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Today is Thai Pongal:

Festival dedicated to the Sun God

The celebrations are believed to have started from very ancient times when people stopped being hunter gatherers or nomads and settled down as cultivators. It is an annual event of which the main concept is thanksgiving to the Sun, the cattle, other natural elements and the gods. The concept of the celebration is known to various farming communities across diverse regions and communities.

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Violent protests are counterproductive

Having defeated terrorism, the Government has launched a massive development program in every sphere of activities. As usual the opposition is picking peccadilloes to tarnish the image of the Government. If the intention is to make Sri Lanka a better place to live in, that is a laudable attempt.

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Thorns on the Side

The exercise pill

Now that there is a pill for more or less everything, this had to happen - researchers claim to have created a magical pill which apparently provides all the same benefits of exercising without the exertion. To be frank, not many people actually like to exercise. They would rather sit on the couch and watch the telly.

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