(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"
(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) – Colombo Additional Magistrate Jeyaram Trotsky today (16) temporarily lifted the travel ban imposed on Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa till December 31, 2017."Travel ban on Namal Rajapaksa temporarily lifted"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena says all institutions that trade in consumer goods including food should act with an understanding of their human responsibilities rather than merely depending on the government regulations and laws to govern them."“Consumer goods traders should recognize their human responsibility” – President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker tearfully pleaded Wednesday for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom."Families plead for Somali pirates to release ship’s crew"