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AUGUST 29, 2015 EST, USA
 
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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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· Mahinda Rajapaksa's allies to form new Lanka opposition alliance - Economic Times
· US Falls in Line With India on Lanka War Crimes Probe - The New Indian Express
· Book Review – Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A History - The Indian Express
· Sri Lanka seeks shift from focus on human rights - Business Standard
· Cricket-Test Series Sri Lanka v India scoreboard - Reuters
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Mahinda Rajapaksa's allies to form new Lanka opposition alliance - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2015-08-29 16:42:00 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's allies are planning to form a new opposition alliance, breaking away from President Maithripala Sirisena's United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coalition, senior leftist leaders said today. More...
Published: Sat Aug 29 20:00:14 EDT 2015

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US Falls in Line With India on Lanka War Crimes Probe - The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express, 2015-08-29 10:12:00 EST. COLOMBO: The United States appears to have fallen in line with India's consistent position that charges of war crimes and human rights violations relating to Sri Lanka are best investigated by an independent and credible domestic mechanism rather than ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 29 19:59:47 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Book Review – Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A History - The Indian Express
The Indian Express, 2015-08-28 19:01:00 EST. Only six years ago, after the brutal end to the war with the LTTE, then Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa had promised to respect all ethnicities, but in the same breath declared: “We have removed the word minorities from our vocabulary…No longer ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 29 11:11:15 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Sri Lanka seeks shift from focus on human rights - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2015-08-29 11:55:35 EST. Sri Lanka has asked the world community not to focus just on the human rights issue in the country, saying it has already launched a process to ensure justice for all communities and promote reconciliation with minorities... Back to the top

Cricket-Test Series Sri Lanka v India scoreboard - Reuters
Reuters, 2015-08-29 09:44:00 EST. Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at tea on the second day in the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and India on Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka India 1st innings (Overnight: 50-2) L... Back to the top

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