January 2013


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 January 31, 2013 

* US delegation recognizes progress in Sri Lanka

* First Dutch vessel protection team to use Colombo as a hub

* Dhara Wijayatilake on LLRC Committee


 January 30, 2013 

* Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers - Lonely Planet author

* Considerable achievement in implementing LLRC recommendations – Foreign Secy

* President condoles on Brazil night club tragedy

* Salt usage regulations tightened


 January 29, 2013 

* Do not promote anti-religious sentiments – President tells media

* India lauds Sri Lanka's economic development


 January 28, 2013 

* New Ministers sworn in

* Sri Lanka, India to ink pact on fishing boundary in Palk Strait

* US delegation visit Jaffna

* Cabinet reshuffle today

* Australian parliamentary delegation to visit Sri Lanka

* Strict orders for senior public officials declare assets and liabilities

* C'wealth SG to visit SL next month to discuss arrangements for CHOGM


 January 27, 2013 

* Under Mahindodaya school development programme: Equal opportunities for all

* Minister Peiris calls on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

* All necessary measures taken to support flood victims


 January 25, 2013 

* Teachings of the Holy Prophet are more relevant today – President


 January 24, 2013 

* Sri Lanka exports to India rose by 12 percent in 2012

* Turkey wants to learn from Sri Lanka's experience in fighting terrorism - Ambassador

* 1000 asylum seekers returned from Australia

* Migrant worker remittances exceeds $ 6 b

* Army to hand over report on LLRC recommendations

* New Chief Justice assumes office

* 2013 Defence Seminar to focus on post-war challenges and regional stability

* President congratulates Obama for second term of office

* Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena attends the Berlin Summit of Agriculture


 January 23, 2013 

* Sri Lanka, India to deepen trade, tourism and investment relations

* US keen to increase investment in SL - Ambassador

* Tourist arrivals hit a record high in December surpassing a million for 2012

* India, Sri Lanka sign anti-terror, tax evasion pacts

* Parliament passes Code of Criminal Procedure Bill

* Navy denies alleged attack on Indian fishermen

* Mega development drive launched in Kilinochchi


 January 22, 2013 

* UNHRC's unwarranted comments based on innuendos - Govt

* MV Sun Sea passenger loses refugee status

* Cairn advances drilling of fourth exploration well to next month

* External Affairs Minister leaves for India


 January 21, 2013 

* One country, one nation and one law, my aim – President

* Joint Commission to enhance bilateral relations between SL & UAE

* Another group of asylum seekers opt to return home

* Hardy Advanced Technology Institute to be upgraded as a university

* Deputy Minister calls upon non-member states to participate in C'wealth Business Forum

* Japan provides assistance to improve national road network


 January 20, 2013 

* Government is committed to protect democracy - President

* Sri Lanka, cheapest holiday destination in 2013 – UK Post Office

* New ethic code for media to be introduced

* Govt strengthens reach at grassroots level – Minister Rajapaksa

* Top US delegation due to arrive

* TRCSL to ban use of unregistered mobile phones

* China donates sports gear to children in North


 January 18, 2013 

* President declares open Dikkowita fisheries harbour today

* Time has come to ease monetary policy – CB Governor

* Riding Sri Lanka’s new wave

* Govt focuses on a 19th amendment to the Constitution

* Central Bank maintains policy interest rates

* Constitution duly empowers Parliament to impeach a judge – K. N. Choksy

* India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission to meet next week

* India's assistance to set up language labs

* Japan assists to increase dredging capacity of fishery harbors

* Power distribution network in Colombo to be strengthened


 January 17, 2013 

* Sri Lanka's economic prospects are exciting – visiting HSBC top official

* Schools reborn on former minefields

* US-Sri Lanka bilateral relations improving

* Bourse up sharply with CTC & Chevron driving indices

* New Chief Justice pledges to uphold dignity of judiciary

* SriLankan Airlines releases MICE tourism brochure

* Unoccupied ground near parliament converted to a green park


 January 16, 2013 

* Economic growth to rise to 6.8% - WB

* CB issues Rs. 24,000 mln Treasury bills

* Diplomats briefed

* New Chief Justice assumes duties

* Deyata Kirula exhibition postponed

* Petitions against impeachment withdrawn


 January 15, 2013 

* Govt allocates more funds for rehabilitation of ex-LTTE cadres

* New Chief Justice sworn in

* Don’t denigrate judiciary - President tells BASL


 January 14, 2013 

* UK recognizes and welcomes progress made in Sri Lanka - Foreign Office Minister

* Thai Pongal marks renewal of strong links between humans and nature - President

* Impeachment carried out constitutionally – President

* Norway condemns execution of Rizana

* Tamil Diaspora in US extremely supportive of northern development – Ambassador


 January 13, 2013 

* President signs the removal order of Chief Justice

* Indian tribunal upholds the ban on LTTE

* Over 1, 200 refugees returned from TN


 January 12, 2013 

* Impeachment passed

* Execution of Rizana: UN expresses deeply dismay

* Islandwide Divi Neguma training programme launched

* Execution of Sri Lankan maid draws global attention

* Rizana provokes new thinking on many fronts: By Lucien Rajakarunanayke


 January 11, 2013 

* EU expresses dismay at the execution of Rizana

* Govt orders SL envoy in Saudi to return

* Britain condemns beheading of Sri Lankan housemaid

* President welcomes delegation from the Autonomous Province of Bolzano

* Australia's decision to attend CHOGM had not changed – High Commissiontr>

* China to further assist development of Hambantota Port


 January 10, 2013 

* Sri Lanka deplores execution of juvenile housemaid

* Another batch of rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres to be released

* Beheading of domestic worker shows Saudi Arabia at odds with international standards - AI


 January 09, 2013 

* Divineguma Bill passed

* I wonder if I have achieved nirvana – Sri Pada traveller

* Sri Lanka to offer dual citizenship in next three months

* Oluvil commercial and fishing port completed

* Sri Lanka among Kuoni's top selling destinations for 2013

* Turkish Airlines to fly to Colombo from next month


 January 08, 2013 

* Sri Lanka, a Wonder land - The Age

* Sri Lanka and Canada to work together against human smuggling

* Sri Lanka expects more business with K-Line car carrier call

* Mihin Lanka to introduce services to Delhi next month


 January 07, 2013 

* IT/BPO sector to grow up to a billion dollar industry by 2015

* Vote on impeachment to be held on Jan 11

* New procedures for obtaining dual citizenship

* Joint Task Force for trade with India

* Sri Lanka to establish Aircraft MRO facility at Hambantota

* President writes to Saudi King

* New procedures for obtaining dual citizenship

* Govt allocates Rs. 1.2 billion to repair 900 small tanks


 January 06, 2013 

* Sri Lanka entering 2013 with better prospects


 January 04, 2013 

* Sri Lanka unveils first high level JTF with India


 January 03, 2013 

* Sri Lanka targets 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2013

* Defence Secy welcomes UN's decision to close dossier on Sri Lanka

* ‘Sri Lanka to me, is, in the Lacanian sense, the place’ -Ambassador Jayatillekas

* SL to reduce women migrant workers

* 103 river basins to be developed


 January 02, 2013 

* Fishermen issue: TN govt. not shown any response to initiate dialogue – Union Minister

* EAM establishes new communication link with missions abroad

* Govt ready to talk power devolution with TNA – Minister

* Russian nuclear team to arrive in this month

* National Health Policy to be implemented from Jan 01

* SLA to provide more training opportunities this year

* Reduction of broadband tax comes into effect

* Security Forces to assist developing 20 more towns

* China - Sri Lanka joins hands for tourism promotion

* Inflation continued to remain at single digit level in 2012


 January 01, 2013 

* 2013 will see valuable work for progress of democracy – President

* It's reality check time for critics of Sri Lanka

* SL ready to share counter-insurgency warfare with India – Defence Secy

* Pak - SL Business Forum to focus on areas of high trade potential







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