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President Participates in Mahelas Farewell Ceremony

Sri Lanka bade farewell to their former test and ODI captain Mahela Jayawardena this morning (18 August) as he helped his side to win the second test and the series 2-0 against Pakistan in Colombo. He scored 54 runs in his final inning of test cricket. President Mahinda Rajapaksa also graced the occasion to witness Sri Lanka’s cricket legend’s final hours of play in test cricket at SSC grounds.

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68th Independence Day of India celebrations in Colombo

The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community living in Sri Lanka celebrated the 68th Independence Day of India on Friday, 15 August 2014 at India House in Colombo. According to the traditions, Indian High Commissioner in Colombo, Mr. Y.K. Sinha commenced the celebrations by raising the Indian National Flag, a symbol of unity and stability of India followed by inspecting a Guard of Honour presented by the BSF contingent.

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Matale Field Officers get 1000 motorcycles

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who attended several programmes in Matale District yesterday (12 August), distributed over 1000 motorcycles among field officers attached to the state services. They had all the reason to smile as this is another step taking forward the program of providing motorcycles to state officers promised by the government.

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Annual Sri Dalada Perahara comes to an end Diyawadana Nilame hands over the Sannasa to the President

Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela handed over the Sannasa this afternoon (11 August) to President Mahinda Rajapaksa informing the successful completion of the Kandy Sri Dalada Esala Perahera-2014 at the President’s House, Kandy. The final Randoli Perahera of the annual Esala Perahera Festival that centres the Dalada Maligawa paraded the streets magnificently last night on Nikini Full Moon Poya Day. The Perahera concluded today morning with the water cutting Day Perahera parading on the streets.

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මහාචාර්ය වල්පොළ රාහුල හිමි සැමරුම් වැඩසටහන 2014-07-20

මහාචාර්ය වල්පොළ රාහුල හිමි අනුස්මරණ වැඩසටහන, 2014-07-20 දින සවස කොළඹ 7, ධර්මවිජය පදනමේදී පැවැත්විණි. දේශන පූජ්‍ය අගලකඩ සිරිසුමන හිමි සහ අමාත්‍ය පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක මහතා විසින් පවත්වන ලදී.

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Lack of Facilities at Tamil Dhaham Pasala in Jaffna

Priyantha Kurugala - It is increasingly difficult to continue the Tamil medium Dhamma School in Jaffna due to lack of facilities, Tamil Buddhist Association President A Ravi Kumar told the Daily News.

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New Chief of Staff Takes Over Duties at AHQ

Major General S.A.P.P Samarasinghe RSP USP psc, new Chief of Staff of the Army assumed duties Tuesday (20) morning during a simple ceremony at his office at the Army Headquarters.

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Certain foreign embassies guided programmes mislead school children

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that school children should not be allowed to fall prey to the whims and fancies of various elements. He said certain groups are ready to cause destruction to the education of school children to achieve their political objectives and narrow personal gains. The President made these remarks at the opening ceremony of the Mahindodaya Technical Laboratory at the Thalawa Maha Vidyalaya in Anuradhapura this morning (09 April)

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President Rajapaksa participates in an ordination ceremony of 75 Buddhist monks at Ruwanweli Seya

President Mahinda Rajapaksa participated in several religious observances and paid homage to the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya in Anuradhapura this morning (08 April). Later, the President called on the Chief Incumbent of the Atamasthanaya Venerable Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayake Thera and received his blessings after a brief discussion. The President also inspected the ongoing construction work within the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi sacred site.

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No room for Casinos- President Rajapaksa

President Rajapaksa has emphatically mentioned that there is no room for the introduction of casinos.  The President highlighted that although permission has been granted for the construction of luxury hotels, the establishment of casinos had not approved. Opportunities have been afforded for foreign entrepreneurs to invest in Sri Lanka. Accordingly a star hotel will be coming up along D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha in Colombo. The President made these remarks at a meeting with editors of national newspapers and representatives of the print and electronic media at Temple Trees this morning (24 April).

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