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Fund for Media personnel, Artistes and Writers

Cabinet approval was granted yesterday (May 29) for creating a fund for media personnel, artistes and writers.

Fund for Media personnel, Artistes and Writers
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Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage visits Swiss Canton of Neuchatel

On invitation by the Swiss President of the Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, the diplomatic corps accredited in Switzerland undertook a visit to the republic and canton of Neuchatel in Switzerland.

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage visits Swiss Canton of Neuchatel
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2nd APFF 2014: Creating Waves, Fostering Movements

The 2nd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (2nd APFF 2014), organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) kick started in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It has brought together nearly 300 feminists from 30 countries of the five sub-regions of Asia and the Pacific as well as global allies.

2nd APFF 2014: Creating Waves, Fostering Movements
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Lanka rides $60Bn global FOSS wave to help exporters, aiming cost advantage

Sri Lanka has a favourable ‘per container cost to export’ rate of only $ 595. After reporting $1.07 Bn record exports in March, the country is now mulling a new high tech initiative to help exporters to lower this rate for added competitive advantage-while eager Lankan exporters are already testing to avail themselves to a portion of $60Bn global savings from Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB) addresses the “Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions for Lankan Exporters” session held on 29 May in Colombo as Dr A Ruwan Weerasinghe (Senior Lecturer-University of Colombo School of Computing-seated second from right) and Dr Yousuf Maraikkar (ED-EDB, seated far right) look on.
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Contours for a political solution in Sri Lanka – Point of view from a moderate member of the Tamil Diaspora

This article is about suggestions made by a moderate member of the Tamil Diaspora for a political solution in Sri Lanka. The person concerned is a professional and someone who loathes the extremist elements within the Diaspora as much as he loathes similar elements within the Sinhala community.

Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy
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Now it is Amma’s turn to meet Modi on June 3

With back channels doing the home work, the stage is set for the first formal meeting of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jaya “Amma” Jayalalithaa with Prime Minister Narendra Modi early next week.

Modi greeting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister - Amma. (File Photo)
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