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Convincing analysis that e-cigs are a gateway to cigarette smoking

Professor Stanton A. Glantz, Director, Centre for Tobacco Research, Control and Education states that the findings of the study in Tobacco Control published by Jasmine and colleagues, titled "Is e-cigarette use in non-smoking young adults associated with later smoking?

Convincing analysis that e-cigs are a gateway to cigarette smoking
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Social Distancing: Violators To Face Legal Action

The Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe had issued a circular to the Acting IGP granting power to the Police to arrest anyone not maintaining social distancing in places such as banks and supermarkets with effect from 26 May, said DIG Ajith Rohana during a special media briefing held yesterday. Accordingly those who violate social distancing would be arrested and produced in Court.

Social Distancing: Violators To Face Legal Action
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President Trump says he is no longer on hydroxychloroquine

President Trump said that he is no longer on hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug he has been taking for several weeks as a treatment to ward off the coronavirus.

President Donald Trump speaks at a memorial ceremony for veterans on Friday, May 22.AP
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Nepal Outplaces Pakistan as China Puppet?

Pakistan has long played the role of China’s most favorite puppet—or parrot-- in South Asia, believing it to be essential for its survival. Now Nepal seems to be in a hurry to take over that position from India’s nuclear neighbor.

Nepal Outplaces Pakistan as China Puppet?
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Legal action against those fail to maintain social distancing in public places

Individuals who do not maintain the prescribed social distance, whether at queues or in buses, once the curfew is lifted, they will be arrested and prosecuted under Section 264 of the Penal Code of Sri Lanka, stated DIG Ajith Rohana.

Legal action against those fail to maintain social distancing in public places
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Supreme Court To Hear the Postponed Fundamental Rights Petition Today

On May 22nd, the Supreme Court postponed the further hearing of the Fundamental Rights petitions filed, challenging the date set by the Elections Commission to hold the General Election 2020.

Supreme Court To Hear the Postponed Fundamental Rights Petition Today
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COVID - 19 in Sri Lanka: Tally rises to 1,182

Forty-one new cases of COVID-19 have been identified so far within the day.

COVID - 19  in Sri Lanka: Tally rises to  1,182
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All island curfew only from 10.pm to 4 am from 26 May

Strict health restrictions will continue in all districts including Colombo and Gampaha when curfew is relaxed from Tuesday, President's Media Division said. Using facemasks, washing hands and maintaining social distancing are essential as before.

All island curfew only from 10.pm to 4 am from 26 May
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Rise in gender-based violence during COVID-19 warrants a gendered response

Preventing sexual and other forms of gender-based violence (SGBV) before it happens and meeting the needs of all survivors should always be a priority - but it becomes even more of a compelling priority during pandemics and other emergencies. Such crisis situations might exacerbate already existing risks of SGBV.

Rise in gender-based violence during COVID-19 warrants a gendered response
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So far 50,000 PCR tests done in Sri Lanka - Health Minister

In Sri Lanka over 50,000 PCR tests were done from January to May 24, said Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi.

So far 50,000 PCR tests done in Sri Lanka - Health Minister
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India Nepal Fresh Row over Kalapani

On 20 May, Nepal issued its new political and administrative map showing about 335 kms of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand as its sovereign territory. This area is situated at the tri-junction of India-Nepal-China. It borders the far western Dharchula district of Nepal with River Kali, also called Mahakali River forming the liquid border between India and Nepal. The Dharchula on the Indian side is a major trading centre for the trans-Himalayan trade routes since medieval times.

India Nepal Fresh Row over Kalapani
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The total number of coronavirus patients detected in Sri Lanka rose to 1,141

The total number of coronavirus patients detected in Sri Lanka rose to 1,141 today.

The total number of coronavirus patients detected in Sri Lanka rose to 1,141
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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka Says -He Respect The Former LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka who was Army commander during the time the 30-year old war ended, says that he respects the former LTTE leader - Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka Says -He Respect The Former LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran
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Present crisis ‘eye-opener’ for Nagas: Pukhayi

Advisor for FCS, NSDMA, LMCP, Pukhayi said the present crisis due to the nationwide lockdown to combat the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic was an ‘eye-opener’ for all Nagas.

Present crisis ‘eye-opener’ for Nagas: Pukhayi
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India is committed to partner with friends like Sri Lanka – Indian HC

A day after Indian PM Modi had a telephonic conversation with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay has stated that India is committed to partner with friends like Sri Lanka in making economic recovery amidst COVID crisis, as part of its neighborhood first policy.

India is committed to partner with friends like Sri Lanka – Indian HC
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