Sunday, June 7, 2009

President Gave Amnesty To 585 Military Deserters

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha today granted pardon to 585 Jailed Military Deserters to mark the Poson Festival an Important Day of the Buddhist Ca lander falls today.

President who is also the Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces gave Amnesty to the Military Deserters who are sentenced a Maximum of One Year Jail Term after been convicted by the Military Court.Many of them are had few months to be released and they are selected for Amnesty as they shown a good behaviour while in jail Government said.

Many of the released Military Deserters are from Colombo Main Prison.

Sri Lankan Buddhists Celebrated Poson Festival To Day

Sri Lankan Buddhists all over the World celebrated the Poson Poya Day to day a Religious Day in the Buddhist Calendar here to mark the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka.Venerable Mahinda Thero of India Brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka when King Devanampiyathissa is ruling the Country.

Sri Lankan Buddhists gathered to the Temples to day to Perform Religious Activitees to Mark Poson.President Mahinda Rajapaksha too attend the Main Poson Poya Festival held in Mihintale at Anuradhapura District of the North Central Province.

Alms Giving Centres(Dansala's) situated throughout the Country served Food to the People and Pandals and Decorated Lanterns are displayed at Houses on this day.