(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"
(LAHORE, LANKAPUVATH) – Pakistan tightened security in the City of Lahore ahead of a hugely anticipated final of its domestic cricket league on Sunday (05), pushing ahead with a rare high-profile match despite a recent spike in Islamist violence."After bombs, Pakistan tightens security for rare major cricket match"
(MOGADISHU, LANKAPUVATH) – Some 110 people have died in Southern Somalia in the last 2-days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought, the Prime Minister said on Saturday (04), as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food."Somalia says 110 dead in last 48-hours due to drought"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY.COM.CN) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday (05) that China will “Try to achieve better results” in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2017, as its growth target is set at “around 6.5 percent”. Analysts said the goal is achievable since the economy could have hit the trough last year."Chinese Government aims to pursue more proactive, effective fiscal policy"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will not be visiting Sri Lanka this month as she had been tentatively scheduled to, the global lender said on Sunday (05)."IMF Chief Christine Lagarde will not make Sri Lanka visit this month"
(CHENNAI, LANKAPUVATH) – Citing the report of United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Raad Al Hussein accusing Sri Lanka of failing to comply with the Commission’s resolutions for hybrid mechanism to probe the war crimes and return of Army occupied lands to Tamils, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) Youth Wing Leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Saturday (04) asked the Union Government to take the issue to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to ensure justice for Tamils."“Need Centre’s help in Sri Lanka issue,” says Anbumani Ramadoss"
(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"