Sri Lanka investigates metal object believed to be of an aircraft

Sri Lanka investigates metal object believed to be of an aircraft

Colombo, Dec 23 (NIA) - Sri Lankan Police on Friday discovered a 15 foot metal object believed to part of an aircraft in the eastern seas of Batticaloa, the police said. The metal object had been washed ashore in Kaludavali, Kalavanchikudi in Batticaloa on Friday morning. The object has been handed over to the Sri Lanka Airforce for further investigations. (Pic...

Sri Lanka to introduce light railway system, seperate lanes for public buses to ease traffic congestion

Sri Lanka to introduce light railway system, seperate lanes for public buses to ease traffic congestion

Colombo, Dec 23 (NIA) - Sri Lanka will introduce a light railway system in capital Colombo and the main suburbs next year, in order to reduce the traffic congestion on its roads, the Finance Ministry said. In addition, separate lanes for public buses will also be introduced in Colombo under a proposed mechanism to streamline public bus service within city limits. "Plans...

Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack in Berlin

Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack in Berlin

Colombo, Dec 23 (NIA) - Sri Lanka, on Friday, strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin on Dec 19, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "This attack on civilians at a time of celebration and festivity is an assault on freedom, democracy and pluralism, and an attempt to instill fear and create divisions in society,"...

Heavy fine on illegal fishing is a European Union requirement, says top Sri Lankan official

Experts call for combination of toughness and innovativeness to curb poaching in Sri Lankan waters

Colombo, December 22 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan and Indian experts in fishing say that a combination of toughness and innovativeness on the part of the Indian government will help curb poaching by Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lankan waters significantly. Speaking to Express on condition of anonymity, the experts said that if the governments of India and Sri...

More Indian fishermen arrested for enterring Sri Lankan waters

More Indian fishermen arrested for enterring Sri Lankan waters

Colombo, Dec 22 (NIA) - Seventeen Indian fishermen were arrested for illegally poaching in Sri Lankan waters on Thursday, resulting in 36 Indian fishermen being arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy this week. The navy media unit said that the 17 Indian fishermen were arrested North West and South West of Delft Island, in the island's northern seas. Three Indian fishing trawlers...

Sri Lanka slips down in global competitiveness index

Sri Lanka to launch national integration week to improve peace

Colombo, Dec 21 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's cabinet, on Wednesday, approved to launch a yearly national integration and reconciliation week, to strengthen peace, harmony and fraternity among the people. The government information department said that the week will be declared from Jan 8 to 14, each year from 2017. The proposal was made by President Maithripala Sirisena and approved by the...

12 more Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka’s northern seas

12 more Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka’s northern seas

Colombo, Dec 21 (Xinhua) - The Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest 12 Indian fishermen in the South of Thalaimannar in the island's northern seas on Wednesday, the navy media unit said here. The arrest follows after seven Indian fishermen were also arrested for illegally poaching in the northern seas on Tuesday. The navy said that...

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