The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 11, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 127

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US bipartisan team says supports Sri Lanka reforms, reconciliation - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-08-11 09:34:00 EST. A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives visiting Sri Lanka has expressed support for the country’s reforms and ethnic reconciliation efforts. More...
Published: Fri Aug 11 16:00:03 EDT 2017

Sri Lanka ready to squeeze credit to property - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-08-11 02:30:11 EST. Sri Lanka is ready to squeeze credit to real estate and construction to protect the banking system, the Central Bank has told the International Monetary Fund. More...
Published: Fri Aug 11 16:01:25 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Priority lane for buses in Colombo city from August 15th
Hiru News, 2017-08-11 05:36:05 EST. Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka says that the bus priority lane concept will be put into practice within the city limits of  Colombo effective from August 15th. More...
Published: Fri Aug 11 16:04:25 EDT 2017 Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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

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