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A large number of children were exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes
A large number of children were exposed to SHS in the home. Encouraging of voluntary smoke-free rules in homes and cessation in adults has the potential to reduce SHS exposure among children and prevent SHS-related diseases and deaths, reveals the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) a research conduc...
12.02.2016 - 10:08 By Manjari Peiris
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UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka – ‘A Great Betrayal’ Slams Rajapaksa
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have given the UN Human Rights Commissioner an assurance that last year’s UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka will be implemented. He called upon Sri Lankans to uni...
12.02.2016 - 09:59
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Yoshitha Rajapaksha, and four others re-remanded
Yoshitha Rajapaksha, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha and four others including Nishantha Ranatunga, Rohan Weliwita were re-remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate and Additional District Judge Dammika Hemapala, until February 25 by the Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala over the...
12.02.2016 - 08:54
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The 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day celebrated in Geneva
The 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence was celebrated at an event organized by the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva on 6 February 2016 (Saturday) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) New Building. Over 250 members of the Sri Lankan community attended the...
12.02.2016 - 08:37
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It's a 'foreign' wicket for Dhoni!
For we Sri Lankan living away from home country, Tuesday (9/2) evening was one of the happiest one. All cricket fans were glued to the their TV sets although they did not have much hope of seeing their team beating their neighbor, India, whose team was filled with much more experienced players under...
11.02.2016 - 08:17 By S.H.Moulana
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US presidency 2016: Sanders outsmarts Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire!
The countdown seems to have begun for both Democrats and republicans for the forthcoming US presidency poll. In Democratic party all-powerful former Secretary of State Mrs. Clinton is seen running way behind her fellow candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who calls himself a “democratic socia...
11.02.2016 - 08:05 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Declaring war on the media
Yahapalana Prime Minister (PM) in Parliament last week fired a thundering broadside at one of the most potent contributors to the 2015 regime change. The media had stepped out of line since then he alleged. Media, print and electronic, some given singular star rating mention, were poked, trussed, pi...
11.02.2016 - 07:54 By A Patabendige
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Bangladesh decides not to allow smokers to undergo medical education
General public including civil society organizations in Bangladesh have been long requesting the health authorities to refrain from providing admission to Medical Colleges and to the Civil Service to those who are engaged in tobacco smoking. They believe that doctors should be role models to estab...
10.02.2016 - 07:06 By Manjari Peiris
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Pak Lankan Institutions signs MoUs to Promote Academic and Cultural Cooperation
Pakistan’s largest Private Sector University, Preston University has signed Memorandums of Understanding with Sri Lanka's College of Information Management & Sciences and Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association for collaboration in a variety of fields in an impressive cer...
10.02.2016 - 06:57
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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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