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Sri Lanka Room at WHO Regional Office in New Delhi

The refurbished Sri Lanka Room at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office in New Delhi was unveiled by the High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam, this month, in the presence of the WHO Regional Director Dr. Samlee Plianbangchang and Dr. Athula Kahandaliyange, Director General, Drug Technical Advisory Committee at the Regional Office and other distinguished guests.

Sri Lanka Room at WHO Regional Office in New Delhi
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Diplomatic Briefing by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Brazil

Sri Lanka Embassy in Brazil conducted a diplomatic briefing in the Embassy premises on 12th September 2013 to speak about the important developments that is being taking place in Sri Lanka after the dawn of peace.

Speech by the  Ambassador Mr. Raja A. Edirisuriya
Diplomatic Briefing by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Brazil
“Dawn of a New Era” presentation by Major General G.D.H.K. Gunaratne, Deputy Head of Mission
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If this is not treachery, what is it?

Andrew Strauss, the former English cricket captain has exposed how he feared the South African born English player, Kevin Pieteresen that he would undermine the chances of English team in a home series against South Africa in 2012.

Andrew Strauss, the former English cricket captain
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President Rajapaksa and Iran’s President Rouhani Pledge to Strengthen Ties

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani held discussions in New York City Thursday (Sept. 26) afternoon.

  President Rajapaksa and Iran’s President Rouhani Pledge to Strengthen Ties
  President Rajapaksa and Iran’s President Rouhani Pledge to Strengthen Ties
  President Rajapaksa and Iran’s President Rouhani Pledge to Strengthen Ties
  President Rajapaksa and Iran’s President Rouhani Pledge to Strengthen Ties
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Who Tweeted First?

“Jesus was the first to tweet,” claimed Gianfranco Ravasi, a Vatican cardinal, this week while quoting a few of well-known short messages, as being attributed to the Son of Man in the New Testament. “Love one another,” was a short tweet with fewer than 45 characters sent out by Jesus over 2000 years ago, according the cardinal.

Who Tweeted First?
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Letter from America: U.S. Congressional Hearing on Burma - 1

The House Foreign Affairs/Asia Sub-committee of the U.S. Congress recently held a hearing to examine the current political environment inside Burma (Myanmar), the growing human right abuses among its ethnic groups, and assess U.S. policy towards the country. Amongst other dignitaries Professor Wakar Uddin of the Arakan Rohingya Union, Tom Andrews and Jennifer Quigley were invited to answer a series of questions on the above subject. Hearings of this kind do show that the U.S. Congress is mindful of Myanmar and is interested to better the situation for all inside the country. I welcome such an initiative.

Letter from America: U.S. Congressional Hearing on Burma - 1
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Board of Ministers – Northern Provincial Council: TNA failed to reach any consensus on the selection of names

The High Powered Tamil National Alliance Representatives Group which met this evening has failed to come to any consensus on the four names for the Board Ministers of the Northern Provincial Council.

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