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MAY 5, 2016 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 17, NO. 30

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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
· Sri Lanka suspends MPs after worst brawl in 12 years - Times LIVE
· Four former LTTE operatives arrested in Sri Lanka - Daily News & Analysis
· UN hails landmark ruling by Sri Lanka's top court to outlaw HIV discrimination - Channel News Asia
· Western Province passes resolution against North’s resolution
· Supreme Court decision on the Right to Information bill announced in Parliament
· Full List Of Vat Exempted Goods And Services
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Sri Lanka suspends MPs after worst brawl in 12 years - Times LIVE
Times LIVE, 2016-05-05 07:55:58 EST. Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday voted unanimously to suspend two of its members for one week with immediate effect over their involvement in the worst punch-up in the legislature in 12 years. More...
Published: Thu May 5 08:49:40 EDT 2016

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Four former LTTE operatives arrested in Sri Lanka - Daily News & Analysis
Daily News & Analysis, 2016-05-03 09:07:20 EST. Four former LTTE operatives have been arrested by police in Sri Lanka on suspicion of trying to revive the banned group's separatist activities. The police's Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on Monday issued a receipt acknowledging the arrest of ... More...
Published: Tue May 3 15:27:31 EDT 2016 Back to the top

UN hails landmark ruling by Sri Lanka's top court to outlaw HIV discrimination - Channel News Asia
Channel News Asia, 2016-05-03 16:05:00 EST. NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations has welcomed a landmark ruling by Sri Lanka's highest court prohibiting the discrimination of people living with HIV in education, saying the judgment would set a precedent and help victims ... More...
Published: Tue May 3 15:25:35 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Western Province passes resolution against North’s resolution
Hiru News, 2016-05-04 02:22:43 EST. The Western Provincial Council yesterday passed a resolution against the resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council recently which had called for a Federal System for the North and East... Back to the top

Supreme Court decision on the Right to Information bill announced in Parliament
Hiru News, 2016-05-03 08:13:30 EST. A special majority of the Parliament is needed for several clauses in the Draft Bill of the Right to Information, the Supreme Court has said... Back to the top

Full List Of Vat Exempted Goods And Services
Hiru News, 2016-05-02 10:48:39 EST. The decision to increase the Value Added Tax or VAT from 11 per cent to 15 per cent comes into effect from today... Back to the top

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