Aussie cricketers arrive today for full series against SL -By Dhammika Ratnaweera   Source:dailynews.lk Australia cricket team led by Aaron Finch will arrive in Sri Lanka today for a full cricket series (T20, ODI and test) and this is going to be very important for both sides to get more exposure before world T 20 tournament and also the two tests in Galle which are part of the ICC test championship. According to a senior official of the Sri Lanka cricket (SLC) after six years time Australians the T20 champions and top test team of the world is always a challenge for the Sri Lanka team while next T20 world cup will be held next October- November in Australia and this is going to be a real test for Sri Lanka cricket team  Dimuth Karunaratne and Dasun Shanaka will lead the Sri Lanka Test team and White ball team (ODI ...

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The History and Significance of Poson Poya- By Mrs. Shanti Senadeera The month of June is known as Poson in Sinhala. The Poya day is known as the Poson Poya and is celebrated by Buddhists across the world to mark two very significant events in history of Buddhism. The Third Buddhist Council was held on this day in Pataliputra (now Patna) in India and the arrival of Arahath Mahinda to Sri Lanka. Since the Emperor Ashoka lavishly provided with requisites to Buddhist monks after he became a Buddhist, many unworthy men, holding heretical or wrong views infiltrated as Buddhist monks. Consequently, there were conflicting views about Dhamma and disputes among Sangha. Under the patronage of Emperor Dharmashoka and the leadership of Arahant Moggaliputtatissa Thero, those who held wrong views were expelled from the Sangha and the Third Buddhist Council was held in order to purify the Buddhist canon to ensure that the ...

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