The Lanka Academic

JUNE 16, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 71

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Sri Lanka seeks militant monk's arrest - The Daily Star
The Daily Star, 2017-06-15 18:02:56 EST. A Sri Lankan court issued a warrant yesterday for the arrest of a radical Buddhist monk accused of instigating arson attacks against the island's minority Muslim community. Police said the warrant for the arrest of Galagodaatte Gnanasara ... More...
Published: Fri Jun 16 11:05:31 EDT 2017

Social networking lands teacher in trouble
Daily Mirror, 2017-06-16 00:00:58 EST. Social networking outlets such as Facebook are used by people to express their personal opinions and views about issues they are interested in. Recently, a male teacher of Kuliyapitiya Central College faced repercussions from the Education Ministry allegedly for posting critical poems, which the Ministry had apparently not approved, on his Facebook page and it resulted in his being transferred to the Narammala Mayurapada Central College. More...
Published: Fri Jun 16 11:07:34 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka debates its antiquated Muslim family laws - The Economist
The Economist, 2017-06-15 15:04:32 EST. TO AVOID being married at 17 to a stranger, the Muslim schoolgirl from Sri Lanka's north-west tried to commit suicide by swallowing a bottle of her mother's diabetes pills. While she was recovering in hospital, her parents went ahead and registered the marriage ... More...
Published: Fri Jun 16 11:05:03 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Vigneshwaran reveals the conspiracy
Hiru News, 2017-06-16 13:50:51 EST. Hartal began at several areas in the Northern Province today against the no confidence motion to remove Northern Provincial Chief Minister C... Back to the top

Kelaniya Uni. temporarily closed
Daily Mirror, 2017-06-16 11:06:52 EST. The University of Kelaniya was temporarily closed after about 900 students have been affected by viral flu and diarrhea, Deputy Vice chancellor Prof... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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

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