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Unclean voter society has no moral authority to demand clean representatives in parliament

Another parliamentary election is scheduled. A lot of anxiety and the fear is how August 17th 2015 is going to turn out. Having voted out a President, who allegedly connived with his family and friends to turn this country into a personal fiefdom, people expected changes under the new President Maithripala Sirisena’s 100day programme to freely exercise democratic rights under constitutional protection of equality for all citizens. This did not happen.

Problems continue to remain unsolved
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Tidbits: On Political personalities

The UPFA has denied nominations to actress and former Gampaha District MP Upeksha Swarnamali. The teledrama star contested the last parliamentary polls in April 2010 on the UNP ticket. She subsequently switched her allegiance to the UPFA.

Tidbits: On Political personalities
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TULF is very much in the election fray

Tamil United Liberation Front led by veteran Politician V.Anandasangaree is filing nominations in Colombo, Jaffna, Vanni, Trincomalee and Batticaloa.

V.Anandasangaree
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Islam: Relevance of Eid ul Fitr!

According to the Islamic tradition, there are two festivals observed by Muslims every year - Eid-ul-Fitr just after Ramadan or Ramzan and Eid-ul-Zuha in the month of Hajj.

 Eid-ul-Fitr festival marks the end of Ramzan
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'Only 4% of Ceylon Tea brewed locally'-EDB

A whopping 96% of Pure Ceylon Tea production volumes leave Sri Lanka to serve eager global buyers while only 4% of it is brewed locally –and the Lankan tea sector is now called to lead the value addition way on 10 July. "Pure Ceylon Tea exports grew by 5.4% in 2014. Only 50% of tea export revenues came from value added while other 50% is from raw tea exports" revealed Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO-EDB) on 10 July.

EDB chairman Bandula Egodage addresses the "Promotion of Value Added Tea Exports" session held on 10 July at EDB.
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