(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"
(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"