The Lanka Academic

MARCH 3, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 17, NO. 331

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SL Govt. lacks commitment to women’s rights issues: HRW
Daily Mirror, 2017-03-03 13:53:47 EST. The Sri Lankan government delegation seemed incapable or unwilling to address any issues of substance regarding women’s rights including discriminatory marriage laws, land and livelihood concerns, and strengthening laws that protect women, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) charged today. More...
Published: Fri Mar 3 11:38:37 EST 2017

UN raises concerns over abuses, torture in Sri Lanka -, 2017-03-03 13:33:28 EST. The United Nations has decried Sri Lanka's "worryingly slow" progress in addressing wartime crimes, warning that a range of serious abuses, including torture, appear to remain widespread. The world body and rights activists have previously accused the ... More...
Published: Fri Mar 3 11:28:25 EST 2017 Back to the top

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 Back to the top

Railway Station Masters to launch strike next Tuesday
Hiru News, 2017-03-03 07:57:07 EST. Railway Station Masters have decided to stage a 48 hour token strike from March 07 midnight, Railway Station Masters’ Union says... Back to the top

Canadian Mayor to lead trade mission to SL
Daily Mirror, 2017-03-03 16:38:34 EST. John Tory, the Mayor of Toronto, Canada, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka as a part of a 10-day South Asian trip which would commence from March 15, the Star reported on Thursday... Back to the top

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 ... 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 ... 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

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

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