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Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya

The historic Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya situated in the outskirts of Colombo is a Buddhist shrine of utmost significance. As recorded in the Mahavamsa, Kelaniya is a place visited by the Buddha in the early 5th century BCE.

Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya
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UNP battle for nomination ends with Pyrrhic victory for Premadasa

An eventful week in Sri Lankan politics that saw the naming of Sajith Premadasa as presidential candidate of the ruling UNP (United National Party) illustrates the dictum well.

UNP battle for nomination ends with Pyrrhic victory for Premadasa
UNP battle for nomination ends with Pyrrhic victory for Premadasa
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The Han Supremacists of China – Part 1

‘Sinicization’ is defined as bringing people who are not of Chinese descent under the influence of Chinese culture. Truly speaking, it is a process where societies that are traditionally non-Chinese are put under the influence of the Han Chinese communities, by adapting to their culture, customs, and way of life.

The Han Supremacists of China – Part 1
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UNESCO warns time running out for Sri Lanka’s prized heritage

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) expressed its interest to help secure Sri Lanka’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) on 26 September, while issuing a warning that Sri Lanka is fast losing the prized practices as they ‘are fading away rapidly.’

Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka (left) meets Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen at the ICTPDPCDSDVT Ministry on 26 September.
Eric Falt, Director of UNESCO,  (second from left) meets Sri Lanka’s Minister Rishad Bathiudeen (third from left), Himali Jinadasa, UNESCO Focal Point - (far left), R.D.S.Kumararatne (Director General of Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission-third from right), Nilmini Diyabedanage- Director General of the University of Vocational Technology (second from right) and Heshani Bogollagama, Chairman of the National Craft Council (far right) look on at the ICTPDPCDSDVT Ministry.
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Doors Open for Sri Lankan Construction Companies in Africa

Sri Lankan construction companies participated at the 16th Ethio-Con International Construction Exhibition held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24th-27th September, 2019, secured new business opportunities in the African Continent.

Doors Open for Sri Lankan Construction Companies in Africa
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AGM of Sri Lanka India Society- Oldest and largest friendship society in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka India Society (SLIS) held its Annual General Meeting on September 30, 2019 in Colombo. Patron of the Society, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the chief guest at the event.

AGM of Sri Lanka India Society-  Oldest and largest friendship society in Sri Lanka
AGM of Sri Lanka India Society-  Oldest and largest friendship society in Sri Lanka
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The 74th UNGA highlights the ‘disquiet’ world we live in

The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened the past week amid simmering tension in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which Saudi Arabia and the United States blame on Iran. It also came just days after millions of young activists and their supporters marched in thousands of cities worldwide to demand greater action on climate change.

The 74th UNGA highlights the ‘disquiet’ world we live in
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Indian Occupied Kashmir Is Calling Out Loud, While the World Plays Deaf

Article 370 of the Indian constitution gave special status to the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir which, at the time of partition, was annexed with the mainland India at the behest of its Hindu ruler Maharaja Hari Singh. The article 370 along with Article 35A, stated that the Jammu and Kashmir state's residents will live under a separate set of laws, including those related to citizenship, ownership of property, and fundamental rights, as compared to people of other Indian states.

Indian Occupied Kashmir Is Calling Out Loud, While the World Plays Deaf
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Saints Give Marching Orders to the Shahjahanpur Swami

Chianmayanand may no longer be able to call himself ‘Swami’ or a ‘saint’ if an association of his peer saints sticks to its decision at the October 10 session of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad in Hardwar. It has been nearly a month that the allegation of him raping a 23-year-old woman in his Shahjahanpur (UP) ashram surfaced. Since then the police in UP has seemed more interested in harassing the victim, with the SIT questioning her for nearly 12 hours, while showing no interest in arresting or even questioning the ‘Swami’ till the other day.

 'Swamy' Chianmayanand
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Paigham-e-Pakistan Fatwa an Achievement for Whole Muslim Ummah

Nation has been misguided for long time by the terrorists and their affiliates on to the righteousness of the Pakistan’s official position in the war on Terror.

Pakistan Clerics Issue Fatwa Against Terror in Name of Religion
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