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Buddha heirloom returned to Sri Lanka by Hampshire family
Buddha heirloom returned to Sri Lanka by Hampshire family

A Buddha statue from an important religious site has been returned to Sri Lanka, 100 years after it was gifted to a British man. Members of the Bell family have handed this statue down through the generations after archaeologist and explorer Harry Charles Purvis Bell, known as HCP Bell, was given the statue during a visit to a temple in the 19th century, while he…

BBC - Jan 16 12:00 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History ]

Ranil to resign tomorrow ; 15-member cabinet under caretaker govt to be appointed:sources
Ranil to resign tomorrow ; 15-member cabinet under caretaker govt to be appointed:sources

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to resign from his position tomorrow (Nov 20), sources said. This decision had been made during Wickremesinghe's meeting with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this evening. According to sources, the resignation would pave the way for the appointment of a 15-member caretaker cabinet by the President till the General…

ST - Nov 19 15:39 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, History, SriLanka ]

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