February 2010

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  February 26, 2010

* Sri Lanka’s overall economic conditions improving - IMF

* Largest community water project in S Asia opened

* Reflect upon Prophet's teachings that emphasise Peace and Harmony- President

* Power generation, main factor for economic development - President

* British PM's presence at GTF ‘unethical’- Defence Spokesman

* Australian border security laws tightened

* SL has a proud tradition of neutral military – Defence Secretary

* Army restores Sri Pada footpath

* Bio-Gas project initiated

* Navy brings released SL fishermen home


  February 25, 2010

* President declares open Kerawalapitiya power plant

* Diaspora should help establish sustainable peace in Sri Lanka - ICG

* Sri Lanka strongly protests Miliband’s address at GTF

* Canadian authorities concerned over LTTE attacks – ICG

* Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban on Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka to start ocean survey in oil search

* US Supreme Court to hear controversial terrorism case

* Technical colleges and vocational training centres for N & E


  February 24, 2010

* Pride of place to agriculture - President

* Sri Lanka climbs Kuoni list of best travel destinations

* Another 1161 IDPs resettled

* UN assists agribusiness

* IMF second review on SL in progress


  February 23, 2010

* US cannot afford to disengage with Sri Lanka - CSIS

* Sri Lanka has everything a tourist wants - Oman Air's CEO

* Supreme Court allows further detention of Sarath Fonseka

* Judicial system to be revived in Kilinochchi & Mullaitivu

* People have spurned politics of malice - President

* Deadline for postal votes extended

* Sri Lanka appeals for priceless artifacts abroad

* More schools for Northern children

* SL economy grew remarkably in the face of challenges - BOI Chairman

* Opposition trying to undermine democracy - FM


  February 22, 2010

* President promises smaller Cabinet

* Sri Lanka is a Biodiversity Hotspot - Conservation International

* Nagamu Puravara launched

* Uthayan Newspaper in Canada attacked

* Lankan women make history

* British tourist arrivals up

* Sri Lanka to set up Juvenile Court soon

* Sanctuaries, biodiversity parks for Kotte


  February 20, 2010

* ‘India is my relation, the others are friends’, President Rajapaksa

* ADB helps improve Northern schools


  February 199, 2010

* SL has reached required reserve level; Unlikely to buy more IMF gold

* Printing industry can thrive in N & E - President

* Nominations accepted from today

* Tamil Eelam dream is still raging- Army Commander

* Sovereignty will not be betrayed for tariff concessions – Minister G. L. Peiris

SL to use satellite information for disaster management

* Jaffna hospital to be further developed 

* Sri Lanka to implement Community Forestry Programme


  February 188, 2010

* Render impeccable service to country - President

* Removal of GSP + punishes economically disenfranchised – Basham

* No foreign country should interfere with SL legal process – Liam Fox

* UK aids child friendly activities in IDP centres

* “We are changing the way we fly” – SriLankan Airlines

* Tourism Development Authority gets ready for tourist influx

* Dutch court jails child smugglers

* Opposition drops computer fraud allegations

* Beware of gold sale scams - CB


  February 17, 2010

* President Rajapaksa's victory reflects confidence of the people - Commonwealth Sec. Gen.

* US Court to redefine humanitarian aid and funding terrorist groups

* Aid appeal for IDPs

* Maha Sangha Convention postponed

* Wilpattu wildlife Sanctuary re-opens this month

* Accommodation for railway commuters

* Australia donates demining machines

* North & East to get Passport Offices

* Conference & exhibition to promote Halaal tourism


  February 16, 2010

* Govt to continue dialogue with EU on GSP+ issue

* Weiss's claims do not reflect UN

* German Tech symbolizes Lanka, German ties - PM

* IGP to apprise President on media detentions

* Felicitations for President continue to flow

* Large milk processing plant in Pelwatte

* USAID provides more opportunities to Papaya farmers

* Rear Admiral Peiris assumes duties

* Jaffna Uni to hold first post-war convocation

* Everyone is equal before law - Chief Prelate of Malwathu Chapter

* Monetary policy stance will be maintained - CB

* Govt. to purchase ‘Maha’ season paddy


  February 15, 2010

* Sri Lanka, a much sort after tourist destination

* Felicitations for President from around the world

* Batticaloa Oddamavadi Bridge nearing completion

* China donates equipment for N & E development

* ADB helps road development

* Container transport rail service after 20 yrs

* Applying for postal votes begins tomorrow

* Coconut production to be doubled by 2015

* State sovereignty


  February 12, 2010

* Mature voter repose trust in us

* Infrastructure development important for sustained econ growth - CB Governor

* No cause for concern over Fonseka - President to Ranil

* Due process of law being followed on Fonseka arrest - Foreign Minister

* IDP resettlement accelerates

* USAID help Sri Lanka's forests

* Aptech to invest in Sri Lanka

* New project to improve graduate employability

* Rajaratnam faces new charges

* New SL Hony. Consul appointed


  February 11, 2010

* 2010 SL econ growth 5.5 % predicted - IMF Macro economy stable

* UN HC Pillay welcomes SL resettlement process and HR National Action Plan

* Japan and Australia congratulate President

* First foreign bank opened in Jaffna

* Hotline for Health Ministry

* US Ambassador expresses satisfaction on Ampara VTC progress


  February 10, 2010

* Ban Ki-Moon congratulates President on victory

* SL taking advantage of its strategic location to boost infrastructure – CB Governor

* General Election on April 8

* Fonseka family has unhindered access to the detainee - Military Spokesman

* Norway and South Africa congratulate President on re-election

* Two agreements signed during President's visit to Russia

* More than 130,000 IDPs resettled

* Over 7000 Swedish Tourists to visit SL

* Jet Airways plans more flights to Colombo

* Project for Jaffna Dutch Fort conservation

* Committee to supply sand to construction industry

* More dispensers for rural hospitals

* Troops recover LTTE war materials


  February 09, 2010

* Parliament dissolved

* Sri Lanka is open for business – CB Governor tells the world

* President holds fruitful talks with Russian counterpart

* Fonseka arrested

* Sri Lanka to receive record grant from Saudi Arabia

* Share market hit new record

* All ex- LTTE child soldiers to be released by mid year

* Lanka to produce own thyroxin

* Russia to explore oil off Mannar

* IDP children admitted to Vavuniya schools

* Two new spokesmen appointed

* Mega ICT exhibition in Jaffna


  February 08, 2010

* Deyata Kirula topped two million visitors yesterday

* JVP - UNP & LTTE: New nexus in UK?

* India to implement coal-based power project

* Cinnamon production modernized

* Water supply project in CP

* Record increase in containers handled by Ports Authority

* Canada court overturns IRB ruling allowing Tamil free

* Japan gifts mobile libraries to IDP children


  February 07, 2010

* Sri Lankans have made desire for peace, progress and democracy very clear - President Rajapaksa

* “Many EU concerns relating GSP+ addressed”


  February 06, 2010

* President arrives in Moscow


  February 05, 2010

* Large crowd at Deyata Kirula

* President to leave for Russia on official visit

* Support us as we build a peaceful and successful Sri Lanka – President tells world in Wall Street Journal

* Fresh census in Jaffna an urgent need - Polls Chief

* 1,573 prisoners freed

* India gives shelter material for IDPs

* USAID & Hayleys help Eastern farmers

* Small Tank system for NWP drought risk reduction

* Reminiscing three rewarding years of the Min. of Environment


  February 04, 2010

* Nation building through corruption-free commitment and discipline – President

* Chinese President vows to promote China- Sri Lanka relations to new heights


  February 03, 2010

* 62nd Independence Day has special significance - President

* Computer expert rejects Opposition's allegations

* All set for first Independence after defeating terrorism

* Jaffna parish gets new church after 30 years

* Polls Chief refutes allegations of election malpractices

* President Obama vows to continue long lasting relations with SL

* Mannar Bridge, causeway nearing completion

* Tea smallholders to be uplifted

* Three Tamils in Australia plead guilty for LTTE fund raising

* Rail tracks in Madhu road to be re-laid


  February 02, 2010

* President's new term to begin in November 2010 rules Supreme Court

* Sri Lanka, fastest growing IT market in the region - Business Monitor International

* Clear election result an opportunity for lasting peace - Solheim

* More aid from WFP for IDPs

* India receives confirmation of Prabha's death

* India on alert against LTTE attacks

* Security enhanced in Kandy for Independence Day

* Shares hit new record

* 1,200 persons resettled today


  February 01, 2010

* Menon expresses confidence about a solution acceptable to all

* Presidential Elec. held in overall peaceful environment - EU

* Two LTTE supporters in US sentenced for conspiring to provide material to LTTE

* Major Gen. Daya Ratnayake appointed Chief of Staff of the Army

* HRW undermining Human Rights in Sri Lanka

* President revokes expulsion order on Swiss journalist

* Rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres handed over to parents

* WB helps road network






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