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Sri Lanka shouldn't worry about US Congress resolutions: Here's Why

When the 'Eelam Resolution' was adopted by the Massachusetts State Assembly in 1979, graced by the Tamil United Liberation Front leaders Appapillai Amirthalingam and M. Sivasithamparam in the Official Gallery, pandemonium broke in Colombo among media outlets, politicians and civic organizations condemning the United States that it officially adopted a policy to bifurcate Sri Lanka.

The United States Capitol Building houses the Senate and the House
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Narendra Modi Win in Regional Perspective

Former tea seller Narendra Modi, 63 years old extremist Hindu Narendra Modi sworn in as 15th Indian Prime Minister in spectacular ceremony at New Dehli. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif heads of SAARC states, Indian elite and Bollywood film stars among 4,000 guests at ceremony in Delhi.

Narendra Modi Win in Regional Perspective
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Pope confirms Sri Lanka visit in 2015

Pope Francis confirmed Monday(May 26) that he will visit the Philippines and Sri Lanka in January 2015. He is to pay a 2-day visit to Sri Lanka.

Pope confirms Sri Lanka visit in 2015
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US first reaction to Modi regime: "India's role in global stage vital"

In its first official reaction to India's new Narendra Modi government, the United States declared that "India's role at global stage" is more than "just about bilateral ties between the US and India".

US State Department official Nisha Desai Biswal
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Sri Lanka First Lady inaugurates series of events to mark Vesak at UNESCO

First Lady Madam Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa inaugurated a series of events organized by the Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka to UNESCO and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in France to commemorate Vesak at UNESCO in Paris under the theme of ‘Interfaith and Intercultural Awareness towards Peace’.

 Sri Lanka First Lady inaugurates series of events to mark Vesak at UNESCO
 Sri Lanka First Lady inaugurates series of events to mark Vesak at UNESCO
 Sri Lanka First Lady inaugurates series of events to mark Vesak at UNESCO
 Sri Lanka First Lady inaugurates series of events to mark Vesak at UNESCO
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President Rajapaksa highlights importance of sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations to build peace and security

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, participating at the 4th Summit of Heads of State & Government of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) at the invitation of President Xi Jinping of China, stated that “for building peace and stability in a region, it is imperative that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our nations are secure.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa-with President Xi Jinping
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Reduce Tobacco Consumption, Save Lives

With nearly 35% of India’s adult population (age 15+) consuming some form of tobacco, there are around 275 million people in the country smoking and/or chewing this poison, and an estimated 1 million dying every year from tobacco related diseases. Moreover 27% of the youth (age group 13-15 years) are exposed to second hand smoke at home and 40% are exposed to second hand smoke in public places.

Reduce Tobacco Consumption, Save Lives
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Senegal will support Sri Lanka's efforts to engage with African Union

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris had bilateral discussions with Mr. Mankeur Ndiaye, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the 17th Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Algiers.

Senegal will support Sri Lanka's efforts to engage with African Union
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