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Sri Lanka envoy summoned over 114 jailed fishermen

: India summoned Sri Lankan High Commissioner on July 7 and issued a demarche on the issue of 114 Indian fishermen lodged in Sri Lankan jails.

Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam
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The Commonwealth Business Forum launched in London in preparation for the CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in London , Dr. Chris Nonis held a launch event at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London to promote the Commonwealth Business Forum to be held in Colombo from the 12 - 14 November 2013, leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013.

The Commonwealth Business Forum launched in London in  preparation for the CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka
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Happy Eid Al Fitr!

All gulf countries will be celebrating Eid Al Fitr festival on Thursday the 8th of August, at the end of fasting, in the month of Ramadan, while in Sri Lanka and in the subcontinent it is expected to be celebrated on Friday the 9th of August.

Happy Eid Al Fitr!
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Ifthar Ceremony in Bangkok

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Kingdom of Thailand conducted an Ifthar Programme on 5th August 2013 at the residence of the Ambassador. The event hosted by the Ambassador was well attended by Muslim and non-Muslim Sri Lankans.

Ifthar Ceremony in Bangkok
Ifthar Ceremony in Bangkok
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Third global Potash power switches Lanka’s agro-automotive ignition!

Belarus, world’s third largest potash power and an industry driven economy with a GDP equal to Sri Lanka, is bullish on Sri Lanka’s trade, B2B and more importantly, in its industries. And Belarus is gearing towards partnering in the kick-start of Sri Lanka’s crucial agro-automotive industry.

Rishad Baathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-second from right) greets the visiting Vitaly Prima (New Delhi based Ambassador of Belarus to Sri Lanka-left) during bilateral trade discussions on 06 August at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Colombo.
Third global Potash power switches Lanka’s agro-automotive ignition!
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West's preaching of democracy riddled with hypocrisy

The Economist in its August 3-9 issue faulting the Western powers for their failure to condemn the shooting of unarmed Islamists in Cairo by the military regime says "was craven and shortsighted".

West's preaching of democracy riddled with hypocrisy
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Brazilian Cooperation Agency to Support of Dengue Control & Forestation

A high level delegation from the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) led by Director of ABC Ambassador Fernando Abreu is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 08th to 14th of August 2013. " class="caption" align="right" />

From right to left -  Mr. Fabio Webber Tagliari, Project Analyst of ABC,  Mr. Raja A. Edirisuriya Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Ambassador Fernando Abreu, Director of ABC and Mr. A.W. Pathiraja, Minister of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil.
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Will Weliweriya have implications on CHOGM, increase in exodus of refugees, and Tamil Diaspora influence?

A news report published in the 'Island' newspaper today has produced very disturbing material relating to the Weliweriya incident. In view of the importance of this information to the general discussion on this incident, it is quoted in full here

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