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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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· Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from 2nd T20 - Bleacher Report
· Italian jobs scam: Lanka faces blacklisting - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
· World Bank Lauds Lanka for Making Financial Reporting System Transparent - The New Indian Express
· One dead as gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally - Times of India
· Warriors owner helped Sri Lanka get Google's Internet balloons - SiliconBeat
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Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from 2nd T20 - Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report, 2015-08-01 20:31:08 EST. Pakistan completed a series sweep with a thrilling one-wicket win in the second Twenty20 against Sri Lanka. Imad Wasim and Mohammad Irfan steered the tourists to a target of 173 with four balls to spare at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. More...
Published: Sat Aug 1 21:31:35 EDT 2015

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Italian jobs scam: Lanka faces blacklisting - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, 2015-08-01 20:53:31 EST. Italy has threatened to blacklist Sri Lanka in the job market following a scandal involving the alleged sale of 480 officially sanctioned employment visas to private individuals at a staggering Rs. 500 million or more, senior officials and industry ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 1 21:31:02 EDT 2015 Back to the top

World Bank Lauds Lanka for Making Financial Reporting System Transparent - The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express, 2015-08-01 08:47:00 EST. COLOMBO: The World Bank has praised the Government of Sri Lanka for taking significant strides to improve its financial reporting system. In a recent report, the World Bank said that the financial reporting system in Sri Lanka was now more transparent ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 1 21:31:55 EDT 2015 Back to the top

One dead as gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally - Times of India
Times of India, 2015-07-31 07:33:00 EST. COLOMBO: Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an election campaign rally by Sri Lanka's finance minister in the capital Friday, killing a woman and wounding at least 12 others, police said... Back to the top

Warriors owner helped Sri Lanka get Google's Internet balloons - SiliconBeat
SiliconBeat, 2015-07-31 12:58:41 EST. The entire island country of Sri Lanka could soon get free Internet beamed down from Google Loon balloons, and it might not have happened without one of the co-owners of the Golden State Warriors... Back to the top

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