(POLONNARUWA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena says he would be committed to build an intelligent young generation which can win the market of scholars, also which consists of self-respect and self-confidence. He added that the Government is providing the required guidance on this regard. He also stated that he would fulfil every responsibility to build the young generation in the country."“Committed to build young generation” – President"
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1.2 Million people affected by drought as farmers confronted with worst harvest in 40-years
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lankan farmers are counting the cost of the nation’s worst drought in decades, which has caused widespread crop failure and food shortages while compounding the nation’s existing malnutrition crisis. Drought conditions now exist in all but two of the country’s 25 Provinces, and more than 1.2 million people are affected, including over 600,000 children. Rice paddy cultivation from the harvest just ended was down 63 percent compared to the average, making…"1.2 Million people affected by drought as farmers confronted with worst harvest in 40-years"
(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"
(INDONESIA, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Indonesia to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit, met with the Indonesian President Joko Widodo, on Wednesday (08)."Indonesia and Sri Lanka to strengthen trade and economic ties"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Sri Lankan Government on Wednesday (08) decided to release all 85 Indian fishermen who are now in its custody."Sri Lanka to release all 85 Indian fishermen in custody"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka has been given 2 more years to implement Sri Lanka co-sponsored 30/1 Geneva resolution 2015 without any amendment or new suggestions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), said the Acting Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva."Two more years to implement Sri Lanka co-sponsored UN resolution"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – The Verkodu Parish, which organises the annual Indian pilgrimage to Katchatheevu for the St. Antony’s Church festival has decided to boycott the festival, scheduled for March 11 and 12 in protest against the gunning down of fisherman K. Britjo (21) on Monday night, while fishing on the high seas."Tamil Nadu Parish decides to shun Katchatheevu festival"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera who has drawn immediate attention to allegations made by Indian fishermen regarding the death of an Indian fisherman, has written to the Defence Ministry Secretary to launch an immediate investigation into the matter to elicit true information."Sri Lanka calls for immediate investigation into death of Indian fisherman"