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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)


SEE VIDEO: http://www.dailymirror.lk/index.php/video/2279-international-women-of-courage-awards-2010.html






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Thursday, 11 March 2010 02:15
Congratulation Majeed!!! people would wonder how this would be possible in dangerous regime in Lanka ??
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 02:58
my goodness... michelle obama is tall
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 03:01
We are certainly proud of her. Keep up your good work Jansila.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 03:12
realy we proud of sri lanka wish your all the best ....
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 03:16
This is much more valuable to Sri Lanka than a Russian Doctorate.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 03:41
Now Sri Lanka may want to cash in on her popularity.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 03:43
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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Thursday, 11 March 2010 03:50
I have not heard of this Great lady before, Is this the negligence of our Media ?
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 03:53
weldone. we need more people like you to help the needy.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 04:16
congrats sister , you bring pride to our country not like our idiotic policitcians.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 04:29
Congratulation.Your service is need more to entire country.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 04:49
Congrats. A praiseworthy acheivement, especially from a community that needs more progressive efforts for development of women.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 05:31
Well done Ms. Majeed. We need brave, courageous and hones women like you and we, Muslims are proud of you.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 05:48
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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Thursday, 11 March 2010 06:02
More power to you Madam.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 06:09
Really proud about you Ms.Majeed...!
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 06:16
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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Thursday, 11 March 2010 06:18
Well done...really proud of you...keep the flame burning....thanks again for all your hard work and dedication.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 06:32
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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Thursday, 11 March 2010 06:41
Congrats Ms. Majeed. You have made SL proud!
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:13
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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Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:16
well done MS.Majeed you made proud to mother land... go ahead...
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:26
Sri Lanka is yet to recognize the bravery of this lady! Why are we silent?
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 10:43
Congragulations!!!!
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:19
Congrats! We are proud of you
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:19
Welld one.... You made or mother land proud..
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:23
Well Done. WE ARE VERY VERY HAPPY WITH YOUR ACIEVEMENT.WE NEED MORE SL WOMEN LIKE YOU.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:24
Here's hoping that people within the country begin to appreciate you as you ought to be.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 12:01
Good job, congrats....
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 12:25
Congratulations Ms. Majeed, you are the sole Silver Line amidst dark clouds upon us.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 12:57
Pls Madam do not take to politics after you come back. You look so dignified.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 13:24
Lady giving and lady taking,well done both.
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 13:32
Congrats! We are proud of you
keep up the Good work
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 18:49
Thanks Ms. Majeed ... you have brought great fame to our motherland !
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Thursday, 11 March 2010 22:38
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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Friday, 12 March 2010 06:47
CONGRATULATIONS MADAM,
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Friday, 12 March 2010 08:06
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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