(BRUSSELS, LANKAPUVATH) – The European Union’s (EU) top Court has rejected an argument by people accused of collecting funds for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that activities by the group shouldn’t be classified as “Terrorist acts,” the Associated Press reported. Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009 when Government forces defeated the rebels, who fought to create a separate state for ethnic minority Tamils. In the case reviewed on Tuesday (14) by the…"EU Court rejects case against LTTE terror label"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa has been indicted in the Colombo High Court for misusing Government funds. He was indicted over allegations of using Government funds amounting to Rs. 29.4 million to print almanacs with the image of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Presidential Election campaign in 2015."Basil Rajapaksa indicted for misusing Government funds"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – India’s Coastal Security Group (CSG) Police on Thursday (09) arrested 2 Sri Lankan fishermen whose boat had reportedly drifted towards the Vedaranyam Shore due to rough sea conditions. The fibre boat was also seized, The Hindu reported."Two more Sri Lankan fishermen arrested"
(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"
(INDIA, LANKAPUVATH) – A Court in Western India has handed life prison sentences to an academic and 4 other people for having links to Maoist rebels waging an insurgency against the State."Delhi University Professor sentenced to life for Maoist links"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – A large number of people participated in a protest staged on Sunday (05) demanding that the Indian Government pass a resolution seeking to try the Sri Lankan Army in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils, The Hindu reported."Tamil Nadu protesters seek trial of Sri Lankan Army"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The main suspect has been arrested over the weaponry found at the Magistrate’s Court premises in Mount Lavinia, on Wednesday (01)."Main suspect arrested over weapons found in Mount Lavinia Court"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Supreme Court Judge and President’s Counsel W. Priyasath Dep took oaths as the 45th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena earlier Thursday (02)."Supreme Court Judge Priyasath Dep sworn in as new Chief Justice"