January 2011

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  January 31, 2011

* SL keen to ascertain facts on Indian fishermen issue – Joint Statement

* Strategic plan vital for economic victory – Defence Secretary

* President orders urgent inquiry

* LLRC hearings in Weli Oya

* Egypt protests: SL mission to submit report

* Military will take action against HR violators – Maj Gen Silva

* IFRC pledges support to flood affected

* Kalaniveli rail track to be reconstructed

* Lanka, a rising economy at historical transition – IMF

* Ex- LTTE cadres contribute to Deyata Kirula

* Lankan among world’s top health personnel

* Housing for slum dwellers

* Somali pirates free Lankans

* Navy facilitates whale watching

* Domestic flights to increase

* India-SL Fellowship soon

* Tata Nano in SL soon

 

  January 30, 2011

* We will not be intimidated by LTTE front organizations - SL envoy in US

 

  January 28, 2011

* SL's healthcare spending strengthening - BMI

* LG Polls: Election campaigns from today

* GoSL recieves flood relief from Italy

* US spent 700% more than SL on war against terror - Cabraal tells LLRC

* SL has unprecedented promise – Indian High Comm

* Italy sends flood relief

* Open warrant for LTTE suspects abroad

* ICC approves SL venues

* Ten tanks to absorb flood water

* Beware of job & lotteries scams - BHC

* Upper Kotamale 80 % complete

* Drop in apparel exports not due to GSP+ – Emirates Cargo

* Rescued fishermen to be brought home

 

  January 27, 2011

* Bragg calls for strong humanitarian engagement with SL

* Switzerland acknowledges SL’s improved security: Refugees to return to SL

* LG Polls : Elections on March 17th 

* Trilingual Sri Lanka for national harmony - Fernando

* President returns

* SL to share war experiences

* Ambassador Jayatilleka slams RSF

* Flood assistance from Thailand, Italy

* Bids flow at treasury bill auction

* Hand held scanners at BIA

* Poultry stocks chased higher at CSE

* Modern technology to fisheries industry

 

  January 26, 2011

* Galle Literary Festival begins Spare writers from politics – India’s Mail Today

* One year since President’s re-election

* Cabinet approvals

* UNICEF, cricketers fight HIV/AIDS

* TN assures security to Lankan establishments

* Third party role in fishermen’s incident – Ambassador Kariyawasam

* Norochcholai plant 1st phase completed

* Supreme Court: Court Martial is court of law

* IFRC President to arrive

* Emission test for all vehicles

 

  January 25, 2011

* India to carry out full investigation on Maha Bodhi attack: Two suspects in custody

* Alleged incidents in Northern waters: SL requests further information for investigations

* President condoles on Moscow attack

* Chennai Maha Bodhi attack: SL High Comm requests security for all Lankans

* CSE at new peak

* Tuticorin-Colombo ferry service end-Feb

* China sends flood relief

* American Corner in Jaffna

* Community Mediation Boards evaluated

* Support for rice flour producers

* Australian Ship on Goodwill Visit

 

  January 24, 2011

* Pro-LTTE group arrested in India

* US supports Galle Literary Festival: 'Brings fuller freedom of speech' - US

* Export earnings highest in Nov 2010

* Record growth in tea 2010

* India to develop North

* Earth cracks in Trinco: No signs of immediate danger - DMC

* Canadian Federal Court forfeits WTM assets

* Indian Bank, Jaffna opened

* Lanka to buy research vessel

* Deyata Kirula: Mega development projects implemented

* We support SL reconciliation - US

* Oil exploration on schedule

* Assistance to Northern schools

* Keththarama & Pallekele ready for CWC

* Water scheme to Hambantota

 

  January 22, 2011

* Galle Literary Festival: Pamuk’s absence no link to Free Expression issues in Sri Lanka

 

  January 21, 2011

* UN commends Lanka's flood relief progress

* Alleged Sun Sea smuggler arrested

* Jaffna Teaching Hospital renovations begin

* New Baggage Handling System at BIA

* Galle Literary Festival 2011: Record number of tickets sold

* High-tech rice milling factory opened

* Post-war economy thriving - Blake

* Water line to Semmandaluwa

* Keyin College in Sri Lanka

 

  January 20, 2011

* Human Smuggling: Canada renews call for tougher measures

* Civic Management: Sri Lanka among top 10

* President on a personal visit to US

* Speeding up action on LTTE detainees begins

* God devoted the seventh day to create Sri Lanka – Manila Times

* UN seeks US$ 51 million to meet the needs of flood affected

* Vasavilan School reopened

* LG Polls: Accepting nominations begins

* SL to host Full Bright regional conference

* Pakistani Army Chief arrives

* Police commence interviews to recruit Tamil youth

* UNHCR operational office at BIA

* EPF reaches all time high

* Lanka, Turkey to discuss import duty increases

* SL to create green jobs

* Canada sends condolences to flood affected

 

  January 18, 2011

* China,LTTE trying to re-establish in Canada – Ottawa Citizen

* Flash Floods: Lanka not received enough global attention – The Economist

* China,SL among developed countries soon – Hungarian State Secretary

* China, Japan offer emergency aid

* Ornamental fish export to double

* President welcomes hand of friendship of Italian Priest

* Bids flow at Treasury bill auction

* Pope prays for SL flood victims, urges help

* Indian Consulate, Jaffna begin issuing visas

* 2nd Indian aid consignment dispatched

* Market Capitalization Rs 3 trillion in 2011 - SEC

* LG Polls: President appoints competent authorities

* Market Capitalization Rs 3 trillion in 2011 - SEC

* Indian Air Chief pays tribute to IPKF

* No Ban on external degrees - UGC

* Floods recede Authorities to assess needs

 

  January 17, 2011

* IT, a foundation for lasting peace – Sec. Weeratunga

* Sangupitti Bridge opened: Committed to achieve equity in development - President

* UN Humanitarian official to visit Sri Lanka

* End to all divisions from this Thai Pongal - President

* More Tamils headed to Canada – Montreal Gazette

* More health facilities to flood victims

* Dynamic approach to reintegrate ex-LTTE child cadres - Maj Gen Shavendra Silva at UN

* No disease outbreak in flood areas - OCHA

* SL garment factory makes waves in fashion industry - Telegraph

* WB reaffirms strong support

* Thai firms eyeing Lanka

* Indian Air Force Chief in Lanka

* Electricity for all by 2012

* Floods postpone LLRC Ampara sittings

 

  January 16, 2011

* Our thoughts and prayers to Sri Lanka - Prince Charles

 

  January 15, 2011

* Prayers for stronger bonds of friendship - President

 

  January 14, 2011

* Further decrease in poverty level

* Northern waters: Mechanism needed for better relations - President

* Indian aid arrives

* LG Polls: Postal vote deadline extended

* Respect your National anthem, respect your nation - President

* Federal court orders to detain MV Sun Sea migrant

* Flash floods: UN to launch an emergency appeal

* CSE gains high with foreign buying

* SL delegation calls on Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister

* “Teachers of Physics Award 2010” in UK: Sri Lankan teacher becomes the first Asian recipient

* Amendments to SEC ACT

 

  January 13, 2011

* Help build amity and eschew hatred – President to Media

* SL showed good performance 2010 – World Bank

* Cabinet approvals

* More refugee claimants suspected LTTE

* India to dispatch flood relief

* Sri Lanka climbs 2011 Economic Freedom Index

* Govt, TNA discuss reconciliation

* Sangupitti Bridge open soon

* New Navy Chief appointed

 

  January 12, 2011

* President brings relief to NCP flood victims

* Swiss police arrest 10 LTTE members: ‘Tamil Diaspora forced to support LTTE’

* Consider flood relief an essential service - President

* IRB policy; Canada refugee system working well – The Globe and Mail

* Tourist arrivals increase in 2010

* Microfinance regulations to be consolidated

* Pak- SL trade to enhance

* India to assist KKS harbour rehabilitation

* SLN repatriates Indian fishermen

* Emerging Markets Star to invest in SL

 

  January 11, 2011

* Certain elements trying to discredit Lanka – President

* Tamil lives not in danger in SL- Canadian Immigration & Refugee Board

* Provide electricity at affordable rates – President tells Power & Energy Ministry 

* Govt donates tea to flood-hit Australia  

* UK tourists to increase in 2011 - BHC  

* UN assistance to flood victims 

* CB reduces rates

* Indonesia assists palm oil cultivation

* ‘English as a Life Skill’ Action Plan soon

* Pak- SL discuss trade

* Lankan troops give gifts to Haiti children

 

  January 10, 2011

* Public servants, leaders in development - President

* Smugglers prey on SL refugees in India

* LLRC field visits: Large numbers give evidence

* Flood relief expedited

* Four new ports declared

* LG postal voting applications out today

* Plans for port city in Colombo

* Wi-Fi in trains

 

  January 08, 2011

* India, SL sign MoU: Sea passenger service to commence

 

  January 07, 2011

* Matara-Colombo Expressway for public use soon: President calls for speedy completion

* North Tamil youth take to law enforcement

* LTTE seeking to recruit school children - Malaysian Home Minister

* Two fish canning plants soon

* LG bodies dissolved

* Yala, place of natural wonders – CNN Travel

* Unemployment rate decreases

* Hambantota Port to begin bunker operations: Phase II contract signed

* Greater economic cooperation with Mideast – Minister Peiris

* LTTE runs illegal operations overseas – Minister Gunawardena

 

  January 06, 2011

* LLRC assures transparency

* Security in Jaffna will be ensured - Minister Rambukwella

* LG polls in CWC venues postponed

* Maximum security for WC participants

* Govt denies rumours of ban on mini-skirts

* Murali in world's all-time ODI dream team

* Spice market ready to welcome tourism boom

* Import levies on dairy animals removed

* LTTE atrocities taboo for some – Minister Ranawaka tells LLRC

* ClassNK expands in Sri Lanka

 

  January 05, 2011

* Refugees want to return home - UNHCR

* Sri Lanka, world’s fastest rising market 2010 – Guardian

* Envoys discuss action against human smuggling: Minister Peiris calls for greater cooperation

* CSE at 9-wk high: Rupee gains to 2-yr high

* Colombo - Omanthai trains this month

* Bids flow at treasury bill auction

* Further foreign exchange relaxation measures

* Agrarian Services Centers to boost agriculture

* Project to preserve Mahamevuna Uyana

 

  January 04, 2011

* Jaffna, an alluring destination - TIME

* Economy expanded by 8% in 2010 - Central Bank

* Customs record highest income for 2010

* Positive start for CSE

* Online external courses in 3 languages

* Implementation plan for industry & commerce

* Half of ex LTTE cadres left custody – Rehabilitation Commissioner

* 105 buses to public

* SriLankan awarded ISAGO certification

* Colombo Dockyard to build another MPSV

* Programmes to boost fishing industry

 

  January 03, 2011

* Challenge of development bigger than defeating terrorism – President

* MV Sun Sea crew members face hearings : ‘Threat to national security’ – Canadian officials

* SriLankan wins Effie Award

* Water sports in Lunawa Lagoon

* 2010 inflation lowest since 1999: Rupee appreciated by 1.7% against US$

* First tourists for 2011 welcomed

* Northern agricultural sector grows

* SLT ups broadband speed, cuts rates

* Island wide census this year

 

  January 01, 2011

* Strengthen trust among peoples this New Year – President

 
 
   
   

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