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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
· Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak - ABC News
· India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Schedule: Date and Time of All The Matches - News18
· IMF says another round of interest rate hike ‘‘desirable’’
· Top UN official arrives in Sri Lanka
· Sri Lanka's inflation still high, more policy tightening "desirable":IMF ... - Nasdaq
· Sri Lanka chase down 388 to beat Zimbabwe in one-off test - TheSpec.com
· IMF approves US$167.2 million second tranche of EFF
· UN rapporteur flays continued rights violations in Sri Lanka - ABC News
· Veteran musician Somapala Rathnayake passes away
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Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak - ABC News
ABC News, 2017-07-20 01:12:00 EST. FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, a Sri Lankan municipal worker fumigates during Dengue fever irradiation work in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Australia is contributing funds to help Sri Lanka combat its worst outbreak of dengue fever, which has claimed ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 19 23:50:45 EDT 2017

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India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Schedule: Date and Time of All The Matches - News18
News18, 2017-07-19 16:17:37 EST. New Delhi: Sri Lanka and India will play three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 in their first series involving all three formats of the game in eight years. The first Test between the neighbours will start on July 26 at the Galle ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 19 23:51:26 EDT 2017 Back to the top

IMF says another round of interest rate hike ‘‘desirable’’
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-19 10:19:46 EST. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said another round of interest rate hike would be “desirable” to rein in inflation and private credit as its Executive Board completed the second review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance... More...
Published: Wed Jul 19 23:55:16 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Top UN official arrives in Sri Lanka
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-19 17:36:47 EST. UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit today to hold talks with Sri Lankan leaders on the peace building process, the UN office in Colombo said in a statement... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's inflation still high, more policy tightening "desirable":IMF ... - Nasdaq
Nasdaq, 2017-07-18 03:54:59 EST. Further monetary tightening is desirable- IMF* IMF completes delayed second review of $1.5 bln loan* Sri Lanka awaits $167.2 mln third tranche of... Back to the top

Sri Lanka chase down 388 to beat Zimbabwe in one-off test - TheSpec.com
TheSpec.com, 2017-07-18 11:10:42 EST. Sri Lanka's Asela Gunaratne plays a shot as Zimbabwe's Regis Chakabva watches during the final day of the only test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 18, 2017... Back to the top

IMF approves US$167.2 million second tranche of EFF
Hiru News, 2017-07-18 02:05:55 EST. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the second review of Sri Lankas Extended Fund Facility arrangement, which enables the disbursement of about 167.2 million dollars... Back to the top

UN rapporteur flays continued rights violations in Sri Lanka - ABC News
ABC News, 2017-07-14 17:26:29 EST. A visiting United Nations rapporteur said Friday that torture remains "endemic and routine" in Sri Lanka's counter terrorism methods and a number of persons being detained without trial under a harsh anti-terror law is a stain on the country's ... Back to the top

Veteran musician Somapala Rathnayake passes away
Hiru News, 2017-07-18 05:15:39 EST. Veteran musician Somapala Rathnayake passed away early this morning... Back to the top

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