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Indian Elections and Sri Lanka: fresh start or more of the same?

The Indian elections are now on. And they might have repercussions on Sri Lanka. India is the only country that after Independence has interfered directly in Sri Lanka. This was with a Congress government training and arming around one dozen Tamil groups.

Indian Elections and Sri Lanka: fresh start or more of the same?
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Foundation stone laid for the first Korea – Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in South Korea

The foundation stone laying ceremony of the “Korea–Sri Lanka Mahaviharaya”, the first-ever Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in South Korea, was held in the city of Pyeongtaek, situated about 80 km away from the capital city of Seoul, on Sunday 4th May 2014 with the participation of a large number of representatives of the Sri Lankan and Korean communities, including Korean and Sri Lankan Buddhist monks and devotees residing in the Republic of Korea.

Foundation stone laid for the first Korea – Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in South Korea
Foundation stone laid for the first Korea – Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in South Korea
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U.S. Embassy grants $100,000 towards conservation of Rajagala Buddhist monastery

Ambassador Michele J. Sison toured the Rajagala Buddhist monastery archeological site with Department of Archaeology senior officials on May 9, 2014. Expert conservation work at this heritage site is being performed thanks to a U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation grant of 13 million rupees ($100,000).

Ven. Dambara Amila Thero – Senior Lecturer, Sri Jayewardenepura University, U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison, Dr. N.L.A. Karunaratne, Vice Chancellor, Sri Jayewardenepura University, Professor P.B. Mandawala, Sri Jayewardenepura University, at the 30-foot reclining Buddha statue, one of the highlights of the Rajagala forest mediation site.
Restoration work is underway at many of the archeological sites within the Rajagala Buddhist Monastery, with support from the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.
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Pakistan Naval Ship PNS SHAMSHEER in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill Visit

Pakistan Naval Ships PNS SHAMSHEER will be arriving at Colombo Port for a 3-day visit from on 13-15 May 2014.

Pakistan Naval Ship PNS SHAMSHEER in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill Visit
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Kayts Magistrate further remanded Kamalendran & other two suspects till 27th May

Kayts Magistrate Selvanayakam Lenin Kumar today further remanded Kandasamy Kamalendran, Lundan Sasindran and Rexigan's wife Enida Rexigan till 27th of this month.

Kayts Magistrate further remanded Kamalendran & other two suspects till 27th May
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President Rajapaksa Congratulates South African President on ANC Election Victory

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to South African President Jacob Zuma with a congratulatory message on the “resounding victory secured by the African National Congress (ANC)” at the recently-concluded general elections.

South African President Jacob Zuma
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Maj Gen Prasad Samarasinghe - New Army Chief of Staff

Major General Prasad Samarasinghe has been appointed the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army with effect from May 16. Maj Gen Samarasinghe joined Sri Lanka Army as an Officer Cadet in 1980.

Maj Gen Prasad Samarasinghe - New Army  Chief of Staff
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