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Tsunami Waves Kill Over 14,000 in Asia

By DILIP GANGULY, Associated Press Writer, Dec 27, 2004

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Thousands of soldiers scoured Asia's coastlines Monday for survivors of devastating tidal waves that obliterated seaside towns in nine countries, killing more than 14,000 people. Global aid poured into the region, and parents in India mourned as their children were buried in mass graves.

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Lankan monks regret bomb attack at concert

PTI, Dec 22, 2004

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Expressing regret over the recent bomb attack at Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan's concert here which killed two people and injured 19, Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks on Wednesday blamed extremists for the blast and urged the actor and his troupe not to harbour any "ill feeling" towards the people of the island nation.

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Radiologist launches book on Buddha Dhamma

By M. P. Muttiah, Lanka daily News, Dec 19, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Governor of Southern Province, Kingsley Wickramaratne says that everything changes in the fast moving world, except the teachings of Lord Buddha, which are more than two thousand five hundred years old. Therefore, it has become necessary for everyone to learn and practice the Buddha Dhamma.

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