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Sri Lanka Delegation and briefs UNHRC 20th Session in Geneva and clarifies on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism

Engaging with the relevant Interactive Dialogues with Special Procedures Mandate Holders and Working Groups since the commencement of the Human Rights Council on 18th June, the Sri Lanka delegation briefed the Council on its positions on the thematic issues of relevance.

On the importance of the workshop for Sri Lanka’s Heads of Missions and Heads of Posts

After the LTTE terrorism challenge was over, the country now has different challenges and the most important one is the economic challenge and it is time we face it, said Karunatilaka Amunugama, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs.

Tough Days Ahead for Dr. Morsi and his People

Well, after a week of doubt, delays and fears of a military coup, last Sunday to the cheers and jubilation of a massive crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Dr. Mohammed Morsi was declared winner in the presidential election.

Central Minister Virbhadra Singh quits on graft charges

Union Minister Virbhadra Singh resigned on Tuesday in the wake of a Himachal Pradesh court framing corruption charges against him, the third minister in UPA-II to step down on similar grounds.

“Handshake Concert” at Bangkok a “most memorable and ever enjoyed”: Azo

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu described the recently held “Handshake Concert” on June 21 at the Thai capital, Bangkok, as “most memorable and ever enjoyed” in his lifetime.

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage meets newly elected Minister President Torsten Albig

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Germany, Sarrath Kongahage met with the newly elected Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein Mr.Torsten Albig at the traditional sailing event “Kieler Woche”, the largest sailing event in the world, which took place in Kiel, Germany from 20th to 22nd June 2012.

Zardari orders Indian on death row in Pakistan to be freed

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has commuted Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sentence to life imprisonment, paving the way for his release in the next few days, official sources on Sunday said.

Sazo comes down heavily on bogus societies, asks citizens to be aware of such developments

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Welfare, Child and Women Development, Chotisuh Sazo, has come down heavily on those “bogus societies and their agents” in Nagaland for duping hundreds of gullible Nagas particularly the students and educated youth in the State with various false promises of providing Central schemes and jobs etc.

Kingfisher in more trouble, lessors take back 34 aircraft

With cash-starved private carrier Kingfisher Airlines defaulting on lease rentals of around Rs1,000 crore, the lessors have taken back 34 aircraft, sources said on Tuesday, even as the company maintained that it has returned the aircraft voluntarily.

Sri Lanka Food and Dance Festival held in South China

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou and the Hilton Tianhe Hotel organized the first ever Sri Lanka Food and Dance Festival held in South China from 13 to 21 June 2012, showcasing some of the best of Sri Lanka’s vibrant culture.

Odisha CM signs papers for Sangma nomination

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik has signed on the nomination paper as a proposer for the candidature of former Lok SabhaSpeaker PA Sangma in the coming presidential election.

LTTE made Tamil civilians part of their military strategy - Dr. Kohona to UN Security Council

The terrorist and the non-combatant civilian are often indistinguishable. The terrorist often uses the civilian as a camouflage.


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