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SLFP mounts 11th-hour blockade against 19A

President appoints 3 MPs supporting amendment to thrash out issues with SLFP reps SLFP insists on Constitutional Council comprising majority MPs SLFP wants provision on President acting on advice of Prime Minister to be removed Talks end in deadlock; President to intervene SLFP insists they are not trying to derail constitutional reform Both amendments being [...]

Civil society calls for 19A approval in public interest

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Says same support should be extended for electoral reforms or MPs will be rejected by voters Civil society organisations yesterday called on the 225 Parliamentarians to vote in favour of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, claiming if they fail to vote in favour the people of Sri Lanka will not accept them. National Movement [...]

CICT Govt. Flagging Blow

Prudential Shipping hosts FORCE AGM/Congress in Sri Lanka

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FORCE 2015, a high-level meeting of representatives from 38 member countries, is currently being held in Colombo. Prudential Shipping Lines is the host of this year’s congress and the event has been coordinated/arranged by the MICE division of the sister... 

Mahiyangana pride of place

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Mahiyangana today Mahiyangana prior to restoration   By D.C. Ranatunga The State Vesak Festival is being held in Mahiyangana this year during the Vesak Week starting on 30 April. Vesak Poya is on 3 May. Mahiyangana is among the most important places of veneration for the Buddhists. Its significance is illustrated by the fact that Mahiyangana... 


Commemorating Vesak

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In Sri Lanka, every year two significant religious events are remembered with special issues of stamps. One is Vesak in May and the other is Christmas... 

Sri Lanka’s largest resource of murals

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By D.C. Ranatunga The Archaeological Department has started work on conserving the Dambulla rock temple murals and statues, according to a recent media... 

Ani & Olive, A touch of India to Western beauty culture

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Ani & Olive Salon is a fairly new salon that started up last year. Though a newcomer in the beauty scene, it has already built up a good customer... 

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