Philatelic Bureau of the Postal Department is to issue a new stamp to commemorate the Buddhist Vesak festival. The stamp of the denomination of Rs12 has been designed by designer Palitha Gunasinghe. The stamp will depict the ancient Bingiriya Rajamaha Viharaya, where the State Vesak Festival will be held.


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe commenced work for the first time for the New Year at an auspicious time. He was blessed by the Maha Sangha following Buddhist rituals. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was among those present.


A red notice has been issued by the Interpol for former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran who is wanted in connection with the investigation into the Treasury bond case. Reports say that the process of extraditing Mahendran has commenced and that the Criminal Investigations Division will co-ordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs etc in the process.

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