Chanting of Rathna Suthra has been commenced yesterday. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa participated at the inaugural ceremony at the Abhayaramaya in Narahenpita yesterday. This initiative will be held all temples in the country at 6.30 pm to 7.30 until 30th of this month. This initiative is conducted under the leadership of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation with the support of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Department of Buddhist affairs. The Rathana Suthra will be chanted to bless the people of this country. The chanting will be broadcasted from Narahenpita Abhayaramaya and Walukaramaya in Colpity. The SLBC requests all chief prelates of the temples in the island to use loudspeakers to broadcast the chanting at particular time.
- The Samagi Jana Balavegaya decided to take stern actions against the eight MPs who voted in favour of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
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