(ADDIS ABABA, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka’s first resident Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Sumith Dassanayake presented Credentials to the President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome at the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa on Thursday (09). Ambassador Dassanayake is also the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the African Union."Sri Lanka’s first Ambassador to Ethiopia presents credentials"
(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"
(KERALA, LANKAPUVATH) – Alleged Islamic State (IS) recruiter from Kerala, Abdul Rashid Abdulla, accused of instigating 22 youths from Kerala to join the terror outfit, was sternly asked to leave a religious school in Sri Lanka on account of his radical views, according to a chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the DNA reported."NIA chargesheet asks Keralite to leave religious school in Sri Lanka"
(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"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – “Sri Lanka is eager to work with the maritime powers of the Indian Ocean and beyond, to make our oceans secure for unimpeded commerce and peaceful navigation”, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam said. The Ambassador was addressing a public event hosted by the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think tank, on “Sri Lanka, A growing hub in the Indo-Pacific.”"Sri Lanka eager to work with the maritime powers"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka sent the largest ever contingent of food and beverage exporting companies to ‘Gulfood 2017’, the world’s largest annual food and drink exhibition event in Dubai, to promote its tea, food."Sri Lanka promotes tea, food at world’s largest exhibition in Dubai"
(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"
(CHENNAI, LANKAPUVATH) – Lashing out at the political parties demanding the retrieval of Katchatheevu from Sri Lanka, Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan, asserted that retrieving the islet will not solve the Indian fishermen issue. Those parties that put forth such a demand were only imagining things and showed that they lacked understanding on the subject, he charged, the Deccan Chronicle reported."“Katchatheevu retrieval is of no use” – Pon Radhakrishnan"
(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"