1.2 Million people affected by drought as farmers confronted with worst harvest in 40-years

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lankan farmers are counting the cost of the nation’s worst drought in decades, which has caused widespread crop failure and food shortages while compounding the nation’s existing malnutrition crisis. Drought conditions now exist in all but two of the country’s 25 Provinces, and more than 1.2 million people are affected, including over 600,000 children. Rice paddy cultivation from the harvest just ended was down 63 percent compared to the average, making…

"1.2 Million people affected by drought as farmers confronted with worst harvest in 40-years"

Tamil Nadu fishermen demand prosecution of Lankan Navy personnel under Indian law

(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – While the protest against Sri Lankan Navy for shooting down a state fisherman entered the second-day at Rameswaram, one of the major demands placed before the Central Government was to prosecute the Lankan Navy personnel under the Indian law, The New Indian Express reported.

"Tamil Nadu fishermen demand prosecution of Lankan Navy personnel under Indian law"

President assures India thorough probe into attack on Indian fishermen

(JAKARTA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Srisena has ordered a thorough probe into the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari today (08) said after raising the issue with him in Jakarta.

"President assures India thorough probe into attack on Indian fishermen"

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"