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Mirrored Images – An Anthology of Sri Lankan Poetry

A recently published book “Mirrored Images - An Anthology of Sri Lankan Poetry” Edited by Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha was launched in Toronto at an event organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa and, the Consulate General’s Office in Toronto. The Anthology brings together the poetry of 89 poets including translations from Sinhala and Tamil together with poems written in English.

Mirrored Images – An Anthology of Sri Lankan Poetry
Mirrored Images – An Anthology of Sri Lankan Poetry
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Sri Lanka – China relations elevated to a “Strategic cooperation partnership”

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to elevate Sri Lanka and China relations to a “strategic cooperation partnership” at the summit talks between the two Presidents during President Rajapaksa’s State Visit to China from 27th – 30th May 2013.

Sri Lanka – China relations elevated to a “Strategic cooperation partnership”
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Bellanwila Rajamahvihara receives gift of tusker from Myanmar government

A baby tusker was gifted to the Bellanwila Rajamahavihara by the Government of Myanmar. External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris was present at the handing over ceremony at the temple on Tuesday.

Bellanwila  Rajamahvihara  receives  gift of tusker from Myanmar government
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Pakistani Envoy meets Sri Lankan Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy

The High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Major General (Retired) Qasim Qureshi, paid a courtesy call on Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy, Government of Sri Lanka.

Pakistani Envoy meets Sri Lankan Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy
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Donation of Buddha Statue and Vesak Celebrations organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Shanghai

A timely donation of Buddha statues to Sri Lankan Missions abroad by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in 2011 resulted in making Sri Lanka known among the people living in Tiantai, a remote yet famous town in Zhejiang Province.

Donation of Buddha Statue and Vesak Celebrations organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Shanghai
Donation of Buddha Statue and Vesak Celebrations organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Shanghai
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UNP divorces its 1978 Constitution; Sri Lanka set for reconciliation through constitutional reform

At long last, the United National Party has decided to divorce its 1978 constitution and pave the way for a more democratic, inclusive constitution. Amongst many of the positive features contained in the discussion paper issued by the UNP, the abolition of the Executive Presidency, the restoration of the independent commissions as per the 17th Amendment to the constitution and broad basing of executive power stand out as key initiatives.

Ranil Wickremasinghe is seen presenting UNP proposal
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