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President Mahinda Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka has had to face various accusations despite defeating a terrorist organisation.Speaking at the UPFA May Day rally in Colombo today, the President said that the working class in Sri Lanka is enjoying the benefits of freedom after the war. “Yet we have had to face several accusations after defeating terrorism,” the President said.The President also said that today’s UPFA May Day rally was one of the biggest he has seen during his political career. read more

Grammy nominated Professor Louie & The Crowmatix will be hitting the stage tonight at Valley Heights Secondary School.The band is visiting Valley Heights in between stops in neighbouring American cities.“We are able to have them perform on a non-traditional concert night, a Monday, at an early time so that we can all have an early night and be ready for school or work the next day,” said Sara Moody Veldhuis, head of music at Valley Heights.Professor Louie & The Crowmatix will be performing Monday afternoon for the students, and for the public at 7 p.m.Waterford singer-songwriter Amber Banks will open the evening.“I first came to know of Amber through her dad, Bobby Banks of local blues band favourites The Shoe Shine Boys”, said Moody Veldhuis.  “Amber has been posting YouTube videos for a while now, and I have been quietly following her.”Moody Veldhuis knew she had to find a place to showcase Amber after hearing her rendition of Queen’s “Love of My Life.”Some music students at Valley Heights will have the opportunity to perform alongside the Crowmatix in the evening.The proceeds from this event will be going towards the school’s music program and Aging Instrument Campaign.“The costs to run a music department, by nature, are quite high”, said Moody Veldhuis. “This is a chance for us to not only experience and enjoy some fantastic musicians, but to be able to contribute funds back into the program, just by attending.”Tickets can be purchased at Cashmere and Cobwebs, and C-Squared Home & Décor at both their Port Dover and Port Rowan locations.staylor@postmedia.com read more