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Empowering and Protecting Sri Lankan Migrant Workers”

The Government of Sri Lanka through the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare and the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) is taking several measures since the launch of the National Labour Migration Policy for the protection of the country’s migrant workers.

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No excuse to not end HIV transmission to children

An estimated 3.4 million children are living with HIV, thus accounting for 10% of the total global HIV infected population. At the same time, the number of children newly infected with HIV dropped drastically by 52% between 2001 and 2012. And yet as per the UNAIDS Global Report 2013 currently only 34% of children under 15 years of age in need of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the world are actually receiving it. This is just half of the ART coverage for adults. To reach the goal of an AIDS-free generation we have to focus on elimination of HIV in children.

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Bangladesh: Judicial Murder of Mullah Abdul Qadir

Countrywide violence started after 65 years old Mullah Abdul Qadir’s judicious murder in Bangladesh. In this ongoing blast wave 29 individuals had been killed, many injured, in addition to firebombing of train stations, pro-government businesses and blocking of roads.

Mullah Abdul Qadir
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11th Lanka-Pakistan trade talks begin in Colombo

The 11th session of Sri Lanka – Pakistan Joint Economic Commission has commenced in Colombo on 27 November. And Lankan officials informed that outcomes in many issues that came under discussion as of mid-day 27 November, have been positive.

Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi (Pakistani Federal Minister of Industries & Production-right) and Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left) discuss just prior to the start of the 11th session of Sri Lanka – Pakistan Joint Economic Commission in Colombo on 27 November.
Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi (Pakistani Federal Minister of Industries & Production-second from right) and Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left) arrive at Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo for the 11th session of Sri Lanka – Pakistan Joint Economic Commission on 27 November.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-far right) addresses the 11th session of Sri Lanka – Pakistan Joint Economic Commission on 27 November at Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-far right) addresses the 11th session of Sri Lanka – Pakistan Joint Economic Commission on 27 November at Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo.
Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi (Pakistani Federal Minister of Industries & Production-second from right) and his team of officials including (HE) Maj Gen (R) Qasim Qureshi,(High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka (far right) at Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo for the 11th session of Sri Lanka – Pakistan Joint Economic Commission on 27 November.
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Sri Lankan National Tuan Ismail Honoured By British Queen

: Mr Tuan Ismail, the former Head of the Guard Force at the British High Commission (BHC) in Colombo, was awarded an honorary MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in the Birthday Honours List of 2013.

Mr Ismail receives his award from HRH The Prince of Wales.
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