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Sumithra Peiris’s “Sakman Maluwa (The Garden)” screens at the Magic of the Far East Film Festival in Tel Aviv.


The Sri Lankan film “Sakman Maluwa (The Garden)” directed by Sumithra Pieris was screened at the First International Migrant Workers Film Festival organised by the WIC Group from 24th to 26th August 2012 at the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Aviv, three day film festival titled “Magic of the Far East” focused on films from South and South East Asia.

Strong demand for early execution of Ajmal Kasab

The Supreme Court verdict upholding the death sentence ofAjmal Kasab in 26/11 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday led to a vociferous demand for execution of the Pakistani terrorist at the earliest from parties, kin of the victims and other quarters in the country.

Will Burma Army agree to move away from Karen Region?

It took place on January 11, the 19-member peace-talk delegation of Karen National Union left the border town of Myawaddy intended for first official ceasefire talks in Pa-an Town, capital of Karen State, with Burmese government representatives, according to the then media news.

Former woman minister among 32 convicted in Gujarat riots case

Former minister in the Narendra Modi government, Maya Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi were among 32 people convicted by a special court today on charges of conspiracy and murder in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case in which 97 people from the minority community were killed.

A session on ‘ Art of Well-being ‘ :Organized by the High Commission in Ottawa


The Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, Canada organised an interactive session on Art of Well-being – a spiritual journey using ancient wisdom of Sri Lanka at the prestigious Libraries and Archives Canada in Ottawa. The session was followed by a display and promotion of Ceylon Tea as a health drink.

Coal was not sold, so no one benefited: Sibal

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal who came up with a classic statement that there was “zero loss” in Spectrum allotment, on Wednesday tossed a new argument to defend the UPA government in the Coal scam
Government said there was no question of anyone benefiting from coal block allocation as the mineral were never sold and accused the BJP of raking up the issue for no reason because of its desperation to come to power at the Centre before 2014.

XVI Nam Summit: Intervention Neomal Perera,on Interactive Debate on: “Lasting Peace through Joint Global Governance”


Neomal Perera, Deputy Minister of External Affairs participated at the Preparatory Ministerial Meeting of the XVI Nam Summit held in Tehran, Iran from 28-29 August 2012.

BJP’s Sushma Swaraj accuses Congress of getting “big money” from Reddy brothers

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's "mota maal" remark continued to reverberate with RJD leader Lalu Prasad on Tuesday accusing the party of having made mega-bucks from the mining barons, the Reddy brothers of Karnataka, while she instead accused the Congress of benefitting.

Sri Lanka Day Expo 2012: Marketing Sri Lanka's image in California well received


Marketing Sri Lanka's image abroad using the basics of public affairs, public diplomacy and strategic communication, as Sri Lankan watchers have observed, seems to be a dueling task for Sri Lankan authorities. This obstacle was overcome in the populous city of Santa Monica in California on Saturday, August 25 by the launching of Sri Lanka Day-Expo 2012 which attracted non-immigrant Americans from the length and breadth the State of California many of whom once entertained mixed feelings about this South Asian nation which they connected to terrorism, suicide bombers and human rights abuses.


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