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Speaker convenes party representatives’ meeting today

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has convened a meeting of party representatives for a special discussion in Parliament today. The Speaker’s Office confirmed that they have received a letter signed by 129 Members of Parliament asking that Parliament be convened immediately to resolve the current political crisis in the country.

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Election Comm to go to SC in 3 weeks

Chairman of the Election Commission (EC), Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday (29) whilst noting that the Parliament is accountable for the delay in holding the Provincial Councils (PCs) Polls, said that the EC would go to the Supreme Court within the next three weeks, seeking a ruling regarding the delay and the electoral system under which the said Elections are to be held.

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The vanishing baker’s bicycle: bringing baked bliss

To those of us who can trace our childhood to the past three decades and beyond, one of the beautiful memories is the baker’s bicycle. The sight of a robust man, with the jolly proclamation of “paan paan” would trigger our taste buds at tea time. To our innocent minds he was a welcome visitor throughout the week, except on Sunday evening. His verbal sales pitch was accentuated with the ringing of the bicycle bell, which at times disturbed the resting dogs, and they in turn barked as he sped by. He was a man who influenced the moods of an entire neighbourhood , and was cheerfully greeted by the children. He cycled in the sun and rain, never did he complain.

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DAY 2 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka

With just a few days to go before the start of one of the most high profile events in Sri Lanka’s fashion calendar, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka, here’s an exclusive preview of some of the designers from Day 2 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka. Held in collaboration with the AOD and DIMO, this year’s event will see 65 designers showcase a variety of collections ranging from athleisure and knitwear to childrenswear and casualwear. MBFL Sri Lanka is also considered a springboard for many young designers to launch their new collection and this year we are especially keen to identify Sri Lanka’s new design talent.

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Halloween costumes ideas for the thrifty Sri-Lankans

Halloween is around the corner so this mean themed parties people! Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that we don’t have the time or most importantly the money to get a full on professional look worthy of an Oscar winning special effect make-up artist. So here are a few lazy, easy, fast and cheap costume ideas which gets the point across while exuding varying levels of horror.

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