The Lanka Academic

VOL. 18, NO. 117

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Railway Engine Drivers suspend strike: Unions
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-01 17:13:11 EST. The Railway Engine Drivers Union’s indefinite strike scheduled to be held from midnight today, was suspended following a written assurance given by the Deputy Transport Minister, the Locomotive Engineering Operators’ Union (LEOU) said. More...
Published: Tue Aug 1 15:23:25 EDT 2017
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Various taxes on 47 essential food items removed
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-01 17:39:35 EST. The government has decided to remove various taxes imposed on 47 essential food items including rice, sugar, potatoes and big onions and to impose a special commodity tax to provide relief to the consumers. More...
Published: Tue Aug 1 15:22:48 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Freeze on ties with Pakistan results in Sri Lanka getting a full series - The Indian Express
The Indian Express, 2017-08-01 19:46:19 EST. A freeze in India-Pakistan bilateral cricket ties is the reason India would play a full series against Sri Lanka in November-December. The series was originally scheduled in March-April next year, but with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) hosting the ... More...
Published: Tue Aug 1 23:58:38 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Kolkata, Delhi, Nagpur to host Sri Lanka Tests, Guwahati gets Australia T20I - Times of India
Times of India, 2017-08-01 13:24:31 EST. KOLKATA: The BCCI on Tuesday awarded three Test matches of the November-December home series against Sri Lanka to Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi while the newly-constructed stadium in Barasapara, Guwahati was awarded a marquee T20 International ... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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

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