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Sri Pada season ends tomorrow

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The Sri Pada season will come to an end tomorrow on the Vesak Poya day, Chief Incumbent of Sri Pada and Uva Wellassa University Chancellor Dharma Keerthi Sri Thripitakacharya Sri Sumangala Rathanapala Dhammarakkhihtabhidhana Bengamuwe Sri Dhammadinna Thera said.

On the day of Vesak Poya tomorrow (05), there will be many religious events at the Sri Pada Uda Maluwa and the casket carrying the sacred relics and the statue of God Saman will be brought back to the Galpoththawela Sripada Rajamaha Vihara from Sri padaya after the Vesak full moon poya day on the 6th morning.

The casket and the relics will be carried through several routes to Galpotthawela Sri Pada Rajamaha Vihara on the 6th night. After conducting a number of religious events and poojas according to ancient rituals in the early hours of the 7th, the casket and the relics will be kept at the temple till the end of Sri Pada off-season.

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Five killed, 21 injured in accident at ‘Fox Hill SuperCross’ event

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Tragedy struck at the “Fox Hill Super Cross 2024” racing event in Diyatalawa, resulting in the death of five individuals and leaving 21 others injured, according to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Nihal Thalduwa.

The incident occurred when a race car veered off the track and collided with a group of spectators, DIG Thalduwa explained.

The 28th edition of the ‘Fox Hill SuperCross,’ organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa with the support of Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), commenced in Diyatalawa on Sunday (21).

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Southern province governor Willy Gamage resigns

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The Governor of the Southern Province Willy Gamage has handed over his letter of resignation effective from 02 May, 2024, to the President’s Secretary.

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5 years marked since the Easter Sunday bombings

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Today (April 21) marks 05 years since the brutal Easter Sunday bombings in 2019.

All churches across Sri Lanka will observe 02 minutes of silence at 8:45 am today (21) to remember those lost in the attacks.

Several memorial events centering the St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and the St. Sebastian’s church in Katuwapitiya will be held.

Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa says that security has been beefed up to areas where memorial services are being held.

In 2019, a spate of bombings that took place across the country claimed 273 lives while injuring hundreds.

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