The Lanka Academic

MARCH 4, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 17, NO. 332

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Lanka ex-LTTE cadres form political party - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2017-03-04 12:31:22 EST. A group of former LTTE members in Sri Lanka has announced formation of a new party, saying people are getting frustrated by mainstream political parties as they have "failed" to address issues faced by the minority Tamils. 'Rehabilitated United ... More...
Published: Sat Mar 4 23:21:17 EST 2017

PIA to return Airbus-330 to Sri Lanka - The News International
The News International, 2017-03-04 23:36:09 EST. KARACHI: The management of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is returning premier service aircraft to Sri Lanka. The Airbus-330 was acquired on lease for premier service of PIA. The PIA has paid over $19 million to Sri Lankan authorities in ... More...
Published: Sat Mar 4 23:22:19 EST 2017 Back to the top

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 Back to the top

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... 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 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

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