June 2013

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June 30, 2013 

* President begins a two day State Visit to Seychelles

* Sri Lanka, Seychelles sign three agreements

* Malaysian PM Assures CHOGM Participation during Bilateral Meeting with the President

* Technology should benefit people – President in Tanzania

* India-Sri Lanka bilateral trade to be doubled in 3 years

* Inflation declines in June

* Australia returns another 22 Sri Lankan boat people to Colombo

* Sri Lanka Navy rescues 4 Tamil Nadu fishermen

* President puts media ethics in hands of journalists - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


June 28, 2013 

* President Rajapaksa’s visit cements SL- Africa relations – Tanzanian President

* Sri Lanka and Tanzania to further enhance bilateral cooperation

* Tanzania reaffirms support to CHOGM 2013

* Sri Lanka briefs diplomats on issues relating to the 13th Amendment

* ‘Wait before you judge Sri Lanka’ - Commonwealth Secretary-General

* A project to reduce malnutrition among IDPs in North


June 27, 2013 

* CB clarifies recent media reports on credibility of statistics published in its Annual Report 2012

* President arrives in Tanzania

* President begins five-day state visit to Tanzania and Seychelles

* Central Bank to maintain flexible rupee exchange rate

* Thamalini released

* Pakistani Army Chief to arrive Today

* SriLankan Airlines opens Melbourne office


June 26,, 2013 

* Sri Lanka has an excellent record on bringing children into school - UNICEF report

* Sri Lanka seeks unrestricted market access from India

* CB reduces Statutory Reserve Requirement

* President congratulates Jagath Chamila

* Forty four Tamil Police Sub Inspectors complete training

* IT competency in SL may reach 70% in five years – CB Governor

* Cairn considering next step in Sri Lanka oil exploration


June 25, 2013 

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

* Prof. Peiris disputes genuine nature of many asylum seeker claims

* Cabinet approves amendments to official language policy

* NY court upholds Rajaratnam's conviction


June 24, 2013 

* Pro-LTTE diaspora prevents meaningful reconciliation in Sri Lanka – Ambassador Ariysinha

* Govt to seek public views on media ethics code

* President observes religious activities in Anuradhapura

* Sale of state or private lands to foreigners to be banned

* Govt to compensate families replaced by Colombo storm water management project


June 23, 2013 

* Our singular wish to guide Sri Lanka to the path shown by Arahat Mahinda - President

* Minister Peiris asks Australia to proscribe LTTE to prevent financing criminal activities

* President Rajapaksa congratulates new Iranian President

* Bid to transport Sri Lankan refugees to Australia foiled

* President sends condolences to India

* “Yes We Scan” – US and UK in shameless spying on guests of State : By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


June 21,, 2013 

* Code of ethics for media should emerge from within the industry – President

* Sri Lanka is a gateway to South Asia for investors - Minister of External Affairs

* PSC on Constitutional change appointed

* 'Over 1,600 refugees left for Sri Lanka since Jan 2012'

* Govt’s aim is to create value based future generation – President

* President to appoint committee to probe Matale mass grave

* Jagath Chamila wins best actor award in NY City Int'l Film Festival


June 20, 2013 

* Australia pledges full support for successful CHOGM in Sri Lanka

* Govt. is not against LLRC recommendations - Secretary to President tweets

* Parliament passes bill to ensure voting rights of displaced peoplee

* Return home as the country is now perfectly stable – Prof. Peiris tells Tamil refugees abroad

* Special zone for heavy industries at Sampur to proceed

* EU-SL Business Dialogue to be launched in Colombo


June 19, 2013 

* Govt. invests 5.9 percent of GDP in public projects last year

* Tourist arrivals up in May

* President opens latest addition to Hemas hospital chain

* ICTA to host FutureGov SAARC Summit

* SriLankan Airlines launches FlySmiLes mobile app


June 18, 2013 

* CHOGM 2013 official website launched

* Sri Lanka’s education policy strengthens understanding between ethnic groups

* President reviews Deyata Kirula projects

* Sri Lanka growth to be on track - CB Governor

* Sri Lankan awarded Russia's Order of Honor

* New Technology subject stream for GCE A/L to be introduced in 200 schools


June 17, 2013 

* Sri Lanka calls for international action to stem glorification of terrorism

* France hands over World Blood Donor Dar flag to Sri Lanka

* Indian coast guards intensify patrolling

* Time to change Lanka’s Industrial Promotion Act - Minister of Industry & Commerce


June 15, 2013 

You have the freedom to select your representatives – President in Kilinochchi

* President declared open Iranamadu air stripe

* Australia sends back another 41 Sri Lankan boat people

* Twitter Q&A with Secretary to the President

* Keep a close watch on LTTE front organizations – SL tells Germany

* Sri Lankans donate blood as a gift of life – President

* President promotes Army Commander to General

* US caught in a tornado of cyber snooping


June 14, 2013 

* National security is the foundation of our freedom – Defence Secy

* Amendment to 13th in Parliament next week

* National Geographic Traveller lists Vil Uyana amongst World’s Best Ecolodges

* Govt takes measures to relocate Bogambara prison

* Hotel Show Sri Lanka - 2013 next month in Colombo

* Commonwealth Youth Forum from November 10-14

* Local industries to be protected

* Sri Lanka represents at Shangri-La Dialogue 2013


June 13, 2013 

* CB further relaxes foreign exchange regulations

* Child Soldiers - Sri Lanka no longer in UN annual report

* Australia has rigorous process for screening boat people


June 12, 2013 

* Sri Lanka, Slovenia agreed to strengthen trade and economic relations

* High tech value added exports to be increased from 1.5% to 10% by 2016 – Prof. Vitharana

* Maldivian Defense Force Chief calls on President

* BlackBerry to invest more in Sri Lanka

* Central Bank orders cut in credit card interest rates

* Sri Lanka gaining popularity as key tourist hotspot in Korean Market

* UK introduces a new fast track visa service in SL


June 11, 2013 

* ICT key to reforms in Sri Lanka – Finance Ministry

* Progress in reconciliation and HR accepted by many internationally – Sri Lanka

* Sri Lankan diaspora powers Tamil politics :By Swapan Sri Lankans donate blood as a gift of life – President

* Maldives national carrier to expand flights to Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka bags unique award at Australia’s largest ICT business event

* 'Self-sufficiency in big onions by 2015'


June 10, 2013 

* President orders speedy relief to affected fishermen

* SL's high enrolment rates in schools contribute to achieving gender parity

* President appoints committee of inquiry on deaths of fishermen

* Presidential Committee studying Title Registration Act

* Sri Lanka expanding relations with Africa – Secretary Amunugama

* Sri Lanka pledges funds to the UNSG’s Youth Envoy

* Security, stability & farsighted policies leverage international investor confidence in SL - Ambassador Wickramasuriya


June 08, 2013 

* Sri Lanka’s unity is not negotiable, visiting Indian Delegation tells President

* President credits economic policies of the government for country's growth

* South Korean companies look to invest in Lanka, delegation tells President

* SL Tamils should solve their problems through a domestic process – BJP delegation

* Have LTTE funds stoked sleaze lobbying in UK? : By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Reconstruction work of Kattankudi mosque commenced

* SLPA to expand East Container Terminal

June 07,,, 2013 

* Keep environment clean – President tells LG bodies

* Cabinet gives a week for parties to present views: Revision to 13th Amendment

* Sri Lanka to promote tourism with Morocco and Thailand


June 06, 2013 

* U.S. renews Iran sanctions waivers for Sri Lanka and others

* Sri Lanka – New Zealand Foreign Ministers discuss diary cooperation

* Japan provides further Rs. 245 million for Human Resource Development Scholarship

* India's opposition party delegation arrived

* SriLankan Airlines to expand operations to Russia

* Dubai’s Fakih Group ups Sri Lanka intake

* New Zealand reaffirms support for CHOGM

* Govt. will always uphold its responsibility in preserving nature - President


June 05, 2013 

* Sri Lanka made a steady progress in reducing poverty

* Pakistani Envoy meets Minister of Technology, Research & Atomic Energy

* President hosts Ugandan President for lunch

* Baby tusker gifted to Bellanwila temple


June 04, 2013 

* President declared open 12 th phase of 'Api Wenuwen Api' housing project in Matale

* We expect others to respect our sovereignty – SL envoy

* LLRC Action Plan seeks to extend services of legal aid centres - SL

* New Zealand FM due in Colombo


June 03, 2013 

* Remember past, so as not to repeat its terror – President

* Sri Lanka’s candidate re-elected to UN Committee on Migrant Workers

* Thai PM concludes official visit to Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka tells HR Council session: Make INGOs accountable


June 02, 2013 

* Ties Democracy best form of government to protect people – Prime Minister Shinawatra

* Ties with New Delhi and Beijing not a zero sum game – HC Kariyawasam

* SL is a proactive partner in securing maritime border – US State Dept

* ‘Nenasala’ operator wins Global Telecenter Award in Spain

* President completes 43 years in politics with New Bonds of Sino –Lanka Friendship: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake






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