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Thieves Steal Police Chiefs Coffin

Thieves appear to have dug up the grave of Sri Lanka's police chief, who died last week, and stolen the expensive coffin he was buried in, police and media reports said Saturday.

18th Amendment exempt CC members from legal action

by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The 18th amendment will exempt members of the Constitutional Council from fundamental rights jurisdiction, Minister of Enterprise Development, Industrial Policy, Investment Promotion and Constitutional Affairs, G. L. Peiris said on Thursday.

Conscience Bill in November

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

Conscience voting on national issues which was to be part of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution but removed following requests by a section of the opposition will be presented to parliament in November as the 20th Amendment.

Jana Bala or Peoples Strength and the new Political Game

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 9: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is depending on today’s show of strength to win his political battle with President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Named Jana Bala, People’s Strength, today’s demonstration is expected to draw a million persons and over 5000 buses from all corners of the island nation, police said yesterday.

Ferial starts a new controversy

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 9: Ferial Ashraff, widow of the founder of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), who is leading its national wing National Unity Alliance (NUA) has started a new controversy regarding Muslim representation at Thailand talks.

Sattahip Talks to take up High Security Zones

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 9: Sattahip talks beginning next Monday will take up the question of high security zones, Defence Secretary Austin Fernando said.

Dumb Packaging Labels

In case you needed further proof that the human race is
doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label
instructions on consumer goods.


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