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JULY 25, 2016 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 17, NO. 111

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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
· Muttiah Muralidaran blasts Sri Lanka after Australia bowling mentor accused of bullying groundsmen - ABC Online
· SCCC acquires Holcim Lanka - The Nation
· V.G.Santhosam gifts 16 thiruvalluvar statues to Sri Lanka - The New ... - The New Indian Express
· Sri lanka to import crude oil from Iran again
· 800 kilos of explosives recovered from Negombo
· Sri Lanka starts talks with Chinese investors on Hambantota project - The Hindu
· Inspired by Murali, Australia take on Sri Lanka in Test series - Yahoo7 - The West Australian
· Tourist taken into custody for begging
· Seat belts for tuk-tuks soon
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Muttiah Muralidaran blasts Sri Lanka after Australia bowling mentor accused of bullying groundsmen - ABC Online
ABC Online, 2016-07-25 19:59:34 EST. Sri Lanka's record-breaking spinner Muttiah Muralidaran has launched a blistering attack on his former bosses after they complained about his behaviour in his new role as a mentor to Australia. More...
Published: Mon Jul 25 23:23:02 EDT 2016

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SCCC acquires Holcim Lanka - The Nation
The Nation, 2016-07-25 18:00:38 EST. SIAM CITY Cement, Thailand's second-largest cement producer, has agreed to acquire Holcim Lanka from Netherlands-based Holderfin for up to Bt13 billion. More...
Published: Mon Jul 25 23:29:22 EDT 2016 Back to the top

V.G.Santhosam gifts 16 thiruvalluvar statues to Sri Lanka - The New ... - The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express, 2016-07-25 15:15:18 EST. COLOMBO: Dr.V.G.Santhosam, proprietor of the Chennai-based V.G.Panneerdas and Co., has gifted sixteen 8 ft Thiruvalluvar statutes to Sri Lanka to be put up ... More...
Published: Mon Jul 25 23:22:07 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sri lanka to import crude oil from Iran again
Hiru News, 2016-07-25 08:16:41 EST. The government has decided to import crude oil from Iran as the United States has removed economic sanctions against Iran... Back to the top

800 kilos of explosives recovered from Negombo
Hiru News, 2016-07-25 01:39:09 EST. A stock of more than 800 kilograms of explosives illegally imported to the country was recovered from a warehouse in Negombo yesterday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka starts talks with Chinese investors on Hambantota project - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2016-07-24 14:16:00 EST. Sri Lanka has started talks with Chinese investors on the $10 billion Hambantota Economic Project to be implemented in the southern region of the island nation... Back to the top

Inspired by Murali, Australia take on Sri Lanka in Test series - Yahoo7 - The West Australian
The West Australian, 2016-07-24 02:44:00 EST. Pallekele (Sri Lanka) (AFP) - Australia will be looking to local legend and one-time bogeyman Muttiah Muralitharan to inspire them to success on his home patch as the world's number one Test team begin a three-match series in Sri Lanka this week... Back to the top

Tourist taken into custody for begging
Daily Mirror, 2016-07-24 23:26:19 EST. A tourist who was playing the violin on the road side to earn money was taken into custody by the Ella Police... Back to the top

Seat belts for tuk-tuks soon
Daily Mirror, 2016-07-23 10:47:59 EST. The Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva had instructed the National Council for Road Safety (NCRS) to formulate a safety code for three-wheeler taxis and to make it mandatory to use safety belts for three-wheel taxis... Back to the top

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