Special Puja to bless the President, Government and People of Sri Lanka.

To celebrate the the 3rd anniversary of HE Maithrilapa Sirisena's victory on 8th of January 2015, which led to a social economic and political revolution in Sri Lanka, a special Puja was organised in London by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party UK Branch.

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Celebrate Independence with a Pirith Ceremony

The month of January 2018 strikes a chord with the writer for two reasons; firstly he has grown older by yet another year, and secondly, it dawns on his second anniversary with Ceylon Today Newspaper.

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Blessings for the new year at London Buddhist Vihara

A large groups of devotees from Sri Lankan, British and many other communities living in England visited the London Buddhist Vihara on 1st January 2018 to offer prayers and take part in various religious programmes
From early in the morning Buddha Puja, Buddha Wandanaa, Dhana and Pirith Chanting were held to bless everyone who visited the Vihara and special arrangements were made to chant Seth Pirith during pre-arranged times of the day.

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Large crowds of devotees at Kingsbury Temple on New Year's Day.

On the 1st January Sri Saddatissa International Buddhist Centre held various religious programmes to welcome the New Year. Large crowds of devotees visited the temple through out the day.

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Fearful Samsaara movie- Viewer Comments - VIDEO

When clouds gather in high skies, they are usually accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder. In the same manner, education too should be accompanied by wisdom, knowledge, and intelligence. Children of today are going to be the future citizens of this nation.

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ADIOS 2017

Twelve months have faded away like the stars, and it feels like yesterday. Here again, we are on the eve of another new year with full of hopes. Everyone, in Sri Lanka, expected so many changes, year on year, particularly from the dawn of January 2015, with full of optimism and expectations once the 'Yahapalanaya' Government was elected to office. Nearly three years have lapsed since, yet the outlook has become grim and dismal with corruption, bribery, and politicians becoming labelled as 'deal captains'! With the much speculated local government council elections due in February 2018, people need to pull out their crystal ball once again to have a vigilant look in a mindful manner, if and to whom, they should vote for.

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Grip on your Sarong

The latest chorus song by Sunil Perera, Desmond de Silva, Anesley Dias, and Rajiv Sebastian, dedicated to the theme, 'The Sarong,' is doing the normal rounds on the Internet, and via emails. The song itself is humorously entertaining. I have written earlier too, on this subject, but the latest hit song about the 'Sarama' inspired me to write about it again.

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The Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre, in Kingsbury held its annual Inter Faith Ceremony and the commemoration of the 2004 Tsunami tragedy on Friday 17th December 2017.

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The annual commemorative ceremony was held in London in memory of late Venerable Gangodawila Soma Thera by the Isipathana Old Boys Association UK branch. Venerable Soma Thera was a past pupil of Isipathana College and in 1974 ordained as a novice monk under the guidance of Most Venerable Madihe Pannaseeha Maha Nayake Thera and Venerable Ampitiye Rahula Maha Thera.

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