(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A Tamil-speaking Malaysian national, aged 58, was arrested at Kempagowda International Airport in Bangalore with 2.05 kg of ketamine worth Indian Rs 40 lakh which was to be smuggled to Malaysia via Sri Lanka."Malaysian held at Bengaluru Airport for bid to smuggle drugs via Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A delegation of 2OR Buddhist Charity Organization called on President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss about its future philanthropic activities in Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat."2OR Buddhist Organization to assist Polonnaruwa Museum and International Buddhist University"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A letter bomb that exploded at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) office in Paris was sent from Greece, officials there say."Paris IMF letter bomb that injured one was sent from Greece"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A report on Colombia by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says dozens of rights activists have been killed last year."Dozens of rights activists killed in Colombia in 2016"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – An ancient statue which was pulled from the mud in Cairo is not the Pharaoh Ramses II, but could be another king, Egypt’s antiquities minister has said."Egypt Pharaoh statue not Ramses II but different ruler"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Korea will grant Rs 375 million for the development of the aquaculture sector in the country as a result of the discussions held by Fisheries and Aquatic Resource state Minister Dilip Vedarachchi with the Korean Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries."Korean grant to develop aquaculture sector"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Somali pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker have released the ship and its eight Sri Lankan crew, bringing the first hijacking since 2012 to an unusually swift conclusion without the payment of a ransom."Somali pirates release oil tanker and Sri Lankan crew"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Embassy of Canada to Maldives says it is aware of recent erroneous media reporting on entry/visa requirements for Sri Lankan business and tourist travellers suggesting changes to Canada’s entry requirements for Sri Lankan travellers."No changes to Canada’s visa requirements for Sri Lankan travellers"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “An effective program with strong objective will be implemented for the process to develop productions through cultivating vacant lands that are cultivable”, says President Maithripala Sirisena."“Effective program to cultivate vacant lands” – President"
(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"