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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
· UNP leader condemns attack on MPs’ team
· Bridging the narratives in Sri Lanka - The Hindu
· Army’s alleged role in Sri Lanka: SC quashes plea
· LTTE’s global fronts running anti-Lanka propaganda: Gotabaya
· Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England
· Seneviratne is Sri Lanka’s new envoy to India
· SLC surprised by Farbrace's possible move - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Nine killed as tractor-trolley falls into Sri Lanka canal - Zee News
· Pilot Premnath 1978
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UNP leader condemns attack on MPs’ team
The Hindu, 2014-04-19 16:50:09 EST. Condemning a recent attack on parliamentarians in Sri Lanka, key Opposition figure Karu Jayasuriya said it only lent credence to allegations raised at last month’s U.N. Human Rights Council sessio... More...
Published: Sat Apr 19 18:44:29 EDT 2014

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Bridging the narratives in Sri Lanka - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2014-04-18 20:48:02 EST. Travelling through Sri Lanka, five years after the end of hostilities in May 2009, I was confronted with starkly different perspectives. For many people in the South and West, the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) brought an end to ... More...
Published: Sat Apr 19 18:51:29 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Army’s alleged role in Sri Lanka: SC quashes plea
The Hindu, 2014-04-17 21:47:46 EST. “We are deeply concerned over the killings… But this issue is beyond the domain of this court” More...
Published: Fri Apr 18 13:04:33 EDT 2014 Back to the top

LTTE’s global fronts running anti-Lanka propaganda: Gotabaya
The Hindu, 2014-04-17 16:04:43 EST. Sri Lanka’s powerful top defence official Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accused the LTTE’s global network of sustaining an international propaganda campaign against his country by raising millions of dol... Back to the top

Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England
The Hindu, 2014-04-18 14:22:11 EST. With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and Eng... Back to the top

Seneviratne is Sri Lanka’s new envoy to India
The Hindu, 2014-04-18 22:07:12 EST. Sudarshan Seneviratne has been appointed Sri Lanka’s new high commissioner to India, the External Affairs Ministry said here on Friday... Back to the top

SLC surprised by Farbrace's possible move - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2014-04-19 10:38:17 EST. SLC has expressed surprise and disappointment "in no uncertain terms" at the news that Sri Lanka head coach Paul Farbrace may be recruited as England's new assistant coach, after the ECB confirmed their interest in Farbrace to SLC... Back to the top

Nine killed as tractor-trolley falls into Sri Lanka canal - Zee News
Zee News, 2014-04-18 11:28:32 EST. Colombo: At least nine people were killed when a tractor-trolley fell into a canal in Polonnaruwa in the central province of Sri Lanka Friday, police said... Back to the top

Pilot Premnath 1978
The Hindu, 2014-04-19 13:17:38 EST. Sivaji Ganesan, Malini Fonseca, ‘Thengai’ Srinivasan, ‘Major’ Sundararajan, Vijaykumar, C... Back to the top

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