(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam yesterday (15) handed over the Commission of Appointment to David Bruce Sherman as Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in the state of Pennsylvania. He is the first Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in that state."Sri Lanka appoints first Honorary Consul in Pennsylvania"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Fifty-three Indian fishermen were on Friday (10) released from a Sri Lankan jail, days after the two countries decided to release fishermen in each other’s custody to defuse tension following the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Lankan Navy, the Press Trust of India reported."Sri Lanka releases 53 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – Fishermen protests in Tamil Nadu’s Rameshwaram continue on the third consecutive day. The protest is being organised demanding compensation for 22-year-old fisherman K. Britso who was allegedly shot by a Sri Lankan Navy officer, the India Today reported on Friday (10)."Tamil Nadu fishermen call for State-wide shutdown over Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) has completed probing 49 complaints, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament on Thursday (09)."“PRECIFAC probe into 49 complaints completed” – Premier"
(NEW DELHI, LANKAPUVATH) – India on Thursday (09) said it expects Sri Lanka to expedite the investigation into the killing of one of its fishermen given the “Gravity and seriousness” of the issue, the Press Trust of India reported."India expects Sri Lanka to expedite probe into fisherman killing"
(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A suspect was arrested over the shooting incident targeting a Government official in Batticaloa recently. The Police stated that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday (01) over the incident where the Batticaloa District Land Reforms Commission Director Wimalraj Nesan was shot at. Mr. Wimalraj was shot at by two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle on February 22. Further investigations are underway. Keeping up to date with breaking news while you are…"Suspect arrested over shooting of Batticaloa Land Reforms Commission Director"