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TODAY'S FEATURE:
RETURNED ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE VS ENTRENCHED ACADEMIC MEDIOCRITY
By Carlo Fonseka, may 13. At one point in your very perceptive editorial of 10 May titled "Pay them more; make them work harder" you refer to President Mahinda Rajapaksha's appeal to expatriate Sri Lankan experts including academics to return and help develop the country. Then you ask rhetorically: "But who will want to answer his call, return home and settle for a pittance?" Please give me a little space to tell The Island the story of two such persons - Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole and his wife Dr. Dushyanthi Hoole, who answered the President's call and the consequent unhappiness they have had to endure. More...
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Headline Summary
· Tamils issue an internal matter of Sri Lanka: Seshadri Chari - Economic Times
· Karuna, Vaiko say India should not participate in defence conference in Lanka - Times of India
· Take up fishermen issue with Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa to PM - India.com
· SRI LANKA: Freedom of Association in 1992 and today - Scoop.co.nz
· Sri Lanka cautioned on foreign borrowings by IMF, inflation watch urged - Lanka Business Online
· CM seeks Modi’s intervention as fishermen’s protest persists
· Centre's approach negative on Sri Lanka: Karunanidhi - Daily News & Analysis
· Biometric cards for Tamil refugees soon
· 50 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
· Vatican confirms Pope's visit to Sri Lanka - Business Standard
· Sri Lanka's Top Batsman Returns to Form - Wall Street Journal
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Tamils issue an internal matter of Sri Lanka: Seshadri Chari - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2014-07-30 11:17:35 EST. NEW DELHI: Seshadri Chari, National Convener of BJP's Foreign Policy Cell, today denied a report quoting him as saying that India has told Sri Lanka that the Tamils issue should be resolved for making progress on bilateral trade and commerce. Referring ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 30 08:47:14 EDT 2014

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Karuna, Vaiko say India should not participate in defence conference in Lanka - Times of India
Times of India, 2014-07-30 02:05:23 EST. CHENNAI: DMK chief M Karunanidhi and MDMK leader Vaiko on Tuesday said India should not participate in a defence conference to be held in Sri Lanka between August 18 and 20. In a statement, Karunanidhi alleged that the NDA government had been ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 30 08:47:47 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Take up fishermen issue with Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa to PM - India.com
India.com, 2014-07-30 06:36:12 EST. Chennai, Jul 30: Expressing anguish at the arrest of 50 Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue with the island nation through diplomatic channels. More...
Published: Wed Jul 30 08:48:07 EDT 2014 Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Freedom of Association in 1992 and today - Scoop.co.nz
Scoop.co.nz, 2014-07-30 04:25:24 EST. Hostilities between the GOSL and the LTTE have ended in the decisive victory of the former over the latter... Back to the top

Sri Lanka cautioned on foreign borrowings by IMF, inflation watch urged - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2014-07-30 01:50:58 EST. "Recent improvements in the trade and current account balances notwithstanding, Sri Lanka remains vulnerable to external shocks," the IMF's executive board said following report by a mission which engaged in annual Article IV consultations with the ... Back to the top

CM seeks Modi’s intervention as fishermen’s protest persists
The Hindu, 2014-07-29 21:22:19 EST. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to secure the immediate release of Tamil Nadu fishermen from Sri Lankan jails and their boats, even as the... Back to the top

Centre's approach negative on Sri Lanka: Karunanidhi - Daily News & Analysis
Daily News & Analysis, 2014-07-29 15:07:24 EST. Charging the BJP-led Union government with pursuing a "negative approach" in dealing with Sri Lanka by supporting it, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Tuesday urged the Centre to adopt a stance protective of Tamils there... Back to the top

Biometric cards for Tamil refugees soon
The Hindu, 2014-07-28 20:43:32 EST. The State government has decided to issue biometric cards to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in camps to eliminate any scope for irregularities in disbursal of cash dole... Back to the top

50 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
The Hindu, 2014-07-29 07:21:35 EST. The Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 Indian fishermen off Point Pedro in Jaffna on Monday, on charges of poaching in Sri Lankan waters... Back to the top

Vatican confirms Pope's visit to Sri Lanka - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2014-07-29 15:40:08 EST. Pope Francis would visit Sri Lanka in January next year, 19 years after Pope John Paul II's visited the island nation, a local church announced today... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Top Batsman Returns to Form - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal, 2014-07-29 14:44:32 EST. Sri Lanka came crashing back to earth after its triumphant 1-0 Test series win in England with a 1-0 home defeat to South Africa, failing to force a win in the second Test... Back to the top

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