November 2012

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 November 30, 2012 

* Speaker rules court notices invalid

* Northern fishermen protest against poaching

* Bunkering facilities at H'tota Port ready

* Sri Lanka to get 'zero time' cargo clearance with e-customs

* More SL asylum seekers sent to Manus Island

* Elevated highway from Colombo – Kottawa considered

* Top apparel producer to invest US$ 70m in automated knitting plant


 November 29, 2012 

* Sri Lanka leads South Asian nations in rule of law

* Sri Lanka has steadfastly stood with Palestine – President

* Google launches internet safety campaign in Sri Lanka

* Construction of Kottawa terminal commences in December

* Sharing the correct story is the paramount service for the motherland - Ambassador Wickramasuriya

* Property acquisition in NY in accordance with applicable Accounting Standard - CB

* SriLankan Airlines launches Whale & Dolphin Conservation project

* National Operation Unit to solve educational problems

* More than 60,000 families in East to get safe drinking water

* Warning signal network to be launched

* Housing scheme for families affected by sea erosion

* Construction of Deduru Oya Project to be expedited

* Fuel storage facilities to be increased

* A Multi – pronged program to combat child abuse


 November 28, 2012 

* SL students in US respond to AI's anti-Sri Lanka campaign

* SL's first communication satellite launched

* Hotline to deal with language related issues

* SL sapphire ring dazzles in new world record

* Australia sends another 50 boat people home

* SL ranks 63 in Best counties to be born in 2013

* India, Sri Lanka boost trade, investment ties

* Mihin Lanka launches flights to Madurai from December 7

* India-SL Foundation supports faculty members to participate in physics workshop


 November 26, 2012 

* No chance of work for 'boat people' - Australia

* Sri Lanka hits out at UN's Petrie report

* India has consistently stood for a united, strong & prosperous SL - Indian HC

* Southern expressway earns Rs. 950 million since opening

* Sri Lanka calls for restraint in Gaza


 November 25, 2012 

* Sri Lanka has achieved rapid post-war development in North - British DHC

* Wedding bells for ex-Tigers

* Australia returns Sri Lankan asylum seeker families home


 November 23, 2012 

* Sri Lanka is emerging as regional air freight hub - BMI

* Australia lauds SL Navy role in combating human smuggling

* Petrie report reflects patent bias and unwillingness to examine developments with objectivity

* Sri Lanka to host regional meet on IHL

* Czech Parliamentary delegation visits North

* Uva Province counselling teachers` training programme’


 November 22, 2012 

* Sri Lanka invites Kazakhstan to explore oil, set up joint ventures

* CB releases guide for doing business in Sri Lanka

* Mihin Lanka acquires another Airbus

* Multi-purpose Gamma Irradiation Facility to be completed by June 2013

* SL can ensure lasting peace through shared & inclusive growth – World Bank MD


 November 21, 2012 

* SL Army Joins people in rebuilding North

* Australia deports 100 more failed asylum seekers

* Indian business delegation upbeat following visit to Sri Lanka

* Vocational Training Centre opens in Nuwara Eliya

* Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan leaders focus on broadening political, economic ties

* SriLankan introduces double daily flights to Trivandrum

* New regulations to protect natural habitat in Kalpitiya Bay

* First SL Honorary Consul in Durban appointed


 November 20, 2012 

* ADB grants additional funding to develop road network in North

* President arrives in Kazakhstan

* Tourist arrivals up in October

* Australia deported 332 failed asylum seekers so far

* Sri Lanka hosts 12th FERCAP International Conference

* Hambantota port commended for easy navigation

* Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Suriname established


 November 19, 2012 

* WB commended Sri Lanka’s progress

* President leaves for Kazakhstan

* Pakistan bank to open branch in SL

* Eight more Sri Lankans sent home from Australia

* Muslims evicted by LTTE from North to be re-settled immediately


 November 18, 2012 

* A New Year of Commitment to Progress

* Import of racing cars not exempt from taxes

* President's birthday, today

* Sri Lanka’s income & growth support positive rating: Moody’s

* Sri Lanka Uganda relations strengthened

* More Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent home

* Parliament passes Second Reading of 2013 budget


 November 16, 2012 

* Sri Lanka to seek observer status in CICA

* 100 female Tamil soldiers to join Sri Lanka Army

* SL mission denies ridiculous accusations by pro-secessionist propagandists

* President congratulates Xi Jinping

* US$ 1 billion project to develop GOH

* Water scheme to resettled in Mullaitivu


 November 15, 2012 

* No intimidation of UN workers – Minister Samarasinghe

* SL looks to expand trade into African markets through Uganda

* World Bank managing director to visit Sri Lanka

* Two charged for killing top LTTE leader in Paris


 November 14, 2012 

* Sugar Refinery Plant at Magampura Port

* Indigenous health facilities to expand

* Govt to promote knowledge services industry


 November 13, 2012 

* Sri Lanka, Uganda to enhance bilateral trade

* Australia warns asylum seekers and people smugglers

* WTM names Sri Lanka a top emerging tourist destinations

* Deepavali brings hope for greater understanding among communities - President

* Commemorative Coin marking the Diamond Jubilee Sri Lanka - Japan diplomatic relations issued

* Cathay Pacific launches new freighter service to Sri Lanka


 November 12, 2012 

* Second Abimansala opened for war heroes

* 14,000 ICT centers to be set up at village level

* 35 more asylum seekers sent home from Australia

* Sri Lanka, China to boost defense ties

* Commemorative coin to mark SL - Japan diplomatic relations


 November 11, 2012 

* 2013 budget a step in the right direction - Pathfinder Foundation

* GOSL committed to fiscal consolidation – ADB

* Committee appointed to probe Welikada prison riot

* Encouraged by the commitment to fiscal discipline - Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

* Korean Air to commence direct flights to Sri Lanka from next month


 November 09, 2012 

* Another group of refuges return from India

* Four new envoys present credentials

 November 08, 2012 

* Budget 2013 emphasis on education, agro and social welfare

* Govt to amend Divi Neguma bill

* President congratulates Obama

* Sri Lanka honours conflict-time investors

* UNHCR helps resolve land issues in north


 November 07, 2012 

* Sri Lanka amongst ideal frontier markets - HSBC

* SL today is a land at peace, perhaps the most peaceful country in South Asia - Kohona at Utah Valley Uni

* Australia sent home another group of Sri Lankans

* Navy Commander visiting Pakistan

* President opens Preliminary Care Unit at Tangalle Hospital

* 200 mini hydropower projects to be constructed islandwide

* SriLankan boosts MICE Tourism from India


 November 06,, 2012 

* Disaster areas mapping begins

* Majority acknowledge SL's post-conflict developments : Minister appreciates support expressed at UPR

* Sri Lanka keen to continue political reconciliation process – Minister Peiris

* President handed over appointments letters to 5,000 new recruits in health sector

* Trade deficit declines for first time since 2009

* Sri Lankans heading to Australia are economic migrants - IOM


 November 05,, 2012 

* Life of Sri Lankan Tamils in TN refugee camps is a sad plight -The Hindu

* Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Former CBI officer questions Karunanidhi's role

* Journalists need to do their duty with acute awareness – President

* More asylum seekers opt to return home

* Indian Army chief to visit Sri Lanka next month

* Bank forecasts six-fold growth for Islamic banking in Sri Lanka

* Jetliner handed over to Indonesia

* 81,000 cottage industries to be established under Divi Neguma


 November 04, 2012 

* SL’s progress in resettlement and reconciliation efforts commended at UPR

* President emphasized constant efforts to achieve peace

* Madurai High Court dismisses plea by fishermen to carry firearms

* India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission to meet in January 2013

* Army court of inquiry is investigating alleged rights abuses – former AG at Geneva

* IGP’s help Desk opened at Police HQ


 November 02, 2012 

* Examine SL’s human rights situation on ground realities – Minister Samarasinghe in Geneva

* Failed asylum seekers sent home from Christmas Island: Australia not a place for economic refugees – Australian Immigration Minister

* Magampura Port: a reflection of SL’s “non-alignment & friendship with all”

* President orders maximum funds for flood relief

* Five Lankan artistes honoured with Bunka Awards


 November 01, 2012 

* Sri Lanka looks to Asia-Pacific region to expand exports markets

* President instructs to streamline operations at Sapugaskanda refinery

* FM radio frequencies streamlined

* Sri Lanka to expand relations with Oman

* Stock brokers welcome changes made by SEC to boost stock market

* Sri Lanka economy to grow 7.0-pct in 2013 - RAM Ratings

* Inflation decelerates further in October

* Apparel Industry to hit US $ 5 bn mark by 2015






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