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Sep 03, 2020

Maithri & SLFP turn 69 

Former President Maithripala Sirisena's 69th birthday falls today (03).

It is reported that no special celebrations will be held to mark the occasion. However, it is reported that he will plant a tree in his garden as usual.

Mr. Sirisena is the only Sri Lankan head of state to sign 65 gazette notifications in a single day to protect the environment.

Although no celebrations are held to mark his own birthday, it is reported that a special religious function will be held at the Ruwanweliseya Temple in Anuradhapura tomorrow (04) to commemorate his mother.
In addition, Mr. Sirisena is to declare open an elders' home in 'Laksha Uyana', Polonnaruwa, which was built by his brother Dudley, from his private funds.

Meanwhile, the 69th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party was marked yesterday (02), giving priority to religious observances.

The main religious programme was a Bodhi Pooja held at the Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya under the patronage of party President - Maithripala Sirisena.

Religious programmes were also held at the Vishnu Kovil in Wellawatte, the Dawatagaha Mosque and at the Sacred Baby Jesus Church in Slave Island.

Secretary General of the party - State minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, party leaders, MPs, organizers, Pradeshiya Sabha members and other party representatives were also present.

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