January 2012

 

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 January 31, 2012 | Read More >>

* President to help kick-start PSC process

* National Educational Action Plan for Peace and Sustainable Development launched

* CB clarifies on IMF- SBA Programme

* South African hotel investors enticed by SL's opportunities

* Stable outlook for SL banks - Fitch  

* “Ayubowan China”; where the Chinese dragon meets the Sri Lankan lion

* Rs.827m to expedite Provincial development

* USAID assists Trincomalee food producers

 

 January 30, 2012 | Read More >>

* SL among Kuoni's top five destinations

* President calls for increased milk production

* Artists flock to Colombo street with myriad creations

* SL to brief intl' community on HR and reconciliation

* UN meeting on tea opens today

* More tourist hotels in Pasikudah

* Over 1.5 lakh Indian tourists visited SL in 2011

* Sri Lanka fixed wireless users shrink, broadband up

 

 January 28, 2012 | Read More >>

* SL needs more global support on reconciliation – EU MPs

* Economic development, our aim - President

* Prof. Peiris meets Indian minister and envoys in New Delhi

* Oman to help Sri Lanka on oil and gas needs

* Sri Lanka donates US$ 50,000 to Philippines flood victims

 

 January 27, 2012 | Read More >>

* SL- Indonesia trade to reach USD 1b by 2015

* Humanism is the closest we can get to a universal good – Ambassador

* 2012, another positive year for Sri Lankan tourism - BMI

* Local inventors should be encouraged - President

* Defense Services College gets a new building

* Sri Lankan seafarers to be employed in Italian vessels

* Implementing process of LLRC recommendations to get underway within next two months

* Pakistani trade delegation in SL to enhance bilateral trade

* Major Gen. Sahvendra appointed to UN advisory peacekeeping group

* SL, India bilateral trade reached an all-time high in 2011 – Indian envoy

* Upper Kothmale to be commissioned in March

 

 January 26, 2012 | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka: Spice Island

* Cairn to enter second phase of oil exploration

* Remarkable progress in two years since President's re-election

* Tourism earnings grew at healthy rate – CB

* Exports surge in 2011

* Secy to President heads committee to formulate broadband policy

* Sri Lanka hosts international tea meeting

* Service in North mandatory for nurses

* Katunayake-Kalpitiya new expressway

* Troops, ex-LTTE combatants breed crabs

 

 January 25, 2012 | Read More >>

* New Sri Lanka in the making – Dr. Kalam

* SL reassures continued support & solidarity to Palestinian people

* We were treated with dignity in Sri Lanka – Indian fishermen

* SL to establish Consulate in Guangzhou

* Colombo-Jaffna Domestic flights

* Sri Lanka & Mali establish diplomatic relations

* Galle literary festival closed

* New airline service to boost tourism industry

 

 January 24, 2012 | Read More >>

* London Stock Exchange optimistic on Sri Lankan Growth

* Ex-cadres reintegration accelerated

* Consideration of Darusman report up to the members of UNHRC

* Sri Lanka Navy denies harassing Indian fisherman

* Sri Lanka donates eyes to the world

* More houses under ‘Jana Sevana’

* Sri Lanka Embassy premises in Vienna declared open  

* Crowds throng Mannar Divi Neguma

* Japan further assists Killinochchi reconstruction

* Sri Lanka showcased at U.S. Army War College

 

 January 23, 2012 | Read More >>

* SL nurses have a high intl demand -President

* Tourists thrilled with Sri Lankan visit

* Achchuveli industrial zone by March

* Passenger handling capacity to be doubled

* Sri Lankan author wins DSC Prize

* Census of Population and Housing: Enumeration stage to commence

* US students “thrilled to be” in SL to study biological & plant science

* Next UN contingent ready for departure

 

 January 21, 2012 | Read More >>

* 2012 declared as the Year for a Trilingual Sri Lanka

* Former Indian President to support PURA in Sri Lanka

* US wants to enhance trade ties with Sri Lanka

* A bridge to unity and life skills and progress

 

 January 20, 2012 | Read More >>

* Govt to establish an Upper Chamber to devolve power

* SL’s willingness to promote rule of law remains undiminished - Kohona

* Galle-Hikkaduwa railway track declared open

* Cabinet approves establishment coal power plant in Sampoor

* Work begins on Lotus Tower 

* Third Jaffna Trade Fair today

* Cabinet Decisions

* Indian External Affairs Minister concludes Sri Lanka visit

* Pension scheme for members of the Civil Defence Force

* India announces expansion of scholarship program

 

 January 19, 2012 | Read More >>

* Indian External Affairs Minister visits North: Hands over first lot of houses to beneficiaries

* Sri Lanka – better recognition as a liberal economy

* Compile report on Mt. Lavinia accident – President to IGP

* Galle Literary Festival opened

* Indian court remands human trafficking kingpin

* EPF Amendment Bill passed

* Over 60,000 tourists arrived in first 16 days

* Senegal invites SL apparel exporters to set up base

* Online vehicle verification project launched

* Lanka's first monorail track in H’tota

* Govt to develop 6000 schools

 

 January 18, 2012 | Read More >>

* Govt – TNA dialogue, a way for political settlement – Indian External Affairs Minister

* Doctor who aided LTTE wants job back

* SL, India sign MoUs for housing project for IDPs, restoration of Northern Railway line

* President participates in several functions in Kalutara

* Qatar Emir concludes Sri Lanka visit

* Over 1,930 sq. kms landmines free in North

* Country's first monorail to be constructed in H'tota

* Mirissa, the world's top spot for whale-watching

 

 January 17, 2012 | Read More >>

* A/L exam results issue: Implement recommendations immediately – President

* More strength & freedom to Police to act independently - Defence Secy

* SEC further relaxes stock broker credit extension

 

 January 16, 2012 | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka - Qatar sign nine MOUs

* India- Sri Lanka Joint Working Group: SL fully committed working towards fulfilling mandate

* SL, India agree to enhance bilateral cooperation on fishermen's issues

* Indian Police nab LTTE sympathizer for human trafficking

* Indian FM to visit SL today

* Gota pulls no punches on the 'Diaspora' threat

* Village for artists

* Over Rs.500mn to Jaffna uni this year

* 13 more Indian fishermen released

* Sri Lanka leads low-cost holiday destinations - UK survey

 

 January 15, 2012 | Read More >>

* Message

 

 January 13, 2012 | Read More >>

* Royal Mail cancels LTTE stamps

* Colombo to get three elevated highways

* KDU to offer degrees to civilians

* Govt to train fishermen

* Many LLRC recommendations constructive - UK

* No discrimination against Tamils in SL - Canadian MPs

* Emir oThe will to succeed can lead to fulfillment of LLRC recommendations – Prof. Wijesinghe

* Emir of Qatar to visit Sri Lanka next week

* Transit passengers & children exempted from Visa fee

* Over hundred billion for health 2012

* India to sign MoU for IDP housing project

 

 January 12, 2012 | Read More >>

* Tiger stamps: La Poste apologises Blames manipulative customers

* I waited for two decades to go home – Tamil refugee

* SL should address accountability issues on its own- Slovenian Judge

* GCE A/L examination results Committee handed over report to President

* Measures to develop handloom sector

* SriLankan Airlines re-launches services to Zurich

* Sanga in MCC World Cricket Committee

* Farming project to help ex LTTE-cadres

 

 January 11, 2012 | Read More >>

* Sri Lanka is still under threat - warns Secretary Defence

* ‘Looks forward to working closely with SL in the new situation’ - Senegal President

* Free passports to Tamil refugees in India

* Samurdhi scheme to Kilinochchi

* Pensions & insurance for over 250,000 fishermen

* No change in policy interest rates – CB

 

 January 10, 2012 | Read More >>

* Pro-LTTE stamp, a fake - Canada Post

* IDPs drop to 6,553

* Pro-LTTE stamps will be removed before distribution – Post Master General

* Channel 4 footage simply smells fake – Michael Robers

* Navy apprehend another Australia bound boat

* Ports Authority wraps up CHE upgrade project

* Import tax on buses, Lorries, Trucks & lorry engines removed

* President inaugurates Rs 7,307 m road renovation project

 

 January 09, 2012 | Read More >>

* Less SL refugees return with suspension of ferry service

* More ex-cadres to be reintegrated

* Sri Lankan boat adds to visa concerns

* Sri Pada, the first destination of holy mountain expedition

* Inflation in 2012 at mid single digit levels – CB

* Boost for tourism as Prince & Princess Michael of Kent enjoy private visit to SL

* Chandikulam Bird Sanctuary opened

* Mannar’s first BoI project starts

 

 January 08, 2012 | Read More >>

* Attacks on Indian fishermen by SLN are mere allegations - Indian Govt

* Tourist arrivals in December hit a record high

* Free passports to refugees returning from TN

* Indian assistance to restore northern railway service

 

 January 06, 2012 | Read More >>

* Provincial development will be given a major boost- CB

* 20th IMBL Meeting held

* Funds raised via CSE up 65% in 2011

* France will never support terrorism

* Construction of Lotus Tower to be commenced

* Measures to develop coir industry

 

 January 05, 2012 | Read More >>

* Time the world took note of LLRC – Daily Pioneer

* Country must utilise opportunity afforded by peace – Defence Secy

* Students can inquire into A/L examination results issue

* Agriculture, Industry and services sectors will play a major role in 2012 growth rate

* Scholarships for SL students in India

* Another village under Jana Sevana

 

 January 04, 2012 | Read More >>

* “Security wise, we are dependent on Sri Lanka” – Indian External Affairs Minister

* "Personalised" Tiger stamps, not in any way official; La Poste apologises for mistake

* Foreign exchange environment will be further relaxed in 2012

* Sri Lanka expresses concern over publishing LTTE stamps

* New secretaries for five ministries

* 35 out of 40 Tamil Nadu fishermen released by SLN reach Mandapam

* CCTV system to be upgraded

* USAID support generates jobs & investments

* Renovated roads opened in Kilinochchi  

* More houses under Jana Sevana

 

 January 03, 2012 | Read More >>

* LTTE 'postage stamps' in France

* Inflation remains at single digit in 2011

* Currency devaluation not contemplated for 2012 – CB Governor

* Ministries assigned to monitor CAs

* Navy rescues six more stranded fishermen

* Online visa yields Rs.1.5 m in first 10 hours

 

 January 02, 2012 | Read More >>

* Emergence of educated youth of former conflict areas, a main economic advantage – Ambassador Jayatilleka

* AI accepts funds from Canadian Tamils

* Sun City to invest US$ 800 million in tourism project

* PM commends China for strong support

 

 January 01, 2012 | Read More >>

* Conde Nast list SL among world’s top five destinations in 2012

* We should step forward as a resurgent nation - President

* Electronic Travel Authorization system comes into effect

 

 
 
   
   

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