(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) – Shashank Manohar, the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), has stepped down after 8-months in the role."Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC independent Chairman"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Flagship Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), SLNS ‘Sayura’ left for Malaysia on Tuesday evening (14) from the Port of Colombo, to take part in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 held on Langkawi Island."SLNS ‘Sayura’ leaves for LIMA 2017 in Malaysia"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Navy sources indicate that 8 Sri Lankans were on board the fuel freighter that is reported to have been hijacked by Somali pirates off the seas of Djibouti on Monday (14). The vessel had been carrying fuel from Djibouti to Somalia’s Capital, Mogadishu."8 Sri Lankan crew members in vessel hijacked by Somali pirates"
(RAMESWARAM, LANKAPUVATH) – 77 Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen were on Tuesday (14) repatriated in line with the decision taken by two countries to set free fishermen in each other’s custody to defuse tension following the killing of an Indian fisherman last week, the Press Trust of India reported."77 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lankan Government, repatriated"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka will open tenders next month calling for international bids for an energy project on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), a Government official said on Saturday (11)."Sri Lanka to open tenders for LNG energy project next month"
(AFRICA, LANKAPUVATH) – The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations (UN) says, issuing a plea for help to avoid “A catastrophe.”"UN says world faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945"
(GALLE, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Cricket team’s Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm Spinner in Test Cricket on Saturday (11), claiming 6 for 59 to bowl his team to an emphatic 259-run victory against Bangladesh National Cricket team in the first Test at the Galle International Stadium."Rangana Herath 6 wicket haul leads Sri Lanka to thumping win over Bangladesh"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Government is to bring in new laws to curb organised crime, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said."“New laws to curb organised crime” – Minister Ratnayaka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “Increasing of the women’s participation in the political sector in order to create a clean, honest and sociable political movement will be an important factor in the future”, says President Maithripala Sirisena."“Women’s participation is an essential factor for purity in politics” – President"