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15 February 2012 02:35 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Singapore honoured President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa by naming an orchid after them.

The new orchid was named Mahinda–Shiranthi, according to the Director General of Presidential Media Bandula Jayasekara. The President is in Singapore on an official visit.
Both countries will sign bilateral agreements related to trade and culture. (Sumaiya Rizvi)

  Comments - 13

  • Ranil Wednesday, 15 February 2012 05:39 AM

    i would like to see the flower....

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 15 February 2012 06:27 AM

    What next? Statues in Madam Tussaud's?

    Nodrog Wednesday, 15 February 2012 06:30 AM

    Only a flower???

    Lee Wednesday, 15 February 2012 06:19 AM

    Will he meet Lee Kwan Yew, I wonder!

    Asitha Wednesday, 15 February 2012 06:43 AM

    We named an orchid here in SL too. It's called "Fuel Prices"

    dinesh perera Wednesday, 15 February 2012 06:43 AM

    Oh Puhleez!

    shantha Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:32 AM

    Is end of Singapore is near ....?

    sxhabeeb Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:00 AM

    Flower with out fragrance.....

    anon Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:13 AM

    He deserves it. he is the greatest president Sri Lanka has had in a long time!!

    jonta999 Wednesday, 15 February 2012 09:46 AM

    they do not deserve this.......

    roy Wednesday, 15 February 2012 11:18 AM

    whatever.. we are suffering.. and we see politicians parading using our money to name flowers.. how pathetic..

    Cha Wednesday, 15 February 2012 03:32 PM

    It's a black flower with blood stains all over it

    perera Thursday, 16 February 2012 05:34 AM

    it has to be a local toussads.

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