November 2009

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  November 30, 2009

*  Sri Lanka to host 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

*  Decisions taken at forums must be implemented – PM

*  President to present an extended version of Mahinda Chintana

*  LTTE supporters should be severely punished - Indian Union Minister

*  Free and fair election assured - Elections Commissioner

*  LTTE cadres fleeing Sri Lanka via India

*  Realistic changes in emission patterns required - Foreign Minister

*  Committee for Administration of Justice in North

*  Railway expands service


  November 27, 2009

*  External forces can’t change my decisions that benefit the motherland - President

*  Presidential Election on January 26, 2010

*  Eradication of terrorism not an individual victory - President

*  Spirit of unity should be shared with all – President

*  SL’s second International Airport commences construction

*  Australia welcomes progress on IDPs, considers more assistance

*  President prohibits alienation or transfer of state property

*  New International Cricket Stadium in Pallekale

*  Sri Lanka elected to the FAO Council in Italy

*  Pro-LTTE film director arrested in Canada

*  Kuwaiti leadership keen to strengthen relations with SL


  November 26, 2009

*  No more Jaffna IDPs at Vavuniya welfare centers

*  SAARC Ministers praise SL progress in English and IT

*  Achala Jagoda, new Minister of Tourism

*  CB acquires gold from IMF

*  Developing countries should receive funds on concessional terms: Foreign Minister

*  Latest Wimax technology in SL

*  IndiGo extends aircraft maintenance contract to SL


  November 25, 2009

*  Opportunity for N & E to elect their leader after three decades - President

*  Growing interest from UK for business in SL – British High Commission

*  More traces of explosives found on Tamils' ship

*  France praises Govt. decision on IDPs

*  Rural industries to further develop

*  Govt. to upgrade higher educational institutions


  November 24, 2009

*  President's proclamation gazetted; Presidential Election first

*  French court jails LTTE cadres for extortion

*  SL supports Tajikistan for flood relief

*  UN Humanitarian Chief welcomes SL move to empty welfare centers

*  Rs.200 m to develop Sri Pada

*  Four new diplomats present credentials


  November 23, 2009

*  Presidential election first

*  U.S. relaxes Sri Lanka Travel Advisory

*  President declares open Ranajayapura mega housing scheme

*  Govt. committed to ensure equal education for all - President

*  UK lauds freedom of movement to IDPs; More support from UK

*  Service provided by women is immeasurable – President

*  Free higher education for children of Lankan refugees: Madras University


  November 21, 2009

*  Freedom of Movement for all IDPs from December


  November 20, 2009

*  Total number of IDPs; 136, 328

*  SL to start national space capability

*  UN welcomes govt progress on resettlement

*  Phase II of Puttalm Coal Power Project to commence soon

*  Pakistan sends its largest business delegation to SL

*  SL- Korea to develop food & agriculture


  November 19, 2009

*  Dawn of a new era and work of four years

*  Current visit under more positive circumstances - John Holmes

*  Security clearances eased-off from North to South

*  Japan relaxes Travel Advice & Warning in North, East

*  CB reduces rates to support economic activity

*  Foreign media has created a false picture of welfare villages - Malaysian delegation

*  Schools for equality in education


  November 18, 2009

*  Victory was possible due to public support - President

*  Happy birthday dear President  

*  Rajapaksa’s fight against LTTE an important chapter in any history of counter-terrorism  

*  Tourist arrivals increasing 

*  Inter-religious leaders hand over report to the President 

*  Rice Bowl area to re-cultivate 

*  Industrial Park to be set up in Kadawatha

*  Bhopal-Colombo direct flights soon 

*  SAARC Science & Tech Ministers in Colombo


  November 17, 2009

*  East has great potential for new investments - USAID

*  Heroes emerge among those who love the motherland - President

*  A commemorative note issued to mark peace, prosperity to SL

*  John Holmes arrives SL today

*  Oman Air commences operations in Sri Lanka

*  ‘France gives Rs.1, 600m for hospitals


  November 16, 2009

*  ‘We will surprise the world with our development’- President

*  Sri Lanka has an opportunity to shape history – Pranab Mukherjee

*  Air Chief assigned to perform duties at CDS office

*  LTTE not only armed, trained ULFA too – Former ULFA leader

*  Oluvil Port ready in one year

* Tunnel way to East


  November 14, 2009

*  You have stepped on soil free of terrorism – President to Experts


  November 13, 2009

*  Figure of IDPs reduced further

*  Entire world appreciates President’s successful campaign to eradicate terrorism

*  TN assistance to improve facilities at welfare centers

*  Five Sri Lankan artists honoured at Bunka Awards


  November 12, 2009

*  No push factors to leave SL, only pull factors from Australia - Kohona

*  Senior General Than Shwe in Sri Lanka

*  Conditions of IDP centres are good and impressive - SA Foreign Minister

*  SL gems captivate the Chinese market

*  Over 17,000 jobs for graduates

*  No support for LTTE proxies in South African soil - SA Foreign Minister


  November 12, 2009

*  More filling stations to North

*  1509 houses for war heroes


  November 11, 2009

* ‘We place enormous faith in youth and their potential’ - President

* SL shines at World Tourism Award honorees 2009

* IOM steps up assistance for resettlement of IDPs

* Loan scheme for Northern entrepreneurs

* US support to revitalize dairy industry in East


  November 10, 2009

* Nation-building is everyone's duty - President

* Any attempt for anarchy will be firmly dealt with - President

* "Alex" discovered to be a Toronto gang member

* SL's economic developments stronger than expected -IMF

* SL - Cuba celebrate 50th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations

* Hong Kong to produce quarry material in SL

* Japan provides Rs.3bn to Jaffna hospital


  November 09, 2009

* SL will help bring to justice the masterminds involved in migrant smuggling – President

* Inability to comprehend SL situation causes misunderstandings - French HR Ambassador

* Civilian movements from welfare centres will increase by January end – Prof. Wijesinha

* Australian Foreign Minister in Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka’s stamp for man’s best friend

* SL’s Gross Official Reserves exceed US dollars 4.8 billion

* Norway to cultivate & process fruits in SL

* New ITZs in Kilinochchi and Trinco

* BOI grants approval to manufacture apparels

* Mullaitivu schools re-open


  November 06, 2009

* SL observations on EC GSP + report handed over

* President appoints committee to examine US report

* 91999 resettled up to date – Minister Samarasighe

* Sri Lanka becomes a member of UN REDD

* The humane stamp on rabies eradication

* 2 migrants confirmed to be LTTE - CBC

* IDP figure continue to reduce

* Messages on Humane Stamp issue

* Sri Lanka, Kuwait sign Investment Promotion & Protection Agreement

* CB expects further reduction in lending rates by Finance, Leasing Companies

* SL donates corneas to South Africa

* India provides further relief for IDPs

* Air Force museum opens for public


  November 05, 2009

* Exec. Presidency must remain – Choksy

* President to be honored by Peoples Friendship University of Russia

* 120,000 IDPs resettled - Foreign Minister

* General Fonseka was not subjected to any questioning in U.S.


  November 04, 2009

* President meets security forces and resettled IDPs in the North; Announces pay rise to security forces

* LTTE will look to regroup in Canada: expert

* Await pay hike in January - President

* Raj Rajaratnam to keep personal investments in SL

* Inflation continues to decelerate

* Sri Lanka’s e-society programme gets pride of place

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan lucrative investment destinations for exporters - KCCI

* Sri Lanka an ideal destination for tourists - Iranian MP


  November 03, 2009

* Independence of judiciary essential for nation building - President

* LTTE's impact on Canada could be 'devastation'- RCMP Commissioner

* Fiji's Australian envoy ordered to leave over SL judges' visa issue

* Alleged Singaporean LTTE arms supplier to be extradited to US

* New IGP appointed


  November 02, 2009

* Govt. firmly behind CDS – Foreign Minister

* Strong EU – Sri Lanka relations help country’s progress: Presidents of Bulgaria & Sri Lanka

* Firm response to unwarranted statements from OHCHR – Human Rights Minister






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