February 2013


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 February 28, 2013 

* Do not apply double standards – Minister Samarasinghe at UNHRC

* Resolution uncalled for as our situation is on the mend – HC Kariyawasamtr>

* Sri Lanka is not an enemy - India

* Marathon deaths: President wants students tested before sports events

* Minister Basil Rajapaksa appointed as SLFP national organizer

* Canadian Court overturns asylum claims of two MV Sun Sea passengers

* SL has overcome a difficult past and it's time to move forward – MEP

* Sri Lanka Promotional events launched in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru


 February 27, 2013 

* Don't use UN resolutions to destabilize developing countries like Sri Lanka - Ranking member of US Foreign Affairs Subcommittee

* SL should not be singled out for any disproportionate attention in UNHRC

* Sri Lanka : Best place in the world - The Times of Malta

* Military dismisses HRW's claims of sexual violence on Tamil detainees

* Church regrets latest mishap faced by Lankan pilgrims in TN

* Unity, a must to protect the country’s good image

* Cowra Festival of International Understanding – 2013: SL participates as the Guest Nation

* Salzburg Governor praises Sri Lanka at National Day in Austria


 February 26, 2013 

* Sri Lanka against airing unauthenticated video at UN session

* Presidential Secretariat refutes Sunday Times column on UNHRC sessions

* Promotion and protection of HR must conform to UN charter - Sri Lanka

* ICRC resumes visits to LTTE rehabilitation camps

* President stresses need to foster religious and ethnic harmony

* SL-EU trade reinforced in France

* India revives Achchuvely industrial Zone

* Special envoy of Japanese PM calls on President

* EU - Sri Lanka Joint Readmission Committee meets in Colombo

* AG's Dept. to brief at UNHRC

* Census to be conducted on deaths and property damages

* Over 2,800 Indian devotees attend annual feast in Kachchativu


 February 24, 2013 

* Scouts Movement helps build a better world – President

* UNHCR commends Sri Lanka Navy for rescuing Myanmar nationals

* Indian HC pays tribute to IPKF memorial

* Sanath, Arjuna promotes ‘Get Srilankaned’ campaign


 February 23, 2013 

* Sri Lanka announces second petroleum licensing round

* Murali, Lasith campaign against boat journeys to Australia

* President's special envoy to lead SL delegation to UNHRC

* Sri Lanka and Korea air links to expand


 February 22, 2013 

* SL saying ‘Yes’ to humanitarian norms – ICRC chief

* President sends good wishes to Pope Benedict XVI

* We are making progress in engagement with Sri Lanka – Indian President

* Defence Secy refutes Channel 4 photographs

* Indian HC to participate at St. Anthony's Church annual feast

* 'Get Sri Lankaned' campaign launched in Bangalore

* Ancient Leprosy Hospital to be conserved as a museum

* Thai delegation meets President on 260 anniversary of the Siam Maha Nikaya in Sri Lanka

* US should not bully small countries – US House Rep


 February 21, 2013 

* INDO-LANKA TIES HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME – PART II: Asian countries have become major knowledge based hubs – Prof. Peiris

* T-bills rates stabilized at the weekly auction

* Sinharaja rainforest to be expanded

* State banks should be development catalysts – President

* Photos of Prabhakaran's son morphed – HC Kariyawasam


 February 20, 2013 

* SLA rejects concocted Channel 4 documentary

* Cannot vouch for authenticity of pictures - Indian External Affairs Minister

* First garment factory to be opened in Kilinochchi

* Sunday Leader journalist hails President for ordering rapid investigation

* Pakistan navy delegation visiting Sri Lanka for experience sharing

* SLN to assist pilgrims to Kachchateevu Island for the annual feast

* Indo, Lanka ties have stood the test of time - GL

* 31st Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects today

* Land dispute in North and East to be resolved immediately

* A taste of Sri Lanka in Bangalore

* Indian Students on Sri Lanka tour


 February 19, 2013 

* Third phase of 'English as a life skill' launched

* Sri Lanka offers huge potential for investment

* SL establishes diplomatic relations with Saint Vincent & Grenadines

* Ensure foolproof examination process - President tells officials

* Sri Lanka, Estonia to develop bilateral economic relations

* Envoy of Kuwait Amir calls on President

* Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines established


 February 18, 2013 

* SL enters top global Country Brand Index

* WB assists Sri Lanka to improve public health system

* Japan provides Rs. 9 m grant for infrastructure improvement in Kegalle District

* Record income from Yala National Park

* Former LTTE Women's Wing leader a bridesmaid in a wedding


 February 16, 2013 

* Court of Inquiry concludes shelling not caused by army

* State services should fulfill people’s aspirations - President

* Development Bonds issue oversubscribed

* SL issues have no place in CMAG agenda – Prof. Peiris

* Term of Resettlement Authority to be extended

* South Korea assists Sri Lanka to develop villages, promote tourism


 February 15, 2013 

* Hambantota : a hub of promising economic development in SL - EU Heads of Mission

* President to visit ministries to assess progress

* Mattala Int'l Airport ready to begin operations next month

* SL expresses concern over North Korea's third nuclear test

* Bangladesh assures support to hold successful CHOGM

* Sri Lanka, Belarus to strengthen bilateral cooperation

* New three story building complex to Jaffna Teaching Hospital


 February 14, 2013 

* Govt. taking every possible effort to provide what is required for people - President

* Australian parliamentary delegation commends progress in North

* Preparations for CHOGM 2013 are impressive & on track - C'wealth SG

* SL is a peaceful & reconciled society which is governed by democracy - Ambassador Wickramasuriya

* We have wars of greater magnitude to win - Acting HC of Pakistan


 February 13, 2013 

* President instructs IGP to release Jaffna Uni students

* The Gathering: Sri Lanka's great elephant migration

* Chunnakam Power project commissioned

* Central Bank maintains interest rates, current monetary policy appropriate

* Our resolve to strengthen existing relations with EU and move forward remains undiminished - Ambassador Amza


 February 12, 2013 

* Dealing with other nations, a major challenge in post-conflict era – Defence Secy

* Strategic balance in Indian Ocean should not be altered – HC Kariyawasam

* Sri Lankan authorities decide not to pursue a new IMF funding programme

* President in Jaffna

* Trade deficit narrows in 2012


 February 11, 2013 

* Ambassador Aryasinha calls on Sri Lankans abroad to help moderate negative narratives propagated against SL

* Prof. Peiris stresses need for empathy and goodwill of international community

* Commonwealth Secretary-General begins visit to Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka, Iran ready to promote cooperation in all fields

* Govt to spend US$ 85 million to develop Trincomalee

* SriLankan Airlines increases flights to London

* First school vocational training center to be opened at Ananda College

* Wilpattu national park declared a Ramsar Wetland

* Ban on Vishwaroopam lifted


 February 09, 2013 

* Everyone has a right to protest in a democratic country – President tells in India

* Japan grants US$ 860,500 for demining in North

* 6 arrested for attacking BoC in Chennai

* Provide security to Sri Lankan establishments - Govt

* Terrorist Financing Act passed

* President visited Bodh Gaya

* Central Bank issues Money Broking Regulations


 February 08, 2013 

* Indian trawlers hurt northern Sri Lanka livelihoods - IRIN

* Sri Lanka's progress remarkable after ending a bitter conflict - G.L. tells London audience

* MDMK chief Vaiko arrested for protesting against President's visit

* President leaves for India

* Rajapaksa’s pilgrimage should not be hit - Gopalan

* Sri Lankan asylum seekers voluntarily return home

* India's topmost investment bank bullish on post-conflict infrastructure

* Govt. well aware of importance of protecting its own people – External Affairs Secy

* Three new state companies for road development projects

* SriLankan Airlines becomes first airline group in Indian subcontinent to adopt Amadeus’ Altéa IT suite


 February 07, 2013 

* Inclusion of Sri Lanka in CMAG agenda is contrary to Commonwealth rules- Prof. Peiris

* ‘This is the best time to discover Sri Lanka‘ - Moneylife magazine

* Australian Parliamentary delegation commend progress in North

* Parliament debates amending legislation to criminalize terrorist financing

* Sri Lanka shakes up women's Cricket World Cup

* U.S. “3C” Trade Mission to Visit Colombo

* Sri Lanka and Luxemburg ink Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement

* Govt increases purchasing price of paddy


 February 06, 2013 

* Colombo among least expensive cities in the world

* Asylum seekers looking for economic refuge – Australia's Opposition Immigration spokesman

* Pakistan, Oman felicitate Sri Lanka

* Education is the major resource while knowledge is the main weapon - President

* Sri Lanka qualifies for WC Super six

* CIM chief upbeat on Lanka’s FDI prospects


 February 05, 2013 

* IFC helps small businesses grow through easier access to loans

* Sri Lanka, Oman trade set to reach $250m

* Czech Republic -Sri Lanka joins hands for tourism promotion


 February 04, 2013 

* Respect UN Charter provisions against threats to political independence of member states - President

* International Bar Association issue: Visas withdrawn due to inaccurate information

* Sri Lanka marks Independence Day with firm determination & clear commitment to national unity - President

* No evidence of torture on Tamil returnees - Burt

* Sri Lanka congratulates new US Secretary of State

* ICJ pledges fullest support for new Chief Justice

* CDF cultivates over 10,000 acres with agricultural crops


 February 01, 2013 

* Australia denies SL complicity in human smuggling

* US delegation reviews progress in North and East

* Returning asylum seekers effective - Australian minister

* Three new envoys present credentials

* Visiting British Foreign Minister tours North

* Great potential for natural gas in Mannar Basin – Cairn official

* President congratulates students topped GCE A/L exam

* Lankan culinary arts promoted in France

* Jaye Container Terminal receives mega container carrier






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