Breaking the tradition or trend of strictly politicians having a crack at the Presidency, businessman Dr Rohan Pallewatta was named Abhiman Lanka Alliance’s (ALA) presidential player last week. He will contest under the National Development Front’s (NDF).

“People are crying and craving for a better country. That is why I raised my hand. It is a leader with wisdom this country needs,” he said at his inaugural address. Briefly touching on corruption, he slammed the media, for “inadvertently encouraging corruption”.

“The Executive Presidency, an independent position, allows candidates with national interest to compete against the corrupt political system in the country.

“It is only when I was sure I can deliver that I raised my hand to contest for the Presidency. When I decided to contest for the presidency, I had built my career as a successful entrepreneur in this country,” he said.

Pelawatte also made it public that to combat the corrupted system, it required someone like him, or else, the system will continue unabated.

“Well, the way things are, Gotabaya Rajapakasa seems to be the tougher candidate, than Minister Sajith Premadasa,” he said, in response to the Sunday Observer query, as to who will be the tougher candidate to beat.

“We have to elect a President. What is the role of a President? It should not be his forte to come out and say, this is what I’m going to do for transport; this is how I’m going to address agriculture. No, that is up to legislators.”

Drawing an example from Aristotle, Pallewatta pointed out, “Only a philosopher could lead the country. Because, it is only a philosopher, who could grasp the nitty-gritty of an issue. An issue could look so huge, so big, but, from that problem, how do you single out the issues? That ought to be addressed.

The only woman candidate at the upcoming Presidential Election, Dr. Ajantha Perera, who is contesting under the Socialist Party of Sri Lanka (SPSL) says the party is aiming at winning the hearts of the youth who are looking for a change.

She says many young people are disillusioned with the major parties and are looking for alternative parties.“It is not green, blue or purple that they are looking for but concrete work that will uplift the country’s economy. The country is stagnating. Nothing is happening here,” she adds.

Observing that the present political system had created a plethora of floating votes among fresh voters who are looking for a change, she says, “We will be targeting them.”

Dr. Perera, the second female candidate to contest a presidential election in Sri Lanka, the first being Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratnga, says her main aim would be to shrink the gap between the rich and poor.

Having been domiciled abroad for 22 years and with work experience in countries such as England, Geneva and in the Fiji Islands she says her main goal will be to protect the environment especially working towards a clean and plastic-free one.

She says she is aware of the economic plight and working conditions of garbage collectors, labourers and farmers through her work. “Garment factory workers stand for 18 hours for a paltry sum they receive as salary, the garbage workers work under appalling conditions and the farmer is unable to sell his produce for a fair price.”

What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. The main factors that influence your risk include being a woman and getting older. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older.

Some women will get breast cancer even without any other risk factors that they know of. Having a risk factor does not mean you will get the disease, and not all risk factors have the same effect. Most women have some risk factors, but most women do not get breast cancer. If you have breast cancer risk factors, talk with your doctor about ways you can lower your risk and about screening for breast cancer.

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There are lots of tips on how to make up, but to look natural at the same time. But, you can look beautiful without any makeup on your face.

No matter how high-quality makeup products you use on your face, it is necessary to take a break from time to time from strong powders, blushes, shadows, mascaras. And, although the models on the box with the beautiful artificial eyelashes, perfect skin and perfect eyebrows, there is no way that you will be able to achieve the same results with these products. Even if you spend all day in front of the mirror. On some products, it is written that they improve the texture and color of the skin but doesn´t keep the promise.

Make-up is there to highlight the beauty of your face. But try to skip it from time to time and go out to the public in your natural edition.

If you want to know how to look fresh and beautiful without the use of makeup products continue reading these useful tips.

Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer.

Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast. A breast is made up of three main parts: lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. The lobules are the glands that produce milk. The ducts are tubes that carry milk to the nipple. The connective tissue (which consists of fibrous and fatty tissue) surrounds and holds everything together. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules.

Breast cancer can spread outside the breast through blood vessels and lymph vessels. When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it is said to have metastasized.

Kinds of Breast Cancer

The most common kinds of breast cancer are—

  • Invasive ductal carcinoma. The cancer cells grow outside the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue. Invasive cancer cells can also spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body.
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma. Cancer cells spread from the lobules to the breast tissues that are close by. These invasive cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body.

There are several other less common kinds of breast cancer, such as Paget’s disease,External medullary, mucinous, and inflammatory breast cancer.External

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a breast disease that may lead to breast cancer. The cancer cells are only in the lining of the ducts, and have not spread to other tissues in the breast.