September 2014

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September 30, 2014 

* Shashindra takes oaths as Uva CM

* President Chief Guest at World Children's Day national event

* President to visit Vatican to extend official invitation to Pope Francis

* Middle East investments in Sri Lanka to grow

* Missing Persons Commission holds public sittings in Kilinochchi again

* Investment projects worth nearly Rs. 6 billion under operation in Jaffna


September 29, 2014 

* President returns after successful visit

* BOI investor forum in Jaffna today

* Electricity bills 25% reduction next week


September 28, 2014 

* President and UN Sec-Gen meet in New York

* President and Indian PM agree to strengthen relations

* Tamil Nadu CM has to resign after sentenced to 4 Years in jail in corruption case


September 27, 2014 

* Australian PM commends successful implementation of LLRC recommendations

* Sri Lanka wins backing of 22 countries against UN probe

* Jayalalithaa convicted of corruption by Bangalore Court

* President discusses CHOGM 2015 with Malta Prime Minister

* Business Council for International Understanding Hosts Briefing for President



September 26, 2014 

* Sec-Gen of OIC calls on President Rajapaksa: "OIC expresses continuous admiration for pioneering steps taken by President Rajapaksa"

* President congratulates new Afghan Leader

* President hands over USD 1 million to Palestine President

* Sri Lanka is not a situation that requires immediate attention of UNHRC - Ambassador Ariyasinha

* India invites Lankan investors

* “Turning Point” Investment Summit inaugurated

* Jan-August exports up by 14%

* Sri Lanka projected to maintain 7.5% GDP growth rate next year - ADB

* Govt to give 50, 000 houses for estate workers


September 25, 2014 

* Depoliticise UN system and mechanism to enhance credibility – President Rajapaksa calls on member nations

* SEC approves Sri Lankans overseas to invest in Ceylon Dollar Bond Fund

* Directory of Social Scientists to be compiled

* Lankan TV broadcast to be digitalized with Japanese assistance

* Rs.10mn to develop Medawachchiya health facilities


September 24, 2014 

* President holds bilateral discussions at UN Headquarters

* President attends 2014 Climate Summit: Calls for developed nations to help the developing to reduce impact of climate change

* President Rajapaksa joins Secretary Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

* Sri Lanka, China pledge to boost military cooperation

* Central Bank maintains policy rates, limits commercial banks' access to its repurchase rate

* SL-Bangladesh talks conclude successfully

* Ambassador of SL in Austria elects as President IAEA

* Mullaitivu Tamil recruits tour south

* SL is now in the golden age of construction industry – Minister Weerawansa


September 23, 2014 

* Climate Summit 2014 begins today

* President arrives in New York

* Sri Lanka’s rank for IT/BPM jumps to 16th in the world

* Sri Lanka expresses concern about increasing use of armed drones in counterterrorism

* Yal Devi train runs to Jaffna after 24 years

* Jaffna recruits join national service

* Govt bans milk powder advertisements

* Another 3985 motor bikes given to Govt officers


September 22, 2014 

* UPFA victory, an endorsement of govt’s development drive - President

* President leaves for New York to address UNGA

* President launches special website on his engagements at UN

* Peace has brought many benefits to Sri Lanka - UK


September 21, 2014 

* UPFA wins Uva PC election

* Sri Lanka, Maldivian Presidents discuss ways of enhancing bilateral relations

* UN appreciates the services of Sri Lankan Army medical contingent in South

* New focus on Sri Lanka's rise: THE STRATEGIC HUB OF INDIAN OCEAN MARITIME SECURITY- By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


September 19, 2014 

* At ICAPP General Assembly: President Rajapaksa cautions of dangerous trends to Asian Community

* International Conference of Asian Political Parties begins

* Sri Lanka targets 8.2 percent economic growth in next year budget

* Sri Lanka to set up joint trade commission with Russia

* China Merchants sign two agreements to develop Phase 2 of Hambantota Port Development Project


September 18, 2014 

* Sri Lanka donates medical examination gloves to Ebola-stricken countries

* I would never stop serving the public : Never neglect development for people - President

* President Xi concludes visit to Sri Lanka, leaves for India

* Balance of Payments surplus tops $ 2 b

* China regards Sri Lanka as all-weather friend – President Xi

* His Holiness Pope approves canonization for Sri Lanka's first saint

* Central Bank releases publication on Socio-Economic Data - 2014 of Sri Lanka


September 17, 2014 

* Anagarika Dharmapala raised his voice during the darkest era in Sri Lankan history - President Rajapaksa

* Colombo Port City work commences:
President Xi and President Rajapaksa flag off construction work of the Dream City that changes Colombo skyline

* New Silk Route to progress

* Central Bank enters into a 3-year currency swap agreement with China bank

* Nepal FM to arrive in Sri Lanka to hand over invitation for SAARC summit


September 16, 2014 

* President Xi brings abundance of Chinese generosity

* Sri Lanka and China sign agreements for cooperation in a number of sectors

* Sri Lanka, China Presidents commission last phase of Norochcholai Power Plant

* China and Sri Lanka need to turn the wishes into a driving force – President Jinping

* President Rajapaksa welcomes China’s President Xi

* President inaugurates Asia Pacific Postal Union in Colombo

* Sri Lanka GDP grows 7.8% in second quarter of 2014

* China, Sri Lanka working on building 21st Century Maritime Silk Road – Prof. Peiris

* Houses for Urban low income families

* Sri Lanka-China to negotiate on FTA during Chinese President's visit


September 15, 2014 

* Sri Lanka donates tea to earthquake victims in China

* World Bank further assists govt.’s key development projects

* China-SL ties ushered into new stage - Chinese ambassador

* Govt is strengthening free education with technical laboratories in schools - President


September 14, 2014 

* China’s new Silk Route Project benefits Sri Lanka - President

* Sri Lanka has made significant improvements in lives of children – UN report

* Visit of President Xi Jinping Rubber - Rice Pact to Great Wall of Friendship By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* SriLankan Cargo adopts e-air waybill system


September 12, 2014 

* President visits Mahiyanganaya Rajamaha Viharaya: Agasas Maha Mangalyaya in Girandurukotte

* OCA head appreciates President’s efforts towards development of sports

* CSE’s S&P SL 20 index crosses 4000 mark

* Sri Lanka, Maldives discuss deriving maximum benefits from marine resources

* His Holiness Pope to hold masses at Galle Face and Madhu

* Yal Devi again after three decades

* South & South Asian Nations Defence Dialog in Colombo

* Next Independence Day celebrations in Hambantota district


September 11, 2014 

* President inspects Morana reservoir & irrigation project

* President opens international book fair

* Witness protection bill presented to Parliament

* Colombo stock exchange Market Capitals crosses Rs. 3 Trillion for the first time

* Open for talks on 13th Amendment: Rajapaksa by Suhasini Haidar ‘Grateful to India for its stand on the U.N. Human Rights Council vote’

* “Not one or two, but hundred trawlers come towards Sri Lankan waters”

* Cuba agrees with Sri Lanka on the need for basic reforms in UN system

* Indian media laud Sri Lanka’s development

* Govt stops potato imports


September 10, 2014 

* Exim Bank to fund more than 21 projects

* Missing Persons Commission’s next Public Sittings in Killinochchi

* President opens Weras Ganga Development Project

* Chinese President to arrive in Sri Lanka on Sept 16

* Government allocated Rs. 1.38 billion for Northern Province this year

* Outer Circular Highway to be completed in 2015

* Sri Lanka to host ICA’s 16th Congress

* Sri Lanka to host Asian Youth Games 2017

* Delft Island to be a tourist attraction

* First ever Finnish trade delegation due in December

* First group of Sri Lankan Haj pilgrims arrived in Jeddah


September 09, 2014 

* Cuba sees a promising future for bilateral relations with Sri Lanka  

* Sri Lanka assures cooperation with UNHRC despite rejecting resolution

* Six new Heads of Mission present credentials

* Japanese PM concludes Sri Lanka visit

* Mattala will permanently alter nature of tourism in South Asia - Hong Kong expert

* Japan's Mizuho Bank signs MoU with BOI

* Sri Lanka's bilateral trade with Israel surges 178% since trade pact in 2007

* Japan pledges support to achieve regional hub


September 07, 2014 


* Maritime security underscores Japan, Sri Lanka ties

* Sri Lanka and Japan sign agreements for cooperation in a number of sectors


September 06, 2014 

* Sri Lanka, a country with growing influence in economic and political domain – Japanese PM

* Prime Shinzo Abe’s visit BRINGING NEW STRENGTH TO JAPAN - SRI LANKA RELATIONS : By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Tourist arrivals rise 13.8 percent in August 2014 surpassing one million mark

* President Rajapaksa and Japanese Premier Abe unveils Phase 2 of BIA Development Project

* Senior Japanese Diplomat Akashi meets President

* Spain Understands the Impact of Terrorism, Spanish FM tells President

* Friendship that helps people


September 05, 2014 

* Japanese PM to accompany a large business delegation to Sri Lanka

* Govt. takes every possible step to preserve and sustain unity among communities - President

* SL’s positives outweigh negatives: Morgan Stanley official tells NY Investor Forum

* Govt denies claims that state employees deployed for election propaganda

* President pays last respects to Bala Tampoe and Bandula Vithanage

* Thirty million given for sick in North for treatments


September 04, 2014 

* BOI, Alpine Clothing to create 500 jobs in Wayamba

* Govt pays special attention on Northern education - Minister Bandula Gunawardena

* NASDAQ applauds SL economy

* Govt ended discrimination against rural students in education through Mahindodaya - President

* Postal voting for Uva Provincial Council begins today

* British HC visits UK-funded community policing programme in North


September 03, 2014 

* Retired differently able War Heroes to receive pay increments

* 1818 Uva Wellassa struggle against imperialists finally succeeded when the country was liberated from terrorists - President

* Sri Lanka has a special place in the hearts of the Chinese people – Assistant FM of China

* SL rejects UN investigation as it exceeds the mandate – Ambassador Kariyawasam

* Nigerian military delegation to learn about welfare systems in Tri Services

* GL briefs Slovania’s President on SL’s development

* VPN system for Police to prevent crimes

* Divi Neguma Sahana Aruna benefits 50, 132 people within two days


September 02, 2014 

* Death of Bala Tampoe, irreparable loss to the trade union movement and the country - President Rajapaksa

* Those who shed crocodile tears for public service today : forgotten what they did against it - President

* Govt works to achieve development goals, not to gain votes – President

* President tours drought affected areas

* Sam Wijesinha, a public servant & social worker of much commitment, honor & respect - President

* Top IFIMES award for Prof. G. L. Peiris

* On-the-spot-cash for thousands from Divi Neguma banks


September 01, 2014 

* The best we can give our children is education - President

* Every possible step taken to bring maximum benefits to people - President

* Sri Lanka to begin own probe on war crime allegations soon

* PROPAGANDA WAR EQUALS WAR - Dr. Chris Nonis: LTTE money for arms now diverted for lobbying

* President opens two Mahindodaya Labs in Moneragala

* Japanese PM to visit Sri Lanka

* President visits Bellanvila Raja Maha Viharaya

* Dombagahawela Postal complex vested with people






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