(BOSASSO, LANKAPUVATH) – Somali forces have been sent to free the hijacked fuel freighter, a Regional Police official said on Tuesday (14)."UPDATE: Somalia sends soldiers to free Sri Lankans on Aris 13"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – “Sri Lanka is eager to work with the maritime powers of the Indian Ocean and beyond, to make our oceans secure for unimpeded commerce and peaceful navigation”, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam said. The Ambassador was addressing a public event hosted by the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think tank, on “Sri Lanka, A growing hub in the Indo-Pacific.”"Sri Lanka eager to work with the maritime powers"
(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"
(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"
(RAMESWARAM, LANKAPUVATH) – 24 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel today (05) for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in the island nation’s territorial waters, the Press Trust of India reported."24 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will not be visiting Sri Lanka this month as she had been tentatively scheduled to, the global lender said on Sunday (05)."IMF Chief Christine Lagarde will not make Sri Lanka visit this month"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Voted as one of Thailand’s best restaurants since 2007, Nara Thai launches an all new Vegetarian menu to customers. Offering everything delightfully vegetarian on the menu from starters to main courses, the new dishes bring out exquisite flavours to all guests."Nara Thai launches delicious vegetarian menu"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A suspect was arrested over the shooting incident targeting a Government official in Batticaloa recently. The Police stated that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday (01) over the incident where the Batticaloa District Land Reforms Commission Director Wimalraj Nesan was shot at. Mr. Wimalraj was shot at by two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle on February 22. Further investigations are underway. Keeping up to date with breaking news while you are…"Suspect arrested over shooting of Batticaloa Land Reforms Commission Director"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY/COM.CN) – “Every member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) strongly expects proposal formulation to be involved in policy making. However we should also pay attention to its effect on society,” according to Wang Ming, Director of Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Research Center with Tsinghua University, during an exclusive interview with China Daily."Two Sessions: Political Advisor unlocks mystery of effective proposals"