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UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon offers Vesak Day Message

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in a Vesak Day message pointed out that Vesak Day is a celebration for Buddhists worldwide and an opportunity for all members of the international community to benefit from their rich traditions.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon
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Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul represents Sri Lanka at the 2013 Seoul Friendship Fair

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Seoul participated in the 18th Seoul Friendship Fair, Korea’s largest multicultural fair, on the 4th and 5th of May 2013 at the Seoul City Centre, which is one of the prominent tourist attractions in South Korea.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul represents Sri Lanka at the 2013 Seoul Friendship Fair
Sri Lanka Embassy in Seoul represents Sri Lanka at the 2013 Seoul Friendship Fair
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Woolwich slaying, an act against Islam

We highly commend the statements made by the British prime-minister, David Cameron and London mayor, Boris Johnson to defuse a situation otherwise will be capitalized by the British extreme rightist movements.

Young soldier Drummer Lee Rigby with his  2-year-old son Jack.
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Multi Religious Event to Commemorate War Heroes Day in Dubai

Members of the Sri Lankan Community in association with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Dubai organized a multi religious event to commemorate War Heroes who sacrificed their lives to defeat terrorism in the country on 19th May 2013 at the Consulate premises.

Multi Religious Event to Commemorate War Heroes Day in Dubai
Multi Religious Event to Commemorate War Heroes Day in Dubai
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Justice Saleem Marsoof was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice

Supreme Court Judge Saleem Marsoof was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple trees today (23).

Justice Saleem Marsoof  takes oath  as the Acting Chief Justice (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
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Head of Commonwealth Business Council Calls on Prof G L Peiris

Mr. Peter Callaghan, Director General of the Commonwealth Business Council, called on Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, for discussions relating to the arrangements under way for the Business Forum which will be held in Colombo in November on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris meeting Commonwealth Business Council Director General Peter Callaghan.
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President Participates in Sil Campaigns in Schools

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Thursday (23) visited several schools in Colombo which had organized Sil campaigns to mark Vesak Week.

Vesak programmes in all schools – President meets some children observing religious rites. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
President  Participates in Sil Campaigns in Schools
President  Participates in Sil Campaigns in Schools
President  Participates in Sil Campaigns in Schools
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Government has no intention of repealing the 13th Amendment

Government has no intention of repealing the 13th Amendment or introduce amendments to the Constitution to remove police and land powers to the provinces.

Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa
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