The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 15, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 131

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Tilak Marapana named Sri Lanka's new foreign minister - ABC News
ABC News, 2017-08-15 12:44:54 EST. Sri Lanka has appointed Tilak Marapana as its new foreign minister following the resignation of his predecessor, who was accused of having links to a businessman investigated for shady treasury bond transactions. Marapana, who took his oath of office ... More...
Published: Tue Aug 15 20:38:39 EDT 2017

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka's suspends bank's primary dealer status after bond probe - Reuters
Reuters, 2017-08-15 07:06:20 EST. COLOMBO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank suspended on Tuesday the primary dealer status of Pan Asia Banking Corporation (PABC) for six months, following an investigation into alleged irregularities in government bond sales. The central bank ... More...
Published: Tue Aug 15 20:39:22 EDT 2017 Back to the top

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, stats review: From Hardik Pandya's maiden first-class ton to R Ashwin's race to 250 wickets - Firstpost
Firstpost, 2017-08-15 11:34:22 EST. Sri Lanka's transition period in Test cricket has persisted longer than a master's degree in engineering, and there don't seem to be any signs of it coming to an end anytime soon. Cricket is a funny game, and rightly so, but the game demands ... More...
Published: Tue Aug 15 20:38:14 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Google adds voice recognition for Sinhala and Tamil
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-15 08:50:26 EST. Aiming to make its voice typing technology more inclusive, Google has added 30 new languages to voice search including Sinhala and Tamil, bringing the total number of languages supported by speech recognition via Gboard on Android Back to the top

Sri Lanka to move on market pricing fuel - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-08-12 03:20:00 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka is in favour of formula pricing fuel to reflect international prices, a minister said, which is long required move to reduce the risk of balance of payments and currency collapse, when prices move up... Back to the top

Highlights India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1 at Pallekele: Saha, Pandya guide visitors to 329/6 at stumps - Firstpost
Firstpost, 2017-08-12 11:21:31 EST. Fernando bowls the last over of the first day of the final Test... Back to the top

New traffic fines from next week; Decision by bus companies shortly
Hiru News, 2017-08-12 02:40:41 EST. The new fine for driving without a valid license, drunk driving, the illegal crossing of a railway track, and driving a vehicle without a valid insurance cover would be 25,000 Rupees ... Back to the top

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... 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... Back to the top

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