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Global anti-doping conference gets underway in Sri Lanka

A global anti-doping intergovernmental ministerial meeting got underway in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo? on Monday, in order to discuss ways of freeing national and international level athletes from prohibited substances.

Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution

Sri Lanka will strengthen its environmental law against growing industrial pollution, urban waste disposal and illegal buildings, Cabinet spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilleke said.

Sri Lanka to raise minimum age for juvenile convictions

Sri Lanka will soon raise the minimum age for juvenile convictions from the existing eight-year-old to 12-year-old, authorities said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka to attract more Chinese tourists

Sri Lanka's Tourism Minister John Amaratunga held talks with China's tourism and airline officials to encourage more Chinese visitors to the island nation, it was reported on Sunday.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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