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VOL. 17, NO. 327

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Sri Lanka to honour $12 bn debt despite dispute: FM - Yahoo7 News
Yahoo7 News, 2017-02-27 16:57:56 EST. Sri Lanka Monday vowed to honour government bonds of up to 1,780 billion rupees ($11.86 billion) even as the central bank admitted "procedural shortcomings" in state-issued securities. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake hastily summoned reporters to ... More...
Published: Mon Feb 27 15:58:55 EST 2017

Sri Lanka seeks higher bids for ailing airline - Reuters
Reuters, 2017-02-27 19:03:12 EST. COLOMBO, Feb 27 Sri Lanka is seeking higher bids to restructure its state-owned loss-making airline, the finance minister said on Monday, after three short-listed firms failed to give "sizable" bids. Sri Lanka wants to sell up to 49 percent of the ... More...
Published: Mon Feb 27 15:58:21 EST 2017 Back to the top

Rangana Herath to Lead Sri Lanka Against Bangladesh - News18
News18, 2017-02-27 16:10:00 EST. Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday named Rangana Herath as skipper to replace Angelo Mathews who was dropped from next week's two-Test home series against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka Cricket said the 38-year-old left-arm spinner Herath was named captain ... More...
Published: Mon Feb 27 15:59:25 EST 2017 Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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

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