Basil Rajapaksa indicted for misusing Government funds

(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"

Hela Clothing to invigorate apparel industry with Microsoft

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Hela Clothing, a leading apparel manufacturer, partnering with Microsoft recently embraced digital transformation to revitalise the apparel industry. As the shift to a more digitally enhanced manufacturing era accelerates, the opportunity to deliver long-term digital solutions and insights has accelerated Hela Clothing’s ambition for modern, secure and efficient solutions such as Microsoft’s Office365 and Hyper-V platforms.

"Hela Clothing to invigorate apparel industry with Microsoft"

Fishermen in 5 Coastal Districts of Tamil Nadu begin indefinite fast

(NAGAPATTINAM, LANKAPUVATH) – Fishermen in Rameswaram on Tuesday (14) ended their week-long protest over the killing of a colleague, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, while those from Tamil Nadu’s 5 Coastal Districts began an indefinite fast over the issue and to press for other demands, the Press Trust of India reported.

"Fishermen in 5 Coastal Districts of Tamil Nadu begin indefinite fast"

Sri Lankan bill to ban bottom trawling to be passed this month

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A bill to ban the pernicious practice of bottom trawling, which will affect thousands of Sri Lankans and Indians fishing in the sea between Sri Lanka and India, is to be passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament by March end, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, M. A. Sumanthiran, told The New Indian Express on Monday (12).

"Sri Lankan bill to ban bottom trawling to be passed this month"

Sri Lanka’s first Ambassador to Ethiopia presents credentials

(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"