The Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation under the auspice of President’s Media unit sent eight rehabilitees to the World Youth Forum which gave them the opportunity to interact with youth from other countries. They were selected from different parts of North and East.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the timeless message of Buddhism provides a foundation for understanding and tolerance among people of all nations, cultures, beliefs and traditions. He said this in a video message to the International Vesak Day celebrations held on Wednesday (May 21) in a grand scale at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The Government of Sri Lanka unequivocally condemns the terrorist attack today on the Indian Consulate in Herat Province, Western Afghanistan. The targeting of a diplomatic mission is a matter of serious concern that should draw the attention of the wider international community, and underscores Sri Lanka’s consistent call for concerted and decisive action to combat the menace of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. It is fortuitous that there were no casualties among the Consulate staff. (KH/SI)
Dr Subramanian Swamy, a senior BJP leader and a strong critic of the LTTE speaking to ibnlive about the AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's opposition to inviting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Modi's swearing in, said that foreign affairs is the domain of the Centre.