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Anuga Exhibition from 5th to 9th October 2013 in Cologne, Germany

The Anuga Exhibition is the most important platform for the food business held in Cologne. This year, 6777 exhibition stands catered to the public, and more than 150 000 trade visitors from 187 countries were present to check out the actual trends in the food business.

Anuga Exhibition from 5th to 9th October 2013 in Cologne, Germany
Anuga Exhibition from 5th to 9th October 2013 in Cologne, Germany
Anuga Exhibition from 5th to 9th October 2013 in Cologne, Germany
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Sri Lanka to Establish Centre of Excellence on Ocean Sciences

Sri Lanka’s proposal for the establishment of a Centre of Excellence on Ocean Sciences and the Environment attracted keen interest at the Thirteenth Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Perth, Australia, over the weekend. " class="caption" align="right" />

 External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris with Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop at the Indian Ocean Rim Association Conference in Perth, Australia.
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Burma: A glance at Ruling party vs. the opposition

If one looks back through near past of Burma/Myanmar, he can run into the previous junta’s famous political slogan - "Roadmap to Disciplined Democracy" – under which a Constitutional referendum was passed and enforced the 2008 Constitution which was systematically and unfairly drawn to prolong the military power.

Burma: A glance at Ruling party vs. the opposition
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Foreign Minister of Czech Republic Expresses Enthusiasm About CHOGM Business Forum

The Czech Republic is eager to expand its economic relations with Sri Lanka, and regards the business Forum, which will be held on the sidelines of CHOGM next week, as a particularly appropriate forum to focus international attention on the country’s trade, investment and tourism potential, Mr. Jan Kohout, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, said in Colombo on Wednesday. He said that there would be representation for his country at this event.

Foreign Minister of  Czech Republic Expresses Enthusiasm About CHOGM Business Forum
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Letter from America: Wirathu – the face of Buddhist Terror

In its July 1 issue, the Time magazine has covered the recent genocidal activities against the Muslims of Myanmar. In this, reporter Hannah Beech has done an excellent job analyzing the role played by Wirathu, a Buddhist monk, who has become the face of Buddhist terrorism. Her report has stirred up a hornet’s nest among the Buddhists. They are very upset.

Letter from America: Wirathu – the face of Buddhist Terror
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Sri Lankan Arrested In Sham Wedding in England

A 23-year-old Sri Lankan man was arrested by Home Office enforcement officers in connection with a sham wedding at Harrow Register Office a few days ago. He had overstayed his visa and had been due to marry a 21-year-old Italian woman.

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Ambassador Hangawatte Elected Vice President of theUNESCO General Conference: Highlights socio-economic advancements of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte was unanimously elected as a Vice President of the 37th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the inaugural plenary session on 5th November 2013 in Paris.

Ambassador Hangawatte Elected Vice President of theUNESCO General Conference:  Highlights socio-economic advancements of Sri Lanka
Ambassador Hangawatte Elected Vice President of theUNESCO General Conference:  Highlights socio-economic advancements of Sri Lanka
Ambassador Hangawatte Elected Vice President of theUNESCO General Conference:  Highlights socio-economic advancements of Sri Lanka
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A Shorter And Cheaper MDR-TB Treatment is just round the corner

While the number of people detected with MDR-TB increased to 94,000 globally in 2012 (by more than 40%) this amounts to less than 20% of those actually estimated to have MDR-TB.

A Shorter And Cheaper MDR-TB Treatment is just round the corner
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US Concerns About Elections in Maldives

US Embassy has stated that, for democracy in Maldives to move forward, it is essential to build upon the successful November 9th election and immediately proceed with the required and previously agreed upon second round.

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Nuclear Split: Iran deal hangs in the balance

The hope of a potential breakthrough in nuclear talks between Iran and the Big Five – US, Britain, France, Russia and China - and the Higgs Boson, which had been elusive inside particle colliders up until the statistical arm of mathematics hunted it down about a year ago, seem to have one thing in common – very short life-span.

Nuclear Split: Iran deal hangs in the balance
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