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UK Parliamentarians Share experiences on Reconciliation

A four member, high profile U.K. Parliamentarians visited Sri Lanka and shared their experiences on reconciliation strategies and mechanisms with special focus on Northern Ireland at a programme organized by the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.

UK Parliamentarians Share experiences on Reconciliation
UK Parliamentarians Share experiences on Reconciliation
UK Parliamentarians Share experiences on Reconciliation
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India: Release Valarmathi and Jayanti, and stop all forms harassment against them

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-Asia) has strongly condemned the detention and police harassment of Valarmathi, a journalism and mass-communication student of the Periyar University, and Jayanthi, the mother of Valarmathi’s friend, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

M. Valarmathi (right) and Jayanthi who were arrested by the Salem City Police on July 12 for distributing pamphlets with objectionable slogans.
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Nepal Prime Minister Inaugurates 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting

The 15th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) ministerial meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nepal Prime Minister Inaugurates 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting
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US favours dialogue on Doklam issues

The US said it wants India and China to have a dialogue over the Doklam standoff in the Sikkim section.

US favours dialogue on Doklam issues
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CID Grilled State Minister Vijayakala On Alleged Involvement To Release A Vidya Murder Suspect

Vijayakala Maheswaran, MP and State Minister of Child & Women’s Affairs has been questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) , with regards to the influence exerted on police to the release of Mahalingam Shashi Kumar alias Swiss Kumar—the Chief suspect in the Vidya murder.

CID Grilled State Minister Vijayakala On   Alleged Involvement To Release A Vidya Murder Suspect
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FORUM-ASIA condemns arrest of Medha Patkar and arbitrary detention of nine other activists

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemned the arrest of Indian woman human rights defender Medha Patkar, who has been sent to jail yesterday evening after being discharged from the Bombay Hospital, and the current illegal detention of nine other activists at the Dhar District Hospital.

Human rights defender Medha Patkar
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Integration Friendly Schools: Road Map for Reconciliation

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation under the leadership of President Maithiripala Sirisena as a Minister in charge of the subject has initiated special programme on integration friendly schools.

Integration Friendly Schools: Road Map for Reconciliation
Integration Friendly Schools: Road Map for Reconciliation
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CID to Question State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran Soon

The CID is soon expected to question, the authenticity of the video footage, from State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran said State Counsel Nishanth Nagaratnam.

UNP  MP Vijayakala Maheswaran -  Women and Child Affairs State State Minister
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Sri Lankan Navy Arrest 49 Indian Poachers and 12 Trawlers

Sri Lanka Navy personnel arrested 49 Indian fishermen and impounded 12 fishing trawlers for trespassing into Sri Lankan territorial waters and engaging in illegal fishing last night and this morning (8).

Sri Lankan Navy Arrest 49 Indian Poachers and 12 Trawlers
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Sri Lankan Navy Arrest 49 Indian Poachers and 12 Trawlers

Sri Lanka Navy personnel arrested 49 Indian fishermen and impounded 12 fishing trawlers for trespassing into Sri Lankan territorial waters and engaging in illegal fishing last night and this morning (8).

Sri Lankan Navy Arrest 49 Indian Poachers and 12 Trawlers
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