(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lankan legislators have joined fellow lawmakers from across South Asia to prioritize and safeguard children’s rights in the region, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday (06)."Sri Lanka joins South Asian partners to safeguard children’s rights"
(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"
(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"
(RAMESWARAM, LANKAPUVATH) – 24 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel today (05) for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in the island nation’s territorial waters, the Press Trust of India reported."24 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy"
(KARACHI, LANKAPUVATH) – The management of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is returning premier service aircraft to Sri Lanka, The News International reported."Pakistan Airlines to return Airbus-330 to Sri Lanka"
(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"