The Lanka Academic

MARCH 9, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 17, NO. 337

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1.2 million people affected by drought in Sri Lanka as farmers are confronted with worst harvest in 40 years - Reliefweb
Reliefweb, 2017-03-09 13:16:29 EST. Sri Lankan farmers are counting the cost of the nation's worst drought in decades, which has caused widespread crop failure and food shortages while compounding the nation's existing malnutrition crisis. Drought conditions now exist in all but two of ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 9 23:08:04 EST 2017

Spinners put Lanka in control on rain-hit day - Pakistan Observer
Pakistan Observer, 2017-03-10 01:37:22 EST. Bangladesh cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim (R) looks back towards his wicket after being dismissed by unseen Sri Lankan spinner Rangan Herath as wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella looks on during the third day of the opening Test cricket match between ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 9 23:07:19 EST 2017 Back to the top

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 Back to the top

2016 GCE O/L results releases on March 28
Hiru News, 2017-03-09 06:54:20 EST. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that GCE Ordinary Level examination results will be released on March 28th... Back to the top

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... 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 ... 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

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