June 2010

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  June 30, 2010

* Four agreements will assure strong Sri Lanka-Ukraine bilateral relations - President

* Budget 2010 aims at long-term economic benefits

* Top level talks on Ukraine-Sri Lanka bilateral cooperation

* President arrives in Ukraine

* CSE reaches highest ever trades

* SL to use satellites to conserve coastal areas

* Indo-Lanka trade to grow 8% in 2010

* UK team explore investment opportunities in North


  June 29, 2010

* President leaves for Kiev Ukraine and Sri Lanka will sign four bilateral agreements

* Budget today

* UNHCR closing Batti office as resettlement completes

* Only 45, 998 IDPs remaining in Vavuniya

* Sri Lanka’s overall economic conditions improving - IMF ‘strong growth this year’

* Lanka, India naval ties strengthen


  June 28, 2010

* Sri Lanka records 7.1% GDP growth for Q1 2010

* My commitment for political solution remains – President to Times of India

* European Parliament MP condemns EU conditions

* SAARC resolution to fight terrorism

* "360 rotational fire" against civilians ordered in Iraq - Former US Army Specialist

* International Buddhist Uni in Sanchi

* Youth computer literacy up

* Australian wins Arugam Bay Surf competition

* Unemployment rate declining


  June 26, 2010

* Colombo port expansion boost for shipping industry & economic growth

* Russia slams UNSG’s Panel of experts on Sri Lanka


  June 25, 2010

* Righteous nation built based on teachings of Arahat Mahinda - President


  June 24, 2010

* EC Intervention under guise of trade on range of sensitive domestic issues – Government

* Govt rejects EC conditions for GSP +

* Gen. McChrystal relieved of duties 'War is bigger than any one man or woman' - Obama

* President's Counsel appointed

* Bright prospects for Lanka’s economy - IMF

* Colombo Port expansion in progress

* Australia gets first female PM


  June 23, 2010

* Govt. opposes UN Panel 'Unwarranted, unnecessary interference with a sovereign nation'

* LTTE threatens bomb attacks on TN's rail tracks and bridges

* President brought peace to Lanka - Korean Buddhist delegation

* Tourist arrivals up 50 % in first quarter 2010

* Foreign Policy Think Tank website launched

* Buddhist Film Festival 2011 inaugurated


  June 22, 2010

* LTTE's international network still active – Defence Sec.

* US Supreme Court upholds Terrorism - Support Ban 'PKK and LTTE are deadly groups' - Chief Justice

* More ex-LTTE cadres receive jobs

* CB to issue SLDBs

* Kokavil transmission tower reconstruction begins

* SL to develop geothermal power


  June 21, 2010

* UN should not interfere - Akashi Optimism on positive changes in Sri Lanka

* North development commendable – Akashi to President

* Confidence revived, economy rebounded with end to conflict - ADB

* One-third of illegal migrants aboard Ocean Lady are LTTE – Vancouver Sun 

* Knowledgeable, patriotic future generation to face new world challenges - President

* LTTE cadres arrested in Tamil Nadu

* First stage of Hambantota Port to be commissioned soon

* Queen’s Baton Relay in SL


  June 18, 2010

* Sri Lanka has lesson to world on defeating terror – President Rajapaksa

* Japan alert on LTTE attempts on govts. in exile, Akashi

* Commission seeks evidence from public

* Nation marks Victory Day

* Cabraal gets a second term as SLCB Governor


  June 17, 2010

* Britain applauds appointment of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

* Don’t dictate to Sri Lanka on reconciliation - Akashi

* Pascoe satisfied with Mullaitivu development

* BBC meets its match in Sri Lankan Defense Secretary – The Manila Times

* Public holiday tomorrow

* Alleged LTTE supporters arrested in Netherlands

* Philippines could learn a lot from Sri Lanka, and vice versa – SL Ambassador to Philippines

* Sri Lanka an emerging golf destination

* More projects to uplift Kilinochchi 

* No change in policy interest rates - CB


  June 16, 2010

* Akashi pledges continuous support to Sri Lanka - - - - - - - - 39 billion Yen to be provided

* Sri Lanka's economic boom attracts global media coverage

* Poverty down in nine districts

* Honorary Consuls to play proactive role in economic revival - Minister Peiris

* LTTE cadres using Malaysia as base - Malaysia

* Govt measures to stabilize paddy price


  June 15, 2010

* LTTE terrorism abhorrent to US - NSC reps tell President

* Education system should empower youth to win the world – President

* Tourist arrival doubled

* Pakistan awards 150 scholarships

* Meeting with Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister is very successful- Robert O Blake

* Recent SL-EU talks a useful confidence building measure - Ambassador

* Akashi to arrive in Sri Lanka

* NGO Secretariat under Defence Ministry now


  June 14, 2010

* No pressure from India to Sri Lanka on any issue - External Affairs Minister

* Mass wedding for ex-LTTE couples

* Pro-LTTE elements suspected for railway blast

* Tamil Nadu, safe haven for terrorists -Jayalalitha

* Sri Lanka shows positive signs to resolve Tamil issues – Indian Minister

* Indian Minister seeks legal steps to curb pro-LTTE groups in TN

* SL ports now free of war risk premiums

* New project to conserve Jaffna Fort


  June 12, 2010

* China remains committed to Sri Lankan progress – Vice Premier tells President


  June 11, 2010

* President meets Indian opposition leader

* President returns after highly successful state visit 

* Pacts will strengthen ties- President

* India and Sri Lanka Enter New Era

* Chinese Vice Premier arrives in Sri Lanka

* Regional Police & prosecutors discuss effectively countering terrorism in South Asia

* Action against errant traders

* Cabinet approves Constitutional amendments

* Sri Lanka, Australia joint action against people smuggling

* More than 20,000 people to get safe drinking water

* Fiji appoints new Sri Lankan judges


  June 10, 2010

* Indo-Sri Lanka bonds give 50,000 houses for IDPs - President

* IDP resettlement carried out speedily and systematically - President tells TN MPs

* Our economic relations with India assume a greater importance now - President Rajapaksa

* Full potential of bilateral relations can be realized with end to terrorism - President of India

* More Indian assistance to SL education

* Indian Consulates in Jaffna and Hambantota

* Sri Lanka's support for India's UNSC candidature

* Medium term sovereign rating strategy for SL

* Enthusiasm from Jaffna business community for North progress

* House-boats to promote tourism


  June 09, 2010

* Political settlement acceptable to all - President in New Delhi

* International investigation on Sri Lanka inappropriate – Minister Peiris

* Seven agreements signed between Sri Lanka and India

* Sri Lanka is one of the safest places in the world – Prime Minister

* Unwavering political leadership led to military victory – Act. External Affairs Minister

* Emergency extended

* New tax reductions applicable to all vehicles

* More funds from ADB

* Pipe-borne water to Northern areas


  June 08, 2010

* “Trust me to resolve problems of the people” President tells Tamil leaders

* Sri Lanka elected as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat

* President leaves for India

* GDP growth estimate likely to be raised to 7% - Cabraal tells Wall Street Journal

* SL advances significantly to be ‘Wonder of Asia’ – World Bank

* LTTE fundraisers continue to be prosecuted – UK High Com

* You have a dynamic role to play – Minister Peiris tells Tamil expats

* Task Force to upgrade fisheries in N&E


  June 07, 2010

* President marks four decades since entering Parliament

* SL well poised as ‘most sought after’ tourist destination – Ogilvy & Mather

* Correction to Sunday Times Report: President not scheduled to be at IIFA

* UK assures support for SL’s reconstruction and reconciliation

* Tourist arrivals up in May

* Singapore to enhance role in SL economy


  June 04, 2010

* Vibrant policy, immense scope, enticing and exciting package for investment – President

* Lessons learnt Commission to begin work from Kadirgamar Institute

* Minister Peiris discusses targets and timeframes with SL Mission heads

* More tax reductions

* Canal boat service extended to public

* Govt to boost paddy cultivation in North


  June 03, 2010

* Pillay prejudging outcome of Commission - AG

* CSE records highest ever price indices

* Minister Peiris to attend Shangri-La Dialogue

* Removal of US travel warning, a vote of confidence – Hillary Clinton

* Vice Premier of the State Council of China to visit SL

* SL, 3rd highest foreign investor in Bangladesh


  June 02, 2010

* President declares tax concessions

* Shares gain as Govt. slash taxes

* SL High Com objects innovative lies in NDTV feature

* Lord Naseby calls for vigilance over diaspora in UK

* Sri Lanka condemns attacks on Gaza bound boats

* Construction of Matara-Kataragama railway track to be expedited

* International probe on SL not only unfair but oppressive - Minister Peiris

* First ICC Match in USA features Lankan Team

* Vivek Oberoi urges film fraternity to attend IIFA 

* Jaffna Grand Mosque reopens after 20 yrs

* More Japanese assistance to IDPs


  June 01, 2010

* Amnesty International can't dictate terms to us, says Lankan minister

* Super fast train between the airport and Colombo

* Inflation drops further in May to 5.3%

* Tourism income to be more than double by 2015

* IIFA forum will give fillip to Indo-Lanka business links

* Lankan UN peace keepers honoured in Haiti

* Multi-religious committees at District level

* India Visa Application Centre in Kandy

* Shops for pavement hawkers

* 97% Bollywood stars confirmed for IIFA

* Rs. 375 billion for road development this year






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