May 2013

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May 31, 2013 

* Sri Lanka – Thailand focus on enhancing defence and security ties

* Sri Lanka a development model - leader of Bosnia & Herzegovina

* Thai Prime Minister arrives

* More asylum seekers return Colombo


May 30, 2013 

* President Rajapaksa at ICAPP: Solutions to environmental problems must be equitable

* Sri Lanka-China friendship elevated to “strategic cooperation,” Chinese VP tells President Rajapaksa

* Chinese Premier pledges to rectify trade imbalance to benefit Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka and China work to promote trade and tourism

* Sri Lanka Treasury Bills oversubscribed

* External Affairs Minister addresses Trade & Investment event in Beijing

* SAARC international workshop on Human Resource Development opens in Colombo

* Unawatuna among CNN's world's best 100 beaches

* 54 Buddhists ordained to mark 260 th Anniversary of the establishment of Siyam Nikaya


May 29, 2013 

* President at Global Services Forum: Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Closely Linked to Reconciliation

* When Providing Development Aid, Sri Lanka is a Priority Country – China Development Bank

* China to invest in Sri Lanka’s transport sector, including a new Northern Expressway

* Tourist arrivals up in April

* Canada turned a blind eye to LTTE for so many years: We no longer have credibility in lecturing Sri Lanka – former Canadian HC to Sri Lanka

* Returning Sri Lankan asylum seekers sends a powerful message - Australian minister

* Stamp duty charge for Affidavit reduced


May 28, 2013 

* China pledges continued support to Sri Lanka's development

* Govt ensures right of information to relatives of LTTE suspects – Ambassador Ariyasinha

* Sri Lanka could serve as Korean firms’ gateway to India-Pakistan market

* Pillay to visit Sri Lanka in August

* Sri Lanka has begun to reap fruits of peace – Matthews Asia

* Memorandum of Co-operation signed between Singapore & Sri Lanka


May 27, 2013 

* President receives warm welcome in Beijing

* President begins four-day State visit to China

* Sri Lanka ideal short-haul destination for Saudi tourists - Arab News

Head of Commonwealth Business Council calls on Prof. Peiris

* President Rajapaksa completes 43 years in politics


May 26, 2013 

* Demining nearing completion

* President hands over Myanmar crest gem to Mihinthale Temple

* From Sheer Hatred To Stark Reality : The true story of two former LTTE militants - By Camelia Nathaniel

* Australia returns 16 more asylum seekers to Colombo

* Tamil leaders should share people’s desire for national unity - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


May 24, 2013 

* Buddhism is the best way to understand reality of life - President


May 23, 2013

* Stay away from SL waters- Indian Govt. to fishermen

* Buddhism has never allowed Buddhists to be extremists – President

* NPC polls in September as scheduled – Cabinet Spokesman

* No importation of cars for CHOGM – Govt

* India launches housing project in Eastern Province

* SriLankan Airlines launches 'Upgr a'd' e-auction for Business Class upgrades


May 22, 2013 

* A new HSBC report groups Sri Lanka with China & Malaysia as ‘take-off’ economies

* 260th Anniversary of Siam Nikaya: President to attend ceremony in Kandy

* Sri Lanka celebrates 41st Republic Day

* Yesterday's token strike a failure – report

* Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2013 to focus on rebalancing the economy

* Mihintale MV student is World New Inventor

* India second largest development aid giver to Sri Lanka

* “Ceylon Tea” brings Sri Lanka to the forefront in Shanghai


May 21, 2013 

* 2014 Deyata Kirula development program to benefit 3.2 million people

* Vesak week declared

* LTTE operative arrested in Mumbai


May 21, 2013 

* President orders special health protection plan for clergy

* President orders special health protection plan for clergy

* Vesak week declared

* LTTE operative arrested in Mumbai

* The Last Phase' screened Exposes LTTE terror on its own people

* Cleveland Bridge signs £35 million deal to build 210 bridges

* SriLankan Airlines renews IOSA/ISAGO re-registration


May 20, 2013 

* Sri Lanka is a nation on the rise - The Mirror

* Right Expansion of Colombo port will make SL the biggest transshipment hub in the region – SLPA Chairman

* Right to Development: Sri Lanka calls for effective implementation

* Maldives opposes changing CHOGM venue from Sri Lanka

* Comprehensive brain-gain initiative for Sri Lanka launched


May 18, 2013 

* This land will remain ours- there is no room for separation – President

* Defeat of terrorism: Nation marks 4th anniversary of the Humanitarian Operation

* Jungle, beaches and elephants in the new and improved Sri Lanka

* Permanent appointments to 15,000 graduate trainees in public service


May 17, 2013 

* Australia amends Migration Act

* Australia deports 58 more Sri Lankans home

* President returns after successful visit to Uganda


May 16, 2013 

* Singapore assistance to train public sector officials

* Sri Lanka shines at ATM 2013 in Dubai

* UN medals awarded to Sri Lankan contingent in Lebanon

* SL assistance to develop cricket in Uganda

* Channel 4 tampering with Tamil civilian statements - Ambassador Amza: Expose of distortion in translation

* Madhu rail track opens


May 15, 2013 

* Local government has vital role in strengthening democracy - President

* USD 218 m worth of FDIs in first quarter


May 14, 2013 

* President declares open new Sri Lankan High Commission in Uganda

* Broadband charges: Sri Lanka ranks world’s lowest


May 13, 2013 

* Political consultations between Sri Lanka and Viet Nam

* S&P’s Managing Director lauds Sri Lanka’s anti-poverty programme

* SL, Uganda leaders discuss enhancing agriculture, energy & trade ties


May 11, 2013 

* Govt launches national plan for the safety of fishermen

* President arrives in Kampala

* Sri Lanka will be a mine-free country if funds sustain – Prince Harry

* President begins official visit to Uganda

Massive poaching brings “NO CATCH” threat to Sri Lanka’s fishermen: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* CB eases interest rates

* Battling our own brothers from across the sea, say Sri Lankan Tamil fishermen


May 10, 2013 

* PUC approves tariff revisions

* Swift measures to assist flood victims

* Kochi attracts illegal migrants – The Hindu

* Sri Lanka Deputy HC in Chennai hands over Birth and Citizenship certificates

* Sri Lanka to enter into agreements with neighboring countries on aircraft search and rescue

* IMF commends Sri Lanka's prudent policy implementation

* Sri Lanka trade promotes in Latin America

* CB reduces Repurchase rate

* Sri Lanka wins hearts of US cultural enthusiasts

* Hilton HHonors partners SriLankan Airlines’ FlySmiLes


May 09, 2013 

* Ranaviru month declared

* Sri Lanka export-DCA eases

* Tourism earnings grew at a healthy rate – CB

* Japanese assistance to expand local production of pharmaceutical drugs

* Fisheries Information Center opened

* 30 released TN fishermen return home

* SriLankan cargo records highest revenue and tonnage


May 08, 2013 

* For intelligence to be more effective, it needs to be shared – Defence Secy

* Sri Lanka, Germany to strengthen bilateral cooperation

* Indo-Lanka bilateral trade has potential to more than double if barriers are removed – SL envoy

* Sri Lanka gearing up to host 2017 Asian Youth Games


May 07, 2013

* President discusses possibility of importing crude oil from Azerbaijan

* Tourist arrivals increasing

* Sri Lanka has everything to offer perfect holiday - The Guardian

* Dredging at KKS harbor completed

* SriLankan Airlines introduces self- service check-in kiosks


May 06, 2013 

* Heavenly Sri Lanka: Rocks, sands and herds of fun - Daily Express of UK

* China ready for more investment in Sri Lanka

* ADB commends Lanka's post conflict progress


May 05, 2013 

* CHOGM, a great opportunity for Sri Lanka – Australian Minister

* British PM will defy boycott calls to attend CHOGM – The Telegraph

* Thai Prime Minister and Princess Sirindhorn to visit Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka beacon of investment in South Asia - Seatrade

* May Day gives Power “shock’ to opposition: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* SriLankan commissions ground services operations building at MRIA


May 03, 2013 

* Thailand invites Sri Lanka to join port project in Myanmar

* Hostile criticism targeting SL further strengthens evil forces - Sri Lankan envoy in Canada

* This is the opportunity to be associated with the new Age of Asia - President

* Australian Minister commends SLN's efforts to curb illegal migration

* 42 illegal immigrants flown home from Christmas Island

* Commonwealth Secretariat to provide technical assistance to strengthen Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission

* Garments and textiles exports up, trade deficit down in February

* Pakistan eases tariff on three Lankan commodities

* Urlaub-travel magazine features Sri Lanka

* Japan ready to continue support Sri Lanka – Deputy PM of Japan

* Fitch affirms Sri Lanka at 'BB-' Stable Outlook


May 02, 2013 

* Fitch affirms Sri Lanka at 'BB-' Stable Outlook

* President sends condolences to Bangladesh

* Japan offers technical assistance for Sri Lanka’s energy sector

* President offers relief to electricity consumers

* Resilience and kindness of Sri Lankans are the nation's greatest assets

* President expresses solidarity survivors of Iran earthquake

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan to enhance existing trade and commerce ties


May 01, 2013 

* Let us hold hands in unity to safeguard workers’ rights - President






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