The Lanka Academic

JUNE 14, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 69

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Sri Lanka vows tougher laws after wave of hate crimes - News24
News24, 2017-06-14 19:17:00 EST. Colombo - Sri Lanka's prime minister on Wednesday promised tougher legislation to deal with hate crimes after an upsurge in attacks on the minority Muslim community. Ranil Wickremesinghe vowed not to allow a repeat of 2014 anti-Muslim riots ... More...
Published: Wed Jun 14 19:52:38 EDT 2017

After railway deaths, Sri Lanka will start arresting people taking ... - Mashable
Mashable, 2017-06-14 09:07:17 EST. Too many people have been hit by oncoming trains, while trying to take selfies on the tracks. More...
Published: Wed Jun 14 19:53:03 EDT 2017 Back to the top

The Postal employees’ strike continues, Strikers poised to take serious decisions in response to Minister’s statement
Hiru News, 2017-06-14 02:21:24 EST. The strike launched by postal employees at mid-night yesterday on several demands,including the suspension of plans to set up hotels in buildings where the main postal offices are housed. More...
Published: Wed Jun 14 19:56:39 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Mayhem in Yala continues
Daily Mirror, 2017-06-14 09:45:31 EST. safari jeeps continue to play mayhem in the Yala National Park with authorities failing to take any action against the errant drivers... Back to the top

Sri Lanka makes first arrest over hate crimes against Muslims - Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times, 2017-06-11 17:48:00 EST. The latest failure to arrest Gnanasara and stop a renewed outbreak of religious violence has seen the European Union and foreign envoys urge Sri Lanka to take action... Back to the top

Pakistan squeak past Sri Lanka and into semis after exciting, eccentric Cardiff match -, 2017-06-12 21:23:23 EST. All that Perera had to do to take Sri Lanka into the semi-finals was to bend his knees and point his fingers upwards, but on such an occasion this was far too much to ask... Back to the top

Contempt of court -- Gnanasara Thera absent again
Daily Mirror, 2017-06-12 17:08:05 EST. Ven. Galabodaatte Gnanasara Thera was not present in the Court of Appeal when a Bench comprising Justices L... Back to the top

Selfie tragedy: 12-year-old’s head found on Ambepussa-bound train
Daily Mirror, 2017-06-12 11:20:31 EST. The head of the 12-year-old boy, who was knocked down by a train when taking a selfie at Kollupitiya, was found on a train bound to Ambepussa today, Police said... Back to the top

Monks evacuated from Pahiyangala Temple due to risks of landslides, Landslide warning extended
Hiru News, 2017-06-04 13:22:54 EST. The Disaster Management Center stated that mountainous areas are still posed with risks of landslides as the MET department has stated that rainfall can be expected in the next few days as well Back to the top

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