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“Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment” is the theme for World Elders’ Day in 2015

Six out of every ten people in the world are expected to reside in urban areas by 2030. The number of older persons is increasing most rapidly in urban areas of developing countries. Thus the number of people over 60 living in cities may grow to over 900 million by 2050, making up a quarter of the total urban population in developing countries.

“Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment” is the theme for World Elders’ Day in 2015
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Town Hall bomb blast: Two accused sentenced for 290 & 300-years rigorous imprisonment

The Colombo High Court sentenced V. Varadaraja to 290-years and C.I. Ragupathy to300-years rigorous imprisonment to be served in 30-years over the 1999 Town Hall bomb blast in which 22 people were killed in an assassination attempt against former President Chandrika Kumaratunga at an election rally.

Town Hall bomb blast: Two accused sentenced for 290 & 300-years rigorous imprisonment
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Sri Lanka to work with UNHRC to safeguard human rights – Ravinatha Aryasinha

We will work with the High Commissioner, his Office, systems and procedures of the Human Rights Council and the international community including our bilateral partners to take necessary steps to safeguard and uphold the human rights of all our citizens. This includes obtaining their advice and assistance,” said Ambassador Ravinatha P. Aryasinha.

 Sri Lanka  to work with UNHRC to safeguard human rights – Ravinatha Aryasinha
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AmCham can play a vital role in helping Sri Lanka realize its economic promise - U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap

Thank you, Asanka, for that kind introduction and for the invitation to join everyone here this evening for AmCham’s 23rd annual general membership meeting. I’d like to begin by congratulating the newly elected and re-elected members and officers of the AmCham Board of Directors.

Our commitment to strengthening our economic partnership is long standing and has never wavered,” said U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap at the 23rd Annual AmCham General Meeting.
The U.S. Embassy is doing its part by working with U.S. investors and firms to seek opportunities for trade beyond greater Colombo, including the North and East, as well as the South.
Mr. Asanka Ratnayake, President, American Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka; U.S. Ambassador Keshap; Mr. Jackson Cox, Chairman, Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce; and Mrs. Radika Obeyesekere, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka
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