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The Indian CEO Forum in collaboration with the High Commission of India in Colombo, organised a concert by famous Indian singer, Shaan (Shantanu Mukherjee) at Stein Studio in Colombo on August 17 to commemorate the 68th Independence Day of India. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and the First Lady, graced the occasion as the Chief Guests, and were welcomed by Y. K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Mrs Girija Sinha and Sanjay Tiwari, President of the Indian CEO Forum. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Mrs Sinha, Mrs Maithri Wickremesinghe and Ranil Wickremesinghe are pictured at the concert (pic courtesy Indian HC).

SL says will refuse entry to

UN investigators

 


It is the first time that Rajapakse has said UN investigators will not be allowed into the country, effectively barring them from face-to-face access to Sri Lankans wanting to testify.

COLOMBO, August 19, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka will not grant visas to UN investigators probing war crimes allegedly committed during the island’s decades-long separatist conflict, President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday.

Sri Lanka has refused to accept the authority of the UN Human Rights Council, which voted in March to investigate allegations that the military killed 40,000 civilians in the final months of the separatist war, which ended in 2009.
 

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India lends USD 146 billion to US!

NEW DELHI, August 19: India invested a record USD 73 billion in the United States government bonds in June this year. The total Indian investments in the US treasury bonds now stand at USD146.2 billion. India is now among the 16 top lenders to...

Lankan workers in Europe lacking in high job skills

Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre in Italy, Dr. Katheryn Lum, proposed recently that Sri Lanka makes the transition to highly skilled work by fine-tuning local degree programmes in areas of high demand in Europe, such as, certain sub fi...

Floods and droughts in Sri Lanka – a sustainable solution

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Next to Mahaweli, Kalu Ganga discharges the highest amount of water to the sea. A power plant with capacity 70 MW has been built on one of its tributaries Kukule Ganga. Originally, the plan was to build a large reservoir there by constructing a high...

Ave Atque Vale, Mahela Jayawardene

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The Roman poet Catullus wrote the beautiful but melancholy poem ‘Ave atque vale’ in paying his final tribute to the memory of his young brother. Loosely translated it means ‘Hail, and farewell’ or ‘I salute you and good...

 
 
 
 

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