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JULY 21, 2014 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 15, NO. 106

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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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· Centre must nudge Sri Lanka to safeguard Tamils, says Pandian
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Centre must nudge Sri Lanka to safeguard Tamils, says Pandian
The Hindu, 2014-07-21 06:48:08 EST. D. Pandian, State Secretary of Communist Party of India on Sunday urged the Central Government to exert influence on Sri Lanka to safeguard the well being of Tamils in the island nation.The... More...
Published: Mon Jul 21 09:25:10 EDT 2014

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