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Manmohan Singh meets Suu Kyi, invites her to India


Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Myanmar's iconic pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on Tuesday.

Today is World No Tobacco Day – 31st May

The theme for this year is Stop Tobacco Industry Interference. The primary goal of tobacco control is to prevent tobacco-caused diseases and death. In the hierarchy of objectives for reaching this goal, preventing the uptake of tobacco use and assisting tobacco users in ceasing use of all forms of tobacco rank highest.

“Emerging Sri Lanka: Prospects for Development & Reconciliation”


The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan and the Association of Sri Lankan Academics in Japan, in cooperation with Sri Lanka Students’ Association, Sri Lanka Business Council and Professionals’ Association in Japan, organized an International Conference titled “Emerging Sri Lanka: Prospects for Development & Reconciliation” at the Embassy on 27th May 2012.

Two High Level Pakistani Delegations visiting Sri Lanka

Two High Level Pakistani delegations are currently visiting Sri Lanka. The first delegation comprises of nine members and is headed by the Parliamentary Secretary and Member of Parliament Ms Robina Saadat Qaimkhani.

Indian Army Chief is not serious in Siachen D-militarization

On 26 May2012, Indian Army Chief Gen V K Singh during an interview has expressed that Pakistan Army Chief General Kayani’s statement on Siachen’s de-militarization could not be taken seriously.

Chaos reigns as Kolkata honours its Knights after IPL triumph

There was chaos outside the Eden Gardens after an hour-long felicitation function of the IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riderswhen a large crowd broke barricades and engaged in scuffles with the police in a bid to enter the grounds on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka President invited to attend the XVI Summit of the Heads of the Non-Alighted Movement, in Tehran,


Dr. Abbas Araghchi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs is currently on a visit to Sri Lanka as a Special Envoy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran.

PMU Participates in Career Day Exhibition in the USA


The Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Adel Al-Jubeir monitored the Graduation Ceremony of the 4th Class of the King Abdullah Scholarship Program in the United Stated held from 25-27 May 2012.

Voicing opposition to a culture of impunity is not about advocating regime change, but about improving governance – A point of view from a Sri Lankan Journalist

The objective, in my personal view, should not be to topple governments. Any fool can see that the alternatives are not viable. And if the systems remain the same what’s the point in changing a government anyway? Besides, that objective will defeat the purpose. The fight will once again be about personalities and not about systems –Namini Wijedasa.


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