(ANURADHAPURA, LANKAPUVATH) – 6 Students in Anuradhapura have been arrested over an assault on another student. The students are attached to a leading school in the area."Six students in Anuradhapura arrested over assault charges"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – United States (US) President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday (07) that bans immigration from 6 Muslim-majority countries, dropping Iraq from January’s previous order, and reinstates a temporary blanket ban on all refugees."President Trump signs new travel ban, exempts Iraq"
(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"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lankan legislators have joined fellow lawmakers from across South Asia to prioritize and safeguard children’s rights in the region, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday (06)."Sri Lanka joins South Asian partners to safeguard children’s rights"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey has rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor, Mr. Barack Obama, ordered a wiretap of his phone before he was elected United States (US) President, US media say."FBI Director rejects President Trump’s wiretap claim"
(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"
(KUWAIT, LANKAPUVATH) – A Kuwaiti woman has pledged to pay KD 3,300 to her Sri Lankan housemaid to prevent the authorities from slapping a ban on her to hire overseas domestic workers in future, reports Al-Anba daily."Kuwaiti sponsor agrees to pay Sri Lankan maid 4-years salary"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – A large number of people participated in a protest staged on Sunday (05) demanding that the Indian Government pass a resolution seeking to try the Sri Lankan Army in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes against Sri Lankan Tamils, The Hindu reported."Tamil Nadu protesters seek trial of Sri Lankan Army"