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US Embassy Delivers English Books to Maldivian Students

The United States Embassy, in partnership with the Maldivian Ministry of Education, delivered yesterday 983 books worth nearly $13,000 USD (201,000 Rufiyaa) to the Gnyaviyani Atoll Education Center in Fuvahmulah, Maldives.

US Embassy Delivers English Books to Maldivian Students
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Sri Lanka President Leaves For BIMSTEC Summit Today

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for Myanmar today to attend the third BIMSTEC Summit at which leaders of seven Asian States will meet. The seven-member Grouping will hold its summit on March 4 in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw.

Sri Lanka President Leaves For BIMSTEC Summit Today
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Statement on Recent Discovery of Skeletal Remains in Udayarkattu Area

The Military Spokesman yesterday said that an attempt was made by interested parties to hold the government and the Security Forces responsible for skeletal remains that have been found in the Udayarkattu area when in fact this was an area where the LTTE was known to kill civilians who defied its orders.

Statement on Recent Discovery of Skeletal Remains in Udayarkattu Area
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GL Emphasizes Asian Solidarity in Discussions With Myanmar Foreign Minster

The importance of Asian solidarity with regard to a wide range of challenges confronting the region formed the central theme of the bilateral discussions which took place on Sunday at the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw between Professor G. L. Peiris Minister of External Affairs and Mr Wunna Maung Lwin Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar.

 GL Emphasizes Asian Solidarity in Discussions With Myanmar Foreign Minster
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President Leaves for BIMSTEC Summit

BIMSTEC, which stands for Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi–Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, is a regional grouping of seven South and South East Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. It was first established in June 1997 in Bangkok with the name BIST–EC (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand Economic Cooperation).

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