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Economic loss caused by tobacco to global economy is over US$ 1.4 trillion every year - Professor Surya Kant

Professor (Dr) Surya Kant, Head of the Respiratory Medicine Department, King George's Medical University delivering his keynote address at the ongoing Sustainable Development e-Talks (#SDGtalks) co-hosted by Indian Institute of Management Indore and CNS, said that scientific evidence from countries hard-hit by corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic shows that those with previously existing conditions like heart diseases, high blood pressure, cancers, kidney diseases, diabetes, tuberculosis among others, are at an alarming risk of serious COVID-19 outcomes, including death. "Tobacco is the entirely-preventable common risk factor of these conditions that increase the deadly risk of serious outcomes of COVID-19." Professor Kant said.

	Economic loss caused by tobacco to global economy is over US$ 1.4 trillion every year - Professor Surya Kant
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Indian High Commissioner Visits Buddhist Temples And Catholic Church

The new Indian High Commissioner visited the prominent Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo yesterday morning to pray to Lord Buddha for health, peace and prosperity of the people of Sri Lanka and India and their friendship and cooperation.

Indian High Commissioner  Visits  Buddhist Temples And Catholic Church
Indian High Commissioner  Visits  Buddhist Temples And Catholic Church
Indian High Commissioner  Visits  Buddhist Temples And Catholic Church
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A total of 22 new cases of COVID-19, brining the Tally to 1,089

Twenty-two positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed on 23 May.

A total of 22 new cases of COVID-19, brining the Tally to 1,089
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A low-key Eid Festival Today

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. festival today in Sri Lanka, following the sighting of the new moon, the Colombo Grand Mosque said.

A low-key Eid Festival Today
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Islandwide Curfew Relaxed From Tuesday 26

In all districts of the island curfew will be effective only between 10.00pm to 4.00am daily from Tuesday, May 26th onwards until further notice, a press release from President Media Division revealed.

Islandwide Curfew Relaxed From Tuesday 26
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President Rajapaksa and Indian PM Narendra Modi engaged in a 20-minute telephone Conversation

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have engaged in a 20-minute telephone conversation on today, 23 May.

President Rajapaksa and Indian PM Narendra Modi  engaged in a 20-minute telephone Conversation
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Sex doll shops ‘can’t keep up with demand’ during coronavirus lockdown

Demand for the human-like silicone gals have shot up so much amid the coronavirus quarantine, suppliers are struggling to keep up production, according to a report.

Sex doll shops ‘can’t keep up with demand’ during coronavirus lockdown
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Sri Lanka: Covid 19 Tally Reached 1,068

A total of 13 new positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed so far within the day (22 May). Sri Lanka’s total count of coronavirus infections thereby reached 1,068.

Sri Lanka: Covid 19 Tally Reached  1,068
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Governments' accountability for responding to COVID-19, NCDs and tobacco epidemics

Politics, in many ways, is the ultimate determinant of health, had said Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, a couple of years back.

Governments' accountability for responding to COVID-19, NCDs and tobacco epidemics
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Presidential Task Force to protect archaeological sites

:President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that a Presidential Task Force will be appointed under the Defence Secretary to conduct a comprehensive survey of archaeological sites in the East and to take measures to preserve them.

Presidential Task Force to protect archaeological sites
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Curfew Update: Colombo and Gampaha continue until further notice

The curfew currently in force in the two districts of Colombo and Gampaha will continue until further notice.

Curfew Update: Colombo and Gampaha continue until further notice
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To develop Sri Lanka Transport Board into a profit-earning and leading entity

To develop Sri Lanka Transport Board into a profit-earning and leading entitySri Lanka President's media division states that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has mooted a set of proposals to transform Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) into a profit-earning and leading entity.

To develop Sri Lanka Transport Board into a profit-earning and leading entity
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