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President Obama cuts short European trip following attacks on Dallas police!
US President Barrack Obama, who like Indian premier Modi who is now in Africa, has been on shuttle diplomacy, has reportedly cut short his four-day trip to Europe and would be on his way back to Washington, following the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas on July 07. The White Hous...
10.07.2016 - 07:34 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Right to road must first go to pedestrians, non-motorised vehicles
It did not strike me even for a second how fatal it could be for my child to ride a two-wheeler as a pillion rider - without a helmet. If I was conscious about the risk then I would have definitely given a helmet to my child" said the mother of a child who died in an unfortunate road accident in Luc...
10.07.2016 - 06:58 By Bobby Ramakant - CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Juno: NASA’s probe in Orbit around Jupiter
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, moved past yet another astronomical equivalent of a milestone this week, when, Juno, the spacecraft that they sent in 2011, finally managed to position itself in an orbit around the gas giant, Jupiter. It is a monumental achievement, given t...
10.07.2016 - 06:48 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Uruguay’s Victory in the law suite against Philip Morris International a new international trend setter in anti-smoking campaigns
Creating a historic public health victory around the world, Uruguay has won an international legal battle against Philip Morris International to uphold its strong laws to reduce tobacco use. More than six years after Philip Morris launched its legal attack, an arbitration tribunal of the World Bank...
10.07.2016 - 06:42 By Manjari Peiris
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IDP Families in Vavuniya Poonthoddam Welfare Camp Receive Durable Solutions
Durable solutions have been provided to the IDP families in the Poonthoddam Welfare Camp. In the Vavuniya Poonthoddam Welfare Camp, there are presently 97 IDP families who have come from Killinochchi, Mullaitivu, Jaffna and Vavuniya, are temporarily residing in the camp. These IDP families are l...
09.07.2016 - 10:20
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Again Pillayan’s Bail Application Rejected
Yesterday, former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan was further remanded till July 21 by the Batticaloa Magistrate.. Mr Chandrakanthan, a former member of the LTTE who was embraced by the Sri Lankan government after he turned against the movement, is in cus...
08.07.2016 - 06:36
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MDR-TB treatment regimen: Short indeed is beautiful
WHO recently announced new recommendations to speed up diagnosis and improve treatment outcomes for multi drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) through the use of a novel rapid diagnostic test called MTBDRsl, and a shorter, cheaper 9-12 month treatment regimen. The new treatment regimen can be completed in 9-1...
08.07.2016 - 06:07 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Malaysia forward: Government appoints women as Judges in Shariah High Court!
Having launched Islamic program in all walks of life in order to activate Islamic faith level in the society, Malaysia has achieved another milestone in judiciary as two women have been appointed as judges of Malaysia’s Islamic Shariah High Court for the first time in the history of the judiciary of...
08.07.2016 - 05:57 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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EU rejects renewal of agreement with tobacco industry on tackling illicit trade
The European Commission rejects renewal or extension of the controversial agreement with tobacco multinational Philip Morris International (PMI) on tackling illicit trade which expired on 9th July 2016. The decision sets a milestone in the fight against illicit tobacco trade by allowing the allocat...
08.07.2016 - 05:46 By Manjari Peiris
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PM halts Rauff & Water Board after Rishad's complaint
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe instructed both Minister Rauff Hakeem and the water board Chairman to not to proceed with water supply disruption of 5 July due to Ramazan. The instructions came after direct complaint by Industry & Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to PM about the sudden de...
06.07.2016 - 06:48
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World's ugliest colour - Dark Green Brown
The results of a survey led by a group of experts from a marketing company in finding the ugliest colour in the world have just released and it is Opaque Couche or Pantone 448c. It is called Dark Green Brown! This survey has been conducted on the invitation of the Australian Government by research a...
06.07.2016 - 06:41 by Manjari Peiris
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Happy Ramzan: Essence of Eid al-Fitr !
Eid al-Fitr or Ramzan is marked on June 06 this year. Eid Mubarak! Regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, Ramadan fasting is the period when Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. They refrain from consuming food, drink and engaging in sexual relations. It also includes the increased...
05.07.2016 - 12:58 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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‘George Master’ - former translator of LTTE political head Thamilselvan released by court
Acting on the advice of the Attorney General (AG), Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday, released, after seven years, 'George Master' aka Veluppillai Kumaru Pancharatnam, former translator of LTTE political head S.P Thamilselvan, from the magisterial inquiry conducted against him b...
05.07.2016 - 09:00
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CAA conducts more than 10000 consumer protection raids
Sri Lanka’s Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) hit more than 10000 raids in the first half (1H) of 2016 –and increased its fine collections by a strong 55%, latest data showed. According to the CAA data of July, raids conducted by the CAA teams from January to June this year totalled 10146 and is ste...
05.07.2016 - 08:28
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Four people killed and five injured after suicide bombing in Saudi Arabia – one of Islam's holiest sites
Several cars caught fire and local media showed images of what appeared to be a fire outside one of the buildings overlooking the Prophet's Mosque. The area was packed for prayer during the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends in the kingdom on Tuesday. Millions of Muslims v...
05.07.2016 - 08:18
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Farmers to opt to cultivate other crops instead tobacco
A very interesting and encouraging news from Karnataka, India, which could be an example for Sri Lanka too to follow with, to convert our country's soil a profitable one and to help our citizens to be hale and hearty. A witnessing change has been taking place in parts of tobacco growing regions...
05.07.2016 - 07:42 By Manjari Peiris
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Eli - the weasel - is dead
Eli Wiesel has died. I was never a fan of him in spite of his many successes in life, mostly selling the Holocaust industry. I found him fake and considered him a disingenuous person: a hypocrite of our time. He was in the habit of making things up, in a way that his many subsequent detractors could...
04.07.2016 - 19:21 By Habib Siddiqui
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Lesson In Obsequiousness In Interview Grab
Despite all the claims of its high TRP, there are not many who rate the nightly verbal joust on Times Now high because all you get to hear is shouting and screaming. Perhaps the only reason why the programme enjoys high viewership is that people do like to see the interviewee, if he or she is a big...
04.07.2016 - 09:21 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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Nearly 120 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings
Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most The attack on the shopping area of Karrada is the deadliest since U.S.-backed Iraqi forces last month scored a major victory when it dislodged Islamic State from their stronghold of Falluja, an hour's drive wes...
04.07.2016 - 09:16
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U.S. on Civilian Casualties: Inherent right of self-defense-national interest
"U.S. policy on civilian casualties resulting from U.S. operations involving the use of force in armed conflict or in the exercise of the Nation's inherent right of self-defense is based on our national interest, our values, and our legal obligations", declares President Obama in an Executive Order...
04.07.2016 - 08:44 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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