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British arms sales to Bahrain more important than rights abuses

Why is Cameron silent on Bahrain's human rights abuses? This issue came up at the British House of Commons January 23 when they debated Sri Lanka's accountability and transparency.

British arms sales to Bahrain more important than rights abuses
Bahrain's ruling regime has suppressed a series of popular demonstrations using British arms
Protesters stand off against Bahraini riot police, trained by the British.
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External Affairs Ministers of Sri Lanka and India Hold Talks

Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, and Mr. Salman Khurshid, Minister of External Affairs of India, held bilateral discussions on Wednesday at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.

External Affairs Ministers of  Sri Lanka and India Hold Talks
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Sri Lankan-Born Former American Diplomat Meet with the Chinese Ambassador

The ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has recently invited Professor Patrick Mendis at George Mason University to a welcoming dinner reception in honor of Minister Wu Xi at the Chinese Embassy. <

Sri Lankan-Born Former American Diplomat Meet with the Chinese Ambassador
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The ‘’Invest Sri Lanka’’ Investor Forum held in Singapore

The ‘’Invest Sri Lanka’’ Investor Forum was held on 21st January 2014, at the Ritz Carlton, Millennia Singapore.The forum was organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission in association with Bloomberg Data services. The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore also played an active role in organising the event.

The ‘’Invest Sri Lanka’’ Investor Forum held in Singapore
The ‘’Invest Sri Lanka’’ Investor Forum held in Singapore
The ‘’Invest Sri Lanka’’ Investor Forum held in Singapore
The ‘’Invest Sri Lanka’’ Investor Forum held in Singapore
The ‘’Invest Sri Lanka’’ Investor Forum held in Singapore
The ‘’Invest Sri Lanka’’ Investor Forum held in Singapore
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US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, met with Prof.G.L.Peiris

Ms. Nisha Desai Biswal, the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, met with Prof.G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs yesterday (31) at the ministry.

Ms. Biswal meeting with Prof.G.L.Peiris.
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Bangladesh : 14 to death over 10 truck arms smuggling

Bangladesh Court sentenced death over arms smuggling 10-truck arms into Chittagong in 2004.

Bangladesh  : 14 to death over  10 truck arms smuggling
Bangladesh  : 14 to death over  10 truck arms smuggling
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Gota Has a Case

“Lanka capable of producing 15 million pairs annually”-EDB

=The Sri Lankan footwear and leather industry is growing at a steady pace-and has developed into a sector catering to international markets. “Forthcoming 6th International Footwear & Leather Fair is a three day event and will move our producers, who now show 45% value addition, to international buyers” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka on 31 January in Colombo.

In this flashback photo at the fifth International Footwear & Leather Fair 2013, Colombo, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa inspects a leather product with Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry & Commerce) on 10 February 2013.
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Sri Lankan people smuggling gang jailed following Home Office investigation

Five members of a criminal gang who smuggled Sri Lankans into the UK from France have been jailed for a total of 23 years.

 John Anes Soundaranayagam Uvais  at Heathrow
Sudharsan Jeyakodi,
Amarjit Mudhar
Chubramanian Vignarajah
John Anes Soundaranayagam Uvais,
Kamalanesan Kandiah at Heathrow
Sudharsan Jeyakodi
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