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Why doesn't IMF/World Bank propose pruning Sri Lanka's Parliament & recovering from Big tax defaulters first!
Shenali D Waduge
Was Sri Lanka's economic crisis precipitated by an externally planned course to incrementally result in outcome? This is a question Sri Lankans need to ask themselves. How far have Sri Lanka's elected leaders, paid policy advisors failed to read the external threats & mitigate internal measures to address them, instead of blindly following external advice? Another question for Sri Lankans to answer. Sri Lanka is in a default status. Why does IMF/World Bank not place these conditions instead of demanding governments cut welfare of the ordinary people & increase taxes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

Is Global South being robbed & corrupted & scorned for it?
Shenali D Waduge
An interesting article by Caitlin Johnstone titled “Robbing the Global South, then scorning its poverty: notes from the edge of the narrative matrix” gives much food for thought. She quotes Michael Parenti “poor countries are not under-developed”…they are over-exploited”. She claims the poverty of the developing world is as a result of western theft & exploitation & she likens it to ‘mugging someone and then scorning them for their empty wallet”. She goes on to say that the western civilization prides itself in being better at killing and stealing than... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour changed the course of world history
Senaka Weeraratna
Today, December 7 is the 81st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour which finally led to the liberation of the oppressed people in European colonies in Asia and Africa and other parts of the world.  The fightback of the Japanese Imperial Army, Navy, and Air Force, and Japanese people destroyed the myth of the so-called Invincibility of the Western colonial countries and the untenable Christian concept of Manifest Destiny, which promoted the idea of White Supremacism and the collapse of all other civilizations which were not rooted in Judeo - Christian doctrines.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

රට තුළ සිටින ගෘහ සේවිකාවන්ගේ සේවා තත්වයන් හා ආරක්ෂාව තහවුරු කිරීමට විශේෂ ක්‍රමවේදයක්
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රට තුළ සේවයේ යෙදෙන ගෘහ සේවිකාවන්ගේ සේවා තත්වයන් සහ ආරක්ෂාව තහවුරු කිරීම සදහා විශේෂ ක්‍රමවේදයක් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට කම්කරු සහ විදේශ රැකියා අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර මහතා තීරණය කර තිබේ.ඒ සදහා වන වැඩසහටනක් වහාම ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලෙස කම්කරු කොමසාරිස් ජනරාල්වරයාට අමාත්‍යවරයා උපදෙස් ලබාදී ඇත. අමාත්‍යාංශයේ මාසික ප්‍රගති සමාලෝචන සහ ඉදිරි වැඩ සටහන් සැලසුම් සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන සාකච්ඡාවේදී මෙම ක්‍රමවේදය සකස් කිරීම සදහා වන තීරණය ගත්තේය.මේ වන විට ගෘහ සේවිකාවන් ලෙස විදේශ රැකියා සදහා පිටත්කර යන ශ්‍රමිකයින්ගේ ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් කටයුතු කිරීම සදහා ක්‍රමවේදයක් ශ්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්යාංශය හරහා ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන නමුත් දේශීය වශයෙන් ගෘහ සේවයේ යෙදෙන ශ්‍රමිකයින් සම්බන්ධයෙන් සොයා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

ගරු ජනාධිපති තුමනි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය තුමනි. ශ්‍රී ලන්කාවේ වාර්ෂික නිදහස් සමරු උළෙල පැවැත්විය යුත්තේ මැයි මස 22 දාද?පෙබවාරි 4 දාද? 
ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර මහනුවර.
                    මෙම ලිපිය ලිවීමට මා අදහස් කළේ පසුගිය දිනක මේ රජයද ලබන වසරේද උත්කර්ෂවත් අන්දමින් නිදහස් දිනය පෙබ 4 දාම පැවැත්වීමට තිරණය කොට ඇතැයි ප්‍රවුර්තියක් පලවී තිබුණු නිසාය මේ රටේ නිදහස් දිනය පැවැත්විය යුත්තේ කවදාදැයි අපි තිරණය කළ යුත්තේ 1815 ආරම්භවූ ඉන්ග්‍රීසි අධිරාජ්‍යවාදී පාලනයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලන්කාවට සැබෑ සහ සම්පූර්ණ දේශපාලන නිදහස ලැබුණු දිනය අනුවය.ඒ අනුව එම පාලනයෙන් පළමුවෙන්ම පූර්ණ නිදහස ලැබුණේ 1948 පෙබ 4 වනදාද එසේ නැත්නම් 1972 මැයි 22 දා ද යන්න පළමුව පැහැදිළිකොට ගත යුතුය. 1948 පෙබ 4 වනදා ඉන්ග්‍රීසි අධිරාජ්‍ය වාදීන්ගේ වසර 133 ක රිජු යටත් විජිත... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

අරගලය දෙස ආපසු හැරී බලන කලාකරුවන් ගැන ජාතික සංවිධානවල ඇගයීමක්
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ප්‍රවීන රංගන ශිල්පී ගිහාන් ප්‍රනාන්දු මහතා කලාකරුවෙක් ලෙස ඊනියා අරගලය ගැන ඉදිරිපත් කරන මතය පිළිබදව ලංකා ලීඩ් ජාතික සංවිධානවල මතය විමසන ලදී. මේ වසන්ත බණ්ඩාර මහතාගේ අදහස් ඔහුගේ වචනයෙන්, ‘‘ගිහාන් සමග අපි සියයට සියයක්ම එකඟ වෙනවා. ජාතික සංවිධානවලට අරගලය ආරම්භයේදීම ඒ ගැන නිවැරැදි විග්‍රහයක් තිබුණා. ඒක වික්ටෝරියා නූලන්ඩ්ගේ පිටපතට අනුව රඟපාන නාට්‍යයක් බවට.නීතිඥ සංගමයේ සහ ඇමරිකානු තානාපතිනිය ගෝඨාභය කියන දුප්පත් ජනාධිපතිවරයාව සහ ඔහුව පාවාදීම සදහා ආරක්ෂක හමුදාවට පැනවූ මානසික බාධකවල ශක්තිය අරගෙන පොඩි කොල්ලො කුරුට්ටො ටිකක් තමයි ඒක ආරම්භ කළේ. ඕනෑම සටනකින් පසු දේශපාලන වාසි ලබාගන්න බලන දේශපාලන බලවේග ඊට සෘජුවම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

China supports financial bodies on Sri Lanka debt talks: ministry
Courtesy Global Times
China-aided nephrology hospital in Sri Lanka China maintains good long-term cooperative relations with international financial institutions including the IMF and supports relevant financial institutions to properly negotiate and address debt issues with Sri Lanka, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Monday, in response to media reports about an IMF team’s visit to China this week to discuss debt restructuring for Sri Lanka. “We urge relevant countries and international financial institutions to work with China to continue playing an active role in helping Sri Lanka cope with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

Economic Support to Sri Lanka Not Based on Communal Approach: Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha
Courtesy News18
On the issue of Palestine, Jaishankar said India stands for a two-state solution, with the two states living peacefully side-by-side (Image: YouTube/MEA) The voting was on the UN Human Rights Council draft resolution on promoting, reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday justified the government’s support to Sri Lanka, saying India would be shirking its responsibility if it did not step forward to support a crisis-hit neighbour. The economic support that India offered to Sri Lanka during its worst post-independence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

Sri Lanka lifts Covid-19 restrictions for overseas travellers
Courtesy Hindustan Times
Travellers to Sri Lanka would be free of mandatory Covid-19 restrictions with the lifting of a circular issued in 2021, Asela Gunawardena, the Director General of Health Services said. Sri Lanka on Wednesday decided to discontinue the Covid-19 vaccination certificate for travellers entering the island nation, officials said. Travellers to Sri Lanka would be free of mandatory Covid-19 restrictions with the lifting of a circular issued in 2021, Asela Gunawardena, the Director General of Health Services said. Accordingly, the mandatory requirement of producing the Covid-19 vaccination certificate to enter... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

Unilaterally terminating LRT project cost over Rs. 5 Bn to Sri Lanka: audit report.
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka incurred a loss of staggering Rs. 5,978 million after the previous government unilaterally decided to terminate the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project funded by Japan, a report compiled by the National Audit Office revealed. https://youtu.be/Q60tkIL8SJs The project was initiated in 2016 with the aim of reducing the traffic congestion in the city of Colombo and to provide better public transportation facility to the commuters. Plans were afoot to construct seven lines, covering several areas from Rail Transit System (RTS) 1-7 as Green, Yellow, Red, Purple, Pink, Olive and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

Merchandise export earnings decline, trade deficit contracts in Oct. 2022
Courtesy Adaderana
Earnings from merchandise exports declined in October 2022 – on a year-on-year basis – for the first time since March 2022 due to lower earnings from garments exports, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) says. The decline in import expenditure continued in October 2022, (y-o-y), for the eighth consecutive month, despite recording an increase, compared to September 2022. The merchandise trade deficit recorded a notable contraction in October 2022, compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, the workers’ remittances steadied and earnings from tourism improved in October 2022, whereby earnings... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

Presidential election next year?
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Whilst highlighting that a Presidential election is the best option when it comes to seeking a mandate of the people, UNP stalwart Navin Dissanayake today said one could expect a presidential poll in August 2023.  "The best option to hold a Presidential election, as people can elect a new president after one whom they elected had left the post. Therefore expect a Presidential election in August 2023," Dissanayake told a media briefing.  "The Predident believes in conducting elections on time and therefore there won't be a postponement of polls," he... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/12/22)

International land grab for national resources & implications for Sri Lanka
Shenali D Waduge
Land grabbing is taking place at national / regional & global scales. Large-scale land deals/transactions are taking place by transnational corporations or initiated by foreign governments. One of the major reasons for escalation of land grab is the global economic/political and dwindling resources tied to structural reforms promoted by IMF/WB & this is tied to an impending food/water crisis. Global food prices are increasing, food production is in demand & this means those who own the land are at a commanding role – even to decide what will get grown & how... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

රනිල් වික්‍රමසින්හ ජනාධිපතිවරයාට 2019 ජනාධිපති සහ 2020 පාර්ලිමේන්තු පොදුපෙරමුණ මැතිවරණ ප්‍රකාෂන වල සඳහන් ප්‍රතිපත්ති වලින් බැහැරව ක්‍රියාකළ හැකිද?
ආචාර්‍ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර මහනුවර
ප්‍රථමයෙන්ම 2022 මැයි මස ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ විසින් රනිල් වික්‍රමසින්හ වැඩබලන අගමැති වශයෙන් ප්ත්කෙරින.දෙවනුව ගෝඨාභය ඉල්ලා අස්වීමෙන් පුරප්පාඩුවු ජනාධි පති කමට 2022 ජූලි 13 දින ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්තාවේ 40 වන වගන්තිය යටතේ පාර්ලිමේතුවේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් විසින් ඔහු ගෝඨාභය ජනාධිපතිවරයා ඉල්ලා අස්විමෙන් ඉතිරිවූ කාලය සඳහා ජනාධිපති වෂයෙන් පත්කර ගණු ලැබිණ. මෙම අවස්ථා දෙකේදීම නව ජනාධිපතිවරයා පත්වී ඇත්තේ පොදුපෙරමුණේ මැතිවරණ ප්‍රකාශයවු “සව්භාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම” යන මැතිවරණ ප්‍රකාෂනයේ අඩන්ගු පොරුන්දු ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීම සඳහාය.ඒ නිසා ඔහු ක්‍රියාකළ යුත්තේ එම මැතිව රණ පොරොන්දු රාමුව තුලය. එම ප්‍රකාෂනයේ රාජ්‍ය ආයතන විකිනීමේ ප්‍රතිපත්ත්‍ය කිසිතැනක සඳහන්ව නැත.  නමුත් මේ වනවිට  ඔහු ලාභ ලබන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

High Commissioner Moragoda meets Finance Minister of India to review the status of bilateral economic cooperation
Media Release Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India, Milinda Moragoda met with the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today (06) at the latter’s office in North Block, New Delhi. This was the latest of a series of meetings High Commissioner Moragoda has had with Minister Sitharaman since November last year on Indian economic cooperation and assistance to Sri Lanka in the context of the present crisis. At the outset, High Commissioner Moragoda briefed Minister Sitharaman on Sri Lanka’s ongoing discussions with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

Waiting for the honourable Migettuwatte Gunananda or Angaraika Dharamapala
Palitha Ariyarathna
Volume 2 revised The statement that Sri Lanka can afford peace through ethical foreign policy was extremely provocative. It is true that if Migettuwatte Gunananda and Angaraika Dharamapala were alive today, they would have questioned and stood up for the protection of Buddhism and the welfare of Sinhala people. But now politics has become a family matter or business venture. Sri Lankan politicians want to be in the good books of the heads of other countries rather than being interested in the welfare of the general public. They want to save their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

මහනුවර බෞද්ධයෝ නිදි මිෂනාරීන් හා තටු නැති දෙවදුතිකාවන් දෙදෙනා සමග අත්කොට කමිසේ ඇඳගත් පාස්ටර් අයියගේ නීතිවිරෝධී ආගම් ප්‍රචාරය වලක්වන්න
පාලිත ආරියරත්න
බෝගම්බර අවට, ටොරින්ටන් උද්‍යානය අවට හා ශ්‍රී දළදා මාලිගාවට ඔබ්බෙන් හා මල්වතු විහාරය ආසන්නයේ  වැව රවුමේ සිට ආගමික මරුවන් සිටින බව තැනින් තැන මහනුවර පුරා කසුකුසුවක් ආකාරයෙන් පැතිර යමින් තිබේ.  අප දන්නා කරුණු අනුව අන්‍යාගමික කරණය හෝ ආගමික ප්‍රචාරය නීති විරෝධී හා තහනම් වන අතර බොරදියේ මාළු බාන අන්දමට ස්ත්‍රීන් සහා තරුණ බුද්ධියෙන් හින නිතී ගරුක නොවන මග මරු පාස්ටර්ලා ”බෝ” එක නැතුව ”ටයි” කරපටිය සමග මිනිසුන් වෙත ආගම් ප්‍රචාරය කරමින් සිටීම දැකීම ඉතා කනගාටු තත්වයකි. බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේගේ උතුම්වූ වම් දන්තධාතූන් වහන්සේ  වැඩ සිටින මහනුවර ආක්‍රමණය කිරීමට මොවුන් විසින් කරනා නීති විරෝධී... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

Why Americans Should Care About Sri Lanka's Economic Crisis | Opinion
DHANANATH FERNANDO , CEO, ADVOCATA INSTITUTE Courtesy Newsweek
Hundreds of Sri Lankan protestors recently took to the streets, frustrated with the South Asian country's worst economic crisis in seven decades. Sri Lanka's crisis is no mere financial downturn, like Americans are experiencing now. Our economic system is literally collapsing, with millions of people in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Ten-hour blackouts have become part of daily life in Sri Lanka. Food, water, and other basic necessities are not guaranteed. More than 6 million Sri Lankans are food insecure. Inflation is 66 percent year over year (as of October), child malnutrition is skyrocketing. Parents cannot afford meat,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

'No Point in Economic Reforms when We Don't Have an Economy: Sri Lankan President Wickremesinghe
Courtesy News18
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has acknowledged that there was no point in economic reforms in Sri Lanka because the cash-starved island nation didn’t have an economy, as he made a strong pitch for a new economic model. Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948, triggered by a severe paucity of foreign exchange reserves. In mid-April, Sri Lanka declared its international debt default due to the forex crisis. Addressing the inaugural session of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2022 on Monday, Wickremesinghe said the country’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

Economist says time right to start debating if Sri Lanka should charge for tertiary education
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
IPS Chief calls for meaningful reforms to upskill and reskill peopleSays Budget 2023 failed to adequately address factor endowment issues and labour market woesSL’s labour shortage compounded by mass exodus of people fleeing economic crisis It is high time that Sri Lanka started debating whether the tertiary education must be charged and should the private sector be allowed to get engaged more actively in this sector, through facilitating investments for meaningful reforms in higher education, in order to produce the skills needed for high-paying jobs in a growing economy, a senior economic... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

Sri Lanka needs strong new economic system, not reforms - President
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka does not need economic reforms that offer no solutions to the ongoing crisis, but a strong new economic system that can face 2050, President Ranil Wickremesinghe says. Outdated economic systems cannot help rebuild Sri Lanka’s economy, the Head of State said, inaugurating the 2022 Economic Summit organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. https://youtu.be/UYX7yYTZlzY The event themed ‘Resetting from Turmoil to Opportunity’ was held at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo on Monday (Dec. 05). President Wickremesinghe noted that foreign exchange is essential to recover... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

Medical aid worth over LKR 2 billion from China reaches Colombo
Courtesy Adaderana
A consignment of essential medicines and medical supplies worth LKR 2 billion, donated by China, reached the Colombo Port today (Dec. 06). The shipment came in 24 containers (16,000 boxes) with a total of weight over 255 metric tonnes. It contained 8 million infusion sets, 1.2 million vials of omeprazole sodium for injection, 1 million capecitabine tablets, 612,720 PF. syringes of enoxaparin sodium injection, 240,000 bottles of sodium valproate tablets, and 100,800 ampoules of heparin sodium injection. China has donated medicines worth LKR 5 billion to Sri Lanka since June, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

Main broker in organ trafficking racket at private hospital remanded
Courtesy Adaderana
The main broker, who was arrested this morning (06 Dec) over his involvement in the human organ trafficking racket at a private hospital in Borella, has been remanded till 13 December. The 41-year-old resident of Kajimawatte was remanded till 13 December on orders of the Colombo Magistrate’s Court, while travel bans were imposed on six directors of the said hospital. Earlier today, the suspect was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has appointed a seven-member committee to investigate the said organ transplant racket recently exposed... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

China calls for joint efforts to ease Sri Lanka’s debt burden
Courtesy Hiru News
China hopes relevant countries & international financial institutions will work with China to play a positive role in helping Sri Lanka overcome the difficulties. Chinese FM Spokesperson said China attaches high importance to Sri Lanka's challenges. China hopes relevant countries and international financial institutions will work with China to play a positive role in helping Sri Lanka overcome the current difficulties. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning made the remarks when asked to comment on media reports that an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team will travel to China this week to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

World Bank grants Sri Lanka access to concessional financing
Courtesy Hiru News
The World Bank yesterday approved Sri Lanka's request to access concessional financing from the International Development Association (IDA). This type of financing, which is offered at low-interest rates, will enable the country to implement its government-led reform program to stabilize the economy and protect the livelihood of millions of people facing poverty and hunger. The request is the result of Sri Lanka's sustained deterioration in economic and social conditions, which have reduced income levels, reversed poverty gains, and affected its access to financial markets. This approval means Sri Lanka now becomes... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

Coordinated assistance program required for Sri Lanka’s recovery – WB, ADB, IMF, AIIB
Courtesy Hiru News
Following a lengthy round table discussion with WB, ADB, IMF, AIIB in Colombo this morning, it was agreed that a coordinated assistance program supported by the multilateral financial institutions is vital for Sri Lanka to recover from the present economic difficulties. World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) representatives decided that a coordinated assistance program supported by the multilateral financial institutions is required for Sri Lanka to recover from the economic crisis the country is currently facing. They reached the agreement... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 07/12/22)

How far are Foreign Companies (MNCs) IMF/WB influencing Sri Lanka?
Shenali D Waduge
It is estimated that 80,000 companies drive the 21st century economy. How far do they exert political & economic power over their own country-govts to influence foreign governments & how far does this impact the national security, national economy & welfare of citizens? Do MNCs abuse the poor in developing nations? MNCs employ people in developing nations – but what is the quality of these jobs? Coca Cola’s bottling facility in El Salvador hired sugar cane planters. OXFAM accused Coca Cola of paying lower than the minimum... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/22)

Oh Galle Face!
Chanaka Bandarage
One good thing done by the present government is to grow grass at the Galle Face Green, especially during the Covid period - to fill the empty patches. Now most of the Green is a beautiful turf. True, the turf is damaged in the Aragalaya areas. Can the authorities be able to continually maintain the Green in its current pristine condition? Let's hope so. The responsibility largely lies with the general public. It is they who use it. One bad thing done by the present government is to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/22)

Global Tamil Eelam Project: No homeland for Jaffna fish!
C. Wijeyawickrema
ලංකාවේ ඊළම් හීතල හොරුන් තුන් දෙනෙක් ගැන කලින් ලිපියේ සඳහන් කරණ ලදී. DBSJ, රාසමානික්කම් හා නිර්මලා යන තුන්දෙනා තුන් ආකාරයකට ඊළම් ඉණිමඟේ නඟිමින් සිටී. ඊළම් බට්ටන් විසින් වෙන් වෙන්ව ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන්නේ සංවිධානාත්මක සැලැස්මකි. මේ තුන්දෙනාගේ හැසිරීම මීට හොඳ උදාහරණයකි. මේ මාතෘකාව ගැන ලිවීම මට එපාවී ඇතත් එය සිංහල ජනයාට පෙන්වාදීම මගේ යුතුකම යයි සිතමි. DBSJ ගේ උප්පරවැට්ටියවූයේ බොරු උසාවි තීන්දුවකට හුස්ම පිඹීමය. මම එය ඔහුට ඊමේල් කර යැවුවෙමි. ඔහුට ඕනෑනම් ලංකාවෙබ් එකට ඒ ගැන ලිවිය හැකිය. මේ දෙවැනි ලිපිය රාසමානික්කම්ගේ ගේම් එක ගැනය. මොහු සුමන්තිරන්ට වඩා හොඳින් සිංහල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/22)

ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ හරහා ආර්ථික පුනර්ජීවනයට  ශ්‍රී ලංකා නායකයන්ගේ කැපවීම ඉතා අගය කළ යුතුයි. - ADB උප සභාපති
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ශ්‍රී ලංකා නායකත්වයේ ශක්තිය සහ මුදල් ක්ෂේත්‍රවල ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ හරහා කඩිනම් ආර්ථික ප්‍රබෝධයක් ළඟා කර ගැනීමට  රජයේ  ‍කැපවීම පිළිබඳව ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය නියෝජිතායතන බෙහෙවින් පැහැදී ඇති බව ආසියානු සංවර්ධන බැංකුවේ (ADB) උප සභාපති Shixen Chen මහතා   පවසයි.ඔහු මේ බව පැවසුවේ 2022.12.05 දින කොළඹ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා හමුවූ අවස්ථාවේදීය. ඉදිරි වසර සඳහා යෝජිත ආසියානු සංවර්ධන බැංකුවේ ව්‍යාපෘති අවසන් කිරීම වත්මන් සංචාරයේ අරමුණ බව පැවසූ ඒ මහතා රටේ සංවර්ධනයට සහ ආර්ථික හා මූල්‍ය අභියෝග ජය ගැනීම සඳහා  ආසියානු සංවර්ධන බැංකුවේ සහාය සහතික කළේය.ආර්ථික  පුනර්ජීවනය  සහ රාජ්‍ය මූල්‍ය ක්ෂේත්‍රවල ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ මෙන්ම බලශක්ති, විදුලිය සහ ඛනිජ තෙල්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/22)

2022 දෙසැම්බර් 04 වැනි දින ෂැංග්‍රිලා හි "රනිල් 50" ගෘන්නෝමයෙන් පරමාධිපත්‍යයට කරන බලපෑම තුළණය කිරීමට ප්‍රවේශයක්.
"නීතියේ සිංහල නුගමුල" ෆීනික්ස් නීති සංග්‍රහය, වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යාපන වැඩසටහන
රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ නීතීඥ වෘත්තියට වසර 50ක් සම්පූරණ වීම වෙනුවෙන්කොළඹ ෂැන්ග්‍රිලා හෝටලයේදී දෙසැම්බර් 04 දාපවත්වන ලද උත්සවය අංශ කිහිපයකින් වැදගත් වේ. දේශපාලනික, නෛතික සහ ආර්ථික අංශ 3ම එහිදී සළකා බැලිය හැකිය.1972 දී කොළඹ රාජකීය විද්‍යාලයේ නවරගහලේදී ඩොමීනියන් සිට නිදහස දක්වා පැමිණි අතර, 2022 දෙසැම්බර් 04 දා කොළඹ ෂැන්ග්‍රිලා හෝටලයේදී නැවත ඩොමීනියන් යටත් විජිතයට රට ගෙනයාම ආරම්භ වූයේද යන්න එහිදී දක්වා ඇති අදහස් මාධ්‍යයේ පළවී ඇති ආකාරය අනුව පෙනී යයි. ඒ නීති දේශපාලනික කතාවට පූර්විකාවක් මෙම ලිපියෙන් ලබා දී ඇත.මෙම ලිපියෙන් සාකච්චා කිරීමට අදහස් කරන්නේ2022... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/22)

BOOMERANG: Empire and Britain's economy [FULL FILM] ft. John Barnes |
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https://youtu.be/kmOK4tNc31A... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/22)

For China, aid to Sri Lanka does not constitute a 'debt trap'
by Arundathie Abeysinghe Courtesy PIME Asia News
According to a recent study, China is Sri Lanka's top international creditor with debt largely owed to two Chinese state-owned banks. Concerns remain over China’s geopolitical ambitions in the region. A US$ 2.9 billion IMF aid package to Sri Lanka is still pending. Colombo (AsiaNews) – China has reiterated that no political strings are attached to its aid to Sri Lanka and that it does not seek such influence with investments and financing in the island nation. To this end, Beijing welcomed a recent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/22)

China calls for joint efforts to ease Sri Lanka’s debt burden
Courtesy Adaderana
(Xinhua) -- China hopes relevant countries and international financial institutions will work with China to play a positive role in helping Sri Lanka overcome the current difficulties. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning made the remarks when asked to comment on media reports that an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team will travel to China this week to discuss faster progress on debt restructuring for countries including Sri Lanka, which is trying to get an assistance package from the IMF. Mao said China has long-standing sound cooperation with the IMF and other international... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/22)

ADB Vice President commends Sri Lanka’s commitment to economic revival through reforms
Courtesy Adaderana
Vice President of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Shixin Chen said international monetary agencies are highly impressed with the strength of the Sri Lankan leadership and its commitment to achieve speedy economic revival through reforms in monetary sectors, the PM’s Office reported. He stated this when he called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena today (Dec. 5) at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo.  He said the current visit is aimed at finalizing proposed ADB projects for next year and assured ADB’s support for the country’s development and its efforts to overcome economic and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 06/12/22)

3 Britishers debunk Tamil Homeland myth
Shenali D Waduge
In 1992 a paper was presented by a Working Group of the International Federation of Tamils in London. This paper cites a quote from the British Colonial Secretary in June 1799 to the UK Government while Robert Brownrigg the Governor of Ceylon refered to Tamil as Malabar Language. Clearly both ethnicity & language of Tamils were identified as Malabars who belonged to South India. 1. HUGH CLEGHORN – BRITISH COLONAIL SECRETARY When the Portuguese arrived in then Ceylon there was no Tamil independent nation, therefore... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/22)

වයධම්මා සංඛාරා අප්පමාදේන සම්පාදේථ - පිරිනිවන් මඤ්චකයෙහි කල දේශනාව
තිස්ස ගුණතිලක 
පන්සාළිස් වසක් සත්වයා සසර සයුරින් ඵතර කරවීමට (උපන්දා සිට මේ මොහොත දක්වා ඵකතු කල ක්ලේෂයන් දුරැකොට දුකින් මිදීම) උත්සාහයක යෙදුන තතාගතයින් වහන්සේ පිරිනිවන් මඤ්චකයෙහි තමන් වහන්සේ සියළු ලෝක සත්වයාට මින්මතු දේශනයක් නොකරන බවත් ඵ්නිසා මෙම අවසන් දේශනාවේ තමන් වහන්සේ කල සියළුම දේශනාවල ක්ෂාරය අඩංගුවිය විය යුතුබවත් දැන සත්වයා දුකින් මිදීමට කලයුතුම දේ පිරිනිවන් මඤ්චක දේශනාවට ඇතුලත් කලේය.  ප්‍රමාදය සියල්ලම වසයි ඵනිසා ප්‍රමාදය ඉවත්කර වහවහා අප්‍රමාදය මතුකර/සකස්කර ගැනීමට (සම්පාදේථ) යුහුසුළු වන්න.  මෙයයි බුද්ධ වචනය. සිතුවිල්ලේ (අරමුනේ) ඇතිවන ස්කන්ධයේ උදය-වය දැකීමට - නාම රෑප පරිච්ඡේදය දැකීමට,  ‘සිහියේ’ හා සිතුවිල්ලේ වේගයන් ගැලපිය යුතුය. ඵනම් ‘සිහියේ’... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/22)

Re: Nepotism ‘Machang Diplomats’ at Sri Lanka’s Foreign Missions
Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario  . K1J 6G1 . Canada
1 December 2022Rt. Hon. Ranil WickremesinghePresident of Sri LankaPresidential SecretariatGalle Face Center RoadColombo 1Sri Lanka Dear Rt.Hon. President Ranil Wickremesinghe:               Re: Nepotism ‘Machang Diplomats’ at Sri Lanka’s Foreign Missions You have surprised and disappointed me one more time.  I have just taken off my trusted cap-of-diplomacy to deal with the present concern of mine, with a raw non-diplomatic fashion, as facts need not be glazed with window-dressing niceties, even for a President of a sovereign country. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 05/12/22)

Social Stratification in Jaffna: A Survey of Recent Research on Caste
Prashanth Kuganathan courtesy thuppahis.com
A SYNOPSIS: Since 1983, war has dominated the perception of Sri Lanka. This has affected scholarship on the country, such that the subjects of an overwhelming number of research proposals and publications have been on the war and the prospects and prescriptions for peace. This survey paper is an attempt to locate the system of caste in transition in the Jaffna Peninsula by reviewing recent literature written after the commencement of the war. While detailed ethnographies of caste in Jaffna may have temporarily come to a halt, caste practices have not and remain a salient... -Full Story-
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මැද පෙරදිග මධ්‍යම ආසියානු හා දකුණු ආසියාවේ රටවල් එකොලහක රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රිකයන් සමග වෙළ`ද, ආයෝජන හා සංචාරක සහයෝගීතාවයක් 
ඉන්දීයාවේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස් කාය්‍යාලය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නියෝජනය කරමින් නවදිල්ලියේ නේවාසිකව සිටින මැද පෙරදිග මධ්‍යම ආසියානු හා දකුණු ආසියාවේ රටවල් එකොලහක තානාපතිවරු හා මහ කොමසාරිස්වරු කණ්ඩායමක් පසුගිය දා ඉන්දීයාවේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස් මිලින්ද මොරගොඩ මහතා මුණ ගැසිණ. අසර්බයිජාන්, බහරේන්, කාම්බෝජියා, කසකස්තාන්, උතුරු කොරියාව, මොන්ගෝලියාව, සිරියා, තජිකිස්තාන්, ලෙබනන්, කිරිගිස්තාන් හා ෆිජි යන රටවල රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික නිලධාරීහු මෙම අවස්ථාවට සහභාගී වු අතර ශී්‍ර ලංකාව නියෝජනය කරමින් ඉන්දියාවේ සිට කටයුතු කරන රටවල් අනූහතරක් අතරින් කොටසකි.  මෙම රටවල් අතර සබ`දතා තරකරන අතර වෙළ`ද, ආයෝජන සහ සංචාරක අංශ කෙරෙහි පුලූල් අවධානයක් යොමු කිරීම හමුවීමේ අරමුණ විය. මෙයට කලින් ද... -Full Story-
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  • 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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