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Historical Photographic Exhibition in Berlin

To mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Germany, an exhibition of historical 19th century photographs under the title “Landscapes of Sri Lanka” was inaugurated on 26th September 2013 in Berlin, Germany, by Minister of National Heritage Dr. Jagath Balasuriya. " class="caption" align="right" />

President Mahinda Rajapaksa visiting the exhibition together with Deputy Director Mr. Raffael Gadebusch
Ambassador lighting the traditional oil lamp, Mr. Hiran Houx, a representative of the Friends of the Museums, Mr. Raffael Gadebusch,  Minister of National Heritage Balasuriya, Governor Balasuriya, Prof. Christina Haak and Secretary, Ministry of National Heritage Dr. Nanda Wickremesinghe looking on.
 Gathering at the Opening Ceremony
Participants visiting the exhibition
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Massive Slaughter of Dolphins for Shark Bait in Peru Causes International Outrage

The government of Peru is considering measures to halt the massive slaughter of dolphins exposed this week by conservation organizations Mundo Azul and BlueVoice.

Dusky Dolphin Dead in Peru
Mako shark pulled from the water in Peru
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Sri Lanka an automatic choice!

When my nephew, Rizvi, recommended to me a holiday resort in Induruwa to spend my week-end during my short holiday, I was rather reluctant since a close friend of mine, Ramzeen, has already spoken to me about Habarana.

All pics. by Raed
Sri Lanka an automatic choice!
Sri Lanka an automatic choice!
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Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif meets Obama administration in Washington

The US State Department has asked Congress to resume more than $300 million in blocked security assistance to Pakistan while the US Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting the visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Washington.

Secretary John Kerry with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday, October 20
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"Country First"

Sri Lanka need not worry about the people who cannot make it. They will not make a positive impact even if they come reluctantly. There are country leaders who are pressured by certain groups abroa, working against Sri Lanka. Canada and U.K. are great examples.

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Exports turn around, Lanka enters CHOGM biz runway

An eager Sri Lanka launched the business side of its forthcoming CHOGM -and announced its new export turnaround to a packed presser on 22 October. “I am happy to say that our exports from January to September this year shows an increase of 1.07%, in comparison to the same period in 2012. This shows that, having faced the international market challenges our exports are now gradually strengthening” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce on 22 October.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left), Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena  (Minister of Investment Promotion-centre) and Susantha Punchinilame (Deputy Minister of Economic Development) watch a presentation on ‘Reflection of Sri Lanka’ during 22 October’s special presser held at the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, Colombo 5.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) addresses the special presser held on 22 October at the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, Colombo 5.
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