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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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Headline Summary
· Sri Lanka main opposition coalition to field ex-President at elections - EconomyNext
· Sarfraz fights as Pakistan crumble against seamers - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Sri Lanka's new administration starts building China funded highway - EconomyNext
· Sri Lanka: On Rajapaksa's Return - Sri Lanka Guardian
· Tectonic shift in Sri Lanka's gameplan? - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Former LTTE Militants To Contest Polls As 'Crusaders For Democracy' - The New Indian Express
· UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka c.bank likely to keep rates steady until Aug. 17 polls - Reuters
· Sri Lanka crumble to legspin again - ESPNcricinfo.com
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Sri Lanka main opposition coalition to field ex-President at elections - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2015-07-03 13:26:24 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's main opposition coalition has agreed to field ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa at upcoming elections in a last ditch attempt to prevent a damaging split in the party that would benefit its major rival. Leaders of several ... More...
Published: Fri Jul 3 21:14:27 EDT 2015

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Sarfraz fights as Pakistan crumble against seamers - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2015-07-04 10:25:51 EST. The discipline of Sri Lanka's seamers bore down heavily upon Pakistan, and Sarfraz Ahmed was left conjuring another revival act after another collective batting failure. Rain interrupted play frequently, and 20 overs were lost despite play being ... More...
Published: Sat Jul 4 20:45:14 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's new administration starts building China funded highway - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2015-07-04 12:49:12 EST. President Maithripala Sirisena opening a plaque as construction starts on a Chinese funded expressway in Sri Lanka's South. CONNECTION: President Maithripala Sirisena opening a plaque as construction starts on a Chinese funded expressway in Sri ... More...
Published: Sat Jul 4 20:49:01 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Sri Lanka: On Rajapaksa's Return - Sri Lanka Guardian
Sri Lanka Guardian, 2015-07-04 16:11:10 EST. The chances of Sirisena and Wickremesinghe creating the anti-Mahtinda wave among the voters that helped them defeat Rajapaksa once again for the parliamentary election appear bleak... Back to the top

Tectonic shift in Sri Lanka's gameplan? - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2015-07-04 16:52:25 EST. There is no doubt that at present Sri Lanka are experiencing change... Back to the top

Former LTTE Militants To Contest Polls As 'Crusaders For Democracy' - The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express, 2015-07-03 15:00:48 EST. COLOMBO: Former militants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and their supporters have decided to form a political party named “Crusaders for Democracy” and seek tickets from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to contest the August 17 Sri ... Back to the top

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka c.bank likely to keep rates steady until Aug. 17 polls - Reuters
Reuters, 2015-07-03 12:15:47 EST. Sri Lanka's central bank kept key policy rates steady at record lows on Monday for a second straight month, as expected... Back to the top

Sri Lanka crumble to legspin again - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2015-07-03 12:24:56 EST. Sri Lanka succumbed to legspin yet again in the series, losing six wickets to the variety, and four of them to their tormentor Yasir Shah to crumble from a strong 106 for 1... Back to the top

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