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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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Headline Summary
· Series at stake as Sri Lanka begin life after Sangakkara - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Tamil parties to back UNP-SLFP ministry in Sri Lanka
· Report from Sri Lanka: Parliamentary Elections - The Asia Foundation - In Asia
· UNP-SLFP Ministry to be sworn in on Sept. 2 - The Hindu
· In Shift, US Backs Sri Lanka's Own War Crimes Probe - ABC News
· Putinization Has Been Stopped but Sri Lanka Needs a New Ideological Project - The Wire
· Sri Lanka's Tangled Democracy - Foreign Affairs
· India, Sri Lanka set for thrilling finale - Sport24
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Series at stake as Sri Lanka begin life after Sangakkara - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2015-08-27 09:26:15 EST. Hearing this last section of Kumar Sangakkara's retirement speech, Angelo Mathews may well have wondered to himself: "Really?" Because without Sangakkara, and without Mahela Jayawardene, who played his final Test last year, Sri Lanka are bracing ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 27 17:48:14 EDT 2015

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Tamil parties to back UNP-SLFP ministry in Sri Lanka
The Hindu, 2015-08-27 22:19:10 EST. Two Tamil parties have pledged support to the proposed national government to be formed by the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) and the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) together account for three Members of Parliament. More...
Published: Thu Aug 27 21:18:23 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Report from Sri Lanka: Parliamentary Elections - The Asia Foundation - In Asia
In Asia, 2015-08-27 00:00:43 EST. After a hotly contested campaign, Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka concluded peacefully last week in a vote hailed by local and international observers as one of the most free, fair, and peaceful in Sri Lanka's recent history. The 70 percent ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 27 17:47:42 EDT 2015 Back to the top

UNP-SLFP Ministry to be sworn in on Sept. 2 - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2015-08-26 10:08:37 EST. Malik Samarawickrama, UNP chairman, told The Hindu, that an agreement had been reached between his party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on the issue... Back to the top

In Shift, US Backs Sri Lanka's Own War Crimes Probe - ABC News
ABC News, 2015-08-26 11:00:13 EST. The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month's U... Back to the top

Putinization Has Been Stopped but Sri Lanka Needs a New Ideological Project - The Wire
The Wire, 2015-08-26 08:25:22 EST. The fall-out of the much anticipated UNHRC report on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka might offer them an opening, precisely because the report is likely to give a detailed account of the responsibilities of the government as well as the LTTE concerning ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Tangled Democracy - Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs, 2015-08-26 06:40:26 EST. Sri Lanka's parliamentary election is over, and the results are in... Back to the top

India, Sri Lanka set for thrilling finale - Sport24
Sport24, 2015-08-26 06:19:00 EST. Colombo - Virat Kohli's buoyant India will chase their first series win in Sri Lanka in 22 years when the third and decisive final Test starts in Colombo on Friday... Back to the top

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