The Lanka Academic

JUNE 1, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 56

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Lanka tightens building laws as rain toll tops 200 - Gulf Times
Gulf Times, 2017-05-31 21:07:00 EST. Sri Lanka pledged yesterday to tighten construction laws as the toll from heavy rains rose to 203, saying many landslide victims would have survived had their homes not been built on slopes. The government will also prosecute anyone violating existing ... More...
Published: Thu Jun 1 20:39:57 EDT 2017

Pilot whales pushed back into sea after mass stranding in Sri Lanka -, 2017-06-01 12:52:00 EST. Some 20 pilot whales were pushed back into the sea by sailors and locals after becoming stranded off the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Several members of the Sri Lankan navy and city residents rescued a pod of the sea mammals from the island's ... More...
Published: Thu Jun 1 20:38:26 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Diplomats in Sri Lanka urge government action against anti-Muslim attacks - Reuters
Reuters, 2017-06-01 19:04:16 EST. Muslims comprise around 9 percent of Sri Lanka's population of 21 million. Buddhists make up about 70 percent of the population. Buddhist groups accuse some Muslim organizations of radicalizing the community and forcibly converting people to Islam. More...
Published: Thu Jun 1 20:37:38 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka bans open garbage dumping to protect elephants | News24 - News24
News24, 2017-05-31 18:36:27 EST. Authorities in Sri Lanka banned the open dumping of garbage near wildlife sanctuaries to discourage elephants from foraging for rotting food scraps and risking ... Back to the top

Mora and disaster reporting disaster
Daily Mirror, 2017-06-02 00:00:46 EST. We have been witnessing painful Screaming of the State machinery at times of tragedy and disaster... Back to the top

Landslide hazard warning issued As a huge crack observed on wall of Pahiyangala rock Cave
Hiru News, 2017-06-01 08:25:36 EST. The National Building Research Organization has issued warnings that the historical Pahiyangala Cave in Bulathsinhala is at risk of a landslide hazard... Back to the top

Martin Guptill leads New Zealand to victory over Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy warm up - SkySports
SkySports, 2017-05-30 19:23:47 EST. Martin Guptill made 116 as New Zealand eased to victory over Sri Lanka in the final warm-up match ahead of the Champions Trophy... Back to the top

Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151 - Reuters
Reuters, 2017-05-28 20:04:00 EST. The Department of Meteorology said there could be heavy rain falls of above 100 millimeters in central Sri Lanka within the next 36 hours... Back to the top

Airman died in rescue operations promoted
Daily Mirror, 2017-05-28 14:08:33 EST. The 37-year-old flight Sergeant Y... Back to the top

Expressway from Dodangoda to Gelanigama under water
Hiru News, 2017-05-28 03:07:12 EST. many areas along expressways and roads leading towards them are under water... Back to the top

China donates relief items worth of US $ 2.2 million
Daily Mirror, 2017-05-28 21:02:40 EST. China responded to flood disaster in Sri Lanka by committing to donate relief items worth of US 2.2 million, a statement said today... Back to the top

Sri Lanka hope for Malinga magic at Champions Trophy - Sport24
Sport24, 2017-05-28 09:46:00 EST. Colombo - Sri Lanka have turned to old warhorse Lasith Malinga to put fight into their Champions Trophy campaign and reverse their decline in the one-day game... Back to the top

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