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Pakistan High Commission hosts Iftar Dinner

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka hosted the grand annual Iftar reception in Colombo recently.

Dr  Mrs  Sarfraz Sipra with Opposition Leader R  Sampanthan
Dr  Sarfraz Sipra with Minister Kabir Hashim
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Signals from NSG slugfest

Only one country, China stood at the NSG gate obstructing the entry of India into the 48-member elite nuclear trading group when they met in Seoul.

Signals from NSG slugfest
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Why the emphasis on tobacco taxation?

The Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic of the World Health Organization(WHO) shows that raising taxes on tobacco products is one of the most cost-effective measures to reduce consumption of products that increase mortality , while also generating substantial domestic revenue for health and other essential programs—investments that benefit the entire population.

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ASEAN MPs call on Thai authorities to allow for free expression in advance of constitutional referendum

Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia expressed disappointment at yesterday’s ruling by the Thai Constitutional Court upholding Article 61 of the Constitutional Referendum Act. The clause outlaws the distribution of information intended to influence voters in advance of a referendum on the draft charter, scheduled for 7 August.

Charles Santiago, a member of the Malaysian Parliament and Chairperson of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR).
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Deputy Minister Thewarapperuma hospitalized after a failed attempt to commit suicide

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, who attempted to commit suicide at a school in Mathugama, has been hospitalised. The Deputy Minister is currently receiving treatments at the Nagoda hospital.

Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma
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