(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake on Thursday (16) dismissed allegations of possible irregularities in Government bond sales that are now under investigation."“‘No area of contention regarding bond sales” – Finance Minister"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – “Sri Lanka is eager to work with the maritime powers of the Indian Ocean and beyond, to make our oceans secure for unimpeded commerce and peaceful navigation”, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam said. The Ambassador was addressing a public event hosted by the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think tank, on “Sri Lanka, A growing hub in the Indo-Pacific.”"Sri Lanka eager to work with the maritime powers"
(POLONNARUWA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena says he would be committed to build an intelligent young generation which can win the market of scholars, also which consists of self-respect and self-confidence. He added that the Government is providing the required guidance on this regard. He also stated that he would fulfil every responsibility to build the young generation in the country."“Committed to build young generation” – President"
(CHENNAI, LANKAPUVATH) – The rehabilitation woes of fishermen, jailed in Sri Lanka, are expected to be addressed soon with the Madras High Court directing the Centre and Tamil Nadu to consider implementing the welfare schemes, The Times of India reported."“Look into woes of fishermen jailed in Sri Lanka” – Madras High Court"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – While the protest against Sri Lankan Navy for shooting down a state fisherman entered the second-day at Rameswaram, one of the major demands placed before the Central Government was to prosecute the Lankan Navy personnel under the Indian law, The New Indian Express reported."Tamil Nadu fishermen demand prosecution of Lankan Navy personnel under Indian law"
(MANILA, LANKAPUVATH) – A Sri Lankan wanted for sexually abusing mostly young children has been arrested by the Police in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines, the Inter Aksyon reported."Sri Lankan wanted for child sex abuse nabbed in Philippines"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – The United States (US) Federal Agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the public release of documents said to detail Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hacking tools, US officials say."FBI and CIA launch criminal investigation into malware leaks"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY.COM.CN) – President Xi Jinping said China will continue to open up in all respects, particularly in further liberalizing and facilitating trade and investment, while calling on Sunday (05) for Shanghai to take a leading role in deepening reform and boosting innovation."President Xi calls on Shanghai to lead way"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – Expressing dismay over the continued arrest of fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy and detention of their boats, Rameswaram fishermen have decided to boycott the 2-day annual Katchatheevu festival at St. Antony’s Church in the islet on March 11 and 12 and launch an indefinite strike from March 7, seeking the release of all arrested fishermen and boats."Rameswaram fishermen to boycott Katchatheevu festival"