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VOL. 18, NO. 148

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After Hateful Memes, Sri Lanka's 'Wonder Women' Get Love From Gal Gadot - NDTV
NDTV, 2017-09-01 12:23:35 EST. After Hateful Memes, Sri Lanka's 'Wonder Women' Get Love From Gal Gadot. Two Sri Lankan women found themselves being cyber-bullied and body-shamed after pictures of them dressed as Wonder Woman went viral. But then, people - including many ... More...
Published: Fri Sep 1 10:55:10 EDT 2017

Sri Lanka fails to secure automatic spot at 2019 CWC - Sport24
Sport24, 2017-09-01 08:02:00 EST. Colombo - Sri Lanka has failed to secure a direct qualification for the 2019 Cricket World Cup after losing four consecutive limited-overs internationals to India. The International Cricket Council said after Thursday night's fourth match that Sri ... More...
Published: Fri Sep 1 10:55:26 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka bans plastic bags, other disposables after garbage crisis - The Straits Times
The Straits Times, 2017-09-01 08:42:19 EST. COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka banned plastic bags and other disposable products on Friday (Sept 1) after the collapse of the island's biggest dump led to a rubbish disposal crisis. Rotting garbage piled up in many parts of the capital after the giant ... More...
Published: Fri Sep 1 10:55:59 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka emerging as a transit hub for cocaine - report - Hiru News
Hiru News, 2017-09-01 08:08:32 EST. A report filed by Reuters says that international cocaine smugglers are increasingly turning to Sri Lanka, to use the island as a transit hub in Asia... Back to the top

4th ODI: Twin tons crush Sri Lanka - Times of India
Times of India, 2017-09-01 03:46:04 EST. COLOMBO: In yet another one-sided encounter, India thrashed Sri Lanka by 168 runs at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Thursday to go 4-0 up in the five-match ODI series... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... 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... 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

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