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Betel chewing main cause of oral cancer – Dr. Hemantha Amarasinghe  

2017-09-25 05:14:35

By Rathindra Kuruvita

Around 2,400 new oral cancer patients are recorded each year in Sri Lanka, majority of these cases are related to chewing betel with areca nut, tobacco and slaked lime, said Dr Hemantha Amarasinghe, of the Institute of Oral Health Maharagama, speaking to Ceylon Today and emphasised on the need to control smokeless tobacco products to combat cancer.

Mother was a steadfast support to my father - Chathurika Sirisena  

2017-09-22 05:06:36

By Janaka Liyanaarachchi

Chathurika Sirisena, launched Janadhipathi Thaththa (My father the President), on 15 September at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The first copy of the book was presented to President Sirisena by the author. The following is based on an interview with Chathurika, the President's eldest daughter.

I will take legal action against ‘footnote’ accusations – Sujeewa Senasinghe  

2017-09-21 05:28:36

BY Ranjith Kumara Samarakone

State Minister of International Trade, Sujeewa Senasinghe says, 'We spoke strongly about things like good governance and the independence of the judiciary. What these reflect is that our party is on the correct track. Even if it is difficult the masses should accept that.'

We are making plans to topple the Government - C. B. Ratnayake  

2017-09-20 05:22:55

By Prageeth Sampath

In 100 days it was not done. Two years passed it was not done. Now to whom are they saying that they will develop the country by 2025.

We are planning to topple the Government, it may in an election or in some other way.
Nuwara Eliya District Member of Parliament of the United People's Freedom Alliance C. B. Ratnayake says Arundika Fernando won the election thanks to Mahinda's photo, 'If Arundika wants to contest the next election, whatever privileges he enjoys in this Government, he has to be with the true SLFP. That is why he left the Government.'

We will not support the 20th Amendment – Suresh Premachandran  

2017-09-19 05:51:28

BY Mirudhula Thambiah

Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) Leader Suresh Premachandran said although his party is a constituent of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), it will not support the 20th Amendment as it will create a mess in the provincial council system.

Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association President says Bus lanes are good but more needs to be done  

2017-09-18 06:43:02

By Rathindra Kuruwita

Government has taken steps to implement a priority bus lane system in a bid to increase the efficiency of the public transport system. Ceylon Today spoke to the President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) Gemunu Wijeratne for his opinion on bus lanes and other pressing issues, faced by the private bus operators in the country.

Mahinda Rajapaksa :I did my best for the CountrySays Constitution allows him to become Prime Minister  

2017-09-17 08:02:30

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is said to be one of the colourful Presidents in the Asian region, amidst having to face political attacks from his opponents, said that he did his best for the country and he could defend himself on that. He also pointed out the presence of the Chinese was only to invest in projects and they had not influenced him otherwise.

Sri Lanka among brave, principled non-nuclear countries, to vote – Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala  

2017-09-15 05:10:53

with Ravi Ladduwahetty

Retired United Nations Under-Secretary General for Disarmament, immediate past Chairman and 11th Chairman of the global Pugwash Conference ( founded in 1955 by Bertram Russell) and Sri Lankan envoy to Washington and the United Nations, Dr. Jayantha Cuda Bandara Dhanapala asserted late Wednesday night that , on 7 July 2017 when the Conference on the Nuclear Ban Treaty concluded in New York, Sri Lanka was among the brave and principled non-nuclear countries which voted for the Nuclear Prohibition Treaty while the nuclear weapon States and their allies boycotted the historic conference.

How can I contest from the Lotus bud? - Kumara Welgama   

2017-09-13 08:56:26

By Prageeth Sampath

UPFA Kalutara District MP Kumara Welgama admitted in an interview with Ceylon Today that certain wrongdoings took place during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. "That is why the minorities distanced themselves from us. The reason for our defeat was that we did not receive Muslim votes. Certain injustice was done to them. Therefore, we did not receive even two per cent of the Muslim votes. That is the truth."

Joint march of the two main parties – Gayantha Karunathilaka  

2017-09-11 05:47:18

By Ranjith Kumara Samarakoon

?: The Government and the Prime Minister seem to be favouring you?
A: Why do you say so?

Toppling the govt conspiracy not needed - Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena  

2017-09-07 04:47:56

By Prageeth Sampath

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Member of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena says Mahinda Rajapaksa carried out development work while the war was being fought. "He ended the war and carried out massive development projects in the country. He built ports, airports, and expressways. If Rajapaksa had not built them, the yahapalana government would have sold the people as slaves".

NCM wants to safeguard a minister whom he supports Wigneswaran took arbitrary decisions We were exonerated by the Committee of Inquiry  

2017-09-05 05:30:39


Former Northern Province Minister Balasubramaniam Deniswaran said that Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran took arbitrary decisions on the recent corruption issue against the board of ministers.



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