(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"
(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 Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) has completed probing 49 complaints, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament on Thursday (09)."“PRECIFAC probe into 49 complaints completed” – Premier"
(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"
(NORTH KOREA, LANKAPUVATH) – North Korea has launched 4 ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan. 3 Of them fell into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) after flying some 1,000 Km (620 miles), in what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a “New stage of threat.”"North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles into sea"
(CHENNAI, LANKAPUVATH) – Tamil Nadu has protested the “Escalation” in apprehension of its fishermen by Sri Lanka and said the Centre did “Not seem to put adequate pressure” on Colombo regarding the matter, the Press Trust of India reported."Tamil Nadu protests escalation in apprehension of fishermen by Lanka"
(MOGADISHU, LANKAPUVATH) – Some 110 people have died in Southern Somalia in the last 2-days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought, the Prime Minister said on Saturday (04), as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food."Somalia says 110 dead in last 48-hours due to drought"