July 2012

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 July 31, 2012  |

* Australia withdraws travel warnings for North

* SL grabs access to fifth largest global buyer of Pure Ceylon Tea

* Australian AG authorises extradition of alleged LTTE supporter to US

* Mega project for dam renovation

* Money is the call in Australia - not threats in Sri Lanka

* Repatriation of Lankans displaced in TN to be expedited

* Austria pledges USD 100 million for development projects

* Unity is the way to success, not ethnic division – President tells rehabilitated LTTE cadres

* First dendro power plant in A’pura

* International Star Gold Quality Award for SLSEC


 July 30, 2012  |

* 1,000 secondary schools to be developed

* Defence Secretary praises military for humanitarian work in North

* SLN urges Australia to deport asylum seekers back

* Construction of Port City Project to commence this year


 July 30, 2012  |

* Record for Sri Lankan arrests

* SLT Manpower Solutions wins Asian award

* Batticaloa gets Rs. 430m fisheries harbor


 July 28, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan to significantly enhance bilateral trade

* Twenty three Indian fishermen released from custody

* President inspects progress of Deduru Oya irrigation project

* Cairn to begin second phase of oil exploration next year


 July 27, 2012  |

* Cabinet approves National Action Plan on LLRC

* Deported asylum seeker recants on torture claims

* Earnings from tourism increases

* Pakistan FM to visit SL

* Embassy of SL facilitates student US study tour for "Project Common Bond"

* Patrick Mendis: Sri Lankan-American scholar appointed to UNESCO to represent US

* Fight against terrorism is 4th World War: Indian president


 July 26, 2012  |


* Joint patrolling could be the answer to settle fishermen issue – SL High Commissioner

* Cabinet approves National Action Plan on LLRC

* Australia deports Tamil asylum seeker for links with LTTE

* Rehabilitated ex-LTTEers for National Sports Squads

* UN system must be guided by objective criteria –newly appointed SL envoy in Geneva

* Post-conflict probe on LTTE activity: Top Swiss team due in Colombo soon

* Trade deficit records lowest growth in May


 July 25, 2012  |

* Indian fishermen may return home earlier – HC Kariyawasam

* Dharmasiri Senanayake left imprint on politics – President

* Over 750 refugees returned from India this year

* President instructs relief to students affected by Z score

* 50mn to facilitate resettled in Jaffna

* Top Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo returns to SL

* Follow-up survey to be conducted

* Construction of first green higher education institute begins today

* Rubber earnings hit US $ 1 billion mark


 July 24, 2012  |

* Top Indian business delegation to visit SL

* Report responsibly – Defence Secy

* Role of a politician should be exemplary to society – President

* Sri Lanka centre of new shift in maritime industry - Class NK

* Refugee flights proving costly for Australia


 July 23, 2012  |

* Independence of judiciary will be ensured – President

* Rehabilitated former combatants get livelihood loans

* Sri Lanka achieved all objectives of the SBA Facility from IMF - CB

* Sri Lanka sends Universal Periodic Review report to UNHRC

* President send floral greetings to Pranab Mukherjee

* Health Ministry recruits 326 Tamil speaking trainee nurses

* Modern amenities to 1,000 secondary schools

* Cashew Corporation expands operations


 July 21, 2012  |

* IMF approves final disbursement

* Navy launches full-scale on to nab illegal migrants

* President discusses CSE activities with stockbrokers

* New Delhi’s boo to Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Indian HC tours Northern Province


 July 20, 2012  |

* National Coordinating Committee on Re-admission of repatriates to be established

* Construction of Hyatt Regency hotel commenced

* SL to establish formal diplomatic ties with Congo-Brazzaville

* Feasibility study for proposed expressway to North soon

* Vietnam looks forward to enhancing cooperation with SL

* SL to establish formal diplomatic ties with Congo-Brazzaville

* Cabinet Decisions


 July 19, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka: The emerging centre point for IT - Secretary to the President

* Sri Lanka’s Int’l Sovereign Bond oversubscribed 10.5 times

* SLT to spend $187m on network expansion

* PC polls on September 8

* Prabhakaran left behind only a legacy of ruin & destruction for Tamils – Hindu columnist

* Tamil refugee turned loan shark arrested for exhorting money


 July 18, 2012  |

* Coconut production increased

* France to upgrade its Lankan investment profile

* Bell given award for outstanding enterprise reporting for smuggling series


 July 18, 2012  |

* Techniques to down paddy production cost

* ‘Child abuse prevention, responsibility of all’

* Registration of vessels used in transporting illegal migrants canceled

* Australian Federal police dismisses war crime allegations against SL envoy

* Asia PWhile learning modern technology, be aware of our own traditional knowledge too – President

* Asia Pacific e-Government conference inaugurates

* Sri Lanka, Vietnam focus on expanding trade and investment


 July 17, 2012  |

* TN govt denies reports on alleged attacks by SL Navy

* Social Integration Week declared

* New secretaries for two ministries

* Karunanidhi drops Eelam demand from TESO meet

* Australia can turn back boats – Morrison

* Over 1,300 SL asylum seekers attempted to enter Australia

* Sri Lankan talent shines at South Asian Cultural Diversity Event

* Gem & jewellery exports increased

* SL names new fresh water fish after Dawkins

* Land available for private sector investments in Trinco

* Over Rs 54,837m spent on Batti development


 July 16, 2012  |

* LTTE poses a grave threat to Indian citizens – Indian govt.

* Oil exploration to be extended to South

* Palitha Fernando is new Attorney General

* Sri Lanka offers many changes of scene - Times of India

* Massive development drive begins in East

* Public welfare, govt’s foremost priority - President

* Presidential committee to address university teachers' issues

* Drop Tamil Eelam agenda - Chidambaram tells Karunanidhi

* Sinhala language training for ex-LTTE cadres

* Poised to take off as new maritime hub in the South: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Indian Minister concludes Lanka visit

* Sinhala film screened in Jaffna after 30 years

* Indian govt approves next phase of Indian Housing Project


 July 13,, 2012  |

* LTTE tortured and killed while fighting Indians – former LTTE cadre

* Child abuse laws to be strengthened

* New secretaries appointed for 18 ministries

* Colombo dockyard delivers first oilfield support vessel

* SLT launches i-Sri Lanka

* 'Defence Seminar-2012' next month

* Major developments in port sector


 July 12, 2012  |

* Another hardcore LTTE cadre seeks rehabilitation

* SL economy still poised to grow by 7 % this year – Dr. Jayasundara

* New operational measures in certain foreign exchange transactions

* SLFP to suspend memberships of politicians involved in crimes

* CB maintains policy interest rates

* Practical programme for consumers protection mooted


 July 11, 2012  |

* Legal action against hardcore ex-LTTE cadres to be expedited

* Northern Province elections in Sept. 2013 – President

* Sri Lanka moves to curb human smuggling

* No plan to acquire civilian lands in Jaffna – SFJ Commander

* Human traffickers lure SL refugees with package deals - report CC

* New Port City in Colombo: Priority to major port expansions – SLPA Chairman

* Navy intercepts 2 trawlers with 82 onboard 

* Cartoonists can help build disciplined society - President

* Use Sri Lanka to penetrate South Asian market – Malaysian CC

* China, a tower of strength to Sri Lanka – Prof. Peiris

* SL seeking to expand development strategy – Minister Amunugama

* Marriott Hotels announces first resort in Sri Lanka


 July 10, 2012  |

* Opportunity for rehabilitated ex- LTTE cadres to involve in politics – Defence Secy

* Canadian Immigration Minister asks for cuts to refugee health benefits

* Sri Lanka Economic Summit begins today

* Another group of Indian fishermen released

* Major Conference & Expo on Ports, Trade & Logistics

* Mullaitivu gets highest percentage of loan reimbursement targets


 July 09, 2012  |

* Don’t whip up Tamil sentiments – Narayanasamy tells TN Mps

* Sri Lanka earns over 18 billion rupees from UN peacekeeping

* SriLankan to start daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai

* A’pura to get 5,000 agro wells


 July 08, 2012  |

* Acquire deep understanding of your own country – President tells SL diplomats

* Sri Lanka's foreign reserves gained substantially - Central Bank


 July 07, 2012  |

* UN hushed up FAO money flow to LTTE : US$ 1.5 m to non-existent suppliers

* Significant improvement in SL's performance in trade logistics

* President calls for setting up new police stations for curbing crime

* Vehicle transshipment gathering momentum at H’tota port

* Sri Lanka donates medical supplies to DR Congo

* Sri Lanka, India navies discuss maritime issues of mutual interest


 July 06, 2012  |

* Sri Lanka - Japan relations even stronger in the future - Deputy PM of Japan

* Sri Lankan teas fetch world’s highest average price 

* SL to bag yet another ASEAN MoU

* Visit Sri Lanka for impartial analysis on facts - SL envoy in UK

* SL to establish DPL ties with 15 African countries

* Ten thousand bicycles to Northern families


 July 05, 2012  |

* SL secures international shipping lane south of country from piracy or criminal activity

* Space academy to be opened next year

* US will remain engaged with SL – Ambassador Butenis

* Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka at 'BB-'; Outlook Stable

* Project to develop large scale tourism zone near BIA

* Stringent laws to be introduced to protect natural environment

* Postal vote application deadline extended 

* Two held for trying to take Sri Lankan refugees to Oz

* SL achieved 70% of 2012 new start-up registration target


 July 04, 2012  |

* President addresses wild life and environmental issues of Central Province

* Japan offers assistance for Sri Lanka's future tasks

* Tourism industry has recovered strongly since war ended – Yahoo Total Travel

* Special workshop for Heads of missions

* Construction of first science park begins

* Mihin Lanka Airlines to start flights to Madurai


 July 02, 2012  |

* CSD to recruit 5,000 rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres

* Construction of northern expressway to begin this year

* Cocos Island, a new frontier in human smuggling trade

* Political parties preparing for PC elections

* Former LTTE female leader to begin rehabilitation

* Deputy HC in Chennai launched special consular service for Tamil refugees

* RIZ tops $ 18 m turnover in 2011






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