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NOVEMBER 14, 2018 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 19, NO. 222

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Sri Lanka vs England: Jack Leach preaches patience after frustrating second day - The Independent - Google
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Sri Lanka turmoil points to China's increasing role - Financial Times - Google
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Former Sri Lanka player Lokuhettige charged with corruption - Hindustan Times - Google
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Ben Stokes boosts England after Sri Lanka fight hard on second morning in Kandy - shropshirestar.com - Google
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Collector orders repatriation of Lankan Tamil fisherman - The Hindu
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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
· Rajapakse loses no confidence motion in Sri Lanka - Asia Times
· Sri Lanka raises rates, cuts reserve ratio amid BOP trouble - EconomyNext
· Western diplomats shun meeting with Sri Lanka minister on political crisis - euronews
· Former Sri Lanka player Lokuhettige charged with corruption - Times of India
· Sri Lanka dollar bonds drop more than 2 cents as political crisis deepens - Reuters
· Sri Lanka: Political parties, civil society organizations file petitions at SC - All India Radio
· Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of England series due to groin injury - AS English
· These Chinese buildings are coming to a city near you - CNN
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Rajapakse loses no confidence motion in Sri Lanka - Asia Times
Asia Times, 2018-11-14 11:33:39 EST. Ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe managed to fight on as opposition parties came together to defeat Rajapakse's government by a voice vote More...
Published: Wed Nov 14 11:56:34 EST 2018

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Sri Lanka raises rates, cuts reserve ratio amid BOP trouble - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2018-11-14 03:10:20 EST. Sri Lanka's Central Bank has raised rates by 50 basis points and cut the reserve ratio by 150 basis points to release liquidity shortages that came from defending a soft-pegged exchange rate regime. More...
Published: Wed Nov 14 11:56:59 EST 2018 Back to the top

Western diplomats shun meeting with Sri Lanka minister on political crisis - euronews
euronews, 2018-11-12 13:04:55 EST. Eight Western countries stayed away from a meeting with Sri Lanka's government on Monday to register their protest against President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, diplomatic and government sources said. More...
Published: Mon Nov 12 11:08:38 EST 2018 Back to the top

Former Sri Lanka player Lokuhettige charged with corruption - Times of India
Times of India, 2018-11-13 10:10:45 EST. Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged under an anti-corruption code relating to a 10-over league in the United Arab Emirates last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka dollar bonds drop more than 2 cents as political crisis deepens - Reuters
Reuters, 2018-11-12 08:22:02 EST. Sri Lanka’s dollar-denominated bonds tumbled on Monday after President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved parliament on Friday night and called a general election for Jan... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Political parties, civil society organizations file petitions at SC - All India Radio
All India Radio, 2018-11-12 07:06:09 EST. Several political parties in opposition and civil society organizations filed petitions today against the dissolution terming it as unconstitutional... Back to the top

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal ruled out of England series due to groin injury - AS English
AS English, 2018-11-11 23:24:48 EST. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the rest of the Test series against England due to a groin injury, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Sunday... Back to the top

These Chinese buildings are coming to a city near you - CNN
CNN, 2018-06-01 01:19:38 EST. A square mile of new land spreads out from the shores of Colombo, Sri Lanka... Back to the top

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