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Commonwealth Essay Competition 2014 Opens

Comw ComFor 130 years, the Commonwealth Essay Competition has inspired thousands of young writers from all over the world. Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society, this international schools’ writing contest – the world's oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project.

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Malta to host CHOGM 2015

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013 logoThe Commonwealth Heads of Government have unanimously selected Malta to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2015 after the expected host Mauritius Islands withdrew from hosting it. Malta  also hosted the Commonwealth Meeting in 2005.

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Spouses of Foreign Dignitaries pose for an official photograph

Foreign Dignitaries 1The Spouses of Foreign Dignitaries who were  in Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013, posed for an Official Photograph at The President’s House, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday,(Nov.15).

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Commonwealth leaders spouses' laud Carlton Pre-school initiative

 

Carlton Pre-school 2Spouses of the Commonwealth Heads of Government paid a visit to Carlton Pre-school as a part of the programme designed for spouses of the Commonwealth Leaders, Saturday (16). First Lady of Sri Lanka Mrs. Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa welcomed the guests, at the Carlton Pre-school premises in Colombo, Sri Lanka..

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CHOGM Colombo Declaration

CHOGM-Logo-200The 53 members of the Commonwealth issued a 15-point Colombo Declaration.  Given below is the Colombo Declaration issued yesterday.   .

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Final press conference of CHOGM

 

Final press 1The final Press Conference of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 was held this afternoon with the participation of Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall (BMICH), in Colombo Sri Lanka,Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013).

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Defence Secretary slams Cameron

Gotabaya RajapaksaDefence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa slammed the British Prime Minister David Cameroon for playing politics in Colombo to soothe the LTTE rump in U.K.  He said that Cameroon's stance has been influenced by the pro tiger terrorist organizations such as UK based Global Tamil Forum, British Tamil Forum and Tamils against Genocide. The Defense Secretary that the British government delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) went to the extent of meeting representatives of the three organizations in London before leaving for the Colombo.

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Sri Lanka's President and Australian Prime Minister Meet in Colombo

Aus Australia calls MRSri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 yesterday evening (Nov. 16) at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (SBMEC).

 

 

 

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Leaders of Sri Lanka and Rwanda Meet on the Sidelines of CHOGM 2013

RuwandaSri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Rwandan President Paul Kagame met on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 this evening (Nov. 16) at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (SBMEC).

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Minister rejects calls for an international inquiry

Keheliya copySri Lanka and Britain are sovereign countries and each country had to respect the sovereignty of the other, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said at a press briefing held at the  Bandaranaike  Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on November 16.

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“CHOGM will have a Sri Lankan perspective”

 

salma-yusufThe Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is more than a high level round of talks, writes Salma Yusuf, a Human Rights Lawyer based in Sri Lanka, and a visiting lecturer in law at University of Northumbria – Regional Campus for Sri Lanka & Maldives.  It’s an opportunity to build consensus, and for Sri Lanka to take on a leadership role. Sri Lanka will take the mantle of leadership of the Commonwealth for the next two years, a position that will follow from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013 (CHOGM).

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