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JANUARY 22, 2019 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 19, NO. 291

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The Punt: your ultimate ticket to winning big this weekend with TAB - Herald Sun - Google
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Sri Lanka legislator Weerawansa in worm confusion - EconomyNext - Google
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’Trust takes a beating’: Corruption scandal could haunt Sri Lanka vs Australia Test series - Fox Sports - Google
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Paine warns Sri Lanka: Expect bouncers! - Sport24 - Google
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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
· Sri Lanka rupee 'undervalued' with REER at 96 amid soft-peg collapse - EconomyNext
· 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
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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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Sri Lanka rupee 'undervalued' with REER at 96 amid soft-peg collapse - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2019-01-22 04:13:00 EST. Sri Lanka's real effective exchange rate (REER) index has dropped below 100 amid a collapse of a soft-peg with the US dollar, forcing the central bank to spend 1.2 billion US dollars to prop up the currency while printing money. More...
Published: Tue Jan 22 17:33:18 EST 2019 Back to the top

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... 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

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