(JAKARTA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Srisena has ordered a thorough probe into the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari today (08) said after raising the issue with him in Jakarta."President assures India thorough probe into attack on Indian fishermen"
(JAKARTA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit suggested to work out a stable legal order to confront with the issue of illicit drugs, in conformity with the principles of the freedom of navigation."President urges IORA to combat illicit drug smuggling"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka Navy today (07) rejected the Indian media reports which alleges that Navy personnel lethally shot an Indian fisherman Monday night (06), while he was fishing a short distance off the Katchatheevu islet."Sri Lanka Navy denies allegations of shooting Indian fishermen"
(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"
(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"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – Expressing dismay over the continued arrest of fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy and detention of their boats, Rameswaram fishermen have decided to boycott the 2-day annual Katchatheevu festival at St. Antony’s Church in the islet on March 11 and 12 and launch an indefinite strike from March 7, seeking the release of all arrested fishermen and boats."Rameswaram fishermen to boycott Katchatheevu festival"
(MOGADISHU, LANKAPUVATH) – Some 110 people have died in Southern Somalia in the last 2-days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought, the Prime Minister said on Saturday (04), as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food."Somalia says 110 dead in last 48-hours due to drought"