Wednesday, March 8, 2017


A Clash Occurred In Borella During The University Students Protest Against SAITM

A tense situation occurred in Ananda Rajakaruna Road in Borella(Colombo)
 last evening (08) due to a clash between two groups of  university students during the protest March held against Malabe Private Medical Collage(SAITM) organized by the  Inter University Students Federation  .

Borella Police launched an investigation on the incident .


A Place Where Grannies Goes To School

A Stock Of Smuggled Cigarettes Worth RS.200 Million Taken Into Custody In Orugodawatte

Sri Lanka customs officers have today
(08)taken into custody a stock of smuggled Cigarettes brought to the country from Malaysia in a container yard at Orugodawatte( Colombo).

The estimated value of the stock of smuggled Cigarettes taken Into the  custody is around Rs.200 million according to the Customs .

Speaker Suspended Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane From Attending Parliament For A One Week Period

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had today (08) suspended the Joint Opposition MP
Dinesh Gunawardane   from attending the Parliament sessions for a one week period due to the Disorderly behaviour of the MP during todays parliamentary sessions .

Joint Opposition MP Gunawardane had interrupted the Parliamentary sessions several times without accepting speakers orders in protest of not allowing national freedom front's MP's including MP Wimal Weerawansha to sit In the Parliament independently .

As per the request made by  joint opposition MP's a vote was held regarding the  suspending of  MP Gunawardane from attending Parliament for a week period and 85 MP's voted in favor of the decision while 22 MP's voted against it .

Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran Had Been Issued A Notice To Appear Before The Presidential Commission

Presidential Commission inquiring into Central Bank bond issue had today (08)
 issued a notice to former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to appear before the Commission on this Friday(10)to give evidence regarding the Bond issue.

Presidential Commission had also informed the former finance minister Bandula Gunawardane to appear before the Commission tomorrow(09) to record a statement regarding the Bond issue as per his request .

Accordingly the investigating officers of the Commission are due to record a statement from the former Minister Gunawardane regarding the incident .



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Police Have Closed The Galle Road From Two Ends Due To A Protest March Against SAITM

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Police have closed the Galle Road from Colpetty and Ceremic Junctions this evening (08) as a result of a heavy traffic created due to a protest march launched against the Malabe Private Medical Collage (SAITM) by the Inter University Students Federation .

Due to the protest march a heavy traffic prevailing in roads around  the Colombo Fort and Pettah areas  according to the Police.

The Protest March arrived in Colombo Fort this evening through four ends it has been reports.

Health Minister To Submit A Cabinet Paper Seeking Approval For Banning Selling Cigarettes In Loose Form

Image result for cigarette banMinister Of Health Dr.Rajitha Senaratne  has decided  to submit a Cabinet Paper to the Cabinet by seeking approval for preparing laws and regulations to ban selling of  Cigarettes in loose form for the public in view of reducing smoking in the country further.

Accordingly after getting approval for the Cabinet Paper Ministry Of Health will ban the  selling of Cigarettes in loose form and a person who wants  to buy a Cigarette needs to buy a Cigarette pack which priced more than Rs.1000 in Sri Lanka due to the higher taxes imposed on tobacco products the Ministry has stated.

Health Minister also plans to introduce a plain Cigarette Pack and increase the Tobacco Tax to 90% to reduce the smoking in the country further Health Ministry has revealed.

Around 13% Of The Sri Lankan Pregnant Females Are Suffering From Diabetes-Doctors Revealed

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Annually around 13% of the  Sri Lankan females who got pregnant are reported as suffering from Diabetes during their pregnancy according to the  Consultant Community Physician maternal care attached to Family Health Bureau Dr.Irosha Nilaweera.

Around 350,000 females got Pregnant annually in Sri Lanka and those  who are suffering from Diabetes during the Pregnancy not pay much attention to follow treatment recommended by the Doctors Dr.Nilaweera has stated. The condition will affect their new born infants if these Pregnant females are not follow their treatment properly  she has stressed.

Pregnant females can find out their Diabetes status through facing a Fasting Blood Sugar test easily  Dr.Nilaweera has stated during a Media Seminar held today(08) at the Health Education Bureau in Colombo regarding Diabetes and Pregnancy.


Mediterranean Diet Pyramid
The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that people used to eat in countries like Italy and Greece back in the year 1960.
Researchers noted that these people were exceptionally healthy compared to Americans and had a low risk of many killer diseases.
Numerous studies have now shown that the Mediterranean diet can cause weight loss and help prevent heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes and premature death.

A Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

There is no one “right” way to do this diet. There are many countries around the Mediterranean sea and they didn’t all eat the same things.
This article describes the diet that was typically prescribed in the studies that showed it to be an effective way of eating.
Consider all of this as a general guideline, not something written in stone. The plan can be adjusted to individual needs and preferences.

The Basics

Eat: Vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, breads, herbs, spices, fish, seafood and extra virgin olive oil.
Eat in Moderation: Poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt.
Eat Only Rarely: Red meat.
Don’t Eat: Sugar-sweetened beverages, added sugars, processed meat, refined grains, refined oils and other highly processed foods.

Avoid These Unhealthy Foods
Young Woman Saying no to Junk Food
You should avoid these unhealthy foods and ingredients:
  • Added sugar: Soda, candies, ice cream, table sugar and many others.
  • Refined grains: White bread, pasta made with refined wheat, etc.
  • Trans fats: Found in margarine and various processed foods.
  • Refined Oils: Soybean oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil and others.
  • Processed meat: Processed sausages, hot dogs, etc.
  • Highly processed foods: Everything labelled “low-fat” or “diet” or looks like it was made in a factory.
You MUST read ingredients lists if you want to avoid these unhealthy ingredients.

Foods to Eat

You should base your diet on these healthy, unprocessed Mediterranean foods.

  • Vegetables: Tomatoes, broccoli, kale, spinach, onions, cauliflower, carrots, Brussels sprouts, cucumbers, etc.
  • Fruits: Apples, bananas, oranges, pears, strawberries, grapes, dates, figs, melons, peaches, etc.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, Macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and more.
  • Legumes: Beans, peas, lentils, pulses, peanuts, chickpeas, etc.
  • Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, yams, etc.
  • Whole Grains: Whole oats, brown rice, rye, barley, corn, buckwheat, whole wheat, whole grain bread and pasta.
  • Fish and Seafood: Salmon, sardines, trout, tuna, mackerel, shrimp, oysters, clams, crab, mussels, etc.
  • Poultry: Chicken, duck, turkey and more.
  • Eggs: Chicken, quail and duck eggs.
  • Dairy: Cheese, yogurt, Greek yogurt, etc.
  • Herbs and Spices: Garlic, basil, mint, rosemary, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, etc.
  • Healthy Fats: Extra virgin olive oil, olives, avocados and avocado oil.
Whole, single ingredient foods are the key to good health.

A Few Things Worth Noting Salad With Feta Cheese, Tomatoes and Olives
Exactly which foods belong in the Mediterranean diet is controversial, partly because there is such variety between different countries.
The diet prescribed in the studies is high in plant foods, and relatively low in animal foods.
However, eating fish and seafood is recommended at least twice a week.
The Mediterranean lifestyle also involves regular physical activity, sharing meals with other people and enjoying life.

A Mediterranean Sample Menu For 1 Week

This is a sample menu for one week on the Mediterranean diet.
Feel free to adjust the portions and food choices based on your own needs and preferences.


  • Breakfast: Greek yogurt with strawberries and oats.
  • Lunch: Whole grain sandwich with vegetables.
  • Dinner: A tuna salad, dressed in olive oil. A piece of fruit for dessert.


  • Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins.
  • Lunch: Leftover tuna salad from the night before.
  • Dinner: Salad with tomatoes, olives and feta cheese.


  • Breakfast: Omelet with veggies, tomatoes and onions. A piece of fruit.
  • Lunch: Whole grain sandwich, with cheese and fresh vegetables.
  • Dinner: Mediterranean lasagne.


  • Breakfast: Yogurt with sliced fruits and nuts.
  • Lunch: Leftover lasagne from the night before.
  • Dinner: Broiled salmon, served with brown rice and vegetables.


  • Breakfast: Eggs and vegetables, fried in olive oil.
  • Lunch: Greek yogurt with strawberries, oats and nuts.
  • Dinner: Grilled lamb, with salad and baked potato.


  • Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins, nuts and an apple.
  • Lunch: Whole grain sandwich with vegetables.
  • Dinner: Mediterranean pizza made with whole wheat, topped with cheese, vegetables and olives.


  • Breakfast: Omelet with veggies and olives.
  • Lunch: Leftover pizza from the night before.
  • Dinner: Grilled chicken, with vegetables and a potato. Fruit for dessert.
There is usually no need to count calories or track macronutrients (protein, fat and carbs) on the Mediterranean diet.

Healthy Mediterranean Snacks

You don’t need to eat more than 3 meals per day.
But if you become hungry between meals, then these are acceptable snacks:
  • A handful of nuts.
  • A piece of fruit.
  • Carrots or baby carrots.
  • Some berries or grapes.
  • Leftovers from the night before.
  • Greek yogurt.
  • Apple slices with almond butter.

All Island Curfew Schedule To Be Changed From Tomorrow(06)

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