(NEW DELHI, LANKAPUVATH) – External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today informed the Parliament that the Indian government is taking up the issue of fishermen with the Sri Lankan government through diplomatic channels."India taking up fishermen issue with Sri Lanka, Sushma tells Parliament"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake on Thursday (16) dismissed allegations of possible irregularities in Government bond sales that are now under investigation."“‘No area of contention regarding bond sales” – Finance Minister"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Foreign Minister of Korea Yun Byung-se expressed the keenness of the Government of Korea to invest in the fields of Research and Development, Information Technology, Health, and Education."Korea keen to invest in several fields in Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said that his country will expand economic cooperation with Sri Lanka from 300 million dollars to 500 million dollars over the next three years, the Xinhua reported."South Korea to expand economic cooperation with Sri Lanka"
(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa has been indicted in the Colombo High Court for misusing Government funds. He was indicted over allegations of using Government funds amounting to Rs. 29.4 million to print almanacs with the image of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Presidential Election campaign in 2015."Basil Rajapaksa indicted for misusing Government funds"
(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"
(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) – 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"
(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"