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* President hands over appointments to 470 teachers
Sat, Sep 4, 2010, 08:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 04, Badulla: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today handed over 470 teaching appointments to employees from various departments in Uva Province at Uva Provincial Council auditorium. The appointments were given under a government programme to provide employment to 40,000 graduates.

The President also visited the historic Buddhist temple in Badulla Muthiyangana Rajamaha Vihara and received the blessings from the Chief incumbent Venerable Muruddeniye Dammarathana Nayaka Thera. The Nayaka Thera is seen here placing the sacred relic casket on President Rajapaksa's head to bless him.

Ministers C.B. Ratnayake, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Deputy Minister Dilan Perera, Governor of Uva Province C. Nanda Mathew, Chief Minister of Uva Province Shashendra Rajapaksa and President's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath also participated in these events.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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