May 2010

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  May 31, 2010

* World's 4th richest man to talk business in SL

* India should treat us like its little sister, not be Big Brother - President 

* Develop Mahamevna Uyana preserving historic value - President 

* Colombo hotels gear up for IIFA

* Upper Kotmale Hydro power project nearing completion

* Power Transmission Line to supply electricity to North

* Korean corporate giants to invest in SL

* National parks in North


  May 29, 2010

* Commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation holds promise – Hillary Clinton


  May 28, 2010

* International community cannot punish Sri Lanka for defeating terrorism -President

* US cancels Travel Warning to Sri Lanka


  May 27, 2010

* MoU facilitates legal employment in Korea


  May 26, 2010

* Enter virtuous path to sustain joy of freedom - President

* Embassies instructed to engage with Tamil expatriates

* Tourism to be highest foreign exchange earner - Minister Rajapaksa

* Sri Lanka is in a new situation – Minister Peiris tells US think tank

* No agreement detrimental to country will be signed - President

* LTTE poses threat to Indian VVIPs - India

* Japan assists human resource development

* New bank branches in North

* Sharp rise in tea, apparel exports to India

* Dengue eradication, a national responsibility - President

* More SriLankan flights to Japan

* Ex-LTTE child soldiers return home


  May 25, 2010

* More projects to boost tourism

* External pressures to Commission of Inquiry utterly unnecessary – Minister Peiris

* Get involved in rehab process- Minister Peiris tells Tamil Expatriates

* Presidential Taskforce on Dengue to be established

* Malaysia relaxes visa requirements to Lankans

* Sri Lanka ready to welcome IIFA

* New SLA UN contingent to Central African Republic and Chad

* Japan to enhance Jaffna hospital


  May 24, 2010

* LTTE harassed fleeing girls – UN Report

* IIFA Awards to unfold with glamour and care

* Minister Peiris to meet UN Secretary General

* SL’s economic conditions improving as expected - IMF

* Navy continues flood relief operations

* Corporate results better than forecasted – Market analysts

* Another 700 houses for war heroes


  May 22, 2010

* President condoles India aircrash

* Sri Lanka well on way to sustainable recovery – AG to EU


  May 21, 2010

* All necessary measures taken to support flood victims

* Appropriation Bill and budget approval before July 22

* Strengthening intelligence vital to stop LTTE regrouping – Defence Secy.

* More Malaysian investors to SL

* TDA launches Rooms in Homes project

* Flood relief from North to South

* Channel 4 failed to disprove evidence presented by SL - Media Minister


  May 20, 2010

* Common masses to benefit by sound road network - President

* East beckons business

* SL promotes specialty teas in Japan

* First two solar power plants to be established

* Valuing intangible assets will give Sri Lanka a competitive leverage – says CEO, Brand Finance, UK

* Co-Chairs appointed to Jaffna District Coordinating Committee


  May 19, 2010

* President calls for immediate relief to flood victims

* More ex LTTE child soldiers released

* Number of IDPs further reduced

* Nimal Welgama, new SLT Chairman

* Scouts Jamboree in Jaffna after two decades

* National policy on HIV/AIDS in the workplace finalized

* US $ 5mn investment under BOI


  May 18, 2010

* President returns after successful G 15 Summit

* Immediate relief to flood victims

* G 15 leaders praise singular success achieved by SL

* Sri Lanka hosts next G 15 Summit

* Iran to finance Sapugaskanda Refinery

* Govt boosts health facilities in rural areas

* Chhattisgarh attack similar to strikes of LTTE – Indian intelligence

* Weli Oya irrigation development accelerated


  May 17, 2010

* President proposes constructive dialogue with G 8 on development

* President appoints Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

* Commitment to strengthen voice of G15 on international stage says new Chairman

* SL's economy grew faster in second half of 2009 – WB

* National Performing Art Theatre soon

* Sri Pada to be named as a world heritage site


  May 14, 2010

* Encouraging inflation figures mean current interest rates can continue - CB Governor

* President Rajapaksa to take over G-15 Chairmanship

* WB approves US$ 108mn for SL development

* President congratulates UK's new PM

* Serve masses first - President tells Ministers


  May 13, 2010

* Appointment of Commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation approved

* Salman Khan to assist North East development

* Intellectuals should contribute to achieve foreign policy objectives - G. L. Peiris

* SL peacekeeping forces to Haiti

* Technical college for Nilaweli

* Special train service between BIA and Colombo


  May 12, 2010

* Committee on US State Department Report gets time till end July

* India pledges more aid

* LTTE supporter pleads guilty in landmark fundraising case

* Somali Pirates release Sri Lankan crew

* Community tourism boosts

* Benefits of development projects must reach people - President

* Equal opportunities for urban, rural areas


  May 11, 2010

* Export earnings up in February

* PEACE project to be completed soon

* Ranaviru Week commences

* IDPs resettlement expedited

* World’s largest Bauddha Mandiraya in SL


  May 10 , 2010

* Government action to heal wounds of conflict situation – President tells diplomats

* Disciplined younger generation to develop nation - President

* Sri Lanka records world's highest growth in tourism

* New District Court in Killinochchi

* New life for ex-LTTE child combatants

* Security Forces assist flood victims

* Parliament may meet in evenings

* Wider monetary policies to strengthen economy – CB Governor

* Peliyagoda Fish Market Complex nearing completion


  May 08, 2010

* Orientation to ministry secretaries on tasks ahead


  May 07, 2010

* SCO and Lanka strengthen ties

* EU welcomes Presidential pardon for Tissainayagam

* SL recognizes nuclear energy for peaceful purposes – Dr. Kohona

* Media Minister seeks co-operation from all sections of the media

* Sri Lanka could increase growth rate to 10 percent in 5 years

* Record tea revenue expected this year

* SL’s actual potential growth rate above 8%

* 9th APRSCP Conference in SL


  May 06, 2010

* President to initiate study on post-conflict Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation

* IMF loan will help build economic confidence - IMF SL Representative

* Talks with EU on GSP+ on May 20-21

* National Savings reach 23.9 percent

* Treat patients with utmost care – President

* CSE hits record again

* Indian Visa Application Centre opens in Jaffna

* More investment approvals from BOI

* Sri Lanka travel guide in Arabic launched

* Ferry service between SL & India

* New hope for cancer patients

* New BOI investment agreements to create 900 jobs

* Special committee on drug shortage


  May 05, 2010

* New Cabinet Ministers and Deputies sworn in

* Emergency regulations relaxed without compromising national security, Prof Peiris

* Parliament approves Emergency with lesser regulations Majority of 118 votes

* Amunugama, new Senior Adviser to the President

* US welcomes pardon of Tissainayagam

* Reconciliation Commission to be established

* Migration Health Policy for Lankans abroad

* Brandix inaugurates Apparel Park in India

* Pipeborn water to N & E

* Malaysian investors keen on SL

* Inflation drops further in April


  May 04, 2010

* CSE Asia's best- performing market ; rupee up

* Ministry subjects announced

* Acting Chief Justice takes oaths

* Pakistan studies anti-insurgency ops of SL Army

* President to hold bilateral talks with Iranian President at G15

* Coastguard units in each fisheries harbour

* ‘Sri Lanka Culture Week’ in Kuwait concludes


  May 03, 2010

* Gvt to scale down Emergency Law

* Jaffna Stock Exchange, a boost to share trading in North

* World Press Freedom Day Presidential pardon for Tissainayagam

* Join hands with the Govt to rebuild the country – President tells Opposition

* Postulation of foreign policy depends on circumstances – Prof. Peiris

* Leader of the House & Chief Govt Whip appointed

* Govt to teach all 3 languages to public servants

* Victory parade on May 18 every year


  May 01, 2010

* Govt committed to bring greater relief to working people - President

* Free market access to seafood help North-East revival






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