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On December 26 of 2004, about 35,000 Sri Lankan lives were lost to one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history, the Asian tsunami. The enormity of this tragedy generated an outpouring of aid from the international community. LAcNet collected $129,200 and have have disbursed $94,371 to seven worthy projects. [More...]

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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
· Looking to Sri Lanka's Parliamentary Election - Huffington Post
· Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa to stand in August poll - BBC News
· More controversy builds around Sri Lanka's Hyatt project - Newsfirst
· Kumar Sangakkara: not many compare to Sri Lanka's selfless statesman - The Guardian
· Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from 2nd Test - Bleacher Report
· Sri Lanka Cricket Elections Will be Held on Time - NDTVSports.com
· The United Nations, planning to downsize its operations in Asia, would close the Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sri Lanka by the end of the year, a top UN official has said
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Looking to Sri Lanka's Parliamentary Election - Huffington Post
Huffington Post, 2015-06-30 15:03:05 EST. To complicate matters, Mahinda Rajapaksa could contest in the country's upcoming parliamentary election. Rajapaksa has stated that he'd only be interested in contesting as a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and has indicated that he'd like ... More...
Published: Tue Jun 30 20:37:11 EDT 2015

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Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa to stand in August poll - BBC News
BBC News, 2015-07-01 09:38:30 EST. Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he intends to re-enter politics and stand in parliamentary elections next month. Mr Rajapaksa lost bitterly fought presidential elections to party rival Maithripala Sirisena in January ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 1 12:26:49 EDT 2015 Back to the top

More controversy builds around Sri Lanka's Hyatt project - Newsfirst
Newsfirst, 2015-07-01 17:22:48 EST. The Hyatt project, which sparked controversies all around in the past, has made an entrance into the spotlight, yet again, as the project's board of directors stated that the construction work, which was scheduled to wrap up in 2014, will in fact be ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 1 19:51:05 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Kumar Sangakkara: not many compare to Sri Lanka's selfless statesman - The Guardian
The Guardian, 2015-06-30 11:47:32 EST. Kumar Sangakkara: not many compare to Sri Lanka's selfless statesman... Back to the top

Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan: Winners and Losers from 2nd Test - Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report, 2015-06-29 10:40:36 EST. Sri Lanka bounced back after their dramatic loss in the first Test against Pakistan, winning the second Test by seven wickets... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Cricket Elections Will be Held on Time - NDTVSports.com
NDTVSports.com, 2015-06-30 16:21:41 EST. Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) governing body elections will be held on time so as not to have any friction with the ICC's laid down procedures, chief of the interim committee Sidath Wettimuny said on Tuesday... Back to the top

The United Nations, planning to downsize its operations in Asia, would close the Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sri Lanka by the end of the year, a top UN official has said
UNDPI.org, 2015-06-30 02:39:26 EST. The United Nations is to close its Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sri Lanka by the end of this year... Back to the top

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