Role of SAARC in combating terrorism, ensuring regional peacea
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in opening the 15th
Session of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in
Colombo on August 2, 2008 called upon member States to redouble
efforts for collective action to combat terrorism in all its forms
and manifestations, remembering that it is the element of
interdependence which is crucial for a durable peace and the
protection of democratic values in the region.
Ramanathanís death anniversary falls on December 6:
An exceptional, rare person in the cynical times
It is not given to all of us, within the span of our own lives, to
receive acclaim, honour and recognition of our lifeís work. If any
one receives that, it is not a matter of entitlement and I would say
it is very much the exception rather than the rule.
International Volunteers Day 2008: On December 5:
Volunteerism for human development and peace-building
You have heard that your neighbour is ill, so you make sure that on
the way home from work you stop by her house to make sure that she
has been to see the doctor. If not, you may help her to get there.
You may even help her talk through what it means for her and her
family if it affects her income.