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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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Headline Summary
· Army’s alleged role in Sri Lanka: SC quashes plea
· LTTE’s global fronts running anti-Lanka propaganda: Gotabaya
· Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England
· Nine killed as tractor-trolley falls into Sri Lanka canal - Zee News
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Army’s alleged role in Sri Lanka: SC quashes plea
The Hindu, 2014-04-17 21:47:46 EST. “We are deeply concerned over the killings… But this issue is beyond the domain of this court” More...
Published: Fri Apr 18 13:04:33 EDT 2014

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LTTE’s global fronts running anti-Lanka propaganda: Gotabaya
The Hindu, 2014-04-17 16:04:43 EST. Sri Lanka’s powerful top defence official Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accused the LTTE’s global network of sustaining an international propaganda campaign against his country by raising millions of dol... More...
Published: Fri Apr 18 13:03:29 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England
The Hindu, 2014-04-18 14:22:11 EST. With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and Eng... More...
Published: Fri Apr 18 13:07:15 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Nine killed as tractor-trolley falls into Sri Lanka canal - Zee News
Zee News, 2014-04-18 11:28:32 EST. Colombo: At least nine people were killed when a tractor-trolley fell into a canal in Polonnaruwa in the central province of Sri Lanka Friday, police said... Back to the top

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