August 2012

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 August 30, 2012 

* Request made to suspend animal sacrifices : Kapilavastu relic exposition extended

* Chinese Defence Minister calls on President

* Most Venerable Weweldeniye Medhalankara Thero passes away

* Reflect current changes in global financial institutions – President at NAM

* Immigration and Emigration Act to be strengthened

* North, a hot spot for local tourists

* NAM would achieve goals through Iran's presidency – President

* SriLankan Airlines increases flights to Trivandrum


 August 29, 2012 

* President visits Polonnaruwa, orders suspension of loan payments

* 60 million euros from EU for development projects

* Sri Lanka Navy arrests illegal migrants

* President to leave for NAM summit in Teheran

* Chinese Defence Minister to arrive today

* SriLankan Airlines enters iPad electronic flying age

* Japanese cultural exhibition to mark 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations

* High-powered South African biz delegation due

* TRC to streamline radio frequencies


 August 28, 2012 

* I am President of all Sri Lankans

* India will continue to train SL Defence Staff - Centre

* India gives SLR 200mn to upgrade Vavuniya Hospital

* Seychelles to implement Divineguma model in $30Mn national project


 August 27, 2012 

* Won’t allow communal hatred to destroy peace – President

* Point Pedro jetty now opened for fishermen

* UPR Report: Challenges abound, shows achievements

* Postal voting today, tomorrow

* WP gets 100 new school buses


 August 26, 2012 

* Govt. rejects development policies that oppress and deprive people of property – President

* Govt’s policies on peace, development and reconciliation praiseworthy – Yasushi Akashi

* Batticaloa airport to be developed with Rs. 800mn

* Sacred Kapilavastu Relics at Anuradhapura


 August 25, 2012 

* H'tota Port to be expanded with Chinese assistance: More opportunities for investment

* Oluvil harbour nearing completion


 August 24, 2012 

* Resettlement process in final stage

* Massive road development drive in Ampara

* Exporters upbeat on direct air-links, ‘an opportunity’ - SriLankan


 August 23,, 2012 

* Maldives & SL leaders agree on widest cooperation

* Presence of military personnel in N & E will be unobtrusive - Defence Secy

* GL – Akashi discuss Sri Lanka's post-conflict developments

* World can learn from Sri Lanka on fostering peace – President Seychelles

* Govt targets US$ 10 b export revenue by 2015

* Maldives President due today

* Over US$ 2b worth investment projects under consideration in tourism sector

* Visiting Indian minister extends assistance to SL's post-conflict reconstruction

* Seychelles becomes SL’s largest investment partner

* SriLankan to open training centre in Maldives

* Special offer from SriLankan to students leaving for overseas education


 August 22, 2012 

* Final stage of resettlement process begins 

* Draw inspiration from victory - Defence Secretary

* Seventh SME 2012 on Friday

* Water purification units for NCP

* Kapilavastu Relics at Pelmadulla Rajamaha Viharaya for public veneration


 August 21,, 2012 

* Seychelles, SL leaders agree on protecting Indian Ocean resources

* Sri Lanka - Seychelles sign three MOUs

* US looking to triple bilateral trade, FDI with SL

* Japan extends Rs. 11.7 mn assistance to Vavuniya District


 August 20, 2012 

* Thousands offer worship to Kapilavastu relics

* Govt. to allocate funds in 2013 budget to implement LLRC recommendations

* SL's tea estates, would definitely dazzle a newcomer

* Largest canned fish factory opened

* Several inland airports to be modernized


 August 19, 2012 

* Muslim community support too needed to develop country – President

* Seychelles President to visit SL

* Sacred Kapilavastu Relics brought from India


 August 18,, 2012 

* Hello! Magazine names Sri Lanka as an exciting destination to visit

* ‘Work in unison to fulfill public expectations’ – President

* Tamil asylum seekers face deportation

* Nepal-Sri Lanka joins hands for tourism promotion  


 August 17, 2012 

* Sri Lanka to establish diplomatic ties with 13 Latin American Countries

* Yan Oya irrigation project launched

* Colombo Port expansion to derive multiple benefits

* LLRC report translated into Sinhala and Tamil

* Sri Lanka to establish diplomatic ties with 13 Latin American Countries

* Visit SL and savour the change – SL envoy

* Cabinet Decisions


 August 16, 2012 

* India funded development projects make impressive progress 

* Top US Defence official for SA meets SL envoy : US-Sri Lanka Defense Relations on a strong footing 

* British Airways to resume flights to Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka can wrap up demining soon - UN Resident Representative

* Leftist leader reprimanded at TESO for speaking against India

** Sri Lanka seeks enhanced ties with Oman

* Communication satellite in SL by 2015


 August 15, 2012 

* Govt. and UNICEF launch campaign on 'Violence Free Society for Children'

*  Tourist arrivals up in July

* Sri Lanka through Italian eyes

* Foundation stone laid for SL‘s first Space Academy

* Construction of Yan Oya reservoir to begin tomorrow

* Swamy slams DMK chief for remarks on Indo-Sri Lanka relations


 August 14, 2012 

* Swaziland applauds SL's efforts in uniting nation through reconciliation

* President tells Galle Dev. Committee meeting : ‘Fully implement development projects’

* New US ambassador to SL meets her counterpart in Washington

* Govt allocates Rs. 1,000 m for Colombo flat renovation

* SL has no reason to do anything to hurt India's interests – President


 August 13, 2012 

* New department for grassroots economic development

* Swamy asks Jayalalitha to visit Sri Lanka

* President expresses condolence to people of Iran

* Over Rs. 1.2 b revenue from online visa system

* Ornamental fish industry showing progress

* Leaders of South African Peace Process offer co-operation to Sri Lanka


 August 11, 2012 

* Learning from past and avoid reoccurrence important in post-conflict nation building – Secy to President

* The Five R’s of peace and stability - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Australia seeks circuit breaker in asylum seeker policy


 August 10, 2012 

* Devolution in Sri Lanka must come from within Parliament – Subramanian Swamy

* CB further relaxes exchange control regulations

* SL’s progress on Human Rights now accessible

* Sri Lanka is an attractive destination for trade and tourism – Minister Rajapaksa

* SLN has contributed to stability of ASEAN region – Prof. Peiris

* Recovery & non-repetition are Govt.'s core reconciliation efforts - Minister Samarasinghe

* Sri Lanka ship supply service business growing - GAC


 August 09, 2012 

* Japan supports Jaipur Limb Workshop improvement

* North records highest growth rate in 2011

* Elections Department releases election code of conduct


 August 08, 2012 

* Forward together as Sri Lankans : our legacy for future generations – Defence Secy

* Sri Lanka is building platform for faster growth- CB Governor

* 'Defence Seminar - 2012', - 'Towards Lasting Peace and Stability' commenced

* SL aims to attract more American tourists

* First stage of Pinnawala zoo ready by October


 August 07, 2012 

* President emphasis on preventing deforestation and reconstructing reservoirs

* Govt allocates Rs. 3.7 billion for drought relief

* No change in interest rates – CB

* Equity must accompany economic growth – Prof. Peiris

* Motor Traffic Dept to introduce new vehicle registration

* Sri Lanka to host global aviation summit

* Sabaragamuwa gets school infrastructure worth Rs 896m

* US $ 3mn investment for Eppawala fertilizer plant

* Pakistan’s Defence Secretary to arrive today


 August 06, 2012 

* UK MPs commend rehabilitation and resettlement process

* Bid to ferry Lankan Tamils to Australia to be probed

* SriLankan airlines to boost flight training capacity with second simulator

* Indo-Lanka fast-track starts in earnest

* SriLankan to add second hangar


 August 05, 2012 

* NationSL’s accomplishments in 3 years is remarkable & very clearly visible – UN official

* India assures Sri Lanka of preferential access to Indian market, no reciprocity

* National Languages Ministry to set up provincial language centers

* Timely Planning & Good Action for Reconciliation By: Lucien Rajakarunanayake


 August 03, 2012 

* Conference on Disarmament should not be subjected to vagaries of changing intl' strategic landscape – Sri Lanka

* Visiting UK parliamentary delegation meets President

* SL’s gem & jewelleries boosted by top multinational’s arrival

* SL doubles fresh milk production in two years


 August 02, 2012 

* Sri Lanka remains concerned of LTTE's overseas financial network

* CB enters into MOUs with FIUs of Mongolia, Russia, Saudi Arabia & US

* US welcomes National Action Plan on LLRC

* LLRC Action Plan proposes fourth Land Commission to address land issues

* Opportunity to observe progress at first hand – Prof. Peiris tells visiting British MPs

* Int’l body praises SL’s global brand push

* Diplomatic corps briefed on LLRC implementation

* Sanga nominated for ICC LG People's Choice Award

* Indian Commerce Minister to visit Sri Lanka for India Show

* Record number of tourist arrivals for Kandy Perahera

* Excellent results in North, East rehabilitation and resettlement – top UN Official


 August 01, 2012 

* Over 20 projects to develop Matara






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