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Christmas brings a Prophecy of Peace

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Christmas in an orphanage

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The Changing Landscape of Tobacco in Sri Lanka

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Old habits die hard The scooter that would always take me home, safely

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The inspiring tale of a dauntless graduate

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What happens to the heroin taken into custody?

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Inauspicious‘Nakatha’ given for the Sinhala & Hindu New Year 2017

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Efficacy of any medication should be proved by control experiments

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Need of health literacy for public

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LET US CHANGE THE MINDSET BEFORE CHANGING LAWS

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Retired Banker uses maths skill to uplift Tamil Children’s theatre

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Vijaya Dahanayake: an honest politician

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Wrong men to Head Police and Navy; Appointments made Five decades ago…

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The last bastion of Human Rights

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A meaningful Christmas with true spirit

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The search for ‘real’ Santa Claus

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Ayurvedic doctor claims he can successfully treat Dengue, STDs

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Animal Welfare Bill in need of immediate enactment

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Muslim Women: Second-Class Rights Holders in Sri Lanka’s Quazi System

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Is it honesty or kindness that is more in thee?

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Elitism in Sri Lanka, is it a scourge or a blessing?

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He dealt equally with people of all walks of life

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Kids, donate your tills to children’s hospital

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A popular Mayor Devoted to Service

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Let not the tallest Christmas tree prevent us from seeing the baby in the Manger

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