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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

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Governments must take bold action to tackle non-communicable diseases - Commonwealth

In a new report commissioned by the Commonwealth, recommendations such as establishing 100 per cent smoke-free public spaces and introducing a 20 per cent sugar tax on soft drinks are set out in a bid to cut the number deaths related to unhealthy lifestyles.

Dr. Mbololwa Mbikusita-Lewanika - Commonwealth health adviser
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Life size statue of Thiruvalluvar unveiled in NY

A life size statue of Tamil poet and savant Thiruvalluvar who gave the famous couplets 'Thirukkural' was unveiled in Tamil Christian Church in Middle Village, Queens, New York by Dr VG Santhosam, prominent industrialist of Chennai and President of World Tamil Association.

Karpoora Sundara Pandian, Dr Sundar Deva Prasad, V G Santhosam, Dr Ramiah and Swami Vipulananda
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Another President’s man arrested and remanded

Another Sri Lanka President’s man, former State Timber Corporation Chairman Anuruddha Polgampola was arrested on 15th night by the Criminal Investigations Department, later produced in the courts and remanded till 18th May, by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

Polgampola received his appointment letter Friday (04) evening from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Official residence.
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