June 2014

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June  30, 2014 

* President returns

* Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka Insurance and Mihin Lanka Branches Open in Seychelles

* University College for Wayamba youth

* Dialogue between Xinhua & Sri Lankan Media


June  29, 2014 

* Sri Lanka - Seychelles Agree to Strengthen Relations

* Sri Lanka and Seychelles Sign 06 Agreements Including Establishment of a Joint Commission

* President Declare Open Sri Lanka High Commission in Seychelles


June  28, 2014 

* President Arrives in Seychelles

* Sri Lanka Army troops begin initial repair works in Aluthgama and Beruwala

* EU hands over newly built houses to IDPs


June  27, 2014 

* President Leaves for Seychelles

* Government allocates Rs. 200m to reconstruct property damaged in Aluthgama and Beruwala

* Your Visit is a Milestone in Our Relations – Maldivian Foreign Minister tells President

* President Rajapaksa Agrees to Assist Education Development in Maldives

* Sri Lanka issues travel advisory on Iraq

* Sri Lanka National Human Development Report on Youth and Development to be launched in August

* TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence awarded to Laksala


June  26, 2014 

* We do not approve external pressure, will always support Sri Lanka – Maldivian President

* Sri Lanka and Maldives sign three bilateral agreements

* President receives warm welcome in Male

* Dehiwala & Mt. Lavinia gets new facilities

* Two road projects worth Rs.7, 300m begins today

* SL, Bangladesh sign MOU on pharmaceuticals, medical devices

* 'China always assists smaller nations in region'- Rajitha

* Series of religious reconciliation programs launched

* President begins State Visit to Maldives

* President Rajapaksa and Former Maldivian President in Friendly Talks

* Sri Lanka releases 46 Indian fishermen

* India pursuing fishermen issue with Sri Lanka through diplomatic channels - Spokesman

* Sri Lanka condemns attack on civilian aircraft in Pakistan

* Ambassador Kariyawasam assumes duties in Washington

* Maldivian Higher Education Institute in Sri Lanka

* National Elle Tournament in North

* Special rehabilitation centers for drug addicts opened

* Army trains Northern women on self-employment

* Program to withstand climate change risks


June  25, 2014 

* No discrimination against rural students - President

* President congratulates Sri Lanka team for historic Test win against England

* President felicitates Ven Delduwe Gnanasumana Thero, who completes 50 years in Sasana

* Another batch of Security Forces personnel completes Tamil Language training

* Sri Lanka Development Bonds issue oversubscribed 4.8 times

* Sri Lanka to conduct an economic census

* Basil Rajapaksa warns of possible economic collapse if peace & harmony not achieved

* SL & Cuba strengthen cooperation in sugarcane industry

* Campaign to promote ‘Ceylon Tea’ in 25 countries

* Preparations for Pope's state visit in 2015

* New Ambassador of Sri Lanka to United States

* Agreement Signed for Construction of Jaffna Cultural Centre


June  24, 2014 

* Attempt to drive a wedge between Sri Lanka and Muslim countries - Prof Peiris

* Sri Lanka rejects Canada's claim military contributes to insecurity of women and girls in North

* World Bank approves US$ 101.5 million to Sri Lanka for Skills Development

* Over Rs 800 m worth development projects for Monaragala district

* European Union Ambassador to visit Batticaloa and Mullaitivu

* Central Bank to continue to strengthen regulation of financial institutions


June  23, 2014 

* Everybody should stand for protecting & safeguarding hard won peace - President

* No room for another Prabhakaran - President

* Security forces will take maximum legal action against any individual or organization that attempts to harm communal or religious amity - President

* SL Aviation Industry marks an important milestone


June  22, 2014 

* Extensive plans to develop Uva Province

* President to appoint high-level panel

* President to open oil storage facilities at Hambantota port and airport today


June  21, 2014 

* SL government has taken great strides to reintegrate IDPs - UNHCR

* Sri Lanka briefs UNHRC on Aluthgama situation

* President brings assurance of peace, calm and relief: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Trade deficit narrows 17.7 percent in April 2014


June  20, 2014 

* People have reconciliation, but some politicians lack it - President

* Handful of extremist elements will not be allowed to destroy the nation - President Rajapaksa

* Sri Lanka's fish export shows remarkable increase

* Term of PSC on ‘One-Nation’ extended

* Troops to start immediate repairs to damaged buildings in Beruwala

* Rural bridges to benefit 300,000 people in Moneragala

* Providing lands for public servants in progress


June  19, 2014 

* President visits Beruwala, promises stern action against perpetrators of recent violence

* Sri Lanka can become another Asian economic success story - ADB President

* All communities live in co-existence in Sri Lanka enriched by Buddhism - President

* Motion against UNHRC probe passed in Parliament

* CB maintains policy rates, current levels appropriate

* Advisory Working Committee on Buddhism appointed

* Program for Kelani River Basin conservation

* Special transport service to public servants

* Emergency Dengue Prevention Programme in Western Province


June  18, 2014 

* President urges ADB chief to visit North to see development

* President returns after successful visit to Bolivia

* Modern cranes for Hambantota Port

* Gov. aims to reduce unemployment rate to 3.2 % by 2016

* Pakistan awards Scholarship to Sri Lankan Students


June  17, 2014 

* President Rajapaksa Receives Award for Contributions to Peace and Democracy

* Sri Lankan and Bolivian Presidents Hold Bilateral Discussions

* President Rajapaksa arrived in La Paz

* Refrain from espousing communal hatred

* Sri Lanka's economy grows 7.6 percent in Q1 2014

* Religious leaders call for restraint and tolerance

* ADB President to meet President Rajapaksa

* WHO admire blood services in Sri Lanka

* SL and Cuba Presidents meet


June  16, 2014 

* South-South Cooperation will achieve a new world order – President

* President in Bolivia Explains Sri Lanka’s Reality to World Leaders

* Govt won’t allow anyone to take law into their hands - President states on Aluthgama incident

* Govt to grow 10, 000 HA rubber in N & E

* ICT literacy rose to 50% from 4% - Minister Siyambalapitiya

* Govt to complete 886 mobile services in Uva


June  15, 2014 

* UK exceedingly unhelpful to Sri Lanka, should work diplomatically, Lord Naseby tells House of Lords

* President Attends Opening Session of G77+China Summit

* Humanitarian crises can be overcome with political commitment – Ambassador Ariyasinha

* “Let Us Work Together to Overcome Obstacles” – President Tells Namibia


June  14, 2014 

* President Rajapaksa arrives in Bolivia

* Parliament set dates to debate UN inquiry

* Sri Lanka has taken concrete steps to address violence against women

* Central Bank responds to charges of under-representing government's external debt


June  13, 2014 

* President participated in religious activities on Poson

* UNESCO South Asian Center for Teacher Development in SL

* Massive project launched to renovate the Beira Lake

* Sri Lanka wins 'Best Booth Design Award' at KOTFA

* President promises super fast highway to Polonnaruwa


June  12, 2014 

* Sri Lanka will have the strongest growth in South Asia in 2014 – World Bank

* President leaves for Bolivia to attend G77 Summit

* Chief of Staff of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force calls on President

* As true Buddhists improve spiritual and social lives - President Rajapaksa

* Govt adopting only populist policies for people's welfare - President

* President to attend G – 77 Summit

* President condemns Karachi terrorist attack

* Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association Requests Investigation of the Murder of 600 Police Officers in 1990

* SriLanka Airlines resumes flights to Karachi


June  11, 2014 

* Children are now raised to a higher level in our country - President

* Sri Lanka rejects OHCHR- driven investigation

* Discussion on strategies to address mental health issues among families of missing persons

* Govt to hold a parliamentary debate on the international investigation


June  10, 2014 

* President instructs implement Special Dengue Prevention Program

* President welcomes India releasing 13 Sri Lankan fishermen, returns gesture

* Mihintale Aloka Pooja to be inaugurated by President

* Jaffna gets state-of-the-art Cultural Centre

* Sri Lanka condemns attack on Karachi International Airport

* Pope to visit Sri Lanka 13-15 January 2015

* Hambantota port to begin fuel bunkering operations on June 15

* Victims of political manipulation

* SriLankan Airlines cancels flights to Karachi after attack on airport


June  09, 2014 

* Missing Persons Commission concludes Public Sittings in Batticaloa

* When people distance from temple, church or kovil, society deteriorates giving rise to conflicts - President

* Reconciliation through cricket : Youth in war affected areas get a tour to UK

* President suggests guaranteed price for fish

* Export resilience gathers pace

* Iran to expand cultural, scientific cooperation with Sri Lanka

* Jaffna youths join Civil Security Department


June  07, 2014 

* Govt prioritizes prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease

* President instructs to implement systematic program for disaster relief

* IMF says no side agreements with Sri Lanka

* Tourist arrivals rise 20.3 percent in May 2014


June  06, 2014 

* President gives special directions: Ensuring flood protection, food security & nutrition

* Protecting our environment is safeguarding our children – President

* Be firm against those who put outdated goods to the market – President

* Sri Lanka to make formal objections to Jayalalithaa's genocide accusations

* Missing Persons Commission Commences Public Sittings in Batticaloa

* National Human Resource and Employment Policy on Plan

* Sri Lanka needs to increase fish production but mindful of sustainability of resources – Minister Senaratne

* Over 18,000 acres of Northern land returned

* Govt allocated Rs.240mn to provide fresh milk to children

* Strong Lankan biz delegation to Kunming Fair, China


June  05, 2014 

* President attends National Environment Day celebrations

* Rehabilitation of ex-LTTE cadres nearing completion

* Sri Lanka, Algeria agree for regular political consultations

* Court releases arrested Indian fishermen

* President donates books for Poson Book Dansala

* Ancient ruins discovered in Kilinochchi

* Seven-year port development plan in progress


June  04, 2014 

* Sarachchandra, a great man who made major contribution to Sri Lankan arts and culture - President

* 2014 Environment Performance Index: Sri Lanka ranked highest in South Asia

* President condoles death of Indian Union Minister

* Scout Service and Public Relations Fortnight Inaugurated

* Saudi Arabia approves Draft Agreement for Lankan housemaids

* 120 Credits criteria for Allied Health Science Degree Program

* Another Rs.140m to improve sanitary facilities in N & E


June  03, 2014 

* Ugandan Minister of International Affairs Calls on President

* Expeditious relief supplies to flood affected; Relief payment Rs 15,000 each

* President orders release of 29 Indian fishermen as a goodwill measure

* Marking of Aranthalava massacre: Reminder of inhumanity of LTTE

* Sri Lanka's investor forum in London receives record response

* Issue of human rights doesn’t hinder foreign investments in Sri Lanka - Cabraal

* SL sees Emerging Market Entry on IPO Outlook – CSEC Chairman

* Japan gives further Rs.245 mn for Human Resource Development


June  02, 2014 

* Will meticulously attend to needs of education - President

* Sri Lanka' debt compared to GDP declines to a record low last year

* President releases baby turtles

* Indian Ocean fisheries conference begins

* Excellent time to invest in Sri Lanka - Emerging Markets Specialists Team

* Birth Centenary of Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra on 3rd June

* Sri Lanka's economy rapidly growing - GL

* Sri Lanka, Russia agree to combat transnational crime

* Sri Lanka expects many benefits from China's Silk Road concept


June  01, 2014 

* IMF says no discussions on Sri Lanka's education system

* Sri Lanka financial sector consolidation progressing satisfactorily - Central Bank

* Sri Lanka curtails sending unskilled migrant workers overseas

* Indian Ocean fisheries confab begins today






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