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Sunday, 22 May 2011





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Sri Lanka’s message to the world on Sambuddhatva Jayanthi:

Dispel craving, the root of all problems

Sri Lanka was known as Sinhaladweepa in the times of yore. People in other countries successively called it by the names Sinhalan, Seelan and finally under British Colonial rule it came to be known as ‘Ceylon’.

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Humanism, the heart of Buddha’s message - UNESCO Chief

The teachings of the Buddha as a man, a thinker, and a philosopher, are a source of light. They are a source of nourishment for the mind and of serenity for the heart, said UNESCO Chief Irina Bokova at a symposium on ‘The Contribution of the Buddha’s Teachings to Universality, Humanism and Peace’ to mark the 2600th Anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

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Colombo city gets major facelift:

Building a city any Sri Lankan can be proud of is our aim - Omar Kamil :

Colombo, the commercial hub of the country received a face lift during the past two years constantly changing its appearance from one of pre-colonial setting to a modern city. Much of the changes were done during the past few years to facilitate the free movement of traffic,

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Sunday observer Extra

Zoo to be on par with the best

In the late 1920s there was a menagerie set up in Dehiwela by a German named John Hagenbeck, a member of a famous show-business family from Hamburg. Acquired by the Government in 1936 and following many a transformation over the years, today it is fondly known as the Dehiwela Zoo.

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