Vesak Celebration at the Berlin Buddhist Vihara in Germany

On 11th May 2014, a Vesak celebration and alms giving took place at the Buddhist Temple ( Das Buddhistsiche Haus) in Berlin - Frohnau organized on behalf of the German Dharmaduta Society, Colombo, by Mr. Tissa Weeraratna, Vice-President of the Society, with the co-operation of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin.

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Sri Lanka President holds discussions with UN Secretary-General and Iranian President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is in Shanghai, China on an official visit to attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) met with the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon this evening (May 21). The President enlightened him about the post-war development activities and the progress achieved in other sectors after the Secretary General's visit to Sri Lanka in May 2009.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping hosts welcome banquet for CICA dignitaries

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted the welcome banquet with his wife Peng Liyuan on Tuesday evening (May 20) for the leaders of Asian nations or representatives of international organizations and their guests attending the 4th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). The banquet took place at the Shanghai International Conference Center.

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Sri Lanka and Pakistan leaders hold talks in China

President Mahinda Rajapaksa held bilateral discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain this afternoon (May 20) in Shanghai, China, on the sidelines of the 4th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

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President Rajapaksa arrives in China to attend the CICA Summit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in China this morning (20 May) commencing a three-day official visit. The President was welcomed at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai by Deputy Secretary-General of Shanghai Municipal Government Mr. Huang Rong, Executive Vice President of Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (SPAFFC) Mr. Wang Xiaoshu and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in China Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda.

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වැලිකතරට දම් සිසිලස ගෙනා ඩුබායි වෙසක් පිංකම 2014

සටහන ඩුබායි හි තිලක් දිසානායක. චායාරුප ඩුබායි දහම් පාසල.

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ඩුබායි දහම් පාසලට වසර 13 යි.

විදෙස්ගත ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දෙමාපියන්ගේ දුවා දරුවන් හට බුදු දහම සහ සිංහල භාෂාව මෙන්ම අපේකම සහ අපේ උරුමය ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීමේ අගය කියාදෙන තක්ෂිලාවක් බඳුවූ ඩුබායි දහම් පාසල පසුගියදා සිය 13 වන සංවත්සරය සමරනු ලැබීය.

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OPED: On Youth, Sri Lanka Leads the Way

VIENNA, Apr 16 2014 (IPS) - Sri Lanka will be hosting the World Conference on Youth in Colombo May 6-10 this year. The Conference will be a platform for expanding youth participation and strengthening the voice of youth in matters that concern them the most. This is especially so when the attention of the international community remains riveted on a new post-2015 Agenda for Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UNIDO Director General, and Sri Lankan Minister stress importance of youth employment for post-2015 development agenda

VIENNA, 4 April 2014 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and Dullas Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development of Sri Lanka, said that youth employment was an urgent matter that should be adequately reflected in the post-2015 development agenda process.

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Ambassador Amza tells European Parliament that Sri Lanka is concern about the continuation of selective adoption of country specific action driven by electoral compulsions

Sri Lanka’s Head of Mission to the European Union, Ambassador Amza addressing the meeting of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the Countries in the South Asia (DSAS) on 19February 2014, said”Sri Lanka is concerned about the continuation of selective adoption of country-specific actions in the HRC, driven by electoral compulsions of some Member States, as these efforts can erode the credibility and impartiality of the Council. Sri Lanka categorically rejected the previous two Resolutions adopted by the Council in March 2012 and 2013, respectively, as they were a result of a politicized and ill-conceived process, that polarized the membership of the Human Rights Council.

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