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Nobel Prize for EU

It may sound a bit odd; but it had happened. For the first time since 1999, the Nobel committee decided to award its annual prize for peace to a body rather than an individual, while keeping one aspect of its tradition alive – raising a controversy.

Attack on the JSC Secretary: Fooling the Masses on ‘International Scrutiny’

There is a new pattern of argument by government spokesmen (no women!) denying the last Sunday (7 October) attack on the Secretary to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC), Manjula Tilakaratne. They in essence ask, ‘could the government be so foolish to indulge in such attacks on the Judiciary when Sri Lanka is at the scrutiny of the UN Human Rights Council?”

South Asia’s first ‘cash deposit ATM network’ launched in Colombo, going live next Monday

Sri Lankan consumers will enter the era of direct cash payments through ATMs next Monday 15 when five cash deposit taking ATMs will start operating in Colombo for the first time. “I am pleased to say that we are setting a new record in the SAARC region, with a commercial scale deposit taking ATM network going live in Colombo for the first time with just five machines.

Deccan Chargers out of IPL

Cash-strapped Deccan Chronicles Holdings Ltd (DCHL) on Friday failed to give Rs 100 crore Bank Guarantee to BCCI as directed by the Bombay High Court after which the BCCI is free to take action on its earlier decision to terminate its IPL franchise Deccan Chargers.

May God bless adorable Malala!

The United Nations General Assembly last year adopted a resolution to designate October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

Sri Lanka UNICEF praise the government’s efforts taken to uplift the welfare of the people


The Regional Director for the South Asia of the United Nations Children's Fund – UNICEF, Ms. Kerin Hulshof had said that the Sri Lankan President Mahinda’s Rajapaksa should be appreciated for his personal efforts taken to uplift the welfare of the rural outskirts in the country.

Rise in crimes against women: Haryana decides to act at last

After drawing flak over a series of abductions and rapes, Haryana government on Friday came in fire fighting mode and announced a slew of measures, including enhanced patrolling and supervision by senior officers, to effectively check crime against women.

Sri Lanka Navy yet to decide on salvage operation in the location of the wreckage of bombed Lion Air Carrier

Sri Lanka Navy is yet to decide on the salvage or the recovery operation of the wreckage found of a Lion Air passenger Carrier that was shot down by L.T.T.E. in 1998, Navy official sources said.

The Nobel Peace Prize 2012 - European Union (EU)

The Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was awarded to European Union (EU) "for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe".

India- Sri Lanka Foundation supports Cultural Festival “Char Adhyaya”

India Sri Lanka Foundation is supporting organization of a Cultural Festival “Char Adhyaya” by Santiniketan Friends from 15 – 18 October 2012 at several venues in Colombo.

Bilateral Discussions between India and Sri Lanka on Civil Nuclear Cooperation – Joint Press Statement

The first round of talks between India and Sri Lanka on comprehensive civil nuclear cooperation was held on 12 October 2012 in New Delhi.

NBW issued against Vijay Mallaya for cheque-bouncing

A Hyderabad court on Friday issued a non-bailable warrant against business tycoon Vijay Mallaya and five others in a cheque bounce case.

India Post Stall at the Philately Exhibition organized by Sri Lanka Post

India Post participated in the Philately Exhibition organized by Sri Lanka Post from 6 -10 October 2012 to mark the World Post Day celebrated across the world every year on 9 October.

Krishna asks TNA to resume talks with Sri Lanka Govt

India has again called for resumption of talks for a political resolution in Sri Lanka on the Tamils issue.

Government – UN five year partnership for sustainable, inclusive growth.


The United Nations (UN) and the Government of Sri Lanka signed the 2013-2017 UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) on 4th October, 2012, the agreement which pegs UN assistance to priorities defined by the Government of Sri Lanka.

Radhika Coomaraswamy named Laureate of the Fondation Chirac Special Jury Prize 2012

Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations/Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, was chosen for the Special Jury Prize 2012 by the Fondation Chirac (Chirac Foundation).

Forestry program funded by Australia to support 90,000 farmers in Sri Lanka’s dry zone

The Government of Sri Lanka, Government of Australia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new AUD 5 million community forestry program, which will increase forest cover and support small farmers living in Sri Lanka’s dry zone on 11 October 2012.

Harvard endowments losing money-- Indian Americans still upset over the Dr. Swami expulsion

Drop in its endowment is due in part to the loss of goodwill, especially of the wealthy Indian American Community for what they see as the unfair handling of Dr. Subramanian Swamy-- thanks to the pro-Islam (anti-Hindu) faculty spokesmen led by Michael Witzel and Diana Eck and their camp followers like Amartya Sen and Sugata Bose.


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