October 2009

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  October 30, 2009

* Sri Lanka, an example to the world – Former Nepal PM

* Failure to maintain integrity of GSP + impacts not only SL - Michael Foster

* President dedicates 'Sri Lanka Maha Viharaya' in Nepal to Maha Sanga

* 'Time has come for Sri Lankan expatriates to rebuild nation' - President

* SL, Pakistan target $1bn trade

* Kumpuruppidi to be a top tourist resort

* SL not consulted on asylum seekers' fate


  October 29, 2009

* Robust peacekeeping should not be taken for peace enforcement - Kohona

* President on official visit to Nepal

* US welcomes IDP resettlement

* Death threats to Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief: President orders full investigation

* Shan Wijayalal, Southern Province Chief Minister  

* UNHCR reiterates commitment to work closely with Govt.  

* SL 16th in Gender Gap Index  


  October 28, 2009

* US should support SL, not interfere – WT  

* State banks loan interest rates down   

* End to war is not a reason to relax - President  

* Customs to implement AW system  

* UK to develop SL's Agri-Forestry  


  October 27, 2009

* SL business delegation visits Jeddah

* Conquer the world without giving into wealth and power – President  

* Vavuniya IDP figure below 200,000 for the first time

* Russian FM assures continued support to SL

* CIC & USAID to increase diary product


  October 26, 2009

* President to appoint committee to examine US report

* Minister Samarasinghe condemns comments of UN HR spokesman

* Dangerous alliance found between Maoists and LTTE: Indian CIA

* Sri Lanka - Vietnam for mutual cooperation

* Migrant smuggling ship revealed to be LTTE’s

* Russian FM in Sri Lanka

* Aircrafts to be manufactured in SL

* SLIM takes marketing education to North

* Eastern & North Central Roads to be developed


  October 23, 2009

* SL's bravery and bold steps taken to defeat terrorism is appreciated - Vietnamese President

* Resettlement deep in tiger terrain too

* Assam militants pay LTTE for arms

* 'Friends of Sri Lanka' support SL trade with Europe

* Assistance from Vietnam for de-mining

* President pays tribute to late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh

* Vietnam- Sri Lanka trade to reach US$100mn by 2012

* Sri Lanka - Vietnam sign 5 agreements

* Thailand considering adopting tactics of SL


  October 22, 2009

* You are on the threshold of a new beginning in life - President tells IDP families

* State Dept allegations unsubstantiated with no corroboration - Ministry Foreign Affairs

* President leaves for Vietnam

* Over 40,000 IDPs being resettled in 4 Northern Districts

* SLT provides mobile directory information

* Rs.182 mn from UK to assist IDPs resettlement

* BOI signs Rs.4bn investment agreement with Unilever

* Jaffna hospital to be further developed


  October 21, 2009

* Prof. GL urges EU not to use GSP+ as weapon against SL sovereignty

* President opens Dehiwala flyover

* SL exports in apparel sector increasing: CB

* SL - Myanmar trade & investment to increase

* Japan funds to uplift Dambana Hospital

* SL, a source to assist developing countries - UNIDO

* EU using trade deals to achieve non-trade ends - FT


  October 20, 2009

* Sri Lanka will continue engagement with EU in spirit of mutual respect

* BBC wrong on RR nationality

* Eastern province experiencing massive development - President

* President opens Kinniya bridge

* ADB to help reconstruction in North

* High powered team to develop Jaffna

* President inaugurates work on first Adhisthana cetiya

* Singapore urges investors to look at SL


  October 19, 2009

* Rajaratnam still under investigation - CB

* We are always committed to defend our war heroes with dedication - President

* India offers $100 mn to help IDPs

* Etihad to resume flights to Sri Lanka

* Singapore, Sri Lanka discuss possible bilateral Free Trade Agreement

* New York billionaire accused of funding LTTE

* China to set up a tractor manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka to open consulate in Sichuan Province, China

* Ex Child soldiers opt for higher education


  October 16, 2009

* US - SL trade to increase

* India reiterates support to Sri Lanka

* BOI best in South Asia - World Bank/IFC

* ACD pledges cooperation in trade, tourism & transportation


  October 15, 2009

* Reliance on own people and capabilities: The path ahead for Asia - President tells ACD

* Tamils' welfare looked after by SL - Karunanidhi

* Beware of gold sale scams – CB  

* Malaysian investor signs agreement with BOI  

* Postal services on land to North 

* 4 bridges to boost economic activities in East  


  October 14, 2009

* Govt not changing ethnic ratio in Vanni – Governor Northern Province 

* Sri Lanka hosts Asia Cooperation Dialogue 

* LTTE meeting in Oslo: Lanka expresses deep concern to Norway

* 'We give highest priority to female migrant workers' safety': HR Minister

* No change in interest rates - CB

* Lanka a focal point in Asia for Japan

* US-SL to expand public-private partnership

* President directs to open Renal Care Hospital


  October 13, 2009

* President meets Tamil Nadu MPs

* President to meet expats for development

* 22 LTTE suspects on trial in Paris

* Rs.400mn Malwatu Oya bridge expedited

* Lanka can now detect melamine

* 'President Rajapaksa gave freedom to North' - Jaffna Mayor

* ICTA to develop dairy industry


  October 12, 2009

* UPFA Grand Slam in provincial polls

* Overwhelming victory of the people – President

* Western countries demand terrorists set free

* Sri Lanka’s sovereign rating stable

* President to open Kinniya bridge

* Sri Lanka attracting Fortune No. 1 Company


  October 09, 2009

* Govt. takes all measures to safeguard IDP rights & security - PM

* Pro-LTTE hunger striker tucks into Big Macs

* BOI promotes another Chinese - SL venture

* IMF – Stand-by Arrangement: September targets achieved - CB

* SPC polls tomorrow

* Sri Lanka to open first Korean language school

* Rs. 85 m vocational training centre to Kilinochchi

* Govt. receives humanitarian assistance from Russia


  October 08, 2009

* Aim of govt is total eradication of LTTE – Secretary Defence

* Intelligence agencies in hunt for key LTTE cadres

* India refuses pro-LTTE Lankans to stay in TN

* IDP resettlement our priority - FM

* UK tourist arrivals up with 16.9%

* Rs. 4.7 bn for A-26 Road renovation


  October 07, 2009

* No more days for rural children to learn under many difficulties - President

* Govt.’s priority - safety and convenience of IDPs - DHC Chennai

* India to provide free artificial limbs in Jaffna

* Sri Lanka to test tsunami warning system

* New investment promotions to Qatar & Egypt

* Tank Farm Project begins at Hambantota Port


  October 06, 2009

* President appreciates US clarification

* IDPs registration in Vavuniya successfully completed

* SL ranks high in human development

* SL draws American big business

* Sri Lanka shares at record high

* Welfare centres braced for monsoon

* Textile trainings to IDPs


  October 05, 2009

* 'US clarification is welcome' – Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe

* No recent evidence of rape used as a weapon of war in SL - State Department

* Moratuwa university the world’s best

* A conference and an exhibition in Jaffna after 30 years

* Mahatma Gandhi schols for SL students

* India to consider citizenship to SL Tamil refugees - Home Minister

* Rs.900 mn to develop Mankulam

* Investment from France to cultivate medicinal plants

  October 03, 2009

* EU for greater assistance to Sri Lanka - Ferrero-Waldner


  October 02, 2009

* Sri Lanka refutes Clinton's baseless allegation

* Don’t use IDPs as political tool – Sri Lanka to Euro MPs

* SL port in talks on new services

* Professionals' participation, key to rebuild Nation - President

* EU provides school building to Ampara

* Samurdhi Authority develops villages

* Inflation down to 0.7 per cent in September


  October 01, 2009

* Alleged LTTE dealer arrested in Singapore

* Obama administration against providing support to LTTE

* Malaysian VoA to Lankan expats

* More facilities needed for elders - President






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