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Dharma Mandiraya declared open in Elpitiya

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Dharma Mandiraya named in memory of Venerable Sok In Von Mahanahimi and Venerable Thalalle Dhammaloka Anunahimi, and the two storied Dharma Shala Mandiraya at the Jayasumanarama Maha Vihara in Amugoda, Elpitiya were declared open at a simple religious ceremony recently.

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International Mother Language Day

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A simple event was held at the Viharamahadevy Park in Colombo to mark the international Mother Language Day. The event was jointly organized by the Bangladesh High Commission, National Harmony, Dialogue and National Languages Ministry and the Sri Lanka Scout Association.

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Stalin seeks Court order declaring Speakers’ ruling on Trust Vote null and void

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Tamil Nadu Opposition Leader M.K.Stalin has pleaded court to declare the Speakers ruling on Trust Vote null and void. He has also pleaded to Court to direct the Speaker of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly to conduct fresh secret ballot on the confidence motion moved by the Chief Minister, without evicting the MLAs of any legislative party, and under the observation of the Monitoring Committee comprising the Secretary of Tamil Nadu Governor, Chief Secretary, and an official in the rank of Chief Electoral Officer from the Election Commission of India.

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Trinco Harbour ideal in today’s maritime context: Austin

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Eastern Province Governor Austin Fernando has observed that the Trincomalee harbour in today’s strategic maritime context would be ideal for functioning as a commercial hub and as a centre for regional maritime security architecture focusing the Bay of Bengal.

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A Bipartisan Delegation from US Congress calls on President

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A delegation from the United States House of Representatives called on President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday at the Presidential Secretariat. They are on a visit to Sri Lanka.

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Tamil Progressive Alliance meets India’s Foreign Secretary

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A delegation from Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) met India's Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar at the office of the Indian High Commission in Colombo.

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SLFP office opened in Ratmalana

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The Ratmalana office of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in Mount Lavinia was declared open at a simple ceremony recently. Science, Technology and Research Minister, Susil Premajayantha was the Chief Guest.

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JO withdraws from drafting of Constitution fearing they would be exposed: Sajith

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Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa has observed that the JO members who participated in the drafting of the new constitution found that the new provisions would enable people to find details and facts on how the public funds being utilized.

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US Congress Representatives meet Opposition Leader

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The US Congress Representatives who are currently in Sri Lanka called on Opposition Leader, Tamil National Alliance Leader R. Sampanthan at the Parliamentary Complex and held discussions.

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Bring CB under the purview of President: GL

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Former Minister GL Peiris has urged that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka should be brought under the purview of President Maithripala Sirisena.

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DMK initiates no confidence motion on TN Speaker

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The DMK has taken initiatives to move a vote of no confidence on Speaker Dhanapal allegedly for his inappropriate conduct of the House proceedings'' on Saturday when Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami sought the confidence of the House.

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CB Governor before SPC

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Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy appeared before a Special Presidential Commission (SPC) today investigating the alleged treasury bond scam.

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Protest against invitation to Trump by UK PM

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A group of anti-Trump protesters held a demonstration in Parliament Square in London. Likewise demonstrations were held around the UK, including in Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and Newcastle.

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Singapore PM hosts dinner to his Lankan counterpart

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Singapore Premier Lee Hsien Loong and his wife hosted a dinner to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and his wife Maitree during their stop over on the way home from his official visit to Australia.

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‘Trincomalee Consultations’ inaugurated

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‘Trincomalee Consultations’, a two-day conference, was inaugurated by Eastern Province Governor Austin Fernando recently. The Conference was held under the auspices of The Pathfinder Foundation and Carnegie India at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

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15 Peradeniya undergraduates remanded for ragging

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Court has remanded fifteen second-year students attached to the Agriculture Faculty of the Peradeniya University till March 2 allegedly for ragging.

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Lt Gen HR McMaster named as Trump’s National Security Advisor

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US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser to replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job.

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Court extends Weerawanse’s remand

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Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne has extended the remand of National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa till March 6.

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Madras HC to hear DMK’s petition challenging Trust Vote on Tuesday

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Madras High Court is to hear a petition that challenges the passage of the Trust Vote moved by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami on Tuesday. On Monday DMK moved the Madras High Court challenging the trust vote proceedings that took place in Tamil Nadu Assembly on Saturday. The petition was filed by DMK.

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Sampanthan meets India’s Foreign Secretary

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Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan met the Indian Foreign Secretary Subramanyam Jaishankar and held talks. The meeting took place at the office of the Indian High Commission. Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka was also present.

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50 Elders on a pilgrimage

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Around fifty elders engaged on a pilgrimage to temples in the Vavuniya district recently.

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Remembering Gandhi Ayya in Canada on Feb 26

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A simple memorial ceremony is to be held in Canada to mark the demise of retired teacher and Founder Treasurer of All Ceylon Gandhi Seva Sangam Ponnambalam Kandiah, endearingly called Ganthy Ayya, born in Mathakal soil and had rendered great social and religious service for several decades in Thirukonamalai with unwavering and earnest commitment to Ganthian principles.

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Kailasapillai no more

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A great social worker, former President of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress and Chairman of the ACHC Board of Trustees V. Kailasapillai passed away on Sunday, Feb 19.

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Religious program to mark Sangamitta Day on Full Moon Day

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A religious program was held to mark the Sangamitta Day which fell on Unduwap Full Moon Day. It was organized under the patronage of the All Ceylon Women’s Buddhist Congress.

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104 Satellites launched by ISRO

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ISRO successfully launched on Feb 15, 104 satellites on board the PSLV-C37 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It is the highest number of satellites launched in one single mission anywhere.

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SYU’s street dramas, Love Train for Valentine’s Day

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The Socialist Youth Union (SYU) has organized several programmes to mark the ‘Valentine’s Day’ in a unique manner. Every year SYU organizes a different kinds of celebrations on Valentine’s Day.

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Thurkaai Amman Koil Gopuram Kumbabishekam; Hindu Oli Special Issue released

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All Ceylon Hindu Congress published a special issue of its journal Hindu Oli to commemorate the Kumbababishekam of the South Gopuram of the Thellipallai Thurkai Amman Koil was held on Thursday, Feb 9.

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Colombo Kamban Festival to commence today

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Kamban Festival held under the patronage of Colombo Kamban Kalakam is to commence today, Thursday, Feb 9 in Colombo.

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Thellipalai Thurkathevy Thevasthana Gopuram Kumbabishekam on Feb 9

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The Kumbabishekam of the Gopuram in the Southern entrance to Arulmigu Thellipallai Thurkka Thevy Thevasthanam will be held on Thursday, February, 2017 with the participation of hundreds of devotees.

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Imbibe lofty thoughts of Sanathana Dharma in young minds:Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Kanagasabapathy Sripavan has appealed to Hindu organizations, teachers and parents to imbibe the lofty thoughts of Sanatahana Dharma in the minds of the young and mould their lives along the path of righteousness.

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Trincomalee Pathirakali Ambal Maha Kumbabishekam

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- By S.Kathiravan

Trincomalee Pathirakali Ambal Koil sacred Maha Kumbabishekam took place at an auspicious hour on Monday, Feb 6

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Billy Fong’s fervent appeal for practice of kindness, compassion

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Sai  Brother Billy Fong, Coordinator of the Chinese New Year Programme, has made a fervent appeal to develop and practice kindness and compassion and if we develop and practice Kindness and Compassion, the embodiment of kindness and compassion which is God will be with us, beside us, behind us, in front of us, below us, above us, inside our homes and outside.

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Two day Chinese New Year Celebrations commence in Prashanthy Nilayam

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Two-day Chinese New Year celebrations commenced on a grand note with Buddhist chants, music, invigorating speeches by Brother Billy Fong and Sister Isabella Chu, lively songs and to cap it all melodious Bhajans.

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Tamil Heritage Month Gala in Canada

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Tamil Heritage Month Gala was held in Ottawa recently to highlight the age old traditional Tamil heritage in varied fields. The event was held under the auspices of the Ottawa Tamil Association.

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Rajaratnam Nataalayam’s Abimanya-Lavanya Nattyam in Trinco

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- By S.Kathiravan

The five hour Abimanya-Lavanya Naatyam held at the Vivekanada College in Orr’s Hill under the patronage of Rajaratnam Nataalayam to mark its Silver jubilee won the applause of the audience.

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Ennai Kaapu Saathal at Trinco Pathirakali Koil

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- By S.Kathiravan

The traditional Ennai Kaapu Saathuthal ritual was held at the Trincomalee Pathirakali temple on Friday, February 3 as a prelude to the sacred Maha Kumbabishekam.

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Gandhi Ayya no more!

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- By S.Kathiravan

P. Kandiah, reverently called Gandhi Ayya, passed away at 7.30 am today, Friday, Feb 3 at his home in Muthukumarasamy Kovilady, Thirugnanasampanthar Road in Trincomalee.

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Kalasam installation at Trinco Pathirakali temple, prelude to Maha kumbabishekam

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- By S.Kathiravan

A traditional religious ceremony was held on Thursday, Feb 02, to install kalasams on the Moolasthanam and other kopurams according to rituals at the Trincomalee sacred Pathirakali Ambal Koil.

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Ganapathy Homam in Arunachaleswarar Koil- prelude to Kumbabishekam

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Ganapathy Homam was conducted recently as a prelude to Rituals for kumbhabishekam of Sri Arunachaleswarar temple. The kumbhabishekam is to be held on February 6.

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Gandhi Jayanthy in Batticaloa

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The Gandhi Statute in Gandhi Poonga in Batticlaoa was garlanded to mark the Gandhi Jayanthy.

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