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Sunday, 30 January 2011





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World's largest greeting card

An aerial view of the greeting card

The President unveils the card

President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled the world's largest greeting card, put up in front of Temple Trees recently. The card measuring 92.10ft X 36.6 ft has entered the Guinness Book of World Records, as the world's largest greeting card beating the previous record held by Ireland where a charity group of Dublin University, card measuring 60X20 ft.

Dr. Githanjana Mendis (Sports Medicine Unit Head and Head of the Open International University for Integrated Medicine) and the artist, Saman Prasad Hettiarachchi, who drew the card to mark the President assuming leadership for the second term.

Ven. Pitigala Jinasiri Thera, Chief Incumbent of Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya is also in the picture.

Following students helped him in making the card:

Indunil Tharanga (Artist), Chamal Sandeep (Grade 12, Mahanama Vidyalaya), Shanka Vithanage (Grade 12, Licenshiyam International), Yashira Perera (Grade 8, Ananda College), Esunda Dakshina (Grade 7, C.W.W. Kannangara Vidyalaya, Borella), Tharusha Dammananda (Grade 2, Mahanama College), Akila Malaka (Grade 7, St. Joseph's College), Isuri Thisurani (Grade 8, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Sandi Susanthika (Grade 6, Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya).

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