September 2013

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September 30, 2013 

* Over 25,000 public officials receive Tamil language training this year

* President rejects accusation of country heading in an authoritarian direction

* ICTA co-hosts Cybercrime workshop with Council of Europe

* SL Mission in Brazil holds diplomatic briefing

* Chinese Fortune 500 firms get bullish, on the move in SL


September 28, 2013 

* UNHRC member states commend progress in Sri Lanka's reconciliation process

* President meets with Business Council for International Understanding

* UNSG's Youth Envoy calls on President to discuss World Youth Conference 2014 in Sri Lanka

* Canadian faces 15-year sentence for supporting LTTE

* The voice of democracy against a world policeman By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


September 27, 2013 

* SL – Iran Presidents pledge to strengthen ties

* Looking forward to CHOGM - New Zealand PM

* Constructive engagement will pave way for meaningful reconciliation and political settlement - India

* Briefing of President Rajapaksa’s meeting with UNSG

* Exxon, Shell have shown interest in oil, gas block auction

* C'wealth Foreign Ministers discuss preparations for CHOGM in Sri Lanka

* Central Bank debunks allegations of inefficiency

* Commonwealth and HRC to determine roadmap for national reconciliation

* SriLankan ready to welcome the attendees of CHOGM 2013

* Commonwealth Biz Forum promoted in US


September 26, 2013 

* Sri Lanka rejects HR High Commissioner’s assertion

* Attend CHOGM in Lanka, Australia & Britain urge Commonwealth nations

* Commonwealth Sec.Gen. calls on President Rajapaksa in NY

* President Rajapaksa meets Pakistani Prime Minister


September 25, 2013 

* World needs no policing by a few States – President at UNGA

* Sri Lanka has honored its commitment to international community - India

* President and UN Secretary-General hold discussions in New York

* President Rajapaksa meets Prime Ministers of Qatar and Kuwait

* Onus is on winning party to develop North – Prof. Peiris

* US, UK welcome successful conclusion of PC council election

* Govt to hold expo on Trade, Tourism & Investment parallel to CHOGM


September 24,, 2013 

* Commonwealth observers impressed with Sri Lanka's election process

* The economy on track to achieve 7.5 per cent growth in 2013 - CB

* Twitter Q&A with President Rajapaksa from New York

* TNA must avoid the urge to over-interpret its mandate - The Hindu

* Sri Lanka the perfect getaway for Omani tourists

* Court releases 35 Tamil Nadu fishermen

* Four cement factories to be set up near main ports

* Sri Lanka welcomes framework agreement reached between Russia & USA on Syria


September 23, 2013 

* Holding elections in North is a victory for the government - President

* Lose your heart to Sri Lanka - The West Australian

* President arrives in New York; will address UNGA Sept. 24

* A regular & efficient public service is ensured to civilians in North - WDJ


September 22, 2013 

* UPFA wins NWP and CP, TNA Northern PC

* President leaves for UNGA


September 21,, 2013 

* Dont discredit the NPC poll process – Sri Lanka at HRC

* Election hotlines announced

* Transparent ballot boxes to be used at today's election

* Commonwealth's first Youth Development Index places Sri Lanka in medium category

* Sri Lanka and Ukraine to sign agreement on avoiding double taxation

* Pakistan High Commissioner visits North


September 20, 2013 

* Upcoming elections in Sri Lanka an opportunity for reconciliation – UN chief

* Northern Provincial Council elections tomorrow

* SL asks detractors at HRC not to discredit NPC election process or prejudge its outcome & impact

* NGO activist charged for “No Fire Zone screening” in Malaysia

* NPC election has infused political momentum in the Region - Ambassador Amza tells the EU Parliament

* A new online application system to start a project in Sri Lanka


September 19, 2013 

* President asks people to use their franchise wisely

* Commonwealth team to observe voting and counting of NPC Elections

* Election campaign activities ends

* UK based oil and gas company to set up its regional headquarters in Sri Lanka


September 18, 2013 

* China - Lanka FTA from November

* Tamil issue on the process of being resolved – SL envoy

* No conditions from India to attend CHOGM summit – Prof. Peiris

* Sri Lanka gaining popularity in Korean market as a key tourist hotspot

* Policy rates maintained, current monetary policy appropriate


September 17, 2013 

* New electronic national identity cards from November

* Releasing ex-LTTE cadres and developing North are our greatest achievements – President

* Japan to assist Sri Lanka's tourism industry, formulate a free trade policy

* Foreign Election observers left for North

* Another opportunity to cast postal votes

* Govt to speed up issuing visas to attendees to CHOGM meetings


September 16, 2013 

* Sri Lanka needs a stable and powerful government for development - President

* Tourist arrivals up in August

* Govt is committed to develop North and South equally - President

* Economy grows at 6.8% in Q2

* UAE appreciates SL's role in protecting the security of sea-lanes

* Sri Lanka, Chinese senior bank officials discuss strengthening business relationships

* SL Embassy in Japan receives prestigious award for tourism promotion in Japan 


September 14, 2013 

* A New Dawn for Kilinochchi 

* Yal Devi train resumes operations from today

* President opens Chunnakam Grid station


September 13,, 2013 

* Govt pays special attention to education of estate sector children - President

* US had given its fullest support to destroy LTTE - Defence Secretary

* Central Bank releases publication on Sri Lanka's 2013 socio-economic data

* Etisalat joins hand with Nena Guna Thilina project

* Sri Lanka seeks pragmatic approach in addressing issues of transitional justice


September 12, 2013 

* I will not allow racism or religious extremism in the country - President

* UK affirms attending CHOGM, rejects calls for boycott

* President congratulates newly elected Australian PM

* Commonwealth team observing Northern PC elections to arrive on September 14

* Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka hopes to expand exchanges with China – Defence Secy


September 11, 2013 

* Galle to play for: Beaches, beauty and the best bananas

* Focus on Buddhist approach to reconciliation

* Regional disparity in economic growth reduced

* Muslims indebted to President for creating peaceful environment – Fowzie

* Chamber of Tourism and Industry hails Oluvil Port opening

* 'Amendments will strengthen Human Rights Commission'


September 10, 2013 

* Sri Lanka and China reaffirm strategic cooperation

* Don't give credence to unsubstantiated allegations – SL to UN High Commissioner for HR

* Diplomatic community briefed on elections, Commonwealth Summit

* China assures assistance to develop Sri Lanka's tourism industry

* Speedy solutions for 115,006 Community Problems under Deyata Kirula Exhibition : 2014

* Positive response for ‘Invest Sri Lanka’ forum in Hong Kong

* Sri Lanka Promotional Seminar in Tokyo


September 09, 2013 

* Govt. totally committed to protect all religious and ethnic groups - President

* Another batch of rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres to be integrated

* Central Bank introduces a support scheme for troubled finance companies

* Postal voting begins

* Human Rights Commission issues guidelines to police on PC elections

* Aus PM-elect vows quick action on asylum


September 06, 2013 

* Iraq seeks to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka

* India's national interests will always prevail over TN fringe groups' sectorial interests – Dr. Swamy

* BBC promote wildlife tourism of Sri Lanka

* Indian business delegation in Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in textile sector

* Russian assistance to develop agro-industries

* India-Sri Lanka to sign MOU to enhance cooperation in textile sector

* BOI hosts Israel business delegation


September 05, 2013 

* Religious revival is a base to create a righteous future generation - President

* Sri Lanka dismayed at UNHR High Commissioner’s approach - Minister G.L. Peiris

* Sri Lanka moves up in Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014

* Sri Lanka expresses concern over alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria

* Best Travel Destination award to Sri Lanka


September 04, 2013 

* Northern election an opportunity to return to political plurality - Defence Secretary

* Census on human and property damages due to conflict - 2013 to be held in October

* Govt to increase fertilizer quantity

* Britain confirms CHOGM participation


September 03, 2013 

* Pillay ignores evidence produced by UN itself – Prof. Peiris

* Sri Lanka will not bow down to foreign pressures or local conspirators - President

* Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms calls on President

* 40 new Nenasalas to be set up in north

* Third annual defence seminar begins

* Cabinet approves USD 4 bn S’pore investment in Sampur

* Human Rights Commission sets up hotline for public complaints

* Israeli trade delegation upbeat on investment prospects in Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka shines in Beijing

* A new loan scheme to support dairy entrepreneurs


September 02, 2013 

* UN High Commissioner for HR transgressing her mandate - Govt

* IT/ BPO jobs for ex-LTTE combatants

* No territory belonging to India was ceded – Indian govt

* Government committed to protect the rights of all religions - President

* Two LTTE suspects nabbed by Indian police were planning to plant bombs in Sri Lanka - report


September 01, 2013 

* Oluvil harbour opens today

* Outstanding leadership, excellent future – Korean PM

* Sri Lanka now a story of development - President






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