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Pakistan Wins UN Human Rights Council Seat

After a two-year hiatus, Pakistan has once again secured a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) among countries representing the Asia-Pacific region.

UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
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6,500 School Children undertake Peace and Reconciliation Walk in Mullaitivu

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation in collaboration with World Concern organized a walk by school children on peace and reconciliation in Mullaitivu District with over 6500 school children on 7th October 2017.

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Statement by Mangala Samaraweera At the Annual Meeting of the WB/IMF

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media underscoring the development priorities of the emerging economies at the World Bank/International Monetary Funds annual meeting in Washington emphasized on the needs of adapting the multilateral system to the changing global economy through active dialogue and cooperation among the international community while addressing valid country specific concerns and ensuring mutual benefits.

Statement by  Mangala Samaraweera  At the Annual Meeting of the WB/IMF
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Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua will be in Sri Lanka from 17 to 18 October, to participate in the 5th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The 4th round of talks was held in August 2014 in Islamabad.

Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua
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Additional loan of USD 18 million form OPEC Fund for International Development for the Kaluganga Development Project

The Kaluganga Development Project is currently being implemented by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with the financial assistance of Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

Additional loan of USD 18 million form OPEC Fund for International Development for the Kaluganga Development Project
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Shiva Sena Demands To Buy Goods For Deepavali Only From Hindu Tamil Sales Outlets

Reports reveal of Shiva Sena back on track in the North, as posters are seen all over Vavuniya town dissuading Tamils from purchasing goods for Deepavali festival from any other shops, other than that owned by Hindu Tamils.

 Shiva Sena Demands To Buy Goods For Deepavali Only From Hindu Tamil Sales  Outlets
 Maravanpulavu Sachithananthan - Chief Organizer
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Deputy Minister Manusha Nanayakkara participates in the Seventh Global Meeting on Migration in Geneva

The Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD), being mindful of the challenges that labour migrants face, is working together through programmes and initiatives to improve their conditions, in a manner beneficial to both the sending and receiving countries.

Deputy Minister Manusha Nanayakkara participates in the Seventh Global Meeting on Migration in Geneva
Deputy Minister Manusha Nanayakkara participates in the Seventh Global Meeting on Migration in Geneva
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Over A Period Of 5 Years Sri Lanka To Receive USD 700 MN From Millennium Challenge Corporation

Minister of Finance and Media, Mangala Samaraweera who is in Washington to attend the WB/IMF annual meeting and on the sideline met Ms.Fatema Z.Sumar, the Regional deputy vice president for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America in the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to review the progress of its 5- year Grant Compact to Sri Lanka.

Over A Period Of 5 Years Sri Lanka To Receive USD 700 MN From Millennium Challenge Corporation
Over A Period Of 5 Years Sri Lanka To Receive USD 700 MN From Millennium Challenge Corporation
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Sivangnam highly critical of President, Prime Minister, Justice Minister & Attorney General

The Northern Provincial Council Assembly Chairman C.V.K. Sivangnam was highly critical of the ‘Yahapalana (Good) Government, as well as at the Attorney General for the present political quagmire in the North and East.

C.V.K. Sivangnam
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Minister Mangala attends Commonwealth Finance ministers meeting in Washington

Sri Lankan Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera represented Sri Lanka at the meeting of the Finance ministers of the Commonwealth Countries (CFMM) held at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, USA on Thursday.

Minister Mangala attends Commonwealth Finance ministers meeting in Washington
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