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JULY 27, 2016 EST, USA
 
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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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· Australia caught in spinners' web as Sri Lanka hit back in first Test - The Guardian
· Japan's 'My Number' system in Sri Lanka soon? - Ceylon Daily News
· Sri Lanka v Australia: Streaker jailed for naked run in Pallekele - ABC Online
· China Just Asked For 15000 Acres Of Land In Sri Lanka For A Million Worker SEZ - Forbes
· Sri Lanka to Conserve Climate-Friendly Mangroves Ecosystem - ABC News
· India approves $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways - Economic Times
· Sri Lanka v Australia: Muttiah Muralitharan hits back at 'traitor' jibe - BBC Sport
· Australia hammer Sri Lanka on day one of test - eNCA
· BIA closed for renovations for 3 months
· SCCC acquires Holcim Lanka - The Nation
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Australia caught in spinners' web as Sri Lanka hit back in first Test - The Guardian
The Guardian, 2016-07-27 11:50:06 EST. Sri Lanka's spinners fought back to restrict Australia to a slim first-innings lead as bowlers continued to dominate the first Test at Pallekele. Having been dismissed for just 117 on the first day, Sri Lanka were looking at a large first-innings ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 27 16:09:34 EDT 2016

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Japan's 'My Number' system in Sri Lanka soon? - Ceylon Daily News
Ceylon Daily News, 2016-07-27 11:58:42 EST. President Sirisena has expressed interest in Japan's 'My Number' system, and the government of Japan has reciprocated, by offering to introduce the system to Sri Lanka. This exchange came about during discussions between President Maithripala Sirisena ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 27 16:08:19 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sri Lanka v Australia: Streaker jailed for naked run in Pallekele - ABC Online
ABC Online, 2016-07-27 13:53:20 EST. A Sri Lankan court has jailed and fined an Australian streaker for indecent exposure during a cricket Test between the nations, an act which local Buddhist priests found offensive. The man, identified as Alexander James from Queensland, was jailed for ... More...
Published: Wed Jul 27 16:06:40 EDT 2016 Back to the top

China Just Asked For 15000 Acres Of Land In Sri Lanka For A Million Worker SEZ - Forbes
Forbes, 2016-07-27 16:56:00 EST. China just requested 15,000 acres of land in southern Sri Lanka for the creation of a special economic zone that will reputedly create one million jobs, according to the country's Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to Conserve Climate-Friendly Mangroves Ecosystem - ABC News
ABC News, 2016-07-26 08:59:34 EST. Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests — the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of ... Back to the top

India approves $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2016-07-27 11:39:02 EST. COLOMBO: India has approved a $318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and rolling stock in the Tamil-dominated north... Back to the top

Sri Lanka v Australia: Muttiah Muralitharan hits back at 'traitor' jibe - BBC Sport
BBC Sport, 2016-07-26 10:03:04 EST. Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan has defended his right to coach Australia's bowlers during a Test series between the sides after being called a traitor... Back to the top

Australia hammer Sri Lanka on day one of test - eNCA
eNCA, 2016-07-26 18:09:28 EST. Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews (R) dives as he attempts to field a ball hit by Australia's captain Steven Smith (L)and wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal (C) look on during the first day of their opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia... Back to the top

BIA closed for renovations for 3 months
Daily Mirror, 2016-07-26 20:10:05 EST. The main runway of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) would be closed for three months from January 5 next year for renovations, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said today... Back to the top

SCCC acquires Holcim Lanka - The Nation
The Nation, 2016-07-25 18:00:38 EST. SIAM CITY Cement, Thailand's second-largest cement producer, has agreed to acquire Holcim Lanka from Netherlands-based Holderfin for up to Bt13 billion... Back to the top

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