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FEBRUARY 27, 2015 EST, USA
 
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TODAY'S FEATURE:
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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 says China to be consulted on any project re-think - Reuters
· Exhausted Sri Lanka Unhappy With World Cup Travel Itinerary - NDTVSports.com
· Image of Asia: Onions for Sale in Sri Lanka - ABC News
· Lanka Navy arrests 86 fishermen, seizes boats - India Today
· World Cup 2015: England will have no chance in knockout stage if they don't ... - Telegraph.co.uk
· Sri Lanka thrash wasteful Bangladesh - BBC Sport
· A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations? - The Diplomat
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Sri Lanka says China to be consulted on any project re-think - Reuters
Reuters, 2015-02-27 09:47:17 EST. Last week, Sri Lanka said it would reconsider the outright transfer of a parcel of land to China under the port city deal signed by the previous government, amid concern it could be used for by the Chinese navy. Speaking in Beijing after meeting his ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 27 19:30:04 EST 2015

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Exhausted Sri Lanka Unhappy With World Cup Travel Itinerary - NDTVSports.com
NDTVSports.com, 2015-02-27 07:03:08 EST. Melbourne: Sri Lanka flew back to New Zealand on Friday grumbling about their World Cup travel following a hectic dash across the Tasman sea for just one game even as some other teams enjoyed a relaxed schedule. (Complete coverage of World Cup ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 27 19:31:55 EST 2015 Back to the top

Image of Asia: Onions for Sale in Sri Lanka - ABC News
ABC News, 2015-02-27 13:34:39 EST. In this photo by Eranga Jayawardena, a boy looks out from the window of his house as an onion vendor arranges his cart in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Prices of vegetables and other commodities were high in recent weeks due to bad weather in Sri Lanka's ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 27 19:31:16 EST 2015 Back to the top

Lanka Navy arrests 86 fishermen, seizes boats - India Today
India Today, 2015-02-27 03:58:45 EST. Picture used for representational purpose.As many as 86 Indian fishermen have been arrested and their 10 fishing boats seized by the Sri Lanka Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters, reported PTI. They were arrested last night off the ... Back to the top

World Cup 2015: England will have no chance in knockout stage if they don't ... - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk, 2015-02-27 12:55:48 EST. I just cannot understand why England have managed Hales so badly in the past year since he scored a century against Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20... Back to the top

Sri Lanka thrash wasteful Bangladesh - BBC Sport
BBC Sport, 2015-02-26 11:46:45 EST. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara scored hundreds as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs in their World Cup Pool A clash in Melbourne... Back to the top

A New Era for India-Sri Lanka Relations? - The Diplomat
The Diplomat, 2015-02-26 13:58:32 EST. During Sirisena's visit, India and Sri Lanka signed four agreements that are expected to strengthen bilateral co-operation... Back to the top

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