May 2012

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 May 31, 2012  |

* President participates in Thai Sambuddha Jayanthi ceremony

* Significant improvement in Balance of Payments situation

* SL, Singapore discuss expanded investment & economic co-operation

* Earnings from tourism increases

* Sri Lanka continued to record strong exports

* Colombo to be Garden City of the East


 May 30, 2012  |

* All I want now is a brighter future – former LTTE cadre

* Parama Weera: What it takes, and what it means By David Blacker

* Two high level Pakistani delegations visiting Sri Lanka

* International conference on SL's prospects for development & reconciliation held in Tokyo

* Iran invites President to attend NAM summit

* SL -Singapore business further expanded

* Iran wants to be Ceylon Tea hub for Middle East

* Thailand pledges assistance to develop agriculture, fisheries and education

* Colombo to be transformed into a truly world class city – Defence Secy


 May 29, 2012  |

* Singapore Foreign Minister to arrive today

* Vehicle imports through Colombo if for immediate clearance

* Pakistani and Japanese naval ships arrive on goodwill visits

* President arrives in Thailand

* Cargo nabbed in Ghana was carrying Tamils – National Post

* Japanese scholarships to government officers

* All Sri Lankans have right to settle in everywhere - Defence Secy

* Sri Lanka featured in Emirates Tours UK catalogue


 May 28, 2012  |

* 75 more LTTE cadres to be reintegrated next month

* India reviews progress in East

* President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Thailand

* 113 arrested attempting to illegally travel to Australia

* President completes 42 years in politics

* Mega project to develop Colombo and suburbs to be launched today

* Govt promotes organic fertilizer for paddy cultivation

* Sri Lanka hosts South Asian Mobile Conference 2012

* SriLankan acquires brand new A320


 May 27, 2012  |

* President outlines development goals for Polonnaruwa district

* Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan sign MoU to enhance bilateral cooperation


 May 25, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka to launch first ever communication satellite

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

* Live within means to manage economy - President

* Dutch assistance to modernize Blood Bank

* 18 nabbed in Ghana for human trafficking

* Road network upgrade drive to begin soon

* 25 Sri Lankans displaced in earthquake in Italy


 May 24, 2012  |

* Dramatic increase in WB resources for SL to achieve MIC goals

* Use of HR issues as political instrument is fundamentally unacceptable – Russia

* President inspects second stage development at H'tota Port

* SL, Qatar sign Investment Promotion Agreement

* Special courts to be established to hear cases against LTTE suspects

* SL, Ukraine conclude negotiations on establishing Inter-governmental Joint Commission on Trade & Economic Cooperation 


 May 23, 2012  |

* Nine out of 10 Sri Lankans approve President's job performance

* Qatar appreciates quality service of expatriate Sri Lankan workers

* SL – Singapore strengthen bilateral trade

* Use of mobile phones exceeds 19 m


 May 22, 2012  |

* President meets Qatari Emir and Prime Minister

* Worst seems to be over and life has changed so much – Kilinochchi resident

* President pardons former Army Commander

* External Affairs Minister and White House National Security team discuss resettlement and reconciliation

* Sri Lanka to benefit from Reserve Bank of India Swap Arrangement

* External Affairs Ministry monitors the situation in Bolonga and Modena

* Prof. Peiris to visit Russia and Kazakhstan


 May 21, 2012  |

* Sri Lankans are ready to move forward – President at Doha Summit

* US State Secretary praises Sri Lanka's plan to implement LLRC recommendations

* Sea plane aerodrome opens today


 May 19, 2012  |

* More LLRC was for reconciliation, not to create divisions – President Rajapaksa


 May 18, 2012  |

* New scheme to grant dual citizenship to be established

* Puthukudiyiruppu – Colombo bus service inaugurated

* More locations to release details of detainees

* SL under tremendous pressure during final stages of the conflict- Author of Gota's War

* Boat Show Sri Lanka opens today


 May 17, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka and the Philippines resolve to strengthen bilateral partnership

* Visit Sri Lanka – Minister invites US legislators

* Tourist arrivals up by 9 percent in April


 May 16, 2012  |

* KKS cement factory to resume work

* We reject all types of communalism - President

* MV Sun Sea human smuggling ship Two more charged

* Home grown solution will ensure lasting peace in SL – Prof. Peiris


 May 15, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka, a hidden gem for outsourcing - A T Kearney

* "Gota's War: The Crushing of Tamil Tiger Terrorism in Sri Lanka" launched

* Sri Lanka commemorated International Nurses' Day

* Security forces bust biggest-ever secret LTTE arms dump


 May 14, 2012  |

* Govt establishes mechanism to release information on detainees

* Sri Lanka's time has come – Economic Times

* SL, Kuwait sign agreement to protect worker rights

* Reorganization of SLFP begins

* Civilian naval operations to be improved to international standards

* Sri Lanka to export maize

* Malwathu oya project to get off ground


 May 12, 2012  |

* National program to conserve energy launched

* Seventeen forests to be declared forest reserves 

* CB maintains interest rates

* All roads in Jaffna open for public

* Psychosocial Problems of Child Soldiers - II: By: Prof. Daya Somasundaram & Dr. Ruwan M. Jayatunge


 May 11, 2012  |

* Director of LTTE American Branch faces sentencing

* Now there is an opportunity for every Sri Lankan – Defence Secy

* Indian Opp Leader criticised Tamil Eelam demand

* Upper Kotmale to be completed in June

* Psychosocial problems of child soldiers – I

* Sri Lanka to sign a MoU with Kazakhstan

* Norochcholai Phase 1, a resounding success


 May 10, 2012  |

* External Affairs Minister leaves for Egypt

* Upper Kotmale to be completed next month

* First meeting of Presidential Task Force on a Trilingual Sri Lanka

* President appreciates the work of the World Buddhist Sangha Council

* SAARC women group’s Sri Lanka visit a success


 May 09, 2012  |

* World Buddhist Congress organized Ashirwada Pooja

* Govt grants concessionary vehicle loans to journalists, authors and artistes

* SL to use hydrogen fuel

* 'The use of cluster bombs in Sri Lanka' - Fact or Fiction ?

* SEC looking to increase market liquidity


 May 08, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2012 to be held in July

* Indonesia to remove Sri Lanka from immigration red list


 May 07, 2012  |

* Japanese Deputy Prime Minister calls on President

* Upper Kotmale hydropower project opened

* Reconstructed Kandy-Mahiyangana 18 Bend Road opened


 May 05, 2012  |

* Let us eschew all disputes and divisions to make national unity and religious co-existence - President

* SL, Australia cooperate to curtail human trafficking

* Govt. has taken appropriate measures for economic sustainability- Fitch


 May 04, 2012  |

* President participates in religious activities ahead of Wesak festival 

* High ranking U.S. official in Sri Lanka to assist demining

* SL Permanent Mission in UN moves to a new location

* Commercial ties between SL & Pakistan offer many profitable prospects- Pakistan HC

* Sri Lanka and BRICS sign co-operation agreement

* Minister Peiris briefs EU team on development


 May 03,, 2012  |

* London Mayoral candidates battle for Tamil votes

* Japanese Deputy PM due to arrive today

* All-women business delegation from India to visit Sri Lanka

* Investor confidence strong - BOC bond issue heavily over-subscribed

* Returnees are safe – Australian Immigration Minister

* Unity of working people is essential to rebuild the nation – President

* Two more refugee claimants from MV Sun Sea ordered deportation


 May 02, 2012  |

* Surviving LTTE cadres can help establish casualty figures- Defence Secretary

* Australian Immigration Minister to arrive today

* SL- Pakistan sign MoU for promotion of bilateral trade

* SL, India & Maldives concludes joint Coast Guard exercise 

* President pledges to secure rights of the working class

* Grace period for vehicle unloading at Magampura Port

* SriLankan and Mihin Lanka to acquire more aircrafts


 May 01, 2012  |

* US seeks 15-year prison sentence for LTTE supplier

* No evidence of returnee abuses - UK

* Ensuring people’s prosperity is the best tribute to working class - President

* Australia commends SL’s development efforts






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