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NOVEMBER 22, 2014 EST, USA
 
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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
· Sri Lanka Faces Isolation - Sunday Leader
· LTTE Heroes' Week Events Banned - Sunday Leader
· 12 Sri Lanka foods visitors have to try - CNN
· How Colombo released the fishermen
· Sri Lanka main opposition UNP elections Committee chooses Maithripala ... - Lanka Business Online
· LTTE has become strong voting blocs - Colombo Gazette
· Suddenly, Sri Lanka Presidential Elections Become a Real Contest - New York Times
· Kumar Sangakkara asked to delay Test retirement - ESPNcricinfo.com
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Sri Lanka Faces Isolation - Sunday Leader
Sunday Leader, 2014-11-22 19:53:43 EST. The allegations are against both the LTTE and the government of Sri Lanka and therefore it is appropriate to cooperate with the investigation. The office of the High Commissioner would be taking action against it. There is a report that should come out ... More...
Published: Sat Nov 22 23:15:57 EST 2014

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LTTE Heroes' Week Events Banned - Sunday Leader
Sunday Leader, 2014-11-22 19:09:36 EST. “The LTTE is a terrorist organisation proscribed in Sri Lanka, in the name of heroes or otherwise we will not allow anyone to glorify terrorism, we will prevent it. However the alleged report that we have established surveillance centres and that we ... More...
Published: Sat Nov 22 23:15:18 EST 2014 Back to the top

12 Sri Lanka foods visitors have to try - CNN
CNN, 2014-10-26 23:05:06 EST. (CNN) -- The Teardrop of India or Pearl of the Indian Ocean are among many nicknames for Sri Lanka. But a more accurate description of the gorgeous nation might be the Island of Rice and Curry. Making liberal use of local fruit, such as coconut and ... More...
Published: Sat Nov 22 23:16:25 EST 2014 Back to the top

How Colombo released the fishermen
The Hindu, 2014-11-22 21:38:34 EST. Actor Salman Khan appears to have, perhaps unknowingly, played an indirect role in the release of the five Indian fishermen on death row in Sri Lanka, The Hindu has learnt... Back to the top

Sri Lanka main opposition UNP elections Committee chooses Maithripala ... - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2014-11-21 08:43:12 EST. LBO >> Elections. Sri Lanka main opposition UNP elections Committee chooses Maithripala Sirisena as common candidate... Back to the top

LTTE has become strong voting blocs - Colombo Gazette
Colombo Gazette, 2014-11-21 08:22:56 EST. The Government says LTTE extremist elements have become strong voting blocs in many Western countries... Back to the top

Suddenly, Sri Lanka Presidential Elections Become a Real Contest - New York Times
New York Times, 2014-11-21 16:57:37 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — President Mahinda Rajapaksa's health minister quit on Friday to become the opposition candidate in the election set for January, surprising the incumbent with a united and robust challenge to his bid for an unprecedented third term... Back to the top

Kumar Sangakkara asked to delay Test retirement - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2014-11-21 14:56:39 EST. Retirement... come on man.... there is no one like you a true son of Sri Lanka... Back to the top

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