10th February 2017 – UNIC Colombo Media Monitor
(Newspapers: Daily News, Daily Mirror, The Island, Rivira, Divaina, Dinamina and Lankadeepa)
|Libya talks on new unity government gathers peace: UN||Talks on changes to Libya’s unity government could yield results in the coming weeks, putting the north African country on a path to stability, the UN envoy said Wednesday.||The Island (World View)|
|Education and empowerment: The journey of Sri Lankan refugees||The UN refugee agency in Oct 2011 began repatriating Sri Lankan refugees from southern India by ferry, adding a new dimension to its voluntary return programme for civilians who fled the country during the conflict. The Sri Lankan military brought the war to an end in May 2009. A first group of 37 refugees (15 families) arrived by commercial ferry after an overnight voyage from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. They were accompanied by three UNHCR staff.||http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=160030|
|Mangala to attend UNHRC sessions in Geneva||FM is expected to leave for Geneva on Feb. 27 to attend the UNHRC sessions||Daily Mirror (p.A4)|
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