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Ambassador meets with Cuban Delegation for WCY 2014

The 3 member Cuban delegation for the World Conference on Youth 2014 ( WCY 2014 ) met with the Sri Lankan Ambassador, Sarath Dissanayake at a luncheon meeting hosted at the official residence in Havana on 29th April 2014. The Cuban delegation representing the Young Communist League of Cuba (equivalent of the Ministry of Youth Affairs) is led by Madame Susely Morfa Gonzalez who holds the rank of Deputy Minister.

Ambassador meets with Cuban Delegation for WCY 2014
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You can never hide the sun, the moon and the truth!

There are many who sincerely enjoy winning the hearts and minds of the people and there are also some who care two hoots for hurting the feelings of the very same people.

You can never hide the sun, the moon and the truth!
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9th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Sri Lanka and China successfully concludes in Colombo

The 9th Round of the bilateral political consultations between Sri Lanka and China was convened at the Ministry of External Affairs on 24th April 2014, co-chaired by His Excellency Liu Zhenmin, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne, Secretary, External Affairs.

9th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Sri Lanka and China successfully concludes in Colombo
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Media freedoms must continue to be at the centre of our work - Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary General

Media freedoms must continue to be at the centre of our work to promote security, dignity and prosperity for all, said Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary General.

Media freedoms must continue to be at the centre of our work - Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary General
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What Iran Really Wants - Iranian Foreign Policy in the Rouhani Era

Foreign policy is a critical component in the lives, conduct, and governance of all nation-states. But it has become even more significant in recent years as interstate relations have grown ever more complex. The inexorable rise in the number of international players -- including multilateral organizations, nonstate actors, and even individuals -- has further complicated policymaking. Meanwhile, the ongoing process of globalization -- however conceived and defined, whether lauded or despised -- has brought its inescapable weight to bear on the foreign policies of all states, whether large or small, developed or developing.

President Hassan Rouhani and the author in Davos, Switzerland, January 2014. (Eric Piermont / Getty)
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US fails to connect existing LTTE global network to Tamil Diaspora 'activists'

The U.S. Department of State in its annual Country Report on Terrorism for 2013 - in its Sri Lanka section - issued Wednesday, admits that the LTTE’s financial network of support continued to operate throughout 2013 using its international contacts and the large Tamil Diaspora in North America, Europe, and Asia to procure weapons, communications, funding, and other needed supplies but failed to bring a parallel to the 'Global Diplomatic Campaign' unleashed by the visible professional activists within the Diaspora.

US fails to connect existing LTTE global network to Tamil Diaspora 'activists'
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Defence Ministry Denies Sending Intelligence Officers To Foreign Countries

The Ministry of Defence and Urban Development categorically denies that Intelligence Officers being sent to other countries to educate officials of those countries as part of an international operation.

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Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) 2014-15

Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India aims to facilitate admission of Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) / Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) for Undergraduate & Postgraduate programmes in Engineering / Architecture / Planning and MBA in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) and other premier centrally-funded institutions in India.

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Call for no more new HIV infected children

According to UNAIDS Report 2013, an estimated 260,000 children below 18 years were newly infected with HIV in 2012 in low and middle income countries. While the first pediatric HIV case in India was recorded in 1987, in 2012 out of the 2,100,000 people living with HIV in India, 200,000 were children below 15 years.

Call for no more new HIV infected children
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Kandasmy Kamalendran further remanded

Kayts Magistrate Selvanayakam Leninkumar remanded Kandasamy Kamalendran, former EPDP Councilor and the Leader of the Opposition of the Northern Provincial Council.

Kandasmy Kamalendran  further remanded
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President Returns After Successful State Visit to Bahrain President

Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka this evening after a successful two-day state visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the first by a Sri Lankan head of state to that country. President left the country last Monday (28).

 President Returns After Successful State Visit to Bahrain President
 President Returns After Successful State Visit to Bahrain President
 President Returns After Successful State Visit to Bahrain President
 President Returns After Successful State Visit to Bahrain President
 President Returns After Successful State Visit to Bahrain President
 President Returns After Successful State Visit to Bahrain President
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Lester Ruhunuhewa – A Sri Lankan Artist as Guest in Germany

German artist Iris Rousseau is a world-renowned artist for bronze sculptures. She sculptures life-size figures for various personalities from politics, medicine and science, portraits, small sculptures, child and animal sculptures and reliefs. The female nudes in bronze have well become prominent trademark of her works.

Lester Ruhunuhewa – A Sri Lankan Artist as Guest in Germany
Lester Ruhunuhewa – A Sri Lankan Artist as Guest in Germany
Lester Ruhunuhewa – A Sri Lankan Artist as Guest in Germany
Lester Ruhunuhewa – A Sri Lankan Artist as Guest in Germany
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