November 2013

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November 29, 2013 

* SL committed to address regional mismatches between supply & demand in foreign employment through Colombo Process Chair - Minister Dilan Perera

* 'The Last Phase' screened at EU Parliament

* Norway appreciates government's efforts to restore normalcy in the North

* Government's aim is to create an indigenous economy - Dr. P. B Jayasundera

* Petition against SL envoy rejected

* Two new envoys present credentials


November 28, 2013 

* Pakistan and Sri Lanka agree to enhance bilateral economic cooperation

* SL understand PM Singh's compulsion for skipping CHOGM – SL envoy

* SLA to release more lands to original owners

* Japan grants over Rs. 280 m assistance to provide school meals in Northern Province


November 27, 2013 ;

* Island wide survey on dead and disappeared during conflict to begin tomorrow

* President receives proposals and recommendations for Commonwealth's role

* Prof. Peiris presents Sri Lanka’s view on strategic importance of the Indian Ocean

* China reiterates its support to Sri Lanka, asks international community not to complicate the issue

* Construction of Jaffna expressway to begin in Jan

* New commission appointed to assist govt to formulate national wage policy

* SLA hands over 23 acres of paddy land in North

* Qatar Airways announces increase in capacity to Colombo


November 26, 2013 

* Sri Lanka values mutual friendship with Cambodia - President

* Sri Lanka seeks constructive, meaningful economic cooperation with its allies - Defence Secretary

* Australia extends the ban on LTTE

* Sri Lanka, Vietnam to enhance bilateral agenda

* Sri Lanka continues fiscal consolidation


November 25, 2013 

* Unveiling Ho Chi Minh statue in Sri Lanka, historic and timely - President Rajapaksa

* Sri Lanka calls to promote South-South Cooperation in Intellectual Property

* Sri Lankan government deserves better – New Straits Times columnist

* Budget aims to narrow deficit - CB Governor

* New Cabinet Minister sworn in

* First Lady distributes medical equipment to Cancer Hospital


November 22, 2013 

* Russia congratulates President on Commonwealth Chairmanship

* Defence Secretary extends invitation to His Holiness Pope to visit SL

* SL - Germany celebrate 60th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations

* Ambassador designate of SL in Italy presents credentials

* Delegation from CIS countries undertakes ten day familiarization tour in SL

* Sri Lanka gains popularity at Emirates Holidays

* President offers condolences to Russia

* Mihin Lanka inaugurates flights to Seychelles


November 21, 2013 

* Sri Lanka aims for over 7.5% growth in next three years – President

* Budget – 2014 today

* IMF commends Sri Lanka for measures taken to achieve macroeconomic stability

* Galle Dialogue 2013 to focus on maritime trends in Indian Ocean

* Iraqi invasion needs international probe: Go beyond the Chilcot Report?


November 20, 2013 

* PM Cameron covers up crimes against humanity – Lectures Sri Lanka on crimes against humanity

* Modern technologies can make unreal, real – Secretary to President

* President Rajapaksa Congratulates New Maldivian President

* People who have prejudices do great harm to peace – Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

* From Sri Lanka, questions about wars: By Praveen Swami

* Tourist arrivals up by nearly 28 percent in October

* No country can import stability from outside - Kenya

* SL unanimously elected to Committee of UNSECO: Completes 64 years of relations with UNESCO


November 19, 2013 

* President Rajapaksa completes eight years in office

* Sri Lanka – Australia partnership foregoing ahead

* Afghan President Congratulates Sri Lanka, President Rajapaksa on Commonwealth Chairmanship

* President opened first stage of Mihindusenpura Housing Scheme


November 18, 2013 

* President rejects Cameron’s deadline

* Happy Birthday with Commonwealth leadership

* CHOGM 2013: The Colombo Declaration


November 17, 2013  |

* We have already addressed HR violation allegations - President

* Sri Lankan and Australian leaders hold discussions

* Pakistan offers to set up Sugar mills in Sri Lanka

* Commonwealth FMs meet business leaders and civil society in Sri Lanka


November 16, 2013 

* Space created for those who carried guns, now to carry the national flag – President

* UK Prime Minister Meets President Rajapaksa

* Sri Lanka’s willingness to host CHOGM shows commitment democratic pluralism – Aus PM

* CHOGM 2013 inauguration was spectacular – Singapore PM

* Leaders of Sri Lanka and Rwanda meet on the Sidelines of CHOGM 2013

* Seychells President meets President Rajapaksa

* Swaziland Prime Minister paid a courtesy call on President

* Prime Minister of Tonga calls on the President

* Vanuatu seeks Sri Lanka’s help to host CHOGM 2017

* I wanted our PM to visit Jaffna first – Indian FM

* South African President Meets President Rajapaksa

* Commonwealth Countries Come Together in Sri Lanka for CHOGM 2013


November 15, 2013 

* President Rajapaksa is new Commonwealth Chair- in- Office

* Address the issue of ‘common poverty’ vigorously, before we talk about ‘common wealth’ - President Rajapaksa

* Presidents of Sri Lanka & Nauru meet on the sidelines of CHOGM

* Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Australia discuss curbing illegal migration

* Prince Charles commends the progress made by Sri Lanka healing dreadful tsunami scar

* Presidents of Sri Lanka & Nauru meet on the sidelines of CHOGM

* Commonwealth leaders Join president at tree planting ceremony in Hambantota

* A proud host

* Commonwealth Heads of Government & Business Leaders participate in Business Roundtable


November 14, 2013 

* Commonwealth will be more cohesive under President Rajapaksa - Pakistan PM

* President Rajapaksa hosts Prince Charles at President's House

* Minister G. L. Peiris calls for a productive CHOGM

* Malaysian Prime Minister Meets President Rajapaksa

* Our aim is to ensure Commonwealth remained relevant for its citizens - President Rajapaksa

* Governor–General of Tuvalu calls on President Rajapaksa

* Prince of Wales arrives SL today

* Largest- ever Commonwealth People's Forum Sends Final Report to the Committee of the Whole


November 13, 2013 

* Ambitious targets for investments in Sri Lanka - Dr. Kaul

* Most important civil right in Sri Lanka is to live without threat of war – Aus PM

* Indian External Affairs Minister arrives in Sri Lanka for CHOGM 2013

* President opens Ape Gama today

* Foreign Ministry clarification

* This century belongs to us - Minister Gunawardena

* ‘Reflection of Sri Lanka’ to draw 70 nations

* Youth forum delegates elect New Council leadership


November 12, 2013 

* Sri Lanka to establish centre of excellence on ocean sciences

* Link wealth creation and social and human development, at all times - President urges Commonwealth Business Forum

* Commonwealth Business Forum begins today


November 11, 2013 

* SL has made lot of progress – Aus PM

* Commonwealth Secretary-General Calls on President ahead of CHOGM

* Major boost for Ceylon Tea in Polish Market

* Exclusive public exposition on 260 years of Siamese Heritage in Sri Lanka


November 10, 2013 

* Commitment to the Motherland’s well-being must be the crucial consideration of all civil society organizations

* United we can achieve almost any goal – President tells Commonwealth youth


November 08, 2013 

* President declares open international Convention Center in Hambantota

* Public needs and aspirations changed with the rapid development taken place in the country - President

* No diplomatic sense for India to succumb to the extremist pressure - The Telegraph, Culcutta

* Czech Republic keen to expand economic ties with Sri Lanka

* PM Singh condoles the passing away of Gamani Corea

* Head to Lanka, Mr PM


November 07, 2013 

* A boycott of Sri Lanka would be wrong - UK Foreign Secretary

* Pride of place to SL tourism campaign at WTM

* “Nenasa - 2” Educational Channel launched

* More houses for IDPs


November 06, 2013 

* It’s amazing how fast SL has progressed since end of war -Czech Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

* Pakistan will provide all possible assistance to Sri Lanka

* CHOGM would be an unprecedented success this time - Prof. G.L.Peiris


November 05, 2013 

* India’s national interests dictate that PM should represent country at CHOGM

* Sri Lanka Ports Authority container throughput up by 8%

* Commonwealth Youth Forum Begins Nov. 10

* Official Meetings of CHOGM 2013

* No Indian visa for Callum Macrae

* Sri Lanka to host 8th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia

* Sri Lanka to be showcased in World Travel Market


November 04, 2013 

* Eminent speakers at Commonwealth Business Forum 2013 : Agenda outlines galaxy of speakers and discussion schedule

* Spell-binding Sri Lanka: Ancient temples, holy shrines and Elephants

* Sri Lanka's Industrial Awakening

* President Rajapaksa was handed over a message on behalf of the children

* Dr. Corea’s death leaves a major void - President


November 01, 2013 

* Sri Lanka ranks 60th in World Prosperity Index

* India’s relationship with Sri Lanka “unique”

* New Zealand FM plans to visit North during CHOGM

* Sri Lankan Electronic Travel Authorisation System wins award at World Summit Award

* Indian, Australian Foreign Ministers back CHOGM

* Commonwealth Film Festival Begins in Colombo Nov. 5

* Sir Iam Botham's walk across Sri Lanka begins today

* Eighty one companies to attend 'Reflections of Sri Lanka'

* Cabinet decisions






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