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Curbing global terrorism expected to forge sustainable peace in the country - Sri Lanka Foreign Minister

US efforts to curb terrorism globally expected to forge sustainable peace in the country, said Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama. In his message expressing his warmest congratulation on Senator Barack Obama’s historic win in the US Presidential elections, Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said, "Sri Lanka hopes that our close and cordial relations with the United States of America will be further strengthened during your Administration. We appreciate U.S. efforts to curb terrorism globally, from which Sri Lanka has also benefited. We are confident of your support for our efforts to forge a sustainable peace in Sri Lanka through the pursuit of democracy and countering terrorism."

U.N. Hopes for "New Multilateralism" Under Obama

By Wolfgang Kerler, Inter Press Service

With the election of Democratic Senator Barack Obama as the next president of the United States, many observers and diplomats believe the United Nations can look forward to stronger cooperation with Washington -- after eight years of often contentious relations with the George W. Bush administration. "I think we will see a greater engagement of the U.S. with the U.N.," James Paul, executive director of Global Policy Forum, told IPS. Compared to the Bush years, when relations between the U.S. and the U.N. were "extremely strained" -- mainly because of the controversial war in Iraq -- Obama's presidency "is likely to be an improvement", Paul said.

Ambassador Wickramasuriya Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama

By Philip Fernando for Asian Tribune

Sending a message of congratulations to President-elect, Barack Obama, and Sri Lankan Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya wished him success as the new President-elect of USA. Obama and Wickramasuriya met during the election campaign and exchanged greetings. The meeting was very cordial. Sri Lankans in very large numbers followed the campaign of Obama as he criss-crossed USA for 21 months. It was during one of those campaign trips that Obama met the Sri Lankan envoy.

Libya offers Employment opportunities for Sri Lankans

Minister Dr. Martook Mohamed Martook Agreements have been signed regarding employment opportunities in Libya for professionals and trained workers from Sri Lanka. Three agreements were signed in Colombo under the directions of Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and visiting Libyan Minister of Employment Dr. Martook Mohamed Martook. Speaking to journalists minister Rambukwella said these employment opportunities are the result of the Minister’s visit to Libya in March last year. Under the MOUs signed today Sri Lankans from several fields including academic, health, tourism and construction will receive jobs in Libya.

Sri Lanka President Congratulates US President-elect Barack Obama

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a message of congratulations to the US President-elect Senator Barack Obama has expressed great pleasure at his success at yesterday's US election. The message states: "I have been following your campaign closely and have been impressed by the freshness and candor that you introduced to the US political landscape and the hope that you generated in the United States, in particular and the wider world, in general. I am convinced that under your leadership, the United States, which has always been a beacon to the world on many an issue, will continue to provide that leadership in a re-invigorated manner."

Sri Lanka appoints a Commissioner for Tourism Administration to promote tourism

Judge L K Wimalachandra To promote Tourism in the country, Tourism Ministry in Sri Lanka has taken one more step and appointed a commissioner of Tourism Administration. The mechanism of Commissioner for Tourism Administration is expected to build confidence, trust and co-ordial relationships between the new tourism administration institutions and their clients and the employees. The new establishment of the office of Commissioner for Tourism Administration ensures justice to any aggrieved party in the event of any injustice, unfair treatment or failure to perform any statutory obligations by any agencies in the tourism sector is now functioning fully.

Global Recession: One of the Several Crises facing Human Society

By Dr Rahul Pandey

I do not remember witnessing this kind of global panic in my lifetime. Probably the twin towers crash generated a reaction of similar magnitude as the recent financial meltdown and recession. Among others, a lot of well off people are going to be directly affected by the current financial crisis, hence these high decibel alarm bells. Significant market values of high profile companies have been wiped out, rich individuals who invest actively in stock market have suffered devaluation, many companies have begun to fire employees and cut costs, and as bigger companies face slowdown, their smaller suppliers face greater threat to survival.

Glimpses of LTTE atrocities shock the French and UNESCO envoys

Atrocities of LTTEPhotographic depiction of inhuman acts of terrorism committed by the Tamil Tigers has shocked the French public and officials and UNESCO ambassadors who visited the exhibition of photographs titled ‘Sri Lanka: Democracy and Challenges’ opened at the most prestigious Paris venue of Sall du Delegates at UNESCO on November 4. French military analyst General Allain Lomballe who opened the exhibition said that terrorism is the most serious challenge faced by many countries and even the most powerful nations are faced with difficulties in eradication of this global menace. He said that the democratic world should be united in the fight against terrorism.

Barack Obama - US President-elect

Obama with Jaliya

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Obama : President-Elect of the U.S. and his Campaign Promises

By Sai Wansai

Barack ObamaAs has been expected Obama won the 2008 presidential election. It is all the more spectacular and even astonishing, given that the White House built by the labour of African slaves for more than 200 years ago is about to be occupied by Obama, who is half African and half American. Martin Luther King Jr. wouldn’t have dreamed that this could become a reality, merely after forty five years of his famous speech "I Have A Dream", when he spoke of his desire for a future where blacks and whites among others would coexist harmoniously as equals, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.