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JUNE 30, 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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Headline Summary
· Sri Lanka to return military-held land seized from Tamil civilians - Business Standard
· Jason Roy hits 162 as England beat Sri Lanka in high-scoring thriller - ABP Live
· ACPBA bus strike from Sunday
· Sri Lanka to impose capital gains tax on stocks - minister - Reuters
· SriLankan suspends flights to Paris, Frankfurt
· England seek series win; Sri Lanka hope to stay alive - Cricbuzz
· BIA Immigration Officers Protest: Airport Processes Affected
· Sri Lanka to focus more on India, China following Brexit - Business Standard
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Sri Lanka to return military-held land seized from Tamil civilians - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2016-06-30 09:18:05 EST. "Sri Lanka is no stranger to international assistance and participation with many investigative and forensic experts having worked with us in the past. Of course, there are varying views on the nature, level and role of international participation," he ... More...
Published: Thu Jun 30 23:53:07 EDT 2016

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Jason Roy hits 162 as England beat Sri Lanka in high-scoring thriller - ABP Live
ABP Live, 2016-06-30 11:27:00 EST. LONDON: Jason Roy hit the second-highest score for England in a one-day international to help chase down 308 and win the series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Roy made 162 off just 118 balls as England cruised to victory in the fourth ODI despite theĀ ... More...
Published: Thu Jun 30 23:52:25 EDT 2016 Back to the top

ACPBA bus strike from Sunday
Daily Mirror, 2016-06-30 20:24:27 EST.

An islandwide bus strike would be launched from Sunday, July 3 midnight, All Ceylon Private Bus Owners Association (ACPBA) Secretary Anjana Priyanjith said today.

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Published: Thu Jun 30 23:57:43 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sri Lanka to impose capital gains tax on stocks - minister - Reuters
Reuters, 2016-06-28 05:50:00 EST. Sri Lanka's cabinet approved reintroducing a capital gains tax on land early this month, but has not said whether it would be imposed on profits from buying and selling equities... Back to the top

SriLankan suspends flights to Paris, Frankfurt
Daily Mirror, 2016-06-28 10:27:50 EST. National carrier SriLankan Airlines yesterday said it would be suspending its operations to Paris and Frankfurt from winter 2016 as the two European routes are continuing to incur losses amid stiff competition Back to the top

England seek series win; Sri Lanka hope to stay alive - Cricbuzz
Cricbuzz, 2016-06-28 13:35:12 EST. Three One Day Internationals (ODIs), and three different outcomes - a tie, an England win and a washout... Back to the top

BIA Immigration Officers Protest: Airport Processes Affected
Hiru News, 2016-06-28 07:33:52 EST. Procedures at Bandaranaike International Airport have stopped due to a protest staged by immigration officers... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to focus more on India, China following Brexit - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2016-06-28 14:15:29 EST. The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it will focus more on Asia, particularly India and China, to boost the local economy after Britain, in a historic referendum, decided to pull out from the European Union... Back to the top

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