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Rajapaksa reaches Sanchi, amid MDMK protest threat


President visit to Sanchi Stupa (Pix By: Presidents Media)Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa reached Sanchi on Friday to lay the foundation stone of Buddhist and Indic Studies University at Sanchi amid looming threat of protest by MDMK and enhanced security arrangements.

Devastating slips of the tongue in US election campaigns

A secretly recorded statement of Mitt Romney to Republican Party financiers sent shock waves high as it revealed that he had chastised 47 percent of the American public for not paying income tax, who had become" dependent on government and seeing themselves as ‘victims’". Romney stuck to his story pleading that he had been inelegant in how had stated a perceived situation in the US.

US State Department addresses anti-American wave of protests: What does it mean?


As the anti-American wave engulfed about twenty two nations from the Middle East to South Asia the U.S. Department of State through its 192 diplomatic missions overseas endeavors to communicate with the local populous in those host countries that the United States administration nor her cultural values and practices allow disparaging of any religious beliefs to prevent the spread of the anti-Americanism in other parts of the globe.

Prof. Pieris leads Sri Lankan Delegation to the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York

Prof. G.L.Pieris, Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs will be leading the Sri Lankan delegation to the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. This time it is revealed that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be participating in the General Assembly session.

India: Opposition’s nation-wide Bandh evokes mixed response

The country-wide bandh called by the BJP, Left parties and the UPA's outside supporter the Samajwadi Party (SP) to protest diesel price hike and FDI in multi-brand retail on Thursday evoked mixed response with life being disrupted in some states and their top leaders courting arrest.

Sri Lankan Ambassador Shantha Kottegoda, presents letter of credence to the King of Cambodia



General (Retd.) Shantha Kottegoda, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Bangkok presented letter of credence to His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, the King of Cambodia on 7th of September 2012, concurrently accrediting him as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia as well.

Protesters of anti-Islam film turn violent in Islamabad

Angry over an anti-Islam film, thousands of Pakistani protesters, including many armed with wooden clubs, on Thursday tried to breach the sensitive diplomatic enclave in the heart of Islamabad and clashed with riot police, forcing authorities to call in the army.

Visit by Wu Bangguo, China’s top legislature to Sri Lanka heightens the momentum of Sri Lanka – China Bilateral Relations

At the invitation of the Speaker of Sri Lanka Parliament Chamal Rajapaksa, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), Wu Bangguo representing the higher echelons of the leadership of the People’s Republic of China made a first ever historic visit to Sri Lanka from 15 – 18 September 2012.

Commencement of staff level talks between Pakistani and Sri Lankan armed forces

A high powered defence delegation from Pakistan is currently visiting Sri Lanka to hold first formal staff level talks between Sri Lankan and Pakistani Armed Forces.

Irving Levance of EDU received Upali Sarrath Kongahage of Sri Lanka


The Secretary General of the Intergovernmental Organization EDU, Irving Levance, was received by Upali Sarrath Kongahage, the President of the Diplomatic Council, who is currently serving as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to Germany.

Trinamool Congress snaps ties with UPA; Ministers quit Govt

The Trinamool Congress on Friday afternoon formally snapped its ties with the UPA government as its ministers handed over their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.


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