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The New Secretary General Assumes Office At the Colombo Plan Secretariat

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The Colombo Plan Secretariat has a new Secretary General, Mr Kinley Dorji, a Master of Educational Administration, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia and Bachelor of Arts, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India. He has been appointed by the Colombo Plan Council and Mr Dorji assumed office on 2nd May, 2014 for a term of four […]

Children ODIC in Bangladesh, by APON

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  With the easy availability of drugs, juvenile drug addiction has grown beyond proportions, causing concerns and new threats in Bangladesh. It has been estimated that there are 445,000 street children in Bangladesh, of whom 75% (333,750) are in Dhaka City who are using one or the other drugs,  often sniffing glue, cannabis, sedatives, consume alcohol, […]

CHARLES TUFA OBIEZE (Teen Challenge Liberia)

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“My inspiration was the lack of drug treatment programs in Liberia to help drug addicts. It was the main reason for me to enter into this field. My passion and empathy towards these victims of drug abuse spurred me on to do my best to save them from helplessness and danger,” says 40 years old […]

The Colombo Plan 62nd Anniversary

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62nd Anniversary – Highlights

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Colombo Plan’s new Secretary General targets increased membership Adam Maniku prepares for 2020 with Asia billed to lead global economy

by Zacki Jabbar The Colombo Plan’s new Secretary General Adam Maniku says that his goals include increasing the organisations membership,with Asia billed to lead the global economy by 2020. Maniku, a Maldivian national took over from Patricia Yoon-Moi Chia, who completed her term as Secretary General last week. Speaking to The Island in Colombo after […]

Colombo Plan to continue capacity building

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Ramani KANGARAARACHCHI The Colombo Plan has gained a valuable brand name among its 26 member countries. It has to further increase recognition of its brand in the region particularly in Sri Lanka, Colombo Plan Secretary General Patricia Yoon-Moi Chia said. Speaking at the 60th anniversary celebrations on Friday she said it was because of the […]

Viet Nam attends Colombo Plan celebration fair

(VNA – 4/7/2011) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Sri Lanka has attended an international fair at the headquarters of the Colombo Plan, as part of activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Colombo Plan. The Vietnamese Embassy in Sri Lanka has attended an international fair at the headquarters of the Colombo Plan, as part […]

Lanka in commendable growth strategy – Dr Amunugama

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Ramani Kangaraarachchi Sri Lanka is still standing tall among countries in the Asia Pacific Region despite not having the advantage of science and technology, International Monetary Co-operation Senior Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama said. Speaking on International Economic cooperation in Asia Pacific Region at the 60th Anniversary of Colombo Plan Dr Amunugama said Asia was not […]

PROMOTING SOUTH-SOUTH CO-OPERATION: Colombo Plan serves as vehicle – Minister Peiris

PROMOTING SOUTH-SOUTH CO-OPERATION: Colombo Plan serves as vehicle – Minister Peiris Disna MUDALIGE The Colombo Plan served as a vehicle to promote South -South Cooperation and provided the strongest possible foundation for economic and social growth of a number of countries, said External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris. He said that this characteristic of […]

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