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The President worshiped the temple of the tooth and received blessings for the New Year. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:53

President Mahinda Rajapakse worshiped the temple of the tooth in Kandy this morning and received blessings for the New Year. Then the President met Mahanayaka of the Malawatte chapter Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala thera and had a mutual discussion. The thera and maha Sangha invoked blessings to the president by chanting Pirith. The president than visited Asgiriya Maha Viharaya and met the Mahanayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha thera and received blessings of the Maha Sangha as well. The mahanayaka thera informed the President on the fact that, photos of the Buddha printed on newspapers and magazines are being abused by unscrupulous traders and individuals. The thera pointed out that scraps of paper with photos of Buddha and important religious places are used as paper serviettes and various cleaning purposes. These activities can be considered as an insult to the sacredness of the Buddhism.

The President also visited the Rajopawanaram

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The President worshiped the temple of the tooth and received blessings for the New Year. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:19

President Mahinda Rajapakse worshiped the temple of the tooth in Kandy this morning and received blessings for the New Year. Then the President met Mahanayaka of the Malawatte chapter Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala thera and had a mutual discussion. The thera and maha Sangha invoked blessings to the president by chanting Pirith. The president than visited Asgiriya Maha Viharaya and met the Mahanayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha thera and received blessings of the Maha Sangha as well. The mahanayaka thera informed the President on the fact that, photos of the Buddha printed on newspapers and magazines are being abused by unscrupulous traders and individuals.

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A fuel supply service for aircrafts at Mattala International Airport is to be setup. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:15

The Civil Aviation Authority is to establish a fuel supply service for aircrafts landing at Mattala International Airport. Chairman of the Authority Prasanna Wicremasuriya says a fuel storage complex has already been constructed at a cost of 40 million US Dollars for this purpose. About 3 million liters of fuel can be stored in this storage complex.

 
International commendations for Sri Lanka's rehabilitation programme. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:01

Army media spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya says that it was a hilarious act to publish a report comprising photographs of a group of army officials in a website called British Tamil Union. It only contained information and photographs published in the army websites. The motive for publication of such information is to receive propaganda. There are around 100 websites in the internet connected to the security divisions. These publications do not amount to publishing information on security.

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The Police request the public to be vigilant on suspicious terrorist activities in the country. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:17

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana says security forces are responsible to prevent re-emerging terrorism and repulse the attempts made by some elements to create ethnic and religious disharmony in the country. The intelligent services have been strengthened and continuous investigations are being carried out to identify such elements. At a press briefing held in Colombo the police media spokesman said that 106 suspects have been taken into custody in connection with such incidents.

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The political parties are preparing to celebrate The International Labour Day in a grand manner. The Alliance May Day rally will be held in Campbell Park in Borella. The UNP May Day rally will be conducted in Ampara. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:02

Secretary of the Sri Lanka Independent Workers Union Lesley Devendra says plans are underway to celebrate in grandeur this year's World Labour Day as well. The May Day procession and the rally of the United People's Freedom People's Alliance will be conducted with the participation of constituent political parties of the Alliance. The UPFA May Day procession will commence from the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapakse Theatre in Colombo at 12 noon on May Day. President Mahinda Rajapakse will preside over the alliances May Day rally at the Campbell Park in Borella at 3.00 pm.

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The authority in charge of resettlement of persons in the North says that resettlement activities were carried out in an extremely justifiable manner. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:00

Commander in chief of security forces in the Wanni region Major General Bonifus Perera said that resettlement of persons in the northern province was conducted in a fair manner following the defeat of terrorism. Priority was given for the resettlement of the Tamil people in their original places of residence. Thereafter the Sinhala and Muslim communities were resettled in their original places of residence. The resettlement programme was carried out within a short period as three years.

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