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Attempts to tarnish country’s image

May 9, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter the Most Ven Sri Udugama Bhuddarakkitha Thera that certain local elements with vested interests were engaged in an attempt to tarnish his and the country’s image by spreading canards abroad. The President who sought the blessings of the Chief Prelate in Kandy, Saturday, said that details of such a conspiracy had surfaced in Venezuela recently. A special envoy has been sent to Venezuela to look into the matter, President Rajapaksa told the Thera. Ven. Sri Buddarakkitha Thera said there should be a viable mechanism to expose such conspirators to the international community with the help of Sri Lankan Ambassadors abroad.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/05/10/news01.asp