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DateLine Sunday, 18 May 2008


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The Sunday Observer wishes its readers a happy and peaceful Vesak

Buddhists the world over take time off their daily routine to make colourful lanterns, build pandals and send greeting cards to their loved ones during Vesak which marks the birth, enlightenment and the parinibbana of the Buddha. Here an art work which captures the spirit of Vesak by Chaturika Dayaratne, an amateur artiste.

Tamil political parties pledge support to EPC

President hailed:

The Tamil political parties which contested the Eastern Provincial polls have hailed President Mahinda Rajapaksa for appointing a Chief Minister for the Eastern Province and called upon the new Chief Minister, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan to work for the unity and integrity of all communities in the East and work hard towards expediting development in the region.

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Did Friday’s bomb target Pillayan? - Police

Colombo Crime Division sleuths have taken in for questioning a man on suspicion in connection with the bomb explosion opposite the Sambodhi Viharaya at Lotus Road in Fort that killed 10 persons and injured 95 persons, Police media spokesman, told the Sunday Observer.

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Biggest trade fair in Jaffna after seven years

The improved security situation after seven years in the Jaffna peninsula has set the stage for the Armed Forces to hold the first ever, biggest trade fair and carnival in Jaffna.

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Vesak attractions

Lanterns and flags adorn many a Buddhist home, apart from the multi-coloured jets and illuminations during Vesak, a thrice -blessed festival. Here two youngsters, their mother and another customer make their pick at a stall in Katubedda, Moratuwa.
Pic by Amila Chandrasiri


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