December 2010

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  December 31, 2010

* On-line visas soon for Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka ranks among leading emerging offshore destinations

* SL govt has every right to be proud of resettlement progress -US Ambassador

* LLRC met former LTTE cadres

* India offers higher education scholarships

* Fertilizer Subsidy to boost coconut cultivation

* SL met all end-December IMF targets – CB Governor

* Visas for UNSG-Panel to meet LLRC only– Cabinet spokesman

* Strategic plan to develop Kitul Industry


  December 30, 2010

* NfR allegations, wholly false’ : Alleged circular non-existant – Govt Info Dept

* Lanka-Maldives ties to promote higher education

* Record number of visitors to Jaffna

* SL, marketing hub for Qatar Petro

* CCTV Cameras in Colombo

* Food security in North improves - WFP

* Anton Chekhov's SL visit commemorated His stay left an indelible mark on him - BBC

* Govt prepares investment plan

* Sri Lanka's post - war economic boom on the rise - Wall Street Journal


  December 29, 2010

* BOI grants approval to Shangri-La

* Sri Lanka stock market, thriving - The Independent

* Indian Defence Sec. concludes visit Defence ties to be enhanced

* Sri Lanka's eastern coast awakens - South Africa's Mail & Guardian

* India, Sri Lanka plan underwater power line

* Foster parent system for NE children


  December 28, 2010

* Defence ties should be further strengthened – Indian Defence Secy

* Power tariff up only after 120 units

* Always show the unity seen in Scout Jamboree- President

* BBC report completely fabrication - MEA & Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera

* Service sector grows by 8.0 %, 2010


  December 27, 2010

* Luring Sri Lankan refugees: Indian Police hunt for racketeers

* LLRC will not meet UN Panel outside SL

* Ex-LTTE cadres reintegrated into society

* BBC Sandeshaya report fabricated

* Eco-friendly electricity to be generated

* 5 yr fast track programme for ICT

* Domestic airports to be developed

* Agriculture grows by 6.2%, 2010

* Industry sector grows by 8.8%


  December 26, 2010

* National Safety Day: Safer community depends on sustainable development – President


  December 24, 2010

* Enshrine peace & love in your hearts – President

* Work begun on India funded housing project

* Belgium relaxes travel advisory on Sri Lanka Belgian tourists increase

* IAC, LLRC meeting: Next of kin of detainees to be informed

* US commends resettlement process

* Usher in New Year on jetliner

* Improve relations with countries : – Minister Peiris tells SL missions

* More scholarship opportunities for students

* Paddy stores in Mullaitivu & Kilinochchi

* Geoffrey Bawa: On a small island, gigantic talent grew – The Boston Globe


  December 23, 2010

* October Export earnings increase: 3rd highest monthly export value recorded

* Japan lauds Lanka's political stability and development strategies

* Road safety campaigners meet President

* North projects on track: No dispute over standard of ‘housing units’ - S. B. Divaratne

* Sri Lanka, a holiday maker’s paradise - Malaysian Travel Writer

* UK tourist arrivals increase: Sri Lanka, a beautiful country to visit- UK DHC

* Pak, Lanka trade in services sector

* Tea production increased

* SL may sell US$1b in 10-year bond – CB Governor

* Special regulations on visual pollution

* One million domestic economic units soon


  December 22, 2010

* Avoid being pushed by false propaganda – Minister Peiris tells US

* New lease of life for Sri Lanka after conflict – The Financial Times

* UN SG Panel – LLRC will adhere to Warrant

* Four held in TN for trafficking refugees

* Agro-industry knowledge to Jaffna farmers

* Colombo Port records four million TEUs

* Kalupahana-Horton Plains road, world's most adventurous

* Qatar Petrochemical Company in SL

* Hiranthi Wijemanna elected to UNCRC

* More banks in North & East


  December 21, 2010

* Battle against LTTE elements abroad will continue – President

* Asylum seekers in Australia: More rejected due to Lanka's improved political conditions - UNHCR

* Mumbai gangster probed for LTTE links

* Female migrant to Canada suspected of LTTE links

* ‘Window to China’ launched

* 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi : 16 ft idol of Buddha from India

* Canadian court upholds extradition of alleged Tamil arms dealers

* Facilities for Sri Pada pilgrims


  December 20, 2010

* Don’t make EU Parliament platform for LTTE – Ambassador Arysinha

* No stop to new housing in N&E - MED


  December 19, 2010

* “Sri Lanka has what it takes to be Wonder of Asia” – World Bank


  December 18, 2010

* Arrangements for UN Panel to make representations at LLRC

* Sri Lanka to receive increased support from World Bank – Managing Director

* Liam Fox visit postponed: Not due to criticisms of country’s HR record – Fox


  December 17, 2010

* Singaporean sentenced in LTTE arms slot

* CVCD Awards for outstanding researchers

* Cabinet approvals

* Indian southern States alerted on LTTE attacks

* Ex-LTTE cadres well looked after – IOM Chief

* ‘Sri Lanka Pavilions’ to promote gem & jewellery

* Sri Lanka epitomizes fantasy of a tropical island - The National

* Emergency Response Capacity to be enhanced


  December 16, 2010

* GDP growth rate 8% 2nd highest quarterly GDP growth since 2002

* No room for treacherous forces – Army Commander

* State will back committed officials - President

* ICTA to assist cyber hacker victims

* Litro to issue new cylinders

* LTTE threat on Indian PM, VVIPs revealed

* LTTE may resurface overseas – Prof. Peiris 'Coordinate action & policies to ensure regional stability'


  December 15, 2010

* Sri Lanka achieves 2010 tourist arrival target

* Commemorative coin to mark CB Anniversary

* Sri Lanka on top again in healthcare delivery

* Overall economic conditions strong – IMF 'GDP to grow 7½ % this year'

* Gem export industry records growth

* Presidential medals for war heroes

* Indian Govt. directed to file counter affidavit to Vaiko's plea

* BOI Job fair in Wellawaya

* Ceynor builds Rs.64mn worth boats & crafts


  December 14, 2010

* TU heads on foreign payroll - President 'Paid to say HRs denied in Lanka'

* Canada police to charge suspected migrant smugglers

* Ex-LTTE cadres will never again join a terror outfit – Minister Muralitharan to LLRC

* Ships start calling at Magampura Port

* Tourist arrivals increase in November

* Sri Lanka, on right track - Rao

* ICC World Cup 2011 Match officials: Lankan Umpires among world's most recognized

* Mega water project in North

* WB Group MD in SL: 'Coincides SL's new era of development'

* Mövenpick in Colombo

* Sri Lanka to promote outsourcing

* No change in interest rates - CB

* Early Childhood Development week


  December 13, 2010

* Belgian Economic delegation upbeat following visit to Sri Lanka

* IDP children & ex-LTTE combatants sit O/L

* Sri Lanka features at KU exhibition

* Gem, diamond & jewelry sector records over 20% growth

* ‘Muslim Aid’ appreciates SL’s humanitarian work

* Sri Lanka welcomes presence of Big Five in Colombo

* Several coastal conservation projects soon

* UK-Sri Lanka Education Partnerships: Paving the Way for Investment


  December 11, 2010

* Close link between Budget criticisms and London protest - President


  December 10, 2010

* Sri Lanka's displaced: Numbers dwindling, says UN

* MoU on tea export with Iran

* Jewels Sri Lanka – 2010: Two priceless gems on display

* Mrs. Ambani shops for Antilla from Sri Lanka

* ‘e-BMD’ project expanded to Moneragala

* China to assist road projects


  December 09, 2010

* Sri Lanka; a top services investment destination - IBM

* Sri Lanka air links with Ukraine

* Sri Lanka, Asia's brightest star – Move Channel

* SLN Diamond Jubilee: President awards colours

* Govt not accepted Nobel ceremony invitation

* Other countries follow our Navy’s strategies - Minister Peiris

* LLRC sittings: Buddhist monk makes submissions in Tamil

* Budget 3rd Reading: Defence vote passed with 132 majority

* SLT reduces call charges

* Natural Gas to meet energy needs

* Sri Lanka; latest destination for US cruise company

* De-mining by Security Forces cut costs - CB Governor


  December 08, 2010

* Late PM Sirimavo did not give into external pressure - President

* Foreign Navy vessels arrive for SLN Anniversary

* Our hallmark is collective identity - President

* Gama Neguma to complete over 2000 projects

* Tamil illegal immigrants rounded up

* SL Tour Guide wins British Travel Mag Award


  December 07, 2010

* We condemn all attempts to tarnish country's image - His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

* LLRC in Trinco: Large numbers give evidence

* President lauds Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith’s service to country

* Sri Lanka’s poverty further decreases

* SLPA hits record

* Govt's highest fund allocation to North

* Sri Lanka at Peace, woos Tourists

* GDNL discuss South-South cooperation


  December 06, 2010

* 325,820 IDPs resettled in North – OCHA 'Agencies depart with completion of resettlement'

* Govt allocates Rs.18mn to LLRC

* SL Navy celebrates Diamond Jubilee

* EDB 2011-2015 strategic plan: Non-EU exports to increase

* TN Tamil refugees receive birth certificates


  December 03, 2010

* British community life threatened to silence President Rajapaksa – Minister Peiris

* President meets Commonwealth Secretary - General

* President arrives from UK

* Cables do not represent US policy – US Embassy 'US welcomes LLRC appointment'

* UN dialogue on Counter-Terrorism: Focus on bringing terrorists to justice

* Lankan expats show solidarity with President

* Seven arrested in passport scam linked to terrorists

* Indian Cabinet approves Indo-Lanka ferry service

* More lands freed from mines

* SL to establish Exim Bank


  December 02, 2010

* Comment: When terror strikes at Freedom of Speech

* Export earnings up

* Power sharing from grass roots – President to Liam Fox

* President meets UK, EU Parliamentarians

* Boats & leisure services from January

* UNHCR donates vehicles to ease resettlement

* LTTE Targets Home of Free Speech: Oxford Union Cancels President's Address


  December 01, 2010

* Power sharing from grass roots – President to Liam Fox

* Canada for tougher immigration law 'No longer open for business'

* Heathrow; Tamil protesters at wrong Arrival

* Govt. position on 'Wikileaks' "No comment on foreign govt's privileged communications"

* Civilizational heritage builds vibrant, multi-faceted partnership

* SL refutes CH 4 allegations 'Elongated version of same video'

* Private companies increase profit

* Subjects and functions of Ministries






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