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UN Organized Civil Society Meeting - A Farce

Journalists and residents of the Northern Province were denied entry to the Civil Society Meeting organized by the UN Office in Jaffna and attended by the Visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

Fr. Sebestian is  seen making sure that  memorandums that are to be handed over to Ms. Navi Pillay by his invitees are the right ones approved by his handlers.
Ananthy Sasitharan - Elilan  is seen at the entrance of the UNHCR building to participate in the Civil Society meeting
Ananthy is seen talking to DAN TV Cameraman after meeting Ms. Navi Pillay
Election campaign advertisement of Ananthy Sasitharan -  Elilan
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South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won Arrives in Sri Lanka

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday for an official visit aimed at boosting relations and investment.

South korean Prime Minister Jung Hong-won, center, arrives at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Candidate Ankajan Farther Ramanathan Arrested

Ramanathan, father of Ankajan, Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s Jaffna District Chief Organizer and one of the lead candidates of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance, has been arrested yesterday alleging that he attempted to shoot down another UPFA candidate on 27th evening at Chavakachcheri.

Ramanathan
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Mixed reception for Navi Pillay in Sri Lanka

There was mixed reception for Ms. Navi Pillay, visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sri Lanka on Tuesday as protesters in Colombo called on her to leave the country, while the Tamil protesters in Jaffna alleged UN has failed to protect them.

 Mixed reception for Navi Pillay in Sri Lanka
 Mixed reception for Navi Pillay in Sri Lanka
 Mixed reception for Navi Pillay in Sri Lanka
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Lanka-DoC calls for speedier exporter action to grab world’s largest regional market

As SAARC’s GDP growth is now projected at 5%, intra-regional trade growth becomes a key driver in the region’s GDP. Just as trade barriers, absence of prompt action on such barriers can equally ‘guarantee’ trade-setbacks.

PD Fernando, Director General of Commerce of Sri Lanka and a veteran int’l trade practitioner with 34 yrs experience across the world, addresses the SCOE in his capacity as the ‘Chairman of SAARC Committee of Experts’ on 21 August at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.
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