The Lanka Academic

VOL. 17, NO. 307

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 40 runs, lead series 4-0: As it happened - The Indian Express
The Indian Express, 2017-02-07 18:05:46 EST. South Africa managed to beat Sri Lanka is closely fought encounter in Cape Town. Sri Lanka, chasing a mammoth 368 for a win, were in the game until the 40th over before losing wickets in a heap. South Africa bowled out Sri Lanka for 327 and won by 40 ... More...
Published: Tue Feb 7 17:25:07 EST 2017

Water levels in reservoirs down to 34% as Island wide Power crisis continues
Hiru News, 2017-02-07 01:55:39 EST. Deputy Minister of Power and Energy Ajith P. Perera says that in spite of the recent rainfall over the past few days, water levels in several reservoirs close to the hydro power plants have decreased to approximately 34 per cent More...
Published: Tue Feb 7 17:29:46 EST 2017 Back to the top

Promises of eye treatment, LTTE arms led Veerappan to STF trap - The Indian Express
The Indian Express, 2017-02-07 23:38:25 EST. Seeking treatment for his eye ailment along with the prospect of procuring arms from the LTTE in Sri Lanka is what led to the downfall of forest brigand Veerappan in 2004, according to the book, VEERAPPAN Chasing the Brigand, written by K Vijay Kumar ... More...
Published: Tue Feb 7 17:25:44 EST 2017 Back to the top

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka keeps rates steady, but flags possible tightening soon - Nasdaq
Nasdaq, 2017-02-07 04:34:56 EST. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) left the standing deposit facility rate (SDFR) and the standing lending facility rate (SLFR) at 7.00 percent and 8.50 percent, respectively... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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