(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – India and Singapore have agreed to make knowledge and skill development a key pillar of their strategic partnership. During a meeting between visiting Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong, the two sides also agreed to focus on skill development."India, Singapore to make knowledge & skill development a key pillar of strategic partnership"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Sri Lankan government has decided to start the passenger ferry service between India and Sri Lanka’s Kankesanthurai from next March, state-run newspaper Silumina said."Indo-Lanka passenger ferry service will start from March"
(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Government of India has been implementing “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children [SPDC]” since 2006-07. Under this scheme, assistance is provided to the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) for pursuing Undergraduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes."Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children for the academic year 2022-23"
(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"