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PREPARING FOR VESAK

Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena presiding over a meeting of diplomats from Asian countries that he summoned to brief them on the forthcoming Vesak Day celebrations. A ministry release said the United Nations declared the Vesak Day as a holiday in 2000 on the recommendation of Sri Lanka. At the request of the Minister, it was decided to issue a special stamp and hold an intellectual seminar to mark the Vesak this year. Diplomats from 12 nations including the Bangladesh High Commissioner, Ambassadors of Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar, High Commissioner of Malaysia and Acting Pakistan High Commissioner participated.

 


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