The emergence of new Buddhist structures in the North has raised concerns among local residents:
“Leaving Keerimalai, the road to Mathagal, leads to a sign board Dambakola pattuna; the port to which the sapling of the sacred Bo tree was brought to Sri Lanka by Maharath Sangamitha from India. Statues and structures depicting this event which took place over 2,000 years ago have been recently built.”
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Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga on Monday asserted that President Mahinda Rajapaksa would have reacted differently if he had come under the same pressure as the late President J. R. Jayawardene. J. N. Dixit had been lucky that he had had to deal with JRJ and not President Rajapaksa, Weeratunga said.
Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga sepaking at the event - pic: Defence.lk
Weeratunga was speaking at the launch of The Island staffer C. A. Chandraprema’s book ‘Gota’s War’ at the Waters Edge in the presence of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Among the distinguished invitees were many diplomats, including Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha.
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