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Maintain suspended sanctions against Myanmar urged ASEAN parliamentarians

The European Union (EU) should renew its suspension of sanctions against Myanmar but stop short of a total lifting of restrictive measures, ASEAN Parliamentarians said today, citing serious human rights concerns and the failure of the Myanmar government to meet EU benchmarks for reform.

Maintain suspended sanctions against Myanmar urged ASEAN parliamentarians
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World Justice Project –Rule of Law Index 2012-2013 Sri Lanka Scores High

Sri Lanka has received a high ranking in the World Justice Project’s (WJP) annual, Rule of Law Index. The report states that Sri Lanka “outperforms its regional peers in all but two dimensions”.

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Soosai and Prabhakaran were killed by Army during the last day of the war – Sarath Fonseka

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka revealed that LTTE Sea Tiger Leader Colonel Soosai, was killed by the Army along with LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran , during the last day of the war.

Prabhakaran & Soosai
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The other Eden

Sri Lanka, lies like an emerald pendant off the Indian peninsula, separated by only twenty miles of shallow sea. Smaller than the biggest, but bigger than the smallest of the Great Lakes, it was called many names by many people.

Lakshman Ratnapala
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Sri Lanka shines at the International Women’s Day Celebrations

The International Women’s Day celebrations organized by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People (ICAP) together with the Asian Ladies Circle of Havana (ALC) were held at the ICAP main auditorium on7th April 2013. A large number of Asian Diplomatic Missions based in Havana including the Sri Lankan Embassyparticipated at the celebrations.

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Sri Lanka President congratulate newly appointed Prime Minister of Jordan

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent in a congratulatory message to Dr. Abdullah Ensour, newly appointed Prime Minster of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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The bond of Buddha and all that it conveys is a bond between India and Sri Lanka which nothing can break - Ranjan Mathai

Inaugurating an exhibition of photographs titled ‘Buddhist Heritage of Sri Lanka: a shared culture with India’ at the India International Centre in New Delhi on 9 April, Foreign Secretary of India Ranjan Mathai, quoting from a speech made by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during a visit to Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, in 1950, said that the bond of Buddha and all that it conveys is a bond between India and Sri Lanka which nothing can break.

Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai addressing at the Photo Exhibition while Prasad Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner looks on
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Do not miss lessons from roll out of new diagnostic tests for MDR-TB

One golden wish in TB care and control is surely around early diagnosis of all forms of TB. New rapid diagnostic tools have come on board over the past years such as Liquid Culture, Line Probe Assay (LPA), and Xpert MTB/RIF among others in addition to conventional gold standard solid culture and drug susceptibility testing (DST).

Do not miss lessons from roll out of new diagnostic tests for MDR-TB
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British Airways commence flying to Colombo from 14 April

The inaugural British Airways flight to commence weekly three flight to Colombo from 14 April: Gatwick – Male – Colombo – Gatwick, after a lapse of 15 years.

(From L to R)  H.E. Dr. Chris Nonis , High Commissioner for  Sri Lanka to the UK with Mr. Keith Williams, Chief Executive Officer in British Airways, at the Sri Lanka High Commission
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It is a joy to us all on New Year Day, more than at other times – President Rajapaksa

The fullest joy of the New Year is realized in a free country where home and hearth is in full abundance said Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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