Latest Current Affairs 22nd August 2018

Former Sri Lankan President Rajapakse to visit New Delhi next month :- Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse will visit New Delhi next month to attend a function organised by senior BJP leader Subramamaniam Swami.

Eight Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy :- Sri Lanka Navy has said it has arrested 8 Indian fishermen and seized their trawler for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

Sri Lanka President says his govt soon to end moratorium on death penalty :- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday said that his government will soon resume death penalties after a 42-year moratorium but will send home five Pakistanis sentenced to death for execution in their home country.

Japan wants Sri Lanka’s Hambantota to be military free :- Japan has said it wants Hambantota port in Sri Lanka’s south to be free of military activities. The Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onedera told NHK TV in an interview during his two-day visit to the country, that he had raised the Hambantota issue with Sri Lanka.