(IRAN, LANKAPUVATH) –A passenger plane carrying 66 people has crashed in a mountainous area of central Iran killing all on-board."Passenger plane crashes in Iran killing all on-board"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Thailand says it is keen to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka and will seek cabinet approval for the negotiations."Thailand to seek approval for FTA with Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has welcomed a decision adopted under Sri Lanka’s Presidency to advance work of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva."UNSG Guterres hails Sri Lanka’s disarmament CONFAB efforts"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Fifty unemployed youths in the Jaffna peninsula including rehabilitated former LTTE combatants who have now joined the Sri Lanka Army under the militarized category, reported for non-military duties on Thursday (15) at the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J), adding a new chapter of goodwill, understanding and reconciliation between civilians and members of the Security Forces."Fifty Jaffna youths join Army"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maithripala Sirisena paid homage at the historic Somawathi Chaithya in Polonnaruwa and participated in religious ceremonies held there yesterday where he was blessed by the incumbents Ven.Thalakolaweve Medhananda thera and Ven.Pubudupura Sumanarathana thera."President pays homage at Somawathi Chaithya"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The UAE and Sri Lanka have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster cooperation in the labour and manpower fields. The MoU was attached by a protocol agreement that aims at facilitating the process for approving and recruiting domestic workers."New rule for hiring Sri Lankan domestic workers in UAE"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Parliament will take up a special adjournment debate from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. today on the prevailing political crisis."Parliament to hold debate on prevailing political crisis"