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(November 19, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian)
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse prays during an event hosted as his Temple Trees residence in the capital Colombo on November 19, 2011. Sri Lanka staged a series of religious services to coincide with the president’s 66th birthday on November 18, and him completing six years in office on November 19, 2011. He invited 1,000 Buddhist monks to the ceremony.