June 2012

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 June 30, 2012  |

* India remains committed to achieve political reconciliation in Sri Lanka

* US GSP to continue

* US stands out for violation of Human Rights - President Carter - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Galle to get vessel repair plant


 June 29, 2012  |

* LTTE was engaged in the drug trade to finance themselves - Kohona

* Three more boats arrive at Christmas Island, one believed to be from Sri Lanka

* President instructs to commence construction on Nuwara Eliya domestic airport

* Sri Lanka to establish diplomatic relations with San Marino

* Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka at Awards Ceremony of IESA Group

* SLPA launches project to lay new pipeline

* Ceylon Handlooms start flying with SriLankan


 June 28, 2012  |

* Island-wide census shows - Sri Lanka's population now 20,277,597

* No internationalization of domestic issues- Minister

* Three Provincial Councils dissolved

* Sri Lanka and Chile sign agreement on visa exemption

* Paddy/rice export ban

* Trial of ‘Sun Sea’ human smuggling suspects to skip preliminary hearing


 June 27, 2012  |

* Sri Lankan cuisine: Exotic, delicious and spicy

* Police investigates on bogus asylum seekers

* EPF welcomes S&P clarification

* Another asylum seeker boat capsizes near Australia


 June 26, 2012  |

* HC Kariyawasam leads Sri Lanka delegation to the First Ministerial Meeting of RIMES

* Four new envoys present credentials

* Development Bonds oversubscribed

* 15 Austrians awarded Diploma in Buddhism

* No document on LLRC submitted to US – Secy to President

* President instructs assistance to drought - affected farmers

* Man charged for human smuggling arrested in Canada


 June 25, 2012  |

* CSD to recruit rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres

* One Hundred and fifty refugees go missing from TN camps

* Suspected human traffickers refused bail

* No Sri Lankans among the rescued so far


 June 25, 2012  |

* President returns after successful visits to Cuba, Brazil

* Emphasis on commitment to Sustainable Development - President at Rio+20 By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Lanka’s exports’ value addition in par with Ireland & Finland - Minister


 June 22, 2012  |

* No space to shatter Indo- Lanka relations – SL – India

* Sri Lanka banking system sound - Central Bank

* Iraq looking for Lankan apparel, rubber in big volumes

* Lead managers appointed for US$ 1 billion sovereign bond issue


 June 21, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka committed to implement LLRC recommendations

* Saving environment: not task of developing countries alone – President at Rio+ 20

* Luxembourg is committed to support Sri Lanka - Deputy PM Jean Asselborn

* SLN lifts all bans on fishing in Trincomalee outer harbor

* Only 6,022 IDPs are to be resettled

* 1000 asylum seekers have reached Christmas Island so far

* SL making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking – US report


 June 20, 2012  |

* President arrives in Brazil to attend Rio+20

* US trade official observes significant progress in worker rights

* Sri Lanka condoles on death of Saudi Crown Prince

* Sri Lankans are charitable - survey

* Kaithady Palmyrah Research Institute soon

* 44th Asia Pacific public health conference in Colombo

* High quality garments factories in MIZ


 June 19, 2012  |

* SL will not become a theatre for power rivalry, ever – High Commissioner Kariyawasam

* Economy grows 7.9 percent in first quarter of 2012

* Canada's crackdown on human smugglers, legitimate and defensible – Minister Kenney

* Thousands of dollars for an asylum voyage to nowhere

* BoC reaches Rs one trillion Balance Sheet

* Two million families engaged in farming - Agriculture Minister


 June 18, 2012  |

* Presidents Rajapaksa and Castro meet: SL – Cuba: further strengthening of relations

* Troop strength in Jaffna drastically reduced says Defence Secretary: More soldiers in Anuradhapura district now

* BOI signs highest ever FDI project

* SL appreciates continuing counter terrorism action against LTTE activists in Belgium

* Paddy export orders increased


 June 15, 2012  |

* No amendments to SAFTA

* Tamils lured with promise of Australian citizenship - Sydney Morning Herald

* New Secretaries appointed

* President on two-day official visit to Cuba

* Third Asian Youth Games in H’tota

* Ambassador Aryasinha calls on the EU to further engage in SL’s development process


 June 14, 2012  |

* Asylum seekers arrivals stretch resources

* Task Force appointed to oversee implementation of LLRC recommendations is making progress – Secy to President

* Central Bank maintains interest rates 

* SriLankan to start daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai


 June 13, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka biggest gainer in Global Peace Index

* President's London visit overall success

* Tourist arrivals up by 17.5% in May

* British govt announces overhaul of family migration

* British MPs commend President's visit to London

* CB maintains policy interest rates

* SL, a growth prone nation in Asia – Hungary FM


 June 12, 2012  |

* End of child soldiers: SL removed from UN "list of shame"

* South Asia's first integrated INTERPOL database service launched

* Human smugglers open passage to Cocos – Sydney Morning Herald

* Gem clearing process simplified to boost trade

* Director General of OPCW to visit Sri Lanka

* CPC to enhance party-to- party exchanges with SL

* President briefs Pope on SL’s economic development

* SriLankan joins ‘Oneworld alliance’

* SL wraps up latest trade initiative with China

* Hi techs for Ranmihitenna Tele Cinema Park

* SL to be self sufficient in milk by 2016

* New manual on child-friendly education launched

* Know India Programme for Indian Diaspora youth


 June 11, 2012  |

* Special measures to protect female migrant workers

* Swiss prosecutors to question LTTE leaders on money laundering

* Australia rescues another boatload of Sri Lankan asylum seekers

* Sri Lanka receives orders for over 100,000 metric tons of rice

* Mass ceremony to name baby elephants held

* Dual track railway line from Polgahawela to Maho soon


 June 10, 2012  |

* Sri Lankan refugees: Tamil Nadu cops turn a blind eye

* President returns

* SL asylum seekers, a security threat - Australia

* An indelible blot on Freedom in Britain By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


 June 08, 2012  |

* Only 698 ex LTTE cadres remain in custody

* President attends Vesak celebrations in Rome

* China assures assistance to Sri Lanka in any situation

* Sri Lanka to choose lead managers for bond sale

* Prof. Peiris meets Foreign State Secretary


 June 07, 2012  |

* Detained Tamils sent to special camps

* Military presence reduced in Jaffna

* President meets British PM

* Pro-LTTE protestors obstruct freedom of expression

* President was elected as a MP for the first time on a day like today

* EPF reiterates that it has followed Investment Policy Guidelines


 June 06 2012  |

* Frequent illegal migration leads to suspicion of LTTE re-grouping – The Asian Age

* We will not allow anyone to rob our hard won peace – President tells in London

* BoI approves over US$ 730 million worth projects this year

* Three more charged with human smuggling in MV Sun Sea

* Transforming School Education Project launched

* President participates in Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Service

* H’tota Port begins transshipment trade

* SL signs prisoner exchange agreements with four countries


 June 05 2012  |

* India, US promise assistance to achieve sustainable peace

* Kerala police busted human trafficking racket

* President arrives in London to attend Queen's jubilee celebrations

* Two Canadian temples fined for funding LTTE

* Sri Lanka highlights its role in regional security at Shangri- La Dialogue

* SLFP appoints committee to propose mechanism to implement LLRC recommendations

* Govt to finalize construction of first phase of Colombo-Kandy highway in two months

* People smugglers set up in Australia, pretending to be refugees - report


 June 03 2012  |

* Massive Industrial Zones to be set up in North

* Tamils have clearly rejected separatism in Sri Lanka - Ambassador Kariyawasam

* Arahat Mahinda’s preaching helped to enrich our lives - President

* Eleventh "Shangri-La Dialogue" commenced

* Army withdrawn from several checkpoints in Colombo

* Two vehicle ships to arrive in Hambantota port next week

* Buddha’s teachings can resolve today’s conflicts too – President at UN Vesak Day

* Singapore reiterates commitment to assist SL's reconstruction process


 June 02, 2012  |

* Bilingual services at divisional secretariats

* Gotabhaya humbles BBC on threat to Tamil position in North By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


 June 01, 2012  |

* India extends ban on LTTE

* Southern Expressway marks a turning point in SL’s tourism industry - Wall Street Journal

* Impressive rapid development taking place in SL -Singapore Foreign Minister

* SAARC SG appreciates President's leadership in SAARC

* Dr. Nonis appointed to the Advisory Panel of Queens Diamond Jubilee Trust

* UK repatriates another batch of failed asylum seekers

* Another boatload of asylum seekers arrive in Australia






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