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Joint Statement after the 10th India-EU summit

India and European Union issued a joint statement at the end of their 10th summit at Hyderabad House here. Multilateral system, International financial crisis, global economy and climate change and energy were discussed at length. There were areas of agreement as also areas of differences.

Human Rights Ministry Drafts National Action Plan for Human Rights

Human Rights and Disaster Management Ministry is involved in the drafting of a National Action Plan to promote Human Rights and they also hope to finalize and release the draft by the end of November, an official from the Ministry revealed.

Alex is Kulaendrarajah Sanjeev belonged to 'Kannan Gang of Canada'

Alex - the spokesman of the suspected 255 illegal Sri Lankan migrants in Merak, Banten Province, Indonesia is none other than Kulaendrarajah Sanjeev, who once belonged to ‘Kannan Gang’ involved in street fights and was deported from Canada in 2003, after being arrested for trouble making.

Sri Lanka: Serene Pavilion Hotel In Wadduwa Commences Operations

Tourism industry has a massive role to play in the local economy with the end of the war in the country where the private sector will have many investment opportunities said Minister of Tourism Nanadana Gunatilleke speaking at the opening of the Serene Pavillion Hotel in Wadduwa recently.

India, EU set one year deadline for free trade

India and European Union have set a one year deadline for free trade, it was announced here after summit level talks.

Sri Lanka’s observations on EC GSP Plus report handed over

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama handed over yesterday, to the Heads of Missions of the EU member states represented in Colombo, individually addressed letters to his counterparts in the EU member countries, together with a copy of the document captioned “Observations of the GOSL in respect of the Report on the findings of the investigation with respect to the effective implementation of certain human rights conventions in Sri Lanka”.

Wages slowed dramatically due to global Economic Crisis

A Communiqué issued by the Department of Communication, International Labour Organization (ILO) Headquarters, Geneva and transmitted by its Sri Lankan Office indicates that the Global growth in real wages slowed dramatically in 2008 as a result of the economic crisis and is expected to drop even further this year despite signs of a possible economic recovery, ILO said.

Bogallagama’s Weird Thanks

We hear from the media that after the release of General Sarath Fonseka from the American trap, Bogallagama has thanked all the American establishments connected to it including the American ambassador in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka maintained vibrabt democracy against all odds - Foreign Minister Bogollagama

Sri Lanka has maintained a vibrant democracy despite having to face a number of challenges, including the suffering and destruction caused by 30 years of terrorism in the country pointed out Foreign Minister Bogollagama during his meeting on Thursday, with the French Ambassador for Human Rights, François Zimeray.

Displaced Sri Lankans Increasingly Returning Home From Camps – UNHCR

About 90,000 Sri Lankans displaced by the conflict between Government forces and Tamil separatists have returned to their homes in the past three months, and the pace of returns has begun to accelerate, the United Nations refugee agency reported on Friday.

Bracing For Showdown With Naxals

Back in the summer of 1969 this writer, bound for Iran on way to an ‘overland’ journey to the UK, spent a memorable 10 or 12 days in the company of fellow passengers on board—not a passenger ship, but a cargo ship.

Lalin’s Column: Who pays the Hangman?

“And I can see no reason why anyone should suppose that in the future the same motifs already heard will not be sounding still put to use by reasonable men to reasonable ends, or by madmen to nonsense and disaster” - Joseph Campbell


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