One-time militant, Minister Douglas Devananda looks amused when Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa picks a sword on display at the Shilpa 2014 exhibition, which opened on Thursday at the BMICH. Senior Minister A. H. M. Fowzie and Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake look on.

(pic by Nishendra Silva)

Both govt., Opp. at fault

MPs’ shocking dereliction of duty

– Deputy Opp whip

by Shamindra Ferdinando

Deputy Opposition Whip Ajith P. Perera (Kalutara District MP) yesterday said that the parliamentary system of governance was at stake because parliamentarians were skipping sittings even when important Bills were taken up.

Attorney-at-law Perera warned that the parliamentary process would suffer an irreparable setback unless all political parties adopted remedial measures immediately.



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    What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?
    1995 Napier
    1995 Faisalabad
    1998 London Oval
    2011 Durban
    2006 Trent Bridge.
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