The Lanka Academic

VOL. 18, NO. 118

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Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka cricket - Sport24
Sport24, 2017-08-02 10:27:00 EST. Galle - Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has delivered a scathing review of Sri Lanka Cricket saying the game has been so badly run that he no longer watches the national team play. Sri Lanka recently lost an ODI series at home to Zimbabwe and ... More...
Published: Wed Aug 2 14:58:04 EDT 2017

How China plans to tame Sri Lanka with 'debt trap diplomacy' - DailyO
DailyO, 2017-08-02 05:03:47 EST. With Sri Lanka Ports Authority agreeing to sell a 70 per cent stake in the Hambantota port to China Merchants Ports Holdings last week, Sri Lanka finally concluded its $1.12 billion (over Rs 717 crore) agreement with the state-run Chinese firm to ... More...
Published: Wed Aug 2 15:00:39 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Rs. 16 million a day to maintain parliament;MAINTAIN THE DIGNITY OF PUBLIC FUNDS
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-02 01:17:12 EST. Last week we saw what many analysts describe as a disgraceful breakdown of discipline. It happened when Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, a widely-respected personality, put to a vote the essential services order proclaimed by President Maithripala Sirisena to end the strike by certain unions ... More...
Published: Wed Aug 2 15:04:54 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Cabinet approval given for the issuing of Electronic Passports
Hiru News, 2017-08-02 09:25:39 EST. Cabinet approval has been given to introduce Electronic Passports to Sri Lankan citizens... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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