(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Sri Lankan Government on Wednesday (08) decided to release all 85 Indian fishermen who are now in its custody."Sri Lanka to release all 85 Indian fishermen in custody"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka has been given 2 more years to implement Sri Lanka co-sponsored 30/1 Geneva resolution 2015 without any amendment or new suggestions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), said the Acting Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva."Two more years to implement Sri Lanka co-sponsored UN resolution"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – The Verkodu Parish, which organises the annual Indian pilgrimage to Katchatheevu for the St. Antony’s Church festival has decided to boycott the festival, scheduled for March 11 and 12 in protest against the gunning down of fisherman K. Britjo (21) on Monday night, while fishing on the high seas."Tamil Nadu Parish decides to shun Katchatheevu festival"
(AUCKLAND, LANKAPUVATH) – Hughie Fury, cousin of former World Heavyweight Champion Tyson, will fight New Zealand’s Joseph Parker for the WBO Heavyweight Title in Auckland on 6 May."Hughie Fury to face Joseph Parker for WBO Heavyweight Title in New Zealand in May"
(INDIA, LANKAPUVATH) – A Court in Western India has handed life prison sentences to an academic and 4 other people for having links to Maoist rebels waging an insurgency against the State."Delhi University Professor sentenced to life for Maoist links"
(CHINA, LANKAPUVATH) – China has proposed that North Korea suspend its tests of missile and nuclear technology to “Defuse a looming crisis.”"China calls on North Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) detained 2 Sri Lankan boats on the charge of foraying into Indian waters on Tuesday evening (07), The Hindu reported."Two Lankan vessels detained by Indian authorities"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera who has drawn immediate attention to allegations made by Indian fishermen regarding the death of an Indian fisherman, has written to the Defence Ministry Secretary to launch an immediate investigation into the matter to elicit true information."Sri Lanka calls for immediate investigation into death of Indian fisherman"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – We are entering what is widely referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution, an era where the development of new materials, breakthroughs in the field of genetic engineering and digital transformation are increasingly blurring the lines between the physical, biological and digital worlds."Are women at risk in the 4th Industrial Revolution?"