September 2011

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 September 30, 2011 |

* Sri Lanka swims against Asian currency depreciation tide - Forbes

* BoP records USD 1 billion surplus

* Ex-LTTEers praise President’s exemplary leadership

* Another 1930 housing units for underserved settlements in Colombo

* ‘Sri Lanka Expo 2012’ to be held in Colombo

* Do not repeat my mistakes - jailed LTTE cadre tells Tamil youth 

 September 29, 2011 |

* High demand for Sri Lankan rice in Africa

* Postal voting for LG polls today

* Congressman Steve Chabot calls on Minister of External Affairs

* Online VISA for foreigners

* Terrorism is still a major global threat - UNSG

 September 28, 2011 |

* KKS cement factory soon

* Long sentences asked for LTTE fundraisers

* Sri Lanka, a ‘best for long-haul value’ destination

* “SL continues to reap peace dividends after ending three-decade long war against terrorism”

* 15m Indian investment under BOI

* New court complexes in North

* Indian police probe into arrested suspects’ links with LTTE

* Export earnings up in July

 September 27, 2011 |

* “Reject all actions for partiality, selectivity and double-standards” – Ambassador Kunanayakam

* Sri Lanka celebrates World Tourism Day

* President returns after successful tour

* U.S. fingerprint database used to identify LTTE suspects

* Exhibition on Jaffna’s history & heritage

* French ambassador for HR applauds child soldier rehabilitation in SL

* Lanka’s boat exports on the increase

* President meets Indian Premier

 September 26, 2011 |

* Another village under Jana Sevana

* India assists Eastern University

* New Act for effective regulation & supervision of finance business

 September 25, 2011 |

* President reminds Ban Ki-moon of Darusman Panel assurance

 September 23, 2011 |

* The might of powerful nations cannot prevail against justice and fair play – President at UNGA

* President apprises world leaders of development in Sri Lanka

* Lanka welcomes UN anti-terror centre, wants end to hypocrisy

* President to address UNGA

* BOI signs US$500m agreement for CBO South Container Terminal

* Joe’s death, a loss to the country - President

* Record funds for district development

 September 22, 2011 |

* President holds talks with Heads of State of Nepal, Colombia & Iran

* Government presents new bills to crack down on money laundering

* 66th UN General Assembly opens - UNSG's focus on key world issues

* Sri Lankan Airlines launches flights to Moscow

* First Lady visits McCarton School for autistic children

* Sri Lanka: Emerging investment destination for France & UK

 September 21, 2011 |

* President meets world leaders

* Top Sri Lankan think-tank releases review of Darusman Panel Report

* Sri Lanka re-elected as Chairman of CTO

* President attends Clinton Global Initiative

* Prosecutors seek as much as 24 years for Rajaratnam

 September 20, 2011 |

* President arrives in New York

* Modern Hotel near Mattala Airport

* UK has broad ties with SL- British DHC

* Menik Farm to be shut down

* More refugees back home from India

* SL attends UN High-Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases

* US Assistant Secretary had productive meetings in SL

* More measures to develop fisheries sector

* Sri Lanka to host first SA Beach Games

 September 19, 2011 |

* China & Russia buy US $ 4m worth gems

* 'i-Sri Lanka’ in Jaffna

* Joint Indo-Sri Lanka Naval Exercise to commence today

* SL keen to boost trade, cultural & tourism ties with Oman - Sri Lankan Ambassador

* President leaves for New York

* Govt purchases paddy from farmers

* Beautifying the pulse of Colombo citizens necessary - President

* SL envoys in US meet HRW officials

 September 16, 2011 |

* Sri Lanka’s Haj pilgrims quota increased

* Pre-judgement of LLRC is superfluous and unacceptable

* ‘Gamani’ refreshes memory of a history going into oblivion - President

* Sri Lanka records 8.2% GDP growth for Q2 2011

* Online ticketing for national parks

* Permanent houses for Vavuniya people

* SL medical team arrives in Pakistan to provide dengue eradication assistance

* Over 950 million rupees to build 500 housing units for slum dwellers

 September 15, 2011 |

* Welfare of IDPs progressing well - Robert O Blake

* Sri Lanka is not willing to create nurseries for terrorists – Ambassador Kunanayakam

* Over 950 million rupees to build 500 housing units for slum dwellers

* SriLankan wins Etihad Global Excellence Award 2010/11

 September 14, 2011 |

* Over 400 Tamil speaking cops recruited so far

* New bridge to East

* Sri Lanka - crucifixion of a country for defeating terrorism?

* SL to protest against taking up Darusman report – External Affairs Minister

* Five go on trial for supporting LTTE

* SL expatriates in Europe protest against UN in Geneva

* Royal wedding boosts Sri Lanka Sapphire sales

* RDA holds workshop on operational and maintenance for Southern expressway

* Sri Lanka, the 13th most expensive place to build in Asia

* Blake satisfied with demining process

* Congress cannot forgive Rajiv's killers- Union Minister

* Annual confab of C'wealth tax administrators in Colombo

* Sri Lanka investments being mulled by Korea

* Construction of another Jana Sevana village commences

* International Kites festival in Negombo

 September 13, 2011 |

* Sri Lanka holds panel discussion at UNHRC on the Humanitarian Operation

* Australia welcomes interception of people-smuggling boat

* We will assail with all energy unjustified propaganda, inimical to Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka holds panel discussion at UNHRC on the Humanitarian Operation

* Measures to develop dairy farms

* ‘English as a Life Skill’ takes wings

* Transforming prison into rehab a timely need -President

* Animal sacrifice at Munneswaram suspended

* Indian scholarships for SL teachers under ‘English as a life skill’ initiative

 September 12, 2011 |

* More fish landing centres opened

* President guarantees better housing facilities for slum dwellers

* Blake arrives

* Tourist arrivals up by 29% in August

* Sri Lanka’s first woman Attorney General appointed

* SL's experience immediately relevant to developing world – Prof. Peiris

* Sri Lankans have shown unbelievable resilience in the face of terrorism – US Ambassador

* JITF again in January

* Sri Lanka elected to Chair Working Group on the Right to Development

* Samadhi Buddha statue declared open by President

* Production of indigenous food crop seeds to be increased

 September 11, 2011 |

* "Sri Lanka wants to look forward" - Ambassador Wickremasuriya tells US Congressmen

* 'Watch out for Babbar and LTTE' - India

* “Pre-judgment of the Commission’s outcome is unacceptable and unwarranted”- Govt.

 September 09, 2011 |

* Seeing children from North and East a triumph - President

* Rehabilitated ex combatants on a familiarization journey to South

* SL delegation leaves for Geneva

* Speak with one voice to aid reconciliation- Ambassador Wickramasuriya

* SL refutes New York Times claims

* Cabinet approves HR Action Plan

* Ukrainian carrier to start flights to Sri Lanka

* RDB opens 11 branches in N& E

* SriLankan Catering wins six environmental award

* FACETS 2011 opens

 September 08, 2011 |

* President meets Tamil leaders to allay fears in N & E

* President receives feedback from more ministries

* Pakistan hails President Rajapaksa for eliminating terrorism

* Democratic process in North restored - Kohona

* President condemns terror attack at Delhi High Court

* No Sinhalese colonization in north – Minister Rajapaksa

* Investors optimistic on Sri Lanka's growth

* China assures continued support to safeguard SL's national independence

* Criminal Procedure Code Amendment Bill to be present today

* Prepare a job-oriented education system - President

 September 07, 2011 |

* More land for cultivation in North

* SL envoy in Australia rejects allegations against SL armed forces

* SL, Vietnam to strengthen military cooperation

* Consistency of standards vital in combating terrorism – Prof. Peiris

* Rehabilitation of ex-LTTE cadres in final stages

* Army goes high-tech

* Five more bridges to East

* Programme to develop Palmyra products in Jaffna

 September 06, 2011 |

* ‘Lies Agreed Upon’ to be telecast at UN headquarters today

* Britain and European governments helped US commit 'countless’ crimes colluding with torture

* Sri Lanka & UK work jointly to protect red slender loris

* Govt. launches strategic plan for tourism

* Sri Lanka’s second coal power plant to be in Sampur

* Artificial Limb Fitment Camp inaugurated

* Towards making Colombo a centre of excellence

* Sri Lanka, a beacon for Pakistan - The Express Tribune

* Two more gates of Yala National Wildlife Park open for public

 September 05, 2011 |

* Rs.66 million to complete development projects

* UNICEF expands 2009 family reunion programme

* SL targets over US$ 1.3 billion foreign exchange from tea exports

* Blake's visit rescheduled

* Cinnamon exports to be increased

* Reclaiming the pearl of Sri Lanka

* New license for water bottling

 September 04, 2011 |

* 9 of 10 Sri Lankans approve President - Gallup

* Proud at defeating terror and making South Asia safer – President Rajapaksa to Rotarians

* Republic of Korea expresses understanding of Sri Lanka's position, increases economic assistance

 September 03, 2011 |

* Education Ministry launches 'Thribasha' programme

* SLFP, a party committed to freedom - President

* Stage set for a tourist economy

* Sri Lanka castigated for doing the right thing

 September 02, 2011 |

* Seven-year plan to rain SL athletes for Commonwealth Games

* Four Lankan firms in Forbes Asia's 'Best Under a Billion' list

* Kerala Police beef up surveillance on Tamil refugee camps

* SLFP celebrates Diamond anniversary today

* Discussions for Budget 2012 President meets construction sector reps 

* Dr. Nonis assumes office as new Sri Lankan envoy to UK

* All Provincial Roads will be carpeted before end of 2012

* New oil tank commissioned at SLPA

 September 01, 2011 |

* President patronizes State Musical Awards

* President patronizes State Musical Awards

* Calculated attempt to deceive people regarding no. of missing in SL -Vavuniya GA

* Sri Lanka takes a lead amongst SAARC in telecom industry - Voice & Data

* Govt.'s two-tier approach will certainly deliver a lasting solution to the Tamil problem - Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha

* New laws to deal with LTTE - AG

* Buddha statue unveils in India

* Suspected LTTE cadres in Bangalore credit card scam busted

* Maldivian Vice-President meets President

* Blake's visit yet to be rescheduled

* Colombo port bunkering capacity to be boost by 50 %

* Six million fish trading center to Mathakal

* Inflation drops in August






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