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Buddha Jayanthi edition of ‘Tripitaka’ to be published online

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The Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs has decided to publish online the english version of the ‘Buddha Jayanti’ edition of the ‘Tripitaka’ book series.

Minister Vidura Wickramanayake said that measures would also be taken to print the book series subsequently.

He has stated that this decision was arrived at in consideration of all laity and clergy who are interested in studying the Tripitaka locally and internationally.

This programme will be initiated once the advice and approval of the Mahanayake Theros are received, according to the minister.

Further, three boards, namely the Supreme Board, Supervisory Board, and Executive Board, will be appointed and the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers will be obtained in order to ensure the successful execution of this task, Wickramanayake had added.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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