February 2011

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  February 28, 2011

* Indian fishermen in SL waters: ‘TN enacts incredible farce’

* SL, TN fishermen to hold talks

* Don’t be limited to curriculum – President tells students

* Lankans evacuated from Libya

* SL, India will lead Asia’s march to progress – High Comm Kariyawasam

* Issuance of Dual Citizenship not ceased- Immigration Controller

* Court cases postpones LG polls

* Special grants to Northern students

* Lankan engineers build power plant in Uganda

* CSE goes rural

* Don’t scratch a healing wound - Kohona at Harvard Uni

* SEACEN concludes: Strategies identified to overcome econ crisis

* SL at NY Times Travel Show

* Subsidized fertilizer in market

* New climate change policy

* Another project by ‘Jana Sevana’

* New Air Force Commander appointed

* Heavy industry zone in Trinco


  February 26, 2011

* IMF commends SL’s management of economy


  February 25, 2011

* Need to build new financial order to better face future crises – President

* Govt treats foreign fishermen humanely – G L

* Charter to fly SL expatriates from Libya

* Madras HC rejects public petitions on fishermen

* SL delegation updates UNSG


  February 24, 2011

* Sri Lanka, rising star of Asian economy – FOX NEWS

* SL, UK to strengthen business ties

* Colombo-Tuticorin first ferry next week

* Plant to assemble light vehicles

* Crop cultivation in 1000 acres


  February 23, 2011

* Rehab of ex-LTTE cadres: Sri Lanka an example to world - President

* EU re-lists LTTE in terrorist group

* Tamil asylum seeker admits to crimes

* Canadians expect immigration law enforcement - Kenney

* Poverty downturn continues

* SLT crosses Rs. 50b mark

* 'Divi Neguma' to boost rural livelihood

* £100,000 flood relief from UK

* SriLankan IATA registration renewed

* American schools to SL


  February 22, 2011

* Indian fishermen issue: Preventive measures for sustainable solution – President

* Towards human-elephant co-existence

* Canadian PM seeks support to resist illegal migration

* Energy from garbage

* Master’s in tourism at UOC

* Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff to visit

* Hambantota next big city –Standard Chartered Bank CEO

* Steps to boost education

* India plans measures to stop fishermen crossing IMBL


  February 21, 2011

* HSZs shrink upon LLRC recommendations

* Indian fishermen agree not to cross IMBL

* UK announces £3 mn for demining

* Protest in front of Jaffna Indian Consulate

* Oceanic Viking asylum seekers stranded

* SL on path for economic revival - IMF

* SL beat Canada

* Elections postponed in 60 LG bodies

* Buhne commends North restoration

* Approval for mega ICT project

* Indian Ocean Tuna Commission in SL

* US travel writers invited to visit SL

* Sending employees to Bahrain suspended

* Another village under ‘Jana Sevana’

* SL & Czech to develop power & energy


  February 18, 2011

* Arrest of Indian fishermen: ‘A better course of action’ - Indian Coast Guard

* Lanka honoured to co-host ICC World Cup – President

* ICC CWC 2011 declared open

* Japan grants Rs.27.2 mn for livelihood projects

* Security beefed up for World Cup

* Arrested Lankan fishermen released

* SL Tourism wins CIM award

* Action against using Buddha images for business

* ECHO assists flood-affected

* Rajaratnam final trial in March

* Tokyo bank here

* SL welcomes Egypt’s peaceful power transition


  February 17, 2011

* Sri Lanka, a Travel "Hot Spot" - UK'S The Independent

* Galle-Matara train service inaugurated

* Solutions soon for every homeless family – President


  February 16, 2011

* Remember Prophet’s teachings on peace and harmony - President


  February 15, 2011

* Parliament plays a vital role in development - Weeratunga

* Expedite restoration of damaged property and livelihoods - President tells PTF on flood relief

* January tourist arrivals up 46.2%

* UK assures support for sustainable peace in SL

* Security & development key to counter terrorism - Kohona

* Country-Wide Web Portal soon

* Enabling environment for business to thrive – Weeratunge

* London bourse powered by SL software

* SL to boost ties with Qatar

* Vehicles imports up with tax-cuts

* Allegations of support to pirates, baseless - SLN

* Lankan dances add luster to 'Salon des Vacances'


  February 14, 2011

* Smugglers switched to human cargo losing arms business with LTTE - Canadian Minister

* LTTE threat to Indian VVIPs: ‘Suicide cadres entered TN as refugees’

* Eight new envoys present credentials

* LLRC wraps up public hearings

* Water, sanitation expands in Jaffna & Kilinochchi

* Army repairs 329 flood-hit tanks

* CPA discusses poverty alleviation

* US applauds Govt call for expats’ return

* UK pledges more flood relief

* Malaysia eyes Lankan doctors


  February 13, 2011

* SL, India to strengthen parliamentary contacts


  February 11, 2011

* Govt allocates 33 billion rupees for flood rehabilitation

* Student community can play a vital role in country’s development drive - President

* Oil drilling to commence in July

* Sustainable peace cannot be achieved in isolation – Ambassador Jayatilleka

* Lankan envoy invites international community to join hands with SL

* SL- Mexico relationship to further enhance

* Road rehabilitation expedited

* Japanese assistance to SLRC

* Lanka’s participation in UN Peacekeeping continued

* Govt to spend $350 mn to expand Colombo seafront

* Alternative routes to reach BIA

* Most SL indicators are commendable – UNFPA Rep


  February 10, 2011

* Adequate funds will be made available to restore flood areas – President

* Rise against distortion of SL’s image – Amb Aryasinha

* Colombo Dockyard completes 3rd vessel

* Rs. 100m to rebuild flood-hit houses

* Import duties on hybrid vehicles cut down

* Hambantota solar power garden 1st phase open soon

* N & E historical places being preserved

* Pride of place to SL dance troupe at IMF

* Electricity projects expanded

* SL to host CPA conference

* New CWC warm-up venues : Does not affect hosting the tournament - ICC

* Cyber centers to farmers

* Treasury bill auction oversubscribed


  February 09, 2011

* President bids warm farewell to UN Rep

* MV Sun Sea too costly for Canadian tax payers

* President meets flood victims

* Asia weather patterns becoming more extreme - ADB

* Rural-urban education gap must end - President

* Treasury allocates Rs. 850mn for flood relief

* Lanka wins PATA gold awards 2011

* Dam safety to be ensured

* Unseen forces trying to destabilize the country - Minister Samarasinghe

* Kohona Co-Chair of UN working group


  February 08, 2011

* Presidential Task Force to rebuild flood-hit areas

* Germany indicts top LTTE leader

* Sri Lanka, a most welcoming place – US Rep

* No use of force against fishermen - SL & India reiterate

* Murali to coach Aussie juniors

* Electrification of remote areas expedited

* Interest rates at 'comfortable level'- CB

* Current monetary policy stance appropriate - CB

* LG polls to proceed despite rains

* SL team inspects facilities for ferry service

* SL, DR establish diplomatic relations

* More tourists visiting Ramayana

* CIS, Lanka’s biggest tea importer


  February 07, 2011

* No further flood effect for IDPs

* Third zone of Yala opened

* Rehabilitated combatants need public support and understanding – Brig. Ranasinghe

* Flash Floods ;Special Health program formulated for the affected

* Sri Lanka mindful of reasons led to conflict – Ambassador Jayatilleka

* LLRC postpones Ampara visit

* Galle Literary festival is a haven of civilized values - Robert McCrum

* UK & Australia to share VAC in Sri Lanka

* Lankan food fiesta in Doha

* IDB buys 10% stake in Sri Lankan bank


  February 04, 2011

* GrowthChange attitudes for true freedom & progress – President at Independence celebrations‘

* Growth is strengthening - IMF

* Remove all divisions to make freedom more meaningful – President

* Deyata Kirula 2011 opens today at 4.00pm


  February 03, 2011

* Growth is strengthening - IMF

* Govt. endorsed adoption of LLRC recommendations – Minister Peiris Implementation in several areas

* America a partner of growth in SL - Clinton

* All set for Independence Day and Deyata Kirula

* Sri Lanka, land of limitless beauty - The Peninsula

* Fleet of yachts at Galle Harbour

* Sabaragamuwa, KAU to provide farming technology  

* SL economic life blooming after war - Reuters

* Uva & Eastern electrification expedites

* Pak-SL relations to new heights - SL Amb


  February 02, 2011

* President calls for mechanism to reduce food prices

* Govt joins UN, NGOs in rebuilding North

* SL victory over LTTE disproved skeptics - Blake

* Independence Day: Preparations underway

* Protests in Egypt: FEB ensures safe passage for Lankans

* London School of Commerce here

* US warns of Visa Lottery fraud


  February 01, 2011

* Govt condemns eNews attack: ‘Malicious attempt to place govt in intricate position’

* LLRC begins processing evidence

* Offer to leave army officially

* LG Polls: Postal voting on March 8, 9

* Hambantota 2018 logo launched

* Egypt protests: FEB suspends sending employees

* Inflation decreases in January

* CID seeks AG's advice on ex-LTTE leaders

* Biometrics collection for Aus visa

* Construction of int’l theatre expedites

* Solar power garden in Hambantota






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