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NOVEMBER 28, 2014 EST, USA
 
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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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· Sri Lanka arrests 37 asylum seekers intercepted and turned back by Australian ... - ABC Online
· Sri Lanka Candidate Vows to Protect Incumbent - ABC News
· China says its submarine docked in Sri Lanka 'for replenishment' - The Hindu
· Sri Lanka's Presidential Race Gets Interesting - The Diplomat
· Sri Lanka to handover gold that recovered from LTTE banks to rightful owners - Lanka Business Online
· Sri Lanka vs England: Moeen Ali hits third fastest ODI ton by an Englishman - Daily Mail
· British lawmakers urge EU to stop Sri Lanka trade perks if UN probe not given ... - Reuters
· A tonic for Sri Lanka's top order - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Sri Lanka Becoming China's New Best Friend? - EconomyWatch.com
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Sri Lanka arrests 37 asylum seekers intercepted and turned back by Australian ... - ABC Online
ABC Online, 2014-11-28 13:41:38 EST. Sri Lanka's police arrested 37 nationals turned back by Australian authorities on the high seas after attempting to seek asylum, in the first such case in four months, an officer said. Superintendent Ajith Rohana said Australia's coastguard intercepted ... More...
Published: Fri Nov 28 23:30:52 EST 2014

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Sri Lanka Candidate Vows to Protect Incumbent - ABC News
ABC News, 2014-11-28 11:53:21 EST. Sri Lanka's opposition presidential candidate vowed Friday not to support any international prosecution of incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes. Rajapaksa's government and defeated Tamil Tiger rebels are being investigated by ... More...
Published: Fri Nov 28 23:31:23 EST 2014 Back to the top

China says its submarine docked in Sri Lanka 'for replenishment' - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2014-11-28 08:45:30 EST. China has clarified that one of its submarine, on an escort mission to the Gulf of Aden and waters off the Somali coast, had docked on its onward and return journey to Sri Lanka for replenishment. The Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman said during a ... More...
Published: Fri Nov 28 23:49:55 EST 2014 Back to the top
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Sri Lanka's Presidential Race Gets Interesting - The Diplomat
The Diplomat, 2014-11-28 06:08:19 EST. Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa has just announced that the country will hold a presidential election two years early... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to handover gold that recovered from LTTE banks to rightful owners - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2014-11-28 07:58:58 EST. With the retreat of the LTTE during the humanitarian operation, these banks were abandoned and much of its assets including the gold and money were taken away by LTTE cadres... Back to the top

Sri Lanka vs England: Moeen Ali hits third fastest ODI ton by an Englishman - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2014-11-26 17:47:01 EST. Moeen Ali scored the third fastest one-day international hundred by an England batsmen as they set about trying to break records... Back to the top

British lawmakers urge EU to stop Sri Lanka trade perks if UN probe not given ... - Reuters
Reuters, 2014-11-27 00:10:23 EST. "Our government must negotiate with EU partners to remove trade concessions from Sri Lanka if the government of Sri Lanka continues to deny the U... Back to the top

A tonic for Sri Lanka's top order - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2014-11-26 23:38:58 EST. Sri Lanka is not quite an island dream in November. Rains are nation-wide... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Becoming China's New Best Friend? - EconomyWatch.com
EconomyWatch.com, 2014-11-26 17:35:24 EST. A sea change is occurring in Sri Lanka's strategic orientation... Back to the top

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