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French director Jacques Audiard (C) poses on stage with Sri Lankan actress Kalieaswari Srinivasan (L) and Sri Lankan actor Jesuthasan Antonythasan after he was awarded with the Palme d’Or for his film "Dheepan" during the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 24, 2015.

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Maithri wants drug

dealers et al ousted

from Parliament


President Maithripala Sirisena says he is committed to eliminating drug dealers and other social undesirables from Parliament and the proposed new electoral system will help achieve that goal.

Informed sources told The Island when some UPFA MPs asked the President during their group meeting held in Colombo last week if the next general election would be held under the current electoral system or the proposed First Past the Post System coupled with Limited PR (FPP&LP) he had replied, "Don’t ask me that question. But, remember, one of the main pledges that I was elected to office on, was to eliminate Kudukarayas (drug dealers) and Rasthiyadukarayas (undesirables) from the legislature. I am also committed to ending the scourge of the Manape (preferential vote) and expect you to back me to the hilt."

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Suspect who attempted to attack cop with axe shot

A suspect was shot and injured when he allegedly tried to attack a policeman with an axe at Pallai in Jaffna on Sunday evening. The injured person was admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. He has been identified as Velan Sivabala...

Rumeshika set to break Dharsha’s 100 metres record

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Just two days after being included in the Sri Lanka team for the Asian Athletic Championship, St. Joseph’s Balika sprinter Rumeshika Ratnayake proved beyond doubt that she is a future prospect as she improved on Damayanthi Dharsha’s Juni...

Treating milk with pasteurization and homogenization

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There are some words that we have grown up with. We accept them without even asking what they mean. Do you know what "pasteurized" and "homogenized" mean when it comes to milk? You need to know the processes that take place befor...

Shangri-La’s ‘One Galle Face’ to be completed by end 2017

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In mergence with the Shangri-La Hotel project which is currently under construction, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts launched ‘One Galle Face’, adding a luxury apartment complex which will be going up as ‘The Residences’ at an ...

 
 
 
 

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