April 2013


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 April  30, 2013  |

* Demarcation of electorates to be completed before election

* FM briefs Commonwealth Sec.Gen. about Summit arrangements

* IMF forecasts stable growth in Sri Lanka

* Arrangements to hold CHOGM are well underway


 April  29, 2013 

* NZ will attend CHOGM – Prime Minister

* Child-friendly schools programme nearing completion

* SL – China to promote trade, tourism & investment

* Sri Lanka posing a challenge to Kerala Ayurveda

* China to enhance military ties with Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka's first Safari Park to be opened in October


 April  27, 2013 

* CHOGM 2013 to be held in Sri Lanka as planned

* Bahrain Parliamentary delegation meets President Rajapaksa

* Australia rejects calls to boycott CHOGM 2013

* Japanese Deputy PM due here

* Ministries should work to derive maximum benefit for country - President

* Australia continues to send back illegal migrants to Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka, India navies discuss maritime issues at IMBL meeting

* Obama gets his WMD moment: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


 April  26, 2013 

* President congratulates the first directly elected President of the Czech Republic

* Departing Indian High Commissioner underscores strong and close bilateral relationship

* Second phase of Hamilton canal rehabilitation project begins

* G20 NATO power upgrades expo partnership with Sri Lanka

* It's time for U.S. policy toward Sri Lanka to be more symmetrical - CB Governor


 April  25, 2013 

* China promises President further trade & investment promotion in Sri Lanka


 April  24, 2013 

* Sri Lanka calls for total elimination of nuclear weapons

* Indian Housing Project exceeds target, plans to launch in East next month

* Terrorism is terrorism, understand its true nature- President

* No Indian fishermen have been killed – Indian Defence Minister


 April  23,, 2013 

* Government ensured quality education to all – President

* Flydubai to commence flights to MRIA next month

* Bangladesh will stand by Sri Lanka - Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary tells President

* Non-bank financial institution sector grows - CB

* President expresses condolence over China quake

* Sri Lanka police reject charges of torture and abuse in detention


 April  22, 2013 

* Revised electricity tariff will be temporary

* Only 96 sqkms to be de-mined

* Explore the ancient temples of Sri Lanka

* President condoles with earthquake victims

* Two Tamil men jailed for attacking a man in Wembley because he was Sinhalese


 April  20, 2013 

* Free health service will be strengthened - President

* President Rajapaksa congratulates New Venezuelan President

* Sea weed farming project in Jaffna launched

* Bangladesh Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka


 April  19, 2013 

* Geraldton boat arrivals sent back to Sri Lanka

* Spain expresses continued support to further accelerate development in SL

* ADB backs secondary education quality drive in Sri Lanka

* Thoppigala Heritage Park Complex declared open

* CB embarks on extensive local & international awareness programme on Sri Lankan economy


 April  18, 2013 

* Govt. will not tolerate communal or religious disharmony - President

* Sri Lanka is a shimmering jewel and a great destination - The Chronicle

* UN Habitat extends support to housing development in North

* Democracy Index for 2012: Sri Lanka ranks high among Asian nations

* Some refugees have a history of violence - ASIO


 April  17, 2013 

* Hunger strikes won't change govt's asylum policies – Aus PM

* Gold fall an opportunity for Central Banks to buy - CB Governor

* Boston blast, a cowardice act - President

* First vocational training center for migrant workers opened

* Inflation for March fell significantly

* President congratulates new Jordanian PM

* British Airways resuming flights after 15 years, a strong message of confidence – SL envoy


 April  16, 2013 

* Tamils flee for cash, not from harm - former foreign editor of The Australian

* Commonwealth Secretariat supports to strengthen state sector HR management

* Policy rates maintained, current monetary policy appropriate


 April  15, 2013 

* World Justice Project –Rule of Law Index 2012-2013 : Sri Lanka Scores High

* Sri Lanka aims for US$ 4,000 per capita income by 2016

* Sri Lanka welcomes boat returns – HC Samarasinghe

* The bond of Buddha is a bond between India and Sri Lanka which nothing can break – Indian Foreign Secy

* SL Embassy in Seoul in constant touch with Sri Lankan workers

* SLN denies arresting 9 Indian fishermen


 April  14, 2013 

* First Family celebrates Sinhala and Tamil New Year


 April  13,,, 2013 

* Sri Lanka seeks Japanese assistance to secure patent rights of native plants and herbs

* Indian MPs satisfied with progress in North

* 19 Indian fishermen released

* Thatcher: the defining figure of DIVISIVE POLITICS


 April  12, 2013 

* The fullest joy of New Year is realized in a free country - President

* Sri Lankan boats will slow: SL Envoy in Australia

* US stands ready to partner with SL & all Sri Lankans – John Kerry

* British Airways resumes flights to Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka's Networked Readiness Index goes up


 April  11, 2013 

* Sri Lanka is a “very fantastic country with very great people” -Palestinian Religious Affairs Minister

* “Civilian casualties might have occurred due to unlawful acts by LTTE” - Sri Lanka Army Court of Inquiry

* Australia says latest asylum seekers could be flown back to Sri Lanka

* Ambassador Wickramasuriya invites Washington young professionals to visit SL


 April  10, 2013 

* SriLankan Cargo on course for record-breaking year

* PM Thatcher was steadfast against scourge of terrorism - President Mahinda Rajapaksa

* Now Sri Lanka is safe - The Telegraph

* Development programs will not be overturned by adverse elements - President

* Sri Lankan economy is expected to continue on a high growth path - Central Bank Annual Report

* High-powered delegation from Pakistan visiting Sri Lanka


 April 09, 2013 

* President Rajapaksa Congratulates new Slovenian Prime Minister

* Sri Lanka links SME apparel exports with ASYCUDA global electronic Customs system

* Govt. implements measures to prevent kidney disease, bans import of agrochemicals

* Demands to stop calling SL a friendly country do not relate to continuing friendship between India and Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka’s financial sector strengthened in 2012 - CB


 April 08, 2013 

* SL does not want C’wealth distorted – Prof. Peiris

* President pledges safe drinking water to rural communities

* 6,000 primary and secondary schools to be developed

* Many development projects progressing in villages

* President to appoint committee to probe Matale mass grave


 April 07, 2013 

* A REQUIEM FOR ALL “BALACHANDRANS”: The LTTE’s record of cannon fodder children - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Tibetan spiritual leader gifts Buddha Relic

* Indian Parliamentary delegation to visit next week

* ‘Aluth Sahal Mangallaya’ is today


 April 05, 2013 

* Experts confirm Sethu project disastrous

* Pakistan and Sri Lanka agree to enhance level of cooperation and friendship

* Pro-Eelam activists arrested in India

* India is much more than Tamil Nadu - Sangakkara

* Sri Lanka’s SME apparel exporters are to be linked to global e-system


 April 04, 2013 

* "No forgetting of children who were LTTE's cannon fodder"

* Sri Lanka to promote as a research destination

* ‘There is peace and tranquility in Sri Lanka’ - Pakistani Foreign Secretary

* Sri Lanka and Burkina Faso to strengthen south-south cooperation

* Twenty more failed asylum seekers sent home from Australia

* IAG to return to Sri Lanka after 15 years


 April 03, 2013 

* Sri Lanka ranks high in UN’s HDR 2013

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan to hold 3rd round of bilateral political consultations

* Trade deficit narrows in January

* Sri Lanka - Czech Economic Forum launched

* No evidence of Balachandran's death – Indian MP


 April 02, 2013 

* President suggests amending Land Act to meet today's needs

* Veyangoda flyover to be opened in September

* Pakistani Navy War College delegation visited Sri Lanka

* Market interest rates will be reduced this year - CB


 April 01, 2013 

* We need time and space to carry on rehabilitation – High Commissioner Kariyawasam

* China upgrades Sri Lanka’s expo partnership

* Next contingent of Sri Lanka blue berets leave for Haiti today

* Tamilnadu behaviors is unfortunate - Former Indian captain

* World Bank provides assistance to enhance quality of health sector services







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