The Lanka Academic

MARCH 16, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 17, NO. 344

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Dengue forces 3 day closure of 66 schools in Kinniya - ReliefWeb
ReliefWeb, 2017-03-16 07:43:17 EST. Education authorities of the Eastern Province have taken a decision to close 66 government schools in the Kinniya Education Zone in the Trincomalee district for three days starting from yesterday until tomorrow following the rapidly spreading of Dengue ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 16 12:37:20 EDT 2017

US invites countries to co-sponsor UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2017-03-16 05:10:08 EST. Mar 16, 2017 (LBO) – United States State Department says it is pleased that Sri Lanka has agreed once again to co-sponsor a UNHRC resolution and applauds the administration of President Sirisena for continuing efforts to promote reconciliation. Issuing ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 16 12:40:19 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Late wickets hurt Bangladesh's reply to SL's 338 -, 2017-03-16 12:23:09 EST. The two ends of the day were delicate and disastrous. Dinesh Chandimal took Sri Lanka out of a slippery slope, from an overnight 238 for 7 to a more comfortable footing of 338. Then, Bangladesh did what they have so regularly, giving away a good start ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 16 12:37:37 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Establishing first-ever marinas in Sri Lanka - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror, 2017-03-15 18:34:49 EST. He pioneered sports tourism in Sri Lanka nearly three decades ago by establishing Asian-German Sports Exchange Programme; now it's his turn for enhancing nautical tourism in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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 ... 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

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