Towards a Green and Happy South Asia

The leaders of SAARC issued a joint declaration yesterday evening on the conclusion of the summit. The declaration titled Thimphu Silver Jubilee Declaration “Towards a Green and Happy South Asia” was approved by The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai; the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic…

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Commissions with Amendments

By Kelum Bandara The Government has decided to activate the Independent Elections Commission along with the others by amending the ‘17th Amendment  to the Constitution’ within the next few months, authoritative sources said yesterday. The introduction of constitutional amendments has been placed atop the Government’s agenda, to be carried out …

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MR Tells SAARC to be Bold

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his address at the 16th SAARC Summit at Thimphu, Bhutan this evening urged the South Asian grouping to be more bold and strive to avoid externally induced rigid solutions from the West President Rajapaksa said that despite many examples of the achievements gained within the SAARC region,…

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AI Says End Emergency

Sri Lanka’s first post-war parliament must get rid of draconian emergency laws that have allowed for decades of widespread human rights abuses, international human rights defenders, Amnesty International said. Ahead of the first sitting of Sri Lanka’s first post-war parliament on April 22, Amnesty International is calling on Sri Lanka…

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