The Lanka Academic

VOL. 17, NO. 306

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SAITM CEO escapes unhurt
Daily Mirror, 2017-02-06 20:54:16 EST. SAITM CEO Dr. Sameera Senarathne escaped unhurt  a short while ago after two men travelling on a motor bike wearing full-face helmets opened fire at the car, driven by him near the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) campus in Malabe, police said. More...
Published: Mon Feb 6 13:39:40 EST 2017

Sri Lanka finalizing controversial port sale to China -, 2017-02-06 13:21:42 EST. Sri Lanka's prime minister is meeting with government officials this week to finalize details of the controversial sale of a majority stake in Hambantota Port to China. Sri Lanka is selling an 80 percent stake in the port to state-owned China Merchants ... More...
Published: Mon Feb 6 13:36:30 EST 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka opens e-attestation system at relocated Consular Division ... - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2017-02-06 05:33:51 EST. The new premise ceremonially opened by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera today. The Foreign Minister will also launch a state of the art electronic Document Attestation System (e-DAS) that will reduce processing time for document attestation, with a quick verification process linked in real-time with Sri Lanka Missions and Consulates abroad, as well as other government institutions. An online system for appointments and payments will also be in place at the new premise. More...
Published: Mon Feb 6 13:38:36 EST 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka hopes to finalise China FTA amid protests - The Straits Times
The Straits Times, 2017-02-04 21:00:37 EST. BEIJING • Sri Lanka aims to finalise a free trade agreement (FTA) with China this year and the country's Prime Minister will visit Beijing in May, the Sri Lankan ambassador said yesterday, amid rising concern in the South Asian nation about Chinese ... Back to the top

South Africa defy swarm of bees to beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets ... - The Guardian
The Guardian, 2017-02-05 00:21:01 EST. South Africa and Sri Lanka players fell to the floor when a bee swarm arrived in Johannesburg but the home side wrapped up the ODI series 3-0... Back to the top

RTI Act comes into force in Sri Lanka - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2017-02-03 22:06:00 EST. The Right to Information (RTI) Act came into force in Sri Lanka, a piece of legislation aimed at restoring transparency and good governance in a country that has been plagued by corruption and misrule... Back to the top

India to construct multi-ethnic tri-lingual school in Sri Lanka | The ... - The Indian Express
The Indian Express, 2017-02-03 14:33:37 EST. The project envisages construction of class rooms, laboratories and library, as well as procurement of furniture and other equipment... Back to the top

Sri Lanka arrests seven over conch theft - BBC News
BBC News, 2017-02-03 12:45:27 EST. Police in eastern Sri Lanka have seized a rare right-handed conch shell which they suspect was going to be sold illegally... Back to the top

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