February 2015


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February 27, 2015 

* Strict control on mining & sand transportation - President

* Honest and clean politicians will make public institutes corruption free - President

* Government takes measures to prevent spread of renal disease

* Malaysia offers to introduce its successful industrialization model in Sri Lanka


February 26, 2015 

* Three new heads of mission present credentials

* Business community join hand with National Kidney Fund

* South Africa to share reconciliation and nation building experience with Sri Lanka

* Sri Lanka concerned over situation in Maldives

* “One should have determination, courage & commitment to win challenges of life” - President

* CB issues operating instructions on Special Interest Scheme for Senior Citizens

* End to market manipulation – Finance Minister

* Govt to introduce pension scheme for all workers

* Malaysia to invest in Colombo-Kandy Expressway


February 25, 2015 

* World Bank reaffirms its commitment to support Sri Lanka

* Commercial exploration for natural gasses in Mannar Basin by 2018

* U.S. continues to assist demining in Sri Lanka

* Motorcycles for 3,500 field officers


February 24, 2015 

* Singapore to extend fullest cooperation to Sri Lanka at international forums

* Rapid solution to protect people from natural disasters - President

* Singapore, and Sri Lanka see immense potential' for further expanding bilateral cooperation

* SL - SA Partnership Forum began in Colombo

* Sri Lanka, South Africa to sign two cooperation agreements

* Sri Lanka mulls future of Rajapakse's white elephants

* President promises to take all possible measures to eradicate kidney disease


February 23, 2015 

* President pledges to ensure religious freedom in the country

* Singapore Foreign Minister due in Sri Lanka this week to boost ties

* BOI impresses Japanese investors in Singapore

* SLTDA, SLTPB to initiate Satellite Accounts System


February 21, 2015 

* President reviews progress of the 100-day plan

* A new phase in Indo-Lanka relations Emerging focus on Non-alignment: By Lucien Rajakarunanayake

* Over 4000 Indian devotees to attend Katchatheevu festival


February 20, 2015 

* World Bank pledges support to government’s development drive

* Major General Chrishantha De Silva, new Army Commander

* Sri Lanka, hold discussions with IMF and World Bank on near-term economic outlook

* Entree fee to Delhi National Museum reduced for Sri Lankans

* Sri Lanka condemns brutal killing of 21 Egyptians in Libya

* Govt to present proposed constitutional reforms for public discussion

* Genetic Screening in Sri Lanka for first time


February 19, 2015 

* President returns taking Indo – Lanka relations to new heights

* Implement environment regulations without any fear

* Missing Persons Commission to hold next public sittings in Trincomalee District

* Sri Lanka completes feasibility studies on a FTA with Bangladesh

* Committee to be set up to probe Colombo Port City project


February 18, 2015 

* President returns after successful visit to India

* Wonderful to have President Maithripala Sirisena in India – PM Modi

* India takes pride in the strengthening of democracy in Sri Lanka - President Mukherjee

* China welcomes constant growth of relations between Sri Lanka and India

* UNHRC grants Right Chief's request for 'one time only ' deferral of the report on Sri Lanka

* Indian leaders congratulate President on his election victory

* Health Minister meets Indian Minister of State for Home


February 16, 2015 

* India keen to make Sri Lanka a closest friend in economic affairs – PM Modi

* Maha Shiva Rathri signifies unity and harmony transcends all differences - President

* ‘We have already established a good beginning towards future progress’ - President

* President & Indian PM agree to take bilateral relations to a higher level

* Sri Lanka – India sign four agreements

* Grand welcome at Rashtrapathi Bhavan for President Sirisena

* President to meet Indian President, PM today

* Subjects under State Defence Ministry released

* Foreign Minister concludes successful visit to U.S.

* Chili cultivation revival program in A'pura

* Tourist arrivals post 6.6 % growth in Jan.

* Price control officers for each electorate


February 15, 2015 

* President arrives in India

* President begins State visit to India


February 14, 2015 

* President assures of domestic mechanism to probe alleged rights violations during conflict

* US an important stakeholder in Sri Lanka's economic development - FM


* US excited about 100-day plan - Secretary Kerry tells Samaraweera

* India eagerly awaits to welcome President Sirisena – Indian PM

* President wishes Cricket team


February 13, 2015 

* Government to release 1,000 acres of lands in North

* Be patient during transition and support new government – Sri Lanka tells international community

* Cabinet approves proposal to set up an Anti-Corruption Secretariat

* Salary bonanza from February


February 12, 2015 

* Misleading news with regard to President's website and social media accounts

* A National Policy to eradicate the drug menace

* Treasury bill auction oversubscribed

* New Director General of the Bribery Commission appointed

* Our visits in both directions show the importance we both place on reinvigorating our relationship - Swire

* Winds of change blowing over Lanka


February 11, 2015 

* President pledges to create an effective health service


February 10, 2015 

* Nelum Pokuna Mawatha regains Ananda Coomaraswamy name

* President to appoint commission to probe large scale corruption

* President thanks Indian President, looks forward elevating engagement

* New tax policy to benefit constructions sector

* Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka & UK discuss bilateral issues

* 9th contingent of SLA troops is scheduled to be deployed in Lebanon

* Sri Lanka's export trade sector recorded 6.2% growth rate


February 09, 2015 

* We will make Sri Lanka one of the best countries in education – President in Polonnaruwa

* Execute today’s duty to face tomorrow’s challenges - President

* Time for Sri Lanka to return as a respected member of the international community - U.S.

* Govt to appoint committee to inquire land issue in North

* US commends positive steps taken by new government

* Interim budget passed

* National Hospital OPD services extended till 10.00 pm

* Govt to address issues in construction industry - Sajith

* Provisional annual exports rise by 7%


February 07, 2015 

* India looks forward to Sri Lankan President's visit

* Sri Lanka calls on the UN for direct engagement with its industry sector

* No change of status or removal of camps from North North, State Defense Minister asserts

* MOVING WITH FREEDOM TO NATIONAL UNITY and the exposure of a Crooked Justice

* Japan to support to supply clean drinking water to people


February 06, 2015 

* President invites China to invest more in Sri Lanka

* Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation

* Sri Lanka’s new government hopes to revisit past on its own terms - NY Times

* Govt. to continue with Colombo Port City Project

* Cabinet approves the National Drug Policy


February 05, 2015 

* President to visit India

* President meets Kahawatte victim’s family

* CA prevent KP from leaving the country

* Sri Lanka & China share excellent relations which have stood the test of time - President

* ‘All must unite to create a drug-free Sri Lanka’ - President

* US ready to help Sri Lanka realize true potential - Biswal

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


February 04, 2015 

* Indian President extends greetings to Sri Lanka on Independence Day

* Stronger bonds of national unity and eradication of poverty – President at Independence Day celebrations

* Modi wishes Sri Lanka on Independence Day

* Xi congratulates SL on 67th National Day

* Independence celebrated in a civilized political culture today - PM

* Queen Elizabeth II sends greetings to Sri Lanka

* India to expand list of duty free items to Sri Lanka under SAFTA


February 03, 2015 

* Message

* Commonwealth values strengthened in Sri Lanka, says Commonwealth SG


February 02, 2015 

* “I do not want to lead a luxurious life at the expense of public” - President

* Stage Set for 67th Independence Day Parade

* CB issues Rs. 12,000 mn Treasury bills

* Students to get free exercise books

* Army recruits Mullaitivu youths


February 01, 2015 

* Sri Lanka, UK seek enhanced economic and technical cooperation

* Budget praised for efforts to boost exports

* Speaker calls for special parliament sitting to debate removal of CJ

* Commonwealth Secretary General arrives on a three-day visit

* Colombo Stock Exchange to educate pensioners on sustainable financial planning

* Government to resolve potable water problems in Batticaloa district soon







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