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Political consultations by the Foreign Secretaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Third Round of Political Consultations between the Foreign Secretaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan were held on 4th April 2013 in Colombo. The Sri Lanka delegation was led by Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama, Secretary, External Affairs of Sri Lanka and the Pakistan delegation was led by Mr. Jalil Abbas Jilani, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan. The two sides had discussions on a wide range of issues based on mutual respect and understanding.

Political consultations by the Foreign Secretaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Political consultations by the Foreign Secretaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Political consultations by the Foreign Secretaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Political consultations by the Foreign Secretaries of Sri Lanka and Pakistan
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“Multi-purpose hall, shopping, recreational facilities for legislators, officers & staffs soon”: Sazo

New Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) Chotisuh Sazo said he wanted to come up with various developments and facilities for the legislators who stayed in the Legislatures’ Home and also for the officers and staffs of the Assembly who also stayed in their residential quarters here near the Assembly Complex.

New Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) Chotisuh Sazo
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Deputy Minister of External Affairs hands over the largest compensation received in the recent past

External Affairs Deputy Minister Neomal Perera handed over cheques to the value of Rs. 15 million as compensation to the next of kin of two deceased persons.

Deputy Minister of External Affairs  hands over the  largest  compensation received in the recent past
Deputy Minister of External Affairs  hands over the  largest  compensation received in the recent past
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U.S. Donates $1.4 million to Support Labor Rights in Sri Lanka

United States Ambassador Michele J. Sison announced a $1.4 million grant on April 5 to launch a labor rights system in Sri Lanka. Partnering with the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Labor and Labor Relations, this grant will establish an Integrated Labor Administration System, which will automate and improve labor case management by linking the Sri Lankan Department of Labor and Labor Commissioner’s office to the regional labor inspectors.

U.S. Ambassador Sison explains a U.S.-funded $1.4million labor rights project.
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Religious leaders to India to strengthen bonds between two countries

An interfaith Group of Interreligious Peace Foundation, Dharmasakthi Foundation and Savumia Youth Foundation representing of all religion met the High Commissioner for India His Excellency Asoka .K Kantha at his office with the aim to re-unit the bonds between two countries through multi-religious exchange programme and dialogue including to visit the interreligious places of worships in India specially Tamil Nadu.

  Religious leaders to India  to strengthen bonds between two countries
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Mattala And Hambantota To Position Sri Lanka AS A Logistics Hub

Dr. Chris Nonis spoke on the Ambassadors Panel of the Global Economic Forum 2013, UK, and highlighted the geo-strategic positioning of Sri Lanka at the nexus between shipping and aviation routes of the West and the East, and the substantial infrastructure development in the country in the post-conflict era. Dr Chris Nonis, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK." class="caption" align="right" />

L to R:  Mr Gordon Campbell, Canadian High Commissioner, Ambassador Prof. Miomir Zuzul, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia,  Ms Ruth Elizabeth Rouse, Grenadian High Commissioner and
 Dr Chris Nonis, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK.
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Sri Lanka’s Footwear & Leather value addition a strong 45% - Rishad

Sri Lanka’s Footwear and Leather (F&L) sector is not only an employer with promise but also demonstrates significant value addition. Meanwhile, the F&L praises the government for its initiatives but says the emerging ‘footwear assembly sector’ is a threat to the industry. “Our average annual national production of footwear alone is over 30 Mn pairs at a value of $ 47 Mn. Our footwear and leather value addition is around 45% and in 2012 we exported $ 31 Mn footwear and leather to global markets” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce on 02 April.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) greets P.D. Nimalasiri (of PG Martins Ltd), on his induction as the new President of Sri Lanka Footwear and Leather Products Manufacturers Association on 02 April at the EDB Auditorium in Colombo.
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