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“Time to heed the WHO warning on Ebola” says Mahatma Gandhi Centre

Posted on September 9, 2014 by admin

With the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization has put its staff dealing with the killer disease on a war footing. Margaret Chan has asked the International community to mobilize USD 600 million to arrest the spread of the disease. She says Ebola is spreading at a pace which outstrips the [...]

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Healthcare: menace of fake and expired drugs

Posted on June 30, 2014 by admin

Some comments from the Mahatma Gandhi Center World over, counterfeit and outdated medicines have become an enormous public health challenge. Pharmaceutical crimes from manufacture, trade and distribution of counterfeit, stolen and illicit medicines and medical devices have significantly increased. Unknowingly, people put their health, even life, at risk by consuming fake or genuine drugs that [...]

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Nelson Mandela – reconciler par excellence

Posted on December 13, 2013 by admin

Humanity has lost a great soul, and the Mahatma Gandhi Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka joined the people in mourning from all walks of life across the globe to express their sorrow on the death of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. On December 10th The Mahatma Gandhi Centre Board of Trustees observed 2mts silence (in prayer) in his [...]

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“Motherhood is sacred and cannot be attained through mother substitutes” says Dr Paynter

Posted on November 10, 2012 by admin
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The human baby is the only life form that has to be guided by the mother for suckling, and be helped for many months until the baby is able to explore his or her surroundings. This is how nature has programmed humankind for establishing intimate relationships between the mother and the baby. The baby learns [...]

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“Make Sri Lanka a country everyone can be proud of!” says Bishop of Mannar

Posted on October 27, 2012 by admin
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Speaking at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre on the topic “I am Sri Lankan: my struggle to be a patriot” last Wednesday (Oct. 24), Rev.Rayappu Joseph, Bishop of Mannar, pleaded that the people of this country, particularly the majority community, cannot miss the opportunity that they now have to make Sri Lanka a country that belongs [...]

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Peace Lamp at Gandhi Centre

Posted on September 22, 2012 by admin
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An extract of a speech by Dr.M.A.Mohamed Saleem, President of the Centre) at the International Peace Day observed at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre Let me welcome all of you to the MGC this morning (21st September 2012) to stand in solidarity with others across different continents to observe and to remind all of us that, [...]

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Why not use it to secure a country that belongs to all rather than Eelam for some?

Posted on July 2, 2012 by admin
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The TNA leader R. Sampanthan’s recent speech at the 14th annual ITAK convention has raised a lot of public interest. After many years in the political arena and a mouthpiece of the LTTE, Sampathan used the Batticaloa platform to remind that his group was still relevant, active and invigourated, particularly after the UNHRC resolution on [...]

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Denuding Childhood: Menace of Child Abuse in Sri Lanka

Posted on June 16, 2012 by admin
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Hardly a day passes without the news media reporting child abuse, and many more cases go unreported. There was a time public demonstration of intimacy particularly between opposite sexes was a taboo anywhere in Sri Lanka. Beaches and public places then were free of couples volunteering to show affection, and holiday resorts were largely devoid [...]

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Agitate to make Sri Lanka energy self reliant and avoid fuel price hikes

Posted on March 28, 2012 by admin
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Sri Lanka recently witnessed a spate of demonstrations against fuel price hike, and in one instance a demonstrator lost his life. Price hikes are unpopular everywhere but, in Sri Lanka commodity price increase is erratic, irrational and disproportional to inflationary trends. Imported fossil fuel constitutes a significant part of Sri Lanka’s energy budget. Sri Lanka [...]

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Channeling Sri Lankan water to Quench India’s thirst?

Posted on March 24, 2012 by admin
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The Mahatma Gandhi Centre (MGC) has received a petition from one of MGC field volunteers that the Indian beverage manufacturing Company Dabur has been given the go ahead by the BOI to reconstitute concentrates of fruit drinks for export to India. Information reveals that the Dabur Lanka Project has secured a 50 acre land in [...]

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