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Tamil leader gets UNESCO tolerance award

india Updated: Nov 11, 2006 10:43 IST

The President of the Tamil United Liberation Front Veerasingham Anadasangaree has won the 2006 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh award for promotion of tolerance and non-violence, UNESCO said on Friday.

Born in Sri Lanka in 1933, Anadasangaree is described by UNESCO as an "indefatigable defender of democracy and the peaceful resolution of conflicts".

The award - worth $1,00,000 - will be presented on November 16.

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