The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 23, 2017 EST, USA
VOL. 18, NO. 139

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Sri Lanka justice minister fired for criticizing China deal - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2017-08-23 11:37:40 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's president fired the justice minister Wednesday for his criticism of the government, including a decision to sell majority shares of a sea port to China. President Maithripala Sirisena approved a request made by his ... More...
Published: Wed Aug 23 08:57:00 EDT 2017

Hambantota airport: China has seaport in Sri Lanka, India may get ... - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2017-08-21 19:20:14 EST. NEW DELHI: After Bhutan, Sri Lanka is hedging its bet on China by creating a situation which might enable India to expand its presence in the island nation. More...
Published: Wed Aug 23 08:58:26 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Cabinet approves Health Insurance cover for school children
Hiru News, 2017-08-23 10:46:57 EST. Government has set aside 2.34 billion rupees for annual premium to provide free insurance cover for school children. Accordingly, each school child will be provided a free insurance cover of 200,000 rupees each.Sri Lanka has around 4.5 million school children ... More...
Published: Wed Aug 23 09:00:35 EDT 2017 Back to the top

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 ... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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