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Vesak: Birth of the Enlightened One-by Ven. Kumbuke Visuddhi Citta Thera  Source:Dailynews “Sukho Buddhanam uppado – sukha Saddhamma desana” “Happy is the arising of the Buddhas – Happy is the teaching of the Dhamma” (Dhammapada – Buddha Vagga – verse 16) Having lived in the Tusitha heaven the Bodhisattva was reborn ...

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‘Extreme Malinga’: Sri Lankan teen’s stunning IPL entrance – by Martin Smith Source:cricket.com.au Raw 19-year-old slinger could have Australia in his sights next month after Chennai debut that impressed MS Dhoni A teenager labelled ‘Mini Malinga’ has made an instant impact on his debut in the Indian Premier League and ...

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The Technopolitics of Dissent in Sri Lanka – By Shakthi De Silva   Source:internationalaffairs.org.au Observers in Australia and elsewhere have covered Sri Lanka’s ongoing protests and accurately teased out the nuances of the situation. However, many underestimate how technology played a key role in instigating this organic social uprising. Web ...

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First cut is the deepest! – By Aubrey Joachim The magician has spoken. However, he did not pull any rabbits out of a hat. Instead he slashed the body of the damsel (in distress). Is it an illusion or will he be able to put her back and will she ...

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“DBU DEBUT” – by Des Kelly   For what it is worth, firstly, my grateful thanks to Anne Williams who always “posts” some very interesting subjects worthy of even more perusal than normal, this one, about Dutch & Portugese Burghers combined. Secondly, the “emblem” connected with her story fascinated me, ...

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Knuckles conservation: Success, lessons showcased at forum-By Ifham Nizam Source:Island The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP’s) Small Grants Programme (SGP) in the Knuckles Conservation Forest and its Buffer Zone landscape has contributed to the promotion of Agro-ecology, Biodiversity conservation, Soil conservation and Wetlands rehabilitation, said Resident Representative of UNDP in ...

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Maduwanwela Walawwa – මඩුවන්වෙල වලව්ව Maduwanwela Mansion with 121 rooms and 21 inner gardens Source:Amazinglanka Often referred to as the Dark Prince of Ceylon, the Maduwanwela Disawe was a personality that defined an era. His influence with the colonial administrators of his time were such that they even bestowed on ...

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Wattala Anthonians celebrate 80th anniversary   Source:Dailymirror St. Anthony’s College Wattala will celebrate its 80th Anniversary this year with a Lasallian College Magazine to recall the golden memories of yesteryears. Rev. Fr. Mal Fernando the Rector and heads the Committee- which includes Rev.Brothers of Lasalian community- invite all Past Teachers, ...

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