Basil Rajapaksa indicted for misusing Government funds

(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"

Sri Lanka releases 53 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

(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 fishermen call for State-wide shutdown over Sri Lanka

(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"

“Look into woes of fishermen jailed in Sri Lanka” – Madras High Court

(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"

Sri Lanka calls for immediate investigation into death of Indian fisherman

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera who has drawn immediate attention to allegations made by Indian fishermen regarding the death of an Indian fisherman, has written to the Defence Ministry Secretary to launch an immediate investigation into the matter to elicit true information.

"Sri Lanka calls for immediate investigation into death of Indian fisherman"

Vaiko writes to Premier Modi on Lanka issue

(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko on Monday (06) urged the Indian Government to change its position in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in favour of an independent international investigation into the alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan armed forces in 2009, The Hindu reported.

"Vaiko writes to Premier Modi on Lanka issue"