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Noted lyricist and poet Vaali passes away

Noted evergreen poet and lyricist Vaali passed away at around 5 p m on Thursday at a hospital in Chennai, where he was admitted and undergoing treatment for respiratory illness. He was 82. Last two months he was in hospital, as his condition worsened on Wednesday he was put on ventilator.

Ppoet and Lyricist Vaali
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TNA and PSC: Short sighted strategy a setback for Tamil interests

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), while sighting some logical reasons for staying away from the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) deliberations, attempts to project it as a decision taken in the interests of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. Rajavorodhyam Sampanthan, though a good debater, has totally failed to convince the saner voices in Sri Lankan polity how the boycott of PSC would serve Tamil interests.

 Sugeeswara Senadhira
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Scaling up natural fertility awareness methods increases access to family planning

If women and girls, and their male partners where possible, are aware of fertility cycle, then it is very likely to increase access to existing family planning services, improve communication between partners, and help them prevent unintended pregnancies and space childbirths. Natural fertility awareness methods such as Standard Days Method (SDM) have proven to be effective. SDM has 95% effectiveness which is comparable to other family planning options. Most importantly, SDM users highlighted that one of the reasons they prefer SDM is because it has no side effects.

Scaling up natural fertility awareness methods increases access to family planning
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All-Island Schools’ Programmes Planned for CHOGM 2013

As part of the ongoing initiatives to involve the public fully in events connected with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November, the Ministry of External Affairs convened a meeting on 17th July 2013 to organize a programme in schools throughout the country.

All-Island Schools’ Programmes Planned for CHOGM 2013
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President Rajapaksa Discusses Local Grievances with Catholic Clergy and Local Politicians from Mannar

A group of priests from the Diocese of Mannar, along with several local politicians from the region, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

President Rajapaksa Discusses Local Grievances with Catholic Clergy and Local Politicians from Mannar
President Rajapaksa Discusses Local Grievances with Catholic Clergy and Local Politicians from Mannar
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Mid-day meal tragedy in Neively: 170 girl students fall sick

Yet another midday meal tragedy. 170 girls studying at a government school in the Neyveli district of eastern Tamil Nadu were rushed to hospital on July 18 after their mid-day meal fell sick.

Food for schoolchildren cooked right next to toilets - a mid-day meal horror story from Tamil Nadu days after 23 children died in Bihar after being served lunch infected with insecticide in a government-run school. 

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