August 2013

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August 31, 2013 

* In meeting with President, UNHRC's Navi Pillay acknowledges post-war progress

* Sri Lanka-Sudan relations to be strengthened


August 30, 2013 

* Sri Lanka expects objective approach and equal treatment from UN Rights body

* SAARC Finance Ministers call on President

* Cabinet approves measures to ensure food safety

* New Zealand Foreign Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa

* India's External Affairs Ministry opposes debate on Katchatheevu island

* Northern Railway Line tested before next month's opening

* New bridge across Kokilai lagoon to connect North and East

* Sri Lanka to introduce biometric data to passports

* Big draw for ‘Invest in Hambantota’ forum tomorrow

* Govt gazettes archaeological sites in the North

* SL participated at Special Ministerial Conference on Irregular Movement of Persons


August 29, 2013 

* New World Bank Country Director sees high potential in Sri Lanka

* More blocks available for offshore oil and gas exploration

* When good work of ministers properly projected through media, it will boost govt’s image - President

* South Korean PM arrives

* Tourist arrivals up in July

* Australia returns illegally migrated Sri Lankan family groups home


August 28, 2013 

* Sri Lanka and Belarus to establish Inter-Parliamentary Associations

* South Korean Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka today

* Forging friendship across continents : Belarus and Sri Lanka

* Livelihood project loans for ex-LTTE combatants

* Chunnakam sub station to open next month

* Pillay visits Jaffna

* Sri Lanka invited to set up logistics centres in Belarus

* Israeli business delegation in Sri Lanka to explore business and investment potential

* Sri Lanka at the Open Day of the BMZ of Germany

* Preparatory Summit for the CHOGM Business Forum in Frankfurt


August 27, 2013 

* Army handed over occupied land in North to owners

* Sri Lanka and Belarus identify areas for joint ventures

* Sri Lanka and Belarus sign seven bilateral agreements

* Instead of crying foul TN govt must strengthen measures to wean unsustainable fishing practices – The Hindu editorial


August 26,, 2013 

* President arrives in Belarus

* Sri Lanka and Belarus agree to further enhance cooperation in a number of sectors

* It is important to identify a framework for protecting marine genetic resources – Kohona

* Pillay arrives

* President inspects new Colombo-Katunayake Expressway

* Nanjing officially hand over 2017 Asian Youth Games to Sri Lanka


August 25, 2013 

* President to visit Belarus

* Pakistan to further broaden ties with Sri Lanka – Pakistan PM

* SAARC commerce ministers meet President

* CHOGM 2013: Second advance visit teams in Sri Lanka

* Pakistani President for early conclusion of Eco Partnership with Sri Lanka

* President seeks views of farmer and trader communities to prepare 2014 budget


August 23, 2013 

* Sensitize Indian fishermen to respect IMBL – Indian Govt

* Earnings from tourism continue to record sound growth

* New Ministry set up

* Negotiations between Sri Lanka & Belarus on Avoidance of Double Taxation ended successfully

* Abercrombie & Kent to start Sri Lanka operations by September 2013

* US$ 200 million budget support for second health sector development by World Bank


August 22, 2013 

* President receives traditional 'Sannasa' of Kandy Esala Perahera

* SL emphasised necessity to find a practical solution to fishermen issue

* Minister Rajapaksa and UK envoy discuss demining in North and CHOGM

* Thai, Japanese royals view Esala Perahera

* Hambantota port docks 100th ship


August 21, 2013 

* French Senator pledges to promote Sri Lanka's cause for peace and development

* French senator observes rapid progress in Sri Lanka

* Visiting Thai, Japanese Princesses meet President, pay homage to Dalada Maligawa

* PSC for constitutional changes to commence public hearings from August 21st

* Sri Lanka transfers 29 sentenced prisoners to India

* World Bank assistance to develop health sector


August 19, 2013 

* Poaching of Indian fishermen has become a critical political issue – Prof. Peiris in India

* Furnish evidence relating to alleged war crimes – Defence Secy tells UN

* War heroes receive houses from President

* Sri Lanka is an amazing place – Ranbir Kapoor

* FACETS Sri Lanka 2013 opens on August 29

* Sri Lanka, Pakistan discuss strengthening cooperation in water and power sectors


August 17, 2013 

* President to attend business forum in Belarus

* Bombay Velvet begins shooting in Ranmihitenna

* Japan's Princess Tsuguko of Takamado to visit Sri Lanka

* President asks local entrepreneurs to compete in the international market

* Sri Lanka, Belarus agree to avoid double taxation

* Policy rates maintained, current monetary policy appropriate

* Treasury signs financial management system agreement


August 16, 2013 

* CHOGM advance teams arrive

* UN human rights chief to visit North and East

* Sri Lanka's development shows it's leader's wisdom – Chinese Ambassador

* Clean and Colombo, a combo

* Unilateral boycott of CHOGM will isolate Canadians, not Sri Lankans - Chapnick

* India's housing project to reach target by 2015

* Cabinet appoints sub-committee to examine contaminated milk powder issue


August 15, 2013 

* President appoints members to Commission to Investigate Missing Persons

* SLAS Tamil recruits appointed to Northern and Eastern provinces

* Bright future for SL development – Indian journalists tells Minister Rajapaksa

* Namal Acuity Value Fund open for non-residents


August 14, 2013 

* New Heads of mission from Africa pledge support for CHOGM 2013

* Political consultations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea

* Central Bank to open branch in North

* Two more days for public to view new Colombo South harbor

* Colombo to host Insurance Congress of developing countries in September


August 13, 2013 

* President gives solutions to Weliweriya water issue

* Statue of Lakshman Kadirgamar unveiled

* Colombo - Madhu train service resumed

* Committee to look into quality of imported goods

* Over 2.5 million flock to see new harbor

* EC appoints special team to probe election malpractices


August 12, 2013 

* “Remarkable change” in Sri Lanka, Australian business delegation tells President

* In Pictures: President visits Central Province

* Six new envoys present credentials

* Chinese envoy lauds SL's contribution in global endeavours, experiences

* SL trying best to speed up Indian fishermen release


August 09, 2013 

* Provincial Council Elections: Postal voting on September 9 - 10

* Muslims in Sri Lanka carryout religious observances without hindrance today - President

* President hosts Iftar dinner for diplomats of Islamic countries

* SriLankan Airline to begin services to Seychelles and Nairobi


August 08, 2013 

* Commonwealth Business Forum to enlighten world on SL's investment potential

* War on terror has to be won for the sake of lasting peace: Learn from Sri Lanka – former Pakistan Interior Secy

* SLPA opens Colombo Port Expansion Project to public for five days

* Donors contribute to Nena Guna Thilina Project

* SL Embassy in Washington launches first ever live web conference

* SriLankan to set up a regional aircraft repair hub with Lufthansa


August 07, 2013 

* Sri Lanka’s faster growth bucking trend: Fitch

* External Affairs Minister calls on First Deputy President of Iran


August 06, 2013 

* Expedite work on Northern Expressway - President

* Sri Lanka a valued friend and development partner – Philippines FM

* Australia and Nauru in agreement to detain illegal boat arrivals

* Hambantota port expects to dock 100th ship

* UK encourages voluntary return of illegal migrants


August 05, 2013 

* Colombo South Terminal declared open

* Sri Lanka on track for South Asian shipping hub - ADB

* Philippines reiterates solidarity with Sri Lanka

* Construction of Kandy domestic airport to start soon


August 02, 2013 

* President invites Pope Francis I to Sri Lanka

* Provincial Council polls on September 21

* Inflation declines 6.1 percent in July 2013

* SLA earns over Rs. 55 million from six agricultural projects

* Pakistan assures Sri Lanka of full cooperation in defence production sector


August 01, 2013 

* SLPA introduced new corporate plan

* Govt clears tax anomalies

* British Parliamentary Delegation meets Prof. Peiris

* University of Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC identify areas of cooperation for scientific research in SL

* Turkey has made Sri Lanka a ‘Partner’ in historic Izmir International Fair






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