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Pakistan Defence Adviser in Lanka

The Defence Advisor of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Colonel Sheharyar Parvez Butt called on the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of Sri Lanka Army.

Pakistan Defence Adviser in Lanka
Pakistan Defence Adviser in Lanka
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Impartiality of UN Human Rights Commissioner Ms. Navi Pillay questionable

“Ira De Silva – my colleague from Canada has raised some pertinent questions about the UN Human Rights Commissioner Ms. Navi Pillay,” Editor, Asian Tribune .

Navi Pillay
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President Rajapaksa Returns Following Successful Visit to Belarus

President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island early this morning following a successful three-day state visit to Belarus. The President’s tour was the first by a Sri Lankan leader to Belarus. " class="caption" align="right" />

Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Geethanjana Gunawardena, Chief Minister of the Western Province Mr. Prasanna Ranatunga, Chief-of-Staff Mr. Gamini Senerath and CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines Mr. Kapila Chandrasena received the President upon his return. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
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I am ready to marry Navaneetham Pillay - Mervyn

The country’s maverick Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva said he was willing to marry visiting UNHRC Commissioner Navaneetham Pillay.

Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva
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Azwer appointed as Monitory MP of the Ministry of Mass Media

Parliamentarian A.H.M.Azwer has been appointed as a Monitoring MP of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Parliamentarian A.H.M.Azwer
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Pakistan: Role of Media in Sikanders’ Episode

Lone gunman, namely Sikandar Hayat who along with his wife and two children drove into the Red Zone by challenging the capacity of administration in the capital city, should not make us think passively and lose sense of respect for law-enforcing agencies. The armed man, sitting in a car had been firing intermittently at the Constitution Avenue, Islamabad and police did not go ahead.

Pakistan: Role of Media in Sikanders’ Episode
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The day Oval became a latrine!

The Oval, currently officially referred as ‘Kia Oval’, due to commercial sponsorship is an international cricket ground in Kensington South London.

The Oval- International cricket ground in Kensington South London.
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Creating New Opportunities for Sri Lanka in Guangdong, China

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou organized a tourism seminar on 22 August 2013, as a part of its program of promoting Sri Lanka which was organized at the Intercontinental Hotel, Foshan from 12 -25 August, 2013.

Creating New Opportunities for Sri Lanka in Guangdong, China
Creating New Opportunities for Sri Lanka in Guangdong, China
Creating New Opportunities for Sri Lanka in Guangdong, China
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Sarath Kumar, Radikaa enthrall audience in star nite

Attendance by top-ranking elected officials, entertainment by two prominent Tamil movie stars, honoring four Tamil-Americans who had excelled in their chosen field, game show for couples by actress and popular TV host Jaishree and dancers performing for popular Tamil movies marked the inauguration of America Tamil Sangam in New York on Aug 23.

Radikaa cutting her birthday cake on stage while her husband and actor Sarath Kumar, their son Rahul Sarath Kumar and President of America Tamil Sangam Prakash M Swamy cheer.
Radikaa presenting Tamil Ratna Award to eminent Bharathanatyam exponent Kamala Lakshman while Sarath Kumar and Prakash Swamy cheer.
The Tamil Ratna awardees – Prof Srinivasa Varadhan, Kamala Lakshman, Sarath Kumar, Radikaa, John Liu, Dr. Valavanur Subramanian, Dr Prasad Srinivasan and Prakash Swamy.
New York State Senator Jose Peralta (second from right) and New York City Council Member Peter Koo (third from left) presented proclamations to Sarath Kumar and Radikaa while Congresswoman Grace Meng (center), actress and TV host Jaishree (extreme right) community activist Dilip Chauhan and President of America Tamil Sangam Prakash Swamy applaud the couple.
New York State Senator Jose Peralta (second from right) and New York City Council Member Peter Koo (third from left) presented proclamations to Sarath Kumar and Radikaa while Congresswoman Grace Meng (center), actress and TV host Jaishree (extreme right) community activist Dilip Chauhan and President of America Tamil Sangam Prakash Swamy applaud the couple.
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Fifty years ago King had a Beautiful Dream

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr. delivered in Washington, on August 28, 1963.

Fifty years ago King had a Beautiful Dream
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Sri Lanka and Belarus Identify Areas for Joint Ventures

Sri Lanka and Belarus have identified several potential areas for joint ventures during the bilateral discussions held between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Belarus Prime Minister Prof. Mikhail Myasnikovich yesterday (Aug. 26) afternoon in Belarus capital city of Minsk.

Belarus Prime Minister Prof. Mikhail Myasnikovich greets President Mahinda Rajapaksa as he arrived for bilateral talks yesterday (Aug. 26) afternoon.  (Pix Sudath Silva)
During the bilateral discussions, the two countries identified a number of areas for joint ventures,
including in the areas of manufacturing agricultural and military equipment, and the production of dairy items.
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Impartiality of UN Human Rights Commissioner Ms. Navi Pillay questionable

“Ira De Silva – my colleague from Canada has raised some pertinent questions about the UN Human Rights Commissioner Ms. Navi Pillay,” Editor, Asian Tribune .

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