The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 16, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 132

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Sri Lanka police chief slammed over meditation rage video - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2017-08-16 10:52:30 EST. A video showing Sri Lanka's top police officer angrily assaulting an employee who refused to participate in compulsory morning meditation sessions has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the Buddhist-majority nation. In leaked CCTV footage, ... More...
Published: Wed Aug 16 21:15:52 EDT 2017

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 Back to the top

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... 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

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

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