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All that glitters: Ray of Treasure (105 carats) and Star of Sri Lanka (393 carats), are two of the biggest gems found in Sri Lanka. They are now part of the National Gem Reserve. Here Dominic Mok, Principal Gemmologist, Asian Gemological Institute, Hong Kong admires the two stones with a group of his students at the National Gem and Jewellery Authority in Colombo yesterday. 
Pictures by Dudley Wickramasinghe

Agony of Ecstasy hits Lankan nightclubs

by Asanga Warnakulasuriya

An addictive drug commercially known as "Ecstasy" or "Love Drug" which revs up the spirits of young revellers is suspected to be in circulation in the nightclubs of several five-star hotels in Colombo, a senior Police Narcotic Bureau source said. The drug made artificially, is scientifically known as methamphetamine.
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Peace process showing fruitful results - PM

From Ananda Kannangara in Katuwana, Hambantota

The peace process is showing fruitful results and the government is awaiting the LTTE proposals, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.
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