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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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First national drive launched to move Lankan Facebook gen to profit-making

The door for the Lankan youth to move towards a much needed entrepreneurial culture has opened on 21 December when the national SME giant launched a pioneering initiative aimed at the youth of the country in partnership with ILO.www.ye.lk the online business portal for youth jointly facilitated by NEDA and ILO as newly appointed Chairman of NEDA Omar Kamil (former Colombo Mayor-far left), former Minister Rohitha Bogollagama (second from left) and Li Donglin (Director - ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives-far right) look on at BMICH, Colombo 7 on 21 December." class="caption" align="right" />

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (third from left) launches www.ye.lk the online business portal for youth jointly facilitated by NEDA and ILO as newly appointed Chairman of NEDA Omar Kamil (former Colombo Mayor-far left), former Minister Rohitha Bogollagama (second from left) and Li Donglin (Director - ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives-far right) look on at BMICH, Colombo 7 on 21 December.
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Smoke-free legislation in Hong Kong saves lives

A recent study published in the journal BMJ measured changes in death rates due to cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and other causes after Hong Kong implemented a smoke-free law, reveals that in the five years following implementation of Hong Kong’s smoke-free law, there were fewer deaths due to ischemic heart disease, respiratory diseases and cardiovascular disease, viz. 12.6 percent, 10.4 percent and 6.2 percent respectively.

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