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Maldives says Indian behavior hurts!

Maldives has voiced its 'hurt' at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi not visiting the island nation during his recent trip to the Indian Ocean region even as it sought to allay India's concerns over the imprisonment of former President Mohammed Nasheed.

Former President Nasheed being severely harasses and dragged by the Police (File Photo)
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Freedom of Expression is not free; but no free media, no true democracy

Hours after the unfortunate March 5 lynching incident at Dimapur, the Government of Nagaland quickly admitted total failure to law and order. Almost all the sections of the people had taken the state government to task for its incompetence in tackling the situation.

Freedom of Expression is not free; but no free media, no true democracy
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Burma: Use of religious defamation laws indicate deterioration in fundamental freedoms

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed that it, “continues to be deeply concerned about the violations of freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression in Burma, amid growing religious intolerance, as illustrated by two current cases of “religious defamation.”

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President Maithripala Srisena – “Preferential Voting System should be changed”

President Maithripala Sirisena held talks with leaders and representatives of political parties on the proposed changes to the electoral system where he said that he is of the view that Preferential Voting System should be changed and moves are underway to introduce a new system as per the election pledge.

President Maithripala Srisena – “Preferential Voting System should be changed”
President Maithripala Srisena – “Preferential Voting System should be changed”
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Lanka calls its R&D to push for Mod-Trad food

In an effort to overcome issues posed by rising fast food lifestyle to its consumers, Sri Lanka called its R&D players in food sector to focus on more and more Mod-Trad innovations-and the Lankan customers consume almost 7000 tonnes of food items annually, as announced on 16 March. " class="caption" align="right" />

Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka Rishad Bathiudeen addresses World Consumer Rights Day Forum organised by the Institute of Policy Studies and collaborated by Consumer Affairs Authority under Minister Bathiudeen, and Kuala Lumpur based Consumer International, held on 16 March in Colombo.
Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka Rishad Bathiudeen addresses World Consumer Rights Day Forum organised by the Institute of Policy Studies and collaborated by Consumer Affairs Authority under Minister Bathiudeen, and Kuala Lumpur based Consumer International, held on 16 March in Colombo.
From left: Dr Saman Kelegama (Executive Director of IPS), Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka), Dr. D.C. Jayasuriya and Satya Narayana (Consumer International) at the World Consumer Rights Day Forum held on 16 March in Colombo.
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Brussels taskforce in Colombo next week for GSP+ redux

As bilateral trade with EU crossed the $5Bn mark for the first time and after months of speculation and vibes on the coveted GSP Plus, EU announced on 18 March the actual start of the recovery process will commence right here in Colombo as early as next week-and setting the record straight on the GSP+, EU also revealed that the process is not simple and much more ‘complicated than it appears’.

Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka Rishad Bathiudeen meets (HE) David Daly (EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka) in Colombo on 18 March.
Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka Rishad Bathiudeen in discussions with (HE) David Daly (EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka-left) in Colombo on 18 March.
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