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Flashback 2010

The year 2010 will go down in the annals of Sri Lanka’s history as one of the most significant years since Independence as it was replete with historical, political and developmental achievements.


President Mahinda Rajapaksa with other SAARC leaders at the 16th summit in Thimpu


President Rajapaksa takes oaths for his second term before Chief Justice Asoka de Silva on November 19, 2010.


Reception in US: US President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for a photograph during the reception at the Natural History Museum in New York with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa on September 23.


Pope Benedict the XVI elevated former Archbishop of Colombo Malcom Ranjith to the position of Cardinal at a ceremony in the Vatican on November 20.
 


The legendary cricketer Muttiah Muralidaran stepped down from test cricket after the victorious cricket match at Galle stadium in 2010
 


Chinese Vice President Xi Jingping affirmed Chinese Government’s continuous support for Sri Lanka’s economic development and its well-being to President Mahinda Rajapaksa


The inaugural session of the 14th Parliament took place on April 22, 2010. Here the newly elected Member of Parliament for Hambantota District Namal Rajapaksa is being greeted by President Mahinda Rajapaksa before being sworn in as MP. (23/04 CDN)




 


Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari being accorded a guard of honour by the Sri Lanka Army.



 


The 18th Amendment to the Constitution was passed with an overwhelming majority of 144 votes. 161 members voted for and 17 against. The Opposition, UNP boycotted the vote while six of its members voted with the Government pledging their support to the Rajapaksa administration. (08/09 CDN)


The Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Project in progress.


An explosion at Karadiyanaru killed 25 and injured 52. (17/09 CDN)


Sri Lanka Army’s Victory Day celebrations


 


Floods, following the heaviest rains in 18 years displaced at least 200,000 in the Western Province. The Parliamentary Complex was also inundated as a result of heavy rains experienced yesterday. (12/11 CDN)


The first stage of the Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port was commissioned by President Rajapaksa on September 18.


 

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