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EC Chairman demonstrates safety features on ballot boxes

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday demonstrated the safety features on the cardboard ballot boxes to dispel fears the election could be rigged by changing the boxes or tampering with them.
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Election 2020

EC Chairman demonstrates safety features on ballot boxes

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday demonstrated the safety features on the cardboard ballot boxes to dispel fears the election could be rigged by changing the boxes or tampering with them.

New Parliament to meet on 20 August

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has summoned the new Parliament to meet on 20 August.

FM Fonseka's bombed car takes center-stage during campaign

The Peugeot car damaged in the suicide bomb attack on then Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is taken to each location he is campaigning in and put on display. He is contesting from the Gampaha District on the SBJ ticket.

TISL's "apesalli"initiative draws over 150 election related complaints

Complaints on the misuse of state sponsored development projects, state-owned vehicles and misconduct of public officials make up the majority of complaints received by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), in the campaign period for the 2020 Parliamentary election.
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Dehiwela Zoo celebrates 84th birthday on quiet note

The National Zoological Gardens at Dehiwala celebrated its 84th birthday earlier this month. Celebrations to mark the day took a quiet note due to the threat of COVID-19 spread.

The magic of Sybil nenda's books......

Sri Lanka celebrated, and much-loved writer of children’s literature Sybil Wettasinghe passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday. Her passing rekindled in the minds of many grown up’s the magic that her books brought to their lives.

History of epidemics in Sri Lanka

To coincide with International Archives Week (June 8-14) , Shamara Wettimuny highlights how medical administration reports and newspapers available in the National Archives provide a longitudinal picture of Sri Lanka’s public health for the last 100 years, & various epidemics SL has confronted.

Edward Lear & his paintings in the Land of the Serendibbians

British poet & painter Edward Lear made a brief visit to Ceylon in the latter part of 1874. He left behind some fascinating water colour paintings of the island in his collection.