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DECEMBER 15, 2018 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 19, NO. 253

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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
· Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns - Al Jazeera English
· MR to be opp. leader, Dinesh chief opp. whip: S.B
· Sri Lanka's President isolated after ruling in constitutional crisis - ft.lk
· New Prime Minister to be sworn in at 10.30 AM tomorrow; 30 Member Cabinet to take oaths on Monday
· Women for Justice files Quo Warranto seeking to unseat Ranil
· Sri Lanka plantations say unions resorting to death threats to back pay hike demand - EconomyNext
· Five arrested for exam fraud - News 1st
· Sri Lanka suffer first defeat but through to semis - Ceylon Daily News
· Sri Lanka President faces fresh challenge over his mental health - EconomyNext
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Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns - Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English, 2018-12-15 10:29:00 EST. Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has stepped down from his post, signalling an end to a weeks-long political crisis that has kept the Indian Ocean nation without a functional government. More...
Published: Sat Dec 15 09:33:05 EST 2018

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MR to be opp. leader, Dinesh chief opp. whip: S.B
Daily Mirror, 2018-12-15 18:34:24 EST. Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will take on the Ppposition Leader post while UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardena will take on the Chief Opposition Whip, MP S. B. Dissanayake said today. More...
Published: Sat Dec 15 09:40:50 EST 2018 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's President isolated after ruling in constitutional crisis - ft.lk
ft.lk, 2018-12-14 18:38:34 EST. Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court leaves President Maithripala Sirisena politically weakened with a landmark unanimous ruling Thursday that he violated the constitution by dissolving parliament ahead of its mandated four-and-a-half-year term. More...
Published: Sat Dec 15 09:32:09 EST 2018 Back to the top

New Prime Minister to be sworn in at 10.30 AM tomorrow; 30 Member Cabinet to take oaths on Monday
Hiru News, 2018-12-15 13:34:40 EST. UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oaths as Prime Minister at 10.30 AM tomorrow at the President’s Secretariat... Back to the top

Women for Justice files Quo Warranto seeking to unseat Ranil
Daily Mirror, 2018-12-11 18:35:55 EST. An organization identifying themselves as Women for Justice yesterday filed a petition in the Court of Appeal seeking a Quo Warranto order to unseat former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his parliamentarian seat... Back to the top

Sri Lanka plantations say unions resorting to death threats to back pay hike demand - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2018-12-11 10:19:00 EST. Sri Lanka's regional plantations companies (RPCs) said they were withdrawing from direct talks with labour unions on a pay hike after death threats and assaults on staff amid mounting losses from a strike... Back to the top

Five arrested for exam fraud - News 1st
News 1st, 2018-12-11 04:57:06 EST. Five people have been arrested on charges of impersonating candidates during the Ordinary Level Mathematics exam paper... Back to the top

Sri Lanka suffer first defeat but through to semis - Ceylon Daily News
Ceylon Daily News, 2018-12-10 19:30:00 EST. Sri Lanka suffered their first defeat in the ongoing Emerging Teams Asia Cup tournament when India beat them by four wickets at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka President faces fresh challenge over his mental health - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2018-12-10 14:16:00 EST. President Maithripala Sirisena Monday faced a new challenge from an unexpected source questioning his mental condition to govern the country as a political crisis triggered by him dragged without any sign of resolution... Back to the top

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