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මේ රටේ කුමන රජයක් බලයට පත්වුවද අනිවාර්‍යයෙන්ම එක්සත්, සව්භාග්‍යමත් ප්‍රබල ශ්‍රී ලාන්කික ජාතියක් ගොඩ නැගීම සඳහා එම රජය විසින් අවිවාදයෙන් පිළිගත යුතු ජාතික  සම්මුති මාලාවක් පහත දක්වමි
සුදත් ගුන්ණසේකර මහනුවර
"මේ රට සින්හල බෞද්ධ රාජ්‍යයකි" යන මූලික සම්මුතිය ඇතුළු පහතසඳහන් ජාතික ප්‍රතිපත්ති පිළිගෙන ඒවා ක්‍රියාත්මක කරණ බවට මහනුවර ශ්‍රී දළදා මාලිගාවේදී ත්‍රයිනිකායික නායක හිමිවරුන් ප්‍රමුඛ සන්ඝ සභාවක් ඉදිරියේදී දිවුරා පොරොන්දු නොවන කිසිවෙකුට මේ රටේ කිසිදාක පාලන බලය නොදිය යුතුය”                                            1 කොටස එක්සත්, සව්භාග්‍යමත් ප්‍රබල ශ්‍රී ලාන්කික ජාතියක් ගොඩ නැගීම සඳහා මේ රටේ සියළු දෙනාම ඒකමතිකව පිළිගත යුතු ජාතික  සම්මුති මාලාවක් පහත දක්වම 1"මේ රට සින්හල බෞද්ධ රාජ්‍යයකි 2.ශ්‍රි ලන්කාව ඒකචත්‍ර රාජ්‍යයකි ලෝක ඉතිහාශය ආරම්භවූ දා සිටම ඉන්දීය සාගරයේ පිහිටි සින්හලද්වීපය නම්වූ, වර්ගසැතපුම් 25,332  (65,610... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

Constitutional Reform: the wages of haste, sloth and expediency.
Malinda Seneviratne
There are certain rules of thumb with regard to constitutional reform. First, such exercises should never be predicated on political expediency. In other words, one's allegiance or otherwise to the immediate beneficiary, beneficiaries or political party/coalition should not be a factor in offering support or objecting, respectively. Secondly, one's allegiance or otherwise to any person, political party or community losing out from proposed amendments should not be a factor either. Thirdly, it has to be understood that constitutional reform in the form of amendment or total overhaul is a very serious matter that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

Sri Lanka Tourism Chief Resigns Under Pressure, Then Warns of Industry Cartel
Peden Doma Bhutia, Courtesy Skift
The Sri Lanka tourism chief's resignation letter has enough warning signs for the country's tourism industry. Now, if only someone is listening.-Peden Doma Bhutia Mired in its worst-ever economic crisis with debts totaling over $50 billion, Sri Lanka may have to wait for some time to fall back on tourism to lessen the blow. Kimarli Fernando, the Sri Lanka tourism chief, stepped down from her position on Tuesday following a resignation request from the newly-appointed tourism minister. But not before firing a strongly-worded resignation letter. Fernando, who had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

ජපන් භාෂා ප්‍රවීණතාවය නොමැති 1000කට ජපානයේ රැකියා අවස්ථා කඩිනමින් ලබාදෙන්න - කම්කරු සහ විදේශ රැකියා අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර ජපානයෙන් ඉල්ලයි
Manusha Media
ජපන් භාෂ ප්‍රවීණතාවයක් නොමැති, පාසල් හැර ගිය ළමුන් දහසකට ඉදිරි මාස කිහිපය තුළ ජපානයේ රැකියා අවස්ථා ලබාදෙන ලෙසට කම්කරු සහ විදේශ රැකියා අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර මහතා මෙරට  ජපාන තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ භාරකාර ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ තානාපති නිලධාරී Katsuki Kotara මහතාගෙන් ඉල්ලීමක් කළේය.මෙරට සිටින ජපාන තානාපති භාරකාර ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ තානාපති නිලධාරී Katsuki Kotara ඇතුළු ජපානයේ ඉහළ රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික නිලධාරීන් කණ්ඩායමක් කම්කරු සහ විදේශ රැකියා අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර මහතා අද (26) උදෑසන හමුවූ අතර දෙරට අතර සම්බන්ධතා ශක්තිමත් කරගැනීම පිළිබදව මෙන්ම ජපානයේ වැඩි රැකියා අවස්ථාවන් තරුණ තරුණියන්ට ලබාදීමට ඇති හැකියාව ගැනත් අවධානය යොමු කළේය.මේ වන විට ජපානයේ වැඩි රැකියා අවස්ථාවන් ප්‍රමාණයක් විවෘතව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

ඉන්දීය සහනාධාර යටතේ ලබාදෙන අත්‍යාවශ්‍ය ආහාර ද්‍රව්‍ය අඩු ආදායම්ලාභීන් වෙත ලබාදීම
සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී සේවා සංගමය.
ලේකම්,ස්වදේශ කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය,නිල මැඳුර,නාරාහේන්පිට,කොළඹ - 05.ලේකම්තුමනි,ඉන්දීය සහනාධාර යටතේ ලබාදෙන අත්‍යාවශ්‍ය ආහාර ද්‍රව්‍ය අඩු ආදායම්ලාභීන් වෙත ලබාදීම.උක්ත උධෘතය යටතේ 2022/05/20 දින FC/09/03/05/India-Donation/Distri අංකය සහිත ආහාර කොමසාරිස්වරයා විසින් දිස්ත්‍රික් ලේකම්වරුන් වෙත යොමු කර ඇති ලිපිය හා බැඳේ.රටේ ආර්ථිකය බිඳවැටීමත් ආර්ථික අතින් බංකොලොත් වීමත් හේතුව මත ලාංකීය ජනතාව පත්ව ඇති ආර්ථික සහ ආහාර දුෂ්කරතා මඟහරවා ගැනීම සඳහා ඉන්දියානු රජය විසින් ලංකාව වෙත ලබා දී ඇති ආහාර ද්‍රව්‍ය බෙදාදීමේ වැඩ සටහන සම්බන්ධයෙන් අවධානය යොමු කරමු.වෙනත් රටවලට අත පා ලාංකීය ජනතාවට ජීවත්වීමට සිදුවීම පිළිබඳ බරපතල කණගාටුවක් පවතින අතර අපේ රට එවැනි තත්වයකට ඇද දැමීම පිළිබඳව රට පාලනය කළ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

‘China has always come to Sri Lanka’s aid in times of need’:envoy
By Sun Haoran and Yin Yeping Courtesy Global Times
Western ‘debt trap diplomacy’ narrative not the reality China Sri Lanka Photo:VCGEditor's note:China and Sri Lanka have long maintained a close relationship of mutual support and understanding, regardless of how the international situation changes. In recent years, the two countries have seen steady development in bilateral economic and trade cooperation, especially under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). However, since Sri Lanka fell into an economic crisis, some Western forces have been seeking to undercut China-Sri Lanka bilateral ties with the "debt trap" and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

The Lost World: Hidden Wonders of Ancient Ceylon
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today
This article is based on our forefathers, excellent engineers and craftsmen, who possessed exceptional skills. How many of our present generation is conversant of the activities of Ceylon engineers in the bygone years who amazed the whole world. During the remarkable Parakramabahu reign, construction of the tallest buildings commenced. King Mahasen also did the peak constructions. The world’s first hospital was constructed during BC 367-437 during King Pandukabhaya’s reign. No wonder how foreigners became dumbstruck when these were built between the second and fourth centuries using metal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

SL Police App to monitor vehicles at fuel stations
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Sri Lanka Police has developed an application to monitor vehicles at fuel stations, in an attempt to prevent cars from pumping more fuel than the quota issued. Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera revealed that the app was currently being tested in several fuel stations across the country, explaining that once the number plate details of consumers are entered, the data is shared real time with other users. The app will then notify if the same vehicle has pumped fuel on the same day from any other station, and the history of refueling... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

Committee to probe lapses by tri-forces during recent unrest
Courtesy Adaderana
A committee has been appointed to look into any lapses by tri-forces during the unrest at Mirihana on the 31st of March and the nationwide tensions erupted on the 9th of May. The committee comprises Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda, Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Gunathilake  and General R. M. Daya Ratnayake. https://youtu.be/32wGajky470... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

PM Ranil wants IMF program in place by mid-June
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/rq_MT39fZkQ Sri Lanka is looking to fast-track talks with the International Monetary Fund and agree on a loan by mid-June so that it can then approach other lenders for urgently needed funds. The bankrupt nation will slash its budget expenditure to “bare bones” and hopes to break even or post a primary surplus of 1% of gross domestic product by 2025, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in an interview at his office in Colombo Wednesday. Even so, that would be smaller than the 2% surplus the IMF has sought, which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

Fourteen suspects in total under arrest over killing of MP Amarakeerthi
Courtesy Adaderana
Fourteen suspects in total are currently under arrest in connection with the killing of MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala and his security officer earlier this month, Sri Lanka Police says. Two of them, reported to be drug addicts, were taken into custody yesterday (May 25). One of them is a 28-year-old from Nittambuwa, employed in the construction field. The other is a 27-year-old resident of Warakapola and an employee of a private company. The parliamentarian and a police sergeant attached to his security detail were killed in a mob attack amidst the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

Foreign Minister discusses Sri Lanka’s food security challenges with FAO, WFP reps
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/GwskvOIxiSw Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris met with Vimlendra Sharan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative and Abdur Rahim Siddiqui, the Country Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) to Sri Lanka on Wednesday (May 25), at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The focus of the discussion fell on further collaboration between the FAO, WFP and Sri Lanka to address the current challenges faced by Sri Lanka in relation to food security. The lawmaker conveyed the sincere appreciation of the government of Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

IMF Staff concludes virtual mission to SL & reaffirm commitment to support SL
Courtesy Hiru News
IMF staff has concluded their virtual mission to SL & state “IMF staff will  engage with the authorities to formulate concrete measures under an IMF-supported program to support a timely resolution of the crisis. We reaffirm our commitment to support Sri Lanka at this difficult time, in line with the IMF’s policies". IMF Press Release https://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2022/05/26/pr22171-imf-staff-concludes-virtual-mission-to-sri-lanka">Click here for Press Release (FULL TEXT given below) Washington, DC: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mr. Peter Breuer and Mr. Masahiro Nozaki conducted a virtual mission with the Sri Lankan authorities during... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

General Vikum Liyanage to be appointed as the New Commander of the Army
Courtesy Hiru News
Major General Vikum Liyanage is to be appointed as the new Army Commander of Sri Lanka on June 01 after General Shavendra Silva relinquishes his post, Army media said. General Shavendra Silva will assume office on 1 June 2022 as new Chief of Defence Staff after relinquishing the office of the Commander of the Army on 31 May. General Shavendra Silva was serving as acting Chief of Defence Staff at the time he was appointed to this new office. Meanwhile, the incumbent Chief of Staff Major General Vikum Liyanage will be... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 27/05/22)

ගෑස්!
වාගිස ප්‍රනාන්දු විසිනි.
ඊයෙත් නැහැ. අදත් නැහැ. හෙටත් නැහැ. අනිද්දා ගැන විශ්වාසයකුත් නැහැ. අවුරුද්දට කලින් එකදිගට සුමානයක්ම නැහැ. ලිට්‍රෝ ගෑස් ගැන මෙහෙම ලිව්වත් ලාෆ් ගෑස්වලට වෙච්ච දෙයක් හොයාගන්නත් නැහැ. පසුගිය දිනවල මෙරටට ලගාවුනු ගෑස් නැව්වලින් ගෑස් ගොඩබෑම අයහපත් කාළගුණය නිසා ප්‍රමාදවෙන බව ගෑස් සමාගමේ සභාපති  පැවසූ නිසා වහාම ගැස් සමාගමේ ලොක්කන්ව කොප් කමිටුව ඉදිරියට ගෙන එන ලෙස උපදෙස් දුන්නේ රටේ පවත්නා ආර්ථික අර්බුධයෙන් ගොඩ ගැනීම සදහා ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ එකම තේරීම වූ වත්මන් දියසෙන් කුමාරයා රනිල්. රනිල්ව අගමැතිකමට පත් කලේ රට ගොඩගන්නද නැත්නම් රාජපක්ෂ පවුල ගොඩගන්නද කියන එක වෙනමම තලයක සාකච්චා කලයුතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/22)

Situation going from bad to worse for Sri Lanka as World Bank denies releasing fresh funds
Courtesy EasternEye
According to reports, Sri Lanka inflation could surge to 40 per cent. FILE PHOTO: Police fire teargas and use water cannons to disperse the Sinhala extremist monks from Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) on November 19, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) By: Pramod Thomas THE World Bank said it is not planning to provide any new financing to cash-strapped Sri Lanka until an adequate economic policy framework has been put in place. In a statement, the multilateral development bank said it... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/22)

Ways To Meet The Impending Food Crisis In Sri Lanka – Analysis
By P. K. Balachandran Courtesy Eurasia Review
Studies reveal that by re-orienting the country’s agricultural policies and adopting modern technologies, the worst can be averted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has sounded an extremely grim warning of a food crisis in the island beginning in August and stretching to March 2023. It will be aggravated by the fact that it could coincide with an expected global food crisis during this period.Advertisement But all is not lost. Studies reveal that by re-orienting the country’s agricultural policies and adopting modern technologies, the worst can be averted... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/22)

Opportunity for public servants to apply for foreign employment?
Courtesy Adaderana
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says there are many job vacancies in countries including Japan, Poland and Romania for skilled workers in various fields and pointed out the need to implement languages and vocational training programmes targeting those available opportunities. The President made these remarks at a discussion held at the President’s House, Colombo, today (25) to review the progress of the programme to direct the skilled workers to foreign employment markets. The President pointed out that in the face of the current economic setback, special attention should be paid to generating foreign exchange... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/22)

SJB opposes transfer of parliamentary powers to the executive through govt’s 21A
Courtesy Adaderana
Today the country is in bane with many crises, as a result of concentrating power around the Executive, says Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) parliamentarian Eran Wickramaratne. He said the proposed 21st Amendment to the Constitution by the government, which appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister, gives the President the power to keep under his purview subjects of his choice and even the power to dissolve Parliament.  “We are against the transfer of parliamentary power to the executive, which is independent of the executive and the judiciary,” said MP Wickramaratne. Addressing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/22)

No new financing for Sri Lanka without macroeconomic policy framework - WB
Courtesy Adaderana
The World Bank on Tuesday said it is not planning to provide any new financing to cash-strapped Sri Lanka until an adequate economic policy framework has been put in place. In a statement, the multilateral development bank said it was repurposing resources from previously approved projects to help the Sri Lankan government pay for some essential medicines, temporary cash transfers for poor and vulnerable households, and other support. https://youtu.be/vyWcap89uaE It said recent media reports had inaccurately stated that the World Bank planned to provide Sri Lanka with a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/05/22)

නිවසට පහරදුන් පිරිස ගැන මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙක් හෙළිකරයි...
Ada Derana
  https://youtu.be/zsUrF4Cwwbo?list=RDCMUCCK3OZi788Ok44K97WAhLKQ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

Constitutional Amendments: What the Public must demand from the Government
Shenali D Waduge
Electoral System must be changed before 2025 General Elections WHY: This is a key area that will clean up the Parliament from corrupt. A criteria to accept nominations, voting system changed to FIRST PAST THE POST system, seat allocation for province revisited & allocated as per population representation. This must include no dual citizen can be PM, or MP or even hold senior public positions even as consultants/advisors. Repeal 13th amendment together with PC system WHY: 13th amendment was introduced under duress by India via the Indo-Lanka Accord, it was not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

Sri Lankan medicine shortage a death sentence for some
By Raj Gonsalkorale
A shortage of medicine caused by an economic crisis in Sri Lanka could soon cause deaths, doctors said, as hospitals are forced to postpone life-saving procedures for their patients because they do not have the necessary drugs – Reuters In a news item titled as above, Reuters have bared what many in Sri Lanka know about and fear. (http://www.adaderana.lk/news/82630/sri-lankan-medicine-shortage-a-death-sentence-for-some-doctors-say) “It is very bad for cancer patients,” said Dr Roshan Amaratunga. “Sometimes, in the morning we plan for some surgeries (but) we may not be able to do on that particular day... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

Partial de-militarization in the appointment of new Secretaries to Lankan Ministries
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia): Three military officers who were Secretaries to ministries in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government have been replaced in the reshuffle carried out by the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday. In the partial de-militarization, Adm.Prof. Jayanath Colombage, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been replaced by Mrs.Aruni Wijewardena;  Maj.Gen.Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Secretary Health has been replaced by S.J.S.Chandraguptha and Maj.Jagath Alwis has been replaced by S.Hettiarachchi. Both Adm.Colombage and Maj.Gen.Jagath Alwis had resigned earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Two army men, Maj.Gen. Kamal Gunaratne and Gen.Daya Ratnayake retain their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

How the world's first all-organic farming nation has led to hunger, riots and economic ruin in Sri Lanka... The consequences have been nothing short of catastrophic, writes TOM LEONARD
By TOM LEONARD FOR THE DAILY MAIL Courtesy MailOnLine
From the ethically sourced produce shops of Islington to the chemical-free acres of the Prince of Wales's Highgrove farm, you could almost hear the cheering three years ago when Sri Lanka's future president pledged a revolution. It wouldn't be on the streets but in the fields — as Gotabaya Rajapaksa vowed in his successful 2019 election campaign to transform the country into the world's first fully organic farming nation. Parroting the claims made for years by Prince Charles and fellow advocates of 'sustainable farming', the politician cited health... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

Mahinda has not asked for a safe haven in Maldives - Nasheed
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed who is presently in Sri Lanka, said former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had not sought a safe haven in the Maldives and he had not met Rajapaksa during his current visit in the country. Speaking to Daily Mirror, Nasheed said reports stating that Mahinda had asked him for a safe haven for himself and his family members in the Maldoves, considering the present political climate in Sri Lanka, was false and he had not even met the former Sri Lankan Prime Minister. Nasheed said there... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

Sri Lanka to seek additional $ 500 mn Indian loan for fuel 
Meera Srinivasan  Courtesy The Hindu
Motorists waiting to buy fuel from Lanka IOC fuel station in Colombo on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: AFP Govt. tells non-essential staff to work from home to save fuel; social media saw many accounts of families being unable to access emergency medical care due to the lack of fuel Sri Lanka has decided to seek fresh assistance of $500 million from India to augment its fuel imports, as the island reels under a crippling economic crisis manifesting in persisting shortages of essentials. For weeks now, citizens are... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

How can the new PM overcome the Sri Lankan crisis
Courtesy Pakistan Today
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the people of Sri Lanka that he will fulfil the promises he had made to them when he assumed office last week after the fall of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government. In his first TV address after assuming office, Wickremesinghe listed the grave challenges ahead of him, but assured the people of his determination to meet them successfully. He also suggested the formation of a National Assembly comprising all parties, to arrive at solutions. There may be an example for him. He can overcome... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

Exclusive-Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Says He Will Slash Expenditure in New Budget
Courtesy USNews
COLOMBO (Reuters) -Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday he will present an interim budget within six weeks, slashing infrastructure projects to re-route funds into a two-year relief programme for the crisis-hit island nation. Wickremesinghe, who took office two weeks ago, warned that inflation would rise as the government gets down to tackling the crisis, and that there could be more protests on the streets. He said he hoped any unrest would not get out of hand, adding that funds would be made available to help the most vulnerable... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

World Bank says no new financing for Sri Lanka without policy framework
Courtesy CNA
WASHINGTON : The World Bank on Tuesday said it is not planning to provide any new financing to cash-strapped Sri Lanka until an adequate economic policy framework has been put in place. In a statement, the multilateral development bank said it was repurposing resources from previously approved projects to help the Sri Lankan government pay for some essential medicines, temporary cash transfers for poor and vulnerable households, and other support. It said recent media reports had inaccurately stated that the World Bank planned to provide Sri Lanka with a new bridge loan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka Planning to Study on Oil Exploration in Mannar Basin: Minister
Courtesy News18
A natural gas field was reportedly discovered for the first time here in 2011, but the country has not yet capitalised on this treasure trove, which could potentially solve Sri Lanka's energy requirements, news portal Ada Derana has reported. he crisis-hit Sri Lankan government is planning to undertake a feasibility study on oil exploration in the Mannar Basin, a shallow bay part of the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean, which has about 5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, enough to meet the energy needs of the island nation for the next six... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

ඉන්ධන මිල සංශෝධනය සති දෙකකට හෝ මාසයකට වරක්...
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/OZbf2IVWz5Y... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

USAID pledges support for Sri Lanka to ride out crisis situation
Courtesy Adaderana
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will closely work with other donors such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, G7 countries, and other stakeholders to support Sri Lanka during this extraordinarily difficult period, the agency’s administrator Samantha Power has assured Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. During a telephone conversation with PM Wickremesinghe, Samantha Power has discussed how the USAID is responding to the island nation’s political and economic crises.  Administrator Power expressed her sympathy for the Sri Lankans who were killed or injured in the political unrest earlier... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

Sri Lanka to receive USD 2 million from WHO
Courtesy Adaderana
The World Health Organization (WhO) has assured its fullest support for Sri Lanka to come out of the ongoing medical crisis. The organization has also agreed to provide USD 2 million to the island nation as a part of the initial phase of this assistance program. This was conveyed by WHO Representative to Sri Lanka, Dr. Alaka Singh who called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The meeting took place at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo earlier today (May 24). Dr. Singh has said she is confident that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/05/22)

Comparing the 19th amendment & 20th amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution
Shenali D Waduge
Anything done in haste is wasted and both 19th and 20th amendment as well as 18th amendment were clearly not done with country interest but with personal interest. This is undemocratic and unhealthy for a country & it is reason for so many confusions and contradictions and heated debates. These are all uncalled for and unnecessary. 21stamendment should not fall into this same category. The country is in an economic crisis, it soon led to a political crisis, we do not wish to enter a constitutional crisis as well. Therefore, Parliament & the President must... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/22)

Why 21a should not be passed – Ranil is only a caretaker PM
Shenali D Waduge
21a is re-attempting to transfer the powers of the President to the Prime Minister. Ranil is only a caretaker PM. The newly appointed cocktail cabinet are only care taker Ministers. They are not part of the Government elected in 2020 which still has the numbers though the PM of the Govt was forced to resign. A caretaker cabinet & PM should not be allowed to change the constitution with amendments. The President has to make this clear & stop wasting public funds and time on constitutional amendments. PM Ranil was brought to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/22)

ප්රීති අපිට අපි ප්රීතිට.
ජයන්ත හේරත්
ආරගලිස්ට්ලාට මාර්ගයේ එක පැත්තකට වී හෝ ගෝල්පීසයේ මුහුදු වෙරල මාඉමට  වී සාමකාමිව විරෝධතා පවත්වන්නට අවසර දුන්නත්, මහජන පොදු දේපලවලට, ව්යාපාර ආයතනවලට අලාභ හානි කරමින්,  බලහත්කාරකමෙන් ඒවායේ දීර්ඝ කාලීනව රැඳී සිටීම අවුරුදු දෙකකට නොඅඩු බරපතල වැඩ සහිත සිර දඬුවමකට සහ දඩයකට යටත් කල යුතුය. සෑම ප්රධාන මාර්ගයකම එක තීරුවක් පමණක් ආරගලිස්ට්ලා වෙනුවෙන් වෙන් කලාට වැරැද්දක් නැතත් ගමනාගමනයේ යෙදි සිටින ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/22)

Markers of a failing state 
By. P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 23 (Ceylon Today): When Sri Lanka was teetering at the edge of a politico-economic abyss, some wondered if it was on the way to becoming a failed state. But mercifully, a political consensus emerged this week, and the new Ranil Wickremesinghe government is attending to the economic problem which lies at the root of the crisis.   “Nation-states fail because they are convulsed by internal violence and can no longer deliver positive political goods to their inhabitants. Their governments lose legitimacy, and the very nature of the particular nation-state itself becomes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/22)

Lankan cabinet discusses 21 st. Amendment to reduce President’s powers 
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, May 23: The Sri Lankan cabinet, which met here on Monday, discussed a draft 21 st. Amendment of the constitution meant to reduce the powers of the Executive President and increase the powers of the parliament on the pattern of the repealed 19 th.Amendment. The Prime Minister’s office said in a statement that the draft 21 st Amendment will be given to the leaders of the parties represented in parliament on May 27. Thereafter the cabinet will discuss the amendment and the observations of the party leaders on it.ADVERTISEMENT ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/22)

Media must stop fomenting tensions
By Nadira Gunatilleke Courtesy Daily News
Colombo, May 23 (Daily News): The entire country watched live what had happened on May 9th and thereafter here in Sri Lanka. Since the entire country watched and listened to the main incident and its aftermath, it will be worthwhile analyzing the incidents. In the past one and half years some private television channels have been provoking people using various hardships the people have been  facing from time to time. Such provocation became intense in the past three months. Every morning, the majority of television presenters were making the people... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/05/22)

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    Final assault
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
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  • The war is over - With the death of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran, the militant campaign for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka seems to have come to an end. -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09) LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Where is Prabakaran? -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War by Mahdi Darius Nazemroay -Full Story- (globalresearch.ca - 25/10/09)
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History

  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
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