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Partnering Lanka shines bright at Turkey’s Izmir

Sri Lanka, honored as the first ever Asian Partner country at the Izmir Int’l Fair series in Turkey, has successfully clinched several trade and business deals at this global event, while also pushing its historic trade ties with the easternmost NATO power to new levels.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-third from left) goes all smiles representing Lanka as the first Asian Partner Country at the Izmir Int’l Fair series in Turkey, and joins the other invited dignitaries from 39 countries during the inauguration ceremonies of the 2013 Izmir International Fair (the 82nd international multi-product exhibition series in Izmir city, Turkey) on 29 August.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) addresses the massive audience at the inaugural session of 2013 Izmir International Fair (the 82nd international multi-product exhibition series in Izmir, Turkey) on 29 August. Sri Lanka was the partner country at the 82nd show held in Izmir, which is also a candidate city for the global EXPO 2020 event.
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Tobacco industry interests are in conflict with public health

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world’s first global public health and corporate accountability treaty and to date 177 countries are Parties to it. By signing and ratifying this treaty, these countries are committed to adopt a range of measures to reduce tobacco use, including increasing taxes on tobacco products, banning tobacco advertising, creating smoke free public and work places, implementing health warnings, combating illicit trade and, above all, preventing industry interference in influencing health policies.

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Sugeeswara joins President’s office

Senior mediaperson-turned diplomat, Sugeeswara P. Senadhira has taken over as Consultant Director (Data and Information) in the Presidential Secretariat. In between diplomatic appointments abroad, Sugeeswara served as Colombo Bureau Chief of Asian Tribune.

Sugeeswara P. Senadhira  is seen attending a conference presided over by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees
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When whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts

Earlier this year we had visited many biosafety level (BSL) III laboratories in India where one of the latest diagnostic tools were available to do drug susceptibility testing (DST) for tuberculosis (TB). One red-coloured sticker on these diagnostic tools caught our attention: UNITAID. This organization not only raises 70% of its core funding by innovative financing mechanisms such as by levying a small fee on airline tickets, but also has made a difference differently when compared with other traditional donors.

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Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) urges government for speedy implementation of belated regulation – Pictorial Health Warnings

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) reiterated yesterday on the need of implementation of the regulation of pictorial health warnings with coverage of 80 percent on the front and back of all tobacco products immediately.

Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) urges government for speedy implementation of belated regulation – Pictorial Health Warnings
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Educating Professional Buyers on Appreciating Ceylon Tea in Guangzhou, China

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou, together with world famous Sri Lankan companies, Mlesna Tea and Vintage Tea presented an educational seminar on appreciation of Ceylon Tea at Food and Hospitality World China 2013, a professional international food, beverage and hospitality trade fair held at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou.

Educating Professional Buyers on Appreciating Ceylon Tea in Guangzhou, China
Educating Professional Buyers on Appreciating Ceylon Tea in Guangzhou, China
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Seoul's invisible skyscraper

South Korea is being to construct namely an invisible skyscraper. According to Charles Wee on GDS architectural firm that has designed the tower, the firm has opted to build the world's first invisible tower which will showcase innovation and Korean technology.

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Partnering Lanka shines bright at Turkey’s Izmir, snaps-up immediate orders

Sri Lanka, honoured as the first ever Asian Partner country at the Izmir Int’l Fair series in Turkey, has successfully clinched several trade and business deals at this global event, while also pushing its historic trade ties with the easternmost NATO power to new levels.

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SLFP Organizer Ankajan Father Ramanathan Released On Bail

Sathasivam Ramanathan, Father of Ankajan, Chief Organizer of the SLFP for the Jaffna District and a candidate of the ruling UPFA Party from the Jaffna District in the election for the Northern Provincial Council was released on conditional bail.

Sathasivam Ramanathan
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