The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 17, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 133

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Sri Lanka cuts taxes to lift disaster-hit economy - Yahoo7 News
Yahoo7 News, 2017-08-17 13:38:56 EST. Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka announced tax cuts and subsidised loans for small businesses and exporters Thursday, amid concerns a raging drought and flash flooding could drag on economic growth. Officials had warned the government's growth target of 5 ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 17 23:12:58 EDT 2017

Sri Lanka Transition Grinds to Halt at India Roadblock - News18
News18, 2017-08-17 10:08:48 EST. Two years have passed since Sri Lanka bid farewell to the last of their batting greats yet the South Asian side appears no nearer to ending what has been a difficult period of transition. When the brilliant Kumar Sangakkara followed the equally ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 17 23:12:08 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Eastern University closed indefinitely
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-17 10:18:26 EST. Vantharumoolai and Batticaloa premises of the Eastern University have been closed indefinitely from today due to an unsettled condition prevailing at the University,” Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. K. E. Karunakaran said. More...
Published: Thu Aug 17 23:14:10 EDT 2017 Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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