Deepavali celebrations under Canadian PM’s patronage

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Deepavali festival was celebrated at the Canadian Parliament building under the patronage of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Tredau recently. Canadian Ministers and Parliamentarians were present. Indian envoy to Canada, Indian nationals in Canada, Hindus, religious leaders were among the participants.

Mahinda at Deepavali pooja in Dehiwela Vishnu temple

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Former President Kurunegala Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakse visited the Dehiwela Vishnu temple and participated in the special Deepavali poojas conducted there. He sought blessings from the deity at the temple. He was received by the temple authorities.

Northern Provincial Councilors at workshop in India

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Northern Provincial Councilors and officials attended a workshop conducted in New Delhi recently. It was conducted under the patronage of OG Gintal Global University. TNA Councilors, SLFP Councilor Akilathas /sivakolunthu, Opposition Leader Thvarasa, Chief Secretary Pathynathan, Governor’s Secretray Ilankovan and others participated.

Jaffna University students end fast

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The Jaffna University students who commenced a fast demanding the release of political prisoners have concluded it following a response from President Maithripala Sirisena. They have been invited for a discussion on the issue by the Presidential Secretariat. They are scheduled to meet President Sirisena in Colombo on October 19, reports say.

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