The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 19, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 135

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In effort to keep 'bellies' in check, Lanka ban sweets in dressing room - The Indian Express
The Indian Express, 2017-08-19 19:30:50 EST. The banning of sugar is a standard practice in dressing rooms around the world, but waistlines have become a touchy topic in Sri Lanka ever since the sports minister derided the side for sporting big bellies after their Champions League debacle ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 19 20:45:18 EDT 2017

NBRO issues landslide warning to Matara
Hiru News, 2017-08-19 09:43:36 EST. National Building Research Organization warns since rainfall has exceeded 100mm within the last 24 hours, landslides could occur in certain areas of the Matara district. It urged the public to be vigilant for slope failures, rock falls and cut failures... More...
Published: Sat Aug 19 20:50:48 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Landslide warning issued to Kandy, Ratnapura and Matara and rain expected in drought hit areas
Hiru News, 2017-08-19 13:34:48 EST. Disaster Management Center says the landslide warning issued to the districts of Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura and Matara is still active. The assistant director of the DMC, Pradeep Kodippili noted that people residing in landslide prone areas should be vigilant... More...
Published: Sat Aug 19 20:47:36 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka names first Tamil navy chief since 1970 - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2017-08-18 08:10:00 EST. Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday appointed an officer from the island's Tamil minority to head the navy for the first time since a separatist war erupted 45 years ago... Back to the top

Tax cut on trucks, motorbikes; 10% telecom levy on data removed
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-17 14:54:25 EST. The 10% telecommunications levy imposed on data will be removed from September 1... Back to the top

The Evolution of Sri Lanka's Jewelry Industry over the Ages - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror, 2017-08-18 06:03:19 EST. The history of Sri Lanka's Jewelry Industry is as old as that of its other half – the Gem Industry... Back to the top

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... 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... Back to the top

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