by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director, LKIIRSS at WCY2014
“This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease, it is young people who must take the lead” - Robert F. Kennedy
According to Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers Report 2014, Sri Lanka is the best place to be a mother in southern Asia. Sri Lanka’s 89th ranking puts it in the middle of the group of 178 countries ranked.
Speech delivered by Secretary Defence at the Putrajaya Forum 2014' in Malaysia held from 14th to 18th April 2014 at the Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur on the theme "Influence of Non-State Actors: Impact on Global Security"
(By Maya Anthony)Terrorist groups worldwide operate through community, welfare, social, cultural, humanitarian, human rights and organizations many registered as charities, non profit organizations and NGOs. During the recent sessions, investigations revealled that the world's most august human rights body - the United Nations Human Rights Council - was infiltrated by the LTTE, a proscribed terrorist group. For its role in terrorism in Sri Lanka and in India and terrorist support activities, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is a proscribed terrorist group in the US, Canada, UK, EU, India and a number of other countries.
By Pranay Upadhyaya, Special corr.Hindi daily "Dainik Jagran"
A thriving and vibrant electoral democracy through periodic elections, India has a distinct identity at the global stage. Since independence in 1947, the country has witnessed a peaceful transfer of power through ballot in last more than six decades. Termed as world’s largest democracy and second most populous country on earth, India has begun its mammoth election exercise from April 7, 2014. Divided into 28 states and 7 union territories the country with population of more than 1.2 billion will elect its new Federal Government.
(By Lucien Rajakarunanayake) - The results of the polls in the Western and Southern Provinces were not unexpected. The UPFA won good majorities in both provinces with ease. It would however be overly simplistic to attribute this success to events that took place far away in Geneva, as many post-poll analysts have indicated, following a trend of those who were critical of the UPFA's strategy during the poll campaign.