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Clinton presents award to Majeed

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented the Women of Courage award to Sri Lanka’s Jansila Majeed at a ceremony held at the US State Department in Washington, Wednesday. Majeed was among 10 recipients of the 2010 award. US First lady Michelle Obama also attended the event and delivered a speech.

Ms. Majeed is the Managing Trustee of Community Trust Fund in Puttalam province. The Trust oversees a number of programs on minority and women’s issues, including women’s rights, peace building, relief work, working with young people, and mine-risk education in the North and East. Ms. Majeed’s own particular focus is on uniting the Muslim and Tamil communities in her province.

Having lived as an internally displaced person (IDP) for almost 20 years, Ms. Majeed has become an energetic activist for services for displaced Muslim and Tamil civilians, focusing particularly on grassroots programs on life skills, health, and women's empowerment. Her activism began in 1992 with a working group of five people. She overcame both the general neglect of the problem of IDPs in the Muslim minority as well as her own community’s strictures against women activists to build a broad-based organization that works on minority and women’s issues in a highly sensitive and politicized environment.  (Daily Mirror online)


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-11+8 # Guest 2010-03-11 07:45
Congratulation Majeed!!! people would wonder how this would be possible in dangerous regime in Lanka ??
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-4+2 # Guest 2010-03-11 08:28
my goodness... michelle obama is tall
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-0+12 # Guest 2010-03-11 08:31
We are certainly proud of her. Keep up your good work Jansila.
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-0+9 # Guest 2010-03-11 08:42
realy we proud of sri lanka wish your all the best ....
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-6+13 # Guest 2010-03-11 08:46
This is much more valuable to Sri Lanka than a Russian Doctorate.
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-13+4 # Guest 2010-03-11 09:11
Now Sri Lanka may want to cash in on her popularity.
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-2+10 # Guest 2010-03-11 09:13
ok Ms. Majeed...thank you so much for bringing fame to our country. But please, this is not your ticket into politics! thank you.
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-2+55 # Guest 2010-03-11 09:20
I have not heard of this Great lady before, Is this the negligence of our Media ?
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-3+36 # Guest 2010-03-11 09:23
weldone. we need more people like you to help the needy.
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-4+8 # Guest 2010-03-11 09:46
congrats sister , you bring pride to our country not like our idiotic policitcians.
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-3+37 # Guest 2010-03-11 09:59
Congratulation.Your service is need more to entire country.
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-0+9 # Guest 2010-03-11 10:19
Congrats. A praiseworthy acheivement, especially from a community that needs more progressive efforts for development of women.
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-5+35 # Guest 2010-03-11 11:01
Well done Ms. Majeed. We need brave, courageous and hones women like you and we, Muslims are proud of you.
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-1+6 # Guest 2010-03-11 11:18
It's nice to see that these people are getting recognized out side our country... and these are the type of people, we need in our parliament.
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-4+34 # Guest 2010-03-11 11:32
More power to you Madam.
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-3+34 # Guest 2010-03-11 11:39
Really proud about you Ms.Majeed...!
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-2+8 # Guest 2010-03-11 11:46
Congratulations Mrs. Majeed!. You are a civilized tru Sri Lankan unlike most of the Tails who are dying and killing to break a part of our country!. Best Wishes and god bless you!
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-0+7 # Guest 2010-03-11 11:48
Well done...really proud of you...keep the flame burning....thanks again for all your hard work and dedication.
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-0+7 # Guest 2010-03-11 12:02
Congarts and proud as a Sri Lankan.
Sister, once you get back, please do not go to political stage and fight for the right.

Good luck
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-3+35 # Guest 2010-03-11 12:11
Congrats Ms. Majeed. You have made SL proud!
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-1+8 # Guest 2010-03-11 14:43
Grateful to you sister. When the so called and self-called Greats are humiliating our country, little you became a genuine Great in our hearts, and added pride to our nation.
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-0+8 # Guest 2010-03-11 14:46
well done MS.Majeed you made proud to mother land... go ahead...
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-0+8 # Guest 2010-03-11 14:56
Sri Lanka is yet to recognize the bravery of this lady! Why are we silent?
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-0+7 # Guest 2010-03-11 16:13
Congragulations !!!!
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-0+9 # Guest 2010-03-11 16:49
Congrats! We are proud of you
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-0+8 # Guest 2010-03-11 16:49
Welld one.... You made or mother land proud..
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-0+8 # Guest 2010-03-11 16:53
Well Done. WE ARE VERY VERY HAPPY WITH YOUR ACIEVEMENT.WE NEED MORE SL WOMEN LIKE YOU.
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-0+8 # Guest 2010-03-11 16:54
Here's hoping that people within the country begin to appreciate you as you ought to be.
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-0+7 # Guest 2010-03-11 17:31
Good job, congrats....
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-1+5 # Guest 2010-03-11 17:55
Congratulations Ms. Majeed, you are the sole Silver Line amidst dark clouds upon us.
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-0+7 # Guest 2010-03-11 18:27
Pls Madam do not take to politics after you come back. You look so dignified.
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-1+4 # Guest 2010-03-11 18:54
Lady giving and lady taking,well done both.
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-2+5 # Guest 2010-03-11 19:02
Congrats! We are proud of you
keep up the Good work
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-0+4 # Guest 2010-03-12 00:19
Thanks Ms. Majeed ... you have brought great fame to our motherland !
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-0+7 # Guest 2010-03-12 04:08
She is one of the 'ten courageous women in the world,' yet her achievement does not seem to be important, to the local media.
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-0+3 # Guest 2010-03-12 12:17
CONGRATULATIONS MADAM,
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-0+3 # Guest 2010-03-12 13:36
all the best Ms.jansila,we are proud of you and pls don"t enter to politics please please. where is our media last 20 yrs,why they they didn"t write about jansila,they wrote more abt pop singers and porn stars.
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