August 2010

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  August 31, 2010

* Cabinet approves Constitutional amendments

* Asylum seeker failed to demonstrate ‘existence of subjective fear’

* SL made progress in preventing human trafficking – US report

* ‘Operation Pacific Angel-Sri Lanka’ concludes

* Colombo Port to improve productivity & South

* Road project between North & South

 

  August 30, 2010

* Tamil refugee seekers transiting in Thailand – The Globe and Mail

* Paradigm shift in economic policy since 2005 - Dr. P B Jayasundera

* Knowledge sharing, vital for sustainable peace – Secretary to President

* Luxembourg seeks greater engagement in SL

* Govt develops Jaffna uni

* SL to bid for Commonwealth Games 2018

 

  August 27, 2010

* Be efficient to keep up with govt’s development drive – President tells SLAS officials

* Substantial progress in resettlement and de-mining – Buhne

* India and Sri Lanka review progress of joint projects

* India, SL for increased cooperation in tourism

* Lanka, heading to a new era – Actg Indian High Comm 

* Colombo Port to improve cargo handling facility

* Kandy Esala Perahera earns international acclaim - President

* CB drafts mobile phone payment guidelines 

 

  August 26, 2010

* Sri Lanka tops charts for UK tourists – Times of London

* 2011 Cricket World Cup in Kheththarama

* Terrorists may resort to piracy – Kohona

* Sri Lanka, a 'Cinderella story’ – MD Calamander Capital

* TN releases 10 more fishermen

* Special education programmes for ex-LTTE combatants

* Tax revenue soars after vehicle import tax cut - Finance Ministry

* End of conflict, opportunity for lasting peace – Indian External Minister

 

  August 25, 2010

* Bravery of soldiers helped prevent holocaust of 300,000 civilians – Jayantha Dhanapala

* IMF projects strong economic growth in SL

* IDPs drop to 33,000 800 resettled today

* RCMP close to nabbing organizers of smuggling ring

* 2nd consignment of flood relief to Pakistan

* CB celebrates Diamond Jubilee

* No room for hate politics - President

 

  August 23, 2010

* Gov. committed to provide opportunities for all – Prof. Wijesinha

* Expert assistance to restore Sigiriya frescoes - President

* Bishops commend speedy resettlement of IDPs

* Negligence of Tamil language a root cause of the conflict – Manel Abeysekera

* Tamils playing us for fools ; refugees go back to SL for vacation – Canadian report

* SL Embassy in Washington launches “Signature Tours” from US

* We've been duped by the Tamils – Editorial Comment

* SL fully prepared to assist Pakistan - Kohona

* Canada missed chances to stop Tamil migrant ship – National Post

* Upgrading Galle-Matara railway line inaugurated

* China to develop N & E hospitals

 

  August 21, 2010

* Communication breakdown lead to conflict

 

  August 20, 2010

* SL Ambassador in US refutes AI allegations; ‘Accusations come easy without facts’

* LLRC has important role in post-conflict accountability process – UK FCO

* SL would achieve double digit growth soon - Mahindra

* Mahindra to enter SL's rural financial sector

* CB to reduce Reverse Repurchase rate

* RS.1098mn for Colombo water supply system

* Minister Rajapaksa expresses gratitude for UN assistance

* Asylum seekers stretch Canadian legal service’s workload

* Sri Lanka and India to have more diplomatic offices

* New 90% IDPs resettled in North – Bhune

 

  August 19, 2010

* New secretariat complex for Highway Ministry

* Lankan asylum seekers should be assessed individually - UNHCR

* Sri Lanka, best country in South Asia 66th in the world

* Captain of Sun Sea has links to Tigers

* Kumbal Perahera ends today Randoli tomorrow

* Mahindra Group to invest in Sri Lanka

* No consultation with military before signing CFA – Former Defence Sec

* Sri Lankan fishing firm nets British award

* Presidential Commission on student's death: Representations called

* Colombo Dockyard constructs more vessels

* Medawachchiya-Madhu rail track to be rebuilt

* Kelaniya Uni wins MTI start-up venture contest

* LTTE deliberately targeted CCHA members – Minister Samarasinghe

 

  August 18, 2010

* CSE hits new record

* Defence Secretary refutes land grab allegation

* Canada still probing 'Ocean Lady

* LTTE sympathisers sentenced in India

* Canadian PM gets tough with asylum seekers ‘Security concerns significant’

* Domestic airports to be renovated

* India assists North railway construction

* Another wind-power plant in Puttalam

 

  August 17, 2010

* SL HCoSri Lanka, a model for humanitarian work – Defence Secretary

* Sri Lanka's foreign reserves increase to US$5.8bn 

* Sri Lanka open for business as FCO removes travel warnings - Daily Mail 

* SL HCom in Canada calls for greater intelligence sharing on migrants

* President launches BASL website 

* Business is booming in North - Time magazine 

* More aircrafts for SriLankan

* Asylum seekers will no longer receive legal aid - UK Justice Sec

* GSP+ loss, not a problem to do business - Italian Ambassador

* US Military team on humanitarian & partnership mission

 

  August 16, 2010

* British HC visits Mannar with travel restrictions lifted 

* Major human smuggling racket behind MV Sun Sea

* Intl' community should support Lanka – Chinese FM

* MV Sun Sea intercepted

* Canada plans new rules for boat migrants

* LLRC records from North

* Magampura Port, SL’s 2nd international Port

* Kumbal Perahera 2nd day

 

  August 15, 2010

* What fills this port is the future prosperity of our nation – President at Hambantota Port ceremony

* President inaugurates water filling of Hambantota harbour basin

* President confirms sentence on Fonseka

 

  August 14, 2010

* Public policies successful in levelling social welfare - WB

* Projects to boost irrigation & water supply

* New building complexes for universities

 

  August 13, 2010

* Tourist arrivals increase by 50% in July

* SL provides cheapest broadband facility

* Migrant ship, grave security threat to Canada – SL High Com

* LTTE uses refugee system to lure supporters – Former Canadian HC

* LTTE recruited child soldiers in large number during CFA period – Dr. Wijemanna

* Fonseka found guilty and cashiered

* Every assistance will be provided for the development in construction sector – President

* CB to issue US$1000mn worth Int’l Sovereign Bond

* Buddhist Pali Uni will bring much fame to Lanka – President

* Anandasangaree praises military

 

  August 12, 2010

* Our goals; peace, prosperity and true reconciliation - SL Govt.

* Eastern universities upgraded 

* 50 acre island off H’tota Port

* Peace and stability enable further assistance from China - Chinese Vice-Premier

* Migrant ship maybe engaged in human smuggling - Canadian official

* Aspirations of youth are now being fulfilled – President

 

  August 11, 2010

* Sail to peace and tranquility through rocks of communal disharmony – Chairman LLRC

* CFA was signed in haste with least discussion of text – Ambassador Goonatilake

* Asylum seekers likely to spend several months in jails

* President meets Opposition Leader

* Strict measures against exploitation of women & children - President

* New properties and housing for families with Hambantota Port construction 

* Programme to prevent road accidents

* Qatar, Sri Lanka for bilateral air service

* Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva removed from Portfolio

* Fish harvest increase

 

  August 10, 2010

* UN panel 'uncalled for' - High Commissioner Kariyawasam

* Prevent terrorists from abusing Canada's refugee system - Canadian Minister

* UN staff has no confidence in Ban Ki-moon

* Public viewing of Hambantota Port ends today

* Sri Lanka and Canada on alert over ship carrying illegal Lankan immigrants

* Take advantage of SL's peace & political stability - Minister Peiris to China's Intelligentsia

* SriLankan, best Airline Operator in South Asia

* Sri Lanka, an exciting investment opportunity - BAF Manager

* Jaffna de-mining to be completed soon

* Flood relief from Sri Lanka to Pakistan

* Impact of rate reduction gauged before next move – CB Governor  

* Cod Bay harbour to be completed soon

 

  August 09, 2010

* More than 80,000 houses to be built in 2011

* Fulfill the aspirations of the people - President tells his legislators

* Mexican Police Rescue Sri Lankans

* One-man Commission to probe University student's death

* Tamilnadu releases Lankan fishermen

* Pro-LTTE rival groups clash in Oslo

* First ship will enter Hambantota Port in November

* Rs.1319mn for ‘Samurdhi Gammana 3060’ project

* Grand Night Bazaar opens in Colombo

 

  August 06, 2010

* First Public Sitting of Lessons Learnt Commission

* LTTE's global financial network still intact - US State Department

* Maritime nations should be extra cautious of asylum seekers – Defence Secretary 

* Priority for rapid irrigation development, preserving flora and fauna - President 

* SL missions to monitor hijacked crew conditions  

* Canada, US to take action on refugee ship

* Five more Vidatha centres soon

* Sri Lanka Day 2010 in LA, USA

* Sabaragamuwa agri & dairy farming to be developed

 

  August 05, 2010

 * Rs.1319mn for ‘Samurdhi Gammana 3060’ project

* Grand Night Bazaar opens in Colombo

 

  August 06, 2010

* First Public Sitting of Lessons Learnt Commission

* LTTE's global financial network still intact - US State Department

* Maritime nations should be extra cautious of asylum seekers – Defence Secretary 

* Priority for rapid irrigation development, preserving flora and fauna - President 

* SL missions to monitor hijacked crew conditions  

* Canada, US to take action on refugee ship

* Five more Vidatha centres soon

* Sri Lanka Day 2010 in LA, USA

* Sabaragamuwa agri & dairy farming to be developed

 

  August 05, 2010

* Two Opposition MPs join government

* Wide area of cooperation for G15 – President’s Secretary

* US, Sri Lanka for joint humanitarian assistance

* Expedite Colombo Port project – President tells officials

* Sri Lanka has best deals for constructions - EC Harris

* Oil drilling to start in 2Q of 2011

* Cabinet approvals

* BOI approval for two tourist hotels 

* Pali Language Development Authority soon 

* Ottawa to bear $10mn cost on pro-LTTE protests 

* Expedite Colombo Port project – President tells officials

 

  August 04, 2010

* LTTE attempting to play transnational terrorist game

* UK joins US in lifting last remaining travel restrictions in SL

* Security restrictions in Gurunagar lifted

* New conservation project for Deegavapi

* Boat service from Pooneryn to Jaffna

* Gama Neguma completes nearly 9000 projects

* Focus on eco-friendly power - President

* Emergency extended Govt confiscating LTTE assets – PM

* US$1,000mn International Sovereign Bond

* BOI to focus on National Development Goals

 

  August 03, 2010

* Diplomatic Corps to assist biodiversity project

* President assures assistance to Pak flood victims

* President instructs to add 500 buses to SLTB fleet

* Sri Lankan honoured by US State Department

* Inflation drops further in July

* Lanka’s IT market shows excellent progress – Intel Vice President

* USAID assists North development

 

  August 02, 2010

* President condoles Pak on plane crash

* Reconsider Kandy traffic plan - President tells authorities

* Australian Navy arrests illegal Tamil migrants - Refugee ship to Canada closely watched

* Central Highlands, a World Heritage

* Trinco Port jetty opened

* New look for Colombo with LTTE’s demise – Dr. Kohona 

* Export revenue growth rate increased 

* Ransom to be paid for Saudi ship crew’s release

* Batti lagoon mangroves to be restored  

* LTTE didn’t negotiate honestly - Dr. Maheswaran

* Japan to consider free trade with Lanka

 
 
   
   

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