November 2010

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  November 30, 2010

* Inter-Agency Committee holds first session

* Pakistan-SL trade to reach US$ 500m

* Indian Bank, Jaffna open next month

* President arrives in London

* Sound peace education system vital - Weeramantry

* Strengthen cooperation in counter terrorism - Pakistan Foreign Minister

* Dramatic rise in visitors - SLTPB

* More lands in A’pura ready for paddy

* Indian schools to Lankan students


  November 29, 2010

* Northern Railway reconstruction commences

* President leaves for London

* Towards a Tri-lingual Sri Lanka

* Indian consulates in Hambantota & Jaffna

* Guarantee Scheme for Cultivation loans


  November 28, 2010

* Sri Lanka - Pakistan sign four agreements


  November 27, 2010

* China banks on Sri Lanka peace dividend

* Pakistan President arrives


  November 26, 2010

* President meets Indian External Affairs Minister: Indian Credit line for Northern Railway

* Tamil Parties' Forum meet President on Reconciliation

* Our relations are poised to develop further in an all round manner – Indian External Affairs Minister

* SL has best transparent & accountable budget in South Asia - Open Budget Index 2010

* Indian External Affairs Minister arrives

* Budget 2011 for stability, knowledge economy – Treasury Secy

* Multiple Visa for investors and businessmen

* SL gateway to economic opportunities – Prof. Peiris

* CB and Bangladesh sign MoU for Anti – Money Laundering

* Accelerated N & E contribution to GDP is vital – Dr. Fernando


  November 25, 2010

* SL re-elected to UNESCAP ICT Committee chairmanship

* 'War Criminal' – SL refutes NY Post

* Sri Lanka shines bright in the Royal engagement

* LLRC to begin hearings in Trinco

* Healthy citizens for nation's development - President

* Japan assists reconstruction of East bridges

* Remove societal menaces to protect women - President

* Many investment incentives from Budget – Minister Rajapaksa

* International relations at unprecedented heights – Prof. Peiris

* ‘Cormorant Strike’ by Combined Forces

* Private sector should grab business opportunities - Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B.Jayasundera


  November 24, 2010

* SL refugee acceptance rate: plummets 'Canada 'sick and tired' of human smugglers abusing system'

* Rupee rise after FX control easing

* India extends ban on LTTE

* President's concern for development, transparent – letters to The Hindu Editor

* Indian Bank to open more branches

* Demining assistance from US

* Three wheelers to war heroes

* Language lessons to public, private sector


  November 23, 2010

* Menik Farm Zone-2 closed: Vavuniya IDPs drop to 16, 531

* Int'l community must help bring communities together – President to Hindu

* Indian PM felicitates President

* Work efficiently to realize President's vision- Sec. Weeratunga

* Mobile consular services for SL refugees in TN

* Litro's primary aim is service - Batagoda

* Foreign exchange controls relaxed

* LTTE forced us to inflate injury figures - Dr. Shanmugarajah at LLRC


  November 22, 2010

* Budget boost for exports and foreign investment: Commitment to trilingual Sri Lanka

* All benefits to whole nation – President to Hindu

* New Inclusive Cabinet for tasks ahead

* Sri Lanka is itself a perfect brew – Daily Mail

* Sri Lankan holiday, a varied experience – Newsweek

* Journalist thrown out of pro-LTTE meeting

* Belgian Week 2010 commences: Large Belgian business delegation in Sri Lanka

* President reappoints Weeratunga, Senarath

* Sri Lankan Ladies Conker all

* India assists SLCoast Guard Force

* Compensation for terrorist victims expedited

* Archbishop elevated to Cardinal

* New Cabinet swearing-in today


  November 21, 2010

* President to present relief & development oriented budget


  November 19, 2010

* Comment: Regaining the nation’s future

* Queen felicitates President

* United in peace, lets build a great nation - President

* Financial liberalisation measures will be implemented to sustain economic boom – CB Governor

* President Mahinda Rajapaksa moves to second term

* Sri Lanka has a high growth potential – Malaysian economist

* Move to empower NE youth


  November 18, 2010

* President's birthday, today

* Magampura Port, new symbol of friendship – Chinese special envoy

* Magampura takes its place in maritime maps of the world – President

* Japan assistance for North

* India signs MoU for IDP housing project

* SL business delegates in UK

* Americans show interest in touring Lanka

* Construction of 2nd phase begins

* Illegal asylum seekers detained in TN


  November 17, 2010

* Spirit of unity embodied in Haj pilgrimage -President

* WFB Grand Medal of Honour presented to President

* Corporate sector joins 'Deyata Sevena'

* Tourist arrivals up October

* Ceremonial berthing of vessel tomorrow

* Millions join Hajj pilgrimage


  November 16, 2010

* Sri Lanka shows commitment to fight global warming – President

* SL misDevise global solution to human smuggling – Canadian PM tells APEC 

* Rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres reintegrated soon

* SL missions join tree planting campaign

* Sri Lanka gas IPO draws first-timers

* CB to maintain policy interest rates unchanged


  November 15, 2010

* Sounds & flavours of Lanka in Rome

* Mass tree planting campaign begins

* Special mass in Bethlehem to bless President Rajapaksa

* Deepa Mehta to shoot Midnight's Children in Sri Lanka

* IMF outlook on SL positive – IMF

* Govt assists Palestine education

* New climate change adaptation framework

* WFP to assist IDPs, returnees

* Litro Gas launches

* Sri Lanka, the fastest growing Asian economy after China - Singapore Dy. PM and Defence Minister

* Muslims evicted by LTTE will be resettled - President Equal treatment for all

* Magampura port to generate 40% income

* SL, Serbia discuss agri cooperation


  November 13, 2010

* Still a threat to country’s security India’s ban on LTTE to continue


  November 12, 2010

* Madras HC rejects ex-LTTE cadre's petition

* Al Jazeera fakes – MoD

* LLRC extends date for representations

* Japan to assist demining

* High level Iranian team to visit SL


  November 12, 2010

* SL's interest rates at appropriate level – CB Governor


  November 11, 2010

* Celebrations to mark President's second term of office

* Measures for flood relief in place - DMC

* Canada, Thailand for stronger cooperation to curb human smuggling

* SL, Kuwait to strengthen ties

* UK keen to work closely with SL

* Invitation for Consultancy Services


  November 10, 2010

* Iran reiterates support for Lanka's development

* LTTE still anti-India - former Indian Minister of Law

* Iran, SL discuss tourism, oil

* Sri Lanka to promote nature tourism

* Peaceful application of nuke energy – Minister Peiris

* India to step up assistance

* India assisting SL in resettlement - Sonia Gandhi

* I/NGO support for NE development – Minister Rajapaksa

* World should take tangible measures to overcome terrorism - Defence Secretary

* George Bush defends torture

* Govt promotes organic manure

* Competence in official languages necessary - NIBM Chairman


  November 09, 2010

* World can assist us by supporting our moves for reconciliation – President to The Times of London

* GoSL, WB sign joint projects Tourism, SMEs & North East to be developed

* Menik Farm Zone-4 closed Vavuniya IDPs drop to 16, 625

* New MPs should contribute to development – President

* ACD Ministerial meeting opens


  November 08, 2010

* President extends mandate of LLRC Many more await to give evidence

* No one can interfere with judiciary - President

* Many good things had been done - German parliamentarians

* Time ripe for West to re-think strategies of engaging SL – Amb Aryasinha

* SL's human development record improves

* Ambassadors, HCs assume duties

* SL unemployment rate decrease

* Burst of econ growth in SL - Dubai's Heraymila Investments

* Indian entrepreneurs to expand business in SL


  November 06, 2010

* President postpones visit to Oxford


  November 05, 2010

* Enlightened harmony achieved through goodwill of Deepavali - President


  November 04, 2010

* A nations' strength turns into power at Upper Kothmale – President

* Only a political solution could bring lasting peace - His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith

* Tamil asylum seeker held in Canada for war crimes 

* UNICEF assistance for mine risk education

* SL, India hold bilateral talks on petroleum sector

* Fulfill people's needs with understanding - President

* Lanka’s cricket grounds to facilitate World Cup 2011

* Indonesian Naval ship arrives at Port of Colombo


  November 03, 2010

* Manage local resources to make country self-sufficient – President

* President to open Kotmale tunnel

* Govt buys Shell shares

* TN police apprehend Aussie bound refugees

* Lanka committed towards sustainable econ development – Kohona

* Treasury bill moves up

* More investors eye Sri Lanka – Minister Peiris

* President requested to lead fight against Diabetes

* Mega development projects in K’gala


  November 02, 2010

* New business of arms dealers is human smuggling – Canadian Minister

* Vavuniya IDPs drop to 17, 641

* LTTE remnants posing threat to VVIPs - India

* Malik Cader appointed DG, SEC

* LLRC hearings in Jaffna

* India provides 52 four-wheel tractors

* SL emission levels far below world average

* Lanka's economy show remarkable progress - IMF

* Pakistan to enhance econ relations


  November 01, 2010

* Sri Lanka – China relations to an ever greater height

* Sunday Leader report based on unverified, unauthenticated information –Presidential Secretariat

* President's assistance requested to overcome Nepal political crisis

* President participates EXPO 2010 closing

* Lanka among safest destinations to fly – Ambassador Ariyasinha

* Shilpa Sri Lanka 2010 opens in New Delhi

* SL moving ahead in the interest of all its people - US

* Sri Lanka climbs World Prosperity Index

* More transit migrants arrested in Thailand

* Sri Lankans creates history in Australia

* Sub-committee to inquire child abuse

* Water supply project to North

* SriLankan in major route expansion drive

* New garment factories to North






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