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Sunday, 25 September 2016





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President tells UN General Assembly:

My endeavour is to improve free healthcare and free education

Speech by President Maithripala Sirisena at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly last week in New York, USA


CCTV in cells only first step against brutality

The announcement by the Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake that the Ministry has initiated programmes to install CCTV systems in the cells of all police stations to provide better security is quite welcome. The Minister made this statement while answering a question raised by joint opposition leader MP Dinesh Gunawardana about whether the government was aware of the death of a man at Pussellawa police station and if the government would take responsibility for the death.


Cat's eye:

School Moms’ dress code and ‘Miss Buriyani’

“At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking it was a page from a cheap fashion magazine. The poster on display outside St Joseph’s College - one of Colombo’s elite private schools - has no text of any sort. Instead it shows 16 pictures of women in a variety of outfits, with tick marks against half and crosses against the rest,” the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera explains why people in the capital Colombo are so outraged.

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