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Burma: A glance at Ruling party vs. the opposition


If one looks back through near past of Burma/Myanmar, he can run into the previous junta’s famous political slogan - "Roadmap to Disciplined Democracy" – under which a Constitutional referendum was passed and enforced the 2008 Constitution which was systematically and unfairly drawn to prolong the military power

Burma: A glance at Ruling party vs. the opposition
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Call for attention to biggest killer of children-under-five: Pneumonia

Pneumonia is the single largest cause of death in children worldwide. Every year, it kills an estimated 1.2 million children under the age of five years, accounting for 18% of all deaths of children under five years old worldwide. Pneumonia affects children and families everywhere, but is most prevalent in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Call for attention to biggest killer of children-under-five: Pneumonia
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LTTE flag removed from British Police web site

The Metropolitan Police of London were embarrassed today (11 September) by mistakenly publishing Tamil Tiger flag in its web site in section under ‘Information about contact points’

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Youth Empowerment Grant Supports Hearing Impaired Communities

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison paid a visit to Youth Empowerment Grantee Vadamarachchi Organization of the Deaf (VOD) on October 30.

Ambassador Sison and Embassy’s Public Affairs Director Chris Teal with the members of the Vadamarachchi Organization of the Deaf.
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Commonwealth Film Festival Begins in Colombo on Nov. 5

The Commonwealth Film Festival will begin Nov. 5 with the screening of Sri Lanka’s “Sameege Kathawa,” which won the Best Actor Award at the New York City International Film Festival 2013.

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The Second Sri Lanka - Malaysia Joint Commission concludes with expanded scope for co-operation between the two countries

The second meeting of the Sri Lanka - Malaysia Joint Commission concluded on 22ndOctober 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, discussed on practical strategies intended towards strengthening and consolidating further the bilateral partnership. The meeting was co-chaired by Hon. Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Hon. Dato’ Hamzah Zainudin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia.

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Biography of the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa launched

The biography of the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa written by Punya de Silva was launched, Wednesday (30) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

The first copy of the book titled ‘Chamal Rajapaksa’ was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by his elder brother Chamal Rajapaksa himself.  Pix by Kushan Pathiraja (Courtesy: Daily Mirror):
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Northern Province Chief Minister Admitted to Jaffna Hospital

Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran was admitted yesterday afternoon to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

Chief Minister Vigneswaran
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MDR-TB: A Real Threat To TB Control

According to the recently released WHO Global TB Report 2013, 450,000 people fell ill with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and 170,000 died from the disease in 2012 alone.

MDR-TB: A Real Threat To TB Control
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Visiting Pakistani Naval Ships Commodore Ali Abbas called on Director Operations Sri Lanka Navy

The Mission Commander of the visiting Pakistani Naval Ships PNS K haibar and PNS Nasr Commodore Ali Abbas, SI(M), Commander 25th Destroyer Squadron called on the Commander Western Naval Area, Director Operations Sri Lanka Navy and High Commissioner of Pakistan along with Commanding Officers of the ships .

Mission Commander and Comanding Officers of visiting Pakistani Naval Ships with Pakistani High Commissioner and Defence Attache
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White House Vs. Hollywood

The US White House can give Hollywood a good run for money in producing such exciting box office productions as it has done in the recent past.

Bill Clinton was involved with an intimate affair with Monica Lewinsky, a White House staffer.
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Lanka moves up in global competitiveness

Signalling a positive turn for its export diversification moves, Sri Lanka has notched itself up in the latest Global Competitiveness Index. And no less than 22 FTAs have helped Sri Lanka’s topmost Southern hemispheric trading partner to lift itself off from a ‘backyard GDP’ and speed up to one of the best economies in South America today. " class="caption" align="right" />

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left) in discussion with (HE) Cristian Barros (New Delhi based Ambassador of Chile accredited to Sri Lanka-right) during 25 October’s presentation at Mt Lavinia Hotel.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-centre), Mano Selvanathan (Honorary Consul of Chile in Sri Lanka -left) and (HE) Cristian Barros (New Delhi based Ambassador of Chile accredited to Sri Lanka-right) during 25 October’s presentation at Mt Lavinia Hotel.
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India can't let down the Tamils in Northern Province: Khurshid

India on Monday kept up the suspense on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the CHOGM in Sri Lanka next month and at the same time said "we must stand by the elected people in that country's Northern Province".

Salman Khurshid
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