(MUMBAI, LANKAPUVATH) – Indian police have arrested eight foreign nationals, four each from Sri Lanka and the UK for passport forgery and impersonation, the Times of India reported."Four Sri Lankans held for passport forgery"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said that his country will expand economic cooperation with Sri Lanka from 300 million dollars to 500 million dollars over the next three years, the Xinhua reported."South Korea to expand economic cooperation with Sri Lanka"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – The United States (US) is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed once again to co-sponsor the resolution, and invites like-minded United Nations (UN) members to demonstrate support for reconciliation and peace in Sri Lanka by adding their names to the list of cosponsors. The United States further applauds the administration of President Maithripala Sirisena for its continuing efforts to promote reconciliation."US applauds Sri Lanka Government for its efforts to promote reconciliation"
(BRUSSELS, LANKAPUVATH) – The European Union’s (EU) top Court has rejected an argument by people accused of collecting funds for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that activities by the group shouldn’t be classified as “Terrorist acts,” the Associated Press reported. Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009 when Government forces defeated the rebels, who fought to create a separate state for ethnic minority Tamils. In the case reviewed on Tuesday (14) by the…"EU Court rejects case against LTTE terror label"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Attorney-at-Law U. R. de Silva has been elected as the new President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL). He will take over from his predecessor Attorney-at-Law Geoffrey Alagaratnam."UR de Silva appointed BASL President"
(RIYADH, LANKAPUVATH) – Saudi Arabia has pledged to support Sri Lanka by offering its expertise in the desalination sector, Rauf Hakeem, Sri Lankan Minister of City Planning and Water Resources, told Arab News."Saudi Arabia pledges technical support to Sri Lanka in desalination projects"
(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"
(NAGAPATTINAM, LANKAPUVATH) – Fishermen in Rameswaram on Tuesday (14) ended their week-long protest over the killing of a colleague, allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, while those from Tamil Nadu’s 5 Coastal Districts began an indefinite fast over the issue and to press for other demands, the Press Trust of India reported."Fishermen in 5 Coastal Districts of Tamil Nadu begin indefinite fast"
(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) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Flagship Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), SLNS ‘Sayura’ left for Malaysia on Tuesday evening (14) from the Port of Colombo, to take part in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017 held on Langkawi Island."SLNS ‘Sayura’ leaves for LIMA 2017 in Malaysia"