75th Annual Kelaniya
Duruthu Perahera

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Govt. stops deployment of security forces for protection of politicos

by Shamindra Ferdinando
The government has ruled that security forces would not be deployed for the protection of politicians in a bid to prevent reoccurrence of widespread abuses similar to the violations that occurred under the previous government.
The Ministerial Security Division [MSD] would be in charge of their security.
There would be one exception with regard to Former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar whose security was likely to remain in the hands of army commandos.
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Master Nalinda Keminda Attygalle who recited the Dorakada Asna customarily held as part of the religious festival of the annual Duruthu Maha Perahera of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya taking the ‘sannas paththaraya’ on the back of a caprisoned elephant. A Year 8 student of Royal College, Nalinda Keminda is the son of Mr. Dhammika Attygalle, Chief Basnayake Nilame of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya and of Mrs. Vishmi Attygalle. He is the great grandson of late Helena Wijewardane Lamathenie and grand nephew of the late Mr. Upali Wijewardane. - (Pic by Mangala Weerasekera)


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The International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) in Iranawila, recently presented a vehicle to the Chilaw Police division in recognition of their assistance to the IBB station. Walter D. Patterson, Station Manager, IBB, handing the keys of the vehicle to Willy Abeynaike, SSP Chilaw.

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