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MAY 28, 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
· Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151 - Reuters
· Airman died in rescue operations promoted
· Expressway from Dodangoda to Gelanigama under water
· China donates relief items worth of US $ 2.2 million
· Sri Lanka hope for Malinga magic at Champions Trophy - Sport24
· Sri Lanka floods, landslides: Death toll rises to 122 - Aljazeera.com
· Low lying areas near rivers still flooded; Landslide warning to 8 districts continue
· Sri Lanka: Buddhist leader stokes anti-Muslim tension - Al Jazeera - Aljazeera.com
· Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping - Washington Post
· Sri Lanka's president replaces foreign minister - Washington Post
· Kidney racket: Gang flew donors to Sri Lanka for operations - Hindustan Times
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Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151 - Reuters
Reuters, 2017-05-28 20:04:00 EST. The Department of Meteorology said there could be heavy rain falls of above 100 millimeters in central Sri Lanka within the next 36 hours. The death toll has risen to 151, while 111 people are still reported missing and 95 injured, the state-run ... More...
Published: Sun May 28 21:58:29 EDT 2017

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Airman died in rescue operations promoted
Daily Mirror, 2017-05-28 14:08:33 EST.

The 37-year-old flight Sergeant Y.M.S Yaparathna of the Sri Lanka Air Force, who died from injuries sustained while conducting a rescue operation at Neluwa in Galle, was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer by the Air Force Commander today.

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Published: Sun May 28 22:03:55 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Expressway from Dodangoda to Gelanigama under water
Hiru News, 2017-05-28 03:07:12 EST. many areas along expressways and roads leading towards them are under water. The expressway from Dodangoda to Gelanigama is under water. Also as the Godagama exit point in Matara is inundates vehicles cannot travel towards Akuressa ... More...
Published: Sun May 28 22:07:44 EDT 2017 Back to the top

China donates relief items worth of US $ 2.2 million
Daily Mirror, 2017-05-28 21:02:40 EST. China responded to flood disaster in Sri Lanka by committing to donate relief items worth of US 2.2 million, a statement said today... Back to the top

Sri Lanka hope for Malinga magic at Champions Trophy - Sport24
Sport24, 2017-05-28 09:46:00 EST. Colombo - Sri Lanka have turned to old warhorse Lasith Malinga to put fight into their Champions Trophy campaign and reverse their decline in the one-day game... Back to the top

Sri Lanka floods, landslides: Death toll rises to 122 - Aljazeera.com
Aljazeera.com, 2017-05-27 18:04:35 EST. Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka's southern and western regions have killed at least 122 people and damaged more than 1,700 homes, officials said on Saturday... Back to the top

Low lying areas near rivers still flooded; Landslide warning to 8 districts continue
Hiru News, 2017-05-27 13:41:31 EST. 14 districts have been affected due to the inclement weather while Kalutara, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts have been adversely affected... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Buddhist leader stokes anti-Muslim tension - Al Jazeera - Aljazeera.com
Aljazeera.com, 2017-05-26 22:11:00 EST. Spate of recent mosque and Muslim-business attacks blamed on hard-line Buddhist leader who is now on the run... Back to the top

Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping - Washington Post
Washington Post, 2017-05-27 05:22:55 EST. Sri Lanka participated in years of U.N. peacekeeping operations while the country was embroiled in a brutal, generation-long civil war... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's president replaces foreign minister - Washington Post
Washington Post, 2017-05-22 07:04:39 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's president on Monday removed the country's liberal foreign minister who spearheaded a successful campaign to extricate the country from possible international sanctions over war crime allegations from the country's long ... Back to the top

Kidney racket: Gang flew donors to Sri Lanka for operations - Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times, 2017-05-27 18:30:56 EST. Crime branch officers probing Delhi's kidney racket has found that many donors were flown to Sri Lanka by the accused and operated in a Colombo hospital... Back to the top

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