(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Government is to bring in new laws to curb organised crime, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said."“New laws to curb organised crime” – Minister Ratnayaka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) has completed probing 49 complaints, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament on Thursday (09)."“PRECIFAC probe into 49 complaints completed” – Premier"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – “Increasing of the women’s participation in the political sector in order to create a clean, honest and sociable political movement will be an important factor in the future”, says President Maithripala Sirisena."“Women’s participation is an essential factor for purity in politics” – President"
(CHENNAI, LANKAPUVATH) – The rehabilitation woes of fishermen, jailed in Sri Lanka, are expected to be addressed soon with the Madras High Court directing the Centre and Tamil Nadu to consider implementing the welfare schemes, The Times of India reported."“Look into woes of fishermen jailed in Sri Lanka” – Madras High Court"
(NEW DELHI, LANKAPUVATH) – India on Thursday (09) said it expects Sri Lanka to expedite the investigation into the killing of one of its fishermen given the “Gravity and seriousness” of the issue, the Press Trust of India reported."India expects Sri Lanka to expedite probe into fisherman killing"
(KEGALLE, LANKAPUVATH) – The Police have arrested the main suspect over the Deraniyagala double murder. A 20-year-old youth was arrested this morning (09) in connection with the killing of 2 in Deraniyagala on Monday (06), the Police said."Main suspect arrested in Deraniyagala double murder"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – While the protest against Sri Lankan Navy for shooting down a state fisherman entered the second-day at Rameswaram, one of the major demands placed before the Central Government was to prosecute the Lankan Navy personnel under the Indian law, The New Indian Express reported."Tamil Nadu fishermen demand prosecution of Lankan Navy personnel under Indian law"
(MANILA, LANKAPUVATH) – A Sri Lankan wanted for sexually abusing mostly young children has been arrested by the Police in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines, the Inter Aksyon reported."Sri Lankan wanted for child sex abuse nabbed in Philippines"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka warmly welcomes the Indian devotees coming for the Katchatheevu festival on 11th and 12th March, said the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva."Sri Lanka welcomes Indian devotees for Katchatheevu festival"