November 2014

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November 28, 2014 

* Sri Lanka joins in measures to protect migrant workers at the Abu Dhabi Dialogue

* Emerging markets of Asia present strong opportunities for British businesses - British HC

* SASEAN Dialogue 2014 opens in Colombo

* Northern fishermen benefit from Coast Guard awareness program

* Canadian Minister urges NDP MP to apologize to veterans & all Canadians for the celebration of terrorists

* President returns after successful South Asian dialog

* Government’s vision is to enhance ICT literacy rate to 75%


November 27, 2014 

* President meets leaders of India and Pakistan in Kathmandu

* SAARC leaders offer best wishes for President Rajapaksa’s re-election and express confidence on his victory

* Indian PM thanks President Rajapaksa for fishermen release

* Presidential election special circular issued by Elections Commissioner

* Army to return more LTTE-possessed gold jewellery to rightful owners in North

* Lanka’s first ever sanitary landfill opens

* Russia approves import of fish & fish products from Lanka

* Holy Mass held in Bethlehem to bless President Rajapaksa


November 26, 2014 

* Time for SAARC to move towards result-oriented action plans - President Rajapaksa

* President holds bilateral discussions with Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan leaders

* President visits Lumbini

* Forest Conservation offices & quarters to North & East

* No other govt ensured permanent jobs to graduates – Minister W D J Seneviratne


November 25, 2014 

* President arrives in Nepal

* Presidential Election postal voting on Dec 23, 24

* President leaves for Nepal to attend 18th SAARC Summit

* ADB grants US$ 150m develop green power generation

* Sri Lanka denounces suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament in Afghanistan

* Army boosts Jaffna low income families' economy

* Lanka wins IT/BPM destination of the year in UK again


November 24, 2014 

* Budget passed with a majority of 95 votes

* Motherland would be protected by defeating local & international conspiracies - President

* Doctorate for President from Thai University

* President places Sacred Relics in Sandahiru Seya

* Application for postal voting opens for presidential elections


November 22, 2014 

* President declares open another mega housing complex for underserved communities

* Presidential elections on January 08

* Sri Lanka launches first ever parliamentary caucus for children with UNICEF support

* Mahinda throws gauntlet to politics of confusion: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* BJP leader seeks ban on Prabhakaran’s birth anniversary celebrations in Tamil Nadu


November 21, 2014 

* We will let the people to decide - President

* Sri Lanka and Belarus explore expanding trade relations

* Sri Lanka, Thailand celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations

* Lanka hosts World Packaging Confab for third time

* More Divi Neguma housing assistance released


November 20, 2014 


* President signs proclamation for Presidential Election

* Mahinda Rajapaksa, candidate for further Presidential term

* Sri Lanka ranks within Top 10 of the World Giving Index

* Following divine footsteps: An ascent of Sri Lanka's holy mountain

* Pacific World expands presence in Sri Lanka for MICE operations

* CB maintains policy rates, current monetary policy appropriate

* Belarus to support SL in international arena


November 19, 2014 

* Govt. working on strategies to implement Green Transport System & Fuel Quality Road Map - President

* Govt's aim is to build prosperous future for all children – President

* President completes fourth year of second term in office

* Inflation declines to 1.6 percent in October 2014


November 18, 2014 

* President marks 69th birthday leading the nation to prosperity

* Book on defeat of terrorism presented to President

* BJP conveys birthday greetings to President

* Sri Lanka raises concerns over OHCHR Investigation

* Water supply connections up by 100 percent

* Sri Lanka Railways to reconstruct Anuradhapura- Omanthai rail track


November 17, 2014 

* Govt put a stop to weapon market, eliminating terrorism - President

* Holy Mass in Bethlehem to bless President Rajapaksa

* Sri Lanka designated to chair 2015 UN meeting on the conventional weapons

* Sri Lanka currently looking at all aspects of Tamil Nadu issue

* China and Russia to participate in Sri Lanka's defense confab

* CSE gets highest ever foreign inflows


November 15, 2014 

* Missing Persons Commission to consider: Civilian casualties and ‘Rule of War’

* Construction work on Northern expressway commenced

* Itinerary of Pope’s visit released

* SL ready to share its demining experience with world

* Parliament extends term of select committee on ethnic issue for another six months


* Sri Lanka targets 20% of power through renewable energy by 2020


November 14, 2014 

* Sri Lanka and Mauritania sign agreement to establish a Joint Commission on Cooperation

* Construction of Northern expressway to commence today

* International dimension vital for development of our national education institutions - Secretary to President

* Jayalalithaa disqualified for 10 years: TN govt. issues notification

* Sri Lanka signs MOU with Spain for closer cooperation on key areas


November 13, 2014 

* President to launch Policy Manifesto for election

* SL supports BRICS type SAARC Bank

* Artists can control people's minds, work for betterment of society – President to artists

* Sri Lanka's export trade sector recorded 11.1 % growth rate

* Houses for 2789 families to mark President's B'day

* Mauritania’s President arrives today

* Relics of Sandahiru Stupa chamber handed over to President


November 12, 2014 

* Democratic People's Congress pledges support to President


November 11, 2014 

* No legal impediment for President to contest for a third term, SC decides

* Government will not alter agricultural policy – President

* Third term candidacy; SC dispatches decision to President

* Upcountry Tamil party to support President at elections

* India hands over relief goods landslide victims

* Indian defense delegation on familiarization tour in Sri Lanka


November 10, 2014 

* Women-folk contributed immensely towards SLFP’s success at every election - President

* Rataviruvo strengthened economy while Ranaviruvo uniting country - President

* Construction of first phase of Northern Expressway to commence this week

* President felicitated by Postal Department employees

* First-ever Sri Lanka travel guide in Arabic re-launched on popular demand


November 09, 2014 

* Sri Lanka, India should enhance unbroken lineage of friendship - PM


* Sri Lanka responds to un rights chief: ohchr inept in comprehending sri lanka's concerns


November 07, 2014 

* President distributes 1050 more motorcycles among Public Servants

* Flawed procedure of UN Investigation on Sri Lanka infringes on basic norms of justice and fair play – Prof. Peiris

* ADB grants US$ 800 million assistance to improve road network

* President attended religious activities in Kataragama

* Missing Persons Commission addresses 172 complaints at public sittings in Mullaitivu

* Tourist arrivals surpasses 1.2 million with 13.6 percent rise in October

* India says LTTE active in Tamil Nadu even after 2012 ban

* Sri Lanka condemns suicide bomb attack in Wagah, Pakistan

* First ever Int'l Ornamental Fish Conference in Colombo


November 05, 2014 

* Sri Lanka tops exotic Christmas breaks contest

* Angelo Mathews named as the captain of ICC Test Team of 2014

* Govt developed sport sector during past decade - President

* Sri Lanka Telecom launches 100g ultra speed national backbone network

* Pakistan sends relief assistance for landslide victims


November 04, 2014 

* New Zealand offers support for landslide relief efforts

* Rapidly improving economy, political stability made country a popular destination among local & foreign investors - President

* D.A. Rajapaksa memorial ceremony held


November 03, 2014 

* Govt will never allow police dignity to be devalued – President

* We will not allow terrorism to reemerge in our Motherland - President

* Government finalizing arrangements for Pope's visit to island

* Missing Persons Commission holds public sittings in Mullaitivu District again

* Sri Lanka emphasizes on importance of ethical labour recruitment practices

* Pakistan PM condoles victims, offers relief assistance

* Second reading of Budget 2015 passed

* President opens "Vision of a Nation" Photo Exhibition


November 01, 2014 

* January Presidential poll: FORBES GIVES PRESIDENT WIN

* Koslanda Landslides: India, Pakistan and United States offers Sri Lanka assistance for disaster relief

* Madhu Road - Thiruketheeswaram sector of Northern Railway line tested

* Sri Lanka landslide: UN saddened by the human loss

* Inflation drops to 1.6 percent in October 2014








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