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“A timely need for responsible parties to take immediate action to limit, if not prevent the use of areca-nut”
A special programme to mark the Head and Neck Cancer day which falls on 27th July has been arranged by the Centre for Research in Oral Cancer, in the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya. The Director of the Centre, Professor WM Thilakaratne stated that several programmes are schedul...
27.07.2015 - 08:43 By Manjari Peiris
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Why not asking Prime Minister Modi to give 100 to Nagas not 80!
Two days of discussion on the Naga political issue with almost all the legislators taking part on the Floor of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly has shown very clearly that not a single legislators of the present 12th NLA is aware of the “Charter of Demands” on which the Government of India and the...
27.07.2015 - 08:31
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We wish them good luck!
Despite winning the fifth ODI quite convincingly by beating the visitors by a huge margin, this is one of the most disappointing series Sri Lanka had faced at home in the hands of any visiting team. We lost the Test and the ODI series badly. I was a witness to some of the young ones who were enthu...
27.07.2015 - 00:20 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh.
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Launching of the UPFA manifesto - 2015
The UPFA Manifesto – 2015 will be launched tomorrow at 9.00 am at Henry Pedris Ground on 28 July. The UPFA comprise of 20 political parties and nearly 100 civil society organizations and all of them are expected to participate in the launching event - Asian Tribune -
26.07.2015 - 14:13
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Sri Lankan General Election 2015: who will take us to the Promised Land?
The Sri Lankan General Election, scheduled to be taken place on August 17, is in full swing and the expatriate community as a whole is as keen as the local population back home in watching the latest developments. Although, after months of speculations – and denials as well – it started on a dull no...
26.07.2015 - 14:03 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Mahinda will pay for using State-provided vehicles for election campaigning
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will also pay for using State-provided vehicles for election campaigning, his press office announced. A payment of Rs. 100,000 on this account had been remitted to the presidential secretariat a news release said. Earlier Cabinet has approved a proposal which stat...
26.07.2015 - 08:57
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Derailing Parliament Session Over Non-Issue.....?
Even without being subjected to the barrage of strident comments from the pundits most Indians understood that derailing parliament session is bad, an unhealthy practice in a democracy. But it is not clear if ‘allowing’ parliament to be back on the track would address the issues that have arisen out...
26.07.2015 - 08:12 By Atul Cowshis & Malladi Rama Rao - Syndicate Features
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Implications of nuclear deal for Saudi Arabia!
US President Barack Obama, as he sought support from his countrymen over the issue, told Americans today that the agreement reached between Iran and six major powers to limit its sensitive nuclear activities will make America and the world safer and more secure. “That's why we're going to seize it t...
26.07.2015 - 08:02 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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President Maithripala Sirisena to attend commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Maldives
President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a State visit to participate at the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives on 26th July, 2015 in Male. The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake and senior officials of th...
25.07.2015 - 11:42
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Tamils and citizens need to consolidate the recent progressive changes in the country
Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly urges the Tamil people and all citizens of Sri Lanka to do their historic duty at the upcoming Parliamentary elections by carefully voting for the parties and candidates with the main objective of consolidating the progressive changes and gains made during the recen...
25.07.2015 - 09:49
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President presents National Flag to Lankan scout team
: President Maithripala Sirisena as the First Scout of Sri Lanka today (July 23) presented the National Flag to the Sri Lankan scouts team which is participating in the World Scout Jamboree in Japan. The World Scout Jamboree is to be held from July 29 to August 01 in Yamiguchi in Japan, with partici...
25.07.2015 - 08:39
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Overwhelming support for Imams
There is overwhelming support for the Friday’s (24/7) sermon in every mosque in Sri Lanka, which centered on the evil activities of the extremist groups in other countries and the damage they have deliberately caused to the peaceful religion Islam. Imams pointed out how these groups have managed to...
25.07.2015 - 08:06 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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President Barack Obama invites Nawaz Sharif to USA: Implications!
US President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for an official visit, a move seen in Washington here as mark of support for his policies, particularly efforts to improve ties with neighbors including India with pipeline diplomacy. This is notwithstanding seemingly illusio...
25.07.2015 - 07:57 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Ranil wants report on alleged IS combatant
Cabinet spokesperson and Minister Rajitha Senaratne announcing the Cabinet decisions said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had requested the Inspector General of Police to investigate the incident and close associates of the deceased involved the recent Syria attack and submit a report to h...
24.07.2015 - 08:55
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Early diagnosis of drug resistance is crucial to ending TB
Despite being treatable, TB remains a major global public health problem. As Dr Mario Raviglione, Director Global Tuberculosis Programme of WHO, informed, in 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB in; 1.5 million men, women and children died from it; 480,000 people developed multi drug resistant TB...
24.07.2015 - 08:20 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Winners from Sri Lanka received Young Leadership Award from the Queen
Winners from Sri Lanka who received Young Leadership Award from the Queen met the British High Commissioner. British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris recently met Kavindya Thennakoon and Thejitha Saubhagya Edirisinghe, the Sri Lankan winners of the inaugural Queen’s Young Leader Award...
24.07.2015 - 08:10
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“He is the first President we can look up to”
Civil Society Representatives Appreciate the President’s Neutral Role in the Election Campaigning Process. As directed by President Maithripala Sirisena, Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon informed all Ministry Secretaries and Provincial Secretaries that recruitment, appointments and promotio...
23.07.2015 - 17:01
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Sri Lanka posted new ambassadors to five countries
The Ministry of External Affairs announced the appointment of new ambassadors for five countries - France, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kuwait and Seychelles. According to the, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Mahishini Colonne A.L.T. Najimudeen has been appointed to Afghanistan, Yasoja Gu...
23.07.2015 - 10:18
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The generation that is born today should be a generation without tobacco
Currently one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco, which is nearly six million people each year, the World Health Organization states. Ministers from 10 countries, including Australia with the aim of ending high smoking rates among young people, assembled recently in Paris to start a commo...
23.07.2015 - 09:49 By Manjari Peiris
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Government to pay the Golden Key depositors on 24th
As per the proposal made by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake through his interim budget, the government is to begin the disbursement of payment to the deposit holders of the defunct Golden Key Credit Card Company Ltd (GK) from July 24th. The cabinet of ministers gave its approval last week...
22.07.2015 - 22:53
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