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The menace called the JVP – why has no government chased them out of universities?
Shenali D Waduge
People have followed ideologies and their leaders but there has been no party that has been this disruptive & destructive of a country's progress. While everyone has every right to choose their political ideology/principles etc, when a party infiltrates and influences the cream of the future, it is cause for concern. Just as we question these mischief makers, we are also pointing fingers at successive governments & the university system for not dealing with the issue for the betterment of the nation. Why has our university education deteriorated over the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

Are Governments losing control to Corporates
Shenali D Waduge
There are many lessons to learn from history. A look back in time will reveal occasions that companies forced governments to invade or create regime change in nations because government policies were impacting their profit & presence in countries. US corporates in South America, assassination of Iran's Mossadegh are just a handful of examples that come to mind. The important point is that corporates have silently been influencing governments to the point of even dislodging governments. Today, corporates (nowhere near squeaky clean) are even taking governments to court. With the corporate owned... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

එන්නත්කරණයට ප්‍රවාහන පහසුකම් නැති ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ඉල්ලීමට SLRCS සහ UBER SRI LANKA වෙතින් නොමිලේ ගමන්වාර 50000ක්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
එන්නත්කරණ වැඩසටහන ශක්තිමත් කිරීම සඳහා ප්‍රවාහන අපහසුතා ඇති ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් නොමිලේ ගමන්වාර 50000ක් ලබා දෙන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (05) දින කළ ඉල්ලීමට              ශ්‍රී ලංකා රතු කුරුස සමාජය (SLRCS) සහ ඌබර් ශ්‍රී ලංකා (UBER SRI LANKA) සමාගම  එකඟතාව පළ කළේය. කොළඹ, ගම්පහ,කළුතර සහ මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයන්හි කොවිඩ් ප්‍රතිකාර රාජකාරීවල නිරත වෛද්‍යවරුන්, හෙද හෙදියන් සහ සෞඛ්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල සඳහා මේ වනවිට ක්‍රියාත්මක නොමිලේ ප්‍රවාහන පහසුකම් සැපයීමේ වැඩසටහනේ ප්‍රගතිය දැනුම් දීමේ හමුව අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවති අතරවාරයේ මෙම එකඟතාවය පළවිය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා රතු කුරුස සමාජයේ සභාපති ජගත් අබේසිංහ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් යුතුව ඌබර්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

මිහින්තලය සියඹලාගස්වැව වැව රුපියල් මිලියන 09 කින් ප්‍රථිසංස්කරණය කෙරේ.
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර
රට හදන සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම බලගන්වමින් “වාරී සෞභාග්‍යා“ ජාතික වැඩසටහන යටතේ ග්‍රාමීය වැව්/ අමුණු සංවර්ධනය කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපෘතියට සමගාමීව මිහින්තලය ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශයේ සියඹලාගස්වැව ගම්මානයේ  වැව සංවර්ධනය කිරීම රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සමාරම්භ කෙරිණි. ග්‍රාමීය කුඹුරු හා ආශ්‍රී ත වැව්, ජලාශ හා වාරී මාර්ග සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යංශයේ මූල්‍ය ප්‍රථිපාදන මගින් වාරී මාර්ග දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව මගින් මෙම ව්‍යාපෘතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනු ලබයි,  රුපියල් මිලියන නවයක වියදමින්  මෙම වැව ප්‍රථිසංස්කරණය කටයුතු කිරීමට නියමිත අතර, මාස 03 ක් තුළ එහි වැඩ නිම කිරීමට නියමිතය. මිහින්තලය ප්‍රාදේශීීය සභා ශ්‍රී  ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ මන්ත්‍රී චින්තන රුක්මන් මහතාගේ ඉල්ලීමක් මත මෙම වැව ප්‍රථිසංස්කරණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

British Muslims Come Together for First Time since COVID Restrictions at UK's largest Islamic Convention
By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at – Sri Lanka.
According to our Press Department U.K., thousands of British Muslims will gather together for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for the UK's longest running Islamic conference. Ahmadi Muslims from across the UK will descend on the 200-acre Oakland Farm in Hampshire for three days of worship and gathering at the event known as the ‘Jalsa Salana'. Prior to last year's global pandemic, well over 35,000 people from all over the world attended the last Convention (Jalsa), held... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

Lankan Supreme Court suspends the operation of De-radicalization Regulations
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 5 (Daily Mirror): The Supreme Court on Thursday issued an Interim Order suspending the operation of Prevention of Terrorism (De-radicalization from holding violent extremist religious ideology) Regulations No. 01 of 2021, which was published by way of a gazette notification on 12 March, 2021. This Interim Order will be effective until August 24, the next hearing date. Supreme Court three-judge-bench comprising Justice Murdu Fernando, Justice Yasantha Kodagoda and Justice Shiran Gooneratna issued this order pursuant to three Fundamental Rights petitions challenging the legality of the Deradicalization Regulations were taken up... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය කේන්ද්‍රයේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවක්.. කාබනික වගාව ගැන කිංස්ලි පහදයි..
උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස්
විද්‍යාත්මක කරුණු මත පදනම්ව යම් යම් තීන්දු තීරණවලට එළැඹිය ද කාබනික පොහොර භාවිතය පිළිබඳ රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්තියේ කිසිදු වෙනසක් නැති බව ජනාධිපති ප්‍රධාන උපදේශක ලලිත් වීරතුංග මහතා පෙන්වා දෙයි. “රසායනික පොහොර තහනම ඉවත් කළා ද” යන්න මැයෙන් අද (05) ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය කේන්ද්‍රයේ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුව අමතමින් ලලිත් වීරතුංග මහතා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය කේන්ද්‍රය සතිපතා සංවිධානය කරන මාධ්‍ය හමු මාලාවේ දෙවන මාධ්‍ය හමුව අද පැවැත්විණ. මාධ්‍යවේදීන් යොමු කළ ප්‍රශ්නවලට පිළිතුරු දුන් ලලිත් වීරතුංග මහතා සඳහන් කළේ දශක ගණනාවක් රසායනික පොහොර භාවිතයට හුරුව සිටි රටක් කාබනික පොහොර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

Karunananda of Sri Lanka: The Courageous Loser Who Won Hearts at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
Keiji Morita, staff reporter, The Sankei Shimbun
Everyone shouted as if they were cheering for their own country’s athlete. Some of them watched him in awe with their eyes shining with tears. In 1964, an unknown Olympian from a foreign country took Japan’s breath away.  The Olympian became known in Japan as “Uniform Number 67,” the runner from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) who didn’t abandon the race despite coming last in the men’s 10,000 meters at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.  His story touched so many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

The Government of Sri Lanka and WFP provide food rations to children who are missing out on school meals
Courtesy World Food Programme
COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka with food items and funding to provide school children with take-home rations in lieu of in-school meals. With WFP’s assistance, the Government will commence the second phase of take-home rations distribution to 1.2 million children enrolled in the National School Meal Programme. This initiative is funded by the Government with a contribution of US$6 million (approximately LKR1.2 Billion) and WFP with a contribution of US$200,000 (approximately LKR40 million). The food ration handout is overseen by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

Sri Lanka walks back fertiliser ban over political fallout fears
Courtesy France 24
Sri Lanka's government on Thursday walked back the lifting of an import ban on most chemical fertilisers over fears of a political fallout, despite warnings from farmers of food shortages and severe damage to the massive tea industry. The South Asian nation has been struggling with a cash crunch worsened by the pandemic, with the central bank imposing sweeping import bans since March last year to reduce the outflow of foreign currency. The ban on chemical fertilisers -- widely used in the tea and rice industries -- was opposed by farmers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

Sri Lanka hospital capacity reaches 'tipping point' as the country records its highest COVID-19 toll in a day
Courtesy Business Insider India
IANSThe health authorities announced on Wednesday that 82 deaths were reported with 4,727 new cases. With the new figure, Sri Lanka's overall caseload and death toll stood at 3,18,775 and 4,727, respectively. With the outbreak of the Delta variant and overflow of patients, the Ratnapura General Hospital and Karapitiya Teaching Hospital have declared emergencies. Due to the unabated spread of the Delta variant and also an exponential rise in oxygen demand, medical experts have urged the Sri Lankan government to reconsider its decision to lift Covid-19 restrictions. The Association of Medical... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

75% of Delta variant cases detected in last week of July from Colombo
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been found to be spreading ultrafast in the Colombo area, medical experts pointed out. According to Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, 75% of the COVID cases detected in Colombo during the last week of the month of July were individuals infected with the Delta variant. However, it was recorded in the first week of July as 13%. He said this was detected in lab tests carried out on COVID-19 variants. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

Hospitals exceeding capacity as Covid-19 cases surge
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/lxY0AJQ7Rt0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

Covid-19: with 784 new cases, daily count climbs to 2,669
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health reports that another 784 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, pushing the daily count of new cases to 2,669. This brings the tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus identified in the country to 321,429. Sri Lanka’s total recoveries stands at 286,365 while over 30,000 covid positive patients are currently being treated at hospitals.  The death toll in Sri Lanka due to the virus is 4,821.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

94 more Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director General of Health Services today confirmed another 94 coronavirus related deaths for August 04, increasing the death toll in Sri Lanka due to the virus to 4,821. Forty-nine of the victims are reportedly males while the remaining 45 are females. Two female victims are below the age of 30. Nineteen are between 30-59 years of age while 73 of the Covid-19 deaths are persons aged 60 and above.   ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/08/21)

Hype over IMF
Shenali D Waduge
Both the World Bank and the IMF were founded in 1944 at the Bretton Woods conference. The World Bank is tasked to aid developing nations in reducing poverty and increasing their well-being. The IMF’s main purpose is to stabilize the international monetary system and oversee the world’s currencies. The World Bank offers “financing, policy advice, and technical assistance to governments, and also focuses on strengthening the private sector in developing countries. The IMF keeps track of the economy globally and in member countries, lends to countries with balance of payment difficulties, and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

අනුරාධපුර කේ.බී රත්නායක විද්‍යාලයේ ජල අවශ්‍යතාව සපුරාලීම වෙනුවෙන් එම විද්‍යාලයට ජල ටැංකියක්
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර
අනුරාධපුර කේ.බී රත්නායක විද්‍යාලයේ ජල අවශ්‍යතාව සපුරාලීම වෙනුවෙන් එම විද්‍යාලයට ජල ටැංකියක් සහිත ජල කුළුණක් ඉදි කිරීම රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් ආරම්භ කෙරිණි. එම විද්‍යාලයේ ජල අවශ්‍යතාවන් සපයා ගැනීමේ අපහසුතා පවතින බවට රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාට විද්‍යාලයේ විදුහල්පතිතුමිය ඇතුලු පාසල් සංවර්ධන සමිතිය කළ ඉල්ලීමක් අනුව මෙම ජල ටැංකිය හා ජල කුළුණ ඉදි කිරීම අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාගේ යෝජනාවක් අනුව සිදු කෙ⁣රෙයි. මේ සදහා රුපියල් ලක්ෂ 08 කට වැඩි මුදලක් වැය වෙනු ඇතැයි ඇස්තමේන්තු කර ඇත. මෙම අවස්ථාවට හිටපු පළාත් සභා අමාත්‍යය සරත් ඉලංගසිංහ, හිටපු නියොජ්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

5th AUGUST 2019-THE EVER BLACKEST DAY
ALI SUKHANVER
Abrogation of the articles 370 and 35-A in Indian illegally Occupied Kashmir has altogether changed the demography of the Jammu Kashmir Valley. The helpless people of the Jammu Kashmir valley, who were already in trouble at the hands of the Indian troops, now are in a state of more pain and more agony. They are deprived of their liberty as well as of their identity. The article 370 allowed the state of Jammu Kashmir a certain amount of autonomy - its own constitution, a separate flag and freedom to make laws. Foreign affairs defence and communications... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

Permission for Carriage of Fully Vaccinated Passengers without any limitation of passenger numbers per flight effective 0001 hrs 1st August 2021.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka
The Hon.Minister of Tourism and Aviation has instructed this office of the following: 1. For Passengers not arriving via the Sri Lanka Tourism Bio Bubble and who have not been vaccinated or only partially vaccinated can be carried by Airlines only up to a maximum of 75 passengers per flight. (Explanation : This will include passengers arriving for Hotel Quarantine and Government Quarantine) 2. Airlines are permitted to carry fully vaccinated passengers (administered with the relevant doses and 14 days have lapsed) without any... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

ජනාධිපතිවරයා හදිසි තීරණයක් ගනී.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලයේ විශේෂ රැස්වීමකි. මේ සඳහා ජනාධිපත්ජිවරයා කැඳවා තිබුනේ  ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහා බැංකුවේ, ඉහලම ශ්‍රේණියේ නිලධාරින්වය. රැස්වීමේ කටයුතු ආරම්භවීමත් සමග මදක් නිහඬව සිටි ජනාධිපතිවරයා, මහබැංකු නිලධාරින් අමතා, "මම අද ඕගොල්ලන්ව කැදෙව්වේ විශේෂ වැඩකට. ඕගොල්ලෝ පොඩ්ඩක් නිශ්සබ්දව මම කියන මේ දේ දෙස සාවධානව අහගෙන ඉන්න." "මේක විශේෂ වැඩක්. මට ඕනි මේ කටයුත්ත කිරීම සඳහා මහා බැංකුව තුල වෙනම යුනිට් එකක් හදන්න. ඒක විශේෂ ඒකකයක් ." "ඊළඟට මට ඕනි මේ රටේ දරුවෙක් ඉපදෙන විටම හැඳුනුම් පතක් නිකුත් කරන ක්‍රමවේදයක් හා. ඒ දත්තයන් ක්ෂණිකව මහා බැංකුවට ලැබී ඒ මොහොතේම ඔහු වෙනුවෙන් ගිණුමක් ඇරඹෙන ක්‍රමයක් හදන්න. අද ඉපදුන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

Are we to buy our solar energy with dollars?
By Eng. Parakrama Jayasinghe Courtesy The Island
Email : parajayasinghe

gmail.com A Presidential Press release, dated 13th June 2021; clearly defines the policy on our Energy Sector. The direction indicated is congruent with the presidential policy declaration “Vision for Prosperity and Splendour”. This is not a moment to vacillate and get embroiled in personal or political agendas. The situation in the country is much too precarious with the Covid-19 raging and the spectre of the impact of Climate Change haunting us. The foreign reserves are falling, impacting the rupee and the cost of living. The agitation and indiscipline on... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

NEWSSLFP asks govt. to address SLPP constituents’ grievances or face consequences
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Senior Vice President of the SLFP Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says the continuing mismanagement of the affairs of the ruling coalition is causing turmoil. “The deepening crisis we are in should be examined against the breakdown in basic discussions at party level,” Prof. Piyadasa, told The Island, underscoring the urgent need to address the issues affecting the coalition. Due to the absence of a proper dialogue among constituent parties of the SLPP, the government was moving in the wrong direction and conducting its affairs in a messy manner... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

Sri Lanka heading for worst medical tsunami in coming weeks from Delta wave
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 4 (DailyMirror) – Sri Lanka is heading for its worst medical tsunami in the coming weeks as there is a risk that the Delta variant is spreading beyond control, leading medical experts told Daily Mirror yesterday. Senior physicians at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic said that hospitals across the Western Province were filled to its brim and more than 2/3rd of the patients presently were oxygen-dependent. At the Colombo General Hospital alone, all medical wards had been taken to treat COVID-19 patients and till last morning alone, there were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

Reuters analysis on current Sri Lankan economic situation
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
August 4 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka paid a $1 billion bond last week, but the alarming state of its finances suggests it may have been just another step towards its first sovereign default. All the tell-tale crisis signs are there: bonds at nearly half their face value, debt-to-GDP levels above 100%, over 80% of government revenues being spent on interest payments alone and barely enough reserves to cover a few months of spending. Chances of the island nation soldiering on alone look slim, especially with COVID-19 keeping the tourism industry on its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

No permission granted to import chemical fertilizer: Presidential Media Division
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The government has not granted permission to import chemical fertilizers for local agricultural purposes and has not made any changes to the decision taken by the President to use only organic fertilizers for local agriculture and will not make any changes to this decision in the future as well, Presidential Media Division (PMD) said today. The Cabinet has granted approval to the proposal made by the Minister of Agriculture on the 31st of May 2021, to import the plant nutrients which include natural chelated minerals and micro matter. As the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

The Rajapaksa Dynasty in Sri Lanka: Democracy in Decline
By Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Courtesy The Diplomat
COVID-19, an economic crisis, and a majoritarian dynasty at the helm: Sri Lanka’s future hangs in the balance. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was swept into power with 6.9 million votes in November 2019 and subsequently saw his party’s control bolstered with a two-thirds majority in Parliament in the general election of August 2020. Yet by the summer of 2021, the popularity of the Rajapaksa presidency and regime is fast eroding. Social media in particular is rife with criticism of the president and his government, and there have been... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

Govt. says no plan to change decision on use of organic fertilizer
Courtesy Adaderana
The government stated that it has not made any changes to the decision taken by the President to use only organic fertilizers for local agriculture and there will be no changes to this decision in the future as well. Issuing a statement, President’s Media Division stated that the government has not granted permission to import chemical fertilizers for local agricultural purposes either. The Cabinet has granted approval to the proposal made by the Minister of Agriculture on the 31st of May 2021, to import the plant nutrients which include naturally chelated minerals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

Daily COVID case count soars past 2,500 with deaths spike by 82
Courtesy Adaderana
The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 823 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,543. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 318,755. As many as 284,524 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 29,586 active cases are currently under medical care. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has registered 82 more COVID-19 related fatalities on Tuesday... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/08/21)

Sri Lanka lifts fertiliser import ban after outcry
Courtesy MailOnline
Sri Lanka has reversed an import ban on fertiliser after farmer protests, forecasts of severe food shortages and worries about the island's crucial tea exports Sri Lanka lifted a ban on chemical fertiliser imports Tuesday after farmer protests, forecasts of severe food shortages and worries about the island's crucial tea exports. Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa issued regulations replacing the ban with an import licensing scheme which goes into effect immediately. Fertilisers were added earlier this year to a list of banned imports that includes vehicles and luxury... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

පොහොර තහනම ඉවරයි. වගා හානි වූ ගොවීන්ට රජය වන්දි ගෙවිය යුතුයි. ආහාර සුරක්ෂිතතාව වෙනුවෙන් සහාය දුන් සැමට ස්තුතියි.
හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකොන්
2021 අගෝස්තු මස 1 දින සිට පොහොර ගෙන්වීම සඳහා අවසර ලබා දීමට රජය කටයුතු කර ඇත.  පොහොර ආනයනය සඳහා පනවා තිබූ තහනම රජය විසින් ඉවත් කර ඇත.  එසේ නමුත්, පොහොර ගෙන්වීම සඳහා අවසර ලබා දෙන්නේ කුමණ ව්‍යාපාරිකයින්ට ද, ගෙන්වනු ලබන්නේ කුමන පොහොර වර්ග ද යන්න පිළිබඳ නිශ්චිත නැත. ඩොලර් හිඟය පියවා ගැනීම සඳහා පොහොර ආනයනය තහනම් කරනු ලැබූ නමුත් රජය කාබනික කෘෂිකර්මය සඳහා යැයි ඉතා ග්‍රාම්‍ය ප්‍රචාරක ව්‍යාපාරයක් ගෙන ගියේය. කාබනික වගාව ප්‍රචලිත කිරීම සඳහා යැයි කියමින් රු. කෝටි 8 ක ප්‍රචාරක ව්‍යාපාරයක් භාතිය සංතෘෂ් සංගීත කණ්ඩායම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

Why this punishment for our senior citizens?
Dr.Reffai Dehiwala
Why is that the citizens are expected to stand in mile long queues whiel waiting for the vaccination? Aren’t we civilized enough to have better system for these people. Specially since the army, well trained in discipline is supervising the project and most fo the people standing in the hot sun, and moving at snail pace are our senior citizens? I went for my second injection at Werahara Army hospital. I found the arrangement very well planned and executed methodically, by ample number of army officers attending,  except that – the people were... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

පියදාස මදරසිංහ -71 කැරැල්ලෙන් මතුවූ විශ්මිත ඉංජිනේරුවා
වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග
1971 කැරැලිකරුවන් සොයා ගිය ගමනේදි මට තවත් විශේෂිත පුද්ගලයෙකු හමු විය. අද ඔහු ඉදිකිරීම් ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ ප්‍රමුඛ ව්‍යාපෘති කළමනාකරුවෙකි.   පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ පියදාස මදරසිංහ මහතාගේ කථාවයි.     මගේ පියා ගොවියෙක්. අපේ පවුලේ සහෝදර සහෝදරියෝ 9 දෙනෙක් ඉන්නවා. මම තමයි පවුලේ බාලයා උනේ. පාසල් කාලයේ සිටම මම ඉගෙන ගැනීමට දක්ෂයි. කවදාවත් 3 වැනියාගෙන් පහල ආවේ නැහැ. මම සාමාන්‍ය පෙළ හදාරන කාලයේදි  අපේ  ගණිත ගුරුවරයෙක් හිටියා. ඔහු කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයට ලැදියි. ඔහු නිසා මට දේශපාලනය පිළිබඳව උනන්දුවක් ඇති උනා.     අපේ පවුලේ පසුබිම, පියාගේ ආදායම අනුව මට තේරුනා ඉහල අධ්‍යාපනය ලැබීිමට මට ඇති ඉඩකඩ අවම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

සිංහලෙන් නීතිය ඉගැන්නූ ගුරුවරුන්ට නීති විද්‍යාලයේ දොර වැහුවේ සිංහලෙන් නීතිය ඉගැන්වීම වළක්වා රජය ගෙනෙන ව්‍යවස්ථා විරෝධී නීති පහසුවෙන් ක්‍රියාත්මක කර දෙන්නද?
මාධ්‍ය අංශය, වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යයන වැඩසටහන
සිංහලෙන් නීතිය ඉගෙනගත් දැයේ දරුවන් රජය ගෙනෙන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා විරෝධී පනත් සිංහලෙන් නීති තර්ක ගෙන ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ දී පරදවද්දී සිංහලෙන් නීතිය උගන්නන ගුරුවරුන්ට නීති විද්‍යාලයේ දොර වැහැව්වේ ඇයි? යන ප්‍රශ්නය ජනතාව හමුවේ ඇත. ඉහත ප්‍රශ්නය වැදගත් වන්නේ රජය විසින් 2021.06.08 දින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කළ කොරෝනා පනත් කෙටුම්පත ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා විරෝධී බව නීතීඥවරයෙක් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේදී තහවුරු කර ඇත්තේ සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් නඩු පවරා (SC/SD/24/2021) සහ සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් නීති තර්ක ගෙන ඒමෙන් වන හෙයිනි. කොරෝනා පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ වගන්ති 13ක් ඇති අතර ඉන් වගන්ති 7 ක්ම ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට පටහැනි බව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

රෝගයෙන් පෙලෙන දියණියක සිටි නිවසෙහි වැඩ නිම කර ගැනීමට රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා උපකාර කරයි
තිසර සමල් - අනුරාධපුර
අනුරාධපුර, රාජාංගනය, ගැමුණුපුර, යාය 09, ප්‍රදේශයේ මොලේ උණ රෝගයෙන් පෙලෙන දියණියක ඇතුළු දියණියන් තිදෙනෙකු හා මවුපියන් වෙනුවෙන් ඉදි කළ නිවසෙහි  වැඩ නිම කර ගැනීමට  එම නිවසට අවශ්‍ය  සෙවිලි ෂීට් සියල්ල තම පෞද්ගලික මුදලින් රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා පරිත්‍යාග කරනු ලැබීය. රාජාංගනය අංක 115/1 නිවසේ පදිංචි ටී.එම් නිලූෂ චාමර කුමාර තෙන්නකෝන් (34) හා එන්.පී. කේ මධූකා කුමාරි (31) යන අසනීප තත්වයෙන් පසු වන තම දියණිය ඇතුළු  දියණියන් තිදෙනා සමඟින් ජීවත් වූ කටු මැටි පැල වෙනුවට අවට ගම්වාසීන් ඉදි කර දුන්නද, එම නිවසට අවශ්‍යය සෙවිලි තහඩු මිලදී ගත නොහැකිව එහි ඉදි කිරීම් කටයුතු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

පාසල් හා ක්‍රීඩා සංකීර්ණ සඳහා මිටර් 130 ක මංතීරු 04ක Full PUR Synthetic පුහුණු ධාවන පථ ඉදිකිරීමේ මිල ගණන් කැඳවීම සම්බන්ධවයි.
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය, ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය මඟින් පාසල් මට්ටමේ සිටින දක්ෂතා දක්වන දරුවන්ට සහ ප්‍රාදේශීය මට්ටමේ සහ ජාතික තලයේ ක්‍රීඩක ක්‍රීඩිකාවන්ට පුහුණුවීම් සඳහා අවශ්‍ය යටිතල පහසුකම් සංවර්ධනය මෙන්ම ජාතික මට්ටමේ සිටින ක්‍රීඩක ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් ජාත්‍යන්තර මට්ටමේ ජයග්‍රහණ ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා යොමු කරවීමට අවශ්‍ය පුහුණු පහසුකම් සංවර්ධනය කිරීම අරමුණු කරමින් දිවයින පුරා ස්ථාන 07ක කෘත්‍රිම ධාවන පථ ඉදිකිරීමට තීරණය කර ඇත. ඒ අනුව,  මෙම ව්‍යාපෘතිය යටතේ තෝරාගත් පාසල් 02ක් සහ ක්‍රීඩා සංකීර්ණ 03ක්  සඳහා මීටර් 130ක මංතීරු 04ක Full PUR Synthetic පුහුණු ධාවන පථ සැලසුම් නිර්මාණය කොට ඉදිකිරීම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

Over 350 vaccination centers open today in Sri Lanka
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 3 (NewsWire) – 129 Vaccination Centers will be open today for the AstraZeneca 02nd dose administration and 257 Vaccination Centers will be open for other vaccines. https://newsin.asia/over-350-vaccination-centers-open-today-in-sri-lanka/... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

Sri Lanka receives state-of-the-art Beach Cleanup machines to remove X-Press Pearl plastic waste
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, August 3 (News 1st) – The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka received eight (08) BeachTech Hydro Sweepy beach cleaning machinery worth about US$180,000, donated by Singapore-based global non-profit, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance). The donation was formally handed over by Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage to State Minister of Coast Conservation & Low-Lying Lands Development Mohan Priyadarshana De Silva, and Chairperson of Marine Environment Protection Authority Dharshani Lahandapura on Monday (02). BeachTech Hydro Sweepy beach cleaning machines manufactured by Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG, a company in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

Emirates issues list of 11 countries from where passengers can travel to UAE
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Soon after the UAE authorities announced that eligible passengers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and other countries will be allowed to travel to/through the UAE from Aug.5, Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates has issued the list of 11 countries from where the stranded residents can return or transit. The airline said, "The UAE authorities have announced that effective August 5, 2021, eligible travellers from the countries below will be allowed to travel to/through the UAE." • India • Pakistan • Sri Lanka • Nigeria ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

Aeroflot will operate flights to Sri Lanka from September 2, opens ticket sales
Courtesy TASS
Russian citizens can enter the territory of Sri Lanka, having previously issued an electronic visa MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS/. Aeroflot has opened the sale of tickets for direct flights on the Moscow-Colombo (Sri Lanka) route, the flights will be operated from September 2 twice a week, the airline said in a statement on Tuesday. At the moment, air traffic between Sri Lanka and Russia has been resumed after a break amid the coronavirus pandemic. The flights will be operated on wide-body Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Russian citizens can enter the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

Gazette issued for importing Nitrogen extracts and Potassium
Courtesy Adaderana
The Import and Export Control Department has issued a gazette notification for the import of Nitrogen extracts and Potassium. This is under the recommendation of the Department of Agriculture and the Fertilizer Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture. The imported Nitrogen extracts and Potassium are to be used as fertilizer for the Maha season.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/08/21)

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    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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