September 2012

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 September 30, 2012 

* LTTE still a threat – India

* ‘Measured state intervention for economic development needed’ - External Affairs Minister

* More asylum seekers opt to return to Sri Lanka

* Inflation drops further in September


 September 28, 2012 

* No interference on judiciary - President

* Sri Lanka - EU signs Horizontal Air Services Agreement

* ADB grants US$ 130 million to upgrade power supplies

* Sri Lanka, Norway to strengthen bilateral relations

* Sri Lanka Cricket highlights in European Parliament


 September 27, 2012 

* Sri Lanka has big potential to be a viable regional hub – ADB Vice President

* Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is compliant with the highest safety standards – Indian HC

* SL remains steadfast in its support to the Palestinian people at 21st Session of HRC

* Not littering a way of life in Sri Lanka – S'pore Minister

* SL has greatest economic potential in the South & Central Asian Region - Assistant US Trade Representative


 September 26, 2012 

* President assures equal benefits for North and South

* UN welcomes closure of Menik Farm welfare centre

* India-Sri Lanka relations hostage to Tamil parties - DNA

* Only 500 ex-LTTE cadres remain in custody

* SriLankan arrives in Hambantota

* Industry sector grew by 9.5 percent in Q2 2012

* Lankan exports to Poland increase


 September 25, 2012 

* Alleged attack on TN fishermen: Madras court questions Tamil Nadu’s blame game

* Jaffna peninsula to be electrified today after 25 years

* SL marks its presence at International French Travel Market

* ‘Final election where preferentials will decide CM’-President tells new Councillors

* New Navy Commander appointed


 September 24, 2012 

* Last batch of IDPs to be resettled today

* Australia removes family reunion concessions for boat people

* Two new Chief Ministers sworn in

* Sri Lanka’s housing market remains healthy -International Business Times

* ‘Turn victory into people’s triumph’- President to new Provincial Councillors

* President returns after successful visit to India

* Nauru detainees’ option to return raises questions about past claims – Australian Deputy Opp. Leader

* Prof. Peiris to lead SLdelegation to UNGA


 September 21, 2012 

* The Buddha’s message of tolerance of all religions has great relevance today - President at Sanchi

* SL, Indian leaders discuss enhancing bilateral ties

* Vaiko and 700 others arrested

* SL Tamils will not be helped by chauvinist attacks on President Rajapaksa – Economic Times of India

* President to lay foundation stone for Sanchi Uni. today

* CB provides technical assistance to Maldives Monetary Authority


 September 20, 2012 

* Sri Lanka, a true example of peacemaking – veteran scholars on study of terrorism

* President arrives in India

* CB issues direction on foreign exchange trading activities

* UK deports another batch of failed asylum seekers

* Vaiko stopped en route to Sanchi

* Sri Lanka making serious efforts in reconciliation - Russia

* Promoting Sri Lanka as a key tourist destination among Koreans

* ADB approves US$ 98m for road projects


 September 19, 2012 

* Detainees in Nauru opt to go home - report

* Another group of refugees returned from India

* President left for India

* Abdul Majeed sworn in as Chief Minister of East

* Largest Indian textile delegation arrived in Colombo

* National Bamboo Processing initiative kicks off 


 September 18, 2012 

* Sri Lanka is no stage for India-China rivalry – High Commissioner Kariyawasam

* GDP growth rate 6.4 %

* T20 World Cup begins today in Sri Lanka

* CHOGM 2013, a historic opportunity to showcase Sri Lanka – Prof. Peiris

* Sri Lanka shares poverty eradication experience at 21st Session of HRC

* Company Registrar’s revenue tops Rs 500 m

* US to use resources to promote its business interests in SL


 September 17, 2012 

* China – Sri Lanka relation is at its best now - NPC Chairman

* Setting up Sanchi Uni., a step towards promoting peace – Madhya Pradesh CM tells Vaiko

* Sri Lanka, China sign agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation

* SL has developed its home-grown transitional justice process - Mohan Peiris

* Chinese NPC chairman arrived

* Korea to enhance trade with SL


 September 15, 2012 

* President Rajapaksa’s visit will not be changed – Indian Govt.

* Prime suspect in explosive seizure case in Kerala has links with LTTE

* Truth that flows from the well-springs of democracy: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


 September 14, 2012 

* US Court dismisses action against President

* Stagnating India-Sri Lanka Relations: Need for a Diversified Approach - IDSA

* "No deficit in democracy in Sri Lanka" – C'wealth SG

* India calls for greater parliamentary exchanges with Sri Lanka

* Eight new envoys present credentials

* Pakistan underscores the need to enhance people-to-people contact with Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka, UN to share geographic data for disaster management

* Following attacks on pilgrims flights from Colombo drastically reduced– Indian Immigration

* Cabinet Decisions


 September 13, 2012 

* No agreement on animal sacrifice at Munneswaram - Secretary to President

* Glad to see new cheerful faces of people in N & E - Commonwealth Secretary General

* Sri Lanka on a path to achieve rapid development – Asia Sentinel

* President awarded special prize to Paralympic medal winner

* BIA to handle over 180,000 MT of cargo

* Meena Kandasamy’s allegations, wholly false - SL Embassy

* Tourism earnings increase  


 September 12, 2012 

* TN's sympathy for SL Tamils is nowhere evident where it matters – The Hindu

* Sacred Kapilavastu relics to return to India today

* New American Ambassador discusses bilateral co-operation with Minister Peiris

* Tourist arrivals up in August

* Sri Lanka's First-ever Paralympic medal winner felicitated in London

* C'wealth SG briefs about Summit arrangements

* UNHRC delegation to arrive on Friday


 September 11, 2012 

* See the truth about Sri Lanka: against barrage of lies by agents of terror – President tells CPA

* Sri Lanka seeks constructive engagement to increase transparency in OHCHR funding

* Exposition of Kapilavastu sacred relics at Kelaniya today

* Delegates could act as ambassador of the Truth about SL – CPA Secretary General


 September 10, 2012 

* PC Polls: A new record in annals of polls: Clear expression of national thinking on development & democracy - President

* Provincial Council Elections 2012: Landslide victory for UPFA

* Tamil refugees detained after migration bid

* C'wealth ready to offer SL partnership in capacity building to implement LLRC

* TN Chamber of Commerce concerned over attack on Sri Lankans

* Cairn to begin second phase of oil exploration in first quarter of 2013


 September 08, 2012 

* Eastern, Sabaragamuwa & North Central PCs polls today

* CPA - great opportunity to showcase SL - President tells media


 September 07, 2012 

* Indian government's response is positive – President

* No tensions between Sri Lanka and India – HC Kariyawasam

* Sri Lankan Tamil business community condemn attack on pilgrims in TN

* No Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody - India

* Attacks on Lankan pilgrims unfortunate - CPI-M

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan agree to closer defence cooperation

* Ensure safety of Sri Lankans – AI, India tells TN govt

* SL – Poland discuss enhancing military cooperation

* Two mega power plants for Trinco

* South Africa to enhance investment in SL


 September 06, 2012 

* Warning from Catholic Church: Tamil Nadu not conducive for the locals to visit

* Sri Lankan Tamil issue, a handy tool for TN political parties – Times of India

* Indo-Lanka relationship not affected by state government actions – Govt.

* SL military personnel are being trained in different states - India

* PC election campaigning ended

* Gross Official Reserves reach US dollars 7,099 million


 September 05, 2012 

* India assures safety of Sri Lankan tourists

* Harassed pilgrims come under attack again

* ICT, an important tool in building resilience – Secy to President

* Jayalalithaa's Sri Lanka muddle will have consequences – NY Daily News

* Incredible development achieved in 3 years – President

* Attack on Sri Lankan pilgrims most unfortunate – Congress

* SriLankan Airlines Turns 33

* London 2012 Paralympic: Pradeep Sanjaya wins SL’s first medal

* SL, Germany agree to negotiate on Avoidance of Double Taxation


 September 04, 2012 

* Govt. cautious against Sri Lankans visiting Tamil Nadu

* Jayalalithaa's action tarnished India's reputation – The Hindu

* Pro-LTTE protesters in TN force Sri Lankan pilgrims to return

* Govt, protector of all communities – President

* Australian Opp Leader backs Bishop's comment on SL asylum seekers

* Government eServices project launched

* Large crowd in Matara to worship sacred Kapilavastu relics

* Ashoka painting unveils at Delhi High Commission


 September 03, 2012 

* ‘SL asylum seekers turn out to be economic migrants, not refugees’ - Australian Deputy Opp Leader

* Do not involve children in politics – President

* Indian fishermen faking attacks – Tamil Nadu Congress Committee

* We welcome more refugees from India – Resettlement Minister

* Diplomatic ties with India to be expanded

* Authorities gear up for elections on Sept 8


 September 03, 2012 

* Lanka Challenge 2012 travel adventure now underway

* Sri Lanka Group Wins 2012 Water Prize For ‘More Crop Per Drop’


 September 02, 2012 

* Bond, Stock Managers find opportunities in Sri Lanka- Barron’s

* SLFP celebrates 61st anniversary today


 September 01, 2012 

* President appreciates Iran's assistance

* President Zardari for diversifying trade between Pakistan‚ Sri Lanka

* President returns after successful NAM Summit

* Monday Sep. 3rd - Day of National Mourning

* Sri Lanka succeeds in reducing malaria by 99.9% since 1999

* Chinese grant of $ 30 m to Defence Service College






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