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Talks among Diaspora’s Roy, Wijeyadasa & Hemarathana Thera for broad alliance!

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The government has decided to form a broad national alliance by uniting the Tamil diaspora and Sri Lankans abroad who value peace and reconciliation.

As a preliminary step, it was reported that a programme to build harmony between the representatives of the Tamil diaspora against the Eelam ideology and the Maha Sangha is currently underway.

The government has planned to implement this new programme with the objective of getting the support of the Tamil diaspora expedited for development activities in the country.

Roy Samathanam, one of the main activists of the Tamil diaspora in Canada, has also engaged in a preliminary discussion with Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and Atamasthanadipathi Ven. Pallegama Hemarathana Thera on the plans to build national reconciliation during a visit.

“The members of the Maha Sangha have made a great contribution to build national harmony since the time of the kings. The Tamil diaspora and other people living abroad who value peace and reconciliation are also invited to join these talks. All the necessary facilities will be provided,” Ven. Hemarathana Thera said.

The Thera said that he will fully support the activities to protect the rights of the citizens who love this country without any political interference.

“A large number of people left the country during the war. We should create the necessary environment to live in harmony by preventing such conflicts from happening again,” Samathanam said.

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Term tests for Western province suspended

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The term tests for grade 10 and 11 in the Western province schools has been postponed after some of the question papers were shared on social media ahead of the examination.

A senior official said that the decision had been taken after complaints that several question papers had been leaked out before the examinations.

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Russian Naval Ship Varyag Visits Colombo

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The Russian Naval Ship Varyag has arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit. 

This 187m long Missile Cruiser, manned by a crew of 529, is led by Flag Officer Captain 1st Rank Velichko Anatoly Vasicievich, with Captain 2nd Rank Glushakov Roman Nikolaevich serving as the Commanding Officer.

During their stay in Sri Lanka, the ship’s crew is expected to participate in various programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, fostering camaraderie and exploring tourist attractions in the country. 

The official visit will conclude, and Varyag is set to depart from the island tomorrow.

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SL over 60s cricket team ranked 4th in the world

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The Sri Lanka Over-60s cricket team, led by Garry Gunasekara, achieved a commendable 4th place in the recently concluded Over-60s Cricket World Cup in Chennai. 

Twelve teams, including all major cricketing nations except Pakistan and Bangladesh, participated in the tournament.

In the group league stages, Sri Lanka secured victories against India, Wales, and the Rest of the World. 

They also tied with the West Indies and suffered their only defeat to Australia, finishing 2nd in the group. 

Sri Lanka faced England in the first semi-final, resulting in a loss, while New Zealand lost to Australia in the second semi-final. Australia went on to convincingly win the final against England.

In the third-place match, Sri Lanka faced New Zealand and narrowly lost by 20 runs, ultimately securing the 4th position in the Over-60s Cricket World Cup.

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