The Lanka Academic

JULY 4, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 89

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Sri Lanka's Worst-Ever Dengue Outbreak Kills 225 - TIME
TIME, 2017-07-04 08:21:12 EST. (COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year. Alarmed by the magnitude of the crisis, the government deployed 400 soldiers and ... More...
Published: Tue Jul 4 23:03:02 EDT 2017

Sri Lanka ends decades-long occupation of Tamil port - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2017-07-04 09:25:00 EST. Sri Lanka's military said Tuesday it has ended its occupation of a major fishing harbour after 27 years and allowed Tamil civilians in the former war zone to take back their land. Security forces withdrew from the Mayliddy harbour in the Jaffna ... More...
Published: Tue Jul 4 23:04:03 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Defense Secretary likely to resign
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-03 17:15:15 EST. Defense Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi is expected to resign from his post, sources said. More...
Published: Mon Jul 3 23:10:20 EDT 2017 Back to the top

GMOA to decide on indefinite strike today
Hiru News, 2017-07-03 07:57:52 EST. The GMOA stated that a final decision regarding whether or not an island wide stirke would be re-launched , will be taken today... Back to the top

Mangala is right: Why Sri Lanka needs to relax liquor laws?
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-04 00:02:03 EST. Mangala Samaraweera, the new finance minister wants to open liquor shops on Poya Days... Back to the top

Another minister dumbfounded by SL's peculiar booze laws - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-03 18:36:38 EST. For the first time I heard that women cannot legally purchase arrack in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis - Times LIVE
Times LIVE, 2017-07-02 09:53:00 EST. Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday... Back to the top

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