Indian fisher unions met in Rameshwaram today and decided to resort to an indefinite protest from 28 February in front of the Sri Lankan embassy in Chennai demanding release of fishermen and boats seized by the island’s navy, foreign media reported.
A suspect arrested in connection with a child molestation case was rushed to hospital after he allegedly attempted commit suicide inside the prisoner holding cell at the Ambalantota Police Station on Friday night.
Two persons were arrested from separate locations along with seven-plus grams of Heroin at Welikada and Maligawatte on Friday night police said.
Four persons including two Sri Lankan born foreign nationals and a brother and sister died on the spot in separate road accidents at Galle and Puttalam yesterday, police said.
Three foreign naval vessels from the Sultanate of Oman and South Africa have docked in at the Colombo Port on good will visits, the navy said today.
President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the Government will not enter into any agreement , which will endanger the local economy and the culture of the country.
Sri Lanka is in initial talks with the IMF about a loan, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said on Friday, amid concerns over pressures on its balance of payments, outflows from government bonds and a ballooning fiscal deficit.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 27 fishermen and 71 fishing boats from Sri Lankan authorities.
Prime Minister Ranil S Wickremesinghe on Friday made it clear that his government was not averse to international participation in investigating the alleged war crimes in his country, but said "final judgment will be made by the internal judicial system.