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මේ රමනීය දිවයින යලිත් සැබෑ සිංහල බෞද්ධ රාජ්‍යක් කිරීමට ලක් රජය විසින් ගතයුතු එක් ආරම්භක මනොවිද්යාත්මක මූලික පියවරක් හා ලංකික ජාතිය අපරාධ වලින් තොර දැහැමි සමාජයක් කිරීම සදහා විප්ලවීය සමාජ විද්යාත්මක යෝජනාවක්.
අචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර. - මහනුවර.
ක්‍රිස්තු පූර්ව 307 මහින්දාගමනයේ සිට ක්‍රි.ව. 1815 මාර්තු 2 දා  වනතුරුම මේ රට පැවතියේ සිංහල බෞද්ධ රාජ්‍යක් වශයෙනි. ඊට පෙරද සිංහල ද්වීපය, හෙල දිව සහ ලංකා වශයෙන් හදුන්වා තිබු එය අනාදිමත් කාලයක සිටම සිංහලයින්ගේ ජන්ම භූමිය සහ මාතෘ භුමිය වශයෙන් පැවතිණ.  1948 ලැබුනා යයි කියන ඊනියා නිදහසත් සමගම 1815 දී දෙරට අතර ගිවිසුමකින් සුද්දන්ට බාරදෙන ලද සිංහලේ රාජධානියට අයත්ව තිබූ මාලදිවයින ඇතුලු සුවිසාල සමුද්‍ර කලාපයක්ද අපට අහිමිවිය. ඊට පෙර මාලදිවයි තැප්‍රොබේන් වලට (ලංකාවට අයත් දූපත් 1370 න් එක කුඩා දූපතක් වශයෙනි, අලෙක්සැන්ඩ්‍රියානු ජාතික පසුස් ක්‍රි.ව.4යේදී සඳහන්කොට ඇත. ඊට පසු කාලයේදී පාහියන් (ක්‍රි.ව.412ද අනතුරුව... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 21Hb
KAMALIKA PIERIS
REPARATION In 2005, the UN General Assembly passed a  Resolution titled “Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law”  (General Assembly resolution 60/147 of 16 December 2005) . This UNGA Resolution defines “victims” as persons who individually or collectively suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, and economic loss in war, due to gross violations of International Human rights law (IHRL) and International Humanitarian law. (IHL) The Resolution... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

රට ගොඩනැංවීම සඳහා කල යුතු පළමු කාර්යවන්නේ අපේ අනාගතය ගොඩනැංවීමට බාරදී ඇති විනයක් නැති ගුරු හොරු මේ සේවාවෙන් පන්නා දැමීමයි.
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
රටපුරා රාජ්‍ය අංශයට අයත් ගුරුවරු දෙලක්ෂ හතලිස් එක්දහකට ආසන්න සංඛ්‍යාවක් අපේ දරුවන්ට ඉගැන්වීමේ කාර්යයේ යෙදී සිටි. ගුරුවර 2,41,000ක් නඩත්තු කිරීම යනු සුළුපටු කාර්යයක් නොවේ. මසකට රුපියල් බිලියන 12කට ආසන්න මුදලක් වැටුප් සඳහා ගෙවමින් මෙරට ජනතාව විසින් සිදුකරන මේ කාර්යය සුළුපටු කරුණක් නොවේ. මෙරට ජනතාව මේ කාර්යය සිදුකරන්නේ තම තමන්ගේ දු දරුවන්ට නිසි අධ්‍යාපනයක් ලබාදීමේ අරමුණ ඇතිවයි. මෙරට ජනතාවගෙන් කොටසත් මේ ගුරුවරුන්ට වැටුප් ගෙවීමට සම්මාදන් වුවද ඔවුන් තමන්ගේ දු දරුවන් පෞද්ගලික පාසල් වලට යවා අමතර වියදමක්ද දරයි. ඒ  රටට හා අනිකුත් ජන කොටස්වල උන්නතිය සඳහා තමන්ගේ පංගුව සිදු කරමින්, තමන් පවතින අධ්‍යාපන දහරාවට වඩා ඉහල යයි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

Sri Lanka beckons Indian pharma companies to Hambantota
Amiti Sen  Courtesy The Hindu
Officials of Sri Lankan Investment Board, Pharma Manufacturers Association to hold virtual meet with investors on August 5 Sri Lanka is seeking to invite potential investors from India to set up manufacturing operations in the new Hambantota Pharmaceutical Zone and is likely to offer a number of incentives, including tax sops. Senior officials from the Sri Lankan Board of Investment and the Pharma Manufacturers Association of Sri Lanka will hold discussions with potential investors from India through an online meeting this week on the investment opportunity in the zones,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

Another ex-domestic aide at MP Bathiudeen's house claims she suffered sexual harassment
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Investigations disclosed that three of the eleven women who had served as domestic workers at MP Rishad Bathiudeen's residence in Colombo since 2010, have died. The Police launched investigations following the death of the 16-year-old girl who recently died of burn injuries while working at the residence last month. Following the investigations, the police said that 11 women including the 16-year –old girl had worked as domestic aides at Bathiudeen's residence between 2010 and 2021. Then, the special investigation teams were deployed to record statements from the women... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

Employees in education sector also recalled to work
Courtesy Adaderana
The Secretary to the Ministry of Education has requested all provincial, zonal and divisional education authorities, principals, teachers and non-academic staff to follow the circular on recalling public sector employees to work from August 02. On Friday (July 30), Secretary to President, P.B. Jayasundera announced that all state sector employees will be called back to work from Monday (August 02). Accordingly, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils & Local Government J.J. Rathnasiri published a circular in this regard. In addition, all circulars permitting work... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

Daily COVID infections climb over 2,500
Courtesy Adaderana
A total of 855 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 30), increasing the daily count of positive cases to 2,510. According to the Government Information Department, 2,490 of the new cases reported today have been associated with the New Year cluster. The remaining 20 were identified as arrivals from foreign countries. The new development has brought Sri Lanka’s confirmed coronavirus cases tally to 311,349. Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that as many as 278,910 patients who were infected with the virus have regained health so far. Meanwhile, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

Sri Lanka reports 67 more COVID-19 deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 67 more COVID-19 related fatalities that have occurred yesterday (July 31). The new development has pushed the official death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 4,508. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the new victims confirmed today include 31 females and 36 males. One of them is aged below 30 years, ten victims are between 30-59 years and the remaining 56 are aged 60 and above.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

Sri Lanka-Russia direct flights resume after 6 years
Courtesy Adaderana
SriLankan Airlines has resumed direct flights between Sri Lanka and Russia from today (August 01) after six years. The SriLankan Airlines flight UL534, which departed from Moscow, Russia, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport at 06.30 this morning, Ada Derana Airport correspondent said. Accordingly, 51 passengers including foreign tourists were present in the flight. The flight will leave Moscow at 10.20 pm on Fridays and arrive in BIA at 06.10 am on Sundays.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

Organic fertilizer alone cannot ensure food security (Video) - කාබනික පොහොර මගින් පමණක් ආහාර සුරක්ෂිතතාවට යා නොහැකි බවට ප්‍රකාශයක් (වීඩියෝ)
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රසායනික සහ කාබනික පොහොර සම්බන්ධයෙන් මේ වනවිට සමාජය තුළ දැඩි කතාබහක් මතුව තිබෙනවා. එවැනි පසුබිමක පේරාදෙණිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ භෝග විද්‍යා අංශයේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ මහාචාර්ය බුද්ධි මාරඹේ මහතා සඳහන් කළේ කාබනික පොහොර පසට යෙදීම තුළින් පමණක් අවශ්‍ය කරන ආහාර සුරක්ෂිතතාව කරා යා නොහැකි බවයි. https://youtu.be/WFsThfjGLuE There is a heated debate in the society regarding the chemical and organic fertilizers in the market. In such a background, Senior Professor Buddhi Marambe of the Department of Crop Science, University of Peradeniya stated that the application of organic fertilier... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/08/21)

Memories: The Economy: How we once did it. A Message for the IMF
By Garvin Karunaratne , Ph.D. Michigan State University
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2019/11/07/memories-the-economy-how-we-once-did-it-a-message-for-the-imf/... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/21)

Ritualism is not Buddhism – Venerable Galkande Dhammananda
Raj Gonsalkorale
The multi religious and multi ethnic approach taken by the Walpola Rahula Institute (WRI) and its head, Venerable Galkande Dhammananda to advance social healing amongst all people in Sri Lanka and elsewhere is set to take a major step forward with the increasing focus on online programs that could potentially reach vast audiences from the comfort of their homes. In the context of widespread ritualism experienced and expressed as Buddhism in Sri Lanka, the focus on Buddha’s teachings on the principles of his doctrine and the need for society to be healed of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/21)

A point of view on Economist Dr. Razeen Sally delivering the Central Bank’s 69th Anniversary Oration recently.
Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara
 (Dr. Razeen Sally’s speech as reported is given immediately after this response) I am no economist to comment on the observations of an internationally acclaimed top economist. It is a matter for an unbiased local economist who is more qualified or at least equally qualified in modern economics but who knows the local socio-economic and political context better than Sally and who also knows  our socio economic and political back ground as well, better than Sally to respond to his sweeping comments.  But I have few big questions to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/21)

Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Holds Historic Meeting with Ahmadi Muslims from ‘Land of the Prophets’
By A. Abdul Aziz
 “God-willing, one day will come when the Muslim Ummah, under the flag of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him), will enter the Holy Ka’aba.” – Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad On 5 June 2021, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad presided a sixty-five minute virtual meeting with male members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Kababir in Haifa. It was the very first time that people from the Holy Land were blessed with a meeting from Kababir with the representative of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/21)

‘‘ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා දිනය” ක්‍රීඩාශීලීව සැමරීමට අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පෙරමුණ ගනියි.
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය,ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය.
නිරෝගිමත් පරපුරක් ඇති කරලමින් කාර්යක්ෂම හා ඵලදායි මානව සම්පතක් බිහි කිරීමේ අරමුණ ඇතිව ජූලි මස 31 වනදාට යෙදෙන ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා දිනය නිමිත්තෙන් සංවිධානය කළ සැමරුම් වැඩසටහන් මාලාව තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඊයේ (30) දිනය පුරා පැවැත්විණි. තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, ග්‍රාමීය හා පාසල් ක්‍රීඩා යටිතල පහසුකම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය, ක්‍රීඩා සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව සහ ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා සංගම් හා සම්මේලන එක්ව මෙම වැඩසටහන්  මාලාව දියත් කරන ලදි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ක්‍රීඩා ඉතිහාසයේ ප්‍රථම වරට ඔලිම්පික් ජයග්‍රණයක් මව් රටට රැගෙන එමින්  1948 ලන්ඩන් නුවර... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/21)

Covid: Pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin, experts say
By Amara Sophia ElahiBBC News
A device designed to spot early signs of dangerous falls in oxygen levels in Covid patients works less well in those with darker skin, experts are warning. NHS England and medicines regulator, the MHRA, say pulse oximeters may sometimes overestimate oxygen levels. The devices beam light through the blood, and skin pigmentation may affect how light is absorbed, they say. Anyone with concerns is advised to look for changes over time rather than relying on a single reading. NHS England is issuing updated guidance, advising... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/21)

Blueprint for making Indo-Lankan relations “special”
By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, July 31 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan High Commissioner-designate to India, Milinda Moragoda, has submitted to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a detailed blueprint for making Sri Lanka-India relations a “special” one marked by “inter-dependence, mutual respect and affection.” The document, entitled “Integrated Country Strategy for Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India”   covers the entire gamut of bilateral relations, and aims at addressing the “trust deficit” that has marked Sri Lanka-India relations. The idea is to transform the relationship from a narrow “transactional” one to one which will be broad-based and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/21)

Sri Lanka reports 61 more COVID-19 deaths
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 61 more COVID-19 related fatalities that have occurred yesterday (July 30). The new development has pushed the official death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 4,441. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the new victims confirmed today include 36 females and 25 males. None of them are aged below 30 years, nineteen victims are between 30-59 years and the remaining 42 are aged 60 and above.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/21)

Uptick in COVID cases as 2,150 more people test positive
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka saw an uptick in COVID-19 figures, as 2,150 more persons were tested positive for the virus today (July 31), says the Ministry of Health. All new cases are associated with the New Year COVID-19 cluster. The new development has pushed the total number of infections confirmed in the country to date to 308,812. According to official data, more than 27,000 infected patients are currently under medical care at hospitals and treatment centers across the island. Meanwhile, the number of total recoveries reached 277,118 earlier today as 1,906 more... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/08/21)

Is UN One World Government 2030/Agenda 21 & Corona Pandemic linked?
Shenali Waduge
The UN was created in 1945 following the end of World War 2 promising to ensure no future world wars, to respect individual state sovereignty and to not interfere in internal affairs of sovereign states. Since 1945, only 10 countries around the world without a conflict and countries facing conflicts are as a result of proxy interventions and incursions. Within the UN itself mass corruptions and biases go ignored and whistleblowers chastised and cornered. It is plain to see that while democracy dictates requirement to elect governments & representatives and invisible and sinister... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා දින සුබාශිංසනය
නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය
සමස්ත ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නියෝජනය වන පරිදි නව ක්‍රීඩා සංස්කෘතියක් බිහි කිරීමේ උදාර පරමාර්ථය පෙරදැරිව 2021 වසරේ සිට ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කළ “ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා දිනය” වෙනුවෙන් සුබාශිංසන පළ කරනුයේ ඉමහත් සතුටිනි. අභියෝග හමුවේ ලොව ජය ගැනීමට ක්‍රීඩාවෙන් ලැබෙන දායකත්වය අති මහත්ය. ජය පරාජය විඳ දරාගන්නා ශක්තිමත් මිනිසෙකු නිර්මාණය කිරීම පමණක් නොව නිරෝගීමත් පුරවැසියෙකු රටේ අනාගතය වෙනුවෙන් නිර්මාණය කිරීම ද අප සැමගේ වගකීමකි. ඩන්කන් වයිට් මහතා ඔලිම්පික් තරගාවලියක දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව වෙනුවෙන් පළමු රිදී පදක්කම දිනාදුන් දිනය සිහිපත් කරමින් “ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා දිනය” ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කිරීමට ලැබීම මා ලැබූ භාග්‍යයක් කොට සළකමි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

JR Jayewardene and the July 1983 Anti-Tamil Violence
By D. B. S. Jeyaraj Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Lands and Mahaweli Development Minister Gamini Dissanayake warned Tamils that it would require 14 hours for Indian troops to come and rescue them but the Sinhalese could destroy them in 14 minutes if they wanted to On Sunday July 24, mobs began moving in the direction of Borella and Thimbirigasaya from Kanatte. Tamil homes and businesses were attacked and set on fire. As the Esala full moon shone brightly from a not-so-cloudy sky, clouds of smoke from burning Tamil establishments spiralled upwards ByD.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

Baseball-'Best ball in the world' gets mud bath, gloved treatment
Paresh Dave Courtesy Reuters
YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 30 (Reuters) - They hail from Sri Lanka, enjoy 30-second rubs in U.S. mud, get top-notch service in Japan because of the pandemic and are called the best in the world by Joe Ryan, an Olympian who played the game of his life on Friday. They are the Olympic baseballs, 144 of them freshly unwrapped before each of the 16 games at Tokyo 2020. Made by Japan sporting goods company SSK Corp in Sri Lanka, the roughly 145g white spheres with red laces and black-ink logos are gaining attention... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

Sri Lankan bishops urge government to reopen schools
UCA News reporter, Colombo
Catholic bishops have urged the Sri Lankan government to reopen schools and take drastic measures to stop the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the poor. "The children will be able to learn not only the sciences but also achieve emotional, psychological and spiritual health, interact with their teachers, their fellow students and friends, and engage in extracurricular and sports activities with their peers in order to achieve a sense of emotional balance," said Bishop Winston S. Fernando, head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Sri Lanka, in a press statement on... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

Glasgow woman raped on Sri Lanka holiday finally gets justice 11 years after traumatising attack
By Sarah Ward Courtesy Glasgow Times
A TOURIST who was raped by a hotel worker at a glamorous resort in Sri Lanka 11 years ago has finally won her quest for justice after the tour operator was held liable. The woman, now aged in her 40s, was on holiday with her husband in July 2010 at the Club Bentota Hotel on Paradise Island for a 15-night all inclusive holiday. The couple booked the holiday through package tour operator Kuoni. In the early hours of July 17 the woman, from Glasgow, was walking through... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

British Army’s Unjust Killing of Edward Henry Pedris
By Major General (Retired) Ranjith Rajapathirana Courtesy Ceylon Today
Julie Hathai; 7 July 1915 eventually became a phrase signifying a major calamity. It is one of the darkest days in the annals of history on which date, young Edward Henry Pedris, age 28 years (1887-1915) and a scion of an immensely wealthy elite SinhaleseBuddhist family in Colombo, was asassinated by a Panjabi firing squad, consequent to an unlawful sentence passed by the Court Martial. Incidentally on 2 March 1815, 100 years previously, the British solemnly undertook to protect Buddhism but did exactly the opposite by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

AG informs Supreme Court: Bathiudeens supplied State-owned copper to bomber
Kamal Weeraratne (RP) Courtesy Ceylon Today
Attorney General Sanjaya Rajaratnam yesterday informed the Supreme Court a probe conducted into the April 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, had revealed that SJB MP Rishad Bathiudeen and his sibling Riyaj Bathiudeen had supplied a stock of State-owned copper, at a concessionary rate, to a copper factory owned by a bomber, who blew himself up during the attacks. He said MP Bathiudeen had done this misusing his Ministerial powers at the time. The SJB MP and his brother are presently detained by the CID for interrogation in connection with the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

Organic fertiliser
By Jayasri Priyalal Courtesy The Island
Doing the right thing the wrong way Nurturing nature is the right thing to do when mother nature is struggling to adjust to the manufactured damages taking their toll and challenging the mutual cohabitation of all living beings on earth. Feeding seven billion people with depleted natural resources and a degraded environment is a mammoth task for humanity. During the past ten millennia, homo sapiens have evolved to adjust and move ahead with their advanced cognitive abilities. However, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, there is ample evidence and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

Mothers concerned regarding fertilizer issue
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Some Scandinavian countries and Bhutan who have converted to organic fertilizer have only achieved 18% and 10% respectively after 10 to 15 years  This is for the kind attention H.E. the President and the Cabinet of Ministers.  We are a group representing the mothers of this country. We are also professionals who have served this country for over 50 years and have contributed our share to the development of the country.  Whilst we welcome the Government’s policy to introduce organic fertilizer to the agricultural sector, we are gravely... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

All public sector employees called back to duty from August
Courtesy Adaderana
The government has decided to call all employees of public service back to duty from the 2nd of August (Monday), subject to COVID-19 health guidelines, the President’s Media Division said in a press release issued today (July 30). Secretary to the President, P.B. Jayasundera has informed the decision to the Secretary of the Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry J.J. Rathnasiri. The presidential secretary has given additional directives to revoke all circulars issued permitting work from home arrangements and limited number of staff members to be present at the workplace... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

Coronavirus: 56 new victims take death toll to 4,380
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has registered 56 more COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Thursday (July 29). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 4,380. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims confirmed today include 38 males and 18 females. Reportedly, among the victims are fifteen were aged between 30-59 years and the remaining 41 were aged 60 and above.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

Daily COVID cases count tops 2,400 today
Courtesy Adaderana
A total of 825 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 30), increasing the daily count of positive cases to 2,460. According to the Government Information Department, 2,455 of the new cases reported today have been associated with the New Year cluster. The new development has brought Sri Lanka’s confirmed coronavirus cases tally to 306,662. Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that as many as 275,212 patients who were infected with the virus have regained health so far. Meanwhile, the death toll now stands at 4,380. More than... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

Secretary to the Ministry of Finance on printing money (video)
Courtesy Hiru News
Secretary to the Ministry of Finance S.R. Attygalle states that printing money takes place even when the economy is stable. https://youtu.be/7hdjkdvQDhI He was speaking at a media briefing held in Colombo today (30). The Secretary to the Ministry of Finance further clarified regarding the payment of salaries of public servants.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/07/21)

Candour without caution dangerous naivety
By Rohana R. Wasala
It was recently reported in the media that Public Security Minister Rear Admiral (Retd) Sarath Weerasekera had said that all young persons above the age of 18 years should be given military training in order to inculcate disciplinary values in them. He was speaking at the opening of a new police station at Hirana in Panadura last week. According to The Island/July 19, 2021, the Minister referred to the prevalent opinion about the young generation (i.e., children and young adults in education generally, I presume) that they have no respect for discipline, obedience to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/07/21)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 21Ha
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Revised 1.8.21 When the Tamil civilians found that they were getting caught in the gunfire between the army and the LTTE, in the last phase of Eelam War IV, they decided to get out of the war zone, into which they had run so eagerly. They ran to the government sector, across the lagoon. Television news showed these hostages streaming in to the government sector between April and May 2009. The Sri Lankan armed forces rescued nearly 290,000 Tamil civilians in this manner. This is considered the largest humanitarian operation in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/07/21)

Two Clarion Calls for the Sinhala Nation
Dr Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara
I send two important messages to the nation with this call 1. Assert and protect our sovereignty, independence, freedom and political stability as an Independent country as an equal before any other world nation by keeping foreign Ambassadors in their due place (This call is for the Government)  2 Give up the bane of Political parties which have destroyed this nation and restore our own system of government based on the roots of our civilization, if you want to save and once again build up a united and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/07/21)

ජාතික රෝහලේ නව මෞත්‍ර ලිංගික ශල්‍ය වෛද්‍ය සහ වකුගඩු රෝග විද්‍යාතනය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ අතින් විවෘත වෙයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික රෝහල් පරිශ්‍රයේ ඉදි කරන ලද නව මෞත්‍ර ලිංගික ශල්‍ය වෛද්‍ය සහ වකුගඩු රෝග විද්‍යාතන ගොඩනැගිල්ල ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සුරතින් අද (29) දින පෙරවරුවේ දී විවෘත විය. නිදහස් සෞඛ්‍ය සේවයේ ප්‍රතිලාභ සමස්ත ජනතාවට සමීප කිරීමේ උදාර අරමුණ පෙරදැරිව ඊ.ඒ.එම් මැලිබන් ටෙක්ස්ටයිල් පෞද්ගලික සමාගම සිය පූර්ණ ධන පරිත්‍යාගයෙන් මෙම තෙමහල් ගොඩනැගිල්ල ඉදිකර තිබේ. දැඩි සත්කාර ඒකක ඇඳන් 13 කින් ද සමන්විත මෙම විද්‍යායතනය ඉදිකිරීම සඳහා වැය කළ මුදල රුපියල් මිලියන 300කට ආසන්න වේ. සමරු ඵලකය නිරාවරණය කරමින් නව මෞත්‍ර ලිංගික ශල්‍ය වෛද්‍ය සහ වකුගඩු රෝග විද්‍යාතන ගොඩනැගිල්ල... -Full Story-
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ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශ සංරක්ෂණයට වහා පියවර ගන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් නියෝගයක්
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
දිවයින පුරා ජනතාවට පානීය ජලය ලබාදීමේ ව්‍යාපෘති කඩිනම් කිරීමට සමඟාමීව ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශ සංරක්ෂණය සඳහා වහා පියවර ගන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඊයේ (28) පස්වරුවේ නියෝග කළේය. ජල සම්පාදන අමාත්‍යංශයේ නිලධාරීන් සමඟ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේය. ඒ අනුව ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශ සංරක්ෂණය කරමින් එම ප්‍රදේශ ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීම සඳහා පරිසර අමාත්‍යංශය හා ඒකාබද්ධ වැඩපිළිවෙලක් සකස් කරන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මෙහි දී ජලසම්පාදන අමාත්‍යතුමා ඇතුළු නිලධාරීන්ට උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මෙම සාකච්ඡාවේ දී මෙසේ ද සඳහන් කළේය. “දිවයින පුරා ජනතාවට පානීය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/07/21)

තංගල්ල නගර සභාවේ නව සභාපතිවරයා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ඉදිරියේ දිවුරුම් දෙයි
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
තංගල්ල නගර සභාවේ නව සභාපති ඩබ්ලිව්. පී. ආරියදාස මහතා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඉදිරියේ දී අද (29) දින පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී දිවුරුම් දුන්නේය. සාගර විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ විශ්‍රාමික උපදේශකවරයෙකු වූ ආරියදාස මහතා වසර තුනකට වැඩි කාලයක් නාගරික මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙකු ලෙස කටයුතු කර ඇත. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ හිටපු සභාපති රවිදු වෙදආරච්චි  මහතාව එම පක්ෂය විසින් ඉවත් කිරීම හේතුවෙන් පුරප්පාඩු වූ සභාපතිධූරයට  ඩබ්ලිව්. පී. ආරියදාස මහතා තේරී පත්වූයේ රහස් ඡන්දයකිනි. මෙම අවස්ථාවට ආයෝජන හා ගුවන් සේවා රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ඩී.වී. චානක, ශ්‍රි ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ලේකම් සාගර කාරියවසම්, අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය අතිරේක ලේකම්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/07/21)

කැබිතිගොල්ලෑව කණුගහවැව ආදර්ශ ගම්මානයේ නව නිවාස හා ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ රැසක් ජනතා අයිතියට පත්කෙරේ.
තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය,ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය. 
ග්‍රාමීය සංවර්ධනය යථාර්ථයක් කරන්නට තැනූ වේදිකාව ‘‘ගම සමඟ පිළිසදරක්‘‘ සිව්වන වැඩසටහනේ දී අතිගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පොරොන්දු වූ පරිදි කණුගහවැව ආදරණීය ජනතාවගේ අපේක්ෂා මල්ඵල ගන්වමින් කැබිතිගොල්ලෑව කණුගහවැව ආදර්ශ ගම්මානයේ නව නිවාස හා ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ රැසක්  ගම සමග පිළිසඳර ග්‍රාමීය සංවර්ධන ජනාධිපති කාර්ය සාධන බලකායේ සභාපති අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද (29) වන දින ජනතා අයිතියට පත් කෙරිණි. ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණය කිරිමේ කටයුතුවල දෙවන අදියර යටතේ සිදුකළ නව ඉදිකිරිම් හා ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණය කළ ගොඩනැගිලි ජනතා අයිතියට පත්කිරීම ගුවන් හමුදාවේ 70 වන සංවත්සරයට සමගාමීව සිදුවිය. මෙහිදී කැබිතිගොල්ලෑව කණුගහවැව... -Full Story-
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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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  • Historical Development of Sinhala and Scripts click on the links!!
    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

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