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TLA FEATURE CORNER
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
· Silva shows some fight as Sri Lanka fight on - Ten Sport
· Landslide warning further effective in 4 districts
· GMOA wants President to remove Rajitha
· Sri Lanka slumps to 91-8 after Ali powers England to 498 - Daily Mail
· Sri Lanka says 100 missing in landslides are dead - Daily Mail
· Indian small cars to benefit from Sri Lanka import duty changes - Times of India
· Jayanthi becomes first Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest
· Thunmulla roundabout flooded
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Silva shows some fight as Sri Lanka fight on - Ten Sport
Ten Sport, 2016-05-29 16:13:44 EST. Kaushal Silva's unbeaten fifty kept England at bay after Sri Lanka were made to follow-on in the second Test at the Riverside on Sunday. At tea on the third day, Sri Lanka were 162 for three -- still a huge 235 runs behind England's first innings 498 ... More...
Published: Sun May 29 21:06:19 EDT 2016

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Landslide warning further effective in 4 districts
Hiru News, 2016-05-29 09:54:34 EST. The National Building Research Organization noted that the landslide warning issued to Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle and Kalutara districts are further effective. Releasing a communiqué, the organization requests the people who live on mountain... More...
Published: Sun May 29 21:10:17 EDT 2016 Back to the top

GMOA wants President to remove Rajitha
Daily Mirror, 2016-05-29 14:43:58 EST. Claiming the number of political interferences is daily increasing within the Ministry of Health, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) today urged President Maithripala Sirisena to appoint a new, qualified Minister to the Health Ministry instead of Minister Rajitha Senaratne. More...
Published: Sun May 29 21:08:31 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sri Lanka slumps to 91-8 after Ali powers England to 498 - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2016-05-28 18:34:00 EST. CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) — Sri Lanka was facing another innings loss and a hefty series defeat as it slumped to 91-8 at stumps in the second test on Saturday after England declared on 498-9, with Moeen Ali thumping a career-best 155 not out... Back to the top

Sri Lanka says 100 missing in landslides are dead - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2016-05-28 06:57:00 EST. Around 100 people still missing following landslides in Sri Lanka last week are believed dead, authorities said Saturday after failing to find signs of life under tonnes of mud... Back to the top

Indian small cars to benefit from Sri Lanka import duty changes - Times of India
Times of India, 2016-05-28 14:45:38 EST. Read More. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has reduced import duties on 800 and 1,000cc cars while increasing duty on higher engine capacity cars, a move likely to benefit India-made smaller vehicles... Back to the top

Jayanthi becomes first Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest
Daily Mirror, Fri May 27 23:34:47 2016 . Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala sumitted Mount Everest on May 21st morning becoming the first Sri Lankan to do so... Back to the top

Thunmulla roundabout flooded
Hiru News, 2016-05-28 01:46:40 EST. Thunmulla area in Colombo 07 was flooded this morning as a result of the rains prevailing since last night... Back to the top

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