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Indian FM's association and interest in the country is a source of strength - Prof. Peiris

Sri Lanka has expressed satisfaction that India has appointed Ms. Sushma Swaraj as the new Minister of External Affairs in the Indian government.

Indian FM's association and interest in the country is a source of strength - Prof. Peiris
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Pak tobacco tax reforms could help half million quit, up taxes by Rs 27.2 billion

A potentially path-breaking report shows that the introduction of a uniform specific tax accounting for 70% of Pakistan's average cigarette price could lead to half a million smokers quitting, and reduce premature deaths among adult smokers by over 180,000. At the same time more than Rupees 27 billion (USD 277 million) would be generated in new cigarette tax revenues. Pakistan currently has one of the largest populations of tobacco users in the world, with over 22 million adults smoking tobacco.

Pak tobacco tax reforms could help half million quit, up taxes by Rs 27.2 billion
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Turkey Commends Progress In Sri Lanka

Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, held bilateral discussions with Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 17th Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Algiers.

Turkey Commends Progress In Sri Lanka
Turkey Commends Progress In Sri Lanka
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Modi retains Varanasi seat

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been elected from two seats to the 16th Lok Sabha today decided to retain Varanasi seat and relinquish Vadodra seat.

Modi retains Varanasi seat
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Sri Lanka to Expand Co-operation with Spain

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris had bilateral discussions with Mr. Manuel Garcia Marfil, Minister of Foreign Affairs Spain, on the sidelines of the 17thMinisterial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Algiers on Wednesday.

 Sri Lanka to Expand Co-operation with Spain
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Jan-April exports trounce seasonal downturn, sustain Q1 surge levels

Despite the regular annual seasonal pullback, Sri Lanka’s January-April exports have successfully sustained its Q1 surge. “The usual April seasonal export slowdown did not affect our exports. In fact, today we are seeing a periodic rise of 15%” said a satisfied Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce on 29 May.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce)
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Connecting the dots: Tobacco use, diabetes, and tuberculosis

Tobacco related illness kills nearly 6 million people each year, accounting for 1 in 10 of all deaths globally. More than 5.4 million of these deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600,000 are due to non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. In fact tobacco is a risk factor for 6 of the 8 leading causes of death worldwide. And even as an estimated 1 million Indians die every year from tobacco related diseases, there are around 275 million people in India consuming this poison.

 Dr KS Sachdeva, Additional Director General, Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India:
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Vaiko set to mend fences with Modi

After a public spat with Narendra Modi and skipping his swearing in ceremony on May 26, Vaiko and his MDMK party appear to be set on mending fences with the Prime Minister.

Vaiko set to mend fences with Modi
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