Members of the Free Women organiation of the Frontline Socialist Party conducted an awareness programme under the theme, ‘Let’s fight violence against women’, and tied purple ribbons on people’s hands opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday. Pic by Nimal Dayaratne
Maithri wants drug
dealers et al ousted
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...