The Lanka Academic

VOL. 17, NO. 309

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Sri Lanka to Ask UN for More Time to Probe War Crimes - VOA News - Voice of America
Voice of America, 2017-02-09 01:04:11 EST. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera gestures as he speaks to foreign correspondents at his residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 7, 2017. More...
Published: Thu Feb 9 18:43:24 EST 2017

Maximum Retail Prices of rice gazetted
Daily Mirror, 2017-02-09 08:44:29 EST. The gazette notification for Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) for local and imported Nadu and Samba rice had been issued today, the Government Information Department said. The retail price for a kilogram of Nadu as Rs. 72 and Samba as Rs. 80, it said. More...
Published: Thu Feb 9 18:47:12 EST 2017 Back to the top

No Escape For Traumatized Pakistani Refugees In Sri Lanka - Worldcrunch
Worldcrunch, 2017-02-09 17:04:54 EST. NEGOMBO — Young choir members sing hymns in Sri Lanka's southern city of Negombo. They are singing for strength and patience in difficult times. Unlike Sinhala or Tamil, the languages spoken on this island nation, they're singing in Urdu, the national ... More...
Published: Thu Feb 9 18:44:15 EST 2017 Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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 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 ... 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

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