The Lanka Academic

JULY 25, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 110

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Sri Lanka Cabinet approves long-delayed port deal with China - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2017-07-25 12:46:13 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Cabinet minister says Sri Lanka's government has approved a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in a $1.2 billion Chinese-built port to China, after an initial framework agreement drew public criticism and protests. More...
Published: Tue Jul 25 02:59:20 EDT 2017

'Unprecedented' Dengue Outbreak Kills Nearly 300 in Sri Lanka - Voice of America
Voice of America, 2017-07-24 23:13:48 EST. The worst-ever outbreak of dengue fever in Sri Lanka has killed nearly 300 people, with the number of cases rising rapidly. Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health reports that the number of dengue infections has climbed above 103,000 since the start of 2017 ... More...
Published: Tue Jul 25 03:00:12 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's disaster response 'fatigue' - Khmer Times
Khmer Times, 2017-07-24 20:06:20 EST. Disasters usually lead to a flurry of government activity that soon peters out as the disaster situation eases. The vicious cycle then begins again with the next disaster, writes Amantha Perera in Colombo. During Sri Lanka's May floods, rescue crews in ... More...
Published: Tue Jul 25 03:01:57 EDT 2017 Back to the top

New tax bill aims to widen tax net, cut indirect taxes: FinMin
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-25 00:01:15 EST. Sri Lanka’s new tax bill, demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, would seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top Finance Ministry officials said... Back to the top

Emotional judge bows to his body guard's wife - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-23 16:27:40 EST. An emotional Jaffna High Court Judge Manikkavasagaar Ilanchezhiyan was seen bowing to the wife of the killed Police Sergeant following the postmortem in Jaffna this morning... Back to the top

Navy rescues two more jumbos from sea
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-23 19:07:34 EST. A group of Naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command had to rescue two elephants that were swept out to the sea, in-between Round Island and Foul Point, Trincomalee this morning, the Navy media said... Back to the top

Engineers object Public Utilities commission proposal on power generation
Hiru News, 2017-07-23 07:20:37 EST. The Ceylon Electricity board Engineers union objects the proposal put forward by the Public Utilities commission regarding long term power generation... Back to the top

19 hour water cut in several areas tomorrow
Hiru News, 2017-07-20 07:18:25 EST. A 19 hour water cut will take place from 11pm tomorrow in Kotahena, Mattakkuliya, Grand Pass, Thotalanga, Maligawatta Flats and in Jayantha Weerasekara Mawatha... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons - UN News Centre
UN News Centre, 2017-07-20 23:43:27 EST. For many years, Sri Lanka's armed conflict was a matter of grave international concern... Back to the top

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