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Items filtered by date: Sunday, 03 June 2018

CLEANING UP ELECTIONS IN SRI LANKA

  • Published in Arts

Anti-corruption activists and polls observers step up calls for the enactment of campaign finance law in the wake of new allegations that Kurunegala District MP Dayasiri Jayasekera took a Rs 1 million donation from the alleged criminal at the centre of the Treasury Bond Scam. A Framework for Campaign Finance Law formulated by the Elections Commission is currently with the Legal Draftsman, but polls observers privately express reservations about the draft, saying it does not go far enough to regulate how political campaigns are funded

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CARRYING FORWARD HEROES’

Previously, the Sunday Observer carried an account of oral histories in Vellassa that bear witness to the injustice they faced during the 1818 freedom struggle and since then. Today, Isuri Kaviratne further explores the national heroes that are forgotten. The best gratitude we can show these heroes is to remember them. The story begins with the death of Sylvester Douglas Wilson. Various versions of this story is in circulation, it is not clear whether he was killed on the spot or was killed later, but his body was brought to a place called Eethana Watta, where there was a Paththini devalaya back in the day.

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Deepika Padukone is happy for Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt

The country is buzzing about Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt almost coming out in the open about their relationship. The speculation about the two sparked off ever since they made an appearance together at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding. The latest news on that front has Ranbir confirming the relationship in an interview with a magazine. Following the revelation, the spotlight has now turned to his ex girlfriends - Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. A report claims that the latter left a cryptic post on the social media: 'I will believe it when I see it or I will see it when I believe it'.

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Weekend Iftar Buffet at Ceylon City Hotel.

Ceylon City Hotel is situated in the busy streets of Bambalapitiya close to the sea. The restaurant is in the fourth floor with a beautiful view of the ocean. The restaurant is family friendly and has the ability to host approximately 65 to 70 guests, but the seating arrangements primarily depend on the number of reservations for each day. They would very much like it if a reservation is made prior to the visit. The hotel has a separate prayer room as well. Food

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