The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 10, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 126

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Sri Lanka foreign minister resigns over alleged scandal - ABC News
ABC News, 2017-08-10 09:16:40 EST. Sri Lanka's foreign minister resigned on Thursday after being accused of possessing a luxury apartment paid for by a businessman investigated for shady treasury bond transactions. More...
Published: Thu Aug 10 23:00:31 EDT 2017

Sri Lanka Defence Officials in Rwanda to Acquire Reintegration Skills - KT Press
KT Press, 2017-08-10 13:20:38 EST. A delegation from Sri Lanka defense force have said that Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) has performed beyond expectation within the last 23 years after the 1994 Genocide. At the start of a 12 day visit in Rwanda, the 16 people delegation from Sri Lanka's ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 10 22:58:39 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka to ease price controls: Eran - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-08-10 01:47:02 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka will gradually move away from price controls, but wanted markets to function "freely" and "responsibly" to give benefits to consumers, State Minister for Finance Eran Wickramaratne said. Sri Lanka has already said para-tariffs ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 10 23:01:39 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Pallekele Test: India eye whitewash against Sri Lanka - Times of India
Times of India, 2017-08-10 02:59:27 EST. The hills in the backdrop, and the grassy banks on both sides of this ground make this stadium, located half-an-hour's drive from Kandy, an eye-pleasing venue, and clearly the best in Lanka currently... Back to the top

Mattala Airport to be leased to Indian company
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-10 04:42:17 EST. Soon after the agreement to lease the Hambantota Port to a Chinese company, the government yesterday sought Cabinet approval for a 40-year lease of the Mattala International Airport to an Indian company Back to the top

Ranatunga urges ICC to probe Sri Lanka chief - Sport24
Sport24, 2017-08-09 13:53:00 EST. Colombo - Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka's string of humiliating defeats on the country's cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council... Back to the top

Final draft to set up Code of Conduct summoned to the parliament
Hiru News, 2017-08-09 09:31:48 EST. The Speaker has presented the final draft bill to set up a Code of Conduct for Parliamentarians... Back to the top

VC held captive; Tense situation at Eastern Uni
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-10 06:02:12 EST. A tense situation prevailed at the Eastern University on Tuesday (8) when a large group of students surrounded the university's administrative building 'Senate House' and held it's Vice Chancellor (VC) captive, citing certain demands... Back to the top

Elephants parade through Sri Lanka streets in annual festival - Washington Post
Washington Post, 2017-08-08 14:08:45 EST. Elephants parade through Sri Lanka streets in annual festival... Back to the top

Resign, President tells Ravi - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-05 02:44:32 EST. President Maithripala Sirisena has asked Foreign Affairs Minister and former finance minister Ravi Karunanayake to resign from his portfolio in the face of the allegations levelled against him in connection with the Central Bank bond sale, government ... Back to the top

CMA challenge lawsuits to define loud noise
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-05 12:11:35 EST. The Ceylon Motorcyclists' Association (CMA) yesterday questioned the Police Department as to how they define loud noise which causes public nuisance and how they gauged such a noise... Back to the top

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