The Lanka Academic

JULY 31, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 116

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Landslide warning in Ratnapura
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-31 22:19:51 EST. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) today issued a warning of possible landslides in the Ratnapura and surrounding areas due to heavy rainfall that exceeded 100 mm in the Sabaragamuwa province. More...
Published: Mon Jul 31 19:33:20 EDT 2017

Cabin crew prevents mid-air disaster on Sri Lanka-bound plane - Daily Sabah
Daily Sabah, 2017-07-31 10:23:47 EST. The cabin crew of a Sri Lankan-bound flight averted a possible mid-air disaster after the ignition of a mobile phone battery pack, airline officials said on Monday. The incident occurred on Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 166 from Kochi in India to ... More...
Published: Mon Jul 31 19:26:31 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Five arrested for assaulting coast guards and attacking a police checkpoint
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-31 12:36:53 EST. Five suspects were arrested by the Police yesterday for several offenses including the assault of a group of Coast Guards and damaging a police checkpoint at Point Pedro. More...
Published: Mon Jul 31 19:37:31 EDT 2017 Back to the top

'Demons in Paradise' review: A spine-chilling testimony to rebel violence in Sri Lanka - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2017-07-29 18:33:31 EST. In Jude Ratnam’s debut film, the documentary 'Demons in Paradise', a group of former Sri Lankan Tamil militants is sitting around a fire talking about their fight for freedom... Back to the top

India thrash Sri Lanka in 1st Test - Sport24
Sport24, 2017-07-29 12:12:19 EST. Galle - India captain Virat Kohli completed his 17th Test ton on Saturday and then let his bowlers demolish injury-hit Sri Lanka to claim a 304-run victory inside four days in the first Test... Back to the top

Sri Lanka, China sign USD 1.1 bn Hambantota port deal - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2017-07-29 14:37:00 EST. Sri Lanka's Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe and China's envoy to Colombo Yi Xianliang were present when the Concession Agreement was signed... Back to the top

CEB to further restrict electricity supply to consumers
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-29 16:05:35 EST. The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) yesterday warned of a further restriction in the supply of electricity due to the reduction of hydro-power electricity generation as the water levels in the reservoirs had dropped drastically to 36 per cent of capacity... Back to the top

SC awards Rs. 500,000 to expat Tamils
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-28 07:00:54 EST. The Supreme Court yesterday ordered the officers of Terrorists Investigation Department (TID) to hand over the premises they are occupying in Wellawatte to the owners within 8 weeks... Back to the top

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