The Lanka Academic

MARCH 2, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 17, NO. 330

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Linguistic slights spur ethnic division in Sri Lanka - The Economist
The Economist, 2017-03-02 16:00:35 EST. FROM its gleaming new headquarters, Jaffna's police force serves around 100,000 people. The vast majority of the local population are Tamils or Tamil-speaking Muslims; fewer than 50 locals are members of Sri Lanka's biggest ethnic group, the Sinhalese. More...
Published: Thu Mar 2 23:25:23 EST 2017

Sri Lanka approves IMF reforms to loss-making state firms - Reuters
Reuters, 2017-03-01 17:03:50 EST. COLOMBO, March 1 Sri Lanka has approved reforms to make loss-making state firms more efficient and put them on a path towards autonomy, in line with International Monetary Fund conditions for a $1.5 billion loan, an official document showed on ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 2 23:26:18 EST 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka govt to call bids for 100MW floating solar power plant ... - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2017-03-01 11:36:36 EST. Mar 01, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's government will call international competitive bids to build a 100 megawatt floating solar power plant in the Maduru Oya ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 2 23:26:50 EST 2017 Back to the top

Bangladesh's Tamim smashes ton in Lanka warm-up - Sport24
Sport24, 2017-03-02 15:54:27 EST. Colombo - Opener Tamim Iqbal smashed 136 on Thursday to propel Bangladesh to 391-7 on day one of a warm-up match in Sri Lanka ahead of their Test series starting in Galle next week... Back to the top

Presidential Commission on Bond Scam at the Central Bank tomorrow
Hiru News, 2017-02-28 13:47:28 EST. The Presidential Commission which is currently probing the controversial Central Bank bond scam has decided to visit the Central Bank to observe a new bond issue which is to be held tomorrow... Back to the top

Sri Lanka rope in World Cup-winner Gurusinha as cricket manager - Cricbuzz
Cricbuzz, 2017-02-28 18:28:38 EST. Former Test batsman Asanka Gurusinha will join Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) with immediate effect, SLC announced in a media release on Monday (February 27)... Back to the top

Circular issued by Education Ministry prohibiting use of children in protests
Hiru News, 2017-02-28 11:22:47 EST. The Education Ministry has issued a circular prohibiting use of school children in protests during school hours and entry of outsiders to school premises... Back to the top

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... 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... Back to the top

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