Friday, October 28, 2016


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Welikada Police Arrested A Person Who Had Sexually Abused An Air Hostess At Rajagiriya

The Welikada Police had arrested a person yesterday (28) over sexually abusing an Air Hostess at her residence in Kalapaluwawa,Rajagiriya (Colombo).

According to the complaint lodged at the Police it has been revealed that the suspect who had worked at a construction site near by the residence of the 32 year old  Air Hostess forcibly entered her house on Thursday night while she was in sleep .

The suspect had threatened the Air Hostess that he will kill her if she screamed for seeking help the police have stated.However as someone had knocked the room door at that time the suspect had  fled the scene it has been reported.

The Air Hostess was produced before the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer for a medical checkup.

The Clerk Who Had Taken Rs.600,000 As A Bribe To Arrange A Bypass Surgery Interdicted

The Colombo National Hospital Authorities have today (28)interdicted the Clerk who had taken a Rs.600,000 as a bribe from a patient
at a Cardio Thoracic ward in the Hospital to arrange his Bypass Surgery immediately it has been reported.

The officials of the Special Investigations  Division attached to the Ministry of Health has recently caught the clerk who is responsible for taking a bribe money from a patient at the hospital.

An investigation is currently underway regarding the suspected  clerk Ministry has stated .

The clerk has involved in this bribe taking business for the last three years and the authorities believed few other professionals too would have  assisted him in this regard.


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Ministry Of Health To Carry Out Raids In Pharmacies To Check Whether The Price Reduction Of Drugs Has Been Implemented

The Ministry Of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has decided to carry out raids in all pharmacies in the island to check whether these Pharmacies are selling the price reducted 48 essential drugs to public for  reduced prices.

Ministry has received many complaints from the public during last few days that most of the pharmacies in the island are not selling  some of the price reducted drugs for reduced prices according to the Ministry sources.

Therefore the Ministry has decided to carry out raids in pharmacies throughout the island with the assistance of Independant Drug Regulatory Authority and Consumer Affairs Authority to ensure that the public will get the benifit of the price reduction of drugs  the sources have stressed.

Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has issued a special gazette notification last friday to reduce the prices of 48 essential widely used drugs available in the market.

Acting Magistrate Of Nugegoda Has Ordered To Bury The Body Of The Deceased Youth Found Dead At MP Weerawansha's House

The acting magistrate of Nugegoda Thissa Wijeratne has yesterday (27) ordered not to cremate but bury the body of the youth who was found dead at the house of Joint Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansha in Hokandara as the death has occurred due to natural causes it has been reported.


The acting magistrate has ordered to hand over the body of the deceased youth to Kalubowila Teaching Hospital for post mortem and afterwards to his mother .

The Nugegoda Acting Magistrate has made the irder after inspect the body of the deceased youth at Sri Jayawardenapura Teaching Hospital yesterday (27).

The body of the deceased youth was  found at the house of MP Weerawanshe two days ago.

Government Has Lost Rs.15,000 Billion Due To The Central Bank Bond Scam Issue

Through the controversial bond scam occurred at   Central Bank in 2015 ,government has lost Rs.15,000 billion the Chairman of the COPE (Committee For Public Enterprises) JVP (Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna) MP Sunil Handuneththi has stated after presenting the special COPE Report on Central Bank's Bond Scam issue  to the parliament today (28).

Government has incurred the loss during the issuing of treassury bonds for the period  february 2015 to may 2016 MP Handuneththi has revealed.

Both former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendren and his son in law are responsible for this bond scam he has stressed.

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Four Member European Parliamentary Delegation To Visit Sri Lanka On 31st Of October

Image result for european parliament flagA  four  member European Parliamentary  delegation is due to visit Sri Lanka from 31st of October to 03rd of November it has been announced.

The purpose of this Visit is to view the progress Sri Lanka made on national reconciliation process,The groundwork laid for a successful GSP+ Application and ways to empower Sri Lankan women economically and politically the European Union has stated by issuing a statement in this regard.

The four member European Parliamentary Delegation due to visit Sri Lanka comprising with Jean Lambert-UK (Chairperson),Thomas Mann-Germany ,Sajjad Karim-UK and Ulrike Muller-Germany.

During the visit the European Parliamentary delegation is due to hold talks with government ,parliamentary and civil organization representatives and the delegation is also due to visit Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts to view European Union funded projects there.

Newly Rebuilt Elephant Pass Railway Station Was Inaugurated

Image result for elephant pass railway stationThe newly rebuilt  Elephant Pass (Northern Province)Railway Station which  destroyed during the war period was inaugurated today(28) under the name "Lakeside Of Affection"(Senehase Thotupola).

The inauguration was taken place under the patronage of Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Ministry Officials after arrival of two trains to the station one from Anuradhapura(North Central Province) and other from Jaffna(Northern Province)carrying schools children in respective areas.

The Railway Station rebuilt  at a cost of Rs.20 million and out of this amount Rs.10.54 million was collected through the money donated by school children and teachers throughout the island it has been revealed.Ministry of Education has granted the remained amount.

Accordingly one student has contributed Rs.2 from the pocket money they have received from their parents and  a teacher has contributed Rs.10 for the rebuilding  work of Elephant pass Railway Station according to the reports.

 

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In our modern and fast-paced lives, it can be difficult to keep a healthy balance of nutrients in our food. Sugar is one of these nutrients, and the cells in our body would die without it.
Consuming too much sugar, however, raises the risk of several problems, including poor dental health, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

To keep control of sugar levels, it helps to know just how much sugar there is in the food we eat. Here, we have listed the sugar content of numerous everyday foods, both processed and natural ones.

What is sugar?

Photograph of sugar
Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that belongs to a class of chemically-related sweet-flavored substances. It comes in many different forms. The three main types of sugar are sucrose, lactose, and fructose.
Even though our cells need sugar (glucose) to survive, consuming too much of it can cause numerous different health problems. Added sugar contains no beneficial nutrients and in excess only contributes to tooth decay, diabetes, and obesity.
The American Heart Association (AHA) have said that added sugars "contribute zero nutrients" and are just empty calories "that can lead to extra pounds, or even obesity, thereby reducing heart health."
Being aware of the existing and added sugar contents of the foods and drinks we consume is vital for our health - even more so today because so many products have sugar added to them.
In March 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) published new guidelines recommending that adults and children alike reduce their consumption of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake, with further reduction to below 5% associated with additional health benefits.
The term free sugars includes to glucose, fructose and sucrose added to foods and drinks, as well as sugars naturally present in syrups, honey and fruit juice. The term does not apply to sugars found naturally in fresh fruit, vegetables or milk, as to date there is no evidence associating the consumption of these sugars with adverse effects.
A single teaspoon of sugar is around 4 grams (g). The WHO state that reducing daily sugar consumption to 5% of daily energy intake would be around 6 teaspoons of sugar.

Sugar content in common foods and drinks

To help you keep track of how much sugar you're consuming we've listed some common everyday foods and drinks, together with their sugar content. Some of these may surprise you:

How much sugar is in a chocolate bar?

Chocolate bar
With high sugar content, chocolate should always be viewed as an occasional treat.
  • Snickers bar (52.7g) - 6.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Milk chocolate bar (44g) - 5.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Milky Way bar (58g) - 8.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • 3 Musketeers bar (60g) - 10 teaspoons of sugar
  • Butterfinger bar (60g) - 7 teaspoons of sugar
  • Dove chocolate bar (40.8g) - 5.5 teaspoons of sugar
  • Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar (43g) - 6 teaspoons of sugar
  • Twix bar (50.7g) - 6 teaspoons of sugar
In our modern and fast-paced lives, it can be difficult to keep a healthy balance of nutrients in our food. Sugar is one of these nutrients, and the cells in our body would die without it.
Consuming too much sugar, however, raises the risk of several problems, including poor dental health, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
To keep control of sugar levels, it helps to know just how much sugar there is in the food we eat. Here, we have listed the sugar content of numerous everyday foods, both processed and natural ones.

What is sugar?

Photograph of sugar
Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that belongs to a class of chemically-related sweet-flavored substances. It comes in many different forms. The three main types of sugar are sucrose, lactose, and fructose.
Even though our cells need sugar (glucose) to survive, consuming too much of it can cause numerous different health problems. Added sugar contains no beneficial nutrients and in excess only contributes to tooth decay, diabetes, and obesity.
The American Heart Association (AHA) have said that added sugars "contribute zero nutrients" and are just empty calories "that can lead to extra pounds, or even obesity, thereby reducing heart health."
Being aware of the existing and added sugar contents of the foods and drinks we consume is vital for our health - even more so today because so many products have sugar added to them.
In March 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) published new guidelines recommending that adults and children alike reduce their consumption of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake, with further reduction to below 5% associated with additional health benefits.
The term free sugars includes to glucose, fructose and sucrose added to foods and drinks, as well as sugars naturally present in syrups, honey and fruit juice. The term does not apply to sugars found naturally in fresh fruit, vegetables or milk, as to date there is no evidence associating the consumption of these sugars with adverse effects.
A single teaspoon of sugar is around 4 grams (g). The WHO state that reducing daily sugar consumption to 5% of daily energy intake would be around 6 teaspoons of sugar.

Sugar content in common foods and drinks

 To help you keep track of how much sugar you're consuming we've listed some common everyday foods and drinks, together with their sugar content. Some of these may surprise you.

 

How much sugar do soft drinks contain?

Soft drinks
Soft drinks often contain a high amount of sugar.
  • Coca cola (one can) - 8.25 teaspoons of sugar
  • Pepsi cola (one can) - 8.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Red Bull (one can) - 6.9 teaspoons of sugar
  • Sprite (one can) - 8.25 teaspoons of sugar
  • Mountain Dew (one can) - 11.5 teaspoons of sugar
  • Old Jamaica Ginger Beer (one can) - 13 teaspoons of sugar.
A study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, identified a link between drinking more than one soft drink a day and increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

 How much sugar is in your breakfast cereal?

*(per 100 grams)
Breakfast cereal in a bowl
Froot Loops are said to contain 105 times more sugar than Shredded Wheat.
  • Alpen - 5.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Cheerios - 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Corn Flakes - 2.4 teaspoons of sugar
  • Cocoa Krispies - 9.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Froot Loops - 10.5 teaspoons of sugar
  • Raisin Bran - 7.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Frosted Flakes - 8.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Honey Smacks - 14 teaspoons of sugar
  • Rice Krispies - 2.5 teaspoons of sugar
  • Special K - 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • Wheaties - 3.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Trix - 8 teaspoons of sugar
  • Lucky Charms - 9 teaspoons of sugar
  • Rice Chex - 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • Wheat Chex - 2.5 teaspoons of sugar
  • Corn Chex - 2.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Honey Nut Cheerios - 8.25 teaspoons of sugar
  • Reese's Puffs - 8.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Golden Grahams - 8.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Cocoa Puffs - 9.25 teaspoons of sugar
  • Cookie Crisp - 8.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Shredded Wheat - 0.1 teaspoons of sugar
  • Cocoa Pebbles - 9 teaspoons of sugar
  • Banana Nut Crunch - 4.5 teaspoons of sugar.
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How much sugar is in a chocolate bar?

Chocolate bar
With high sugar content, chocolate should always be viewed as an occasional treat.
  • Snickers bar (52.7g) - 6.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Milk chocolate bar (44g) - 5.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • Milky Way bar (58g) - 8.75 teaspoons of sugar
  • 3 Musketeers bar (60g) - 10 teaspoons of sugar
  • Butterfinger bar (60g) - 7 teaspoons of sugar
  • Dove chocolate bar (40.8g) - 5.5 teaspoons of sugar
  • Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar (43g) - 6 teaspoons of sugar
  • Twix bar (50.7g) - 6 teaspoons of sugar
  • Milk chocolate M&M's packet (47.9 g) - 7.5 teaspoons of sugar.
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Water Board Has Announced A 16 Hour Water Cut In Several Areas In Colombo

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board has today(28) announced a 16 hour water cut in 13 areas belonging to Colombo and Colombo suburbs from 8 a.m to 12 in the mid night on this Sunday(30).The water cut is implemented due to an urgent repairs at Kalatuwawa Water Treatment Plant it has been reported.

Accordingly the 16 hour water cut will be implemented in Maharagama,Boralasgamuwa, Maththegoda,Hanwella,Kaluaggala,Homagama,Godagama,Meepe,Padukke,Kottawa,Rukmalgama,Pannipitiya and Pelenwatte areas.

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GIANT PANDA DEATH IN THAILAND LEAVES CHINA ASKING QUESTIONS

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