(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Attorney-at-Law U. R. de Silva has been elected as the new President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL). He will take over from his predecessor Attorney-at-Law Geoffrey Alagaratnam."UR de Silva appointed BASL President"
(NAGAPATTINAM, LANKAPUVATH) – Fishermen in Rameswaram on Tuesday (14) ended their week-long protest over the killing of a colleague, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, while those from Tamil Nadu’s 5 Coastal Districts began an indefinite fast over the issue and to press for other demands, the Press Trust of India reported."Fishermen in 5 Coastal Districts of Tamil Nadu begin indefinite fast"
(INDONESIA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a State visit to Indonesia to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit, making a statement after holding bilateral discussion with the Indonesian President Joko Widodo stated that his Government and he himself totally committed to further enhancing the relations in all areas of mutual interest between the two countries."Sri Lankan and Indonesian Presidents agree to enhance bilateral ties"
(INDONESIA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Indonesia to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit, met with the Indonesian President Joko Widodo, on Wednesday (08)."Indonesia and Sri Lanka to strengthen trade and economic ties"
(JAKARTA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Srisena has ordered a thorough probe into the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari today (08) said after raising the issue with him in Jakarta."President assures India thorough probe into attack on Indian fishermen"
(JAKARTA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit suggested to work out a stable legal order to confront with the issue of illicit drugs, in conformity with the principles of the freedom of navigation."President urges IORA to combat illicit drug smuggling"