United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on a five-day official to examine the overall situation prevailing in the country of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
The project to set up nine language laboratories in the nine Provinces of Sri Lanka was officially launched at Gampaha by Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development and H.E. Y.K. Sinha the High Commissioner of India at a function held at Kimbulgoda Maha Vidyalaya in Gampaha on 2 December 2013.
Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea recently organized a ceremony to support Sri Lanka in oral cancer research. Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers prevalent in Sri Lankan patients. Unfortunately, the prognosis of the cancer is poor and leads to high morbidity and mortality rates. Despite these facts, research in this field is inadequate due to the lack of infrastructure facilities that would help promote advanced research.
It is interesting to note that when the President Pranab Mukherjee spoke on the occasion of the historic celebration of the “50th Anniversary of the Nagaland Statehood” at Kisama on December 1, 2013, he did not mention even a single leader of the then Naga People’s Convention (NPC). Dr SC Jamir, ex-Nagaland Chief Minister and present Governor of Odisha, the only living person amongst those who signed the “16-Point Agreement of 1960 with the Government of India” was also there at the rostrum while President Mukherjee delivered his speech.
The Hon. Consul of Sri Lanka for Bremen, Mr. Thomas Kriwat, and H.E. the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Germany, Mr. Sarrath Kongahage, organized an event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany at the Kunsthalle Bremen, a renowned art museum in Bremen.
Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
Not very long ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron used an international forum in mid-November this year, the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit, in the South Asian nation Sri Lanka, to project himself and British regime he is heading as the paragon of virtue of media freedom among other sacred rights.
The 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has been held in the capital city of Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 15th – 17th November 2013. The last CHOGM was held in 2011 in Perth, Australia and the first ever CHOGM was held in 1971 in Singapore.
The cosmic joke, a comet gets closer to the Sun because it wants to be ‘bright’, is no longer laughing matter for the significant global army of astronomers, both amateur and professional, who are witnessing the apparent demise of a long-awaited celestial guest; the uncertainty over the fate of the ‘comet of the century’ is causing tremendous anguish among the star gazers at the moment, as it suddenly appeared to have fizzled out by Friday after becoming too close to the star of our solar system, the Sun.
An OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries) delegation, which included foreign ministers and senior officials from its member states Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Djibouti, and Bangladesh recently visited Myanmar.
Born on December 05, 1927 Dr W.D.Amaradeva, the legendary music maestro celebrates his 86th Birthday today. Being a close music fan of his ever lasting immortal compositions, I thought I should pen this note of appreciation of his musical brilliancy on this special day.