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Golden Jubilee of Washington Buddhist Vihara marked
The first Theravada Buddhist monastic community in the United States incorporated as a religious society under the patronage of Most Venerable Madihe Pannasiha Mahanayake Thera in Washington, D.C. celebrated its Golden Jubilee last week attended by Buddhists and well wishers from all over America. T...
06.05.2016 - 08:45 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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All top 20 global shipping lines call on Colombo’-Rishad at #WEDF2016
Due to Sri Lanka’s strategic location, all top twenty global shippers call on historic Colombo port –and Sri Lanka’s central geographic location is a great drawcard for the 16th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) session to be held in Colombo this October, as revealed on 05 May in Colombo. “WED...
06.05.2016 - 08:13
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Corruption, liquor, price rise, unemployment and Hindutva - issues in Tamil Nadu poll 2016!
With two weeks left for the people of Tamil Nadu to queue up before the poll booths to decide their own fate as well as the future of their children in the corruption-liquor ridden, latest pre-poll predictions cast the dominant corrupt – and hence richest - Dravidian parties ruling AIADMK and former...
06.05.2016 - 08:06 Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal,
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Parliament voted to suspend for a week, two MPs for instigating the clash on Tuesday
Sri Lankan Parliament yesterday approved the proposal to suspend for a week from Parliament, effective from today, two members of Parliament - Deputy Minister of Internal, Cultural and Wayamba Development and UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma and UPFA Gampaha District MP Prasanna Ranaweera for in...
06.05.2016 - 07:40
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Clash Report recommends disciplinary action against MPs Palitha Thewarapperuma and Prasanna Ranaweera
The report compiled on the clash which broke out in Parliament yesterday recommends the highest possible disciplinary action against MPs Palitha Thewarapperuma(UNP) and Prasanna Ranaweera (UPFA) for causing the tense situation to escalate into an exchange of blows, according to sources. The repor...
05.05.2016 - 10:02
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Landmark victories for global health – major defeat for the tobacco industry
High courts in India and the European Union today upheld strong measures to reduce tobacco use, including requirements for large, graphic health warnings on tobacco products and in the EU, a ban on flavoured tobacco products, including menthol, and authority for countries to adopt standardized plain...
05.05.2016 - 08:41 By Manjari Peiris
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya calls for an investigation into yesterday’s brawl in Parliament
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya calls for an investigation into yesterday’s brawl in Parliament and assigned Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala and Deputy Chairman of Committees Selvam Adaikkilanathan to submit a report of the investigations immediately. Addressing the House soon after it had been sum...
04.05.2016 - 05:48
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Superb example for other countries, including Sri Lanka to be more serious – Uruguay has successfully done it!
Two international studies conducted in Uruguay reveal that compared to indoor air contamination levels and nicotine levels before and after the smoking ban in the country, there is roughly 90 percent reduction in both. A 2010 national study revealed that there was a 22 percent drop in admissions...
04.05.2016 - 05:16 By Manjari Peiris
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Pakistan issues Commemorative Postal stamp to honor Prominent Christian Leader
The Government of Pakistan has issued a commemorative postage stamp in recognition of the services of prominent Pakistan movement activist and Christian minority leader Dewan Bahadur S.P. Singha. Lauding the services of Dewan Bahadur SP Singha, President Mamnoon Hussain said that dynamic nations a...
04.05.2016 - 05:08
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Parliament adjourned, UNP MP Sandith Samarasinghe suffered injuries admitted to National Hospital
UNP National List MP Sandith Samarasinghe was admitted to the National Hospital after he suffered face and head injuries during a clash in Parliament. A tense situation prevailed in Parliament resulting in a clash, while MP Sarath Fonseka was speaking on the withdrawal of the army security provide...
04.05.2016 - 05:28
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Former President Security: Joint Opposition denounced abrupt decision to remove military security and replaced with police personnel
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s military security will be replaced with police personnel by yesterday afternoon, Mr. Rajapaksa's media unit said. They said that 50 of 102 security detail, which included five Army Majors and 45 Commandos, would be replaced with four Sub Inspectors and 46 Pol...
03.05.2016 - 08:48
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Tobacco industry “Show Your Colours” advertising Campaign in Indonesia
The advertising campaigns were another aggressive marketing attempt by the tobacco industry to gain market share in Indonesia. Indonesia is the second-largest cigarette market in Asia after China. According to a survey conducted in 2011, the country had the highest male smoking rate in the world -...
03.05.2016 - 08:13 By Manjari Peiris
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Asthma: We can beat it but not kill it
Asthma is a common chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) that is usually characterised by inflammation of the bronchial tubes or airways of the lungs. 10,000 litres of air and blood pass through our lungs and, as a result, they deliver 350 litres of oxygen every day. If this delivery is hampered in...
03.05.2016 - 08:06 Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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China FTA round three next month
China is a promising market for Sri Lanka’s select, premium products such as gems –and an important round of bilateral talks on Lanka-China FTA is scheduled for next month. Updating the Lankan business community on the country’s latest global trade developments, Minister of Industry and Commerce R...
03.05.2016 - 07:58
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TN poll 2016: Election commission transfers IAS, IPS officers for allegedly supporting the ruling party!
enerally the government departments and various state agencies support and promote the interests of the ruling party in a poll as part of their duty as failure to oblige the government ruling party would land them in trouble. That is how democracy functions in the world. The ruling party enjoys the...
03.05.2016 - 07:50 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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24 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 3rd May 2016
24 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 3rd May 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are scheduled to arrive through Mihin Lanka Airlines (MJ 380) at 09.25 a.m from Madurai D.M.Swaminathan, Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilita...
02.05.2016 - 22:14
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B’ Desh Jamaat: Racing Against Time And History
The anti-liberation political party in Bangladesh, Jamaat-e-Islami is passing through the worst time of its history as its top leaders are being punished one after another for committing crimes against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971 and the rank and file are extremely enervated. The p...
02.05.2016 - 09:04 By *Amir Hossain - Syndicate Features
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Asthma - can we live with it?
Not all ailments are of the type that can be cured completely over time, even though they are not life threatening. Asthma, which afflicts an estimated 300 million people worldwide, is one such disease that cannot be cured though it can consciously be controlled. Those who keep it under check, throu...
02.05.2016 - 09:05 By Akanksha Sethi - Citizen News Service
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Déjà vu! Fate of Apple as the Sparkle of Innovation Fizzles Out
The announcement by Apple, the world’s most valuable listed company up until recently, that its iPhone sales has declined significantly in the second quarter of this year for the first time since 2003, didn’t come as a surprise to many, who have been watching the company’s overwhelming struggle in t...
01.05.2016 - 09:37 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Bombing of Hospitals in War-torn Places
Death is almost never welcome. And it is simply unacceptable to find out that someone had died in a hospital not because of his or her illness but because of bombing sustained by the facility. It is a major crime to attack a hospital. Unfortunately, that is what has been happening in war ravaged ter...
01.05.2016 - 09:31 By Habib Siddiqui
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