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Melani Manel Perera
Peace and stability, main topics at international defence seminar
The three-day conference is being held in the capital from 8 to 10 August. This is the second event of its kind. The focus is on the five Rs: reconstruction, resettlement, rehabilitation, reintegration and reconciliation. After the defeat of Tamil rebels, Sri Lanka is "one of the most peaceful and stable countries in the world," Defence minister says.
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On World Peace Day, a seminar on inter-religious unity and harmony among different faiths saw about a hundred Christian and Muslim leader meet. Muslim leaders says we should follow the "teachings of Jesus" and "turn the other cheek". Governments have an important role to play in protecting minorities and fighting violence.
Pope: Church and politics should concretely support family and life
On the day in which the Day for Life is being celebrated in Italy, Benedict XVI reiterated that “life, a work of God, should not be denied to anyone” from beginning to end. The family, currently experiencing a “profound crisis” must be helped. The pope also greeted those committed to reconstruction works in Tsunami-afflicted areas of Sri Lanka.
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