The Lanka Academic

VOL. 17, NO. 317

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Pressure Mounts on Sri Lanka to Remove Anti-LGBTQ Laws as Part of EU Trade Deal - Human Rights Campaign (blog)
Human Rights Campaign (blog), 2017-02-17 21:23:38 EST. Efforts to decriminalize consensual same-sex sexual activity in Sri Lanka, an island state off the southern coast of India, appear to be gaining steam as the country negotiates a preferential trade deal with the European Union (E.U.). Sri Lanka is one ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 17 20:25:25 EST 2017

Sri Lanka gives 10-year 'buyback' deals to local drug makers ... - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-02-14 06:18:44 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's has given 10-year buyback contracts for businessmen who manufacture drugs in the island, with 22 factories on the pipeline, ... More...
Published: Tue Feb 14 16:18:29 EST 2017 Back to the top

Newest Lanka Sathosa outlet records Rs.611000 on day one - - The Nation Newspaper
The Nation Newspaper, 2017-02-17 20:14:11 EST. The first day's turnover of the latest Lanka Sathosa outlet exceeds Rs 600,000 and Sri Lanka's largest state-owned retail chain is now aiming at 500 outlets, as per its expansion plan. “Lanka Sathosa now employs more than 3500” Minister of Industry and ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 17 20:25:48 EST 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka wins 1st T20 match over Australia by 5 wickets -, 2017-02-17 13:07:39 EST. MELBOURNE, Australia — Chamara Kapugedera's last-ball boundary gave Sri Lanka a five-wicket win over Australia in their opening Twenty20 match Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground... Back to the top

Fitch revises Sri Lanka Insurance & SLT outlook to stable from ... - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2017-02-14 12:22:30 EST. Feb 14, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's Fitch Ratings has revised the outlook on Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation's insurer financial strength rating to stable from ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Vehicle Lanka given approval on legal advice from AG ... - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2017-02-13 03:48:03 EST. Feb 13, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry says that Vehicle Lanka Pvt Ltd was given permission to engage in assembling of vehicles using spare parts ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka arrests nearly 550 deserters in army clean-up - Channel NewsAsia
Channel NewsAsia, 2017-02-13 08:20:00 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka arrested nearly 550 soldiers in a single day as it reigns in the mass desertion that's plagued the armed forces since the end of the civil war, an official said Monday (Feb 13)... Back to the top

Lasith Malinga Included In Lanka's T20 Squad For Australia - Sunday Leader
Sunday Leader, 2017-02-12 02:56:46 EST. Sri Lanka's star pace bowler Lasith Malinga was included in the squad for the three T20Is in Australia to be played next week... Back to the top

Google's 'Loon' internet plan closer to deployment worldwide, Sri Lanka hit by legal snag - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, 2017-02-17 17:46:30 EST. Google's 'Loon' Google parent Alphabet said Thursday that artificial intelligence-infused navigation software has significantly sped up plans to deploy Project Loon internet balloons to serve remote regions of the world that being able to more smartly ... Back to the top

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