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.
A delegation from the Sri Lanka Youth Council visited Geneva, Switzerland from 24-27 April 2014 as a part of a promotional campaign titled “Round the World in 40 Days” of the World Conference on Youth (WCY 2014) which is scheduled to be held from 6th – 10th May 2014 at the BMICH in Colombo.
Under immense pressure from Obama White House and at the behest of its Director of National Intelligence, the United States Senate removed the provision in its 'Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014' that would have legally required the president to disclose information about civilian deaths due to CIA-operated drone strikes in Afghanistan-Pakistan-Yemen-Sudan regions.
Rambabu is a dalit activist working for the empowerment of marginalized section of the population in rural Hardoi. He feels for the first time in any elections that people are being divided on communal lines.
These lines are penned to honor the memory of a beloved friend whose passing leaves me and countless others with a sense of immeasurable loss. “Casi’ as we knew him, will be remembered until we ourselves receive our respective calls, or ‘boarding passes’, as we sometimes joke about death.
Sri Lanka and Maldives have agreed to enhance bilateral co-operation following the successful completion of the official visit to Sri Lanka by Maldivian Foreign Minister (Ms.) Dunya Maumoon at the invitation of Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka (Prof.) G.L. Peiris.
The Sri Lankan Students Association of North Dakota State University (NDSU) in USA has been selected for the Green and Golden Globe Diversity award of the University. Dr Eveadeam Meyers, Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach of the DDSU said the award is given in recognition of the services rendered by the Sri Lankan Students Association to promote the NDSU campus as an open and welcoming to all areas of diversity.
Let me start by providing some statistics, to set the scene. In 2013 there was a large increase of asylum applicants registered in the EU. Almost 435 000 applications were lodged. This is an increase by 100 000 applications compared to 2012, said Tobias Billström, Swedish inister for Migration and Asylum Policy.
Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan, met with the Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Norio Mitsuya, this week, as a follow up to the recently held Human Rights Council [HRC] elections in Geneva.
“Sri Lanka’s new port built at Hambantota figures very much in this discussion. If India, Japan or South Korea would have built the port infrastructure there as they have been engaging in neighboring Iran, no questions could have arisen for the US or India over security threat in the Indian Ocean. It is precisely because it was China that built the infrastructure that the security issues have been raised both by US and India. The latter was quickenough to establish a Consulate-General at Hambantota even before the first ship rrived in the new harbor. It is then the adversarial position and a conceived military aggressiveness on the part of China which US and India see in China which is at the bottom of US/ Indian assessment of China’ infrastructure building activities in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan”
Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development recently signed Memoranda of Understanding with two non-state vocational training institutes, the Don Bosco Technical Training Center and ORHAN (Organisation for the Rehabilitation of Handicapped) to facilitate skills training needs of people in the North and to prepare them for enrollment in vocational training courses conducted by the fully-fledged Sri Lanka – German Training Institute (SLGTI) in Kilinochchi.