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Visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

At the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Mr. Pablo de Greiff is currently on an official country visit to the country from 10 – 23 October 2017.

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Remarks by Prasad Kariyawasam, Foreign Secretary at the Official Reception hosted by the Commander of the Navy on the occasion of the Galle Dialogue 2017 on 9 October 2017

This is the 8th successive year in which the Galle Dialogue Maritime Conference is being held in Sri Lanka, attracting to our Island Nation, personnel from Navies both near and far, and academics and experts in maritime affairs. I thank and congratulate Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah and his extraordinary team in the Sri Lanka Navy, for organizing this year’s Conference, and for continuing this wonderful tradition that has come to stay. For many, this has now become an annual event to look ...

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Visit of the Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka to New Delhi, 02 – 04 October 2017

The State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake was on a working visit to New Delhi from 02 – 04 October 2017. The Minister visited the Sri Lanka Buddhist Pilgrims Rest (SLBPR) in New Delhi and met with the Chief Priest with officials of the Sri Lanka High Commission and discussed issues pertaining to the facilities provided and the other needs of the increasing number of Sri Lanka Buddhist pilgrims visiting India. The Minister also visited the Maha Bodhi Temple, and paid ...

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Visiting UK Minister for Asia and Pacific reaffirmed support for Sri Lanka’s development and reconciliation programmes

The Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Asia and Pacific of the United Kingdom, Hon. Mark Field, on his first official visit to Sri Lanka since assuming the portfolio, met with Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Tilak Marapana yesterday (5 October 2017) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana visits the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg

Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana during his recent visit to Luxembourg attended a business luncheon hosted by the European Investment Bank (EIB) at its headquarters in Luxembourg. The Foreign Minister, accompanied by Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Brussels Mr. Rodney Perera met with Mr. Andrew McDowell, Vice President of the EIB and senior officials of the bank. 

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Dr. Ambawatte assumed duties at the CPSC as the GB-Engaged Faculty Consultant

Staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila warmly welcomes Dr. H. Chithral Ambawatte as the new Governing Board-Engaged Faculty Consultant to the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and Mr. Chamila Indika Yaddehige, for the Professional Internship Program for International Experience (PIPIE) of CPSC.

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Philippine celebrity artists, Dionne Monsanto & Bernadette Allyson, inaugurated Sri Lanka Pavilion at World Travel Expo 2017, Philippines

Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila with the support of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), participated at the “World Travel Expo 2017”, a 3-day promotional event held from 6th to 8th October 2017 at the SMX Convention Centre in Manila, Philippines.

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Two Sri Lankan communication icons to be honored at the 25th Annual Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Manila, the Philippines

Two Asian communication icons Shelton Dhavalasri Gunaratne, a former Sri Lankan journalist who is now professor emeritus of Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) and Wijayananda Jayaweera, a Sri Lankan broadcaster who spent a lifetime developing community broadcasting in Asia up to the end of his distinguished career as UNESCO Director of Communication and the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), will be awarded the highest honors in the field of communication in Asia by the Asian Media Information and ...

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Promote Sri Lanka Tourism at the World Travel Expo 2017 – Manila, Philippines

For the first time, Sri Lanka will participate at the “World Travel Expo 2017” which is scheduled to be held from 06th – 08th October 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Manila, Philippines.

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Buddhist Values for Sustainable Peace by Venerable Dambara Amila Thero

Venerable Dambara Amila Thero, Senior Lecturer and Director of Ethics and Spiritual Development of Rajagala Archaeological Project of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, visited the Philippines from 07th to 09th September 2017.

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AMIC 2017: Rethinking communication (Published on 21 September 2017 by Philippine Star)

In 1971, the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) was established to encourage ethical and social responsibility of the media to support democratic access and participation in  media development and production. The international, non-profit, non-government organization serves as a regional research hub for media and communication issues.

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2 Asian communication icons to be honored at int'l media conference (Published on 20 September 2017 by Rappler)

Two Asian communication icons – a theorist and a practitioner – will be given one of the highest honors in the field of communication in Asia by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) on September 27 at Miriam College, Quezon City.

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Ex-teacher helps rebuild scarred lives in Sri Lanka (Published on 04 September 2017 by Philstar Global)

MANILA, Philippines -  For someone who has experienced first-hand war, violence and disaster in her home country, not to mention caring for and supporting practically all types of victims and leading survivors through the healing process, it must be easy to get disillusioned, lose hope and just give up on life.

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Photo shows the awardees of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Thursday night.
Cecilia Garrucho of the Philippine Educational Theatre Association(PETA), Tony Tay of Singapore, Gethsie Shanmugam of Sri Lanka, Philippine Vice President, Maria Leonora Robredo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, Mr. Ramon Del Rosario, Abdon Nababan of Indonesia, Lilia De Lima of the Philippines and Yoshikai Ishizawa of Japan.
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5 Asian heroes, 1 theater group recognized winners of 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards (Published on 01 September 2017 by Manila Bulletin)

They address real and complex issues, take bold and innovative actions that engage others. They create outcomes that the ordinary individual can feel. They show unbelievable courage, initiative when faced with resource gaps, fight daunting adversity and strong opposition. This was how Vice President Leni Robredo described on Thursday night this year’s six winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, considered the Asian version of the Nobel Peace Prize-at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City.

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She helped rebuild war-scarred lives (Published on 01 September 2017 by INQUIRER.net)

For someone who has spent four decades trying to help rebuild the war-scarred lives of women and children in Sri Lanka, Gethsie Shanmugam still believes in young people, who, she thinks, will create a world far better than what she has seen.

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