October 2014

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October 31, 2014 

* President meets representatives of Fishermen Associations

* President instructs to ensure care & security for orphaned children in Haldummula

* Several countries and organizations on standby to support Sri Lanka after landslides

* New Heads of Mission present credentials; express condolences on Koslanda Landslide

* Mega housing project for government servants


October 30, 2014 

* Special cabinet meeting to discuss landslide tragedy: Government to care for surviving children

* Govt takes swift measures for rescue and relief in Haldummulla landslide

* President visits landslide affected area

* Commonwealth encourages Sri Lanka to accelerate efforts towards sustainable reconciliation

* Healthcare policies give due importance to women’s health – President

* Pope's visit to Sri Lanka confirmed

* “The Gathering” – the unknown story

* Jaffna Public Library best in Sri Lanka

* MOU with China to boost rubber industry


October 29, 2014 

* Give priority to education as it will help you climb up in society, President advises students President opens six more Mahindodaya Laboratories

* President instructs speedy rescue and relief action for landslide victims

* Equal opportunities to Muslims for pilgrimage to Mecca - President

* President hands over motorcycles to Grama Niladharies in East

* Jaffna among leading railway stations, earning higher income

* US – SL on trade & investment dialog


October 28, 2014 

* Educational sector has responsibility to mould generation rich in knowledge to take country’s economy forward - President

* Sri Lanka denounces terrorist attack in Egypt

* President declares open two new housing schemes

* Sri Lanka, China FTA to be signed in June 2015

* Sri Lanka to issue US$ 500 million sovereign bond next year

* 12 Sri Lanka foods visitors have to try

* Japanese & Thai vehicle exporters to use H’tota as transshipment port


October 27, 2014 

* Commonwealth Secretary-General calls on President

* SL has an impressive record in planting, production & export of rubber – President

* India issues stamp commemorating Anagarika Dharmapala

* Take the benefits given in the budget to people - President asks Grama Niladharis

* Travel Experiences You’ll Find Only in Sri Lanka

* Commonwealth Secretary General visits North


October 26, 2014 

* UN recognizes post-conflict progress in Sri Lanka

* Commonwealth Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

* Canada caught in whirl of terror: LET EU show its court, the facts By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Sri Lanka joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank


October 24, 2014 

* 2015 Budget: Abundance of relief to all sectors

* President to present budget 2015 to parliament today

* Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake sworn in as new AG

* Compensations for families of deceased migrant workers


October 23, 2014 

* Mahinda Scouts made tremendous contribution to growth of Scouting in Sri Lanka - President

* President condemns Canada shooting

* SLFP-led governments always placed the trust in public service – President

* Government will continue to assist parties to defend the LTTE ban

* No interference from security forces on public sittings – Missing Persons Commission 

* Belarus MPs to focus on economic ties during next month's visit to Sri Lanka

* Defense Ministry to conduct survey on lost properties in North

* SL exports are of high quality – US Trade Representative


October 22, 2014 

* Deepavali fosters understanding among communities, increase harmony - President


October 21, 2014 

* President inaugurates Divi Neguma 6th phase

* UK seafood importers criticize EU ban on Sri Lanka, willing to help government to improve the industry

* Govt renovates 13 schools in Kilinochchi

* Sri Lanka's turn to shine

* Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque re-opens with its former glory


October 20, 2014 

* Sri Lanka’s malaria elimination efforts a “spectacular achievement” – Global Health Group

* Certain powerful nations try to destabilize other countries, installing puppet leaders - President

* Expert Panel and Missing Persons Commission hold discussion

* Comprehensive plan to prevent violence against women & child abuse - President

* Trinco Port to become industrial harbor

* Intl’ Forum on ICT in Education in Colombo today

* Dubai’s The First Ferry eyes Sri Lanka


October 19, 2014 

* Missing Persons Commission to hold public sittings in Mullaitivu again

* Will abolish Executive Presidency when separatism called off - President

* Sri Lanka, India navies discuss maritime issues at IMBL meeting

* With dominance in public relations, President moves on trail of politics and service: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


October 17, 2014 

* Govt establishes council for financial sector regulators to share information

* Sri Lanka expresses concern over the European Court's decision to annul sanctions on LTTE

* US trade delegation backs enhanced US-SL business cooperation

* EXIM Bank of Malaysia impressed by Sri Lanka's economic performance

* Dairy farmers to get 20,000 milch cows

* US, Sri Lanka sign trade and investment agreement to boost bilateral trade

* Northern Expressway construction in two months


October 16, 2014 

* National policy to stop brain drain & mobilize researchers for economic development - President

* SL is gearing to be Asia’s next tiger – UK Financial Times

* Uva PC Ministers swear in

* Govt to transform Primary Schools to ‘Child Friendly Schools’

* Yal Devi Night Mail Service inaugurated


October 15, 2014 

* Sri Lanka poised to be springboard to South Asia: NCCIM

* Students should gain maximum benefits from Govt’s education development initiatives - President

* Govt fully aware of value of indigenous resources to strengthen national economy - President

* Sri Lanka poised to be springboard to South Asia: NCCIM

* President launches many development projects in Delft

* Jobs for unemployed youth in Mullaitivu

* Leading Swiss cabling solutions provider enters SL market

* Two key Intl’ meetings in Colombo today

* President hands over 70 buses to North

* Committed to implement Kannangara education policy - President


October 14, 2014 

* President pays homage to Nagadeepa Temple in Jaffna

* Prompt measures to supply water to North from Mahaweli - President

* Completion of Northern rail line will enhance connectivity between the two countries - India

* President hands over 70 buses to North

* Sri Lanka has the least number of hungry people in South Asia

* President opens two Mahindodaya Laboratories in North

* SL, Indonesia joint efforts to tackle human smuggling

* ICRC to conduct Family Needs Assessment survey for the families of missing persons

* Sri Lanka, South Korea discuss expansion of employment opportunities for Sri Lankans


October 13, 2014 

* Yal Devi again after 24 years

* President accuses Northern PC of hampering development in North

* Sri Lanka Signs the Minamata Convention on Mercury

* Better housing for every family within next two years - President

* Hit for six by spectacular Sri Lanka: Cricket legend Ian Botham takes his grandchildren to the island country with an enormous soul


October 12, 2014 

* President handed over land deeds to 20000 people in Jaffna

* President opens Language Lab funded by India

* Special Bureau for Reconciliation to be established

* Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission and Missing Persons commission to share information on cases

* Supreme Court clears Witness Protection Bill


* Sri Lanka welcomes 100,000th Chinese Tourist this year


October 10, 2014 

* Public service and pension rights will be protected - President

* Sri Lanka's short-term macroeconomic outlook remains positive - World Bank

* Indian Defence Secretary meets President Rajapaksa

* Sri Lanka, Australia foreign ministers discuss bilateral issues

* President participates in religious activities

* SL to surpass US$ 4,000 per capita income mark next year - Governor

* Army celebrates 65th anniversary today

* Australia grants Rs 10 m for sanitation facilities in resettled villages in Mannar


October 09, 2014 

* New Deputy Minister appointed

* Balance of payments surplus grows to $ 2.15 b; gross reserves to $ 9.2 b

* Sri Lankan peace keeping troops in Haiti receive commendation from UN

* Human Rights Commission and Missing Persons commission to meet today

* President to distribute land deeds to Northern people

* High level Sri Lankan delegation to participate in IPU assembly in Geneva

* Jayalalithaa’s bail plea rejected

* Sri Lanka should be judged in proportion to challenges of a 30 year terrorist conflict – Ambassador Aryasinha

* Capital Market required to play important role in an era of rapid economic growth - President

* President opened Housing Complex in Wellawatte

* Pakistan helps build houses in Mannar

* More British companies to invest in Sri Lanka


October 07, 2014 

* Reports on softening US stance on Sri Lanka not an official government statement, Ministry clarifies

* Govt allocates Rs. 300m as compensation to conflict affected families in North

* Most Ven Aggamahapanditha Bellana Mahanayaka Thera created a generation of learned Buddhist monks – President

* Only UNHRC failed to recognize freedom enjoyed by Sri Lanka with eradication of terrorism - President

* National Housing Policy presented to President

* President hands over motorcycles to Puttalam District Field Officers

* Ferry service to Rameswaram to be restored next year

* Sri Lanka, US to hold Business Networking Conference on October 16-17


October 05, 2014 

* President returns after meeting His Holiness

* Teachings of the Holy Quran have given Muslims the ability to live in harmony - President

* Sri Lanka tourist arrivals rise 16.8 percent in September 2014

* Increase in demand for Sinhala Language in China – Prof. Long Peng

* Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of another 40 Indian fishermen

* Trial against Sri Lankan fund manager accused of funding LTTE to begin next year


October 04, 2014 

* Sri Lankans in Italy commends President’s service

* Sri Lankans in Europe extend support to President

* Sri Lanka will outperform the majority of IT markets in the APAC region - market report

* India's week of dual drama: MODI grabs cheers and JAYALALITHAA sheds tears - By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


October 03, 2014 

* President extends invitation to Pope Francis

* President Arrives in Rome

* Sri Lanka wins Asian Games Cricket Gold Medal

* Rebuilt Jaffna Railway Station to be opened

* Sri Lanka asks UNHCR to expedite resettlement of refugees and enhance resources

* Mullaitivu ready for cultivation on demined lands

* BOI to take investment relations forward with EU

* South Korea lauds Lanka’s development after conflict

* SL participates at UN Intl’ Conference on Small Island Developing States


October 02, 2014 

* President Leaves for Italy and Vatican

* Elders directed us correct path & committed to nourish our economy, culture & ethics - President

* Sri Lanka, best place in South Asia for old people

* Demining nearing completion

* A mechanism to be created to promote coexistence among communities

* Cabinet approves establishing a Centre of Excellence on Ocean Sciences

* Malaysia invites Lankan entrepreneurs


October 01, 2014 

* Sri Lanka now among best countries for children

* Our children are inheritors of our current achievements - President

* It is the responsibility of people’s representatives to identify needs of people - President

* 76 Indian fishermen released

* President congratulates Grade Five exam toppers

* Public Utilities Commission announces new electricity rates






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