Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Two Illegal Drugs May Soon Be Legal Medicine in US

  • Published in Tech

Doctors across the U..S could soon be prescribing formerly illegal drugs as therapy for two hard-to-treat diseases - childhood epilepsy and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A growing body of scientific evidence is leading the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take a closer look at cannabidiol, an extract of marijuana, and MDMA, an ingredient in the party drug ecstasy.


Comprehensive drug prevention programme soon - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said a comprehensive drug prevention programme would be initiated, adding that the government does not intend to increase state income through cigarette and alcohol sales, adding that based on the government’s drug policy, it is not suitable to grant concessions to any form of alcohol, cigarette or any other intoxicant.


Ranil exposes private media conspiracy

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday lambasted unnamed private media organisations of undermining democracy and attempting to push the country back to the Rajapaksa-era when they made easy money through corrupt deals.


Colombo Seafood Festival 2017

Colombo Seafood Festival 2017 jointly organized by the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry and National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency will be held from December 8 to10 at Green Path and Viharamahadevi Park.


Mathews, Chandimal blunt India with best batting of series

  • Published in Sports

Monday – It took the Delhi air pollution to bring about a change to Sri Lanka’s batting woes as they put up their best performance of the series to dent the Indian bowling to the extent that they finished the third day of the third and final cricket Test on 356 for nine wickets in reply to India’s 536-7 declared at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Monday.


LG polls cost to hit Rs. 4 b

Promising to toughen regulations and run a tight ship during the upcoming Local Government elections, described as the largest national election to be held in Sri Lanka’s history, the Election Commissioner yesterday said polls would cost a staggering Rs. 4 billion.

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