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The importance of the implementation of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: The case of Costa Rica
Professor Stanton A Glantz of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, USA, conducted a study to analyze the process of implementing and enforcing smoke-free environments, tobacco advertising, tobacco taxes and health warning labels from Costa Rica's 2012 tobacco control law. The stu...
09.02.2016 - 09:55 By Manjari Peiris
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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka – The new national list UNP MP
The United National Party’s working committee decided to nominate Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka through the nationalist to the parliament, to fill the vacated parliament seat of M.K.A.D.S Gunawardena. It was reported that Field Marshal Fonseka was among those who were proposed to fill the vacancy c...
09.02.2016 - 08:22
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Experts Urge Early Resolution of Kashmir Issue at International Seminar in Colombo
The speakers of the International seminar to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Sri Lanka unanimously emphasized the need for early resolution of Kashmir Issue in accordance with wishes of Kashmiri people and United Nations resolutions of 1948 and 1949, as lasting peace in the world, especially, in the...
09.02.2016 - 07:44
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No Opposition, no sound
TR Zeliang’s historic winning of the “Vote of Confidence” of his Government has completed one year. He moved the “Confidence Motion” of his Government when 22 NPF dissident legislators led by G Kaito Aye threw an unprecedented challenge to his leadership in the NPF legislature party. The NPF had 38...
08.02.2016 - 07:35 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Correcting the false narrative of the Ma Ba Tha
Wirathu and his band of criminal Buddhist monks have hijacked Buddhism and poisoned the political discourse inside Myanmar. Ma Ba Tha uses the news of the rape and murder of a Rakhine woman allegedly by Rohingya Muslims in Arakan in 2012 to paint a very damning picture of the divide between "us" and...
08.02.2016 - 07:21 By Habib Siddiqui
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43 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka Tomorrow
43 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 9th February 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are scheduled to arrive through Sri Lankan Airlines (UL 132) at 10.20 a.m from Trichy and Mihin Lanka Airlines (MJ130) at 12.20 p.m. from...
08.02.2016 - 07:18
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EDB, Rishad join forces for Lanka exports’ next big hit
A top Cabinet Minister and Sri Lanka’s apex exports facilitator EDB joined forces on 05 February to create Sri Lanka exports’ next big win-and the bulk of Lankan footwear and leather exports are footwear, rather than leather. “It is a great pleasure to see this series of exhibitions initiated by the...
08.02.2016 - 07:02
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Nationalists and Anti- Nationals – A voice to reckon from Canada
The National Peace Council claims that the singing of the national anthem in Tamil is a strong gesture of reconciliation by the government. It claims that the government had the courage and wisdom to have the national anthem sung in both Sinhala and Tamil overcoming the objections of "nationalists"....
08.02.2016 - 06:48 By Ira de Silva
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Letter from America: Any hope for peace in the Palestine-Israel Conflict?
For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of our c...
07.02.2016 - 13:26 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Chinese New Year 2016 – Spring Festival
Chinese New Year, classified as the Year of the Monkey, begins on Monday, February 8th this year and the Chinese community, both in China and scattered all over the world, are about to celebrate the most important event of the year with ceremonial splendor usually associated with the festival. For...
07.02.2016 - 22:49 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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34 NE MPs need one voice to solve racial problems at Delhi
The violence perpetrated on the northeast students including girls by the locals and their landlord in nation’s capital and also the Police’s subsequent refusal to admit their FIRs against the culprits is only the repetition of the past. On many occasions, most of the crimes, which could have been a...
07.02.2016 - 07:48
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka, on a four-day official visit. Zeid will be in the island from February 6 to 10 to see what is being done to implement the UN Human Rights Council’s October 1 resolution on Sri Lanka, according...
06.02.2016 - 11:15
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Sri Lanka lifts ban on Tamil version of national anthem!
In an effort to achieve reconciliation with the ethnic minority community possibly in a step by step manner, the Sirisena government of Sri Lanka has lifted an unofficial ban on Tamil version of national anthem. Sri Lanka marked the country's Independence by reintroducing Tamil version of the isla...
06.02.2016 - 07:37 Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Town
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake yesterday on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka. Earlier on Friday, she was received on her arrival here by her Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera. Minister Swaraj...
06.02.2016 - 07:17
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Now the mosquitoes are terrorizing the world!
While ISIS and Al Qaeda are terrorizing Asia and Africa, ‘Zika’ is terrorizing the South and North America and now Europe too where isolated cases have been found. It is the same mosquitoes that devastated us with dengue and chikungunya in Sri Lanka and Asia are now armed with a new weapon called....
06.02.2016 - 06:15 By S.H.Moulana
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Modi is action king: Kailash Vijayvargia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has enhanced the image of India in the comity of nations resulting in larger Foreign Direct Investment and drastic improvement in credit ratings. “We have proved that this is the government that works for the welfare of nation unlike the corrupt Congress Government. Modi...
05.02.2016 - 09:04 By Prakash M Swamy
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Eighth Int’l Footwear & Leather show opens today
The Footwear and Leather Fair 2016, the eighth in its successful series, opens tomorrow 05 February morning at BMICH. The Footwear and Leather fair series is a joint effort of Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), the Ministry of Indu...
05.02.2016 - 07:49
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Kashmir In A Limbo
While the Modi government busies itself in an unseemly political war in Arunachal Pradesh because of alleged defiance of ‘beef’ ban and a reported plot by the ousted chief minister to harm the state governor and his family, it would be well advised to attend to a more urgent problem in another state...
05.02.2016 - 07:43 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Beleaguered Yahapalanaya regime brings in heavy artillery: Enter the Field Marshal
Sri Lankan political scene resembles a jungle in disarray. It appears that a no holds barred battle is on for the survival of the fittest. There is President Sirisena, obviously keen on being the King of the jungle now, and beyond his self-declared one term Presidency, surrounded by some who resembl...
04.02.2016 - 09:50 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Iowa Primary Polls: Republican Victory Evolves into Controversy
No sooner had political pundits across both sides of the divide flocked together to write down the political obituary of Donald J Trump in the aftermath of his defeat at the hands of Ted Cruz, the darling of evangelists of the American public, than the former saw an opportunity belittle the victory...
04.02.2016 - 09:44 Hemantha Abyeywardena writes from London…
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