The Lanka Academic

VOL. 17, NO. 301

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Central Expressway Project-2 commenced
Daily Mirror, 2017-02-01 08:35:43 EST. The second stage of the construction of the Central Expressway Project (CEP Project-2) from Meerigama to Kurunegala was launched today. More...
Published: Wed Feb 1 11:32:13 EST 2017

Rajapaksa accuses Sirisena govt of dropping guard on LTTE - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2017-02-01 17:42:00 EST. Commenting on the recent arrest of four ex-LTTE members, for allegedly plotting to assassinate Tamil legislator M.A. Sumanthiran, the two-time President said: “They [Maithripala Sirisena government] removed military camps and reduced the level of intelligence operations More...
Published: Wed Feb 1 11:30:12 EST 2017 Back to the top

Faf, Miller flay Sri Lanka in Durban - Sport24
Sport24, 2017-02-01 15:20:13 EST. Around him, however, his fellow batsmen struggled with Quinton de Kock (17), AB de Villiers (3) and JP Duminy (11) all falling relatively cheaply with Sri Lanka opting to take the pace off the ball and turn to spin early on. Du Plessis then found a ... More...
Published: Wed Feb 1 11:29:36 EST 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Astrologer who predicted president's death arrested - USA TODAY
USA TODAY, 2017-02-01 08:30:53 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka police have arrested an astrologer who predicted President Maithripala Sirisena would die... Back to the top

Trump's ban: Sri Lankans too detained at JFK - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror, 2017-02-01 10:17:05 EST. In the chaotic aftermath of US President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban, 71 individuals from 20 countries including Sri Lanka were detained at New York's John F... Back to the top

Sri Lanka rice crop to shrivel in record drought - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2016-12-17 07:35:59 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka is heading for a sharp drop in rice production in the main cultivation season with only a third of the area sown so far amid the worst drought in at least 5 years, with import restrictions already pushing rice prices up... Back to the top

WB pledges USD 1,340 mn aid to Lanka - Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka ... - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror, 2016-12-16 16:43:45 EST. WB pledges USD 1340 mn aid to Lanka, The World Bank has pledged assistance worth US $ 1340 million to Sri Lanka which will be on a dual format, Finance ... Back to the top

10 killed, several injured in bus-van collision
Daily Mirror, 2016-12-17 14:18:22 EST. At least ten people including three women were killed and several others injured when a van collided head on with a bus at Chavakachcheri in Jaffna this afternoon... Back to the top

Nepal meets host Sri Lanka in opener - Republica
Republica, 2016-12-14 18:56:30 EST. KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Nepal's U-19 cricket team will kick off the ACC U19 Asia Cup facing host Sri Lanka on Thursday... Back to the top

Decades Long War Cost US$ 200 billion - Sri Lanka Guardian - Sri Lanka Guardian
Sri Lanka Guardian, 2016-12-14 05:15:17 EST. About deaths, the veteran Indian diplomat turned security expert says that between 1983 and 2009, 80000 to 100000 people, including combatants from both ... Back to the top

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