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SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 EST, USA
 
QUAERE VERUM
 
VOL. 17, NO. 177

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Call out Sri Lanka's empty promises - Scoop.co.nz (press release) - Google
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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
· Zimbabwe to host Sri Lanka for Tests, WI for tri-series | Cricket ... - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Govt. expects to raise Rs.100bn through revised VAT this year
· Sri Lanka central bank keeps rates steady as expected | Reuters - Reuters
· SLC to slash player fees
· Three faculties of Rajarata Uni. closed indefinitely
· Sri Lanka to promote ecotourism - Global Times
· Altair rises in Colombo sky; adds 6 floors in one month
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Zimbabwe to host Sri Lanka for Tests, WI for tri-series | Cricket ... - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2016-09-29 15:24:45 EST. Zimbabwe Cricket has announced that they will host Sri Lanka for two Tests followed by a one-day tri-series that will also involve West Indies. More...
Published: Thu Sep 29 23:03:21 EDT 2016

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Govt. expects to raise Rs.100bn through revised VAT this year
Daily Mirror, 2016-09-30 00:00:43 EST. The government expects to raise as much as Rs.100 billion through the revised Value Added Tax More...
Published: Thu Sep 29 23:05:54 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sri Lanka central bank keeps rates steady as expected | Reuters - Reuters
Reuters, 2016-09-28 03:01:44 EST. Sri Lanka's central bank heldits key policy interest rates steady on Wednesday, as expected,saying it has sufficient measures in place to support ... More...
Published: Wed Sep 28 13:09:25 EDT 2016 Back to the top

SLC to slash player fees
Daily Mirror, 2016-09-28 11:27:26 EST. The National cricketers are in for a substantial pay-cut in their contract fees as well as on match-fees as their paymaster - Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) prepares a performance based pay-packet for the ensuing year... Back to the top

Three faculties of Rajarata Uni. closed indefinitely
Daily Mirror, 2016-09-28 19:20:54 EST. Three faculties of the Rajarata University situated at Mihinthale have been closed indefinitely due to the prevailing water scarcity in the North Central Province, University sources said... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to promote ecotourism - Global Times
Global Times, 2016-09-27 13:00:11 EST. Sri Lanka will seek to promote ecotourism and protect the environment as part of its tourism agenda in the coming months, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said here Tuesday... Back to the top

Altair rises in Colombo sky; adds 6 floors in one month
Daily Mirror, 2016-09-28 00:00:38 EST. A modern-day architectural marvel is taking physical shape before Colombo’s eyes, as Altair’s iconic twin towers rise into city sky at remarkable speed... Back to the top

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