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Screening ‘Anatomy of Violence’ and Panel Discussion with Academy Award-Nominated Canadian Director Deepa Mehta

The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Embassy to Maldives, in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, and the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, have come forward to organize the special screening of ‘Anatomy of Violence’ and panel discussion with academy award nominated Director Deepa Mehta.

Director Deepa Mehta
 Screening ‘Anatomy of Violence’ and Panel Discussion with Academy Award-Nominated Canadian Director Deepa Mehta
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International Award to President Maithripala Sirisena in recognition of his anti-drug campaign

A special award offered in recognition of President Maithripala Sirisena's relentless campaign to eradicate drug menace, which is a major international problem, by The Anti Drug Non-Governmental Organizations Conference held in Macao in China in November 2017, was handed over to the President on January 2nd, 2018, at the Presidential Secretariat by Dr. Sarath M. Samarage, the President of the Federation of Anti Drug NGOs.

International Award to President Maithripala Sirisena in recognition of his anti-drug campaign
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Accelerate momentum to end TB as well as for progress on all SDG

As the year 2017 comes to a close, let us reflect back on the progress made in the fight against TB. One cannot ignore the epic meeting this year- the Global Ministerial Conference: Ending TB in sustainable development era - which brought together Russian President Vladimir Putin, WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom, over 75 ministers of health as well as of other non-health disciplines (especially from high-burden TB countries), and other stakeholders and affected communities.

Dr Mario Raviglione in Moscow, Russia at the WHO Global Ministerial Conference
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PRECIFAC handed over Final Report to President Maithripala Sirisena

The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) was yesterday handed over to the President Maithripala Srisena.

PRECIFAC handed over Final Report to President Maithripala Sirisena
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Rahul Gupta: West Virginian of the Year

Dr. Rahul Gupta, State Health Officer and Commissioner for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health, has been named as “West Virginian of the Year” 2017 by Charleston Gazette-Mail -the state’s largest Pulitzer winning newspaper.

Dr. Rahul Gupta
Rahul Gupta: West Virginian of the Year
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Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit' - Trump

US President Donald Trump slammed Pakistan, saying the country has given the US nothing but "lies and deceit."

Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit' - Trump
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Vijay Keshav Gokhale, named next foreign secretary of India

Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, considered an expert on China, named the next foreign secretary succeeding S Jaishankar, who completes his extended tenure later this month.

Vijay Keshav Gokhale, named  next foreign secretary of India
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2017 – The End of a Bad Year

2017 has proven to be a very disappointing year for most people around the globe. Starting with Donald Trump as the president of the most powerful country in the globe so many things simply went from bad to worse and beyond.

2017 – The End of a Bad Year
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Is the Free Education in Sri Lanka a reality or a myth

Our motherland Sri Lanka is presently embroiled in a very serious situation concerning the Education System of the country, especially with regard to free education and private education. As education is fundamental to all, it is important and necessary for the society to understand where it stands in this whole controversy or the complex situation

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India turns deadly for journalists

As the year 2017 sets to bid adieu, India finds itself in an awkward position with the annual statistics of 12 journalists either murdered or killed in suspicious situations.

Protests in Bangalore, India on September 6, 2017 against the killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh who was gunned down outside her home in the latest in a string of deadly attacks targeting journalists or outspoken critics of extreme Hindu politics. AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
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International Currency shifting from US Dollar to Chinese Yuan? Pakistan may only be a start…

The U.S. dollar has long dominated the global marketplace, and not even the introduction of the Euro by the European Union could break its virtual monopoly. This is true for trade and specifically for the global travel and tourism industry. Countries including Ecuador and Zimbabwe use the US Dollar as their own currency and international trade among tour operators is usually done in the US currency.

International Currency shifting from US Dollar to Chinese Yuan? Pakistan may only be a start…
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Muslim Leadership Failed To Mobilize Support Against Triple Talaq Bill

It is not realistic that a fight or a contest will be won by both or all the contesting parties simultaneously. The stronger, the better fighter and the one with better strategy always wins and the winner is one. What is important is the fight or contest itself. The contesting parties must fight with all and best of their abilities. Their spirit of fight must be visible for the audience out of the arena.

Muslim Leadership Failed To Mobilize Support Against Triple Talaq Bill
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