SLC has just approved for the team to travel to Pakistan later this year. This will be the first cricketing nation to tour Pakistan after the 2009 attack. The National Cricket team may tour Pakistan later this year for a single Twenty 20 game, Sri Lanka Cricket President Thilanga Sumathiapala announced at the 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) citing that security assessments ‘look positive.’ Speaking at the AGM, he said…"Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan this year"
After many months of fraught discussions and stiff opposition from political parties and citizens alike, Sri Lanka on Saturday (29) forged ahead with the signing of a billion-dollar deal with a Chinese State firm to take over the Hambantota Port. China Merchants Port Holdings Co., the state-owned Chinese port operator, has agreed to pay $1.12 billion for a 70% stake of Hambantota port leased for 99 years. The Chinese firm in a joint venture with SLPA…"The Hambantota takeover"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – National Freedom Front Leader (NFF), Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was further remanded till April 3. He was remanded in connection to the misuse of Government vehicles. Keeping up to date with breaking news while you are on the move is simple with the Lankapuvath SMS alert service. Type: REG (space) LP and send to 2299 *Please note this service is for Mobitel users only."Wimal Weerawansa further remanded"
(MUMBAI, LANKAPUVATH) – A British woman, arrested along with seven others including four Sri Lankans and three Britons in Mumbai earlier this month has helped two Sri Lankans to smuggled into the UK with fake passports in January, according to a report in Times of India."British woman arrested in Mumbai helped trafficking Lankans to UK"
(INDIA, LANKAPUVATH) – MDMK general secretary Vaiko and his followers along with traders union leader T.Vellaiyan were arrested on Saturday when they attempted to besiege the deputy high commission of Sri Lanka opposing a resolution in the UN Human Rights Council seeking more time for the island nation to probe the war crimes during the military offensive in 2009, Deccan Chronicle reported."Vaiko arrested for bid to besiege Lankan Embassy"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A public interest litigation petition (PIL) was filed in the Madras High Court Bench seeking a direction to the Centre as well as State Government to extradite the accused in a case registered in connection with the death of Rameswaram fisherman K.Britjo (21) who was allegedly shot dead by the Sri Lankan Navy on the high seas on March 6, The Hindu reported."Case filed in Madras Court seeking extradition of Lankans"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – India’s MDMK general secretary Vaiko urged the Indian Government to oppose the resolution in the United Nations that would give two more years to Sri Lanka to submit its report based on investigation into alleged war crimes against the Tamils, The Hindu reported."Vaiko tells Premier Modi to oppose UN resolution on Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A Tamil-speaking Malaysian national, aged 58, was arrested at Kempagowda International Airport in Bangalore with 2.05 kg of ketamine worth Indian Rs 40 lakh which was to be smuggled to Malaysia via Sri Lanka."Malaysian held at Bengaluru Airport for bid to smuggle drugs via Sri Lanka"