November 2011

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 November 30, 2011 |

* US$ 100 million WB assistance to education sector

* Reintegration of ex-LTTE cadres to society nearing completion – IOM

* Only Sri Lanka can resolve Tamil problems - Malaysian MPs

* Pakistan President calls for strengthening relationship with Sri Lanka

* CSE concludes successful Investment Forum in Singapore

* Rubber to be grown in North

* High Commission doors open to all races and religions – SL Envoy in UK

 November 29, 2011 |

* Japanese assistance to install electronic toll collection system on expressway

* President emphasizes need for Colombo bourse to attract investors

* Sri Lanka reaffirms Palestine's inalienable right Statehood

* Japan assures continued support to SL's development

* Sri Lanka to attract more Chinese tourists

* US trade delegation to explore investment opportunities

 November 28, 2011 |

* Sri Lanka poised to join Asia’s fast growing economies - Bangkok Post

* President awards local gvt. officers

* Post-conflict SL, an example to global community - Justice Weeramantry

* Govt to introduce human resources policy next year

* Exports to EU grow in first nine months – Ambassador Ariyasinha

* Taxi service at BIA to be upgraded

 November 27, 2011 |

* Southern expressway opens

 November 25, 2011 |

* SL does not need external guidance to achieve reconciliation – Defence Secy

* Sri Lanka achieves 2011 tourist arrival target

* 2012 - the Year for Trilingual Sri Lanka

* Cabinet approves appointment of CAs to manage underperforming ventures

* Sri Lanka rupee rate should be market-driven- Treasury Secretary

* Sri Lankan crafts at 'Magic of Gifted Hands' theme pavilion in New Delhi

* SL's food processing, education, heath interests UAE - visiting minister

* Sons of D. A. Rajapaksa drowned inspiration from their father’s philosophy – Prof. Ananda W P Guruge

 November 24, 2011 |

* Parliament approves PSC for a political solution

* UAE Trade Minister arrives to boost trade ties

* Taking English & IT to village, a success - Secy to President

* Inaugural National Reconciliation Conference today

 November 23, 2011 |

* Another Jana Sevana village in Kurunegala

* Terrorists attack us in the cover of human rights today - President

* Northern Ireland business delegation visits SL for trade discussions

* Sri Lanka has improved in human development

* Sri Lanka's rupee devaluation is a right step - IMF

* UK has no regrets over the end of terrorism - BHC

* More power supply to Batticaloa

* SriLankan launched Silk Route Departure Lounge

 November 22, 2011 |

* SL gives exchange rate guidance to banks- CB Governor

* IDPs dropped to 7, 163

* Budget 2012: 2nd reading debate

* Pirith chanting ceremony at SL High Commission to invoke blessings on President

* Sri Lanka donates US$ 50,000 worth of flood relief to Thailand

* Special mass in Bethlehem to bless President Rajapaksa

 November 21, 2011 |

* Budget 2012: Focus on free education, health and agro-development

* Budget – 2012 today

* Sri Lanka & Belgium pledge to expand and consolidate economic ties

* Sri Lanka’s new High Commissioner to GB presents credentials

* China’s “win-win” philosophy benefits world- Kohona

* LTTE cadres in planned terror attacks in Mumbai - Indian Intelligence

* More housing under Jana Sevana

 November 20, 2011 |

* LLRC report given to President

* Remaining ex-LTTE cadres to be released before year end

 November 18, 2011 |

* Education equipment for schools to mark President’s B’day

* Prosperity and Peace of Mind to people & country - President

* Gem, diamond & jewelry sector records over 28% growth

* Budget – 2012 on November 21st

* A French delegation to Sri Lanka Expo 2012

* Third agricultural season introduced

* Indian assistance to Pallai- Kankesanthurai Railway Line

 November 17, 2011 |

* Fishermen sensationalizing attacks by SL Navy - Indian Coast Guard

* SC rejects four petitions against Revival of Underperforming Enterprises Bill

* Media Release - No further acquisitions under Underutilized Assets Law

* CCTV cameras and special traffic unit for Southern Expressway

* Paranthan chemical factory to be revived

* Industrial zone to be set up in Pulmoddai

* Juvenile Court to be open in Jaffna

* Mihin starts flights to Sharjah

 November 16, 2011 |

* National Physical Plan launched to guide development

* Sri Lanka’s economy remains positive - CB

* There is no single model of development valid for all people, at all times – SL envoy

* Emergency hotline for Southern expressway users

* Construction of South Container Terminal to commence next month

* National Physical Plan launched to guide development

* GreateSri Lanka plans $21 b public investment through 2015 – CB Governorrtr

* Dayata Sevana programme launched

* GreateAALCO serves as a uniting force between Asian and African countries – Ambassador Kariyawasam

 November 15, 2011 |

* Govt's first priority is security and welfare of Sri Lankans – Ambassador Wickremasuriya

* Greater regional cooperation vital between maritime powers - Secretary Defence

* Bank of Ceylon net up 32 percent

* India calls for collective strategy against piracy at seas

* Belgians have been "early birds" in seizing on new economic opportunities in Sri Lanka

 November 14, 2011 |

* Beyond prejudice – Sri Lanka's unique rehabilitation effort

* Web based information gathering system to help Sri Lankan students

* “Our post-conflict progress has been steady and will continue” – Ambassador Wickramasuriya

* Discovery of second natural gas well notified

* LLRC final report to be handed over to President

* Indian fishermen warned not to cross IMBL into Sri Lanka waters

* Online visa fee to come down from 2012

* U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense to speak at Galle Dialogue 2011

 November 12, 2011 |

* We will take action if the LLRC finds HR violations - President tells NDTV

* President returns

* President congratulates Australia

* The freedom for Mahaveer terror

* Agreed to promote regional cooperation and combat terrorism

* Four agreements signed between SAARC countries

 November 11, 2011 |

* Peacetime Sri Lanka will offer better returns- Investor Jim Rogers

* Ice plant in Jaffna

* Northern students visit Temple Trees

* German push for 18000 rural economy

* Request for Proposals for Mattala

* Sri Lanka to assist road development in Maldives

* Rajaratnam to pay $92m penalty in insider trading

* STF rehearsing traffic control on new expressway

* Maritime nations should be extra cautious of asylum seekers – Defence Secretary

* President holds bilateral discussions South Asian heads of state

* Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up nearly 33 percent year-on-year in October

* Sri Lanka will strike chord with developing nations

* SL, Indian leaders discuss fishermen issues

 November 10, 2011 |

* Now is the time for action - President tells SAARC

 November 09, 2011 |

* Sri Lanka among top emerging travel destinations in the world

* President leaves for SAARC Summit

* President arrives in Male

* Setting sail to their homeland with hope

* Japan to assist rural development project

* Price control on drugs from next year

* SriLanTargeting heads of State – UN warned

* SriLankan Airlines to fly to Canada and Vietnam

* Congress of Religions meets President Religions leaders’ contribution to co-existence among communities stressed

* Give peace chance in Sri Lanka - SL Envoy in Canada

 November 08, 2011 |

* “Sri Lanka is the growth story of the decade” - UNDP India Senior Advisor

* Revival of Underperforming Enterprises Bill consistent with Constitution

* Canadian indicted for supporting LTTE

* Europe keeps LTTE alive

* SL delegation arrives in Caribbean to lobby for 2018 C'wealth Games

* Good work environment imperative for efficiency- President

* Forty nine more Tamil refugees to return

* Higher education institutes to be supervised

* Toll fees decided for Southern expressway

* Jan-Aug exports hit $6.9bn

* Issues in the textile industry to be solved by forth coming budget - Secy to the Treasury

* Met Dept to be modernized

 November 07, 2011 |

* The Revival of Underperforming Enterprises Bill, A One Off Bill - Govt

* Criticism of Sri Lanka ignores Tiger threat

 November 06, 2011 |

* Embrace both victory and defeat equally - President

* Swiss solar ship on a worldwide mission to reach H'tota

* Spirit of Eid al-Adha helps cherish freedoms won through sacrifice by all communities - President  

 November 05, 2011 |

* Swiss Court upholds repatriation decision

* Murali in SL delegation to St. Kitts & Nevis

* Tamil asylum seekers believed to be LTTE members

 November. 04, 2011 |

* 'Lies Agreed Upon' screened at US Congress

* Cigarette production declines by 20%

* Heritage museum in Hambantota 

* Russia extends continued support with demining equipment

* No good terrorist – No bad terrorist

* SAARC should take on modest projects first – Prof. Peiris

* US has high expectations for LLRC report

* Sri Lanka donates flood relief items to Pakistan

* Cabinet congratulates SL delegations at international summits

* Comprehensive database on rubber products to be developed

 November. 03, 2011 |

* India’s No 1 private university in Colombo

* Freedom Speaks premiered

* Reports about SL Navy ramming Indian boat turn out to be false – Indian media

* EPF investments are long term and of value- CB

* Norway assists reintegration of ex-LTTE cadres

* SL's human development record improves

* Sri Lanka backs Palestine bid for UNESCO membership

* Mihin Lanka launches new route to Middle East

* Navy builds second Inshore Patrol Craft

* Department of Foreign Aids & Budget Monitoring renamed

* 118 doctors to be deployed in Northern hospitals

 November. 02, 2011 |

* Inflation further drops in October

* LLRC report will be made public – Prof. Peiris

* Cyber Security Week, a tremendous success - ICTA Chairman

* Meddling in internal affairs, not the way to defend C'wealth's relevance – The Hindu Editorial

* Petrol price hike likely in India

* Euro III petrol to be introduced

* Solar power generators to rural areas

* Priority of Deyata Kirula should be given to development of A'pura

* Jana Sevana village in Irattaperiyakulam

 November 01, 2011 |

* 77 ex-cadres to sit O/L this year

* Railways to earn Rs. 200 m through ads

* LTTE lives in distant Germany

* SL shortlisted for Outsourcing World Awards

* LLRC will report on how best SL people can live together amicably and productively - Prof. Wijesinha

* Briefing on post-conflict SL in US

* Jaffna, world’s 2nd town with Dutch settlements






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