August 2011

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 August 31, 2011 |

* Guidance of Islam protects national sovereignty - President

 August 30, 2011 |

* Colombo Dockyard to build six new ships

* Social insurance scheme for prison inmates to be introduced

* 24/7 hotline for Hurricane affected Sri Lankans

* Magampura attracts vehicle assembly plants

* President honored by Law College

* Board of Directors of India–Sri Lanka Foundation meet

* Diaspora activities destroy SL Tamils - Thamil Chelvan’s wife

* No power under Constitution can now stop hanging of convicts – Subramanian Swamy

 August 29, 2011 |

* IDPs dropped to 7,422

* SL can offer tourists a range of wildlife experiences- Asia News

* Minister of External Affairs on an official visit to Korea

* EU, British welcome President's proposal

* Indonesian Buddhist pilgrims to visit Sri Lanka

* Housing scheme for the newly resettled IDPs

* Defence Secretary inspects KKS harbour reconstruction project

 August 28, 2011 |

* TN Chief Minister invited to visit Sri Lanka - Indian External Affairs Minister

* India welcomes lifting Emergency Regulations

* Dates set to hang former Indian PM's assassins

* SL needs home-grown solution - Ambassador Kariyawasam

 August 26, 2011 |

* Magampura port gets $610 mln investment

* U.S. welcomes end of Emergency Regulations

* Robert Blake to arrive in Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka, fastest growing IT market in the region - Business Monitor International

* No extension of emergency regulations - President

 August 25, 2011 |

* STF to handle accidents on southern highway

* Trilingual certification system to be introduced

* 14,000 SL security personnel to UN Peacekeeping operations

* 36,000 families 'resettled in HSZs'

* It is unreasonable to expect a complete remedy in a short span – Prof. Peiris

* No need to extend Emergency Regulations – President

* No extension of emergency regulations - President

 August 24, 2011 |

* All Sri Lankans have returned from Libya

* Everybody lost in the conflict, now we want to move on and catch up – SL envoy in Canada

* Govt hospitals to stop private lab tests

* LTTE flag paraded in Germany

* Maximum punishment for unlawful groups - Defence Secy

* Pacific Airlift Rally 2011 kicks off

* Sri Lanka trip a 'life-changing experience' for Barry students

* Two commendations to Sri Lanka

* UPFA filed nominations for LG polls

* U.S. Embassy Colombo warns over Green Card scams

 August 23, 2011 |

* Defence Secy orders special security to be given at all mosques

* "Go to Sri Lanka and see for yourself"

* Moragoda, the UPFA mayoral candidate for Colombo MC

* More female admissions to universities

* President meets state bank heads

* Second language proficiency to be compulsory for public employees

* SL receives FDI inflows of US$ 413 million

* Socialist Alliance supports PSC

* 'SriLankan Pro Surf 2011' to be held in Arugam Bay

 August 22, 2011 |

* Sri Lanka 'trishaw' tour draws adventure tourists

* Delhi opens whole new world for Jaffna children

* Vaccination procedures to change

* Additional 200 mws to national grid next year

* OverEffective campaign needed to counter false allegations – President/tr>

* More funds to develop Colombo

* A record paddy harvest expected

* Kenyan athlete legend back Hambantota bid for Commonwealth Games

* Six new envoys present credentials

* Special housing scheme for Veddha community

* Channel 4 videos to be part of LLRC report

 August 21, 2011 |

* SL economic growth rate set to outstrip India - Bloomberg

* "Construct 2011" opens

* CB maintains policy interest rates

* Overseas LTTE members continued to procure weapons in 2010- US report

* UN will continue to support reconciliation - Resident Coordinator

 August 19, 2011 |

* Sri Lanka- Pakistan FTA review concluded

* Those accusing SL have hidden agendas - Defence Secretary

* LLRC should be allowed to make its own determination on matters – Don Randell

* Sri Lanka grants a credit facility of US$ 10 m to Maldives

*  ‘Churnalism’ in Channel 4

*  Budget deficit to be reduced in 2012

* Report will be ready by November 15 – LLRC

* Plans to develop SL as a tourist gateway to South Asia

* US aids to rebuilt nine hospitals in the North

* Electronic NICs soon

 August 18, 2011 |

* Forex Regulations further relaxed

* New regulations on tobacco and alcohol scenes on TV

* SL, India sign agreement to set up signaling system for northern railway

* SL keen to bolster bilateral cooperation with UAE – Minister Rajapaksa

* H'tota becoming a new geo-political hotspot in South Asia - AFP

* SL envoy in Australia rejects intl. probe

* Japanese assistance for rural development projects

* Ramadan prayers for SL in Palestine

* Shipping route to move to save whales

 August 17, 2011 |

* The truth about The Darusman Report

* Thousand more houses for North

* SL, China sign agreement to upgrade Colombo South Container terminal

* Students in North begin uninterrupted schooling - IRIN

* Maldivian President arrives in Sri Lanka

* SEC relaxes restriction imposed on Stock Brokers

* Main suspect arrested

* SLN will not shift Puttur base

* There isn’t a single stateless person in Sri Lanka - SL consul general in Mumbai

 August 16, 2011 |

* Future is promising for SL and Pakistan – Pakistan HC

* SL, India destined to play key roles in the rising Asia – Indian HC

* Outcome of UN Panel report falls far short of wisdom - Godfrey Gunatilleke

* President brought religious and social revival in the country - Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter

* Vihara Devalagam Reform Draft Act presented to President

* Navy denies allegations of preventing Indian Fishermen from fishing off Kachchatheevu

* Gazprom delegation holds talks on oil exploration possibilities

* India arrests pro-Tamil group members over Kachchatheevu issue

 August 15, 2011 |

* Breathing new life into Sri Lanka's Jaffna Public Library -CNA

* President visits Ekwemu Sri Lanka workshop

* President receives traditional 'Sannasa' of Kandy Esala Perahera

* SL sapphire in world's priciest perfume

* New envoy to UN Geneva present credentials

* Govt to implement programmes to assist mothers and children in North

* Ex- LTTE cadres form 'Samaye Mithuro'

 August 13, 2011 |

* LLRC begun full scale investigation into Channel 4

* President returns

 August 12, 2011 |

* Channel 4 undermining SL’s peace-building’ - BJP National Convenor

* Election officials hold special discussion on upcoming LG polls

* I am very much at home in Sri Lanka - Asha Bhosle

* Indian President rejects mercy plea of Rajiv's assassins

* CB issues US$166 million development bonds

* Will power enables SL to regain sovereignty -The Economic Times

* GAC to use H'tota port for shipping and marine activities

 August 11, 2011 |

* Second Randoli Perahera tonight

* Won't head 'phony human rights concerns ' - Cameron

* Kandy is rich in culture & history- BHC

* President declares open SL Centre at Beijing Foreign Studies University

* China will assist Sri Lanka in necessary situations – Chinese PM

* Govt to permit new banks

* Much to learn from China on path to economic progress - President

* Prosecutors seek as much as 24-1/2 years for Rajaratnam

 August 10, 2011 |

* Emergency to be annulled soon

* Catholic Church condemns attack on pilgrims in TN

* Sugar cane cultivation to be revived in Kilinochchi

* SL and Saudi to restructure recruitment process

* SL looks forward to increasing cooperation with China- President

* First Randoli Perahera begins tonight

* President arrives in China

* 150 rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres to be released

 August 09, 2011 |

* First Randoli Perahera begins tonight

* President arrives in China

* 150 rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres to be released

 August 08, 2011 |

* Vote to cut aid to SL “far from resolution” - Ambassador Wickramasuriya

* Govt spent Rs. 2.5 b for rehabilitation of ex-LTTE cadres

* Leading SUV makers to invest in Hambantota

 August 07, 2011 |

* Reflection on my trip to Jaffna - Opinion

* First solar power plant opens today

* NCPA to open second office in Kilinochchi

* President wishes Congress leader a speed recovery

* Further humanitarian assistance from Japan

 August 07, 2011 |

* Security for SL tourists in Chennai increased

* Oil exploration begins

* Canada thwarts five more plans of human smuggling

 August 05, 2011 |

* Sri Lanka to talk with India

* Sri Lanka & Luxembourg conclude negotiations

* Sri Lanka aims at Asian shipping hub

* Making final pronouncement on crucial issues in haste not possible – Govt tells TNA

* Cabinet Decisions  

* SL Parliamentary delegation calls on Indian President

* Annual Madhu feast season begins tomorrow 

* US Co-operation for SL’s nuclear & radio active applications

* Elections to remaining LG bodies in October

 August 04, 2011 |

* Britain at greater risk of terrorism than Sri Lanka

* Another Sun Sea migrant orders deportation

* Kandy Esala Perehara First Kumbal Perahera tonight

* Ports Authority widening bridge to handle increased container transport

* We will do best to support talks between govt and Tamil parties - India

* IGP hands over report

 August 03, 2011 |

* President reviews progress of Southern Expressway

* India cannot cut off ties with Sri Lanka – Indian PM

* Australia to post YouTube film to curb human smuggling

* Maldives to release fishing boats immediately

* Annual Nallur festival commences tomorrow community

* Sri Lanka to host IAPH Regional Meeting 2012 community

* Distinguish political agenda from genuine expressions of concern – Prof. Peiris tells intl. community

* Sri Lanka’s US$ 1bn bond issue an ‘exceptional success’- HSBC

* Maldives to release fishing boats immediately

* Sri Lanka is extraordinary – Ben Kingsley

 August 02, 2011 |

* Lok Sabha apologizes over AIADMK protest

* HousiList LTTE front organizations – SL updates request to EU

* Maldive fish factory in Kalutara

* Housing scheme to Batticaloa

* Navy rescues Indian fishing trawler

* Proficiency in English, best weapon to fight class division – Secy Weeratunga

* Government made every effort to cope with an extremely complex and hazardous situation –Defence Secretary

* Arbitrator voids CPC oil hedge deal with Citibank

* BOC cuts lending rates

* Sri Lanka to promote trade in Africa

 August 01, 2011 |

* Kandy Esala festival season begins

* UK ready to offer support for C'wealth games

* False allegations will be laid to rest with the 'Factual Analysis Report' - Defence Secretary

* Our indigenous people, a people with a heritage - President

* Defeat of the LTTE ‘Humanitarian Operation was comprehensively just’

* Two with LTTE links deported to Sri Lanka

* Tuticorin ferry terminal gets additional facilities

* Newly elected LG heads took oaths

* Only 2,924 ex LTTE cadres remain in custody

* India-Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Group formed






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