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MARCH 26, 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
· Endemic But Endangered: Five Butterflies Of Sri Lanka - Roar.lk
· Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st ODI Scoreboard - Daily Mail
· Sri Lanka dengue fever tally at 24500: 'Part of a health crises looming in Asia' - Outbreak News Today
· Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka trip after facing criticism from Tamil groups - Hindustan Times
· Sri Lanka and Bangladesh go head to head with one eye on ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - International Cricket Council
· Sri Lanka c.bank raises rates to contain price pressures - Nasdaq
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Endemic But Endangered: Five Butterflies Of Sri Lanka - Roar.lk
Roar.lk, 2017-03-26 03:43:07 EST. There are approximately 20,000 species of butterflies in total across the world, and they are distributed across all continents except Antarctica. Sri Lanka alone is home to 245 different species of butterflies ‒ out of which 26 species are endemic ... More...
Published: Sun Mar 26 12:39:48 EDT 2017

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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 1st ODI Scoreboard - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2017-03-25 14:26:51 EST. DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (AP) - Scoreboard Saturday in the first one-day international between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at Rangiri Dambulla Stadium: Tamim Iqbal c Gunathilaka b Kumara 127. Soumya Sarkar c Chandimal b Lakmal 10. Sabbir Rahman c ... More...
Published: Sat Mar 25 20:39:27 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka dengue fever tally at 24500: 'Part of a health crises looming in Asia' - Outbreak News Today
Outbreak News Today, 2017-03-25 16:12:31 EST. During the first three months of 2016, Sri Lanka reported less than 14,000 dengue fever case, and 2016 was one of the most active dengue years in a long time. An Aedes aegypti mosquito prepares to bite a human. Image/USDA An Aedes aegypti mosquito ... More...
Published: Sat Mar 25 20:36:52 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Rajinikanth cancels Sri Lanka trip after facing criticism from Tamil groups - Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times, 2017-03-25 13:25:24 EST. Tamil actor Rajinikanth on Saturday announced that he has decided against attending a controversial event in Sri Lanka after facing criticism from regional groups, including the Viduthalai Chriuthaigal Katchi (VCK) and the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh go head to head with one eye on ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - International Cricket Council
International Cricket Council, 2017-03-23 09:28:20 EST. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will lock horns in a three-match ODI series starting in Dambulla on Saturday with either side sweeping the series not only consolidating its position on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankingsbut also strengthening its chances of ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka c.bank raises rates to contain price pressures - Nasdaq
Nasdaq, 2017-03-24 02:28:19 EST. COLOMBO, March 24 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank raised its benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points each on Friday for the first time in eight months, saying tightening of monetary policy was necessary to contain the build-up of adverse ... Back to the top

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