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How India got hooked on combination drugs

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December 16, 2015 01:46 pm

MUMBAI, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Since 1961, India's drug controller has approved more than 1,200 combination drugs, according to a list published on the website of the Health Min...


Sri Lanka’s deficit of justice cannot be corrected by laws alone

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December 15, 2015 04:31 pm

Euphoria in regard to the Cabinet decision this week that Sri Lanka will sign the International Convention on Enforced Disappearances must be tempered by several factors.  ...


Public demand answer from Justice Minister after Los Angeles holiday photos are revealed

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December 14, 2015 03:29 pm

The Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe must ask himself a few simple questions. Has he as a member of parliament availed himself of any generous hospitality in the past ex...


Asia’s small wild cat needs protection

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December 11, 2015 03:57 pm

International conservationists gathered in Nepal for the first time to develop a Conservation Strategy Plan for the Fishing Cat. The First International Fishing Cat Conservati...


Moving whales out of the fast lane

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December 10, 2015 03:47 pm

Sri Lanka missed a November 27 deadline to submit a proposal to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that would save endangered whales off the south coast from being ki...


China forecast to become world's biggest electric car market

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December 08, 2015 01:25 pm

(REUTERS) China is forecast to become the world's biggest electric car market this year, with sales estimated at 220,000 to 250,000 vehicles, the official news agency X...


China 'clone factory' scientist eyes human replication

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December 07, 2015 03:39 pm

Beijing (AFP) - The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off...


The Leaders of this Country and a Nameless Dying Woman

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December 03, 2015 07:45 am

The Citizens Demand the Right to know, as citizens of Sri Lanka we know only two facts about the Nameless Dying Woman in Saudi Arabia. One, that she is a Sri Lankan. Two, t...


Don’t DIS the ability of the largest minority

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December 02, 2015 02:20 pm

Securing a brighter future requires building a new Sri Lanka, founded on the values of democracy, social justice, equality and accountability. Dr. Ajith C....


Dutch cannabis grower revels in court victory

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December 01, 2015 01:37 pm

(REUTERS) Once in his greenhouse in a remote Dutch village, Doede de Jong proudly nurtured a thriving cannabis crop to sell to local users. Now only five plants remain, after th...


Budget for Business: A red flag for the people

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November 30, 2015 09:00 am

  The 2016 Budget has been welcomed by the business and economic establishment.  The big question is whether economic policies good for business are ne...


Seizing the moment through third Generation Economic Reforms

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November 30, 2015 08:48 am

The Third Generation of Economic Reforms (TGER) announced in the recent budget is intended to “improve and enhance the living standards of the people”. At la...


Hapless depositors caught in a web of red tape spun by the CSE

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November 27, 2015 10:15 am

We, the members of the Deposit Protection Society of the Standard Credit Finance Company, are compelled to reveal to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka, the unhappy situ...


Saner counsel prevails over replacing VAT

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November 25, 2015 05:08 pm

  Two years ago in April, a top Sri Lankan hotelier grumbled that bookings for the next few months were not looking good. The story drew industry attention ...


Attorney General on evolution of justice system

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November 24, 2015 02:30 pm

Attorney General Yuvanjan Wijayatilake PC delivered the 2015 Olcott Oration on the topic "Evolution of the Justice System: From the arrival of Colonel Henry S. Olcott to th...


Zimbabwe's Mr Ugly pageant turns ugly

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November 24, 2015 09:00 am

Harare (AFP) - A 42-year-old unemployed man was crowned Zimbabwe's ugliest man at a pub pageant in Harare -- but the contest turned ugly when the runner-up accused judges of...


Catholic Church holds service of thanksgiving for life of Ven. Sobitha Thera

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November 23, 2015 02:47 pm

In an unprecedented event the Catholic Church today held a memorial service of thanksgiving for the prophetic life of vision and work of the Ven Sobitha Hamuduruwo who pass...


America’s leaders are hurting the nation’s image

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November 23, 2015 01:54 pm

The recent terrorist attacks have called forth predictable demands from our nation’s politicians, particularly President Obama’s opponents, for U.S. leadership in th...


Scientists unveil world's first cyborg roses

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November 23, 2015 01:18 pm

When you think of cyborgs, plants probably aren't the first thing that pops into your head, but it's time for that to change. A team of researchers at the Labora...


New Zealand opens voting on new flag

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November 20, 2015 12:07 pm

Voting has begun in New Zealand in a referendum which could see the country getting a new national flag. New Zealanders have just under a month to send in a postal ballo...


Hollywood lends star power to climate change

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November 20, 2015 11:57 am

LOS ANGELES  AFP– Climate change may be the challenge of our time, but when it comes to rallying the global public to the cause, a Hollywood star will always trump a ...


World unites after IS terror but strikes may backfire, experts say

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November 19, 2015 01:54 pm

(AFP) The spate of Islamic State terror attacks has brought France and Russia together and raised hopes of a united political effort to resolve the Syria conflict, but experts q...


Facebook Profile Frozen, Then Restored, for User Named Isis

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November 19, 2015 07:00 am

  The Facebook profile of Isis Anchalee, a platform engineer based in San Francisco, was disabled on Tuesday. She shared her frustration on Twitter, suggesting...


Turkish cats make an entrance at G20 Summit :Video

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November 19, 2015 07:00 am

World leaders gathered in Turkey this week for the latest G-20 summit to discuss important economic issues. Naturally, then, security was tight—but not tight enough to kee...


After Paris, Americans view Trump, Clinton as best able to tackle terrorism - poll

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November 18, 2015 06:15 pm

(REUTERS) American voters are evenly split between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as their top choice to address the issue o...


Rex – A flamboyant icon of journalism

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November 18, 2015 05:48 pm

A creative genius in the dynamics of journalism, passed away at a Colombo hospital early yesterday morning after a trail blazing career spanning more than half a century. ...


China's Silk Road: Boon or bane for Pakistan?

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November 18, 2015 05:44 pm

)AFP) A glossy highway and hundreds of lorries transporting Chinese workers by the thousands: the new Silk Road is under construction in northern Pakistan, but locals living on ...


U.S. firefighter gets world’s most extensive face transplant

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November 18, 2015 05:23 pm

REUTERS - A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world’s most extensive face transplant, New York U...






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