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Some political gurus argue that the Tamil National Alliance (tami t tēciyakkū amaippu) was a result of yet another doctored diplomatic edifice. That it came into being as a desperate alternative to resuscitate the annulled political will and the deliberate annihilation of all political party leadership of the Tamil masses by the bygone terror outfit. TNA can work constructively

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

The results sheet of the 2014 Uva Provincial Council polls will indicate that the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won and that the opposition United National Party (UNP) came second but in reality, there were only losers in this election.
It was President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s and the ruling party’s intention to record a rollicking victory in Uva and then

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Berlin, Germany (AFP) The European Union on Friday unveiled an interim deal meant to end Russia’s latest gas war with Ukraine which could see a return of supplies to the crisis-hit nation and a renewal of trust between the rival neighbours.
The so-called “winter package” unveiled in Berlin came with Moscow threatening to cut off Europe’s own gas shipments and

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Analysts, commentators and readers in general should check the results of the 1982 and 1994 Presidential elections. Despite an 8 % growth rate, the Mahaweli program, a five-sixth majority in Parliament and the deprivation of Mrs. B’s civic rights, the legendary JR Jayewardene won only 52+% of the vote, in what is regarded as a great victory.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Former Parliamentarian and United National Party (UNP) Chief Ministerial candidate at the recently concluded Uva Provincial Council elections Harin Fernando said that it was too early to comment on the status of the Leadership Council, but added that its future role should be discussed.“My view is that they should not scrap the council just because there are changes happening

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Starting from next year, the government is expected to cut down 24% of Rs. 20 billion annual imports of Triple Super Phosphate (TSP) in response to recommendations made by a team of researchers who inferred that the heavy metals were one of the leading causes of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and various forms of cancer.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Maybe you have not thought of this before, but the stickers attached to the fruits and vegetables are not only there to help the cashier scan the price.The PLU code, or the price lookup number on the sticker also stands for the way of production, meaning by reading this code you will know if the product is genetically modified, organic or produced with chemical fertilizers,

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Will you keep feeding your kids with Ramen noodles after reading this?
People who love eating noodles are the ones that will hardly accept the fact that these noodles are very bad for the health. In fact, noodles are linked to the risk of getting metabolic changes that are linked to strokes and heart diseases.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

New research published in The Lancet by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) found that various chemicals that many children are exposed to are having a direct effect on the creation of disorders labeled under the name ADHD as well as other mental disorders. O

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

If you have not heard about aspartame by now, you should better read carefully. About 6,000 products contain it, so pay more attention to the food you eat.Aspartame (NutraSweet, aminosweet, Equal) is one of the most popular artificial sweeteners, but the controversy about it is even more popular. It has been lasting for 30 years after the chemical passed through the

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

The anti-rabies campaign launched by health officials islandwide saw a drawback due to shortage of veterinary specialists involved saw a boost with the inclusion of private veterinary practitioners.
The decision to include private practitioners was taken last week by the Department of Animal Production and Health following concerns that were raised on the fate of the campaign.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Provincial Council Elections for the Uva Province concluded yesterday, with almost  60 percent of the total registered voters casting the ballot. Department of Elections reports show that 690,966 in the Badulla District and 323,764 in the Monaragala District were eligible to vote at yesterday’s election.Six-hundred and seventeen candidates from registered political parties and independent groups were in the fray to elect 32 members.

Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00

A major project to expand agriculture production in Kilinochchi is in the pipeline with plans to include 4,000 acres of land, government officials said.  Agriculture has been the main source of income for hundreds of families in Kilinochchi for years. The sector was one of the most affected in the North and the Wanni, owing to the conflict situation and the

Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00

This supposed science project by a schoolgirl goes to the extent of highlighting just much sugar is infused in many of the soft drinks we consume. While this project may seem as an isolated incident, governments across the world are realizing that sugar content may not be all that is quoted in labels.India for instance, has asked US soft

Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00

Just half a can of Coca Cola will exceed daily recommended sugar levels if new guidelines - backed by experts - are introduced.The new move would see the daily recommended sugar intake slashed to just 14g a day - the equivalent of three sugar cubes.It comes amid calls to ban sugary foods from schools as part of a radical new plan

Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00

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