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SRI LANKA-The Poya Epoch

March 5, 1977 right of persons to determine, in a free, informed and responsible manner, the number and spacing of their children'' (Report of the UN World Population Conference, 1974, p 11), To substantiate this right, the Conference recommended that "programmes should be established and promoted to provide guidance, information and services in order that individuals and couples may determine the number and spacing of the children they desire through education means... care being taken to ensure that they are carried out with absolute respect for the fundamental rights of the human being, that they preserve the dignity of the family, and that no coercive measures are used" FULL moon day, called Poya day here in Sri Lanka, is a holiday, but it is not like any other holiday. Lord Buddha was born, died and was reborn, all on full moon day. It is movement in a circle
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