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MARCH 30, 2015 EST, USA
 
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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 to resume road projects with China - Business Standard
· Interim committee to run Sri Lanka Cricket - Business Standard
· Sri Lanka for India's inclusion in regional cooperation with China - Economic Times
· LTTE Ban In EU Remains - Sunday Leader
· Sri Lanka minister warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup - Arab News
· Sri Lanka pledges 'political solution' in war-torn north - Daily Mail
· India seeks Lanka's help over ISI - Colombo Gazette
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Sri Lanka to resume road projects with China - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2015-03-29 22:03:11 EST. Sri Lanka has decided to resume road development projects with China, an official said on Sunday. Udaya Ranjith Seneviratne, Secretary of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion, told Xinhua that the ministry had ... More...
Published: Mon Mar 30 21:33:27 EDT 2015

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Interim committee to run Sri Lanka Cricket - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2015-03-30 07:37:30 EST. Mired in controversies owing to allegations of corruption, Sri Lanka Cricket will now be run by an interim committee, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. The SLC Annual General Meeting to elect office bearers was to be held on April 30 and ... More...
Published: Mon Mar 30 21:33:42 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Sri Lanka for India's inclusion in regional cooperation with China - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2015-03-29 16:06:44 EST. BEIJING: Sri Lanka has backed China's surprise initiative to make India an important component of a regional cooperation to address New Delhi's concerns over Chinese involvement in large-scale projects in the country, a senior Sri Lankan minister has said. More...
Published: Mon Mar 30 21:35:28 EDT 2015 Back to the top

LTTE Ban In EU Remains - Sunday Leader
Sunday Leader, 2015-03-29 01:42:19 EST. Rebels are banned in the EU despite the defeat of the LTTE militarily in Sri Lanka nearly six years ago... Back to the top

Sri Lanka minister warns Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup - Arab News
Arab News, 2015-03-30 11:01:39 EST. Perera said the EU last week placed the LTTE back on its terror list following a request last year by Sri Lanka's now prime minister — after a European court last October ordered the LTTE's removal from the blacklist... Back to the top

Sri Lanka pledges 'political solution' in war-torn north - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2015-03-29 13:06:40 EST. Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has pledged a "political solution" for the island's war-torn north, where ethnic minority Tamils have long demanded greater autonomy... Back to the top

India seeks Lanka's help over ISI - Colombo Gazette
Colombo Gazette, 2015-03-29 03:38:00 EST. Following the change in regime in Sri Lanka, India intelligence agencies will engage with their counterparts in the island nation to crack down on what they describe as the “growing influence of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)” in the ... Back to the top

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