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President Pays Tribute to Kenya’s Founding Father

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday paid tribute to Kenya’s first president the late Jomo Kenyatta by laying a wreath at the mausoleum in Parliament buildings in Nairobi.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning, visited the former Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta’s mausoleum, located at the Parliament buildings in Nairobi, to pay tribute to the man who became the country’s first president.  - Pix by Sudath Silva
President Mahinda Rajapaksa was escorted to the mausoleum of former President Jomo Kenyatta by Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto. Jomo Kenyatta, the Father of current President Uhuru Kenyatta’s, is considered the Founding Father of Kenya due to his leading role in Kenya’s independence movement.
Following prayers by Christian and Islamic religious leaders, President Mahinda Rajapaksa laid a wreath and paid his respects.
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Pakistan and Sri Lanka agrees to Enhance Cooperation in Counter Terrorism and Maritime Security

The visiting Naval Chief of Pakistan Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, NI (M) visited Sri Lankan Naval Headquarters today (December 13, 2013). Admiral Sandila was received by Commander Sri Lankan Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage upon his arrival at Sri Lankan Navy Headquarters in Colombo.

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President Rajapaksa Visits Nairobi Buddhist Temple

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday morning, visited the Nairobi Buddhist Temple, located in a suburb of Nairobi.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa presents atapirikara to the head priest of the Nairobi Buddhist Temple Bhante Wimala. Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga can be seen worshipping in the background. - Pix by Sudath Silva
President Mahinda Rajapksa, this morning, visited the Nairobi Buddhist Temple, located in a suburb of Nairobi. This Theravada Buddhist temple that has been functioning for more than a decade consists of a stupa, a meditation hall and a residence for monks.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen here talking with Sri Lankans resident in Kenya who gathered at the Nairobi Buddhist Temple to welcome the President.
	President Mahinda Rajapaksa poses for a photograph with the head priest of the temple Bhante Wimala and members of the Sri Lankan community living in Kenya.
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ASICON 2013 calls for fully utilizing domestic competencies in fighting AIDS

The 6th National Conference of AIDS Society of India (ASICON 2013) which has brought together over 700 HIV medical experts from across India with a distinguished national and international faculty opened in Mumbai. Dr IS Gilada, President of the conference and also heads AIDS Society of India (ASI) said: “to strengthen south-south collaboration between Africa and India and to promote mutual information exchange and learning in fight against AIDS, ASICON 2013 is being inaugurated by Minister of Health from Tanzania.”

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Ancient Indian invasion of Lanka reenacted in Oklahoma City with Lord Hanuman

The perennial battle between the Bharatha Nation (India) and Lanka takes different forms: In India's epic 'Ramayana' the invasion and lethal battle is to retrieve an abducted wife; then the Cholas' invaded and occupied parts of Lanka in later years followed by the Lankan rulers to seek military help of the Pandyans to chase the Cholas; Then the Pallawa's had a hand in the affairs of Lanka; in recent times, the great visionary Pannikkar set India's twentieth century foreign policy trajectory to diplomatically influence Lanka, and rest of South Asia; Now the ancient battle of Rama and Ravaan with Hanuman in the center is being enacted in the American city of Oklahoma.

Hanuman: The Mighty Ape of the Hindu Epics
Ancient Indian invasion of Lanka reenacted in Oklahoma City with Lord Hanuman
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Sumanthiran Blasts Northern Province Governor on his Ignorance on the Constitution of Sri Lanka

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran blasted Northern Province Governor on his Ignorance on the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

M.A. Sumanthiran M.P.
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