The Lanka Academic

MAY 30, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 54


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Sri Lankan capital under dengue threat
Xinhua, May 30. COLOMBO, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan capital Colombo is under a threat of Dengue epidemic following the recent premonsoonal rains, Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) warned on Sunday. Pradeep Kariyawasan, chief medical officer of the CMC told reporters that there is a possibility of spreading dengue fever as the torrential rains have temporarily stopped. "For several years we have monitored an increase of dengue cases within the city limits after massive rains,"Kariyawasam said, adding that it is the normal situation and the city people are advised to take precautionary measures to stop the spreading of the disease. More...
Published: Sun May 30 22:36:58 EDT 2010

Sri Lanka vows to double tourism income by 2015
Xinhua, May 30. COLOMBO, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka expects to double its tourism income by 2015 as most of the countries have relaxed their travel advisories to Sri Lanka following the conclusion of a bloody civil war, a government minister said Sunday. Laskman Yap.a Abeywardena, the newly appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Development told reporters that Sri Lanka's present income earned from tourism is 400 million U.S dollars annually. "We will target an income of 1,000 million dollars from the tourism industry by 2015," said Abeywardena. More...
Published: Sun May 30 22:37:30 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka president rejects war crimes probe
afp, May 29. COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has rejected international calls for a war crimes probe into the final offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels last year. In an interview with the Al-Jazeera television news network on Thursday, Rajapakse said he would not tolerate any outside review of a campaign that he insisted was solely aimed at "defeating terrorism". "I don't want my internal matters to be inquired by any other country or any other NGOs. We will look after that," Rajapakse said. More...
Published: Sat May 29 15:26:05 EDT 2010 Back to the top

ADB’s Kuroda Says Sri Lanka Should Cut Deficit to Spur Growth
bloomberg, May 29. May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka should reduce its budget deficit to sustain growth in the island’s economy, which may expand 6 percent this year, Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda said... Back to the top

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