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AUGUST 27, 2016 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 17, NO. 144

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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
· Sri Lanka v Australia 3rd ODI, Dambulla – Preview - International Cricket Council
· Sri Lanka seeks Indian subcontinent partner for port - The Daily Star
· Industries approved for Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port may be shifted ... - EconomyNext
· UN Chief to visit Jaffna during Lanka trip - Business Standard
· LTTE heavy weapons unearthed in Omanthai - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
· Tillakaratne Dilshan: Sri Lanka batsman to retire from international cricket - BBC Sport
· Sri Lanka fails to make impact in Rio | Daily News - Ceylon Daily News
· Sri Lanka opposition leader seeks Tamil prisoners' release | The ... - The Indian Express
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Sri Lanka v Australia 3rd ODI, Dambulla – Preview - International Cricket Council
International Cricket Council, 2016-08-27 14:28:34 EST. Dilshan, 39, announced his limited-overs retirement earlier this week, prompting Sri Lanka Cricket to dedicate the Dambulla ODI to the former captain for his “invaluable contribution to his motherland”. It will be the Sri Lankan star's final outing in ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 27 22:59:14 EDT 2016

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Sri Lanka seeks Indian subcontinent partner for port - The Daily Star
The Daily Star, 2016-08-27 16:30:00 EST. Sri Lanka is seeking a partner from the Indian subcontinent to develop a port designed to be its deepest and accommodate the world's largest container vessels, Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said Thursday. The Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) is ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 27 22:59:53 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Industries approved for Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port may be shifted ... - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2016-08-27 02:38:34 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Several investments approved to invest in an industrial zone bordering Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port by the last regime may be offered ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 27 23:00:32 EDT 2016 Back to the top

UN Chief to visit Jaffna during Lanka trip - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2016-08-26 04:13:30 EST. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon willvisit a resettlement site in Jaffna in Northern Province of Sri Lanka and meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his trip to the island nation later this month... Back to the top

LTTE heavy weapons unearthed in Omanthai - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, 2016-08-26 12:46:59 EST. A stock of heavy weapons suspected to have been hidden by the LTTE have been unearthed at Paalamottai in Omanthai... Back to the top

Tillakaratne Dilshan: Sri Lanka batsman to retire from international cricket - BBC Sport
BBC Sport, 2016-08-25 10:34:22 EST. Dilshan made his international debut in 1999 and was part of the Sri Lanka team that won the World Twenty20 in 2014... Back to the top

Sri Lanka fails to make impact in Rio | Daily News - Ceylon Daily News
Ceylon Daily News, 2016-08-25 01:53:14 EST. RIO DE JANEIRO, Wednesday. – Yet another Olympic Games has ended, shattering Sri Lanka's hopes of another dream medal in Rio 2016 Games... Back to the top

Sri Lanka opposition leader seeks Tamil prisoners' release | The ... - The Indian Express
The Indian Express, 2016-08-25 08:47:50 EST. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan accused the Maithripala Sirisena-led government of not acting promptly since coming to power... Back to the top

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