Dr. Shanthi Mendis, Director Department of Management of Non-Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva Kidney disease is emerging in different parts of the world as a public health problem.
On Sunday night, the ninth of March, a group of young people were busy with pots of home-made glue along the Marine Drive at Bambalapitiya. A few passing vehicles slowed out of curiosity, but no one could have guessed at that point that a photography exhibition of a unique kind was taking shape there under....
Sri Lanka is taking a robust stance against allegations of human rights violations levelled against it at the on-going sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva and the man who has the unenviable task of leading that effort is External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris.
With Buddhist monks and animal rights groups vowing to intensify their campaign for a ban on cattle slaughter before the celebration of Buddhist revivalist Anagarika Dharmapala’s 150th birth anniversary in September, Denmark has set a poser to Sri Lanka and the world on the precept of respecting animal rights and.......
There are many politicians who have a history of having been in the political scene for years. Jayantha de Silva, a candidate representing the United National Party (UNP) said in a discussion with the Daily Mirror that he had been serving the people for almost five decades, and even knew their heartbeat.
Political correctness or the fear of it makes Sri Lankan commentators on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka as well as the calls for an international inquiry at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva blame the Government, the West (‘imperialism’) or the Tamil diaspora.
Tamil liberals who were expecting strong action against the Mahinda regime at the Geneva Human Rights Commission sessions are now disappointed. Some of them have now turned towards the Lankan society and started analysing the roles played by the Sinhala politicians and diplomats.
After some eight years of delays which were deliberate or due to lethargy, excuses or broken promises and a mysterious disappearance of the draft, legislation for the implementation of Prof. Senake Bibile’s national medicinal drugs policy was on Monday personally handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa........
Finally, the US government distributed its draft resolution on Sri Lanka, based on UNHRC High Commissioner Navanethem Pillay’s country report which had been published on February 24, 2014.
“The school ground was a total battlefield last Monday,” Jayantha Navarathne, a parent who was at the Gampaha Bandaranaike National School last Monday (3) says, recalling the series of unfortunate events that occurred......
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