The Lanka Academic

MAY 27, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 51

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Sri Lanka floods, landslides: Death toll rises to 122 -, 2017-05-27 18:04:35 EST. Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka's southern and western regions have killed at least 122 people and damaged more than 1,700 homes, officials said on Saturday. Ninety-seven people were also reported missing, at least 40 others have been hospitalised, ... More...
Published: Sat May 27 22:16:16 EDT 2017

Low lying areas near rivers still flooded; Landslide warning to 8 districts continue
Hiru News, 2017-05-27 13:41:31 EST. 14 districts have been affected due to the inclement weather while Kalutara, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts have been adversely affected. The most affected districts, owing to the inclement weather are Matara, Galle, Kalutara and Ratnapura districts More...
Published: Sat May 27 22:18:29 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Buddhist leader stokes anti-Muslim tension - Al Jazeera -, 2017-05-26 22:11:00 EST. Spate of recent mosque and Muslim-business attacks blamed on hard-line Buddhist leader who is now on the run. More...
Published: Sat May 27 22:14:58 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping - Washington Post
Washington Post, 2017-05-27 05:22:55 EST. Sri Lanka participated in years of U.N. peacekeeping operations while the country was embroiled in a brutal, generation-long civil war... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's president replaces foreign minister - Washington Post
Washington Post, 2017-05-22 07:04:39 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's president on Monday removed the country's liberal foreign minister who spearheaded a successful campaign to extricate the country from possible international sanctions over war crime allegations from the country's long ... Back to the top

Kidney racket: Gang flew donors to Sri Lanka for operations - Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times, 2017-05-27 18:30:56 EST. Crime branch officers probing Delhi's kidney racket has found that many donors were flown to Sri Lanka by the accused and operated in a Colombo hospital... Back to the top

Sri Lanka inflation at 6.9-pct in April - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-04-28 11:19:23 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's consumer prices rose 6.9 percent in the 12 months to April 2017, slowing from 7.3 percent in March, but prices rose 0.5 percent in the month, data from the state statistics office show... Back to the top

Mathews and Malinga return to strengthen Sri Lanka - The Roar
The Roar, 2017-04-27 21:12:10 EST. Topsy turvy Sri Lanka head off to the ICC Champions Trophy with renewed vigour... Back to the top

Hartal shuts down Sri Lanka's north-east - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2017-04-27 16:17:54 EST. Sri Lanka's north and east shut down on Thursday following a hartal call by protesters demanding an answer from the government to questions about their missing relatives... Back to the top

Asylum seeker from Sri Lanka let himself be tortured - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2017-04-21 23:56:06 EST. An asylum seeker allowed himself to be tortured with hot iron bars to support his bid to stay in the UK, judges have ruled... Back to the top

Gazette issued making garbage disposal as ‘essential service’
Daily Mirror, 2017-04-20 21:33:24 EST. President Maithripala Sirisena this evening ordered to issue an extraordinary gazette making garbage disposal services of all local government bodies as ‘essential services’ with effect from midnight today... Back to the top

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