The Lanka Academic

VOL. 17, NO. 326

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Activist Fights to Decriminalize Homosexuality in Sri Lanka - NBC ... -, 2017-02-26 10:01:39 EST. When Rosanna Flamer-Caldera returned to Sri Lanka after immigrating to the U.S. as a teen, she decided to fight for LGBTQ rights in her native country. More...
Published: Sun Feb 26 13:09:34 EST 2017

Sri Lanka slams lawyers over 'Snowden refugee' claims - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2017-02-26 12:42:00 EST. Sri Lankan police Sunday formally denied hunting nationals who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong and said their claims to the contrary could have been made to bolster asylum applications. Police said they had no interest in ... More...
Published: Sun Feb 26 13:10:31 EST 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka short of cowboys | Economynext - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-02-26 00:38:06 EST. Sri Lanka's state-run National Livestock Development Board (NLDB), is facing a severe shortage of farmworkers, Chairman H W Cyril said amid broader labour shortfalls in other sectors of the economy. More...
Published: Sun Feb 26 13:08:59 EST 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka Axe Angelo Mathews From Bangladesh Tests - News18
News18, 2017-02-25 16:11:00 EST. Colombo: Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews was Saturday ruled out of next month's two-Test home series against Bangladesh as selectors prepared to field a "formidable team"... Back to the top

Sri Lanka detains migrants bound for New Zealand - Zee News
Zee News, 2017-02-24 09:06:57 EST. Colombo: Sri Lanka on Friday arrested 18 people suspected of trying to leave the country illegally for New Zealand, a navy spokesman said... Back to the top

Dry zone small tank revival seen mitigating Sri Lanka drought impact - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-02-24 11:17:12 EST. ECONOMYNEXT – Private sector investments have been encouraged to revive small tank cascade systems in Sri Lanka's dry zone to mitigate the impact of a severe drought, which has deprived almost a million people of drinking water and cut rice output... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to set up special company to fund highway projects ... - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2017-02-23 02:49:58 EST. Feb 23, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's cabinet has approved establishing a special infrastructure company to seek funding for critical infrastructure projects, ... Back to the top

Students banned from taking hankies into Parliament
Daily Mirror, 2017-02-24 09:23:16 EST. Parliamentary authorities have decided to prevent school children who visit the House from taking handkerchieves into the visitor’s gallery, informed sources 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

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