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President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda at the opening of the Sigiriya Museum. - Picture by Chandana Perera


Mathata Thitha taking effect:

Marked drop in alcohol, tobacco use

With the anti-alcohol and anti-tobacco policies pursued by the present Government from 2005 under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Mathata Thitha policy the consumption of tobacco among school children and adults had been reduced considerably at present, a Global Youth Tobacco Survey had found. Accordingly, tobacco consumption among schoolchildren has declined from 5 percent in 1997 to 0.9 percent at present while among adults tobacco consumption has dropped from 13 percent in 1997 to 5 percent at present.

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LTTE mastermind in A’pura Air Base attack arrested

The mastermind behind the attack on Anuradhapura Air Force Base has been arrested by the officers of the Central Province Intelligence Unit on information given by the LTTE suspects in custody.

 

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Derive strength from past to take country to greater heights - President

The people of our country have inherited a great culture and a civilization. There are many places which house the ruins of historical and cultural importance. We should protect the rich cultural heritage of the past because they are the monuments that symbolize the great past and the future potential of our country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa observed yesterday addressing the gathering at the opening ceremony of the newly constructed Sigiriya Museum complex.

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Trinco Port has the most opportunities:

Investment proposals to be called

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has already provided the infrastructure and it is the duty of investors and operators to use those facilities, said Deputy Chief Engineer, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Agil Hewageegana.

 

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