The Lanka Academic

VOL. 18, NO. 155

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Sri Lanka Court Jails Top Former Senior Officials for Graft - U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report, 2017-09-07 11:26:55 EST. COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Sri Lankan court on Thursday jailed and fined two top officials in former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's government for misappropriation of funds, a lawyer said, the first convictions in a series of investigations into official ... More...
Published: Fri Sep 8 14:55:22 EDT 2017

US concerned over unsustainable debt burdens to Lanka by China - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2017-09-08 12:01:00 EST. The US has expressed concern over the "unsustainable debt-burden" on Sri Lanka due to non- concessional loans from China. More...
Published: Fri Sep 8 14:56:15 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Fuel tank hidden by LTTE found - Hiru News
Hiru News, 2017-09-08 12:53:07 EST. A tank, which may have been used by the LTTE to store fuel, has been found in Kalmadunagar in Kilinochchi. Our correspondent said the fuel tank was unearthed following information received by the Air Force Intelligence. More...
Published: Fri Sep 8 14:57:28 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Priority bus lane from Pettah towards Slave Island
Daily Mirror, 2017-09-06 11:20:27 EST. The priority bus lane project which was implemented in the morning hours previously would be implemented for the first time in the evening from Pettah towards Slave Island from 4 pm to 7 pm today, the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry said... Back to the top

Cricket-India clinch T20 to complete tour whitewash in Sri Lanka - SBS
SBS, 2017-09-06 18:05:37 EST. Whitewashed in the three-test series and blanked 5-0 in the preceding one-dayers, Sri Lanka posted 170-7, a total they hoped would be enough to end the string of losses which has enraged their fans and prompted the selectors to resign en masse... Back to the top

Heavy rain batters Sri Lanka; More in offing - Skymet Weather
Skymet Weather, 2017-09-05 11:34:22 EST. Thus, regions such as Jaffna, Mannar, and Pamban may witness moderate to heavy rains for the next 2-3 days Whereas, the northern parts of Sri Lanka that include regions such as Galle, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya may brace for some scattered light rains... Back to the top

Landslide warning for several districts
Daily Mirror, 2017-09-03 11:39:42 EST. The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued a landslide early warning for the districts of Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle and Kalutara... Back to the top

Kohli steers India to whitewash over Sri Lanka - Sport24
Sport24, 2017-09-03 17:32:00 EST. Colombo - Virat Kohli hit his second century in a row as India thrashed Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fifth one-day international (ODI) on Sunday to inflict a humiliating 5-0 series defeat on the beleaguered hosts... Back to the top

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