The Lanka Academic

JULY 12, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 97

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Use of polythene, rigifoam, shopping bags banned - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-12 18:56:15 EST. Central Environment Authority (CEA) has banned the use of polythene lunch sheets, rigifoam boxes and shopping bags, with effect from 1st of September. In a bid to make Sri Lanka polythene-free and find a sustainable solution to solid waste management, ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 12 23:24:21 EDT 2017

Sri Lanka: Navy officer arrested in case of 11 missing youth - National Post
National Post, 2017-07-12 17:02:00 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka police have arrested a senior navy officer in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 ethnic minority Tamils during the country's civil war that ended seven years ago. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 12 23:26:09 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Elephant rescued after being swept out to sea in Sri Lanka | Daily ... - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2017-07-12 14:31:54 EST. The giant mammal was towed to safety by the Sri Lankan navy in a 12-hour rescue operation after being spotted five miles out to sea. The desperate elephant ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 12 23:25:12 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's EPF manager interdicted, questioned by police - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-07-12 01:54:00 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Saman Kumara, a senior fund manager at Sri Lanka's Employees Provident Fund, managed by the Central Bank had been interdicted, a state counsel told a commission on inquiry into alleged securities fraud... Back to the top

Mathews steps down as Sri Lanka captain -, 2017-07-11 17:10:39 EST. Angelo Mathews has stepped down as Sri Lanka captain in all three formats, following his side's 3-2 ODI series loss to Zimbabwe... Back to the top

What Sri Lanka's slip means for World Cup -, 2017-07-12 01:14:55 EST. Zimbabwe's shock series win over Sri Lanka could have dire consequences for the Island-nation's hopes of qualifications for the next World Cup... Back to the top

Dambulla Cave Temple closed indefinitely for conservation
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-11 09:49:39 EST. The Archeological Advisory Committee which gathered yesterday at the Ministry of Educations had decided to close the Rangiri -Dambulla Cave Temple premises for local and foreign visitors until further notice... Back to the top

2% tax on abandoned land in the Western Province
Hiru News, 2017-07-10 08:30:53 EST. A tax sum worth 2% of the value of the plot, will be imposed on abandoned land plots in the Western Province... Back to the top

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