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Sri Lanka Reconciliation & South Africa: Here's what Mangala needs to know

Sri Lanka's foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera, in Washington 11 February on eve of his dialogue with US secretary of state John Kerry, signaled to the American administration that the new Sirisena-Wickremasinghe regime will seriously focus to bring an accountability mechanism parallel to that of the truth and reconciliation process undertaken by South Africa, a notion the United States and other major Western powers endeavored to impress on Sri Lanka after the defeat of Tamil Tigers in May 2009.

Sri Lanka's foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera addressing 11 February event in Washington
Sri Lanka Reconciliation & South Africa: Here's what Mangala needs to know
Sri Lanka Reconciliation & South Africa: Here's what Mangala needs to know
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Can Saudi Arabia get Russia to deal with Iran or Syria?

Middle East has been embroiled in oil problem as the region with vast energy resources remains the target of world powers. Since energy resources have become vital for the globalizing world and big powers requiring more oil and gas to sustain and cater for the demands of ever growing populations globally.

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Misleading news with regard to President's website and social media accounts

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday released a statement regarding the misleading news circulating on his social media sites.

President Maithripala Srisena
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A National Policy to eradicate the drug menace

The Government is planning to establish a National Policy to create a drug-free Sri Lanka. A meeting was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today with regard to this policy (12).
The programme will be implemented in keeping with the pledge by the Government to the people to protect future generations from this drug menace.

President chaired a special discussion on Prevention of Drugs. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
A National Policy to eradicate the drug menace
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