July 2013

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July 31, 2013 

* Colombo and Hambantota declared as free ports

* Sri Lankan boat arrivals to Australia face return home or transfer to PNG

* Japan to help Sri Lanka develop technology and communication

* Sri Lanka woos global firms for oil, gas exploration


July 30, 2013 

* Seize the opportunity to elect your own representatives – President tells people in North

* President and First Lady congratulate Royal Family on birth of Prince of Cambridge

* Pope considering trip to Sri Lanka


July 29, 2013 

* Sri Lanka and Japan Discuss Further Strengthening of Economic Ties

* Greater role for Sri Lanka in International Arbitrations mooted at the Hague

* SL & US identify areas of cooperation for scientific research in SL

* New stamps on National Parks


July 28, 2013 

* Central Bank limits penal interest rates charged by financial institutions

* President congratulates new President of Libya

* Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Minister to visit tomorrow

* Govt allocates Rs 1.5 billion to purchase Yala paddy harvest this year


July 26, 2013 

* Presidential commission to probe disappearances

* "Discovery of World's Mysteries" Documentary on Sri Lanka

* Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs & Communications to visit Sri Lanka


July 25, 2013 

* Korea assists Sri Lanka to develop Vocational Training Centre and solid waste disposal facility

* Sri Lanka, Uganda, to boost military cooperation

* President congratulates Japanese PM on election victory

* President Rajapaksa sends condolences to China on deadly earthquake

* “Discovery of World’s Mysteries” Documentary on Sri Lanka

* Policy rates maintained, current monetary policy appropriate

* China to build $1.4 billion port city

* Army to reduce troop presence in North


July 24, 2013 

* Less developed nations will look to emulate SL – President

* Sri Lanka's first Common ATM Switch launched

* Evaluation is not a fault-finding exercise – Secy to President


July 23, 2013 

* Earnings from IT sector grow by 22.9%%

* Students' Esala Perahara paraded streets of capital


July 22, 2013 

* Rambaken Oya irrigation project commissioned

* Sri Lanka is ready to share its experience – Ambassador Ariyasinha


July 21, 2013 

* President praises second Parliamentary Elections in Bhutan

* Continuing vigilance essential with LTTE front organizations – Prof. Peiris tells EU Parliamentarians

* No more boat people in Australia – Aus PM

* ADB optimistic on Sri Lanka's growth

** First boat stopped under Australia's new asylum seeker policy

* Trade deficit continues to decline, external sector stable


July 19, 2013 

* President Rajapaksa discusses local grievances with Catholic clergy and local politicians from Mannar

* All-Island schools’ programmes planned for CHOGM 2013

* Cabinet Decisions

* Tourism earnings increase


July 18, 2013 

* Sri Lanka: Rising up the ranks while sharing prosperity - World Bank

* Tourist arrivals up in June

* ADB optimistic on Sri Lanka's growth

* President unveils statue of Ven Soratha Nayaka Thera


July 17, 2013 

* Sri Lanka, Vietnam to expand cooperation in new areas

* Central Bank expects to reduce interest rates in few months

* Govt inviting all parties to CHOGM to witness progress

* Work of National Action Plan for LLRC recommendations expedited

* Katunayake Expressway to be opened in September

* SriLankan Airlines receives special award at WTA

* Statue of Jade Buddha for Universal Peace arrives in Japan

* Ceylon Tea promoted at Summer Fancy Food Show

* SriLankan’s IAA enters 2013 IATA Premier Circle


July 16, 2013 

* World Bank to focus on large transformational projects

* Sri Lanka: Beautiful island of palms, peace and pride - Get Surrey

* President presents gallantry awards to Tri Forces personnel

* Telecommunications sector achieved significant progress in 2012

* Ceylon Tea promoted at the largest specialty food fair in the USA


July 15, 2013 

* Sri Lanka committed to Commonwealth values, including free press

* President in Kandy

* ‘Ayurveda surging, exports up by 94%’ – Minister of Industry & Commerce

* Security tightened at Sri Lanka mission in Chennai

* Not too much humanitarian consideration for SL refugees, Indian court decides

* Sir Ian Botham to walk across Sri Lanka in November


July 12, 2013 

* Bodhgaya open to public

* Conflict-affected people in North compensated


July 11, 2013 

* IMF assures continued support to Sri Lanka

* Sonia Gandhi visits Bodhgaya

* PC Polls: Nominations to be accepted from Jul 25 - Aug 1

* PSC calls for public opinion

* Govt to conduct census of businesses and services


July 10, 2013 

* Maldives seeks Sri Lanka's assistance for food security

* Sri Lanka signs maritime cooperation agreement with India and the Maldives

* Bodhgaya incident has no connection with Lanka – External Affairs Minister


July 09, 2013 

* PSC the best forum for reaching consensus on 13th Amendment - President to Menon

* President urges government officials to interact more with public

* Sri Lanka's First exploration and production symposium

* Four new envoys present credentials

* Special mobile service to issue IDs in Northern Province

* Second National Security Advisor level meeting emphasis on maritime security cooperation

* Commonwealth training for Human Rights Commission staff


July 08, 2013 

* Sri Lankan pilgrims advised against visiting Mahabodhi Temple

* 53 additional recommendations to be included in National Plan of Action

* Abu Dhabi companies to invest in Sri Lanka


July 07, 2013 

* Respect for all religions a must for peaceful and harmonious society – President

* President expresses deep sorrow on bomb explosions at Maha Bodhi Vihara

* Sri Lankan and Maldivian Presidents consider necessity for common stand on regional issues


July 06, 2013 

* No room for extremism to surface again - President

* India lauds Sri Lanka’s decision to hold Northern polls

* Economic Development Minister meets representatives of TN Fishermen Federation

* President Rajapaksa congratulates new Heads of State

* More asylum seekers return Colombo


July 05, 2013 

* LLRC National Action Plan website launched

* Sri Lanka to host 2014 ICAAP

* Malaysia detains organizers of screening Channel 4 documentary

* President issues proclamation to conduct Northern PC polls

* Diplomatic relations between SL and Solomon Islands established


July 04, 2013 

* Sri Lanka in steady growth mode – SCB Global Research

* Sri Lanka to host UN-based WSA Global Congress 2013

* Government requests to lift Travel advise on Sri Lanka


July 03, 2013 

* President orders speedy measures to safeguard public from unprotected rail crossings

* US$ 500mn for water, education projects

* Two new High Commissioners present credentials

* Canadian facing US terrorism charges pleads guilty to aiding LTTE

* Moody’s change of SL’s Sovereign Rating Outlook from ‘Positive’ to ‘Stable’ is a contradiction of its own assessment

* Saudi Arabia extends amnesty


July 02, 2013 

* It is time India corrects its Sri Lanka policy

* President attends Sri Lanka – Seychelles Business Forum

* President returns

* Madras High Court upholds LTTE ban

* C'wealth Local Government forum backs Sri Lanka


July 01, 2013 

* We count on friendly nations like Seychelles to overcome undue international pressure – President at Seychelles National Assembly






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