September 2009

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  September 30, 2009

* Over 6,000 Tamil youth seek to join police

* SBS breached broadcasting rules over two episodes on LTTE - ACMA

* NCPA to launch CRC in braille

* Another 15 production villages to be established

* SPC polls: Postal voting end today

* Investment from Czech Republic to set up BPO 


  September 29, 2009

* Hidden LTTE cadres threaten IDPs and all of Sri Lanka - Minister to UNCHR

* Army to celebrate Diamond Jubilee

* SL obtains US$5 million for de-mining

* New BOI ventures to offshore software development

* P.B. Jayasundera, Sec. to the Treasury


  September r 28, 2009

* Cairn seeks offshore rig for drilling in Sri Lanka

* Incentives to best exporters in private sector

* Govt. to construct more hydropower plants

* Jaffna and Vavuniya Universities will be upgraded

* Over 100 heavy vehicles join Northern development drive

* 8th ACD Ministerial Meeting in Colombo

* UN should not interfere in the internal affairs of States

* Habitat Week to commence today


  September 25, 2009

* SL concerned over changing EU expectations for GSP+

* 'Resurgence of LTTE must be prevented'- PM to Asia Society

Country on the road to development - President

* Interest rates in Treasury Bill market declines to a single digit - CB

* Thermal power project in final stage


  September 24, 2009

* Freedom of expression should not lead to hatred and enmity - Govt. 

* Sri Lanka - Russia negotiated a Mutual Legal Assistant Treaty

* Australia welcomes SL's cooperation against people smuggling and trafficking

* LTTE were set to get new aircraft


  September 23, 2009

* 'Never forget this is your motherland' - President to children

* U.S. stadiums, hotels on alert amid terror probe

* SL's economic developments stronger than expected - IMF

* Japan helps welfare centres


  September 22, 2009

* Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith calls on EU to continue with GSP+

* Non-traditional fishery projects to North

* Reintegration of ex-combatants before month’s end

* German / Hong Kong apparel manufacturer invests in SL

* Indian companies eyeing Sri Lanka for projects

* PM to meet UN Chief in New York


  September 21, 2009

* President's Id - Ul - Fitr Message


  September r 18, 2009

* You have better story than is getting out today – Pascoe to President

* Sri Lanka targeted for defeating LTTE terror – Defence Sec

* Govt. Welcomes Alston’s doubts on Channel 4 video

* India committed to welfare of SL's displaced Tamils - Indian PM

* UNDP gives identification documents to IDPs

* CSE records highest ever market capitalization

* SL expects $ 100-mn FDI from India

* SL shipyard wins repair orders


  September 17, 2009

* Seven diplomats present credentials

* Only country with school exams for IDP kids

* ADB $70 mn for roads in North & East

* IMF second installment this month

* FM tells Honorary Consuls to promote SL


  September 16, 2009

* IDPs not held under conditions of internment - AG to HRC

* UK retailers urge EU caution over Sri Lanka

* UN Under-Secretary General visits SL

* FM requests India for the early release of Sri Lankan fishermen

* SL's foreign reserves exceeds to highest

* Keep watch for LTTE funding lines - Indian Security Advisor


  September 15, 2009

* Sri Lanka expands outreach campaign with SL communities in US

* Govt's responsibility: Security of all Sri Lankans

* New Secretary to Media Ministry

* Kohona presents credentials to UN SG 

* New Indian - SL Trade deal in 2010

* Ambani Group to explore oil in SL

* Australia increases funds for IDPs


  September 14, 2009

* Sri Lanka poised for greater economic growth - World Bank : 'Gemi Diriya' achieving goals

* SL to present RRR plans to HRC

* State Literary Festival - 2009

* India denies visa for US critic of lanka

* India remains on alert for LTTE

* Pakistan team to visit Colombo to probe Lahore attack

* Flow of foreign investment

* More machines to speed up de-mining


  September 10, 2009

* “The West has to help Sri Lanka instead of being critical”
- President to Le Figaro
* US Pacific Command boosts de-mining in SL
* Court refuses to restrain Indian cricket team touring SL
* 'India fully aware of actual ground situation in SL' - Health Minister
* Japan gives Rs.36 mn for Battti livelihood support

  September 09, 2009

* Govt to release IDPs to relatives
* "Uthuru Wasanthaya" develops 35 villages in Vavuniya
* Road Development in Uva and East
* IMF team in SL for progress review
* Pro-LTTE law students arrested in India
* Compensation for families of deceased ME employees

  September 08, 2009

* Refute or regret – Minister tells Channel 4
* Ready to work together for peace and prosperity – TNA tells President
* CB to protect customers’ unclaimed assets in banks
* Chinese to boost SL women’s training
* Wind power to illuminate Colombo
* Gratis visas for 100 Umrah pilgrims
* BOI expands apparel production

  September 07, 2009

* Asia’s main Shippers Council shifts to Colombo
* President and Defence Secretary conferred with doctorates by Colombo University
* CBSL to issue International Sovereign Bond of US$ 500 mn
* 27 political leaders got money from LTTE - Swamy
* Govt. committed to re-settle IDPs in shortest time
* Sri Lankan assures to UN
* UK supports rehab & reintegration of ex-combatants

  September 03, 2009

* India – Sri Lanka Centre for English Language Training
* ‘Tri-Star’ branch to North
* Inflation down to 0.9 per cent in August
* President returns from Libya
* LTTE still being promoted - SL Ambassador to U.S
* US pledges support to resettle IDPs

  September 02, 2009

* Mega irrigation projects in North    
* SPC Postal voting on Sep. 29   
* Govt. regrets criticism on Tissainayagam verdict
* President meets Pakistan PM   
* “President Rajapaksa an exemplary leader” – Philippines President   
* The steely hand behind demise of Tamil Tigers   

  September 01, 2009

* Sri Lanka’s S&P sovereign rating –stable   
* President’s congrats to Japan Democratic Party
* ‘Without development, there won't be peace’- President  
* India to connect ferry service with SL
* SL to call new oil exploration bids
* President arrives in Libya 





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