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Finally, the CMC turned blue...

The public viewed several episodes of the Colombo Municipal Council drama from May this year. First it was the ‘tippexing’ episode of the UNP nomination list that was finally rejected by the Elections Commissioner. Next was the inclusion of an underaged youth in that list. The third was the Independent Group 3 episode where the UNP heavily backed candidates on that list with the hope that winners would resign to pave the way for UNPers to enter the Council. Next came the episode of the Independent Group 3 victory and the hide and seek game of the Mayor elect and some members of the winners. The final episode was this week when the CMC turned blue after fifty years.

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Tigers escalate violence in run up to talks

Habarana: Ruthless attack on unarmed forces

When the Tigers stepped up violence at the end of last year, the convoys of security forces personnel became an easy target. The Mannar-Vavuniya road and the Dambulla-Trincomalee road, two main road links frequented by the security forces’ convoys were highly vulnerable for claymore mine explosions given the sparsely inhabited terrain.

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D. S. - ‘Father of the Nation’

The 122nd birth anniversary of Sri Lanka’s first Prime Minister late D. S. Senanayake fell on October 20. It was the late Rt. Hon. D. S. Senanayake who opened the gates of freedom for Mother Lanka which was under the British Colonial yoke. This heroic son of Sri Lanka born for the nation’s good fortune was able to drive away the colonial rulers without shedding a single drop of blood.

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