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VOL. 18, NO. 119

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Sri Lanka to divest luxury hotel firms after port sale - Saudi Gazette
Saudi Gazette, 2017-08-02 21:15:47 EST. COLOMBO — Sri Lanka Wednesday announced plans to sell off two state-owned luxury hotel companies following its billion-dollar privatisation of a loss-making port. Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 3 12:57:07 EDT 2017

Once bitten, twice shy: Sri Lanka dumps new coal plans - RenewEconomy
RenewEconomy, 2017-08-03 01:57:40 EST. In a dramatic U-turn, Sri Lanka's energy regulator has approved a new long-term electricity supply plan that rejects the construction of any new coal plants between now and 2037. Coal power's fall from grace in Sri Lanka has in large part been driven ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 3 12:57:42 EDT 2017 Back to the top

A separate lane for buses on Galle from August 15th
Hiru News, 2017-08-03 07:55:14 EST. The project of separate lane for buses on Galle road will be implemented with effect from August 15th. Megapolis and Western Development Ministry stated that the use of this separate lane by buses is mandatory from that day onward. More...
Published: Thu Aug 3 13:00:35 EDT 2017 Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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 ... 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... 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

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

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