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International NGOs Urge To Negotiate Aid Access To Rakhine State, Myanmar

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today joined twenty-six other international humanitarian aid and advocacy organizations as a signatory to a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, urging him to give his “personal attention” to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma) and to take “a personal lead” in negotiating for humanitarian access to all areas of Arakan (Rakhine) State.

Rohingya women at a camp for international displaced persons in Myanmar. Photo by: Mathias Eick
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SAPRI in an Effort to Build Religious Harmony

The South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI) chaired by former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, has embarked on a programme to build sustainable religious harmony in Ratnapura, Kurunegala and Gampaha districts.

SAPRI in an Effort to Build Religious Harmony
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NY Tamils celebrate Amma's victory

A group of Tamils led by Jaya Sundaram, Secretary of American Tamil Sangam and Koshy Oomen, President of Overseas Friends of AIADMK celebrated AIADMK's supremo J Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the protracted wealth case held in Karnataka by offering special prayers to Maha Vallabha Ganapathy temple in Flushing, New York and distributing sweets to New Yorkers recently.

NY Tamils celebrate Amma's victory
NY Tamils celebrate Amma's victory
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Bodily autonomy and sexual rights are integral to development justice

The dream of development justice cannot be realized unless governments also recognize bodily autonomy and sexual rights for every human being, especially for those who are marginalized and seldom heard or 'visible'.

Rudolf Bastian
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Why not a ‘Remembrance Day’!

Nineteenth of May is being remembered under various captions; political parties have created an unnecessary and unwanted controversy by some of them calling it ‘Victory day’ another section calling it ‘Honoring the dead’ while few appropriately calling it ‘Remembrance day’.

Albert Einstein said ‘Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding’.
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The country is poised to enter a new phase of health development - Dr. Rajitha Senaratne

Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne on 19th May, addressed the 68th World Health Assembly held in Geneva and highlighted the progress Sri Lanka has made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and universal health coverage, particularly with respect to Maternal & Child Health and the control of communicable diseases.

The country is poised to enter a new phase of health development - Dr. Rajitha Senaratne
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