The Lanka Academic

MARCH 7, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 17, NO. 335

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IMF tells Sri Lanka to rebuild reserves - The Star Online
The Star Online, 2017-03-08 01:04:11 EST. COLOMBO: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Sri Lanka's central bank to rebuild international reserves, while maintaining exchange rate flexibility, and to be ready to tighten monetary policy if credit growth or inflation do not abate ... More...
Published: Tue Mar 7 22:16:51 EST 2017

Kusal Mendis slams 166*, helps Sri Lanka to 321/4 vs Bangladesh in Galle Test - Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times, 2017-03-07 13:32:27 EST. Kusal Mendis made the most of a first-ball reprieve and went on to score an unbeaten century Tuesday as Sri Lanka posted a commanding 321-4 in the first Test against Bangladesh. (Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, day 1). Mendis remained unbeaten ... More...
Published: Tue Mar 7 22:17:09 EST 2017 Back to the top

Massive 17-foot crocodile rescued from canal in Sri Lanka -, 2016-11-09 19:57:15 EST. MATARA, Sri Lanka, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Villagers and wildlife officials in Sri Lanka helped rescue a massive 17-foot crocodile that had become stuck in a canal. The crocodile had become stuck in a canal leading out of the Nilwala river, and was hoisted out ... More...
Published: Tue Mar 7 22:18:21 EST 2017 Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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