(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Environmentalists have mentioned that six countries located in the SAARC region have been affected by forming a dead sea in the Bay of Bengal around Sri Lanka, as a result, they have identified that the countries like Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia are at risk."Plastic waste carried by rivers form dead sea in Bay of Bengal"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Shashank Manohar, the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), has stepped down after 8-months in the role."Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC independent Chairman"
(NEW DELHI, LANKAPUVATH) – Citing the importance of the waterways around Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday (14) argued for a greater Naval role for safety of civilian traffic."“Naval rethink needed for maritime security” – Premier"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A bill to ban the pernicious practice of bottom trawling, which will affect thousands of Sri Lankans and Indians fishing in the sea between Sri Lanka and India, is to be passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament by March end, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, M. A. Sumanthiran, told The New Indian Express on Monday (12)."Sri Lankan bill to ban bottom trawling to be passed this month"
(ADDIS ABABA, LANKAPUVATH) – Sri Lanka’s first resident Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Sumith Dassanayake presented Credentials to the President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome at the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa on Thursday (09). Ambassador Dassanayake is also the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the African Union."Sri Lanka’s first Ambassador to Ethiopia presents credentials"
(JAFFNA, LANKAPUVATH) – None of the Indian pilgrims have attended the annual festival at a famous Church in Sri Lanka’s Katchatheevu Island amid tensions between both the countries following the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Lankan Navy, The New Indian Express reported."“No Indians turn up at Kachchathivu St. Anthony’s Church fest” – Navy"
(TAMIL NADU, LANKAPUVATH) – Fishermen protests in Tamil Nadu’s Rameshwaram continue on the third consecutive day. The protest is being organised demanding compensation for 22-year-old fisherman K. Britso who was allegedly shot by a Sri Lankan Navy officer, the India Today reported on Friday (10)."Tamil Nadu fishermen call for State-wide shutdown over Sri Lanka"
(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"
(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"
(TORONTO, LANKAPUVATH) – A brief stop on Toronto Mayor John Tory’s coming tour of South Asia is also a homecoming for Neethan Shan."Mayor John Tory’s Sri Lankan visit significant for Toronto’s Tamils"