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Sri Lanka: Vesak Day observed without any incidents

Asian Tribune, May 24, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Though uneasy calm prevailed throughout yesterday in Trincomalee, the port city located in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam accused that the Sinhalese extremist tried to establish another Lord Buddah statue near the Hindu crematorium in Ehamparam Street, but no incidents of any violence was reported while the majority Sinhala Buddhist spend the day in prayers, meritorious activities and celebrations of Vesak, a ceremony to mark the birth, attaining of the Buddhahood and the death of the Lord Buddha.

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