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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2059

A hero’s welcome to President Rajapaksa

Stepping on the  soil of Sri Lanka  President  Mahinda Rajapaksa  knelt down  and   kissed  ‘Mathrubhumi’ an act of veneration as a "Senehabara Rajaputhra" - creating history as the Leader who ultimately freed this Great Land from the scourge of terrorism – (Alfred Senivaratne)Stepping on the soil of Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa knelt down and kissed ‘Mathrubhumi’ an act of veneration as a "Senehabara Rajaputhra" - creating history as the Leader who ultimately freed this Great Land from the scourge of terrorism – (Alfred Senivaratne)Colombo, 17 May, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa received a hero’s welcome , at the Bandaranaike international airport, amidst the din of crackers all over the country. He returned to the island from Jordan after attending the G11 summit and World Economic Forum there.

A visibly moved President, no sooner he got down from the plane, knelt down, kissed the mother earth - an act of paying obeisance to motherland Sri Lanka, which was ultimately freed from the scourge of terrorism.

According to a spokesman, the reasons for the joyous celebrations were attributed to the victory of the Armed Forces marking the end of the 30 year war with the LTTE.President being welcome at the airportPresident being welcome at the airport

Several religious leaders of all denominations were at the airport to receive the President and showered blessings on him.

The victory over terrorism in Sri Lanka comes in the wake of the Indian election results where all the parties and persons who supported the LTTE were completely routed at the polls. Obtaining the blessings from the religious leadersObtaining the blessings from the religious leaders

An Army source said that Saturday night there had been several loud explosions in the bunkers where the LTTE leaders were hiding. Sunday morning there are about 200 LTTE dead bodies being cleared.

The death of Prabhakaran, the LTTE leader has still not been officially announced, but there is a strong feeling that he would have died in the final battle with the Army.

- Asian Tribune -

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