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Lightning strikes cause islandwide blackout: CEB
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Colombo, Dec. 9 (Daily Mirror) - The islandwide power blackout is due to multiple lightning strikes on several transformers and power stations, a Power and Energy Ministry official said. Meanwhile, the Power and Energy Ministry  said the islandwide power blackout is also due to a breakdown in the transmission line from Kotmale to Biyagama. They said the power restoration process is expected to be completed within two hours. In addition a Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) confirmed the blackout is due to multiple lightning strikes on several transformers and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/23)

Sri Lanka experiences a temporary power outage after a main transmission line fails
Sri Lanka's power and energy ministry says the country experienced an island-wide power outage for several hours after a system failure in one of the main transmission lines December 9, 2023, 6:00 PM Children stand in the balcony of a house during a countrywide power outage in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. The outage is reportedly due to a system failure. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka experienced an island-wide power outage for several hours Saturday after a system failure in one... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/23)

Sri Lankan tourism revenue reaches USD1.8B in first 11 months
Courtesy Borneo Bulletin
COLOMBO (XINHUA) – Income generated by tourism in Sri Lanka from January to the end of November reached USD1.8 billion, which is a 78.3-per-cent hike from the same period in 2022, the latest data released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) revealed. The revenue earned from tourism increased to USD205.3 million in November 2023, which is over twice the revenue in November 2022, according to the CBSL. Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry told Parliament on Thursday that the tourist arrivals will spike in 2024 with more airlines coming... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/23)

I2U2: The Israel-India-U.S. Triangle - The Human Toll of the new QUAD in the Western Indian Ocean Will Be Incalculable
By Priti Gulati Cox and Stan Cox
In 1981, India's post office issued a stamp showing the flags of India and occupied Palestine flying side by side above the phrase “Solidarity with the Palestinian people.” That now seems like ancient history. Today, Hindu nationalists are flying the flags of India and Israel side by side as a demonstration of their support for that country's catastrophic war on Gaza. It's a match made in heaven (or do we mean hell?), because the two nations have similar “problems” they're trying to “solve.” Israel has long been engaged in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/23)

Carbon Colonialism, COP28 and the Climate Crisis
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan
Dubai, UAE – More than 100,000 people have descended on the United Nations climate summit here in Dubai, making it the largest ever. The goal of COP28, the 28th annual “Conference of Parties” to the climate negotiations, is to halt catastrophic climate change. As the impacts of the climate emergency become increasingly frequent and destructive, from droughts, hurricanes and typhoons, wildfires, melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels and more, problems with the UN's climate negotiation process itself become magnified; oil and gas producing nations and corporations that profit from fossil fuels... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/23)

ගාලුමුවදොර පිටියේ දී අවුරුදු 17 තරුණියක් දූෂණය කළ රනිල්ගේ ගෝලයාට ජනාධිපති සමාව I Presidential Pardon
Kaarige Channel Eka | Dharmasri Kariyawasam
https://youtu.be/XCaMYs74H60... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/23)

The “contested site” argument was indirectly supported, by the numerous You Tube talk shows that discussed Kurundi. Kurundi was a topic on many You Tube talk shows.  The “contested sites” issue was discussed at these talk shows.  In all the talk shows I watched, the interviewer wanted to know whether there really was a Hindu kovil inside Kurundi. They all ask, tongue in cheek,” ‘is there a kovil at Kurundi’ and Ven. Santhabodhi gives a negative answer. Santhabodhi was present in nearly all the talk shows that I listened to. But one... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/23)

වෙඩි නොවදින දිඹුලාගල නාහිමි ඝාතනයේ ඇත්ත කතාව | ටැපටා CIDයේදී වමාරයි |
https://youtu.be/6L6wbMRRQxE... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/23)

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs: Ukraine defeat, Gaza slaughter: Where is the outrage?
Judge Napolitano - Judging Freedom
https://youtu.be/JN6Rykw2364... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/12/23)

A Call for His Excellency, Milinda Moragoda to take charge of development.
by Garvin Karunaratne, former GA Matara
Economist Eran Wicks has rightly pointed out that we in our poor budget, are wasting funds and spending on unnecessary items. He has rightly said that of the Rs 254 million for the Highways Ministry as much as 85% is to be spent on Highways.(The Morning:1/12/23) I have for long wandered how we have been spending on unnecessary highways. We are an indebted country that should know to economize and spend on essential projects. Fancy highways, endless flyovers, cable cars, not at Ambuluwawa- which is destined to be a failure-... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

2024/25 දී පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත ජනාධිපති හෝ මහ මැතිවරණයකට නාම යෝජනා පත්‍ර දීමට පෙර සියළුම ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂකයින් සහ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ ජනතාව සමඟ පොදු ප්‍රඥප්තියකට එකඟ විය යුතුය.
දේශමාන්‍ය ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර.මහනුවර.
එසේ නොකරණ සෑම ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂකයෙකුගේ මෙන්ම සෑම පක්ශයකම නාමයෝජනා පත්‍ර ප්‍රතික්ශේප කළයුතුය. 1948 සිට මේ වෙනතුරු කොට මහ මැතිවරණ 16 ක් පමණත් ජනාධිපති වරණ 6කුත් පවත්වා තිබෙනවා. ඒ කියන්නේ ආණ්ඩු 16ක්. ජනාධිපතිවරු 9 ක්. හැබැයි අපේ ආණ්ඩු සහ ජනාධිපතිවරු කොතරම් හොඳට රට පාලනය කරලා තියෙවාද කීවොත් 1948 වෙනකොට ආර්ථික වෂයෙන් ආසියාවේම දෙවැනි රට වෂයෙන් තිබුණ අපි අද මුලු ලෝකයේම අන්තිම හිඟන රටක් බවට පත්වෙලා. මේ වන විට ලන්කාව බන්ක්ලොත් රාජ්‍යක් හැටියට විළි ලැජ්ජානැතිව මුලු ලෝකෙටම ප්‍රකාෂ කරල හමාරයි. මේ රටේ 2,19,16,436 (දෙකෝටි දහනව ලක්ෂ දහසය දාස් හාරසිය තිස් හයෙන්) සෑම එක් පුහ්ගලයෙක්ම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

Egg incubators from China
Prime Minister’s Media Unit
Egg incubators are distributed with the objective of strengthening the rural economy and empowering small-scale poultry farm owners. With the objective of strengthening the rural economy and empowering small-scale poultry farm owners, 100  egg incubators were distributed today (2023.12.08) under the patronage of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees.Acceding to a request made by the Prime Minister during his visit to China's Yunnan Province, the Chinese Ambassador Mr. Qi Zhenhong handed over 100 incubators to the Prime Minister and these machines were distributed all over the island by the Hadabima Authority of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

State Minister  Tennakoon calls for collective effort to address online radicalization of youth
Ministry of Defence  - Media Centre
Online youth radicalization in the South Asian region is a complex challenge that demands urgent attention and through fostering education, collaboration, socio-economic development and leveraging technology responsibly, we can empower our youth to resist extremist narratives and pave the way for a more peaceful and harmonious future in the region. State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon made these remarks while gracing as the Chief Guest of a Youth De-Radicalization Workshop organized by Search for Common Ground with Meta (Facebook), Skype, Twitter and Messenger, at the Kingsbury Hotel in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

“Visit Sri Lanka!”  Tourism Promotion networking event in Canberra 
Press Statement Sri Lanka High Commission Canberra
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canberra in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau hosted a vibrant evening reception to a selected number of outbound tour operators in Canberra on 06th December 2023 at the Sri Lanka High Commission premises. The key objective of this event was to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination and present Sri Lanka as an attractive and secure tourism market for Australian visitors Welcoming the guests, Sri Lanka High Commissioner Chitranganee Wagiswara said that the tourism is a growing industry in Sri Lanka due... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

58 the Colombo Camporee Organizing commissioners meet the Hon Prime Minister.
The biggest event for Colombo scouts, the 58th Colombo Camporee is scheduled to be held from 8th to 10th December 2023 at the Vihara Maha Devi Park, with the participation of more than 12,000 scouts and scout leaders from the district. This time the theme of Colombo Camporee is ‘Scouting with Heart & Mind’. The officials of the 58th Colombo Camporee met the Hon Prime Minister Dinesh Goonawardene at the Prime Minister’s office in Sri Lanka Parliament and pinned the Camporee Badge. Hon Prime Minister wished the organizers of the grand project and highly appreciated... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

Colombo Port City vital for Sri Lanka’s economic transformation.
Courtesy Pakistan Observer
he Colombo Port City has great potential to facilitate the economic transformation Sri Lanka seeks, Central Bank Governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said on Thursday. Weerasinghe told reporters that the Colombo Port City is likely to become a global commercial hub featuring local and international businesses. “We believe this project will change the fate of the country,” he said. International accounting agencies have estimated that the Port City will attract investments worth 15 billion U.S. dollars, Weerasinghe said. The governor added that China has facilitated a number of infrastructure... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

Enhancing fall-back power of the brain
Courtesy The Island
BY Dr B. J. C. PereraMBBS(Cey), DCH(Cey), DCH(Eng), MD(Paed), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Lon), FRCPCH(UK), FSLCPaed, FCCP, Hony FRCPCH(UK), Hony. FCGP(SL)Specialist Consultant Paediatrician and Honorary Senior Fellow, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is a well-known fact that many organs of the human body have some reserve quantum to fall back on during situations where a human being is taxed above its usual calm existence. An excellent example of this is the human heart. In the resting status of the body. the heart beats at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

Eradicating CKDu From Sri Lanka is Straightforward—What is Preventing it?
by Drs. Sunil J. Wimalawansa (Prof. of Medicine)and Chandra B. Dissanayake (Prof. of Geology)
Since identifying chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka in the mid-1990s, little progress has been made in aetiology and prevention. Despite the numerous hypotheses and conjectures—with more than 35—none have been thoroughly studied or substantiated as the definitive cause of CKDu. The development of CKDu necessitates simultaneous exposure to various factors and conditions over an extended period. Hence, it is also called chronic kidney disease of multifactorial origin (CKDmfo). A recent newspaper article suggested that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

Sri Lankan mercenaries in Ukraine: FM says govt. has no control over what they do
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
Russian embassy in Colombo declines to comment Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, PC, yesterday (07) said that the government could not do anything about the activities of ex-military officers overseas.Minister Sabry said so in response to The Island query whether the Sri Lankan law prohibited Sri Lankans from joining the armed forces of Ukraine. Three ex-military personnel including a former Special Forces officer serving with what is widely referred to as Ukrainian Foreign Legion aka International Legion for the Defence of Ukraine were killed in a Russian artillery strike early this... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/12/23)

Inflation is a term that expresses everywhere without a practical solution. This term reiterates in many countries without a solution and policymakers expressed the term for covering incapability and the economic history of Sri Lanka before European invasions gave a successful solution to inflation, it is valid for today too. The meaning of inflation has three definitions: a cost push, b demand pull, and uncontrollable price creasing of goods and services.  In history, economic planners in Sri Lanka used boosting production and services. As the successful solution, boosting production and solution is the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/23)

The loss of the Physical stability of the Central Hill country is the end of the entire life system and the 2600 Sinhala Buddhist Civilization of Sri Lanka-Alarming news item?
 Dr. Sudath Gunasekara
Part 1 I would like to draw the immediate attention of all-patriotic citizens of this country particularly living in the downhill areas of these Tea plantations and on the lowland areas below the hills that will be affected by earth slips in the hill country and flood in the downstream area that will recur as these hanging houses on these unstable and exposed hills will give way one day,( definitely in the near future) burying them en-masse leading to unprecedented natural disasters not only for the occupants of these pigeon holes but also... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/23)

In COP28 speech, Colombian President Gustavo Petro calls for a free Palestine
The Colombian head of state has been consistently speaking out in support of Palestine amid Israel’s genocidal attacks. At the COP 28 summit, he pointed out that the devastation wreaked on Gaza was a harbinger of what might happen to those fleeing from climate catastrophes December 03, 2023 The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) began on November 30 in Dubai. Around 70,000 delegates are participating in the nearly two- week conference, including member states, business leaders, young people, climate scientists, Indigenous Peoples, journalists, and other experts and stakeholders. The conference... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/23)

ExxonMobil Wants to Start a War in South America
by Vijay Prashad
On December 3, 2023, a large number of registered voters in Venezuela voted in a referendum over the Essequibo region that is disputed with neighboring Guyana. Nearly all those who voted answered yes to the five questions. These questions asked the Venezuelan people to affirm the sovereignty of their country over Essequibo. “Today,” said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, “there are no winners or losers.” The only winner, he said, is Venezuela’s sovereignty. The principal loser, Maduro said, is ExxonMobil. In 2022, ExxonMobil made a profit of $55.7 billion, making it one of the world’s richest... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/23)

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ රුසියාව අතර ද්වීපාර්ශවික ආරක්ෂක සබඳතා ශක්තිමත් කෙරේ.
මහජන ආරක්ෂක  අමාත්‍යංශ
ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ රුසියාව අතර ද්වීපාර්ශවික ආරක්ෂක සබඳතා ශක්තිමත් කර ගැනීමේ අරමුණින්, මහජන ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍ය ටිරාන් අලස් මහතාගේ ආරාධනයෙන් මෙරට සංචාරයක නිරත ඉහල පෙලේ රුසියානු ආරක්ෂක කවුන්සිල නියෝජිත පිරිසක් සමඟ  විශේෂ සාකච්ඡාවක්  අමාත්‍යංශ කාර්යාලයේදී පැවැත්විණි. රුසියානු ආරක්ෂක කවුන්සිලයේ නියෝජ්‍ය ලේකම් ඕලෙග් ව්ලඩ්මිරොවිච් මහතාගේ  ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සාකච්ඡාව සඳහා රුසියානු නියෝජිත පිරිස එක්වූ අතර  අධිකරණ අමාත්‍ය විජයදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතාද ඒ සඳහා සහභාගි විය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආරක්ෂක කටයුතු ශක්තිමත් කරගැනීම සඳහා රුසියාවේ සහයෝගය අඛණ්ඩව ලබාදීමටත්, ජාත්‍යන්තර තොරතුරු ආරක්ෂාව ඇතුළු කරුණු රැසක් පිළිබඳ මෙහිදී දෙපාර්ශවයේ නියෝජිතයින් අතර අදහස් හුවමාරු විය. රුසියාව නියෝජනය කරමින් රුසියානු ආරක්ෂක කවුන්සිලයේ නියෝජ්‍ය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/23)

විදේශ ගත ශ්‍රමිකයින්ට වාහන ආනයන බලපත්‍ර 900ක්  
Manusha Media
සිවිල් ගුවන් සේවා ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ ජපන් රැකියා අවස්ථා ලබන මාර්තුවේදී විවෘත වෙයිගම්වල විගමණික ශ්‍රමික කමිටු 2850ක් හදලා තියෙනවාවිදේශ රැකියා ජාවාරම්වලට - විසිට් වීසා ජාවාරම්වලට අහුවෙන්න එපා කියලා කොච්චර කිව්වත් අහුවෙනවාඕනෑම අවශ්‍යතාවයකට සේවක අර්ථසාධක අරමුදලින් සියයට 30 ගන්න පුළුවන් විදියට පනත වෙනස් කරනවා2025 වන විට ළමා ශ්‍රමයෙන් තොර රටක් බවට පත් කරනවාගරු සරු හරහා ශ්‍රමයට ගරුත්වයක් - සෑම අයෙක්ටම සමාජ ආරක්ෂණයක්මිනිස් ජාවාරම් වැලැක්වීමට - උන්ඩියල් ජාවාරම් වැලැක්වීමට රාජ්‍ය පුද්ගලික හවුල්කාරීත්වයක් විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්යාංශය ඩිජිටල්කරණයට ලක් කරනවාවිදේශ ගත ශ්‍රමිකයින් නීත්‍යානුකූල ක්‍රමයට මෙරටට එවූ මුදල් ප්‍රමාණය මත ඉලෙට්‍රික් වාහන ආනයනය කිරීම සදහා බලපත්‍ර 900ක්  නිකුත් කර ඇති බවත්, ඒ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/23)

Sri Lanka successfully maintains neutrality in foreign relations - Ali Sabry
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has won the respect of its international partners for maintaining neutrality in practising foreign policy and this helped the country in striking a much-needed bailout package with the IMF, the island nation’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry told Parliament on Thursday. Sri Lanka had succeeded in pursuing a policy of “friendship to all and enmity to none”, Sabry said. “The challenge we faced was that we should not be drawn into any particular camp and seen as an extension of any particular country or any region or a particular alliance,” the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/23)

අම්පිටියේ සුමනරතන හිමි ප්‍රංශයට : මෙන්න උන්වහන්සේ කරන්න යන දේ..
මඩකලපුවේ මංගලාරාම විහාරයේ විහාරාධිපති පූජ්‍ය අම්පිටියේ සුමනරතන හිමි ප්‍රංශයට වැඩම කොට එහි වැඩ වසන පූජ්‍ය පරවාහැර චන්දරතන හිමියන් සමග පැවැත්වූ සාකච්ඡාවකි... https://youtu.be/44R058TsFg8... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/23)

මඩකලපුවේ මංගලාරාම විහාරස්ථානයේ නායක හාමුදුරුවන් වන පූජ්‍ය අම්පිටියෙ සුමනරතන හිමි
මඩකලපුවේ මංගලාරාම විහාරස්ථානයේ නායක හාමුදුරුවන් වන පූජ්‍ය අම්පිටියෙ සුමනරතන හිමි රට තුළ ආන්දෝලනාත්මක භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේ නමක්.. පසුගිය දිනක බෝන් අගේන් නැමැති ආගමක් ප්‍රචාරය කරන පාදිලි වරයෙක්ට කන හරහා පහර දී ආන්දෝලනාත්මක ප්‍රකාශ සිදු කළ උන්වහන්සේ සංවේදී ලෙස අඬා වැටෙන දුර්ලභ වීඩියෝවකි මෙය.. අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම නරඹා තව කෙනෙකුට නරඹන්න ශෙයා කරන්න .. අඬන එක බලන්න නෙවෙයි . මේ සිංහල බෞද්ධ රටේ සිංහලයාට වෙලා තියන නස්පැත්තිය බලන්න https://youtu.be/UO6wcgPHh7E... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/23)

LankaPropertyWeb Partners with eMediaLinks to Promote Sri Lankan Properties to Chinese and North American Investors
LankaPropertyWeb (LPW), Sri Lanka's leading property platform, is excited to announce its new partnership with eMediaLinks, the exclusive partner with Weibo North America and house.sina.com. This collaboration enables the promotion of Sri Lankan property investment opportunities to Weibo's extensive audience in China, as well as the real estate platform's audiences in the USA and Canada. Weibo (weibo.com), China's second-largest social media platform with an impressive 600 million monthly active users, will be a key focus for showcasing Sri Lankan properties to Chinese overseas buyers through this strategic partnership. This collaboration opens a tremendous opportunity to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/23)

If Japan had not fought in WW2, the entirety of Asia would have become a ' White Man's ' colony 
Senaka Weeraratna
In 1939 there were only there were only two countries in Asia that were not under direct Western occupation, namely Japan and Thailand.  The rest of the hate speech was directed towards the losers i.e., Axis powers, Germany, and Japan, and demonizing one of them i.e.Japanese, as cannibals and savages that characterized the WW2 narrative.  The people of Asia no longer accept the Western-sponsored narratives on the Gospel truth. There is increasing resistance to propaganda masquerading as historical fact. The Society for Dissemination of Historical Fact based in Japan is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/23)

සජිත්ගෙන් විශේෂ ප‍්‍රකාශයක්.. ධුරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වන බව කියයි…
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තම පුද්ගලික ව්‍යාපාර හෝ පරිහරණය සඳහා මහජන මුදල් යොදාගෙන ඇතැයි ඔප්පු කළොත් තමන් ඉල්ලා අස්වීමට සූදානම් බව විපක්ෂ නායක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ මුදල් සම්බන්ධයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී ඇති වූ විවාදාත්මක තත්ත්වයකදී ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේය. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මහින්දානන්ද අලුත්ගමගේ මහතා සහ සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා අතර උණුසුම් වචන හුවමාරුවක් ද එහිදී සිදුවිය. මහින්දානන්ද අලුත්ගමගේ මහතා කියා සිටියේ විගණන වාර්තාව අනුව සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා මුදල් අවභාවිතා කර ඇති බවට ඔප්පු වන බවයි. එනිසා පැවසූ පරිදි වහාම ඔහු ධුරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්විය යුතු බවද මන්ත්‍රීවරයා කියා සිටියේය.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/23)

Saijth says ready to resign if proven that he misused state funds
Courtesy Adaderana
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa has declared that he stands ready to resign immediately, in the event there is proof that he has utilised state funds for personal reasons. The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) leader said this during the parliamentary debate on the Central Cultural Fund (CCF) today (06 Dec.), responding to a claim made by MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage. https://youtu.be/uZKHnAL5Sjg Although not directly accusing Premadasa of any wrongdoing, MP Aluthgamage stated that as per the audit reports on the CCF, nearly Rs. 10 billion in funds have been misused.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/23)

New educational reforms to be introduced in 2024
Courtesy Adaderana
Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha, announced that the commencement of the pilot program for the implementation of the new educational reforms across all grades is scheduled for the upcoming year. Efforts will be made to digitize the entire education system, receiving support from both local and foreign sponsors. During a press conference at the Presidential Media Centre (PMC) today (06), themed ‘Collective Path to a Stable Country,’ Minister Premajayantha also outlined future plans to conduct the GCE O/L Examination in Grade 10 and the GCE A/L Examination in Grade 12. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/23)

Sri Lanka’s development-driven economic programme to kick off on Jan 1
Courtesy Adaderana
President, Ranil Wickremesinghe, addressing the centenary celebration of the Government Valuation Department held at Solis Hotel in Pitakotte, declared the initiation of a ground-breaking economic program today (06 Dec.).  Set to kick off on January 1, this transformative initiative is designed to modernize various sectors and propel the nation towards progress. The President underscored the imperative nature of adopting new economic reforms, emphasizing that the nation cannot afford to persist with out-dated systems. He highlighted that the hardships endured over the past years should not be passed down to the next generation,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/23)

Private driver sentenced to 12 years for reckless driving and causing an accident near Mirihana
Courtesy Hiru News
Colombo High Court has handed down a sentence of 12 years imprisonment with hard labour to a private bus driver found guilty of causing a fatal accident through reckless and high-speed driving. The tragic incident resulted in the death of three individuals and severe injuries to another. The case, stemming from the January 10, 2007 accident in the Mirihana area, was presented before Colombo High Court Judge Namal Bandara Balalle. The judge, in delivering the verdict, emphasized the gravity of the offense and the devastating consequences it had on the victims and their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/23)

The Tamil Separatist Movement inspected the Buddhist ruins in the north and east during the 30 year Eelam war when the north and east were not accessible to the Buddhists.  Tamil Separatist Movement wanted to wipe out all signs of a Buddhist civilization in the north and east. But it was not possible to get rid of all the Buddhist ruins, there were too many. Therefore Tamil Separatist Movement   decided to convert the Buddhist ruins into Hindu kovils. Most Buddhist ruins in the north and east were converted to   Hindu kovils by the simple... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/23)

Catholic Action Movement and Decline of Sri Lanka Cricket
Namal Perera
Catholic action movement; groups found in government institutions and mercantile organisations, directed and guided by the Catholic hierarchy to promote the interests of Catholics through the use of their positions. Although the norm during colonial occupation, one would have expected the influence of the Catholic church to die out post independence given that the majority of the local population are of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic faiths. However, instead of showing signs of weakening, from the S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike assassination conspiracy; the military coup against Sirimavo Bandaranaike; and to the most recent “people’s struggle” (“Aragalaya”),... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/23)

The Kissinger legacy and its Carry in the Global South
By Anuradha Chenoy*
For the Global South, Kissinger could well be called Dr. Death. He insured that whichever country raised a voice or could potentially show opposition to the US would have their head bashed in. This was Kissinger- grand strategist for the US empire, enforcer of imperialism, godfather of the current Neocons (Neo Conservatives) steadfast theorist and practitioner of Realism in international relations. For Kissinger people of the Global South were just abstractions because he presented the world as a 3D chessboard where he, national security advisor and secretary of state – to President Richard... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/23)

You raising the flag of the banned notorious terrorist organization LTTE in Brampton
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . Canada
4 December 2023 Hon. Patrick BrownThe Mayor of the City of BramptonOntario. Dear Mayor Patrick Brown: I have just read the concerned letter by the President of  the Sri Lanka Canada Association of Markham (SLCAM), Jaliya Wickremarachchi, on your Tin-God-of-Brampton stunt, "Raising the flag of a banned terrorist organization - The Liberation Tiger of Eelam (LTTE), of November 29th, 2023". Wow! Patrick, that letter proves positive, of my identifying You as "Patryk Broun, you are a foolish Tamil Tiger Clown." of many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/23)

Deegawapiya Sacred Relics exposition in Rathnapura
Ministry of Defence  - Media Centre
The relics unearthed from the Deegawapiya site during the excavations and the Crest-Gem which are in exposition around the island to provide the devotees with an opportunity to pay their homage were brought to the ancient Buddhist shrines in the Rathnapura area. The public veneration of the Sacred Omniscient Relics of Deegawapiya Stupa and the Crest-Gem commenced from Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya on August 30, 2023 and it has been scheduled for the 150-day-long exposition for veneration of the island-wide devotees. Accordingly, arrangements have been made for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/23)

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