතිද්දී සහ ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස තමන් ද ඉන් තුනක වගඋත්තරකාරැවකු කර තිබියදී ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තු තේරීම් කාරක සභාවක් හරහා කරුණු විමසීම, සාක්ෂි කැඳවීම නීති විරෝධී බව නීතිපතිවරයා විසින් දැනුම්දී ඇතැයි ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පවසා ඇත. ඔහු එසේ සඳහන් කර ඇත්තේ අද පස්වරුවේ කැඳවා ද විශේෂ හදිසි කැබිනට් මණ්ඩල හමුව අමතමිනි. නීතිපතිවරයා විසින් තමන්ට මේ බව දැනුම් දුන් පසු ඒ පිළිබඳව කතානායක වරයා දැනුවත් කළ බවත් නමුත් කතා නායකවරයා ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් කිසිදු තැකීමක් නොකර මෙම තේරීම් කාරක සභාව පවත්වාගෙන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

The hidden joint political conspiracy behind mass exodus of Muslim Ministers from the Cabinet and the Lessons Sinhala politicians have to learn from Muslim politicians, at least now.
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
(All Muslim Ministers resign (June 4, 2019   06:02 pm Island) 5. 6. 2019. (With copy to HE President) At first sight it appears to be excellent news for those who agitated for the resignation of Badurdeen. It also demonstrates the unity of the Muslims politicians and solidarity with their own people, which sadly our so-called Sinhala politicians don’t have. Muslims or Tamils have no party politics when it comes to matters pertaining to Muslims or Tamils and there lies their real strength and bargaining power. They stand united for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

Need for a new direction in foreign policy
Dharshan Weerasekera
It is time for Sri Lanka to form a strategic alliance with China What is at stake for SL is nothing less than complete subjugation to the Americans and the resulting loss of the sovereignty For nearly 70 years since independence, the principles of ‘neutralism’ and ‘non-alignment’ have guided Sri Lankan foreign policy. However, four geopolitical changes, to wit: many ‘non-aligned’ countries are now close allies and ‘partners’ of the US; the ‘Pivot to Asia’ by the Americans; China’s Belt and Road initiative; the new threat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/06/19)

ඇමති බෝම්බය බඩ බැඳගත් යහපාලනය
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
ගිණිකෙළි සංදර්ශන පැවැත්වීම පිණිස පැරණියන් දොඩම් ගෙඩි බොම්බ ගස්ලබු බෝම්බ හෙරලි ගෙඩි බෝම්බ ආදිය සකස්කර ගත්හ. මේ බෝම්බ වල තැන්පත් කරන ලද වෙඩි බෙහෙත් මගින් ගෙඩිය පිපිරීමක් නැතිව ගිණිකෙළි මල්දමක් විසිරී ගියහ.වර්තමාන සමාජයට මෙවැනි බෝම්බ ගැන අත්දැකීමක් නැත. නමුත් මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බ ගැන නම් ඇස් පනාපිට අත්දැකීම් තිබේ. දේශපාලන කේෂ්ත්‍ර යේ අළුත්ම අත්දැකීම නම් ඇමති බෝම්බයයි. පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ පුද්ගලයන් නඩත්තු කළ බව කියැවෙන ඇමති සහ ආණ්ඩුකාර ඇත්තන් තිදෙනෙක් ඇමති බෝම්බ ලෙසට සමාජය ඉදිරියේ දැඩි විවේචනයට ලක්ව  තිබේ.        ලංකාවේ මුස්ලිම් සහ දෙමළ චන්ද ප්‍රතිශතය රජයක් පිහිටුවීම පිණිස තීරණාත්මක සාධකයක් බවට පත් කරන ලද්දේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

ඉදිරි මැතිවරණය සදහා පුලුල් සන්ධානයක් ගොඩනැගීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ මුලපුරයි
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
ඉදිරි මැතිවරණ ඉලක්ක කරගනිමින් පුලුල් දේශපාලන සන්ධානයක් ගොඩනැගීමේ කටයුතු මේ වන විට ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ විසින් ආරම්භ කර තිබේ. එහි එක් පියවරක් වශයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ  හා ලංකා සමසමාජ පක්ෂයේ නියෝජිතයින් අතර විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවක් අද (06) බත්තරමුල්ලේ පිහිටි ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුන පක්ෂ මුලස්ථානයේදි පැවැත්විනි. “අපි ගොඩනගන අනාගත රජයක් මගින් අධිරාජ්‍යවාදී බලපැම්වලින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව බේරා ගෙන ජනතා හිතවාදී පාලනයක් මගින් රට සංවර්ධනය කිරීම සදහා යෝජිත අපේ වැඩපිළීවෙල මැයෙන් ලංකා සමසමාජ පක්ෂය විසින් සකස් කර ඇති පක්ෂයේ වැඩපිළිවෙල බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට භාරදීමද මෙහිදි සිදුවිය. ඉදිරියේ බලයට පත්වන ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

අපි ත්‍රස්තවාදින්ට සම්බන්ධකම් තියෙනවා කියලා එක ඇමැතිවරයෙකුට චෝදනා කරද්දි සියලු ඇමැතිවරු ඉල්ලා අස්විම රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ අගමැතිවරයාගේ සැලසුම් සහගත වැඩපිළීවෙලක්.
මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
අද (06) දින මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කනක හේරත් මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී තාරක බාලසූරිය මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කනක හේරත් මහතා අගමැතිවරයාගේ අලුත්ම අපාය මාර්ගයයි මේ දිනවල ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙන්නේ. අපි ත්‍රස්තවාදින්ට සම්බන්ධකම් තියෙනවා කියලා එක ඇමැතිවරයෙකුට චෝදනා කරද්දි සියලු ඇමැතිවරු ඉල්ලා අස්විම රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ අගමැතිවරයාගේ සැලසුම් සහගත වැඩපිළීවෙලක්. අමාත්‍යවරු ඉල්ලා අස්වුනේ මාධ්‍ය ඉස්සරහා ප්‍රදර්ශනයකට පමණයි. වරප්‍රසාද සියල්ල තියෙනවා. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ලේකම්තුමාත් ජනාධිපති ලේකම්තුමාත් මේ වෙනකල් ලිඛිතව අස්විම දැනුම්දීලා නැහැ කියලා ප්‍රකාශ කරලා තියෙනවා. මේක ඉදිරි මාසය නාට්‍යයයි. අන්තවාදීන්ට විරුද්ධ වුනු අපේ මුස්ලිම් ජනතාව මේ සිද්ධිය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

2019 වසරට අදාලව සමෘද්ධි සේවකයින් හට ගෙවිය යුතු ගමන් වියදම් හා කාර්යාල දීමනා නොගෙවන ආණ්ඩුව සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාර පත්‍ර බෙදා දීමේ උත්සවයෙහි 125000 ටී ෂර්ට් වල රු.මි 65 ක නාස්තිකාර වියදම් ගෙවීම කඩිනම් කිරීම සැකයක්
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය
සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට අනුයුක්තව දිවයින පුරා සේවය කරන සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් හට 2019 වසරට අදාලව ගෙවිය යුතු ගමන් වියදම් දීමනා හා කාර්යාල දීමනා නොගෙවා නව සමෘද්ධි සහනාධාර හිමිකම් පත්‍ර බෙදා දීමේ උත්සව වෙනුවෙන් ටී ෂර්ට් 125000 මිලදී ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් ගෙවිය යුතු මුදල් ගෙවීම කඩිනම් කිරීම පිළිබදව බරපතල සැකයක් අප සංගමය වෙත මතුව ඇත. සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන දොපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් එස්. ටී. ආර්. ටී. එම්. එස්. පී. බණ්ඩාර මහතාගේ අත්සනින් දිවයිනේ සියළුම දිස්ත්‍රික් ලේකම්වරු අමතා එවන ලද 2019. 06. 04 දිනැති DSD/HO/SW/18/04/19/1  ලිපිය මගීන් එක් දිස්ත්‍රික්කයකින් ටී ෂර්ට් වෙනුවෙන් බදු ඇතුලත්ව රු.2.837,193.75 මුදලක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

ජවිපෙන් අධ්‍යාපන සමුපකාර සමිතියේ සංගමය බේරාගෙන දක්ෂයින් පිරිසකට භාර දෙන්න කියලා අපි ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා.
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව
අද (04) දින මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ගාමිනී ලොකුගේ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රමේෂ් පතිරණ මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ගාමිනී ලොකුගේ මහතා එළැඹෙන 8 වැනිදා අධ්‍යාපන සමුපකාර සමිතියේ, ඒ කියන්නේ ගුරු ගෙදර නිලවරණය පැවැත්වෙනවා. ගුරුවරුන්ගේ සුභසිද්ධිය සදහා ඉතා කුඩාවට ඇරඹුන මේ ආයතනය අද විශාල අරමුදලක් සහිත ආයතනයක්. මේ ආයතනය ඇරඹු අයට අපි ස්තූතිවන්ත විය යුතුයි. අද වෙද්දි මේ ආයතනය දේශපාලනයට ලක්වෙලා.පහුගිය නිලවරණ දෙකක්ම ජවිපේ තමන්ගේ නියා්ජිතයින් යෙදවලා මෙහි බලය ගත්තා. ගුරුවරුන් වෙනුවෙන් අලුත් වැඩපිළීවෙලක් හදනවා. සහන සලස්වනවා. ගුරුවරුන්ගේ සුබසාධනය සදහා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Carnosine, Cataracts, and Visual Clarity - Life Extension
LIFE EXTENSION MAGAZINE
By Linda Oppenheimer Cataracts cause about half of all cases of blindness worldwide.1,2 By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts, or will have undergone surgery to remove them.3 Researchers have been investigating two different but related forms of the nutrient carnosine to help slow the development of cataracts as well as improve visual performance of cataract-affected eyes. A new study illustrates the ability of oral carnosine in capsule form to preserve normal structure of proteins in the lens of the eye—an action that may slow or prevent the development of vision-impairing cataracts.4 The study... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Japanese Ingenuity
Small Scale plastic to oil conversion
https://youtu.be/qGGabrorRS8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

"මෝඩ වහන්සේලා නිදුක් වෙත්වා" - Mangala's harsh response
Dr Sarath OBEYSEKERA
I am of the opinion that quite a few voters who had some good opinion about the minister who held and now hold a responsible ministry in the current government should guard his lashing tongue are now little confused. Such irresponsible statements were made by Sir John Kothalawala who uttered words like “ Bituman tar may have to applied on monks bold heads “ . UNP ended up with only seven seats in the subsequent elections. There may be monks who are almost behaving like laymen,but generalise many chief... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Reply from the Prime Minister to the NJC letter
The National Joint Committee 
The reply from the office of the Prime Minister that the National Joint Committee received to the letter sent to the Prime Minister regarding the MCC agreement Compact Development Unit, Policy Development Office, 2nd FIoor, New Building, North Wing - Temple Trees, Colombo 03. Tel: 0l I 7124402, Fax: 01 1 7124404 To Lt Col. Anil Amarasekera (Retd,) Co-President National Joint Committee 231, Kirula Road Colombo 5 Dear Sir, The Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement 3 i"' May, 2019 This has reference... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Ten complaints against Rishad − SB
By Upatissa Perera Courtesy Ceylon Today
Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake told a Media briefing yesterday that 10 complaints against former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will be handed over to the three-member committee at Police Headquarters today (7). Dissanayake said there were complaints related to Bathiudeen’s alleged links with extremists, scams carried out by him, information about two alleged murders in Mannar and forcible takeover of lands.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Wijedasa writes to Speaker on jeopardizing national security
Courtesy Adaderana
Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has sent a letter to the Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya to gain his attention towards acts of jeopardizing national security. The letter containing 12 pointers has been copied to 11 persons including the President, Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, and all media institutions. https://youtu.be/PQBX5ib2fVc Referring to the Official Secrets Act No 32 of 1955, the letter points out that the Easter Sunday attacks cannot be discussed at the parliament or any of its committees under the Sub-Judice rule as there are 5 ongoing cases on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Contempt of Court case filed against Hizbullah
Courtesy Adaderana
A case has been filed with the Supreme Court against former Governor of Eastern Province M.L.A.M. Hizbullah over Contempt of Court, says Ada Derana reporter. The case was filed by Attorney-at-Law Indrasiri Senaratne from Marawila area. https://youtu.be/0h2gw2m_SUA The plaintiff has said that the former governor has commented regarding the transfer of a judge during Derana ‘Talk with Chatura’ programme on May 13th. He further says the relevant comment is in contempt of the court and seeks legal action against the former governor.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

I was informed of an ‘imminent threat’ the day before - IGP
Courtesy Adaderana
IGP Pujith Jayasundara, testifying before the Special Parliament Select Committee, stated that, on 20th of April, he had received a telephone call that ‘something’ could happen on the 21st. Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando had given the said telephone call between 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., the IGP said. https://youtu.be/lLcmLNPrYNY According to the IGP, he was only told that there is an imminent threat and that something could take place the following day. The IGP added that he subsequently informed the senior DIGs of the Northern,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Taslim shot in head by Zahran’s group speaks to Ada Derana
Courtesy Adaderana
Mohamed Razik Mohamed Taslim, who was shot in the head by Zahran Hashim’s group, spoke to Ada Derana via a video call. Taslim was the first person to reveal information on the suspects, who vandalized Buddhist statues in Mawanella area on 26th December 2018, is speaking to the media for the first time on how he tried to take action against religious extremism. https://youtu.be/sEkhC9Ayy64 Investigations into the vandalism of Buddhist statues in Mawanella had led to the arrest of one of the suspects disclosed by Taslim. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Total complaints against Dr Shafi amount to 795
Courtesy Adaderana
The Teaching Hospital in Kurunegala Teaching Hospital has received 31 complaints against Dr. Mohamed Shafi, who is accused of allegedly performing illegal sterilization, during the course of yesterday (06). Accordingly, the hospital has received 681 complaints in total. In addition, Dambulla Hospital has received 11 complaints yesterday, and the total number of complaints lodged at the hospital amount to 114. Meanwhile, the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said a committee of experts would be appointed to examine the females who have filed complaints against Dr. Shafi. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

President asked if I’d rather go home without pension or take blame of attacks – IGP
Courtesy Adaderana
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara testifying before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee that the president had asked him to take the responsibility of the Easter Attacks and resign from his post. IGP Pujith Jayasundara, who is currently sent on compulsory leave, testified before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, earlier today (06). https://youtu.be/Dn5vFB0OnsM IGP Jayasundara stated the President had phoned the IGP at around 6.30 pm on 23rd April to schedule a meeting for 8 pm that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Govt. to ban 'Wadu Madu' and chainsaws
Sandun A. Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Legal and administrative steps would be taken by the government shortly to prohibit the import of tree cutting machines, chainsaws, mechanical saws and the carpenter sheds popularly known as ‘wadu maduwa’, in a bid to protect the environment - in particular, the forest density of the country, President Maithripala Sirisena declared today. He added that people would have to import furniture as deforestation and tree cutting would be banned fully.  Delivering the keynote address at a ceremony held to mark ‘World Environment Day 2019’ under the theme,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Eight Muslim ministers handover letters of resignation
Ajantha Kumara Agalakada Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Except for Minister Kabir Hashim, all other eight Muslim ministers have handed over their letters of resignation to the Presidential Secretariat by this evening, sources said. It was reported that Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development Minister Kabir Hashim has not tendered the letter of resignation since he has undertaken a foreign visit. Accordingly, Ministers Rauff Hakeem, M.H.A. Haleem, Rishad Bathiudeen, State Ministers Faizal Cassim, H. M. M. Harees, Ameer Ali Shihabdeen, Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana and Deputy Minister Abdullah Mahrooff have tendered their letters of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Dharisha Bastians joins Asif Hussein in a long list of media unashamedly denigrating Buddhism & Buddhists
Dharisha Bastians calling a Buddhist Thero as ‘Mr. Ratana’ is not the first derogatory term used against Buddhists in Sri Lanka and she is definitely not going to be the last. But, their slander is institutionally supported by the media who employs them and pays them to write as they do and no editor feels even a pang of ethics when approving their writings for publications. Dharisha Bastians article referring to ‘Mr. Ratana’ was published by New York Times, she was appointed by the present government as editor-in-chief of Sunday Observer another state paper where in 2002 Asif Hussein &... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Crimes Unpardonable
By Rohana R. Wasala
Many opinion writers, particularly in the English medium newspapers, expressed more consternation at the release from prison of the Bodu Bala Sena leader Ven. Galaboda-aththe Gnanasara Thera on May 23, 2019 than they did at the National Thawheed Jamat’s terrorist suicide bombings on the Easter Sunday a month before (i.e., on April 21), that claimed the lives of more than 300 innocent men, women and children, and grievously hurt more than 500 others, most of the victims being Catholics at prayer in churches. When it was announced that the monk was... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

From Third World to Nowhere: A Pathetic Journey 1960's- 2019
Dr D.Chandraratna
The one and only aspiration of all Third world nations is to fast track their nations to the First world status but it is realized only by a few. In our lifetime that dream-objective was realized by Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea in the Asian region. Talking of Singapore in particular it was not the Western template of democracy that brought that nation to the fore and if not for Lee Kuan Yew who was a democratic dictator that country also would probably be in the hopeless situation that we are in today. The Singaporean Prime... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Lankan Prez Sirisena to support UNP if Sajith Premadasa is named as its Presidential candidate
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, June 5 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has told Mano Ganeshan, cabinet minister for Official Languages, that he will be ready to support the United National Party (UNP) led United National Front (UNF) in the coming Presidential election if it fields Sajith Premadasa as its candidate. The President had earlier told UNF ministers that he will not contest the Presidential election which, he said, would be held on December 7, this year. He also made it clear that he will not support any candidate put up by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

පාස්කු බෝම්බකරුවන් ප‍්‍රවාහනය කර ඇත්තේ සතොස වාහනවලින්.. බදියුදීන්ට සාක්‍ෂි සහිතව චෝදනා ගොනු කෙරේ..
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පාස්කු ඉරිදා මෙරට ස්ථාන ගණනාවකට එල්ල කරන ලද මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාරයන්ට නායකත්ව දුන් මොහොමඩ් සහරාන් සහ ඇමති රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් අතර ඇති සම්බන්ධය සාක්‍ෂි සහිතව ඔප්පු කිරීමට තමන් සූදානම් බව ජාතික නිදහ්ස පෙරමුණු නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පවසයි. https://youtu.be/Ua33k3xdWoM කඩුවෙලදී පැවති ජනහමුවක් අමතමින් ඔහු කියා සිටියේ පාස්කු ඉරිදා දිනයේ බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාරය එල්ල කරන්නට කලින් දා සතොස වාහනවලින් අදාල බෝම්බකරුවන් ප‍්‍රවාහනය කර ඇති බවයි. කල්මුණේ සයින්දමරුදු ප‍්‍රදේශයේ මරාගෙන මැරුණ නිවසට සතොස වාහනවලින් ගමන් ගෙන ඇති බවටද මන්ත‍්‍රිවරයා කියා සිටියේය. හැකිනම් මෙම චෝදනා නෑ කියන්නැයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

මුස්ලිම් ඇමතිලා ඉල්ලා අස්වීම පාස්කු බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාරයටත් වඩා දරුණු තත්වයක්..- ජනාධිපති
මුස්ලිම් ඇමැතිවරුන් සියල්ලන් ධූරවලින් ඉල්ලා අස්වීම භයානක තත්වයක් යයි ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පවසා ඇත. ජනාධිපතිවරයා මෙම අදහස් පල කර ඇත්තේ ඊයේ දින පැවති කැබිනට් මණ්ඩල හමුව අමතමිනි. පාස්කු ඉරිදාවේ ඉල්ල වූ බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාරයටත් වඩා මෙම ඉල්ලා අස්වීම දරුණු යයිද ජනාධිපතිවරයා පවසා තිබේ. මුස්ලිම් ඇමතිවරුන් ඉල්ලා අස්වීම ගැන කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයේදී දීර්ඝ ලෙස සාකච්ඡා කර ඇති බවද වාර්තා වෙයි.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Christchurch to Colombo: The unseen arc?
Courtesy MiddleEast Online
The fact a Christchurch-Colombo connection was made by a Sri Lankan government minister raises a terrible prospect. After the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, former CIA Director Michael Morell offered a dismal assessment of the state of the world. There are, he said, at least triple the number of Islamist extremists today than there were on 9/11. It’s not clear how an accurate headcount could ever be done but the Islamic State’s possibly opportunistic claim of responsibility for the Sri Lanka attacks underlines a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

After Sri Lanka, Asia should brace itself for more IS terrorist attacks
Faiz Sobhan Courtesy Nikkei Asian Review
States must counter youth radicalization with educational, social and economic plans The world appears to be witnessing a new phase in Islamic State's global war which began in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Shortly after the deadly coordinated terrorist attacks by an IS-claimed cell, an IS media outlet released a video of the group's elusive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. His message, which referred to the Sri Lanka outrage, was bad news for most of the world including for Asia. With the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

How to Fight ISIS in Sri Lanka
SHAMILA CHAUDHARY Courtesy The American Prospect
After the Easter attacks in Colombo, the U.S. must address the growing terrorism threat in South Asia. Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo Sri Lankan army soldiers patrol a muslim neighborhood during a cordon and search operation in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Security measures have been increased in the country after more than 250 people were killed in coordinated suicide bomb attacks at three churches and three tourist hotels on Easter Sunday that were claimed by the Islamic State group and carried out by a local radicalized... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Mangala tweets in response to Gampaha Chief Prelates’ decision
Courtesy Adaderana
Chief Prelates of temples in Gampaha have jointly decided not to engage Ministers Mangala Samaraweera and Rajitha Senaratne and MP Chathura Senaratne in any religious activities held at temples in Gampaha. This decision was taken yesterday (04) at the meeting of the Gampaha District Shasanarakshaka Bala Mandalaya. https://youtu.be/eP40sO7GneE However, the Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera responded to this decision by posting a message in Sinhala on Twitter. He stated that Lord Buddha was a great man who didn’t close the doors to his... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

742 complaints submitted against Dr. Shafi within 12 days
Courtesy Adaderana
Twelve days have passed since the public were requested to submit their complaints against Dr. Mohamed Shafi Mohamed of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital if any. Since then, 742 mothers have lodged complaints that they had either suffered complications of failed to conceive again after undergoing a Caesarian surgery under Dr. Shafi. Fifteen complaints were received by the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital today (05), raising the total number of complaints received by the hospital to 628. Four mothers lodged their complaints against Dr. Shafi to the Dambulla Hospital today; thereby making the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/06/19)

Resignations, probes and reality
Editorial Courtesy The Island
Wednesday 5th June, 2019 One of the main reasons the Muslim ministers gave, on Monday, for resigning from their posts en bloc was that they were accused of interfering with investigations into extremist activities. They said that they would not hold ministerial positions pending investigations. One is confused. That allegation has been levelled against only one of them and why others chose to resign is the question. Are these politicians trying to have the public believe that after their dramatic exit from the Cabinet, the non-Muslim ministers will not interfere... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

ACSA, SOFA and 2019 prez poll
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Vietnam era US warship USCG Sherman is Sri Lanka’s largest platform. The vessel is pictured off Colombo harbour on the morning of May 12, 2019. President Sirisena will commission the vessel, P 626 tomorrow (June 06) at the Colombo harbour. Sherman is the second US vessel acquired by Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka acquired USCG Courageous in 2004. P 621 (SLNS Samudura) was part of task force responsible for the destruction of LTTE floating arsenals, beginning with the 2006 Sept. destruction of a vessel off Kalmunai (pic courtesy Navy) ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

Parliamentary Select Committee probe: Some questions
Editorial Courtesy The Island
Thursday 6th June, 2019 Former Director of the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva would have the public believe that the Easter Sunday carnage could have been prevented if he had not been arrested. On Tuesday, he told the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday bombings and allied issues that the TID had, on his watch, kept the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) and its leader Mohamed Zaharan under surveillance and conveyed information about them to IGP Pujith Jayasundera, on a regular basis. The TID’s plans had gone awry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

Sri Lanka opinion all at sea on ‘Indo-Pacific’ questions
By Lynn Ockersz Courtesy The Island
The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan sails in waters off Okinawa, alongside a refueling ship. There is considerable heated discussion and debate currently in Sri Lanka over two military cooperation agreements that are featuring in this country’s ties with the US and the time could not be more appropriate to achieve a clear understanding of some of the external compulsions that impact on a small state’s foreign policy formulation process. Those important sections that are party to these discussions would do well to ensure that we have... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

Joint Opposition alleges UNP strategy caused irreversible split
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
The Joint Opposition (JO), yesterday, accused the UNP of causing an irreparable rift between the Sinhala and Muslim communities by forcing all Muslim lawmakers to give up portfolios to save Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, accused of complicity in the Easter Sunday carnage. Former Media Minister and JO spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella questioned why Ministers Rauff Hakeem, Kabir Hashim, Amir Ali, Sihabdeen and Abdul Haleem, Deputy Minister Abdullah Maharoof and State Ministers H.M.M. Hareez and Ali Zahair Moulana had quit their portfolios because JO handed over a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

For the first time Sri Lanka govt is functioning without Muslim ministers: PM Ranil Wickremesingh
Courtesy India Today
Nine ministers from the Muslim community, in the President Maithripala Sirirsena's Cabinet, and two provincial governors resigned on Monday accusing the government of failing to ensure the safety of the people from community. PM Ranil Wickremesingh said it is the first time since independence that no Muslims are part of the government (Picture source: Twitter handle

RW_UNP). HIGHLIGHTS Nine ministers from the Muslim community and two provincial governors resigned on MondayIndustry and Commerce Minister Bathiyutheen was accused of supporting the ISIS linked NTJComplaints so received will... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

Mosquito control program reduces dengue, costs in Sri Lanka
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Courtesy Eurekalert.org
Intervention focused on removing mosquito breeding sites found to be both effective and cost-saving A public health, police, and military partnership to reduce the mosquito population in Sri Lanka resulted in a more than 50-percent reduction in dengue, as well as cost savings, finds a study from an international team of researchers led by NYU College of Global Public Health. The findings are published in The Lancet Planetary Health. Dengue is a viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

Maha Sangha requests all Muslim political leaders to take up duties again
Courtesy Adaderana
The Maha Sangha of all Buddhist Chapters has requested all Muslim political leaders to take up their official responsibilities once again. This was mentioned at a special meeting of Maha Sangha of all Chapters held at the Asgiri Maha Viharaya, today (05). https://youtu.be/THYX5YOtDlI Chief Prelates of the three chapters also expressed their regrets over the resignation of the Muslim Ministers from their posts.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

Resignation letters of Muslim ministers not handed in – Presidential Secretariat
Courtesy Adaderana
The letters pertaining to the resignations of the Muslim Minister have not yet been received by the Presidential Secretariat, according to Secretary to the President Udaya R. Seneviratne. All cabinet, non-cabinet, state, and deputy Muslim Ministers stated that they would resign from their titles at a press conference held on Monday (03). Although the Ministers stated that they would sit as backbenchers in the parliament, they had been allocated seats at the front of the chamber today (05) as the gazette notification on their resignations had not been received by the parliament... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

President does not agree Bullet proof vehicle for Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Maithripala Sirisena is reportedly not in agreement with the move to purchase a bullet proof vehicle for the use of Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe submitted a Cabinet paper last week seeking approval to purchase such a vehicle based on a request by the Opposition Leader's Office. However, the Cabinet paper was differed for this week amid reservations expressed by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera. This matter was not taken up for discussion by the Cabinet yesterday.(... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals in May fell 70 percent-Biggest decline from China, arrivals from Russia intact
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals in May fell 70 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 37,000 in the aftermath of Easter Sunday attacks, with the largest decline in arrivals recording from China. “We have been talking about hotels going empty and westerners not visiting Sri Lanka. However, with safety being restored, we see numbers slightly edging up,” Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) Chairman Kishu Gomes said. According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), during the period between April 21 to May 21, tourist arrivals from top 10 tourism source markets of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

Rathana Thero complicated the issue - Gnanasara Thero
Courtesy Adaderana
The protest fast by Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero has propelled the traditional Muslims in the country to turn towards extremism, says the General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Organization Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero. Speaking at a press conference held yesterday, Ven. Gnanarasara Thero stated that it was Muslims who rendered much support to defeat Zahran’s extremist ideology, rather than Sinhalese. https://youtu.be/Vs1H-fIbLvA Stating that Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero had resorted to a protest fast without any heads-up, Gnanasara Thero said the protest fast could have been justified if it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

President says he will neither run for President nor support Mahinda
Courtesy Adaderana
President Maithripala Sirisena has claimed that he would not be contesting at the upcoming presidential election, reliable sources told Ada Derana. Reportedly, the President has mentioned this at a discussion held with Ministers of the United National Front (UNF) following the cabinet meeting, yesterday (04). President Sirisena has further stated that he would also not be supporting Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa or his party at the election under any circumstances. However, the President had also said that if the UNF comes to the right path with new young energy, he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/06/19)

Dharisha Bastians & Mujib Mashal/New York Times – How dare you call a Buddhist Thero as “Mr. Ratana” – kindly retract your story & apologize
3rd June 2019 New York Times published article titled “All 9 of Sri Lanka’s Muslim Minister’s Resign, as bombing backlash intensifies” flagrantly violates all forms of journalistic ethics, attempts to flair ethnic disharmony by intent to flame ethnic tensions and these paragons of virtue eternally accusing others of racism and ethnic discrimination has the audacity to use an international publication to call a Buddhist thero as ‘Mr. Ratana” twice while Gnanasara Thero is referred to as Mr. Gnanasara once. This demands not only a retraction of entire article but a public apology by Dharisha Bastians for overstepping her boundary. Buddhist... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

RAMAYANA AND SRI LANKA Part 3
KAMALIKA PIERIS
The Ramayana legend did not catch on in Sri Lanka the way did in South East Asia. Unlike in south East Asia, Ramayana tradition was not allowed to take root here, said Bandu de Silva. In Buddhism there was no place for myths like Ramayana.  Buddhism abhorred anything which did not stand scrutiny, he said.  Dasaratha Jataka has Dasaratha, Rama, Sita and Lakshman as the main characters, but the story is completely different. Also, not a single manuscript of Ramayana is found among the many Sanskrit texts preserved in Sinhalese tradition, concluded Bandu.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

RAMAYANA AND SRI LANKA Part 4
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Sri Lanka planned to use the Ramayana trail extensively in India to promote visits by Indian tourists.  A team commissioned by Zee TV had toured Sri Lanka in 2007, to find places connected to Ramayana. They went to Sita Eliya where there were statues of Rama, Lakshmana, Sita and Hanuman. They said that these statues had been there for 5000 years. They said that close to Sita Eliya they had seen a mountain which looked like Hanuman. Zee TV said the Chinmaya statue of Hanuman was a copy of the mountain, except that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

WHAT ARE EXPECTATIONS FROM THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: A STRONG CULTURAL DESIGN AND POLICY CORRECTION IN SRI LANKA
By Edward Theophilus
While problems relating to the Easter Sunday attacks are diminishing, it seems that news media and politicians are openly talking about the next presidential election. What is real public opinion on the next presidential election is quite difficult to understand as emerging talks in the country, despite the major problems attempt to camouflage the real problems?  Emerging terrorism from time to time has been a significant problem since 1970 and such terrorist activities related to all communities, Sinhala, Tamil and, Muslim. Whether they were domestic productions or imported ideology cannot be determined by the public... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

රාවණ - 1 චන්ද්‍රිකාව ජුනි 17 වැනිදා පෘථිවියට කිලෝමීටර 400 ක දුරින් පිහිටි කක්ෂයකට මුදාහරිනවා
අමාත්‍ය සුජීව සේනසිංහ ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අභ්‍යාවකාශ පර්යේෂණ  ක්ෂේත්‍රයට පිවිසීම සනිටුහන් කරමින්  ආතර් සී. ක්ලාක් මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ පර්යේෂණ ඉංජිනේරුවන් දෙදෙනෙකු  විසින් ජපානයේ ද සහයෝගය මත ජපානයේ ක්‍යුෂු තාක්ෂණික අධ්‍යයන ආයතනයේ දී නිර්මාණය කර දැනට ජාත්‍යන්තර අභ්‍යාවකාශ මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ රඳවා තිබෙන රාවණ -1 නැනෝ චන්ද්‍රිකාව ජුනි මස 17 වැනිදා පෘථිවියට කිලෝමීටර 400 ක දුරින් පිහිටි කක්ෂයකට මුදාහරින බව බව විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍ය සුජීව සේනසිංහ මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මෙ බව ප්‍රකාශ කළේ ඊයේ දින එම අමාත්‍යාංශයේ පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී ය.   අභ්‍යාවකාශ පර්යේෂණ  ක්ෂේත්‍රයෙන් අප රට ළඟාකරගත් සුවිශේෂී ජයග්‍රහණය වන මෙරට ප්‍රථම චන්ද්‍රිකාව නිර්මාණය වන්නේ විද්‍යා,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

‘සයිබර් ආරක්ෂණ පනත් කෙටුම්පත’ පිළිබද මහජන සංවාදයට ලබා දී ඇති කාලය ප්‍රමාණවත් නොවේ
සම්පත් සමරකෝන්  කැදවුම්කරු මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය
04 ජූනි 2019 ‘සයිබර් ආරක්ෂණ පනත් කෙටුම්පත’ පිළිබද මහජන සංවාදයට ලබා දී ඇති කාලය ප්‍රමාණවත් නොවේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සයිබර්  ආරක්ෂණ උපායමාර්ග ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීම, සයිබර් ආරක්ෂණ නියෝජිතායතනයක් පිහිටුවීම සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සයිබර් ආරක්ෂණ ක්‍රමවේදයන් සඳහා විධිවිධාන සැලැස්වීමට යනුවෙන්   පවසමින් ‘සයිබර් ආරක්ෂණ පනත් කෙටුම්පතක්’ ඩිජිටල් යටිතල පහසුකම් සහ තොරතුරු තාක්‍ෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය  විසින් මේ වන විට ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබේ. එම පනත් කෙටුම්පත http://www.mdiit.gov.lk/index.php/en/mtdi-news/item/64-cyber-security-bill හෝ  https://srilankacert.blogspot.com/2019/05/invitation-for-comments-on-cyber.html යන වෙබ් අඩවිවලට පසුගිය මැයි 23වනදා, මහජන මත විමසීම සදහා ඇතුලත් කර ඇති අතර, එම  මහජන මත විමසුමට අදාළ යෝජනා එළඹෙන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Sangha govi Weda kamkaru
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Sangha ,Weda,Govi ,Kamkaru come forward please  During last fewdays we have seen a formidable power behind Sangha .One lonely crusad monk managed to  almost the whole country to disobey law and order. Parallelu Weda  group led by doctors with GMOA at the helm created ripples. In the country ,threatening to strike . Kamkaru were mobilised by the local politicians were getting ready. Govi society is led by a farmer who never held a mammoty It is the time for a new breed of leaders to come... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Cheating and Corruption – in Schools
Righteous Society Project
There are three signs of a good person: 1)                Speaking the truth and searching it out. Only truth has value. 2)              Knowing what is good and supporting it, and protecting it. . 3)              Recognizing beauty and appreciating it. Schools are intended to guide students into these three ways of basic goodness. But in Sri Lanka things are not going to plan; to a certain measure, they are going in the wrong direction: To pass term tests and examinations, sadly, some students, the dishonest ones, cheat... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

What Does Islam Teach About...Deception, Lying and Taqiyya
Courtesy thereligionofpeace.com
https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/taqiyya.aspx Does Islam permit Muslims to lie? Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to "smooth over differences" or "gain the upper-hand over an enemy"There are several forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, the best known being taqiyya (the Shia name).  These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them. QuranQuran (16:106) - Establishes that there are circumstances that can "compel" a Muslim... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

"ජාතිවාදයක් රට තුළ පවතිනවා නම් එය එක් පාර්ශවයකට පමණක් හිමිවිය යුතු නැහැ" රිෂාඩ් නිසා ඉල්ලා අස්වූ සියලුම මුස්ලිම් ඇමතිවරු ජාතිවාදීන්,
Dilum Amunugama
චූදිත අමාත්‍යවරුන් ඉල්ලා අස්වීම වෙනුවට සියලුම අමාත්‍යවරුන් ඉල්ලා අස්වී‍මේ භූමිකාව පිළිබද 2019.06.04 දින නුගවෙල පක්ෂ කාර්යාලයේ පැවති දැනුවත් කිරීමේ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්චාව.. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=470365273733499&t=70 https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=470365273733499&t=70 විදෙස් ඩොලර් ආධාර දෙස බලා සිටින අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතාට තුන්සියයකට අධික කිතුණු සැදැහැවතුන් ඝාතනය වීම ගැටලුවක්වී නොමැති නමුත් අතිඋතුම් මැල්කම් රංජිත් හිමිපාණන් වහන්සේ පූජ්‍ය අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන් හමුවීම ගැටලුවක් වී ඇතැයි මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී දිලුම් අමුණුගම මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරයෙන් පසු  එකදු  පුද්ගලයෙකුට හානියක් නොවන ලෙස රට තුළ සාමය තහවුරු කිරීමට විශාල දායකත්වයක් දැක්වූ අති උතුම් මැල්කම් රංජිත් හිමිපාණන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

18 ways Julian Assange changed the world (by Lee Camp)
RT
WikiLeaks revealed US war crimes, government corruption, and corporate media’s servile flattery to the power elite. If you’re a member of our ruling class, you would view those as textbook examples of treachery… In an evolved and fully realized society, the oligarchy would see Assange as a dangerous criminal (which they do), and the average working men and women would view him as justice personified (which they don’t). We would celebrate him even as the mass media told us to hope for his downfall—like a Batman or a Robin Hood or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Doctors plan mega protests to oust Rajitha
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Doctors today (4) said that they would unite with the general public to conducted a series of protests against Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, demanding his removal from the post owing to a series of alleged malpractices including the purchase of 562 million folic acid tablets on the verge of expiry. Secretary of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA), Dr. Haritha Aluthge, addressing the media in Colombo, claimed that legal action too should be taken against Dr. Senaratne. He said that the folic acid, which was given to mothers before... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Foreign debt increases by ‘6% of GDP’ to 41.2% of GDP in 2018 Total debt by 6% of GDP to 82.9% of GDP
By Paneetha Ameresekere Courtesy Ceylon Today
Foreign debt liabilities increased significantly by ‘six percentage points in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) terms’ to 41.2 per cent of the GDP last year (2018) led by a rapid depreciation of the Rupee and low GDP growth in the review period, the Finance Ministry, in a document released on 31 May, said. Subsequently, interest payments, the single largest recurrent or current expenditure item in the Budget, increased by 0.4 percentage points to 5.9 per cent of GDP in 2018. Overall economic growth fell to 3.2 per cent of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Repair of C-Section Scars Causing Secondary Infertility
Courtesy bayareafertilitydoctor.com
C-section scars & secondary infertility at a glance Women who have delivered by C-section can have scarring that causes infertility, as well as pain and abnormal bleeding.This results when scar tissue does not heal properly and forms a pouch in the lower part of the uterine lining that fills with fluid and delays normal menstrual bleeding.The inability to become pregnant again after already delivering a child is known as secondary infertility, which an estimated 3 million U.S. women experience.Many women delay or do not seek treatment for secondary infertility.Women who have C-section scars and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

C-sections can cause infertility. Mine did
Courtesy The spinoff.co.nz
For a select few women, this could be the difference between a baby, and not. I’ll say it again: C-sections can cause infertility. Catherine Woulfe writes. https://thespinoff.co.nz/the-best-of/13-08-2018/caesarean-section-scar-infertility/ In October 2014 I had the kind of caesarean section where your bed gets whipped down to theatre by an orderly cursing “fuck, fuck, fuck” as he runs for the lift. The kind where there is no talk of consent let alone risk, and the anaesthetist has time only to ask: “are you allergic to any medication?” before slamming you under. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Caesareans linked to risk of infertility
Courtesy The Guardian (UK)
One in three women cannot have a second baby after emergency operation, study claims Almost half of all women who give birth to their first baby by emergency Caesarean section do not have another child - with nearly one in three suffering long-term infertility problems and one in five too traumatised to go through childbirth a second time. In the first study of its kind, one of Britain's most eminent obstetric experts found that three times more women had long-term infertility problems after undergoing a Caesarean section than those... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Did Managala express govt. view? Wimal
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa today asked whether the statement made by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera that the Cardinal was engaged in fanning flames of hatred is the official stance of the government. “The minister had said Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith had done so by visiting Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera during his fast unto death. The Cardinal never did this. There would have been a backlash soon after the Easter Sunday attacks if it was so. Did the minister express the views of the government?,” he asked. The MP was referring to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Rathana Thera’s protest swept main issues under carpet: Ven. Gnanasara
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Because of the hunger strike launched by Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera outside the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, the main issues that should be focused upon have been swept under the carpet, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera said. Speaking to the media at the BBS Headquarters today, the Venerable thera explained that Ven. Rathana Thera went to Kandy to launch the fast-unto-death campaign without even discussing the issue with them. "Ven. Rathana Thera should not take the prevailing issues into his own hands merely... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Colombo Archdiocese condemns Mangala’s tweet
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Archdiocese of Colombo today condemned the tweet posted by Minister Mangala Samaraweera saying, ‘Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith had fanned the flames of hatred and communalism by visiting Athuraliye Rathana Thera who was fasting in Kandy’. In a statement, the Council of Priests of the Archdiocese of Colombo said the minister’s tweet has given a distorted interpretation of the Cardinal's visit to Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera together with two other bishops and some Catholic clergy. “We strongly voice our opposition to Minister Samaraweera who criticized the efforts of religious harmony advocated... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

අද දෙරණ රාත්‍රී 10.00 පුවත් විකාශය
අද දෙරණ
https://youtu.be/c9q7Ttd_RKk https://youtu.be/oKcQukLlGZc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

CID probing officials’ negligence over prior information on Easter attacks
Courtesy Adaderana
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed court that an investigation is in progress into alleged negligence by officials over the prior information received regarding the Easter Sunday attacks. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara, speaking at a press briefing in Colombo, said that an investigation had been launched regarding allegations of negligence on the part of officials with regard to the prior information received on the 04/21 attacks. He said that the investigation is being carried out based on the interim report of the special committee appointed by the President Maithripala Sirisena... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Muzammil appointed Governor of Western Province
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/3o8co28Dwfk Former Mayor of Colombo A.J.M. Muzammil has been appointed as the new Governor of the Western Province. He was sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena, a short while ago, at the presidential secretariat in Colombo, the President’s Media Division said. Muzammil was most recently the Chairman of the Central Environment Authority (CEA) and prior to that served as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Malaysia. Muzammil takes over from Azath Salley who tendered his resignation yesterday along with Easter Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Committee set up to receive complaints against Rishad, Hizbullah & Salley
Courtesy Adaderana
A three-member committee comprising of three senior police officials has been set up at the Police Head Quarters to receive any complaints against former governors M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Azath Salley and MP Rishad Bathiudeen. The committee will be in effect until the 12th June, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Accordingly, the general public can submit their grievances from 8 am to 4 pm from today (04) onwards. Anyone who wishes to submit complaints should hand over their written complaints to the Police Head Quarters in person. The public... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

US sees “significant” increase in military engagement with Lanka
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror
Since the government changed in Sri Lanka in January 2015, the US has “significantly” strengthened its military engagement with the island nation, particularly with the Sri Lankan Navy, says the latest US Department of Defense Indo-Pacific Strategy Report (IPSR). The report, dated June 1, 2019, says that 2017 saw the first port visit in 30 years by a U.S. aircraft carrier – the USS NIMITZ Carrier Strike Group – and the first ever bilateral Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise. “In 2019, we increased cooperation on mutual... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

ඉල්ලා අස්වූ මුස්ලිම් ඇමතිවරුන් ලබාදුන් බියකරු පණිවුඩ දෙක මෙන්න..
අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල
වෛද්‍ය සාෆි සිහාබ්ඩීන්ට එරෙහිව ශ්‍රී ලංකා වෛද්‍ය සභාව පැමිණිල්ලක් ගොනු කිරීමට පැමිණි නීතිඥ උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා මාධ්‍ය වෙත මෙම අදහස් පල කලේය. මුස්ලිම් අමාත්‍යවරුන් ලබාදුන් පණිවුඩ දෙක මෙන්න ඊයෙ අපි දැක්කා ලස්සන නාට්‍යයක්. රජයේ සිටින මුස්ලිම් අමාත්‍යවරුන් සියලු දෙනාම සිය ඉල්ලා අස්වීම් ලබා දුන්නා. මේ හරහා ප්‍රබල පණිවුඩ දෙකක් මුස්ලිම් අමාත්‍යවරුන් මෙරටට ලබා දීලා තියෙනවා. පළවෙනි පණිවුඩය තමයි සිංහලයන් වෙත ලබා දුන් පාඩම. මුස්ලිම් අමාත්‍යවරුන්, මන්ත්‍රිවරුන් සිය පක්ෂ භේද පසෙකින් තබා පක්ෂ හතරක මන්ත්‍රිවරුන් එකට එකතුවෙලා සාමූහික තීන්දුවක් ගත්තා. ඔවුන් පෙන්වා දුන්නා ඔවුන්ට පක්ෂයට වඩා ජාතිය ආගම ලොකුයි කියන එක. විශේෂයෙන්ම හැමවෙලේම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

All Muslim ministers set to resign in solidarity with colleague accused of Islamist ties
Sri Lanka News
Eight Muslim ministers in Sri Lanka resigned from their posts to stand on Monday in solidarity with Industry Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, who has been accused by the Opposition of supporting Islamist militants who killed 253 people in the Easter Sunday attacks in April, Reuters reported. All Muslim Ministers – Cabinet, Non-Cabinet, State & Deputy – have decided to resign from their portfolios in the government. Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Minister Rauff Hakeem stated this at a press conference earlier today (03). https://youtu.be/W0FVt1fKYMA ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

ALL MUSLIM MINISTERS RESIGNED.
By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener - The Muslim Voice - June 6th., 2019.
GOOD TIME FOR SRI LANKA MUSLIMS TO CREATE NEW POLITICAL LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE COMMUNITY IN PLACE OF DECEPTIVE POLITICIANS AND THOSE WHO RESIGNED. The political happenings ( not the NTJ violence and the incidents followed as a result) at present with regards to the Sri Lanka Muslim Community has to be considered as God AllMighty Allah sent, Alhamdulillah, Insha Allah. The resignation of all the Muslim Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Ministers without portfolios (9 in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Country belongs to people, not to its rulers: Cardinal
Nadeeka Daya Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith who visited MP Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thera during his fast unto death said the problem would not have blown out of proportion today if President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had acted against those who discreetly aided and abetted the terrorist attacks. “People have given a mandate to the President, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet to govern the country for five years. They had not been given a lifetime right to be in office. They have not been given the country on freehold... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

What is the difference between the Jihadist suicide Bomber Sara, and Ahimsa Wickramatunga ?
By Charles.S.Perera
Pulasthini Rajasinghe or Sara was one of the Jihadists who blew herself in a Sri Lanka Church on Easter Sunday.  There is no valid reason for her to have exploded that bomb and herself along with it.  One does not know whether she wanted to be a suicide bomber  It may be she  was  forced into doing it.  Like Ahimsa who may not even know why she should destroy the political future  of a fellow Sri Lankan without even knowing whether he was actually responsible for the death of her father. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Over 630 complaints received against Dr. Shafi
Courtesy Adaderana
The number of complaints lodged against Dr. Mohamed Shafi from Kurunegala Teaching Hospital has, reportedly, exceeded 630. Sixty-six mothers who had undergone a Caesarian surgery under Dr. Shafi had filed their complaints at Kurunegala Hospital today (03). Accordingly, the total number of complaints received by the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital itself is 544. Additionally, another 21 mothers had filed their grievances at the Dambulla Hospital, today; which brings up the total number of complaints received by the particular hospital to 86. Meanwhile, the interim report of the committee appointed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Hizbullah seen meeting Saudis in Pasikudah, day after attacks?
Courtesy Adaderana
CCTV footage of the Easter Province Governor M. L. A. M. Hizbullah meeting several persons who could be identified as Saudi Arabian nationals at a hotel in Pasikudah has been uncovered. The CCTV footage shows Governor Hizbullah arriving at the particular hotel on the 22nd April 2019, a day after the Easter Sunday bombings which killed nearly 350 persons. https://youtu.be/WWo8JuuJEew Footage has also captured several persons coming out of the hotel building to meet the governor and him entering the hotel with them. Subsequently, the governor... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/06/19)

Veera Rathana
Senaka Weeraratna
Ven. Athureliye Rathana Thera Thank you for turning the country around. At a time when leading Sinhalese politicians were not prepared to identify themselves as Sinhala Buddhists, when the Sinhalese were divided on party lines, when leaders were behaving like Ostriches with their heads buried in the sands, promoting multi – culturalism and reconciliation both of which have collapsed like a pack of cards, and when Sinhalese have realized that they have been taken for a ride and deceived by empty slogans and were waiting for a true leader with a back... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Fast and furious
Editorial Courtesy The Island
Never a dull moment in Sri Lankan politics! Someone or something keeps it really exciting. The unfolding political situation is like an edge-of-your-seat thriller. The yahapalana government is afflicted with a serious autoimmune disease, so to speak. It has become its own enemy. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are at daggers drawn. Others who helped cobble up the yahapalana coalition and bring it to power have turned against it. Its chief architect, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, was one of its bitterest critics at the time of his untimely demise.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

පාස්කු බෝම්බය අස්සේ ආර්ථික බෝම්බයත් පිපිරේ.. එක දවසට කෝටි 500ක් ණය වෙයි.. ආසියාවේ ආර්ථික වේගය 6% පනිද්දී ලංකාව 3%ට වැටේ..
වියත්මග මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය
මතුගමදී පැවති ‘වියත්මග’ සම්මන්ත‍්‍රණය අමතමින් ආචාර්ය නාලක ගොඩහේවා මහතා මෙම අදහස් පල කලේය. අද ගොඩක් දෙනෙක් කතා කරන්නේ ජාතික ආරක්‍ෂාව ගැනයි. ඒ වගේම බොහෝ දෙනෙක්ට අද  අමතක වෙලා රටේ ආර්ථිකය ගැන. ජාතික ආරක්‍ෂාව ගැන කතා කරන කවුරුත් ආපස්සට ගිය ආර්ථිකය ගැන කතා කරන්නේ නැහැ. අද මෙරට ඉතිහාසයේ නොවූ විරූ ආකාරයේ ආර්ථික අර්බුදයකට රට ගොදුරු වෙලා තිබෙනවා. මීට වසර  හතරකට පෙර රජය වෙනස් වුණා. මීට කලින් වසර නවයක් බලයේ හිටියේ මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා. එතුමාව  හැඳින්වූයේ යුද්ධය අවසන් කළ රාජ්‍ය නායකයා ලෙසින්.  ඒ වසර නවය තුළ රටේ ආර්ථිකය හතර ගුණයකින් වැඩි වුණා.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

උගුරට හොරා ඇමරිකානු බෙහෙත් කැවීම
උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
ඇමරිකාව සමග ඇතිකරගෙන තිබූ පවරා ගැනීමේ සහ දෙපාර්ශවය අතර සේවා සපයාගැනීමේ ගිවිසුම අලුත් කිරීම සදහා එය රටේ ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයට ඉදිරිපත් කළේ  ජනපති සිරිසේන මහතාය. අමාත්‍යවරුන්ගේ අවධානය සදහා 2017 ජූනි මස 30 වැනිදා ජනපතිවරයා විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද එම ගිවිසුමට 2017 අගෝස්තු මාසයේ දී කැබිනට් අනුමැතිය හිමිවිය.  මෙම ගිවිසුම වසර 10 කට වරක් අලුත් කෙරෙන්නෙකි. 2007 මාර්තු මස 5 වැනිදා, එය එවකට ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්වරයා වූ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ හිටපු ඇමරිකානු තානාපති රොබට් බ්ලේක්ගේ අත්සනින් ඉදිරි වසර 10ක කාලයකට අලුත් කෙරින. එදා මෙම ගිවිසුම සීමාවී තිබුණේ යන්තම් පිටු 8 කට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

ඇමරිකානු හමුදා හමුවේ දත කට පූට්ටුවීම
උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප
එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය ප‍්‍රමුඛ එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණු රජයට ඇමරිකාව සමඟ ආරක්ෂාව හෝ ආරක්ෂක කටයුතු සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන කිසිදු ගිවිසීමකට එළැඹීම ජනපති මෛතී‍්‍රපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පසුගිය සතියේ තහනම් කළේය.  එවැනි ඕනෑම ගිවිසුමකට එළැඹීමට පෙර ඒ සදහා රටේ ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍යවරයා වන තමාගේ අනුමැතිය  ලබාගත යුතුම වන බව ද ඔහු පවසා ඇත. චීනයේ සංචාරයක නියැළී පසුගිය බ‍්‍රහස්පතින්දා යළි දිවයිනට පැමිණි වහාම ජනපතිවරයා දුන් මෙම උපදෙස් විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය තිලක් මාරපන මහතාට දැනුම්දෙනු ලැබිණ. මාරපන මහතා ඒ වන විටත් සිටියේ ඇමරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදයේ වොෂින්ටන් නුවර සිට ශී‍්‍ර ලංකාව සහ එරට අතර අත්සන් කිරීමට නියමිතව තිබෙන ආන්දෝලනාත්මක ගිවිසුමක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Rathana Thero ends protest fast
Courtesy Adaderana
Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero has concluded his protest fast upon learning that Governors Azath Salley and M.L.A.M. Hizbullah had resigned from their respective posts. Athuraliye Rathana Thero launched a protest fast in front of Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy on 31st May demanding the removal of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley from their respective posts. https://youtu.be/Pvki3ucpk0g Rathana Thero claimed that he was prepared to sacrifice his life if need be in order to achieve his demands. Meanwhile,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Rathana Thero briefed on Hizbullah and Salley’s resignation
Courtesy Adaderana
Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero, who commenced a protest fast on Friday, has been informed that Governors Azath Salley and M.L.A.M. Hizbullah have tendered their resignations. The Central Province Governor Maithri Gunaratne arrived at Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, where Rathana Thero had been leading the protest fast, to inform him in this regard. https://youtu.be/wx0y963NDLY Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley had submitted their resignations to President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago, the President’s Media Division said in a tweet. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

ජනාධිපති තුමනි,
Dr Sudath Gunasekara
තවත් ප්‍රමාදනොකර වහාම හිස්බුල්ලා. අසාද් සාලි සහ බදුර්දීන් තනතුරුවලින් අස්කරලා රතන හිමිගේ ජීවිතය බේරාගන්ට කිය්ලා මම මුලු ජාතියම වෙනුවෙන් ඔබගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිනවා. එසේ නොකලොත් ඔබේ දේසපාලනයත් ඉන් අවසාන බව සහතික බව කියන්නම්.රට ජාතිය හා සාසනය කෙසේවෙතත් අඩුගානේ ඒ ගෑනවත් හිතලා මේ තීරනය වහාම ගන්ට කියලා මම කියනවා.ඔබට වඩා වටින්නේ ඔය තක්කඩි වහබ්වාදි මරක්කලයින් තුන්දෙනාද නෙත්නම් වසර 2500 පුරා අපේ මුතුන්මිත්තන් ජීවිත පරිත්යාගයෙන් රෑකගත් මේ රට, සින්හල ජාතිය සහ සම්බුධ සාසනයද? රතන හාමුදුරුවෝඉ කියන්නේ තනි කෙනෙක් නෙවේ. මේ රටේ සමස්ත භික්සුන්ගේම නියෝජිතයා. ඒ වගේම මේ රටේ මුලු සින්හල බෞද සහ කතෝලික ජනතාවගේම නියොජිතයා.රටපුරා පෑනනෑගී ඈති මහා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Adventure – Amusing reflections
Laksiri Warnakula
“Attempts to conquer heights, be it a mountain or any other carry their own perils and risks. Generally, glory and peril walk side by side in such endeavors, until the former or the latter wins, in the end”. Already eleven or twelve climbers have perished on the slopes of the Mount Everest, in this year alone and that is only so far. This sad news made me ponder on ‘the diverse nature of adventure and that craving for a bit of it present in almost every human being and the question how much or... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

ඡන්ද හිමි නාම ලේඛන හැකි ඉක්මනින් පුරවා භාර දෙන්නැයි කැෆේ සංවිධානය මහජනතාවගෙන් ඉල්ලයි .
ඡන්ද හිමි නාම ලේඛන ආකෘති පත්‍ර හැකි ඉක්මනින් පුරවා භාර දෙන්නැයි කැෆේ සංවිධානය ඉල්ලීමක් කරයි. එම සංවිධානයේ වැඩබලන විධායක  අධ්‍යක්ෂ  අහමඩ්  මනාස් මහතා පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ රටේ පවතින ආරක්ෂක වාතාවරණය  අනුව මේ වන විට ඡන්ද හිමි නාම ලේඛන ආකෘති පත්‍ර පුරවා භාරදීම පිලිබදව ජනතාව වැඩි අවධානයක් යොමු කර ඇති බවක් නොපෙනෙන බවයි. මේ වසර අවසානයේ දී හෝ ඊළඟ වසරේ දී පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණය පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණය හා ජනාධිපතිවරණය පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත ව තිබේ. එම මැතිවරණ සඳහා ඡන්දය  ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමට සුදුසුකම් ලබා ගැනීමට මෙම ඡන්ද හිමි නාම ලේඛණ වලට  නම ඇතුළත් කර ගත යුතුය. එම නිසා ඡන්ද හිමි නාම ලේඛන ප්‍රතිශෝධන කටයුතු කඩිනමින් සිදු... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

රටේ ආරක්ෂාව දේශපාලන පන්දුවක් බවට කරගෙන. මේ රටේ තියෙන්නේ එක ආණ්ඩුවයි. ජනතාව කිව්වේ මේ දෙපාර්ශවයට එකතු වෙලා සාමුහික වගකීමෙන් රට පාලනය කරන්න මිසක් මේ විදියට කුළල් කා ගන්න කියලා නෙවෙයි. -මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව
අද (03) දින මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සුසිල් ප්‍රේමජයන්ත මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා කිසි දවසක නොදුටු විදියට රටේ හැම ක්ෂේත්‍රයක්ම මේ වෙද්දි කඩා වැටිලා තියෙන්නේ. ආණ්ඩුකාරවරු කියන්නේ ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ නියෝජිතයින්. ජනාධිපතිවරයාට තියෙන බලතල අදාල පළාත් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමේ බලය තියෙන්නේ ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයාට. වද සැත්කම් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ගත හැකි එකම ක්‍රියාමාර්ගය වෙන්නේ අදාල වෛද්‍යවරයා නියම විදියට බදු ගෙවලා නැත්නම් වෛද්‍යවරයාගෙන් බදු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Mega land-grab imminent? Beware of rushed laws and agreements:
By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Courtesy The Island
After Narendra Modi took oaths on Thursday for a second time as India’s Prime Minister, having steered the BJP-led coalition to a landslide election victory, there was a string of announcements relating to diplomatic engagements involving Sri Lanka, India, China and the United States. Modi will visit Sri Lanka on 9th June, President Maithripala Sirisena told a press conference in Delhi, where he attended the Indian leader’s inauguration ceremony. Before that Modi will visit the Maldives, his first overseas trip as prime minister. The Indian media anticipates that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) post powerless under present govt. PSC probe into Easter Sunday carnage:
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
The wartime Rajapaksa administration, having created the post of Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) to run an efficient network involving all three services, the police and the State Intelligence Service (SIS), placed Maj. Gen. Kapila Hendavithana, in charge of the powerful Office in January, 2007. The CNI tasks included managing local and foreign intelligence and briefing the National Security Council (NSC) chaired by the President. Then, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, Public Security and Law and Order, established the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

The Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact with Sri Lanka
By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island
There is uncertainty as to the current status of the Compact between the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Sri Lanka as to whether it has been signed by the President, as the Chairman of the National Physical Planning Council, and whether it has been Gazetted or not. On August 13, 2018, the MCC is reported to have delivered to the U.S. Congress a congressional notification (CN) of its intent to negotiate a Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact with the Government of Sri Lanka. On April 25, 2019, the MCC... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Civilised society must not draw a veil over the niqab
By Theodore Dalrymple  Courtesy  The Telegraph (UK)
We should not tolerate the niqab in our public institutions, since it demeans both women and men You don't have to be a militant feminist to understand the inherent unfairness of the niqab. No man covers himself up in this way Photo: ALAMY THERE IS always a conflict over the limits of freedom, even in matters of dress. We take such limits seriously. A man who ran out stark naked in the street would be sure to be apprehended more quickly than if he were breaking... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Schools in Sri Lanka with religious alienation
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
In Colombo we have catholic/Christian schools such as St Bridget’s, Mehodist .Ladies .Bishops etc. which are almost private schools Then we have all male schools such as St Josephs .St Peters .St Thomas .St Benedicts, Carey etc. .Most of the Buddhist schools except Museus are state schools like Ananda Nalanda .Thurstan,Isipapathana ,Mahanama etc .and all girls schools like Devi Balika .Visaka ,Gothami ,etc . In Jaffna you find sought after school like Hartley College ,St Patrick.Jaffna Central .St Johsn .St Xavior ect with Tamil being being taught... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Police chief blames president for failing to prevent SL attacks
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
In the petition submitted to court last week and seen by AFP Sunday, Jayasundara said the country's premier spy agency, the State Intelligence Service (SIS), ordered him last year to stop ongoing police investigations into Islamic militants. The head of the SIS, Nilantha Jayawardena, did not take seriously the intelligence shared by neighbouring India which warned of an impending attack by the NTJ. Sri Lanka's suspended police chief has petitioned the Supreme Court, accusing President Maithripala Sirisena of failing to prevent the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, the AFP reported today. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

Police chief blames president for failing to prevent Sri Lanka attacks
Courtesy Mail Online
Suspended Sri Lanka police chief Pujith Jayasundara has blamed President Maithripala Sirisena for failing to prevent the Easter bombings that killed 258 people Sri Lanka's suspended police chief has petitioned the Supreme Court, accusing President Maithripala Sirisena of failing to prevent the Easter bombings that killed 258 people. In a 20-page complaint, Inspector-General Pujith Jayasundara disclosed serious communication gaps between intelligence agencies and security arms of the government, all which fall under Sirisena. In the petition submitted to court last week and seen by AFP Sunday,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/06/19)

විජේදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මහ මලුවේ ජනතාව අමතමින්
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https://www.facebook.com/Venathuraliyerathana/videos/711288842633319/... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

Canadian-Genocide of Canada's Indigenous Women
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada
1 June 2019 Mayor Patrick Brown, MPP Office of the MayorCity of Brampton2  Wellington  Street WestBramptonOntario L6Y 4R2 Your Worship Mayor Patrick Brown: Oops! Did someone  shatter your and your City Councillors Moral Code of “We are Holier than Thou” when you all voted unanimously to Proclaim 18 May 2019, as the ‘Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day’, vilifying the Sri Lanka Government who won decisively,  militarily, the 30 year long Tamil Tiger Terrorist War on 19 May 2009.  And you... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

RAMAYANA AND SRI LANKA Part 1
The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being the Mahabharata. Ramayana is a part of the Hindu mythology of India and is an important part of the Hindu canon.  It is believed that the Hindu sage Valmiki wrote the Ramayana. Analysts say that Valmiki’s Ramayana is a literary epic and has no historical value. It is a poem and not a historical document. According to the Ramayana, Rama was the son and heir of King Dasaratha   of Kosala. He married Sita and together with his brother Lakshmana went to live in the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

RAMAYANA AND SRI LANKA Part 2
The Indian Law courts are careful where the Ramayana gods are concerned. Indian Supreme Court summons the two Hindu gods, Ram and Hanuman to appear in court in order to settle a land dispute in eastern state of Jharkhand. The temple priest said the land belonged to him, given to his ancestors by the king, the locals said it belonged to the two deities.  Dispute had been going on for 20 years.  It was settled in favor of the locals but the priest is contesting this. The emotional strength of the Ramayana   became known, once again, when the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

FASTING UNTO DEATH BY ATHURELIYA RATHANA THERO AGAINST MUSLIM POWER HOUSE
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The motives of the fasting unto death started by Rathana Thero are confusing. Has he got the backing of Catholic Church?  He is a Buddhist Monk.  Muslim terrorists attacked Catholic Churches.  Cardinal Malcolm Cooray appropriately provided an effective leadership at that critical moment preventing escalation of  revenge attacks.  Malwatte and Asgiriya were in hibernation as usual. In this situation, one would expect Catholic Priests to commence a fasting unto death demanding removal of Muslim Extremists Ministers, who have secretly converted Sri Lankan Buddhist society to a Muslim Power House.  Sri Lankan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

THIS IS A ROYAL RIP OFF BY THE STATE FROM POOR PEOPLE ….
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
In my work place and in our are we live, poor people and some middle class people keep buying lottery tickets with fervent hopes that they will win one day .This legalized gambling promoted by the State are conning people .We have seen how ministers were so greedy to grab the lotteries board under their control .Because it is a den of thieves .NLB lavishly spend for advertising and carry on procurement with no control. We have seen in the past when some heads make lot of money . Poor people fall... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

President reviews US-Lanka defence agreements
Courtesy The Sunday Times
Calls the Sunday Times Political Editor and former Defence Secretary to clarify matters amidst protests by even religious leadersPSC hearings and live telecast stir row; Sirisena calls Ranil, as relationship hits new lowSLFP wants early talks with SLPP on common alliance; Sirisena still hopeful about him being common candidate for presidential poll, but chances remote A trait in President Maithripala Sirisena, mostly unmatched by his political contemporaries, is his humility. That he is at the butt end of very heavy criticism, after the senseless Easter Sunday carnage, has not been a deterrent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

රතන හිමිගේ සුවදුක් විමසීමට ආ දුමින්ද දිසානායක පන්නා දමයි.. විරෝධය මැද පොලිස් ආරක්‍ෂාව මැද ආපසු යයි..
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මහනුවර ශ්‍රී දළදා මාලිගාවේ උඩ මළුවේ දී මාරාන්තික උපවාසයක් කරමින් සිටින පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පූජ්‍ය අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන්ගේ සුවදුක් විමසීමට එම ස්ථානයට පැමිණි ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ ජාතික සංවිධායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාට දැඩි විරෝධයක් එහි සිටි ජනතාවගෙන් එල්ල විය. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1988450777933466 එම ජනතා විරෝධය උත්සන්න වූ නිසා දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා පොලිස් ආරක්ෂාව මැද එම ස්ථානයෙන් ඉවත්ව ගියේය. එම ස්ථානයට පැමිණි රාජ්‍ය ඇමැති වසන්ත සේනානායක මහතාටද ජනතාවගෙන් එල්ල වූයේ දැඩි විරෝධයකි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

හිස්බුල්ලා ආණ්ඩුකාර ධුරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වේ.. අස්වීමේ ලිපිය ජනපතිට දෙයි..
ඒ.එල්.ඒ.එම්. හිස්බුල්ලා මහතා නැගෙනහිර පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර ධූරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වී ඇති බව ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේ ආරංචි මාර්ග සදහන් කරයි. අස්වීමේ ලිපිය ජනනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාට වෙත යවා ඇතැයිද ජනාධපතිවරයා එය පිලිගෙන ඇතැයිද එම ආරංචි මාර්ග කියයි. මේ අතර ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් ආණ්ඩුකාරවරුන් කැඳවා හදිසි සාකච්ඡාවක් අද පවත්වා ඇත. ඉදිරි පැය කිහිපය ඇතලත තවත් වෙනස්කම් ගණනාවක් සිදුවනු ඇති බව ඉහල පෙලේ ආරංචි මාර්ග කියා සිටී. අසාද් සාලි, හිස්බුල්ලා යන ආණ්ඩුකාරවරුන් හා ඇමති රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් එම ධුරයන්ගෙන් ඉවත් කරන්නැයි පවසමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී පූජ්‍ය අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන් මේ වන විට දලදා මාලිගාවේ උඩ මළුවේ මාරාන්තික උපවාසයක් කරමින්... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

ඉල්ලා අස්වනු.. බදියුදීන්ට ජනාධිපති දන්වයි..
වාණිජ හා පාරිභෝගික කටයුතු ඇමති රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන්ට දුරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වන ලෙස දැනුම් දෙන ලෙස ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා විසින් අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාට දන්වා ඇත. හෙට දිනය ඇතුලත බදියුදීන් ඇමතිවරයාද ඉල්ලා අස්වනු ඇතැයි බලාපොරොත්තු වන බව ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේ ප‍්‍රකාශකයෙක් පැවසීය. ඇමතිවරයා ඉල්ලා අස්නොවුනහොත් ජනාධිපතිවරයා හා අගමැතිවරයා අතර එකගතාවයෙන් ඇමති ධුරයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමට ව්‍යවස්ථාව අනුව හැකිය.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

ගෝඨාට එරෙහි නඩුවේ විනිසුරු මඬුල්ල පක්ෂග්‍රාහියි
කමල් මහේන්ද්‍ර වීරරත්න උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
හිටපු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව ඉදිරිපත්වී ඇති නඩුවේදී ත්‍රිපුද්ගල මහාධිකරණ විනිශ්චය මණ්ඩලය හැසිරී ඇත්තේ උගත් විනිශ්චය මණ්ඩලයක් හැසිරිය යුතු ආකාරයෙන් නොවන බවත්, එම චෝදනා විභාගයට එරෙහිව ඉහළ අධිකරණයකට යොමු කිරීම සඳහා භාරදෙන ලද අභියාචනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් කරුණු ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමේ අවස්ථාව වත් ලබා නොදී නිල මැදිරියේ සිටම එය ප්‍රතික්‍ෂේප කිරීම තුළින් විනිශ්චය මණ්ඩලයේ පක්ෂග්‍රාහී භාවය තහවුරු වන බවත් ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ රොමේෂ් ද සිල්වා මහතා ඊයේ (30දා) අභියාචනාධිකරණය හමුවේදී කියා සිටියේය. ජනාධිපති නීතිඥවරයා එලෙස ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටියේ, තම අභියාචනය භාරනොගෙන ප්‍රතික්‍ෂේප කිරීම නීතියට පටහැනි බව පවසමින් එකී නියෝගය බලරහිත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

රතන හිමිගේ සහයට මුස්ලිම් අයත් එක්වෙයි - වෙළදසැල් වසා දමා කළු කොඩි දමයි (PHOTO)
හේවා පී.කරුණාරත්න උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
රත්තොට නගරවාසින් සර්වාගගමික නායකයින් ව්‍යාපාරිකයින් සහ ප්‍රඡාව එක්ව අන්තවාදයට එරෙහි නිහඩ විරෝධතාවක් 02 දා පැවැත්වූහ .  අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන්ගේ උපවාසයට සහාය පළ කළ මෙම විරෝධතාවයේදී නගරයේ වෙළදසැල් වසා දමා කළු කොඩි එසවූ ව්‍යාපාරිකයින් රිෂාඩ් බදුරදීන් ඇතුලු චෝදනාලත් ඇමතිවරුන් හා ආණ්ඩුකාරවරුන් තනතුරුවලින් ඉවත් කිරීමට රජයට බල කළහ .  රත්තොට - මාතලේ  මාර්ගයේ පෞද්ගලික බස් ගමනාගමනය සම්පූර්ණයෙන් නවත දැමූ පෞද්ගලික බස් සේවකයින්ද විරෝධතාවයට එක්ව සිටියහ . රත්තොට නගරය එකම පාළු නගරයක් බවට පත් කළ මෙම නිහඩ විරෝධතාවයේදී සර්වාගමික නායකයින් රතන හිමියන් සමග අන්තවාදයට එරෙහිව පෙළ ගැසීමට තීරණය කළහ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

රතන හිමියන්ට සහය දැක්වීමට දඹුල්ල ආර්ථික මධ්‍යස්ථානය හෙට වැසේ
උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
දැනට උපවාසයේ යෙදී සිටින පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පූජ්‍ය අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන්ට සහයෝගය පළ කිරීම සඳහා ධ්‍යම පළාතේ මාතලේ මහනුවර දඹුල්ල නගර නගරවල 03 දින එනම් හෙට  සවස 3.00 සිට 5.00 දක්වා කඩසාප්පු වසා විරෝධතා දක්වන බව දඹුල්ල ආර්ථික මධ්‍යස්ථාන වෙළෙඳ සංගමයේ සභාපති යු . බී .ඒකනායක මහතා පැවසීය. මේ වන විට මහනුවර මාතලේ සහ දඹුල්ල පිහිටි සියලුම වෙළඳ සංගම් දැනුවත් කරමින් සංවිධානය කර ඇතැයි හෙතෙම වැඩිදුරටත් සඳහන් කළේය. ආර්ථික මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ මෙන්ම නගරයේ සියලුම වෙළඳසැල් කඩසාප්පු වසා ගොවීන් සහ ව්‍යාපාරිකයන් ප්‍රදේශවාසීන්එ ක්ව පැය දෙකක කාලයක් ප්‍රධාන මාර්ගයේ වාහන ගමනාගමනයට බාධාවක් නොවන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

ජනාධිපතිතුමාට විනාඩි පහකින් රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් ඇමැති ඉවත් කරන්න පුළුවන්
සංවාදය - අනුරාධා හේරත් උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම
ඔබලාගේ කණ්ඩායම මේ දිනවල මත ඉදිරිපත් කරන්නේ ගොඩක් සතුටින් නේද? එහෙම සතුටක් නෑ. හැබැයි බොහොම ලොකු හිතේ වේදනාවක් සහ රටට සිදුවන මේ අනතුර ගැන දැඩි කම්පනයකට ලක්වෙලා වගේම මේ කාලසීමාව තුළ ඉතාම ක්‍රියාකාරීව වේගවත් කරලා තියෙනවා අපේ දේශපාලනය. ඒ වගේම මේ ආණ්ඩුව විසින් කළ අනවශ්‍ය කටයුතු පිළිබඳව දැඩි ලෙස ජනතාව දැනුවත් කරනවා. කුමන්ත්‍රණයකින් හදාගත් බව කියන ඔබලාගේ දින (52) ආණ්ඩුව අසාර්ථක වූ පසු, දේශපාලන වශයෙන් හාන්සි වී සිටි මොහොතක මේ බෝම්බ පිපිරීම ඔබලාට හොඳ උත්තේජනයක් වුණා නේද? ඒක මං සම්පූර්ණයෙන්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

Communications engineer arrested for financially assisting National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ)
Courtesy Adaderana
A person has been arrested in Dehiwala over assisting the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) organization, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Accordingly, a 53-year-old Communications Engineer named Mohamed Zaheen Nasurdeen has been arrested in this manner. The arrest has been made at a house on Kawudana Road, Dehiwala, stated the Spokesperson. Reportedly, He has been arrested by the Horowpothana Police over financially assisting NTJ.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

Two monks join TNA MP Viyalendiran in protest fast supporting Rathana Thero
Courtesy Adaderana
Two Buddhist monks from the Dimbulagala Aranya Senasana have joined the protest fast of TNA Parliamentarian S. Viyalendiran who has commenced a protest fast in Batticaloa, supporting the hunger strike launched by MP Ven. Athureliye Rathana Thero. Rathana Thero commenced a protest fast in front of Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy yesterday (31) demanding the removal of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah and Western Province Governor Azath Salley from their respective posts. The TNA Batticaloa District MP S. Viyalendiran, who has pledged support to the Joint Opposition, commenced the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

Govt. must take immediate action on Rishad, Salley and Hizbullah - Gnanasara Thero (English)
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/zNRpfLc0rp0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

Over 600 complaints filed against Dr. Shafi
Courtesy Adaderana
By this evening (02), 601 complaints have been received against Dr. Mohamed Shafi attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital who is currently under arrest. The interim report of the committee appointed by the Ministry of Health to investigate complaints against Dr. Shafi will be handed over to the Secretary to the Ministry of Health tomorrow (03). Fifty mothers lodged complaints at Kurunegala Teaching Hospital today claiming that they had not conceived again after undergoing a Caesarian surgery under Dr. Shafi. The total number of complaints received by the Kurunegala Teaching... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/06/19)

රතන හිමිගේ උපවාසයට කතෝලිකයනුත් එකතු වෙයි
Gossip TV
https://youtu.be/yBEYXr40sKc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

තේරීම් කාරක සභාවේ තේරුම මොකද්ද?
Ada Derana
https://youtu.be/TXlADSrQLuw... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

Attempts to sneak out funds received by terrorists - Roshan Ranasinghe (English)
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/GSNBr9fzmW0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

SOFA
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
Don’t enter into any agreement with foreign countries: Buddhist, Catholic leaders 31 May 2019 08:59 pm - 1      - 2275 Chief prelates of the Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters and Colombo's Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith today called on the government to refrain from entering into any agreement with any foreign country in a manner foreign armed forces could enter Sri Lanka and set up camps in the country jeopardizing the people's sovereignty upheld by the Constitution. Note Now SOFA agreement with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

BULLET PROOF VEHICLE
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
.Cabinet paper on bulletproof vehicle for MR due to request.. Opp. Leader’s office sent request for bulletproof vehicle in letter to PM’s OfficeIt cited serious security threats to former PresidentDecision on Cabinet paper referred for next week Daily FT ,……. Should  we take a clue from the His Eminence  The Cardinal  ?? I agree that Ex-President’s life is worth protection because people are now lamenting that they made a wrong decision.Hence they may want to revert the decision they made .  Maduluwawe Sobhita Thero is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

දක්ෂිණ අධිවෙිගී මාර්ගය දෙපස රුක් රෝපණ සමාජ සත්කාරය සඳහා ඔබටත් ආරාධනා
පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න Peshala Media
මානව හා සත්ව සංහතියේ සුරක්ෂිතභාවය රඳා පවතින පරිසරයේ සුවිශේෂී වැදගත්කම කියාපාමින් ජුනි මස 5 වන දිනට යෙදී ඇති ජගත් පරිසර දිනය සැමරීම සඳහා බොහෝ දෙනා විවිධ වූ වැඩසටහන් රැසක් දිවයින පුරා සංවිධානය කර ඇත. එම වැඩසටහන් අතුරින් බියගම නොර්ත් සේල්ස් ආයතනය හා මාර්ග සංවර්ධන අධිකාරිය සමඟ එක්ව 2019 ජුනි මස 05 වන බදාදා දින දක්ෂිණ අධිවේගී මාර්ගයේ ගැලනිගම හා වැලිපැන්න හුවමාරු අතර රුක් රෝපණ වැසඩටහනක් සංවිධනය කර ඇත. පරිසර සංරක්ෂණය හා තිරසාර සංවර්ධනය මඟින් මිහිතලය සුරැකීම අරමුණු කර ගනිමින් BePlanetWorthy  හරිත ව්‍යාපෘතියේ Plants for the Planet පැළ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

German Jews warned not to wear kippas after rise in anti-Semitism
The German government's anti-Semitism commissioner has urged Jews to avoid wearing skullcaps in public.  When I read above news I was wondering whether Sri Lankan Authorities may contemplate to issue a advisory to Muslims also with similar waning ? Similar  waRning has been issued to Muslim Women regarding wearing Burqa covering the face Soon it may be applied to Muslim men against wearing their traditional cap? I recall an anecdote in Russia about Jews ,Christians  and Muslims started wearing skull caps and buddhist none . A Russian Communist who is an atheist... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

Social Insecurity and its impact on Socio-Economic and Political conditions in Sri Lanka
Professor Dr. Edward Perera
Politics“ කියන යුරෝපීය  වචනයෙ සිංහල තේරුම ලෙස දැනට භාවිතා කරන “දේශපාලනය” නමැති වචනය වෙනුවට “ජනතා සේවය” වැනි වචනයක් භාවිතයට යොදා ගැනීම.( ප්‍රධාන හේතුව දේශපාලනය කියන වචනය ජනතාවට ඒ තරමට එපා වී තිබීම නිසාත් දේශපාලනය කියන වචනයට ප්‍රතිවිරුද්ධ අර්ථයක් ප්‍රකට කරන අන්දමේ සමාජ විරෝධී හැසිරීමක් ඊනියා මහජන නියෝජිතයින් විසින් මේ දක්වා පවත්වාගෙන යාම). රටේ ජනතාවගේ අවශ්‍යතාවයන් පන්ති පදනමක් මත නොව මානුෂික පදනමක් මත හඳුනාගෙන ඒ අවශ්‍යතාවයන් ඉටු කිරීමට රටේ සම්පත් ප්‍රමාණය සමානාත්මකව බෙදී යන සාධාරණ සමාජයක් බිහි කිරීම පුද්ගල අපේක්ෂාවන්, අභිමතාර්ථයන් හා පාරිභෝජන හැසිරීම් එම පුද්ගලයාගේ මනෝමූලික (subjective) අවශ්‍යතාවයන් මත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

June, a decisive month for Yahapalana govt.
Ven Athureliye Rathana Thera The fast unto death started by Ven Athureliye Rathana Thera in the hallowed precincts of the Sri Dalada Maligawa last Friday is all the more significant because he is a UNP national list MP. This is a fast unto death started by a member of the government against the government – a governing party MP starting a fast demanding the removal of a Cabinet Minister and two provincial Governors of the same government. Even though the President and Prime Minister may be pulling in different directions, for all practical purposes, it is one government.... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

Modi and Sirisena agree: No fishermen should be kept in custody either by India or SL Sirisena impresses Indian media
by S. VENKAT NARAYAN,  Courtesy The Island
NEW DELHI. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena returned to Colombo on Friday night after a visit to India diplomats described as successful. "It was a successful visit for three reasons", Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Austin Fernando told The Sunday Island here today. He elaborated thus: "Our President came to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second swearing-in ceremony – an auspicious moment. His meeting with Mr. Modi and his team went off very well. It was friendly and productive. And the visit ended with the President’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

දොස්තර සාෆිගෙන් හෙලිවුණ සිංහල දරු පැටවුන් මරා දමන ඝර්භාෂ යුද්දය.. ජනවාර්ගික සංහාරය ගැන විමල් හෙලි කරයි..
– අනුරුද්ද බණ්ඩාර lanka C news
කුරුණෑගල රෝහලේ සේවයේ නියුතුව සිටි වෛද්‍ය සාෆි සහබ්දීන් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂයේ මැතිවරණ අපෙක්ෂකයකු වගේම එහි සිරිකොත මූලස්ථානයේ නඩත්තු කිරීමට මුදල් ලබාදෙන අයකු හෙයන් එජාප ආණ්ඩුවේ සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමති රාජිත සේනාරත්නගේ කමිටුවලින් සිදුවන්නේ ඉහත වෛද්‍යවරයාට සුදුහුණු ගෑම පමණක් බවත් මේ ‘සාෆිගේ ගර්භාෂ යුද්ධයේ’ ගොදුරු බවට පත් වූ මව්වරුන්ට යම් හෝ සාධාරණයක් ඉටු කළ හැක්කේ රෝහල් කාර්ය මණ්ඩලය ද නියෝජනය වන ලෙස ජනාධිපතිවරයා පිහිටුවනු ලබන ස්වාධීන කමිටුවකින් බවත් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පෙන්වා දෙයි. https://youtu.be/HVBlIx9aRl8 කුරුණෑගල රෝහලේ අධ්‍යක්‍ෂවරුන් ඇතුළු කාර්ය මණ්ඩලයේ නිලධාරීන් සහ වෛද්‍ය සාෆි සහබ්දීන්ට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

Ven. Athureliye Rathana Thero’s protest fast continues for second day
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/7cLJ5tWWXus... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

TNA MP Viyalendiran begins protest fast supporting Rathana Thero
Courtesy Adaderana
TNA Parliamentarian S. Viyalendiran has launched a protest fast at Gandhi Park in Batticaloa, supporting the hunger strike launched by MP Ven. Athureliye Rathana Thero. The TNA Batticaloa District MP, who has pledged support to the Joint Opposition, commenced the protest this morning (01) supporting the demands made by Ven. Rathana Thero. https://youtu.be/qJt7uoZCccQ Viyalendiran calls on the Prime Minister to remove Minister Rishad Bathiudeen immediately and questions why the President still has not sacked Governors Hizmullah and Salley, who he called racists.  Rathana Thero commenced a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)

The Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement 
Anil Amarasekera Co-President National Joint Committee
Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe,The Prime Minister of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,The Prime Minister’s 0ffice,No. 58, Sir Ernest de Silva Mawatha Colombo 7. Dear Sir, The Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement The National Joint Committee is committed to protect and preserve the unity and territorial integrity of our nation. We believe that Sri Lanka should follow a foreign policy of nonalignment. Due to the fact that Sri Lanka is strategically located in the Indian Ocean the country needs to remain nonaligned and refrain from getting involved... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/06/19)


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