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Sandya Eknelygoda: International Woman of Courage

Each year, the U.S. Department of State recognizes the exceptional courage and commitment of women who serve as advocates for human rights, justice, peace, and gender equality. Today, Sri Lanka’s Sandya Eknelygoda joins twelve other women from across the globe to receive the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage award for 2017.

U.S. Ambassador Keshap with Sandya Ekneligoda prior to her departure to Washington, D.C.
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The Fake Parentage Case Of South IndianActor Dhanush

The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by Tamil actor Dhanush to April 11.

Venkatesh Prabhu, known by his stage name Dhanush
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UNP willing to take back Tissa to its fold : Kabir

The United National Party could consider if any requests made by former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake to re-join the party said his successor Kabir Hashim said.

Tissa Attanayake
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Hong Kong elects China-backed first female leader Carrie Lam as chief executive!

Mrs. Carrie Lamm, 59, has been elected as Hong Kong's first woman chief executive - the top government job. Lam had the backing of the Chinese government in Beijing and was widely expected to win. Mrs Lam garnered 777 votes to Tsang's 365. Woo received 21.

Carrie Lam  elected as  Hong Kong’s first female leader beating rivals with  Woo Kwok-hing(L) and  John Tsang
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Fasting Wimal Weerawansa transferred to the prison hospital

Doctors moved National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, who has been fasting at the Welikada remand prison since March 22, has been transferred to the prison hospital on Sunday morning, officials said.

Fasting Wimal Weerawansa transferred to the prison hospital
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Burma: UN Establishes Human Rights Investigation In Rakhine State

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes today’s landmark resolution on human rights in Burma (Myanmar) by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), which establishes an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.

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TNA welcomes the adoption resolution 34/L

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has welcomed the adoption of UNHRC resolution 34/L 1 which reaffirms the full implementation of resolution 30/1 of 2015, promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.

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77th National Day of Pakistan in Sri Lanka

A colorful reception to mark the 77th National Day of Pakistan was hosted by the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka on 23rd March, 2017 at Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo.

High Commissioner Shakeel Hussain addressing on the occasion while Minister for Enterprises Development Hon  Kabir Hashim looks on
Shakeel Hussain presenting the book to Hon  Kabir Hashim
Dignitaries on the occasion
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Wimal Weerawansa continues hunger strike

National Freedom Front leader and Colombo District Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa on Wednesday launched a hunger strike, demanding his release from the Welikada Prison.

Wimal Weerawansa continues  hunger strike
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World Water Day: U.S. Embassy Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water in Rural Sri Lanka

Students and teachers from Keselpotha Maha Vidyalaya in Uva Province joined representatives from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to inaugurate a rainwater harvesting system at their school, providing clean drinking water year-round.

Students at Keselpotha Maha Vidyalaya in Uva Province celebrate the launch of their school’s U.S. Embassy-supported rainwater harvesting system.
The Keselpotha Maha Vidyalaya rainwater harvesting system is just one of 1000 such projects supported by USAID in Sri Lanka since 2012.
As the world marks International Water Day on March 22, the American people are happy to help provide students in rural schools in Sri Lanka with reliable access to clean water,” said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap.
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