October 2010

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  October 30, 2010

* Fonseka’s election petition dismissed in limine

* “Lakshadweep Sea” flagged off


  October 29, 2010

* One law for all – President

* Export earnings highest in August 2010

* Low mine threat in Lanka compared to Asian states - IRIN

* SL goal: Promoting national integration, ensuring empowerment – MP Wijesinha

* Sri Lanka among safest after terrorism defeat - Gomin Dayasiri at LLRC

* SL has higher than optimum foreign reserves - CB Governor

* Refugee arrivals from Lanka decline – TN Police 'More return home'

* Per capita income doubled by 2015

* SL to promote green sports

* Two Northern roads re-open after 30 yrs

* Tamil Nadu justifies ban on LTTE


  October 28, 2010

* Australia to process alleged refugees regionally

* LLRC proposals: Inter-Advisory Committee to facilitate early implementation 

* Govt's reintegration programme for ex-combatants unparalleled - Shavendra Silva at UN

* Paucity of int'l norms to protect domestic workers - Kohona

* Lanka's overall financial system in good shape – CB Governor

* Immigration goes hi-tech

* Tuticorin-Colombo ferry service soon

* National policy for research and development


  October 27, 2010

* Sri Lanka's stock investors increase

* Lanka overcoming polarization, distrust - Buhne

* Sri Lanka shows improvement in Corruption Index

* Taxation report to President

* Hydro Power firms' IPO generate high demand

* Security check points removed

* Lanka to reduce dependency on EU, USA for exports - EDB


  October 26, 2010

* Tamil lessons to govt officers

* Integrate uni students into society as a disciplined lot - President

* UK Parliamentarians hail remarkable post-conflict progress in SL

* Sri Lanka successfully controlled negative consequences of post-conflict scenario – Minister Peiris

* President writes to Saudi King seeking clemency for Rizana

* Public to view construction site of second intl airport

* Task force to prevent Drug smuggling

* Sri Lanka receives 20 bids for satellite-based vessel monitoring system

* Projects to boost Estate Sector


  October 25, 2010

* Provide 24 hour OPD services - President instructs health authorities

* Lankan refugees returning from India – UN data

* Refugees still going home for holidays – Toronto Sun

* More industrial villages open

* Hidden agendas of flawed rights groups should be exposed - Minister Samarasinghe

* Lankan Airwomen make history

* Tourists to Wilpattu on the rise


  October 24, 2010

* Be alive to non-traditional threats too: Indian President

* Lankan Navy Chief in India


  October 22, 2010

* Do not let another Prabhakaran grow - Texas Tamil Attorney tells President

* Speed up road development projects – President instructs officials


  October 21, 2010

* LTTE supporting Maoist activities - Indian govt tells tribunal 'Pose danger to sovereignty and unity of India'

* Canadian laws get tougher against human smugglers

* Gassing out untruths by Sri Lanka Guardian

* All efforts taken to resolve land issues – EP Chief Minister to LLRC

* Beacon of light to a better Sri Lanka – President to Cardinal-elect

* Do away with negative attitudes – President

* ICG, AI & HRW has broader targeted agenda against Govt - Ministry of External Affairs

* Lanka's economic recovery gaining momentum - IMF 'Strong improvement in fiscal performance'

* Norochcholai power plant nearing completion

* New technologies for 2011 Census

* Encourage more investment from UK – Actg. Minister tells delegation

* Minister Peiris refutes LTTE Propaganda in London

* Over 1100 development projects in Gampaha

* China to assist in hydro power project


  October 20, 2010

* President congratulates new Cardinal of Sri Lanka

* Rights groups displayed most unattractive attitude – Minister Peiris

* Peace dividends should be enjoyed by all - President 'Serve public equally'

* IDPs now down to 18,799

* Highest allocations for defence, highways

* Samurdhi recipient numbers decline

* Major water supply projects in Kalutara


  October 19, 2010

* Japan relaxes Travel Advice to North

* Lanka receives rave review from "The Location Guide"

* All parties in UK ready to help Sri Lanka today - CPA UK  

* Appropriation Bill presented

* SL to relax foreign-exchange rules - CB Governor tells Bloomberg

* Lanka prepares for rebirth of tourism industry - The Independent

* Australia needs world's toughest asylum policies - Aus Immigration Minister

* Man convicted for trying to purchase arms for LTTE

* Murugan Kovil restored after 12 yrs

* US, Canadian tour operators re-discover Sri Lanka

* Tamils responding favourably to govt efforts of reconstruction - Minister Peiris

* CB to maintain policy interest rates unchanged

* Lanka-India ferry service soon


  October 18, 2010

* Hand back responsibilities - President tells failed administrators 

* SL, substantial progress on MDGs - UN  

* Holding company to acquire Golden Key Companies' assets

* Further efforts to empower youth with language skills - President

* Equitable fund distribution in SL; best health indicators in SA - Kohona

* India funded housing project in progress

* Military skills now deployed for humanitarian purposes – Defence Secretary

* Over 4600 ex-LTTE cadres rehabilitated

* US to help protect Lankans from counterfeit drugs

* Minister Peiris visits UK

* Get tough with bogus asylum-seekers – Defence Secretary tells Australia

* Sri Lanka ensures equity to minorities – Minister Peiris 

* Lanka's exhibits at UNESCO commemoration

* Ottawa monitors 2nd boatload of illegal migrant


  October 17, 2010

* Sri Lankan expats in UK to partner in national progress 


  October 15, 2010

* Judge us on performance, not prejudice – LLRC to AI, HRW and ICG

* President participates at CWG closing : Only Head of State to be invited 

* Remarkable strides on MDG targets of gender equality - Kohona

* Further progress in Indo-Sri Lanka bilateral relations

* President meets Lankan medal winners 

* India the pivot of our foreign policy – GL

* UK & Sri Lanka, partners in prosperity – British DHC 

* Tamils detained in Thailand face deportation 

* Lanka-Korea to promote bilateral tourism

* Flatbeds and AVOD on SriLankan

* Lanka’s largest saltern in Trincomalee


  October 14, 2010

* Asylum seekers are economic migrants – Minister Peiris tells Toronto Star

* US has positive role in SL trade and investment – US rep

* President leaves for India

* Lanka's disaster resilience improved - Buhne

* UK geared to partner with Lankan businesses  

* Lankan performs at European Parliament

* SL will achieve econ development goals – Japanese Minister

* SriLankan to get more aircraft

* India elected to UN Security Council

* India releases 10 more fishermen

* Christian writers honoured


  October 13, 2010

* Manju Wanniarachchi wins Gold - Congratulations from President

* New Govt after Nov 19 - President 

* Sri Lanka among top 20 in gender equality

* IDPs now down to 19,979

* SL ranks high in Global Hunger Index

* Govt commitment to pluralistic democracy seen by speedy development - MP Wijesinha

* Rule of Law enhances quality of human existence - Kohona 

* US business road show in SL

* First Lady to address Summit

* Education, a fundamental Human Right - Minister Gunawardana

* Colombo to be beautified


  October 12, 2010

* Consider public suggestions for development work - President  

* Situation in SL not as dire as some allege – Former Canadian Ambassador

* President Honoured Guest at CWG closing 

* AIT to establish satellite campus 

* Lanka's extremely high literacy rate commendable - UNESCO DG

* Thai authorities arrest over 150 Tamil migrants - The Globe and Mail

* Investors show keen interest in SL – CB Governor

* International cooperation important in combating terrorism - Kohona

* First Lady in Malaysia

* Town development projects underway

* 1000 Handicraft Villages to be set up


  October 11, 2010

* Bring idle factories under BOI - President instructs State officials

* Sri Lankan refugees keen to return home – UNHCR Dep Rep

* Sri Lanka brews world's largest cup of tea 

* Canada re-detains alleged LTTE cadre

* Magampura Harbour connected to sea

* Country to shift away from quantity targets - CB Governor

* Sri Lanka first in breast feeding

* Buddhism, SL's biggest gift to world - President

* First Ladies meet in Malaysia


  October 09, 2010

* DMK Councillor arrested for attempt to smuggle Tamil Lankans

* Tourist arrivals up 24.6% in September


  October 08, 2010

* Speed of IDP resettlement beats global average - Ambassador to US

* Magampura Port water filling completed

* Do not allow children to be intolerant - President

* Canada to unveil law to deter illegal migrants

* Provide facilities to returned civilians – Harim Peiris

* No-Confidence Motion defeated

* 100% electrification coverage in NC province soon


  October 07, 2010

* Create a generation which respects all religions – President tells teachers

* Majority of IDPs returned to places of origin - EC

* Fitch forecasts 7.2% GDP growth

* Home-grown strategies successful in achieving MDGs - Kohona

* Task Force to curb illegal migration

* Another Tamil smuggling ship headed to Canada?

* Govt to purchase Shell Gas Lanka shares


  October 06, 2010

* Sri Lanka achieves end September targets under IMF-SBA

* First IT paper in 2011

* IDPs drop to 23,352

* Lankan delegation in Malaysia to promote tourism

* Gulf Air recommences flights to Colombo

* "Mobile Library Service" in Jaffna


  October 05, 2010

* Language should not be a barrier in solving problems - President

* Expatriates continue to return to peaceful Lanka - Sri Lankan Ambassador to US

* LTTE global network remains intact – Prof. Gunaratne  

* New model for English teaching

* Singaporean Investment Bank buys UDA debentures

* SL on track to achieve MDGs fast - Indian HC 

* Political stability makes Lanka a business hub - Minister Peiris

* Heritage sites preserved

* Large paddy harvest expected from North 


  October 04, 2010

* Govt committed to build law-abiding society - President

* Europe, SL relationship old and strong - EC President

* Future Sri Lanka holds promise - Blake 

* US, SL Private-Public Partnership Conference soon 

* New facility for Anuradhapura hospital 

* No major negative impact to SL from loss of GSP+ - Bangladesh apparel chief

* Derive benefits from Lanka’s inherent potential – Minister Peiris tells NY Asia Society

* Sri Lanka seen from the eyes of a Chinese

* Several Eastern roads completing reconstruction


  October 02, 2010

* CSE, world’s top performer 


  October 01, 2010

* Universal Children's Day Open all paths to mother Lanka’s children – President tells adults

* SL’s vibrant SMEs sector can play key role in development – WB 

* Canadian Police to lay human smuggling charges against Sun Sea  

* Govt committed to nurture artistes and literature - President

* Govt to promote local seed production 

* CB implements deposit insurance scheme

* Triumph over terrorism teaches valuable lessons - Defence Secretary

* SLIIT in Bangladesh & Jaffna 

* ICT aid for complaints

* SL to enact International Convention for Suppression of Nuclear Terrorism

* Achchuveli industrial estate soon

* President directs legislative measures to curb child labour






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