September 2010

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  September 30, 2010

* President endorses Fonseka’s sentence

* Canada should get tough on human smuggling - Former Canadian diplomat

* SL at forefront of developing countries – Jap MPs

* Over 400 ex-LTTE cadres to be released

* Programme to rehabilitate war widows

* SriLankan Air Taxi takes to the skies again

* Minister seeks Indian assistance to develop Jaffna Uni

* De-mined paddy fields given back to farmers


  September 29, 2010

* Global Investors’ demand exceeds USD 6 bn in 14 hrs - CB

* President returns after successful visit

* IDPs drop to 24, 280

* External Affairs Minister meets counterparts

* Sri Lanka Guest-of-Honour at France trade fair

* Magampura Port project progressing well

* Lanka to get Russian nuclear power technology


  September 28, 2010

* Maldives grateful for Lanka’s support ‘Int’l community should support SL reconciliation’

* No reason for people to flee Lanka -Minister Peiris tells Canadian counterpart  

* CSE crosses 7000 mark

* G-15 must reposition for higher performance – Prof. Peiris

* World Tourism Day celebrated

* Schools open in HSZs 


  September 27, 2010

* President meets Hungarian leader  

* Portugal to help develop SL tourism

* Double win for Sri Lanka holidays 

* International rating agencies upgrade Sri Lanka - CB

* President meets expatriates in Houston

* Sri Lanka introducing upmarket treats – ttglive

* Lanka, a competitive tourist destination – Taj Hotel Vice President

* Sri Lanka embarked on rapid development – Minister Peiris

* Malaysia- Sri Lanka to build business partnerships


  September 26, 2010

* Top US Business Leaders meet President in NY 

* Lanka on course for peace, prosperity


  September 25, 2010

* Productive talks between President and Ban Ki-Moon

* Opportunity for Sri Lanka as China’s labour costs rise – President to The Wall Street Journal

* IMF approves US$ 212.5 mn

* SA region reflects rich & varied plurality - Actg External Affairs Minister


  September 24, 2010

* Rajiv's killing was Tigers death-knell - Indian Express Editor

* CB directs banks to reduce lending rates

* Sri Lankan pipe case sells for record price in UK

* Now 18th Amendment is law

* Ottawa eyes ‘mass arrival’ category for asylum seekers

* CSE recorded a 100% growth

* SriLankan to launch services to Guangzhou

* Thailand to help sugar industry

* Rs.315mn BOI venture to be opened


  September 23, 2010

* Sri Lanka pursues nation-wide agenda of renewal – President

* Sri Lanka on track to achieve MDGs by 2015

* Turkish construction expertise for Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka already attained, or on track to attain MDGs - President tells MDGs Summit

* Jamaica admires Sri Lanka’s lead in defeating terrorism


  September 22, 2010

* Iran – Sri Lanka: Re-affirmation of strong bonds

* Radhika welcomes situation of former child soldiers

* Sri Lanka and Norway in fresh relationship

* UNGA meets today to discuss biodiversity


  September 21, 2010

* Soft loans for dairy farmers

* New court complexes island wide

* CSE at new peak

* Refugee smuggler sentenced in Australia

* Sri Lanka in forefront of MDG agenda

* Qatar ready to assist Sri Lankan development – Emir assures President


  September 20, 2010

* President to address MDG Summit and UNGA

* LLRC holds public sessions in North

* Russian President expresses sorrow on Karadiyanaru tragedy 

* Sri Lanka making ‘amazing progress’ - Buhne

* LLRC holds public sessions in North

* SL has a historic opportunity for economic development – Butenis

* Japan gives Rs.57mn for childhood care

* Tourists visiting SL's national parks doubled this year

* Economic development is indispensable for HR promotion - AG

* Further economic growth this year – Minister Rajapaksa


  September 17, 2010

* Sri Lanka records highest growth rate in 8 yrs

* I am glad country is now at peace - Daya Master to BBC

* Secretary to President elected as Chairman of CTO

* Accidental blast claims over 20 lives

* Norway rejected Lanka’s proposals - Dr. John Gooneratne

* Canada’s migrant lawyers face money crunch

* Implementing 18th Amendment to the Constitution:


  September 16, 2010

* President leaves to attend UNGA

* As IDP numbers drop in Sri Lanka Canada 'target destination' for human smuggling – Toronto Sun

* Any country facing terrorism should follow Lankan model – Defence Secy

* Saudi to assist Kalu Ganga project

* IDPs reduced to 25,260 from over 280,000


  September 15, 2010

* India assists water harvesting project in Katunayaka

* Standard & Poor's recognizes Lanka’s strengthening finances

* No room for child combatants in any part of post–conflict Sri Lanka - AG

* Improvement in HR in SL - Alistair Burt

* Contribute to make Sri Lanka the Wonder of Asia – President tells prisoners

* Changes to ease life in former conflict areas - LLRC to President

* Buddhist, Judaist discussion will lay foundation for lasting friendship - Kohona

* UN SG calls on world leaders to attend MDG summit

* Special unit to bust drug-terror


  September 14, 2010

* End of conflict opened door for reconstruction and development - Forbes

* Canadian govt. warned of ‘perfect storm’ of human smuggling

* Tourist arrivals up in August

* Comprehensive policy to boost agriculture - President

* UNGA opens 65th Session today

* Not enough publicity for Muslims evicted by LTTE - Manik de Silva

* Language at core of communal disharmony - CWC

* Technical courses for ex-LTTE combatants


  September 13, 2010

* Sri Lanka among the widely connected countries in South Asia - President

* Sri Lanka tops Asian Charity League 

* CSE market capitalization hits new record 

* Poverty further decreases in nine districts

* Passage of 18th Amendment entirely an internal matter – Sri Lanka tells US 

* Sri Lanka moves up in Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011 

* More families resettled in de-mined areas 

* Development should fulfill public aspirations - President 

* Further steps to develop fishing industry 

* No training for LeT in Sri Lanka – Defence Secy 

* Foreign investors eye Magampura harbour

* President instructs to release elderly prisoners

* Commonwealth health ministers to meet in Colombo

* SL to host World Buddhist Federation

* Forces maintained zero civilian casualty rate at all times – Service Commanders


 September 10, 2010

* Constitutional Council was anything but apolitical – Minister Peiris

* Govt. go ahead to HR National Action Plan Positive and far-reaching recommendations made

* Muslim community has contributed much to the progress of Sri Lanka - President


  September 09, 2010

* Tamil refugee claimant rejected, facing deportation – Toronto Sun

* Nation-wide campaign in Canada against human trafficking

* SL’s sea area fully opened for fishing

* Another Tamil migrant suspected of being an LTTE member

* WB approves US$ 57.4mn for SME development

* Japan to fund early childhood care projects


  September 08, 2010

* Parliament approves 18th Amendment with overwhelming majority

* 18th Amendment enhances the people’s franchise – legal analysts

* Canada seeks partnerships to counter human trafficking

* Tamil refugees returning to Lanka because it’s safe – Toronto Sun

* No interruptions to development from political instability - President

* More LLRC public sittings in N & E

* Cabinet approves grants for resettled families

* CB to increase minimum capital requirement of licensed banks


  September 07, 2010

* No referendum needed – Supreme Court

* Deal with mass arrivals – Canadian PM tells Ministers

* Indian Army Chief commends resettlement process

* Govt to launch Job Fair for ex-LTTE combatants

* Finance Ministry formulates three-year development strategy


  September 06, 2010

* Supremacy of Parliament better assured by 18th Amendment – President

* No disparities in providing education – President trafficking 

* Indian Abusing Canada's generosity ‘utterly unacceptable’ – Canada Public Safety Ministry

* US Amb commends Govt. dedication to end human trafficking 

* Canada promises new laws on human trafficking - Toronto Sun

* Indian Army Chief in SL  

* Ambassadors’ Signature Tour concludes 

* Houses distributed to war heroes’ families 


  September 03, 2010

* Christianity made major contribution to education, spiritual and moral enhancement – President 

* People smuggler tells court of bribes

* SLPA records highest container handling

* World Spice Food Festival concludes

* Vadamarachchi gets 10mn worth leather factory


  September 02, 2010

* We have brought a people-centered constitution to build the Nation – President

* Sri Lanka, a terrific spot for wildlife, cuisine and culture – CNN Go

* Benefit from Sri Lanka’s tremendous potential - Rao

* Fewer boats from Sri Lanka - Sydney Morning Herald

* Lawsuit against Rajaratnam proceeds

* Vadamarachchi demining completes

* Moment is opportune for SL to reap economic benefits - NAMAL CEO

* Lakshman Jayakody, tower of strength to SLFP - President

* Workers’ remittances increase first half 2010 - CB

* John Rankin, new British High Commissioner


  September 01, 2010

* Indian investor interest rising – President

* Do not let down people’s expectations – President tells Councillors

* Use resources of motherland to make country self-sufficient - President

* Canadian Police probe LTTE links – Toronto Sun 

* IDPs drop to 28,659

* India, SL addressing fishermen’s issues humanely and practically – Krishna

* India stood with SL in responding to post-conflict challenges - Rao

* SC decision on Constitutional Amendments today

* Germany charge LTTE supporters

* Minister Peiris meets Saudi Ambassador

* Yunnan Governor in SL






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