October 2013

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October 31, 2013 

* Commonwealth welcome successful conclusion of NPC election

* Sri Lanka - Malaysia 2nd Joint Commission concludes

* CHOGM Media Centre to cater to over 1,000 media personnel


October 30, 2013 

* Massive development drive will help to eradicate root cause of terrorism - President

* Madras high court rejects petition against India's CHOGM participation

* Sri Lanka one of the most improved economies in Doing Business

* India's participation at CHOGM would be in its own interest - TOI


October 29, 2013 

* Sri Lanka : Outsourcing destination of the year

* PM Singh should attend CHOGM and reaffirm first principles of India’s foreign policy – The Hindu Opinion

* Record Rs. 3 m as toll fees during first 12 hours on CKE

* Sri Lanka’s telecom sector shows vigorous growth -Research & Markets

* ‘Waterloo Suresh’ sentenced to two years for helping LTTE

* India should maintain ties with Sri Lanka – Senior Congress leader


October 28, 2013 

* Concerns for SL Tamils in Tamil Nadu is a matter of political competition – The Economic Times Editorial

* Indian External Affairs Minister affirms participation in CHOGM

* Delegate and Media Registration for CHOGM 2013 Extended

* Sri Lanka assumes leadership of the Colombo Process

* Sri Lanka moves up in global competitiveness


October 27, 2013 

* President opens Colombo Katunayake expressway

* Japan's Sumitomo Corporation to assist power generation in Sri Lanka


October 25, 2013 

* India will be isolated if it skips CHOGM – High Commissioner Kariyawasam

* President thanks China for development assistance

* Fitch says Sri Lanka's growth rate unaffected by currency volatility

* Sri Lanka's post-war development is an example for other countries - UN Resident Coordinator

* Etihad Airways to double flights to Sri Lanka

* Demining support was critical to Sri Lanka's rapid resettlement – Ambassador Wickremasuriysa


October 24, 2013 

* Our vision is a SMART Sri Lanka– President

* Australia commends Sri Lanka's support to curb human smuggling

* Malaysian PM commends practical value of CHOGM themes

* Three new Non-Resident envoys present credentials

* Govt to implement special security arrangements for aircraft bringing Commonwealth dignitaries

* SL, UN sign MoU on Millennium Campaign

* High-powered Japanese business delegation in SL to explore investment opportunities

* Brussels confirms November biz delegation

* Over 100 tour operators to attend tourism show at CHOGM

* President to declare open the renovated BMICH


October 23, 2013 

* Massive development projects will be initiated in Sri Lanka in future - President

* CHOGM - a meeting in Sri Lanka and not on Sri Lanka - Commonwealth Foundation

* Kenya denies lobbying Africa to boycott CHOGM

* ‘Upgrading infrastructure just not only for CHOGM’ - Minister of Investment Promotion

* Appropriation Bill presented

* Malaysian PM commends practical value of CHOGM themes


October 22, 2013 

* Sri Lanka's first Common ATM to be expanded

* Mihin Lanka to commence Sri Lanka-Seychelles direct flights

* Leisure Golfers from 16 countries to tee-off at SriLankan Golf Classic

* knowledge is no longer confined to schools or university education – President

* Trade deficit shrinks sharply in August

* Sri Lanka needs assistance on reconciliation, not isolation – The Australian

* Queen's Baton Relay : Sri Lanka by steam train

* Enhanced role for Japan in SL's economic development discussed in Seoul

* Second expressway opens for public view

* SL’s first ever botanical garden in dry zone opens parallel to CHOGM


October 21, 2013 

* SLA strongly rejects allegations of sexual violence in North

* Govt to present Appropriation Bill for 2014 to parliament this week

* Certain TN politicians playing to the gallery – senior Congress politician

* Canada should not boycott CHOGM – former PM

* Australian business community invited to attend CHOGM Biz Forum

* Paddy production increased by 4.8 percent this year

* Sri Lanka, Australia discuss CHOGM arrangements

* Belgium bullish on business partnership with SL


October 20, 2013 

* Govt will develop rural education - President

* Korea to expand the scope of cooperation with Sri Lanka

* China to assist Sri Lanka to develop garment industry

* Sri Lanka's first nanotechnology research center and nanoscience park to be opened on 21st

* Queen's baton here today

* SLTB to operate luxury buses on Colombo-Katunayake Expressway

* Minister Morrison says Sri Lankans set to return


October 17, 2013 

* Sri Lanka fares best in South Asia on hunger index

* Economy growing at a sustainable pace: Fitch

* Wigneswaran took oaths under ministry portfolios before President

* Strengthening of the rule of law is essential - Minister of Justice

* Canadian Tamil Tigers ‘operative’ pleads guilty in U.S. after working as arms supplier for LTTE

* Many new holiday resorts to open in December

* Sri Lanka, US look to boost trade ties

* Monetary policy eases, rates cut to stimulate economy


October 16, 2013 

* Hajj symbolizes spirit of unity - President


October 15, 2013 

* Five things to know about Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka to follow same guidelines as Australia in screening media personnel for CHOGM - Minister

* Members of Chinese Peace and Disarmament Group calls on President

* CB eases monetary policy, cuts rates to harness SL’s full economic potential

* More powers to Human Rights Commission

* Sri Lanka invites Austria & Slovakia to Commonwealth Business Forum & Exhibition


October 14, 2013 

* Sri Lanka to open more avenues for investors ahead of Commonwealth Business Forum

* Sri Lanka, Iran agree to expand academic ties, economic relations

* Despite global and domestic challenges, Sri Lanka's economic growth is encouraging – Dr. Amunugama

* Sri Lankan culture featured in Ukraine promotion

* New UNICEF representative for Sri Lanka

* Wigneswaran faces many CHALLENGES ahead - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


October 13,, 2013 

* Government rejects reports of protest ban during CHOGM next month

* Tourist arrivals up by 26.2 percent in September


October 11, 2013  |

* President to start Divi Neguma Phase 5 today

* Budget – 2014 on November 21st

* Cabinet decisions

* Canadian businessmen to attend Commonwealth Business Forum in Sri Lanka

* UN elects Sri Lankan to top post

* Sri Lanka targets 400 listed firms by 2016: official


October 10, 2013 

* Nine new Deputy Ministers sworn in

* Sri Lanka: In commune with nature

* Indian Minister of External Affairs concludes Sri Lankan visit

* SLN assists repatriation of 20 released Indian fishermen


October 09, 2013 

* Tremendous response for Commonwealth Business Forum in SL – Dr. Kaul

* India committed to assist Sri Lanka's rehabilitation and reconstruction - Khurshid

* Canada's view is not shared by others – Prof. Peiris

* Small & Middle scale Women Entrepreneurs meets President

* Sri Lanka eyes first gas in 2017-18 as talks with Cairn get under way

* Second Ambassador's Signature Tour to Sri Lanka for US Tourists commenced


October 08, 2013 

* Indian External Affairs Minister calls on President

* Northern PC election will usher a new beginning - Khurshid

* Canada achieves little by boycotting Sri Lanka summit - National Post

* Sri Lanka, India sign agreements on Sampur power plant, language policy

* Australian PM to make constructive contribution at Colombo CHOGM

* Cyprus President looks forward to attending Colombo CHOGM

* Minister Rajapaksa meets Parliamentary League members in Tokyo

* Floating market to be opened in Colombo


October 07, 2013 

* Military presence in North less than often portrayed – Lord Rogan of UK

* Peace be with you: Temples, tranquility and trunks as Sri Lanka recovers from war - Mail Online

* Vigneswaran sworn in

* India's External Affairs Minister to visit today

* Fish harvest increases by 57 percent since 2009

* Russian ships visit Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit


October 04, 2013 

* Seven new envoys present credentials

* Divi Neguma to establish 125,000 model home gardens

* Sierra Leone and Botswana express understanding of SL situation

* Switzerland defends deportation of failed asylum seekers


October 03, 2013 

* Learning lessons from Sri Lankan victory over LTTE -The News International

* Sri Lanka broadly on track to meet 2013 forecasts: ADB

* Two new Chief Ministers, PC members sworn in

* UN must recognize complexity of challenges and progress made – Prof. Peiris at UN

* Sri Lanka hands over 66 Indian fishermen arrested by Navy

* Housemaid migration declining


October 02, 2013 

* Sri Lanka ranks 36th in best countries for older people

* Net foreign inflows to stock market top Rs. 20 b mark

* President returns after attending UNGA

* Russia, Sri Lanka agree on no first deployment of weapons in outer space

* Barbados PM looks forward to attending Colombo CHOGM

* Northern Province Governor appoints new Chief Minister

* First Lady calls for a strong and peaceful family unit on Children's Day

* Iranian FM reiterates support and goodwill for Sri Lanka

* Mega Tourism Caravan “Days of Sri Lanka in Ukraine

* Ambassador Kohona elected Chairman of 6th Committee (Legal) of UNGA


October 01, 2013 

* Inflation drops in September

* “Consistent adherence to Commonwealth practice imperative” - GL






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