(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The US Navy Ship ‘Fall River’ belonging to the US Pacific Command arrived at the Port of Hambantota with partner military and non-government personnel from the United States, Australia, and Japan, onboard. Accordingly, they inaugurated the 12th assignment of Pacific Partnership in Hambantota in a bid to further enhance regional partnerships among member states."US Navy Ship ‘Fall River’ departs from Hambantota"
(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A delegation of 2OR Buddhist Charity Organization called on President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss about its future philanthropic activities in Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat."2OR Buddhist Organization to assist Polonnaruwa Museum and International Buddhist University"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Korea will grant Rs 375 million for the development of the aquaculture sector in the country as a result of the discussions held by Fisheries and Aquatic Resource state Minister Dilip Vedarachchi with the Korean Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries."Korean grant to develop aquaculture sector"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker have released the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to an unusually swift conclusion without the payment of a ransom."Somali pirates release oil tanker and Sri Lankan crew"