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JUNE 25, 2017 EST, USA
 
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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
· Reporter seeks justice for 'white van' torture in Sri Lanka - ABC News
· Sri Lanka legends question Ford exit - cricket.com.au
· Cabinet decision on fate of SAITM next week
· Railway services request a fare increase by 20%
· Speed limits of three-wheelers to be gazetted
· Update - GMOA decides to call off the strike
· Killing of businessman’s daughter --Suspect surrendered
· NTC releases new bus fares
· Heavy rains upto 100mm expected during weekend
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Reporter seeks justice for 'white van' torture in Sri Lanka - ABC News
ABC News, 2017-06-25 01:39:51 EST. Eight years after he was abducted in his home country, he says he saw only a pair of hands pulling him inside the vehicle where he was tortured for hours. He had broken bones in both his legs, fingers smashed, body burnt, beard and hair cut and stuffed ... More...
Published: Sun Jun 25 13:53:47 EDT 2017

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Sri Lanka legends question Ford exit - cricket.com.au
cricket.com.au, 2017-06-25 00:27:25 EST. As Sri Lanka begin their search for a ninth head coach in six years, Test champions Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena have questioned the circumstances that led to Graham Ford's departure from the role. Sri Lanka Cricket announced Saturday ... More...
Published: Sun Jun 25 13:54:14 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Cabinet decision on fate of SAITM next week
Daily Mirror, 2017-06-24 12:08:21 EST.

Cabinet will make several important decisions on the management of SAITM medical college when it meets on Tuesday, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told Parliament yesterday.

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Published: Sat Jun 24 23:25:45 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Railway services request a fare increase by 20%
Hiru News, 2017-06-25 13:29:19 EST. The Department of Railways stated that it has made a proposal to the ministry of transport to revise train fares by 20%... Back to the top

Speed limits of three-wheelers to be gazetted
Hiru News, 2017-06-25 09:14:20 EST. Chairman of the National Council on Road Safety Sisira Kodagoda said that a gazette will be issued in future to restrict the speed limit of three wheelers to 40 Kilometres per hour... Back to the top

Update - GMOA decides to call off the strike
Hiru News, 2017-06-24 07:07:51 EST. Government doctors have decided to call off their strike over SAITM issue which commenced on June 22nd, following todays discussions with the President... Back to the top

Killing of businessman’s daughter --Suspect surrendered
Daily Mirror, 2017-06-25 21:11:43 EST. The man who is alleged to have killed the eldest daughter of a billionaire businessman in Kottawa last Thursday was remanded till July 4 after he surrendered to the Police and was produced in court... Back to the top

NTC releases new bus fares
Daily Mirror, 2017-06-23 17:38:39 EST. The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released the new bus fares which will come into effect from July 1... Back to the top

Heavy rains upto 100mm expected during weekend
Hiru News, 2017-06-23 05:50:36 EST. Met Department has announced that heavy rains upto 100mm are expected in Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Gampaha, Colombo and Galle districts until 27th of June... Back to the top

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