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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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· First ladies of Sri Lanka, Kyrgyz Republic, daughter of Bangladesh PM call on ... - New Straits Times
· Sri Lanka rupee steady in dull trade; stocks up - Reuters
· An LTTE cadre escapes from Vavuniya hospital. - Hiru News
· POLL -Sri Lanka central bank seen keeping key rates at multi-year lows on ... - Reuters
· Elections 2015: The Stakes - Sri Lanka Guardian
· South Africa may mediate in Lanka's reconciliation with Tamils - Hindu Business Line
· Jayasuriya unhappy at Farbrace conduct - ESPNcricinfo.com
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First ladies of Sri Lanka, Kyrgyz Republic, daughter of Bangladesh PM call on ... - New Straits Times
New Straits Times, 2014-04-21 11:20:30 EST. PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today received courtesy calls from the first ladies of Sri Lanka and the Kyrgyz Republic and daughter of Bangladesh's Prime Minister at the Seri Perdana Complex here. In the first meeting, ... More...
Published: Mon Apr 21 08:34:10 EDT 2014

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Sri Lanka rupee steady in dull trade; stocks up - Reuters
Reuters, 2014-04-21 08:06:52 EST. COLOMBO, April 21 (Reuters) - The Sri Lanka rupee was steady on Monday in light trade, a day before the central bank's policy rate announcement, while dealers expect the currency to hold at the current level. The spot rupee was at 130.60/65 per dollar ... More...
Published: Mon Apr 21 08:34:47 EDT 2014 Back to the top

An LTTE cadre escapes from Vavuniya hospital. - Hiru News
Hiru News, 2014-04-21 07:58:34 EST. The LTTE suspect detained at the Vavuniya hospital on a court order thus fled from the hospital while receiving treatment there for a stomach ailment. The police had arrested him on 4th last November over and incident of having bombs in his possession. More...
Published: Mon Apr 21 08:35:49 EDT 2014 Back to the top

POLL -Sri Lanka central bank seen keeping key rates at multi-year lows on ... - Reuters
Reuters, 2014-04-21 08:07:22 EST. Policy rate decision due Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 am (0200 GMT) * Key monetary policy rates are already slashed to multi-yr low COLOMBO, April 21 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank is expected to keep its key policy rates steady on Tuesday, a ... Back to the top

Elections 2015: The Stakes - Sri Lanka Guardian
Sri Lanka Guardian, 2014-04-20 18:46:57 EST. ( April 20, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Sunday newspapers carried credible reports that the Presidential election would be held anytime after November this year, most probably in January 2015 while parliamentary elections would be held ... Back to the top

South Africa may mediate in Lanka's reconciliation with Tamils - Hindu Business Line
Hindu Business Line, 2014-04-20 13:47:21 EST. The efforts would make South Africa the third country in the history of the Sri Lankan conflict to mediate besides India and Norway... Back to the top

Jayasuriya unhappy at Farbrace conduct - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2014-04-20 14:18:25 EST. Sri Lanka's chief selector, Sanath Jayasuriya, has joined the SLC in expressing dismay at news of head coach Paul Farbrace's possible move to England, citing the cost the board bore to have Farbrace released from his Yorkshire contract... Back to the top

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