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Aug 4, 2015 9:31:41 PM- asiantribune.com
Smoking “may play a role” in the development of the mental health illness By Manjari Peiris “When I was doing my clinical examinations interviewing patients with mental health problems, I was even advised to take a packet of Benson & Hedges in with me to offer to patients, “says Dr. Jonathan Campion, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Public Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust....
Aug 4, 2015 9:26:23 PM- asiantribune.com
By Dr. Abdul Ruff At long last there is tunnel light in the troubled state of Nagaland in North Eastern India. With an aim of ending insurgency in Nagaland, government on August 03 signed an accord with key faction NSCN (IM), an armed rebel group, paving the way to end the country's oldest insurgency, in the presence of the Prime Minister Na...
Aug 4, 2015 9:15:14 PM- asiantribune.com
Colombo, 05 August, (Asiantribune.com): The government said if any project is being done by the United Nations as assistance for the resettled people in Northern Province, it would be done through the Ministry of Resettlement of the central government not through the Northern Provincial Council. ...
Aug 4, 2015 7:40:15 PM- dailymirror.lk
A unique method of trafficking narcotics was exposed when Sri Lanka Customs seized rolls of metal fencing mesh which contained heroin inside its cables
Aug 4, 2015 7:14:43 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
By Upul Joseph Fernando Following the UNP defeat at the parliamentary election in 1994, Gamini Dissanayake decided to contest the presidential election a few months later and surprised everyone. Many claimed Gamini was unwise and mad to take such a decision. But Gamini thought he could win the presidential election. People rallied round Gamini wherever ...Continue reading ‘People Wanted Mahi...
Aug 4, 2015 6:56:28 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
By Prasad Gunewardene Actresses have become a political commodity for political parties that market them. These beautiful women offer themselves to politics with hopes based on their popularity on the mega and mini screen. Some of them are professionals and others are only pretty girls. The pretty girls do not really know what acting is. ...Continue reading ‘Politically Ignorant Beautiful Ac...
Aug 4, 2015 6:46:01 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
Ex-LTTE cadres contesting under the banner of ‘Crusaders for Democracy’ released their parliamentary Election Manifesto yesterday at the Suthumalai Amman Temple premises in Manipay, Jaffna where LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran appeared for the first time in public and announced the surrender of arms to the Indian Peace Keeping Forces (IPKF) 28 years ago on 4 ...Continue reading R...
Aug 4, 2015 6:37:50 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
A pre-election poll conducted by a non-partisan independent organisation in Sri Lanka has found that the current Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party (UNP), Ranil Wickremesinghe, has more support from all communities in the country over his would be contender Mahinda Rajapaksa to become the Prime Minister. Nationally, 39.8% believed Ranil ...Continue reading ‘Island wid...
Aug 4, 2015 6:21:52 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
By Dharma Sri Abeyratne It is hard to achieve a significant sustainable economic development without focusing on the development of the export sector, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. It is an achievable target to increase the export income to US $ 50 billion or more following a systematic approach to export development, he added. Prime ...Continue reading ‘Ranil Wickremesinghe Env...
Aug 4, 2015 5:56:44 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
By Sanath Nanayakkare When the United National Front for Good Governance forms the next government, parliament will have 20 Oversight Committees to supervise the work of the government institutions and to keep a tab on public expenditure, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe said yesterday delivering the keynote address at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2015, organized ...Continue reading ‘...
Aug 4, 2015 5:17:36 PM- LBO.com
Aug 05, 2015 (LBO) – Chinese government has restricted drone and supercomputer exports in a bid to protect national security and strengthen export controls on sensitive items. Under the new rule, starting from August 15, companies that make certain drones and computers will have to register with government authorities and obtain a license before exporting […]
Aug 4, 2015 12:02:50 PM- newsfirst.lk
Speaking at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2015, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe spoke about the controversial treasury bond issue. The Prime Minister said that they took a policy decision that there cannot be private be placements, unless urgent. He said: Why can’t you pay the market rates in the local market for the rupees when […] The post Prime Minister comments on controversial...
Aug 4, 2015 11:28:52 AM- newsfirst.lk
Sri Lankan scouts participating in the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan took part in a number of activities on Tuesday. The World Scout Jamboree which commenced on July 29 will conclude on August 7. The Scouts from across the world are camped in a three square kilometre area, and many activities have been organised in and around the premises. Sri […] The post A novel experience for Sri Lan...
Aug 4, 2015 11:24:33 AM- newsfirst.lk
Today was day two of the Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos 4 x 4 Expedition organised by the Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment. Sports 1st is the media sponsor of the event. Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos 4 x 4 Expedition was flagged off  from Alampil on Tuesday. Today’s leg of the expedition covered 147 kilometres passing […] The post Flagged off from Alampil, 4 X 4 Expedition t...
Aug 4, 2015 11:18:32 AM- newsfirst.lk
Notices were issued on nine persons including Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen and the Secretary to the Ministry of Environment to appear before the Court of Appeal on September 26. Notices were issued on Tuesday after a petition filed with the court on the destruction caused to the Wilpattu National Park when it was taken up. The petition filed by […] The post Notices issued on Min. Bathiyuthee...
Aug 4, 2015 11:09:57 AM- newsfirst.lk
The body of Niroshan Sampath, one of the persons who was killed in the drive-by shooting in Bloemendhal , Kotahena, was brought to his residence on Monday night. Gunmen opened fire at a crowd of Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s supporters during an election campaign on Friday  July 31, killing a woman. Niroshan Sampath was the second victim of […] The post Bloemendhal shooting: Body of Nir...
Aug 4, 2015 11:02:40 AM- newsfirst.lk
On Tuesday August 4, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya made a request from all candidates. He said that as the parliamentary election is scheduled to be held on August 17, election-related campaigns have reached their peak adding that he would like to request all the politicians and supporters, that no disturbance should be caused to students facing the […] The post Elections Commiss...
Aug 4, 2015 9:48:57 AM- newsfirst.lk
The newly-constructed building for the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena. Built at a cost of Rs,750 million, the new state-of-the-art building comprises of many facilities for studies, including a fully-equipped modern auditorium,16 lecture halls and a computer laboratory. President Maithripala Siri...
Aug 4, 2015 9:45:37 AM- newsfirst.lk
Indian cricketers sweated out in the  Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Tuesday, August 04, ahead of the test series starting in  Galle on August 12. The 15-member team, along with the support staff, was seen holding practice sessions. The team led by Captain Virat Kohli arrived in Colombo on Monday. Indians will play three Test matches […] The post Indian cricket team holds practice sessions in...
Aug 4, 2015 9:23:53 AM- newsfirst.lk
Today is day four of the Think initiative launched in order to motivate voters to exercise their franchise to elect suitable persons for the legislature. The initiative is organised by Sirasa-Shakthi and News 1st together with the Campaign for Free and Fair Election. One phase of the Think initiative commenced on Tuesday morning from Wariyapola. The people also pledged […] The post ‘Th...
Aug 4, 2015 3:02:44 PM- www.ft.lk
  By Chamodi Gunwardana The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) yesterday said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should drink poison over the robbery they claimed he had perpetrated through the Central Expressway project. Attacking Wickremesinghe and several other United National Party (UNP) members, UPFA Media Committee Chairman and former Minister Dilan Perera ...
Aug 4, 2015 3:02:03 PM- www.ft.lk
  President Maithripala Sirisena has thanked Turkey for the steps taken to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. He said Turkish construction companies had partnered in several construction projects including a housing project in Mannar where 100 houses were built. He made this comment when the outgoing Turkish Ambassador Iskender Kemal Okyay paid a farewell call on Pres...
Aug 4, 2015 3:01:32 PM- www.ft.lk
Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has called for credible polling and vote-counting in Sri Lanka during the 17 August Parliamentary election. A team of Commonwealth observers led by the former President of Malta, Dr. George Abela, will be deployed to Sri Lanka for Parliamentary elections scheduled for 17 August. The Commonwealth Observer Group was constituted by Commonwealth Secre...
Aug 4, 2015 3:00:59 PM- www.ft.lk
“No one will be allowed to hide behind laws, rights or privileges to promote indiscipline or promote misbehaviour,” said President Maithripala Sirisena, participating at the annual prize giving ceremony of Asoka Vidyalaya held at the BMICH on Monday. Recalling the recent incident in a school where a student brought a mobile phone which had indecent content to the classroom, he re-em...
Aug 4, 2015 3:00:24 PM- www.ft.lk
Ranil insists Government will prosecute ex-regime corruption only within the law Will only debate Mahinda if he is named UPFA PM candidate Says UNP will get a majority in 17 August election   The Government which took office on 9 January had refused to resort to ‘Rajapaksa style’ practices by throwing the former ruling family
Aug 4, 2015 3:45:14 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
By P.K.Balachandran COLOMBO: C.V.Wigneswaran, who became Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province in 2013 thanks to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), appears to be drifting away from the party which propped him up. Well placed sources in the TNA told Express that the rift, which is being kept under wraps in view of the ...Continue reading ‘CV Wigneswaran is Moving Away from the Tamil...
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