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VOL. 17, NO. 322

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Australia beats Sri Lanka to avoid T20 whitewash, but visitors take out series - ABC Online
ABC Online, 2017-02-22 13:31:21 EST. Legspinner Adam Zampa and allrounder James Faulkner both claimed three wickets as Australia avoided a T20 series whitewash with a 41-run triumph against Sri Lanka on Wednesday night. The Sri Lankans, seeking 188 for victory, were bowled out for 146 ... More...
Published: Wed Feb 22 13:24:38 EST 2017

Questions remain over death of Sri Lanka editor even after five new arrests - The National
The National, 2017-02-22 15:49:36 EST. In the months following the assassination, Sri Lanka won its civil war in brutal fashion, killing — according to figures from the United Nations — at least 40,000 civilians in the quest to exterminate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a ... More...
Published: Wed Feb 22 13:24:18 EST 2017 Back to the top

ICC suspends Sri Lanka's Dickwella for misconduct - Eyewitness News
Eyewitness News, 2017-02-21 17:09:20 EST. BENGALURU - Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dickwella has been banned for two limited-over matches after his latest breach of ICC code of conduct, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday. Dickwella was found guilty of “showing dissent at an ... More...
Published: Wed Feb 22 13:25:30 EST 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka to raise at least US$450mn from 3-year loan - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-02-22 00:37:13 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka will raise at least 450 million dollars from a syndicated loan for which the government has selected 6 banks, a media report said... Back to the top

Death toll of Katukurunda boat accident rises to 15, one girl still missing (photos)
Hiru News, 2017-02-22 13:09:20 EST. A body of another woman who went missing following a boat capsized in the sea off Katukurunda was recovered this afternoon... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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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