(RIYADH, LANKAPUVATH) – Saudi Arabia has pledged to support Sri Lanka by offering its expertise in the desalination sector, Rauf Hakeem, Sri Lankan Minister of City Planning and Water Resources, told Arab News."Saudi Arabia pledges technical support to Sri Lanka in desalination projects"
(BOSASSO, LANKAPUVATH) – Somali forces have been sent to free the hijacked fuel freighter, a Regional Police official said on Tuesday (14)."UPDATE: Somalia sends soldiers to free Sri Lankans on Aris 13"
(NAGAPATTINAM, LANKAPUVATH) – Fishermen in Rameswaram on Tuesday (14) ended their week-long protest over the killing of a colleague, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, while those from Tamil Nadu’s 5 Coastal Districts began an indefinite fast over the issue and to press for other demands, the Press Trust of India reported."Fishermen in 5 Coastal Districts of Tamil Nadu begin indefinite fast"
(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"
(JAFFNA, LANKAPUVATH) – None of the Indian pilgrims have attended the annual festival at a famous Church in Sri Lanka’s Katchatheevu Island amid tensions between both the countries following the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Lankan Navy, The New Indian Express reported."“No Indians turn up at Kachchathivu St. Anthony’s Church fest” – Navy"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Tamil Nadu Coordinator for the Kachchativu St. Anthony’s festival, Fr. Sahayaraj, had asked for a postponement of the event fixed for Sunday (12), but the Jaffna Diocese had informed him that it could not be postponed for reasons beyond their control, The New Indian Express reported."Request to postpone St. Anthony’s festival rejected"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – India’s Coastal Security Group (CSG) Police on Thursday (09) arrested 2 Sri Lankan fishermen whose boat had reportedly drifted towards the Vedaranyam Shore due to rough sea conditions. The fibre boat was also seized, The Hindu reported."Two more Sri Lankan fishermen arrested"
(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, 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"