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Rauwolfia

[rau̇′wu̇l·fē·ə]
(botany)
A genus of mostly poisonous, tropical trees and shrubs of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae); certain species yield substances used as emetics and cathartics, while R. serpentina is a source of alkaloids used as tranquilizers.
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Victor Ivan published a very controversial book named "The Queen of Deceit" a year after Chandrika Kumaratunga's last term expired.
Chandrika Kumaratunga should know that many families in the rural sector, which is the predominant segment of the electorate, and who have lost someone from their families over the 30 years period, would wish to ask her why she could not prevent these deaths during her 12 year rule.
Chandrika Tandon is a NYU trustee, inventor of a fiscal advisory company, and a musician.
Subsequently, the TNA Parliamentarians met on 25th in Colombo and decided not to leak anything of the discussion Sampanthan had with the former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Opposition Candidate Maithripala Srisena until the appropriate moment.
Subsequently the TNA Parliamentarians met on 25th in Colombo and decided not to leak anything of the discussion Sampanthan had with the former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Opposition Candidate Maithripala Srisena until the appropriate moment.
Chandrika Kumaratunga is back again on the path for a 'regime change' in working behind the scene to put forward Maitripala Sirisena.
Four Marxist ministers on Wednesday joined President Chandrika Kumaratunga's cabinet, ending a standoff between the president and her coalition ally which boycotted the April 10 swearing in of the new cabinet.
Colombo, March 22 -- Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has denied all allegations levelled against, him, his Government, the Police and Intelligence Services of the country, by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.
The decision to send the delegation follows a telephone conversation last week between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, in which Kumaratunga requested Norway to resume its mediatory role in the peace process.
Hard-line President Chandrika Kumaratunga's United People's Freedom Alliance emerged just eight seats short of an absolute majority in parliament in Friday's snap elections, securing 105 of the 225 seats.
Address : Uedc-Ii, Chandrika Nagar Colony, Sigra, Varanasi
The film, which tells the intersecting stories of survivors of Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) was awarded the Le Prix Chandrika Charma by two juries, according to the fest's website.