December 2014

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December 31, 2014 

* My government totally committed to maintain free education & free health service in country - President

* Commonwealth sends observer group to monitor Presidential election

* Postal services extends delivery of ballot papers till Jan 04 due to rainy weather


December 30, 2014 

* I will not allow my soil to be used against my friends and neighbours - President

* Certain foreign forces trying to set up puppet government in the country - President

* Distribution of official ballots extended due to adverse weather

* Sri Lanka, UAE Customs sign agreement to boost technical cooperation

* Iconic Yal Devi train to travel to Kankasanthurai on January 02

* Introducing Jaffna: Sri Lanka's rising star – CNN Travel

* A Special 'Disaster and Relief Centre' by Army

* International observers from today


December 29, 2014 

* Committed for a better future of people - President

* President instructs relief for flood victims

* HRC issues directive to all public officers to ensure a free and fair election

* Sri Lanka welcomes 1.5 millionth tourist in 2014

* National security should be given priority – Defence Secretary


December 28, 2014  |

* President visits flood affected areas

* Special security arrangement for Pope's visit

* Nenasala completes 1000

* Central Bank to issue Treasury Bills for 12 billion rupees

* President joins tsunami remembrance


December 26, 2014 

* Committed to safeguard country for even unborn future generation - President

* President orders immediate relief to those who affected by current inclement weather

* Govt finds rapid solutions & long - term plans for effective management of natural disasters - President

* Sri Lanka - China sign Free Trade Agreement

* Sri Lanka marks 2014 National Safety Day today

* Sri Lanka welcomes U.S. - Cuba rapprochement

* SL bans five active pesticide ingredients


December 25, 2014 

* Christian message of love & tolerance could greatly benefit to the World today - President


December 24, 2014 

* Govt.had always protected & strengthened state assets - President


December 23, 2014 

* Mahinda Chinthana - ‘Lova Dinana Maga’ launched

* Only Sri Lanka model will suit country – President

* Assessment of land disputes in North and East Provinces completed

* UN investigation will not derail Sri Lanka's economy - business report

* Employment Opportunities for Rehabilitated LTTE Members

* President's election manifesto today

* Capital Market raise Rs 160 b

* Postal voting begins


December 22, 2014 

* Decide whether to proceed forward or not by protecting country built with numerous sacrifices - President

* President orders speedy relief to flood affected

* Hundred Day Program, a reprint of Budget 2015 - President


December 20, 2014 

* President calls Pakistani PM; condemns terrorist attack, conveys condolences

* SL 89th in Forbes’ Best Countries for Business

* Certain groups attempt to sell state resources to private sector - President

* UN adopts Sri Lanka's proposal to establish a 'World Youth Skills Day'

* MAHINDA pledges disciplined society sans poverty and corruption By Lucien Rajakarunanayake


December 19, 2014 

* This is the golden era of the public service – President

* HRSCL advises local government authorities to obey election laws

* Housing project for Meeriyabedde landslide victims

* SriLankan Airlines' second A330-300 arrives


December 18, 2014 

* Peace exists in today due to President’s political will , determination & courage - Defence Secretary

* Independence of judiciary safeguarded – President

* President to address two main rallies in Mullaitivu & Kilinochchi, today

* Special security arrangement for Presidential Election

* Investment for saline production facility for SL


December 17, 2014 

* 'This election for presidency is proof of vibrancy of democracy ‘ - President

* Committed to create a safer country for children- President

* Sri Lanka vehemently condemns terror attack in Pakistan

* SL commends India’s move to release fishermen

* Terror act in Sydney highlights need for concerted action by international community – Sri Lanka


December 16, 2014 

* President congratulates Japanese PM on his election victory

* Some foreign elements try to unseat popular, strong leaders to destabilize nations & spread their dominance - President

* President congratulates Japanese PM on his election victory

* LTTE still wants North-East of Sri Lanka - India

* Over 100 election monitors to arrive in Sri Lanka

* Sri Lankan peace keeping troops of UN mission in Lebanon honored

* Everyone today can talk freely about Executive Presidency & democracy as challenges have been successfully faced – President

* Sri Lanka's population now 20,359,439


December 15, 2014 

* President expresses concern over Sydney hostage situation

* Let us get together to create a moral society - President

* President assures safeguard religious freedom & unity

* Another international expert appointed to Missing Persons Commission

* External sector makes progress


December 13, 2014 

* President on campaign trail in South

* Missing Persons Commission to hold public sittings in Vavuniya District

* UK parliament discusses enhancing bilateral trade with Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka, Finland to start new bilateral efforts for greater economic cooperation



December 12, 2014 

* President pays homage at Sri Dalada Maligawa & Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

* Google begins imaging Sri Lanka for its ‘Street View’ service

* Sri Lanka Air Force transports equipment to repair desalination plant in Malé

* January polls not a mere election but will decide future of country - President


December 11, 2014 

* Nenasala cash prize from Bill Gates Foundation handed over to President

* Sri Lanka exports from Jan-Oct top US$ 9 billion

* Sri Lanka marks Human Rights Day focusing on reconciliation process

* Sri Lanka improves on its brand value in 2014

* Australian MP expresses outrage over pro-LTTE comments

* Our fishermen treated well by SL-Indian External Affairs Minister

* New Health Minister sworn in

* Udaya Gammanpila pledges support to President

* LSSP pledges support to President


December 10, 2014 

* Govt strengthened & streamlined public service to obtain maximum benefit for country & people - President

* President returns from India

* Prime aim to build disciplined & secure society for posterity – President

* Financial assistance for farmers to commence Maha season

* President leaves for India


December 09, 2014 

* UPFA pledges to maintain a fair campaign

* Former Malaysian PM to open development projects

* EDB signs first china mainland MoU

* SL to host int’l conference of Electric Power Supply Industry


December 08, 2014 

* President’s nomination accepted

* UNP General Secretary joins government

* SAARC’s strength is in its diversity & harmonious coexistence - President

* IT sector to hit $1B mark next year - EDB

* Nominations for Presidential Election accepted today


December 07, 2014 

* Nominations submission for presidential election tomorrow, 18 pay deposit

* Chevron Lubricants Lanka launches new blending plant and warehouse complex


* Sri Lanka sends 100,000 water bottles to Maldives

* Reconstruction of 25 bridges to commence

* RDA to construct three flyovers to ease traffic congestion


December 05, 2014 

* I am happy to go before the people - President

* Govt never considers people with disabilities as a burden but as an asset - President

* President hands over gold possessed by LTTE to rightful owners

* Air China to launch direct flights to Colombo

* Kantale Sugar Factory re-opened after 20 years


December 04, 2014 

* ‘Govt. marches forward to bring maximum benefits to the nation’ – President

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

* Don’t waste time that could serve the country – President to university students

* Tourist arrivals increased

* SriLankan Airlines seals new codeshare deal with JAL


December 03, 2014  |

* Don’t waste time that could serve the country – President to university students

* Now Southern Province revenue license online

* “We deserve a ratings upgrade” - CB Governor

* President discusses promoting football in schools with FIFA chief

* LTTE ban : SL welcomes EU decision to appeal the judgment

* Colombo City Centre constructions begin

* Stable prices for fish vendors

* CSE launches a new generation Depository System


December 02, 2014 

* Nations’ teamwork needed for Indian Ocean security – Indian National Defence Adviser

* Peace & stability in the country are vital to ensure the well being of all - President

* Deposit made on behalf of President

* Missing Persons Commission has acted promptly to deal with complaints

* Investors keen on H’tota Leisure Island

* President opens 'Laksanda Sevana' Housing Scheme

* Japan provides Rs. 240m for provision of Japanese SME's Products

* Foreign banks in Sri Lanka committed to make significant contribution to economy

* Large weekly fair to be opened in Embilipitiya


December 01, 2014 

* Stable government essential to carry out development work - President

* More buses for Jaffna

* Galle Dialogue 2014 commences

* Guaranteed price for Big Onion

* Sri Lanka among Forbes top ten coolest places to visit in 2015







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