The Lanka Academic

APRIL 13, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 7

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NEC proposes School education be truncated at Gr. 12
Daily Mirror, 2017-04-13 06:02:33 EST. The National Education Commission appointed to make policy proposals on education has proposed that the school education be truncated at Grade 12 and admit children to school at the age of 4+ as a move to minimise unruly behaviour among adult students. More...
Published: Thu Apr 13 19:28:58 EDT 2017

Auspicious times for the New Year
Hiru News, 2017-04-13 12:42:22 EST. Preparations for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year are taking place , giving priority to traditional rites and rituals as New Year dawns in less than 24 hours. The auspicious time for the dawn of the new year is 2.04 tomorrow morning. More...
Published: Thu Apr 13 19:29:47 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Be cautious when purchasing Avurudu sweets: CMC
Daily Mirror, 2017-04-13 16:45:12 EST. The Public Health Department of the Colombo Municipality yesterday warned consumers to be cautious when purchasing sweetmeat during this Avurudu season as many bakeries and wayside boutiques sold sweets that were prepared at least two to three weeks prior to the festive season ... More...
Published: Thu Apr 13 19:27:50 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Finance Minister rejects accusations against the Exchange Control draft bill
Hiru News, 2017-04-13 02:53:20 EST. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that he refutes the charges made with regard to the Exchange Control draft bill... Back to the top

EU to provide EUR 42 mln for agriculture, reconciliation - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2017-04-12 03:43:36 EST. Apr 12, 2017 (LBO) – The European Union is stepping up assistance to Sri Lanka by providing 42 million euros (6.7 billion rupees) for two programmes in modernisation of agriculture, and strengthening of the reconciliation process... Back to the top

Government might delay 2020 polls as well: SLPP
Daily Mirror, 2017-04-12 19:22:23 EST. SLPP member and National Local Government Federation (NLGF) Chairman Udeni Athukorala said today that the Unity Government might delay the General Election, that is to be held in 2020... Back to the top

Sri Lanka will keep ports unavailable for military activity, PM says - Channel NewsAsia
Channel NewsAsia, 2017-04-12 14:50:00 EST. TOKYO: Sri Lanka will make sure no military activity is conducted at its ports, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Tokyo on Wednesday, as China invests heavily in roads and harbours on the island nation... Back to the top

Income from taxes for liquor, cigarettes decreased: President
Daily Mirror, 2017-04-11 23:02:08 EST. President Maithripala Sirisena said today the income from the taxes for liquor and cigarettes had been reduced for the first time of the history... Back to the top

Southern Expressway re-opened
Hiru News, 2017-04-08 14:41:09 EST. Southern Expressway is re-opened for traffic beyond Kokmaduwa, towards Matara as the toppled cement bowser which blocked traffic is removed Back to the top

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