April 2012


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 April 30, 2012  |

* Canadian House of Commons adopted anti-human traffcking bill

* Surplus harvests to be exported

* Fifty Indian companies participate in Investrade 2012 realty conference


 April 29, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka ranks first among SA countries on Change Readiness index


 April 28, 2012  |

* Suspension of ferry service may have affected return of refugees - UNHCR

* A poser to Karunanidhi: Why not a referendum on Kashmir-Eelam

* Army denies cluster bombs allegations


 April 27, 2012  |

* Rs. 8,600 million in this year to develop thousand schools

* President returns after successful visit to South Korea

* Tamil leaders for a solution within a united Sri Lanka - Deccan Herald Editorial

* Sri Lanka is an extremely promising investment destination- Jones Lang LaSalle

* SL’s policy guided by the well being of its people – Ambassador Aryasinha


 April 26, 2012  |

* Be a partner in Sri Lanka's prosperous march – President to Korean business community

* Sri Lanka to expand apparel trade with South Korea

* President arrives in Busan

* Madurai airport starts international flights to Colombo

* SL Envoy in UK wins “Diplomat of the Year” for Asia

* Dispute in Dambulla: Act with responsibility and exercise restraint - Govt

* SL High Commissioner wins Diplomat of the Year for Asia

* Fiji appoints new Sri Lankan judge


 April 25, 2012  |

* Korean business leaders apprised of investment opportunities in SL

* Satisfied with our visit to Sri Lanka – Indian Opp. Leader


 April 24, 2012  |

* SL today a robust new investment destination – President tells Korean business leaders

* Korean President commends SL's economic growth, political stability

* SL, Korea sign three agreements

* Treasury allocates Rs.534mn for “Pura Neguma”  

* India to rehabilitate Tamil war widows

* Colombo dockyard to build its largest vessel


 April 23, 2012  |

* Tamil refugees on hunger strike want to return to SL

* Indian delegation satisfied over improved IDP situation

* President arrives in Seoul

* Sri Lanka and Israel conduct bilateral consultations

* IMF to commence next review of SL's economic performance in June

* SL Navy to take part in joint sea exercise


 April 20, 2012  |

* President to visit South Korea

* Tsunami preparedness pays off in Sri Lanka - IRIN

* Pakistan's National Defense Uni Delegation visiting SL

* Upgraded Southern railway line declared open

* SEC lifts 10% price band

* Seychelles FM arrives

* Sri Lanka to host intl' telecommunication meeting

* Radiation Treatment Centre to be set up in North

* Relatives seek new of Tamils who fled conflict in SL

* Sri Lankan scientist for enhancing crops production


 April 19, 2012 |

* Indian delegation satisfied over project progress

* Some surprisingly robust reconciliation efforts have emerged in SL – National Post

* Tourist arrivals up in March

* Sri Lanka: Reconciliation versus Interventionism

* Restrictions on used vehicle imports relaxed

* First pharmaceutical manufacturing plant to be opened this month


 April 18, 2012 |

* SL economic growth to maintain strong performance - ADB

* Indian delegation appreciates vibrancy of democratic process in SL

* Development should not harm environment – President to Deyata Kirula organizers

* Hambantota Port gearing up to handle automobile carriers from June

* Rich biodiversity & multicultural community make SL perfect spot for a holiday - Malta Today

* Catalogue on Tourism in SL published in Russian language

* A Consular Mobile Service organized by Sri Lanka High Commission in Britain


 April 17, 2012 |

* SL not perturbed over DMK, AIADMK pulling out of Indian Parliamentary delegation

* Reports on attacks on fishermen not true – TN Govt

* SL neither opposed nor protested for any Nuclear Power Plant in India – AEA

* Northern paddy lands produce record harvest

* SriLankan adds capacity to Jeddah


 April 16, 2012 |

* SL, Palestinian leaders focus on further strengthening good relations

* Many war missing could have obtained new identities - Defence Secretary

* Sri Lanka – Palestine sign two agreements

* Palestinian President arrives

* Indian MPs delegation to arrive today

* SL delegation to leave this week to attend IMF spring meeting

* Sri Lanka should be allowed to find its own long term and permanent solution – Tamil expatriate

* Colombo shifts to Nuwara Eliya as season begins


 April 13, 2012 |

* Every step should be taken to build good relations with each other during New Year – President


 April 12, 2012 |

* No room for ethnic disharmony in Sri Lanka – President

* Samurdhi payment scheme changed

* Wisden honors Sanga

* Govt to ensure adequate stocks of essential items for festive season


 April 11, 2012 |

* SL mine clearance, most efficient in the world

* “Gunaratnam” deported to Australia

* No increase in receiving applications for duty concession vehicles 


 April 10, 2012 |

* B’desh pushing for more trade with SL

* IT services show strong growth in 2011 – CB


 April 09, 2012 |

* Sri Lanka beckons tourists, investors

* SL economy recorded an impressive growth in 2011 – Central Bank Annual Report

* SL, Malaysia to boost trade


 April 08, 2012 |

* Naseby faults UK for backing US resolution in Geneva

* Alleged MV Sun Sea mastermind arrested in France

* Christian message of love can help much in ongoing reconciliation process - President

* SL taking unique steps to expedite reconciliation – Minister Silva

* New libraries opened in five schools in A’pura


 April 05, 2012 |

* Sri Lankan apparel industry in optimistic mood

* Mihi Meth Suwa Sara launched to control non-communicable diseases

* Unverified accusations will only prolong people's grievances – SL envoy

* SriLankan revamps three European routes 

* Listed companies issued new directive on trading warrants

* SL - Canada trade to be further improved

* Sri Lanka commissions first Int’l lethal chemical team


 April 04, 2012 |

* First fish cannery opened in Galle

* 'we are very optimistic about Sri Lanka '- IMF Resident Rep

* All vehicle carriers to be divert to Hambantota port


 April 03, 2012 |

* Remaining IDPs will be resettled within next six months - Minister

* Channel 4 and Sri Lanka: A Case Study In Media Interventionism

* IMF completes seventh review, approves US$426.8 million disbursement

* No scheduled meeting between TNA & Secretary Clinton

* SriLankan IAA among IATA top ten

* Wreck removal from KKS harbor completed


 April 02, 2012 |

* Leave foreign pressures to us : Accept responsibility for good governance – President tells public servants

* Chinese firm to invest USD 50 billion in H'tota Trade City

* Considerable improvement in foreign exchange inflows in March 2012

* Expo 2012 concludes

* Sri Lanka to get Singapore budget carrier service


 April 01, 2012 |

* 29th Asia-Pacific Regional and SL’s Centenary Scout Jamboree declared open

* Taxes on motor vehicles, cigarette, and liquor revised

* Sri Lanka observes Earth Hour

* SOUL SEARCHING IN INDIA ON VOTE IN GENEVA: Investors show renewed confidence in Sri Lanka By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* UN asks India to repeal to AFSPA







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