(NEW DELHI, LANKAPUVATH) – Citing the importance of the waterways around Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday (14) argued for a greater Naval role for safety of civilian traffic."“Naval rethink needed for maritime security” – Premier"
(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"
(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"
(INDONESIA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Indonesia to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit, met with the Indonesian President Joko Widodo, on Wednesday (08)."Indonesia and Sri Lanka to strengthen trade and economic ties"
(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"