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Sri Lanka 61st Anniversary of Independence was celebrated in Lebanon on two occasions

The Sri Lanka Embassy of Lebanon celebrated 61st Independence on two occasions with a participation of vast Sri Lankan community and Lebanese community as well. The official ceremony was held at the Embassy premises on 4th February with nearly 200 participants of Sri Lankan expatriates amidst being a working day in Lebanon except Embassy staff members where officials from UN-Beirut, Financial institutions such as CashUnited, Western Union along with Cargo Company owners and some Lebanese community also participated. As a tradition M Mahroof, Ambassador hoisted the National Flag while playing Magul Bera. After hoisting the National Flag, the National Anthem was sung by selected children of Sri Lankan expatriates.

Sri Lanka regime’s respect for human rights declined: Minority Tamils have no say – US Human Rights Report says

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune – An Analysis

Leaving aside usual rhetoric against Sri Lanka’s terrorist outfit LTTE by the United States State Department the Annual Human Rights Report for 2008 has discovered that the "The government used paramilitary groups to assist its military forces in fighting the LTTE." Then the Report, largely prepared in the Chancery of the American Embassy in Sri Lanka and released at a ceremony at the State Department in Washington 25 February, insinuates that the two leaders of the para military group were rewarded, one with the position of chief minister in the newly constituted Eastern Provincial Council and the other appointed to the parliament.