Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Adults With Diabetes In The Society Are On The Increase

More than 18 % out of the 2 million adult population in the country are suffering from Diabetes according to the Senior Lecturer of the Faculty Of Medicine in University Of Colombo Dr.Prasad Katulande,Around 10% of the adults lives in Urban Areas and 9% in Rural Areas are suffering from the  disease He has said.

Due to the bad food habits,lack  of exercise and Obesity among children Diabetes among School Children are on the  increase Dr.Katulande has stressed.

 Speaking at the  media briefing held at Sri Lanka Medical Association(SLMA)Auditorium  in Colombo-07 yesterday(05)regarding the World Diabetes Day Dr.Katulande has expressed the need to make people aware on the danger of Diabetes.To mark the World Diabetes Day fall on 14th of November a Diabetes Walk has been organized on 15th of November from Independence Square to BMICH in Colombo-07 with participation of the people .First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksha will be participated this event as the chief guest.

Air Port Workers Strike Which Paralyzed The Work In The Air Port Has Called Off

The strike launched by a section of Air Port Workers attach to the ruling government Trade Union SLFP in  Katunayake ,Bandaranaike International Air Port this morning has been called off in the evening following the discussions held with the Air Port Authorities.During the strike period some out bound flights got delayed for hours it has been reported.

The power supply to the Air Port was also paralyzed due to the strike.However after the trade union leaders settled their dispute with  the air port authorities work at the air port back to normal the Air Port sources said.

Supreme Court Has Requested Bar Association To Make Submissions On Whether There Are Any Impediment For president To Elect For The Third Term

The Supreme Court has referred two questions submitted by President Rajapakha to the Sri Lanka Bar Association regarding   whether there are any impediment for the President to elect for the third term.

In a letter addressed  to the Bar Association the Registrar of the Supreme Court Mrs.M,M Jayasekera has requested  the Association to be informed their members  to make their submissions regarding the said questions at the Supreme Court Registry before 3 p.m on 07th of November(Friday).


Earlier the President has submitted the two questions to the Supreme Court by asking
a) Whether he, in terms of article 31 (3A) (a) (1) of the Constitution, as amended in the 18th Amendment, I, as the incumbent President, serving my second term as President, have any impediment, after the expiration of four years from the date of commencement of his second term of office as President on 19th of November 2010, to declare by Proclamation his intention of appealing to the people for a mandate to hold office as President by election, for a further term, and

(b) Whether in terms of the provisions of the constitution, as amended by the 18th Amendment, I, as the incumbent President, serving my second term as President of office as President, and was functioning as such on the date 18th Amendment was enacted, has any impediment to be elected for a further term of office.



















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