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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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Sri Lankans are for Pluralism: President Chandrika Kumaratunga leads a programme for Ethnic and Religious Harmony
The South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI), created and chaired by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, successfully completed a project on capacity building for Peaceful Co-existence through Ethnic and Religious Harmony, in the districts of Kalutara, Galle, Ratnapura, Kegalle and Puttalam....
30.04.2016 - 22:35
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WIPO commends Sri Lanka for concrete deliverables under IP Action Plan
The Director General of the Geneva based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Dr. Francis Gurry, commended Sri Lanka for its achievements and concrete deliverables under the 10 Point GoSL-WIPO Intellectual Property Action Plan, which could serve as a good model for other countries similar...
30.04.2016 - 09:38
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The Colombo Magistrate bars Joint Opposition entering Shalika grounds
The Colombo Magistrate had yesterday issued an order barring the leaders and supporters of the Joint Opposition, Chairman and members of the All Ceylon Motor Workers’ Union from entering the Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita for May Day procession, Police Headquarters announced yesterday. Narahenpita P...
30.04.2016 - 09:24
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How Odd And Uneven, Kejriwal!
The Aam Admi Party justifies its name with acts that it thinks endear it to the ‘aam admi’ (common man). That is fine but there is a slight problem. Till it conquers a new territory, the party will remain a Delhi phenomenon and it has to take into account the interests of all. Many residents of the...
30.04.2016 - 08:41 By Tukoji R.Pandit - Syndicate Features
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How One Makes Good Governance Concept - A Reality
Long years after independence or Sri Lanka enjoying independence for more than six decades, we, as a nation now experience, a new political culture, a unique event taking shape in the political history of the aptly called “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” and the world political history. We, as a nation,...
30.04.2016 - 07:56 By Ven.Yatamalagala Sumanasara Thera, - Advisor, Qingliang Vihara, Singapore and Executive Director Help International Foundation, Pattivila
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Afghan hospital attack: U.S. absolves itself of war crimes
The United States has unilaterally cleared itself of 'War Crimes' of its aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people October 3 last year saying it occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. ground troops kn...
30.04.2016 - 07:36 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Global Report
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Lalin’s Column: Tumult in the Kandyan hills
Pallekelle rugby grounds, just above the Mahaveli River, looked a lovely green in its gloriously wooded setting. Tabebuia Rosea trees were in glorious bloom on the road side from Kandy .The Knuckles and surrounding hills make this ground about the prettiest of them all. Perfect weather and a firm gr...
03.05.2016 - 08:19 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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