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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
· Don't take part in Lanka defence meet, Vaiko urges Centre - Times of India
· Biometric cards for Tamil refugees soon
· 50 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
· Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines in January
· Protect journalists, US tells Sri Lanka - Bangladesh News 24 hours
· Pak. official recruited Sri Lankan Tamils for recce
· Sri Lanka's jumbo problem - The Hindu
· Sangakkara stars for Sri Lanka - The West Australian
· South Africa block their way to No. 1 - ESPNcricinfo.com
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Don't take part in Lanka defence meet, Vaiko urges Centre - Times of India
Times of India, 2014-07-29 10:05:33 EST. "It is shocking to learn that an Indian delegation, comprising senior military personnel, officials and BJP leaders, including Subramanian Swamy, will be participating in a defence conference being organized by Sri Lanka," MDMK general secretary Vaiko ... More...
Published: Tue Jul 29 11:18:25 EDT 2014

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Biometric cards for Tamil refugees soon
The Hindu, 2014-07-28 20:43:32 EST. The State government has decided to issue biometric cards to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in camps to eliminate any scope for irregularities in disbursal of cash dole. Revenue inspecto... More...
Published: Tue Jul 29 11:20:09 EDT 2014 Back to the top

50 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
The Hindu, 2014-07-29 07:21:35 EST. The Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 Indian fishermen off Point Pedro in Jaffna on Monday, on charges of poaching in Sri Lankan waters. As many as seven trawlers in their possession were seized. More...
Published: Tue Jul 29 11:20:40 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines in January
The Hindu, 2014-07-29 11:38:48 EST. The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis’ second trip to Asia, a week-long visit from January 12 to 19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines... Back to the top

Protect journalists, US tells Sri Lanka - Bangladesh News 24 hours
Bangladesh News 24 hours, 2014-07-28 13:13:17 EST. "We have raised our concerns with the government of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan embassy in Washington, and strongly urged the government to take immediate steps to ensure the protection of fundamental rights for journalists and for all Sri Lankans... Back to the top

Pak. official recruited Sri Lankan Tamils for recce
The Hindu, 2014-07-27 21:23:24 EST. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has prepared a dossier to be handed over to Sri Lankan officials with details of an official in the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, suspected of being... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's jumbo problem - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2014-07-28 12:49:47 EST. An elephant shackled with heavy iron chains on its rear legs shuffles forwards, a foreign couple riding on its back... Back to the top

Sangakkara stars for Sri Lanka - The West Australian
The West Australian, 2014-07-28 08:26:49 EST. Colombo (AFP) - Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Sunday... Back to the top

South Africa block their way to No. 1 - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2014-07-28 13:20:21 EST. A Series win in Sri Lanka for South Africa is an unusual great feeling... Back to the top

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