Military to sell weapons made in Lanka - The Sri Lanka Army is to offer for sale to foreign countries some of the military hardware which it has developed based on its experience gained in fighting the Tiger guerrillas, Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya said.
said items for offer included a mini-UAV developed by the Army
This could be used for monitoring of security at public events or meetings.
Jayasuriya said the army had also developed bullet-proof jackets, additional security features in bullet-proof vehicles and weapons which had been modified.
said years of experience gained in fighting the Tiger guerrillas had been made use of by the army after the completion of the military operations against the LTTE
to develop these weapons and equipment.
not intimidated - Sri Lanka says it will not be intimidated by allegations raised against the government by pro LTTE groups in the US
which have also now filed a lawsuit charging President Mahinda Rajapaksa of committing war crimes.
IDP resettlement - Lanka on right track - Indonesian envoy - Sri Lanka is on the right track to develop the country and most of the IDPs too have returned which is also a sign Indonesia's Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Djafar Husein told the Sunday Observer . He was speaking after opening the three-day Jaffna International Trade Fair.
said that it was encouraging to see the IDPs returning and this was a very challenging task.
The Government's priority should be to resettle them in their original homes, he
e said that one of the next priorities of the Government should be to find employment for IDPs and provide them various opportunities.
Vocational training and self-employment too should be encouraged.
We have been studying this process and the government is on the right track in this regard, he
Commenting on trade between the two countries, he
said that though the trade balance was in favour of Indonesia there are many opportunities for Sri Lankan entrepreneurs to narrow this gap.
Sri Lanka's trade with Indonesia is around US
$ 27 million.
Last year Indonesia trade reached US
$ 400 million, an increase of over US$ 400 million compared to the previous year.
Over 27 percent of this was seen in the export of tyres from Indonesia, he
Indonesia is also one of the biggest suppliers of paper and furniture to Sri Lanka.
hopes to attract Indonesian
investors who are also keen to do business in Sri Lanka especially in infrastructure development (Sunday Observer ; 23 January 2011).
Canadas new asylum policy, a victory for Lanka
- A new policy note introduced by Canadas Immigration and Refugee Board which processes asylum seekers' applications says Meaningful changes in Sri Lanka suggest that Tamils - particularly young males - wont be persecuted because of their social group or political opinions.
, a shining example - The Northern and Eastern Provinces are regaining their pristine glory as the Government is making every endeavour to develop infrastructure facilities for those who have been resettled in the area.
welcomes Swiss swoop on LTTE rump - Ten arrested for forcing Tamil Diaspora to contribute to Tigers war chest - Sri Lanka on Wednesday (12) welcomed Switzerland taking tough action against the LTTE rump.
An External Affairs Ministry official told The Island
that tangible action was needed to stop those making money on the pretext of fighting for the rights of Sri Lankan Tamils.
said the government was confident that operations would continue until the total eradication of criminal gangs targeting the Tamil Diaspora not only in Switzerland but other developed countries too.