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JULY 26, 2017 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 18, NO. 111

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Hospitals overwhelmed as Sri Lanka dengue toll nears 300, SE Asia ... - The Straits Times - Google
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Was Virat Kohli really out on Day 1 vs Sri Lanka? TV umpire caught ... - Hindustan Times - Google
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Sri Lanka Deploys Military to Maintain Fuel Supplies After Strike ... - U.S. News & World Report - Google
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Sri Lanka deploys military to maintain fuel supplies after strike - Reuters - Google
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India 399-3 after Dhawan's 190 on Day 1 vs. Sri Lanka - National Post - Google
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Dengue Fever Cases Top 100000 In Sri Lanka's Outbreak - NPR - Google
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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
· LTTE remains a terrorist organisation: EU
· Sri Lanka deploys army to distribute fuel during strike - News & Observer
· India 399-3 after Dhawan's 190 on Day 1 vs. Sri Lanka
· Sri Lanka Cabinet approves long-delayed port deal with China - Minneapolis Star Tribune
· Kandy Esala Perahera faces 'elephant crisis'
· 'Unprecedented' Dengue Outbreak Kills Nearly 300 in Sri Lanka - Voice of America
· Sri Lanka's disaster response 'fatigue' - Khmer Times
· New tax bill aims to widen tax net, cut indirect taxes: FinMin
· Engineers object Public Utilities commission proposal on power generation
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LTTE remains a terrorist organisation: EU
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-26 20:13:23 EST. Despite the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling which annulled measures against the LTTE, the European Union today said the terror organisation remains listed as a terrorist organisation by the EU. More...
Published: Wed Jul 26 15:01:02 EDT 2017
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EU court removes LTTE, keeps Hamas on terrorism list - Daily Mirror  - Daily Mirror

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Sri Lanka deploys army to distribute fuel during strike - News & Observer
News & Observer, 2017-07-26 05:53:10 EST. Sri Lanka's government deployed army troops on Wednesday to restore fuel distribution crippled during a strike launched by trade unions who want to stop leases of oil tanks to India and China. Long lines have formed at gasoline stations across Sri ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 26 14:57:56 EDT 2017 Back to the top

India 399-3 after Dhawan's 190 on Day 1 vs. Sri Lanka
The Hindu, 2017-07-26 14:48:52 EST. India finished day one of the opening test against Sri Lanka in the commanding position of 399—3 on Wednesday after a powerful 190 from opener Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan hit his career-best score in an e... More...
Published: Wed Jul 26 14:58:48 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka Cabinet approves long-delayed port deal with China - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2017-07-25 12:46:13 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Cabinet minister says Sri Lanka's government has approved a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in a $1.2 billion Chinese-built port to China, after an initial framework agreement drew public criticism and protests... Back to the top

Kandy Esala Perahera faces 'elephant crisis'
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-26 23:00:19 EST. This year's Kandy Esala Perahera will be without its ‘star’ attractions -- the tuskers Nadungamuwe Raja, Wasana and Kelaniya Raja, while two other tuskers belonging to the Sri Dalada Maligawa would not taking apart in the perahera... Back to the top

'Unprecedented' Dengue Outbreak Kills Nearly 300 in Sri Lanka - Voice of America
Voice of America, 2017-07-24 23:13:48 EST. The worst-ever outbreak of dengue fever in Sri Lanka has killed nearly 300 people, with the number of cases rising rapidly... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's disaster response 'fatigue' - Khmer Times
Khmer Times, 2017-07-24 20:06:20 EST. Disasters usually lead to a flurry of government activity that soon peters out as the disaster situation eases... Back to the top

New tax bill aims to widen tax net, cut indirect taxes: FinMin
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-25 00:01:15 EST. Sri Lanka’s new tax bill, demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, would seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top Finance Ministry officials said... Back to the top

Engineers object Public Utilities commission proposal on power generation
Hiru News, 2017-07-23 07:20:37 EST. The Ceylon Electricity board Engineers union objects the proposal put forward by the Public Utilities commission regarding long term power generation... Back to the top

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