February 2014


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February 28, 2014 

* Be ready to respond international forces conspiring against country – President

* Indian Supreme Court stays release of 4 Rajiv case convicts

* Seven new codeshare destinations added to SriLankan Network

* Iraq ready for direct Ceylon Tea


February 27, 2014 

* Missing Persons Commission to hear cases in Batticaloa

* Channel 4 witnesses were fully paid up LTTE members - Lord Nesby

* Today we have the conditions of peace throughout to freely celebrate Maha Siva Rathri - President

* President invites Indian fishermen to come and get their boats back

* Oman Air signs codeshare agreement with SriLankan Airlines

* Minister Peiris highlights poignant reminder of pain and anguish that Sri Lanka suffered under terrorism


February 26, 2014 

* No decision to ban Facebook in Sri Lanka - President

* Government fulfils responsibility to protect & sustain traditional industries & arts- President

* Pre-processing of data of island wide Census on Human and Property Damages commences

* First ever forum on five hubs held

* SL tourism stall wins “Best Decoration Award” at OTM - Mumbai & New Delhi

* Colombo Outer Circular Expressway first phase next month


February 25, 2014 

* Sri Lanka rejects HC Pillay's call "to establish an international inquiry mechanism"

* Government is totally committed to protect every religion & race - President

* Prison school to open in March

* Chinese assistance to Sri Lankan economy is no concern for India - Chairman of ‘The Hindu’

* The breathtaking secret world of cave temples

* Releasing Rajiv killers would set bad precedent - Narayanasamy

* Pillay undone by news safety report Lanka not in media personnel danger list, INSI report confirms

* Aussie solar power project in Hambantota

* Amarapura Nikaya bans its monks from politics

* Aussie solar power project in Hambantota

* SAARC members should stand up for member state – Gayoom


February 24, 2014 

* Sri Lanka’s fight to save the peace

* Deyata Kirula, a drive to development

* Afghan President postpones visit to Sri Lanka due to unforeseen situation in Kunar

* SLA to recruit Tamil women to volunteer corps

* Galle Port to get yacht, boat repair facility

* Sri Lanka to support China's initiative of a 21st century Maritime Silk Route

* Major cities in Sri Lanka to be developed under a strategic plan

* Sri Lanka assured unequivocal support by Cuban leaders


February 22, 2014 

* President opens Deyata Kirula Development Exhibition

* A record of tangible progress on reconciliation: by Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Approval for Strategic Development Project


February 21, 2014 

* President extends mandate of Disappearances Commission

* Govt takes necessary measures to improve law enforcement

* SC declares Appeal Court decision on former CJ impeachment null & void

* Indian Central govt. moves SC to stop release of Rajiv Gandhi killers

* UK does not want to see terrorism reviving in Sri Lanka again

* Sri Lanka is becoming more prosperous - Central Bank

* Families of blast victims oppose move to release Rajiv case convicts

* Deyata Kirula Development Exhibition opens at Kuliyapitiya today

* Sri Lanka is preparing for a tourism boom - China Daily Asia Weekly

* We respect India sc's verdict on former Indian PM's killers - Sri Lanka 


February 20, 2014 

* Parliament passes legislation to discourage smoking

* “Govt. is continuing with its genuine & credible commitment to reconciliation process”

* Son of assassinated Tamil leader meets President

* Colombo gets multimillion rupee facelift

* Deyata Kirula 2014; National Development Exhibition starts tomorrow

* Coconut milk export earnings go up


February 19, 2014 

* Presidential Commission on Missing Persons concludes sitting in Jaffna

* Dhamma School teachers for teacher service

* Ministerial delegation to South Africa

* Lanka’s first State-owned Gamma centre opened


February 18, 2014 

* President congratulates new Nepali Premier

* Independent Public Services Commission established

* Kachatheevu can’t be retrieved, India tells Supreme Court

* “Don’t isolate SL” - Australia's Minister of Foreign Affairs

* Ampara to give 320,000 MTs paddy


February 17, 2014 

* Govt sets up a comprehensive database for detainees

* Sri Lanka gets US$ 200 million ADB assistance for skills development

* SAARC Council of Ministers to discuss a number of important regional issues

* Inflation continues to remain at single digit levels

* Govt. to sign an agreement with Saudi Arabia on migrant workers


February 16, 2014 

* Iran to support Lanka at UNHRC sessions

* Medical tourism draws tourists


February 15, 2014 

* Russia rejects proposed war crimes probe on Sri Lanka

* Kandy, has one of the world’s most scenic ‘’airports ‘’


February 14, 2014 

* Presidential Commission on Missing Persons to Hear Cases in Jaffna

* Govt. to compensate victims of war

* Japan assists disaster prevention


February 13, 2014 

* China – Sri Lanka relations an all weather partnership – Vice President of China

* UN Assistant Secretary General calls on President

* UN to boost efforts to combat maritime crime

* China opposes other countries interfering in Sri Lanka's domestic affairs


February 12, 2014 

* President calls on world not to sow hatred in Sri Lankan society again

* China assures Sri Lanka strong support to safeguard national independence

* Fitch says Sri Lanka bank consolidation beneficial in the long term

* Dawn in life after 30 year vulnerability Series of programs to assist N & E people

* ‘Kaprukai – Sipnenai’ to develop coconut cultivation


February 11, 2014 

* Let the people be free to elect leaders without outside interference - President

* Kottawa-Kaduwela and Galle-Matara expressway in March

* Unity is strength - Dr Chris Nonis

* Tourism earnings increase

* Trade deficit contracts 12.9 percent in December 2013

* Sri Lanka – Partner Nation at Surajkund International Crafts Mela in India


February 10, 2014 

* 13 acquitted on charges for aiding LTTE in India

* Pope welcomes invitation to visit Sri Lanka

* Development is not for one province, but for entire country - President

* Foreign plots against our motherland are conspiracies against the people of Sri Lanka - President

* Farmers in North to get pension from this week

* Top UN official arrives

* Head of IndustriALL Global Union to visit Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka's footwear and leather industry booming


February 08, 2014 

* Appreciate significant contribution by SL migrants in Italy - President

* Prince Charles unveils plans to launch charity for Sri Lanka

* Freedom in the shadow of a new colonialism


February 07, 2014 

* Maximum efforts to crack down the drug menace – President

* Sri Lanka military rejects PIAC report

* President to name Geneva delegation soon

* Western and Southern provincial polls on March 29

* 2014 turning point for Lanka’s equity market: Michael Preiss

* Sri Lankan Missions abroad celebrate Independence Day

* Deyata Kirula to develop Rs. 50, 000mn infrastructure

* SITE – 2014 to boost Southern infrastructure and economy

* Sri Lankan boat arrivals sent to Colombo


February 06, 2014 

* In no instance has a visa been refused to Ambassador Russell - MEA

* Presidential Commission probing disappearances to hear cases in Jaffna

* President congratulates new Latvian Prime Minister

* Australia refuses to back international probe on Sri Lanka

* UN Assistant Secretary-General due in SL

* Russia assures to support Sri Lanka

* Tourist arrivals up by 32.6 percent in January

* Work on $ 20 million Access Tower 2 begins

* Lanka in Tunisia's Carthage Investment Forum for first time


February 05, 2014 

* World leaders congratulate Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka should petition ICJ for an advisory opinion on legality of UN action - report

* Sri Lanka ideal long-haul destination for Brits

* Housing problems of Colombo to be solved soon

* Medium Scale Industrialists to be upgraded


February 04, 2014 

* I call upon all countries to join us in path to democracy and reconciliation - President

* Strength of freedom depends on developing indigenous skills - President

* Human Rights Commission disagrees with US statements

* Sri Lanka celebrates 66th Independence Day today

* Pakistan sponsors clean drinking water projects


February 03, 2014 

* As a sovereign state, Sri Lanka doesn’t wish to be dictated to by others

* Inflation declines further in January

* Act with responsibility and safeguard hard won freedom - President






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