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Today is Bak Full Moon Poya Day

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Today marks Navam Full Moon Poya day.

Buddhists around the world mark the day with reverence as many significant events in Buddhist history took place on such a day.

It is on such a Full Moon Poya Day that Lord Buddha appointed Arahaths Sariputra and Moggalyanya as his chief disciples.

The first-ever Buddhist congregation was also held on a day such as today.

Incidentally, it is on a Navam Full Moon Poya Day that Lord Buddha  preached the Ovadha Prathimoksha – which provides guildelines for am ordained Bhikkhu .

Another significant event which occurred on Navam Full Moon Poya Day is the announcement made by Lord Buddha that he would attain Parinibbana on Vesak Full Moon Poya Day .

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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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