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Promoting reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka - Final and Complete Resolution

Final and Complete US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka adopted on 27th March during the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council today a majority of 11 votes - with 23 members voting in favor of the resolution, while 12 voted against and 12 abstentions.

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113th Anniversary German Asia-Pacific Business Association in Bremen, Germany

The German Asia-Pacific Business Association in Bremen celebrated its 113th Anniversary recently with Ambassador of Sri Lanka Mr. Sarath Kongahage as Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker.

113th Anniversary German Asia-Pacific Business Association in Bremen, Germany
113th Anniversary German Asia-Pacific Business Association in Bremen, Germany
113th Anniversary German Asia-Pacific Business Association in Bremen, Germany
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Accurate and affordable TB diagnosis in private sector becoming a reality

Tuberculosis (TB) care and control does not end with an accurate and confirmed diagnosis, but that is a good start point. It needs to be followed with initiating standard and effective anti-TB treatment (without delay), supporting the person with TB to adhere to the treatment regimen and get cured.

Accurate and affordable TB diagnosis in private sector becoming a reality
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UNHRC Resolution vote: A Pyrrhic victory for the West

For several reasons, the UNHRC adoption of the resolution against Sri Lanka is a pyrrhic victory for those who voted for it. The cost of this victory is manifold. It has created a serious fissure within the international community on how to address human rights issues in member countries, with half of it not in agreement with the resolution.

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Another "LLRC" Type Investigation Needed Urgently

Another LLRC type investigation is needed urgently is the view of many Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka and overseas. India abstained from voting against Sri Lanka possibly because in the past two months, when Sri Lankans were aware that India would not support Sri Lanka because of it's domestic politics which has been the driving force of India's foreign policy on Sri Lanka, there were many articles and comment in the Sri Lankan media that exposed India's as well as the western countries hypocrisy in claiming concern for Sri Lankans safety and security when throughout the heyday of LTTE terrorism they did not say or do anything to help Sri Lankans. India at the last moment realized that this intrusive, country specific resolution was establishing a precedent and could be used against even the mighty India, hence the abstention.

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