Sri Lanka invited to visit Chechnya for post war experience

“If Sri Lanka is interested we can arrange the visit,” Karchava  said at a media briefing in Colombo today. He recalled that Russia has in the past voted against resolution submitted against Sri Lanka at the UN Haman Rights Council.The Ambassador said that Russia stands for any conflict situation to be resolved peacefully. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka has been invited to visit Chechnya to learn how the former war zone is recovering and rebuilding.Russia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alexander Karchava said he had put forward the proposal to former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. After a decade of unsuccessfully fighting for independence, Chechnya is now firmly under the control of a Russian-appointed leader.The Ambassador asserted that Russia will not interfere in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs and how Sri Lanka addresses concerns over the war is upto the Sri Lankan Government. Kumaratunga is heading a task force on reconciliation and Karchava said he proposed to her that Sri Lanka send a delegation to Chechnya to learn about how the city is rebuilding after war. read more

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Toronto developers outline plan for condos apartments on downtown parcel

TORONTO – A group of real estate companies have reached a deal for redeveloping a parcel of land in downtown Toronto, just north of the railway corridor and near the CN Tower.Rights to the residential component of the land redevelopment are being sold for $180 million to Tridel Builders Inc. and a limited partnership managed by Woodbourne Canada Partners.The land covers 7.67 acres, or 3.1 hectares, on the northwest corner of Front Street West and Spadina Avenue.The land parcel was assembled in 2012 and 2013 by a joint venture known as The Well, which is jointly owned by RioCan REIT (TSX:REI.UN), Allied Properties REIT (TSX:AP.UN) and Diamondcorp.The group says rental apartments and residential condominiums will occupy nearly half of the the parcel’s approved density.The Well joint venture expects current tenants on the land to leave by the end of this year and development to begin in early 2017. Toronto developers outline plan for condos, apartments on downtown parcel by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 26, 2016 5:50 am MDT Last Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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