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Lankan Minister commends the Appointment of Professor Patrick Mendis to the UNESCO Commission

Bandula Gunawardhana, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO, praised the appointment of Sri Lankan-born American diplomat and professor Patrick Mendis to the UNESCO Commission by the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

PMO protest to Washington Post over article critical of Manmohan Singh

In an unprecedented action, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has lodged a formal protest with Washington Post newspaper for an article critical of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying that the journalist's conduct was "unethical and unprofessional".

India: Sri Lankan Pilgrims Flee Mob Attack

Christian pilgrims from Sri Lanka were forced to flee India yesterday after coming under attack by a mob in southern Tamil Nadu state.

Indian Army Youth Delegation Visit Sri Lanka

A youth delegation comprising of 24 children of Indian Army families accompanied by two academic staff visited Sri Lanka from 30 August – 05 September 2012 under the ‘Youth Exchange Programme’ of Sri Lanka Army’s Viru Daru Society.

Samajwadi Party, Shiv Sena thwart Bill for promotion quota for SC and ST

Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena on Thursday thwarted an attempt in the Rajya Sabha to take up for passage the contentious Bill providing for quota in promotion for SCs and STs in government jobs.

Defense Secretary’s Visit to Poland

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Secretary, Ministry of Defense and Urban Development visited Poland at the invitation of Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak to attend the 20th International Defense Industry Exhibition (MPSO) held in Kielce from 3rd - 6th September 2012.

Anna Hazare’s new action plan

Following Team Anna’s dissolution, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday announced a new action plan, which includes appealing people to vote for the “right” candidates, instead of forming a political party.

Indoor Air Pollution Not A Public Health Issue in Zimbabwe

Loving memories of my grandmother’s cooking hut in the backyard of Zimbabwe are still fresh inside me like morning dawn. Yet, I also remember how the hut would fill up with smoke that choked my throat and stung my eyes and how I sat through it all enjoying a meal or engaged in conversation with loved ones. Little did I know that it was a health hazard.

Over 600 parliamentarians for the CPA Conference in Sri Lanka


With parliamentarians from the entire Commonwealth due to gather in Colombo for a week-long meeting which will formerly open on 11th September, Secretary-General of the CPA Dr Shija had discussions with High Commissioner Chris Nonis on the upcoming conference.

US-engineered CIA torture-deaths further revealed: Human Rights Watch calls accountability for brutality

Not only did the US deliver Libya's Gaddafi his enemies on a silver platter for their imminent death after the CIA tortured many of them first. The scope of Bush administration abuse appears far broader than previously acknowledged and underscores the importance of opening up a full-scale inquiry into what happened, and the Washington-based Human Rights Watch urges the Obama administration to initiate a process of accountability and transparency in keeping with international humanitarian law.


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