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Capacity Building Program for Senior Executives

The second series of the Capacity Building Programme for senior public executives was held at Mt. Lavinia Hotel on March 9.

Mr. Lalith Weeratunga
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Capacity Building Program for Senior Executives
Capacity Building Program for Senior Executives
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Bin Laden Son-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty

A top Al Qaeda spokesman, who is the son-in-law of Usama bin Laden, pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court to charges of conspiracy to kill Americans, touching off what could be lengthy legal proceedings as Republicans complained that such terror suspects don't belong in the civilian judicial system.

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith  Son-in-law of Bin Laden
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Ministerial Delegation attends State Funeral of Late President Hugo Chavez

The Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, Wimal Weerawansa and the Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera together with Sri Lanka`s Ambassador to Cuba (with concurrent accreditation to Venezuela), Sarath Dissanayake represented the President, the Government and people of Sri Lanka at the State Funeral of the late President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela on 8th March 2013 in Caracas. On arrival at the Caracas Airport on 7th March, they were met by Vice Foreign Minister of Venezuela, David Velasquex Caraballo.

The Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Wimal Weerawansa represented the President, the Government and people of Sri Lanka at the State Funeral of the late President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
Ministerial Delegation attends State Funeral of Late President Hugo Chavez
Ministerial Delegation attends State Funeral of Late President Hugo Chavez
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$ 13 Mn Tea starts entering Iraq after Rishad’s daring Baghdad mission

Thanks to a prompt and joint bilateral trade action by both Governments of Iraq and Sri Lanka, the detained consignment of more than 100 Pure Ceylon Tea containers valued around $ 13 Mn have started arriving from 04 March inside the Iraqi territory. Iraqi market has acquired an unquenchable thirst for Ceylon Tea during the last few decades.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left), Kheer- allah Hassan babaker Muhammad (Iraqi Minister of Trade -centre) and Walid Habib Al-Mosawee (Senior Deputy Minister of Trade-right) meet and greet prior to the commencement of trade talks on 21 February in Baghdad.
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Delhi, Geneva and the Hambantota Commonwealth

It is now a virtual certainty. Barring some last-second, utterly unforeseeable, development, India will vote for the new US resolution on Sri Lanka. The original resolution has been amended to take on board Indian concerns. Indian worries would range from a reactive lurch by Colombo in Beijing’s direction to the impact an intrusive resolution might have on Delhi’s own ‘freedom of action’ in Kashmir and elsewhere.

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Letter from America: The Legacy of Hugo Chavez

The charismatic leader of Venezuela - Hugo Chavez died last Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was only 58 years old. The former army paratrooper first came to prominence as a leader of a failed coup in February 1992, to overthrow the government of President Carlos Andres Perez amid growing anger at economic austerity measures.

Letter from America: The Legacy of Hugo Chavez
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Sudden Escalation of Browser Wars and Microsoft’s Hefty Fine

Microsoft, the world’s largest software manufacturer, was handed down a hefty fine by the European Union on Wednesday, for its inability to give its users in the European Union the choice of choosing the web browser.

Sudden Escalation of Browser Wars and Microsoft’s Hefty Fine
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