United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Minister Dulles Alahapperuma speaking to the media two weeks back said the finalized list of candidates for the provincial council elections included teachers, lawyers, engineers, etc and the list had the name of a scientist too. The Nation looked for this scientist which the UPFA is going to enlist for the Colombo district.
Samanmalee Gunasinghe, a council member of the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council for last one and half decades is contesting for the Provincial Council elections this time representing her party - Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna which she joined several years back as a university student.
A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new study has found.
The new study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
It is rarely that the Sri Lankan Parliament endorses new legislation with unanimity. In a country strongly divided on party lines such bipartisanship usually signifies a special need. It happened a few years ago when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was introduced. It also happened a few weeks ago.
The origins of democracy in its Athenian context always maintained and sustained the philosophical moorings of a proposition and an opposition perspectives and views. As the human mind and thought evolved, they managed to expand these notions and practicalities in structural forms within various governing bodies through history of ideas.
“Who owns history? Not even the ones who made it.”Kumasi, Black August Organizing Committee Black History Month must be updated for the 21st century. February should be the month that we re-double our struggle against imperialism and white supremacy, and for reparations for slavery, the slave trade and colonialism.
The People’s Movement for the Rights of Patients (PMRP) which has been campainign for the speedy implementation of the National Drug Policy (NDP) had its case taken up at Supreme Court on Friday (7). At the hearing, the Attorney General’s Department revealed that the draft bill had been finalized and sent back from the legal draftsman. According to the lawyers present,
Freeze! Yes, you with the spoonful of sugar poised to dump into your eagerly awaiting mouth! The World Health Organization (WHO) has just updated its guidelines for recommended daily sugar intake, it’s not leaving a lot of room in your caloric plans for sugar.The WHO has halved its previous sugar intake recommendation in a new proposed draft of its
An attempt by certain health authorities to buy Pacliall injection administered on cancer patients from a supplier at exorbitant prices, Rs. 78,000 per vial rejecting another bid to supply it at Rs. 38,000 has been foiled. The minister then instructed to award the tender for the company that were willing to offer it at Rs. 38,000.
Can Genetically Modified (GM) food crops be kept out of India? Things seemed positive when, as Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh put a moratorium on GM eggplant (BT Brinjal). However, he has now been replaced. Veerappa Moily, India’s Oil Minister is now also India’s new Environment Minister. Moily has approved field trials of 200 GM food crops on behalf of companies like
A potent new painkiller hit the US market this week, despite warnings from top experts that the drug may deliver a deadly setback in America’s battle with opioid addiction.Zohydro ER can contain 10 times the amount of hydrocodone as the most popular prescription painkiller, Vicodin, and is easily crushable so it could be snorted, bearing none of the recent safeguards added
To plan for year, they say, you have to plant rice. To plan for a decade you have to plant trees and to plan for a century, you have to teach the people. I believe that’s a Chinese saying. Politicians think of the next election while statesmen think of the next generation. That’s common knowledge across time and space.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram is a versatile woman. She has been an award winning actress and has been elected as Chief Minister thrice in her state. She has also been convicted of corruption. Through all this, she has been in consistent in her anti-Sri Lanka stance.
At the moment I am working as an English teacher in Sri Lanka at the British Council, I worked at a couple of private institutes. I do private classes. I am also an actor. I am not a trained actor but I have appeared in a lot of Sri Lankan teledramas, films, television programs, international films being filmed here. I
The United States and other members of the United Nations are being unduly harsh in seeking to support yet a third censure resolution against Sri Lanka charging that country with human rights violations. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, may have a prestigious record, but the question has to be raised as to her partiality regarding Sri Lanka.