July 2010

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  July 31, 2010

* Environment friendly grease & lubricants


  July 30, 2010

* All health challenges overcome within six years - President

* Ministers invite Japanese entrepreneurs to invest in SL 

* UK lifts travel restriction to North

* "Uda Walawe" now in UK - 'Share the magical aura of Sri Lanka'- Director of UK Zoo

* Emirates to fly Male-Colombo daily

* Post-conflict reconstruction boons construction sector

* IT market growing in double digits – UK report

* Sri Lanka can face GSP+ loss – Govt spokesman 

* Science & tech policy to boost economy 

* UNESCO to conserve Lumbini  

* Early Childhood Development National Policy


  July 29, 2010

* Sirimavo led SLFP through all weather - President

* Japan assures continuous support

* SriLankan wins award

* Refugee ship watched by US Canada officials – Toronto Star

* China sends experts to assist de-mining

* Kandy Esala Perahera, event not to be missed - British HC

* Highest ever EPF interest rate to be paid

* IT/BPO sector, a growth area for BOI


  July 28, 2010

* Ministers discuss tourism promotion with JATA

* CSE world's 2nd best performing stock market Crosses 5000 mark

* Sri Lanka is a nation standing with its own strength - President

* Respect laws of SL when travelling – British HC advises

* Ceylon Tourism Fund unveiled

* Mahela beats Sir Bradman

* Indian Stock Brokering Firm enters CSE

* Peliyagoda fish market to be opened


  July 27, 2010

* Ministers Peiris and Rajapaksa in Japan to strengthen relations

* Constitutional changes to reflect people’s needs - President

* Tea production increased

* Progress in repayment to Golden Key depositors  

* UK Visa Application Centre opened

* Jaffna Fort to be renovated


  July 26, 2010

* Terrorists do not follow rules of war – Deputy External Affairs Minister

* Halt disparities in teacher deployment - President

* Police to conduct nationwide registration

* De-mining continued 35,510 out of 300,000 resettled

* Sri Lanka, new winter destination for Belgium

* Vietnam to re-open SL embassy soon

* Mahaweli settlers to receive land ownership

* New hydropower project in Laxapana


  July 23, 2010

* Kudos to Murali from around the world

* Hindu street procession Adi Vel at Temple Trees

* SLTPB nominated for TTG Travel Awards

* Cabinet approvals

* World Bank VP positively receptive to Lanka’s funding needs

* CSE branch network performing well

* Promote rural craftsmanship - President

* Japanese scholarships to public officers


  July 22, 2010

* Sri Lanka is proud of this son of our soil – President congratulates Murali

* OPA expresses ‘grave concern’ over UN Advisory Committee

* Sri Lanka has unique opportunity for lasting peace – Blake

* Two Sri Lankan beaches make Forbes’ top 10

* Murali 800 – Congrats from President

* IDPs reduced from 300,000 to 36,110

* SL supports peaceful settlement of Palestinian issue - Kohona

* 50th anniversary of SL’s female premiership

* Sri Lanka to salvage shipwrecks 

* CPC to meet entire demand by 2015

* Remarried widows to obtain late husband’s pension


  July 21, 2010

* Robert Blake calls on President

* "Environmental Protection Unit" to combat dengue

* UN lacks transparency or accountability under Ban Ki Moon

* Tsunami warning towers in North  

* Gulf Air re-launches flights to SL  

* Upper Kotmale power project to be completed soon 

* Extinct primate found in Horton Plains


  July 20, 2010

* Knowledge based education built with emphasis on English – Education Minister

* Seize opportunity to consolidate business in Mauritius and Sri Lanka

* Seven Ambassadors / HC present credentials

* Nearly 400 ex-LTTE child combatants to sit A/L

* Govt boosts North transportation

* Robert Blake to arrive in Sri Lanka 


  July 19, 2010

* ‘English as a Life Skill’ second phase launched 

* Hindu street procession after 16 years 

* Nation’s survival depends on discipline - President 

* North, East record highest GDP growth rate

* Charity status revoked for funding LTTE

* Jaffna depot, island’s most profitable

* Rubber production increased

* Sri Lanka Pavilion Day at Expo 2010 Shanghai

* Interpol assistance to nab LTTE cadres

* Pilgrimage from North to South

* Nallur Hindu Temple festival next month

* Medium term sovereign rating strategy


  July 16, 2010

* Youth who serve the nation can look back with pride in future – President

* Sri LaRefugees with LTTE links pose dilemma – The Australian

* Reconciliation Commission to meet Kilinochchi officials

* Sri Lanka removed from marine war risk list

* SriLankan to increase frequencies and capacity – CEO

* SriLankan to resume flights to Kochi

* US announces grants program

* Boat rides in Mahaweli reservoirs to boost tourism

* Regional Development Bank launched  

* 'Time has come to use our knowledge and recourses' - President


  July 15, 2010

* Improve fish production balancing interests of consumers and fishermen

* Govt's highest financial allocation goes to North - President

* UK can do more in SL development - British High Com

* Development projects nearing completion in Anuradhapura

* Regional Industry Services Centre for North

* Factory closures not due to GSP Plus withdrawal

* Water Resources Museum to be established 

* Mega road revamp project launched

* Registration of vehicles up

* Beach parks to boost tourism

* Asia Micro Finance Forum in Colombo


  July 14, 2010

* IDPs reduced from 300,000 to 38,000

* Shed political differences, serve nation - President 

* Half of Lankan asylum seekers have ties to LTTE – The Australian

* Use local expertise to exploit renewable power resources – President  

* Over 1113 sq km de-mined in North 

* Oil exploration off Southern coast commenced

* Maldivian crisis throws light on constitutional checks and balances – Minister Peiris

* Australia takes further action to curb people smuggling

* US to support East local authorities

* Sri Lanka ‘Think Tanks’ to receive Canadian support

* “USS Pearl Harbour” in Sri Lanka

* Major development plan for Jaffna


  July 13, 2010

* Head of State should be responsible to Parliament – President

* Cabinet to meet in Kilinochchi tomorrow

* Australia should aid SL reconstruction rather than provide asylum – report in The Australian

* Lankan tea meets stringent quality standards – ICRC

* Tsunami drills in 14 Districts

* Colombo Port’s profit 1bn

* CB adjusts annual reserve money for stronger growth

* CB's Credit Guarantee Scheme to be operational


  July 12, 2010

* Reconciliation commission will heal wounds of conflict

* Govt ready to consider constructive EU proposals – Minister Peiris

* No mention of Advisory Commission in May 2009 SL- UNSG Jt Statement

* New houses for war heroes

* More fuel stations to North

* Tourism earnings increase

* Time is ripe for a partnership for progress – Defence Secretary

* CB reduces interest rates

* Navy rescues Chinese crew member


 July 09, 2010

“Sri Lanka reaffirms dialogue as way forward”

* Budget for 2010 passed

* Govt. assures safety and security of UN office - Minister G.L. Peiris

* SL refugee acceptance rate to fall with UNHCR guidelines - Aus PM

* Tourist arrivals increase by 48.4 % in first half 2010

* Respect Government role in civilian protection - Kohona at UNSC

* President as former SAARC leader helped resolve Maldives issue - Minister Peiris

* Fishing in Mullativu seas after 25 yrs

* Lanka to have sea planes soon

* Ministry Secretaries to discuss govt IT policy

* This is a land of great opportunities – Defence Secretary tells investors

* Cricket legend announces retirement


  July 08, 2010

* President mediates to resolve Maldives political crisis

* Sri Lanka's goodwill towards Maldives will always remain - President

* Govt welcomes UNHCR report on “Refugees” from North

* Australia to support Sri Lanka fight trafficking of people

* Progressive forces should rally around government at this crucial juncture – Democratic Left Front

* Prosperity can help drive reconciliation - SL Ambassador to USA

* Jaffna to develop as a knowledge hub

* France, Sri Lanka sign two contracts

* India to build low-cost houses in Lanka

* BOC in London


  July 07, 2010

* President Rajapaksa meets Maldives President Nasheed in Male

*President leaves for Maldives

* Govt. dealt with protest in compliance with domestic and international obligations - Government of Sri Lanka

* International forces obstructing country's development-President

* Tourists arrive in record number with end to conflict - IRIN

* Jayalalithaa reiterates opposition to LTTE

* Tougher measures to prevent dengue

* BOI projects focus five development areas

* Govt to popularize organic fertilizer


  July 06, 2010

* Sri Lankans from North no longer need refugee status - UNHCR

* UNIDO Chief satisfied with North, East progress

* Emergency extended by majority of 100 votes

* Earnings from exports grow by 24.2%

* Alternatives in place with GSP+ withdrawal – Govt spokesman


  July 05, 2010

* De La Rue venture indicates high investor confidence in Sri Lanka - Dr. Amunugama

* Niyaz Moulavi strived for a Sri Lanka sans differences – President

* Civil Admin to resettle IDPs in Jaffna HSZs

* Foreign employment increased

* CSE to hold high-profile Investor Forum

* Aus govt. to unveil tougher asylum rules


  July 04, 2010

* President returns after successful visit to Ukraine 

* Budget 2010 : 2nd reading passed by majority of 63 votes


  July 02, 2010

* Ukraine to extend space technology to Sri Lanka

* Commitment and dedication of people will resolve conflicts - President

* Sri Lanka can handle its own problems - China

* Reconciliation Commission to hold public hearings in crisis affected areas

* Cultural renaissance in North & East with defeat of terrorism - President

* Sustainable econ development must include social progress and justice - President

* Inflation drops in June

* Sri Lanka can handle its own problems - China

* Brigadier Medawala, new Military Spokesman

* Sri Lanka will be world’s best place to invest - German Ambassador

* Sri Lanka performs first liver transplant

* Sri Lanka to host World Spice Food Festival 2010

* Import tax reduction, important step for tax simplification - CCC 


  July 01, 2010

* Sri Lanka-Ukraine relations reflect East and West cooperation – Ukraine President

* Sri Lanka teas fetch world’s highest price

* Pak-SL trade to reach $1bn

* European Parliament members back SL on GSP+

* Sri Lanka’s strategic location offers unique advantages to foreign investors - President

* WB assistance to develop renewable energy projects

* Saudi tourists to Sri Lanka increase






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