October 2012

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 October 31, 2012 

* National Human Resources and Employment Policy launched

* More ex-LTTE cadres free today

* TN police defends ban on LTTE

* Judiciary proceedings in Tamil soon

* MV Sun Sea: Only 20 refugee claims approved so far

* Bilingual officers to public institutions to be appointed

* Sri Lanka participates at International Food Exhibition in France


 October 30, 2012 

* ‘Asylum seekers’ exposed as LTTE hard-core

* There is no more the blanket of darkness in Jaffna

* Australia to target Sri Lanka's skilled workforce

* Govt allocates Rs. 212.3 m for school development


 October 28, 2012 

* Govt to import crude from Oman and Saudi Arabia

* We can learn a thing or two from Sri Lanka – Malaysian writer

* Strong leadership led us to victory – Defence Secretary

* US Coast Guard trains SL Coast Guard

* Luxury hotel opened in Udawalawa

* Road map to be updated

* Ancient Ola leaf manuscripts to be conserved

* SL Muslims’ contribution to progress of country is significant - President


 October 26, 2012 

* Govt intends to implement '13 plus' for power devolution – Cabinet Spokesman

* Fortune 500 carmaker enters Sri Lanka

* Tourist arrivals up in September

* ADB grants $ 300m to revamp water and sewer systems in Colombo

* UK to process visa applications at Chennai

* U.S. Ambassador Sison visits historic Dutch Fort


 October 24,, 2012 

* Menik Farm closure a milestone – UN Resident Coordinator

* Australia deports another failed asylum seeker

* Women should take lead for sustainable development – First Lady

* Situation of migrant employees in Lebanon monitored

* UAE, Sri Lanka trade takes giant strides

* Loans facilities to rehabilitated LTTE cadres

* Deported asylum seekers return home

* CB maintains interest rates

* 29th Session of Board of Directors of India- Sri Lanka Foundation held

* Sri Lanka – UAE focus on women issues


 October 23, 2012 

* SL improves Doing Business ranking

* Sri Lanka, the best place to visit in 2013 -Lonely Planet

* Rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres selected to national shooter pool

* More asylum seekers transferred to Nauru

* Special Consular Service for SL refugees in Tamil Nadu

* Hearing cases of LTTE suspects commenced

* Five million seeds to be distributed under Divi Neguma


 October 22, 2012 

* Hunger for alternative energy must not increase hunger for food - President at World Energy Forum

* Sri Lanka wins two prestigious awards at FutureGov Summit 2012

* President arrives in Dubai to attend World Energy Forum

* Govt approves Colombo Flood Mitigation Project

* India-Sri Lanka Foundation enables projects to foster bilateral relations

* Hyatt Regency Hotel in Colombo soon

* Australia, Sri Lanka to strengthen ICT partnership

* Consulate General in Los Angeles promotes Sri Lanka at Arcadia Chamber of Commerce


 October 21, 2012 

* Sri Lanka Army demining team honored in US

* Four more failed asylum seekers to return from Nauru

* President launches Samudrika RV


* Sri Lanka Navy holds trilateral meeting on maritime security


 October 19, 2012 

* ‘Unwavering commitment to security despite terror defeat’- President

* Canada seeks terror-related deportation order for SL refugee

* SL- Indian joint naval exercises to continue

* U.S. welcomes IDP resettlement


 October 18,,, 2012 

* Sri Lanka, a top emerging hotel and resort market in Asia

* Sri Lankan model for post-war peace

* President returns after successful ACD Summit

* President meets Thai Prime Minister

* SriLankan Airlines receives yet another global certification in IT

* The women clearing Sri Lanka's mines


 October 17, 2012 

* SriLankan Airlines launches an International Passenger Survey

* UNESCO recognizes SL's achievements in youth development programs

* First test flight lands at Mattala international airport

* Pakistan to deepen economic ties with SL

* Mega water project for Point Pedro


 October 16, 2012 

* Security beefed up near Mahabodhi temple

* Asian Continent not a playground of others – President at ACD

* President arrives in Kuwait to attend ACD summit

* Lands Ministry commences handing over lands in North

* Manmunai Bridge construction begins


 October 15, 2012 

* Minister briefs humanitarian activists on UPR

* Administration of 12 divisional secretariats in Sinhala and Tamil

* President leaves for ACD summit

* SL – India discuss nuclear cooperation

* First cash deposit ATM network operational from today

* TRCSL launches new telecom journal

* Radhika Coomaraswamy named Laureate

* UNICEF commends govt's efforts to uplift welfare of rural communities


 October 12, 2012 

* Joint task force to double bilateral trade with India

* Rehabilitated female LTTE cadres joined to celebrate International Day of Girl Child

* More than 16,000 registrations for eServices

* Mega development project at Slave Island

* Twenty one President's Counsels appointed

* Cabinet Decisions

* Sri Lanka to establish Consulate General in Melbourne

* Elections to two LG bodies under old electoral system


 October 11,, 2012 

* Colombo Sri Lanka wants Indian Ocean to be a Zone of Peace – High Commissioner Kariyawasam

* Commonwealth Business Forum 2013 to be launched

* New LG Bill passed

* Colombo comes calling

* Another attempt to leave for Australia thwarted


 October 10, 2012 

* OPEC Fund extends US$ 40m for road development

* Sri Lanka’s security & stability is attractive for UAE investors - envoy

* Japan to assist demining

* President opens South Asian Centre for Teacher Development

* Sports for Peace

* Hotline for language issues soon

* North and East universities to get two new engineering faculties


 October 09, 2012 

* Indian SC refuses to ban training of SL security personnel

* Senior UN official calls for greater attention to human needs of resettled

* Govt. lifts Tamil Nadu travel advisory

* SEC lifts certain restrictions on trade

* Govt to present new aviation regulations


 October 08, 2012 

* Govt. to initiate legal action against former hardcore LTTE cadres

* GSR recognizes enormous potential of cloud computing : ITU appointed Lalith Weeratunga as Ambassador

* Budget – 2013 on November 08th

* UN assistance to SL for next five years will focus on development goals

* Attack on Buddhist Temples in Chittagong – No Cause for Alarm

* SL addressing demanding issues including reconciliation - Japan

* CSD recruits 2,000 former LTTE cadres

* Immigration and Emigration facilities to be set up at Mattala int'l airport

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan trade crosses $400m- envoy


 October 07, 2012 

* Executive, Judiciary and Legislature must be committed to serve masses - President

* Young Diaspora supporting reconciliation & development

* SL tops SAARC region in Human Development

* Sri Lanka working to improve Doing Business Rank in 2013


 October 05, 2012 

* UNHCR to phase down operations in Sri Lanka

* ‘We need to develop clean, green, people friendly cities’ - Defence Secretary

* Govt. declares a Tax Week to educate public on taxes

* Sri Lanka in T20 final

* Construction of Thalaimannar rail line to be expedited


 October 04, 2012 

* Downplaying SL's post-conflict achievements will disrespect those who suffered – Ambassador Ariyasinha

* UNSG appreciates positive developments in SL

* Security threat remains across Palk Strait- Rear Admiral Verma

* Provincial Councils endorse proposed Divi Neguma Bill

* SL chosen for ITU's ‘Connect a School, Connect a Community initiative'

* SL Muslims condemn attacks on Buddhists in B'desh

* Govt. calls for report on sectarian violence


 October 03, 2012 

* Sri Lanka ranks 62 in 2012 Global Food Security Index

* Second phase of Indian Housing Project gets underway

* Sri Lanka, a ‘best for long-haul value’ destination


 October 02, 2012 

* Selective intervention in internal affairs dilutes confidence in UN system – Prof. Peiris

* Second phase of India-funded housing project to commence today

* ICT can help build meaningful relationships – Secy to President

* Sri Lanka qualifies for T20 semi-final

* Sri Lanka hosts 12th Global Symposium for Regulators

* Govt. committed to protect free education - President

* ICT should not sow hatred and intolerance – President at GSR 12

* World Spice Food Festival 2012 in Colombo this week


 October 01, 2012 

* Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan hold first round of annual bilateral consultations

* Govt has taken many initiatives to upgrade children’s status – President

* More budget allocation for education and urban development in 2013






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