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Mihintalava - The Birthplace of Sri Lankan Buddhist Civilization

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E.Nandhini, a 16 year old Indian student, is framed by two Indian national flags while writing her thoughts about India’s late independence hero Mahatma Gandhi in Madras yesterday. Nandhini will try to write more than 24 hours continuously on the same subject in order to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. 

Bribery bomb wreaks havoc in UNF

by Anura Maitipe

Fourteen Ministers of the United National Front Government and six powerful officials are facing allegations of bribery and corruption amounting to billions of rupees.
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President rejects Premier's claim

The Presidential Secretariat yesterday outrightly dismissed and rejected an allegation and a claim by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that the dismissal of three non-Cabinet ministers affected the relief distribution work and matters pertaining to the peace process.
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President tells PM:

If Milinda Moragoda wants to resign, let him do so in writing

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe states that if Mr. Milinda Moragoda, wishes to resign from his portfolio, he may be advised to do so "by writing under his hand addressed to the President" as provided by Article 47 (b) of the Constitution, states a press release issued by the Presidential Secretariat.
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Dismissals of 3 non-Cabinet ministers:

PM tells President relief work affected

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday told President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga that her dismissal of three non-Cabinet rank Ministers had seriously affected the affairs pertaining to relief work and the peace process in the North-East.
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