The Lanka Academic

JULY 5, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 90

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Sri Lanka warned to speed up reforms before investors look elsewhere - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-07-06 00:59:27 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka should make use of the window of opportunity it now has to improve the investment climate before it closes and investors look elsewhere, a senior World Bank official said. Reforms are difficult and challenging, even for those ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 5 23:28:25 EDT 2017

Sri Lanka vows Tamil autonomy despite Buddhist resistance - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2017-07-05 16:34:00 EST. Sri Lanka vowed on Wednesday to grant greater autonomy to its Tamil minority in a new constitution after an influential Buddhist monk said the clergy opposed the plan. President Maithripala Sirisena has said the new constitution will grant extensive ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 5 23:29:21 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Man sentenced to death for murdering woman journalist in Sri Lanka - The Indian Express
The Indian Express, 2017-07-05 09:09:19 EST. A 39-year-old man was on Wednesday sentenced to death by the Sri Lankan High Court for murdering a senior woman journalist. Mel Gunasekara (40) was found dead with cut injuries at her Colombo suburb home on February, 2014, while her other family ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 5 23:30:41 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Dumping garbage at Muthurajawela suspended by Court
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-05 14:00:28 EST. The Supreme Court today issued an interim injunction restraining Colombo Municipal Council from dumping garbage at Muthurajawela sanctuary till July 20 after hearing a Fundamental Rights petition file by 35 residents living around the sanctuary... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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