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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
· TESO to protest against Mahinda Rajapaksa's UNGA address
· ‘Solution must come from within Sri Lanka’
· UNHRC probe: Tamil diaspora hopeful of Sri Lanka solution - Deccan Chronicle
· Human trafficking racket busted, 4 held
· Tamil body wants India help to find Lanka solution - Times of India
· Govt to export 50000 MT rice to Sri Lanka - The Daily Star
· Muthoot Finance up 4%, buys 30% stake in Sri Lanka co - Moneycontrol.com
· Study must to elicit views of Tamils: Nedumaran
· Calgary man runs afoul of law trying to rescue sister in Sri Lanka - Calgary Herald
· Where to stay in Sri Lanka - MoneyWeek
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TESO to protest against Mahinda Rajapaksa's UNGA address
The Hindu, 2014-08-26 10:15:49 EST. The meet also expressed satisfaction over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support for a political solution to the Sri Lankan Tamil issue. More...
Published: Tue Aug 26 09:46:18 EDT 2014

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‘Solution must come from within Sri Lanka’
The Hindu, 2014-08-25 22:33:42 EST. Rajpaksa ally calls for TNA participation in Parliamentary Select Committee More...
Published: Tue Aug 26 09:46:32 EDT 2014 Back to the top

UNHRC probe: Tamil diaspora hopeful of Sri Lanka solution - Deccan Chronicle
Deccan Chronicle, 2014-08-26 00:29:48 EST. On Lanka's continuous resistance of independent international probe, Nirmalan said the working group of UNHRC was categorising evidences and mapping victims based on incidents, which would later be scrutinised by a special team of UN investigators ... More...
Published: Tue Aug 26 09:45:21 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Human trafficking racket busted, 4 held
The Hindu, 2014-08-25 18:30:27 EST. Plan was to send six Sri Lankan Tamils to Australia in a cargo ship from Prakasam Back to the top

Tamil body wants India help to find Lanka solution - Times of India
Times of India, 2014-08-25 23:18:35 EST. CHENNAI: Toning down its strident demand for Eelam, a section of the influential Tamil disapora, the British Tamil Forum, has said a political solution was more realistic than a separate Tamil land in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Govt to export 50000 MT rice to Sri Lanka - The Daily Star
The Daily Star, 2014-08-25 18:14:55 EST. Encouraged by a bumper yield and good stocks at home, the government has decided to export at least 50,000 tonnes of rice, first of its kind since the independence, to Sri Lanka in the current fiscal year... Back to the top

Muthoot Finance up 4%, buys 30% stake in Sri Lanka co - Moneycontrol.com
Moneycontrol.com, 2014-08-26 04:48:36 EST. Gold loan financing company on Monday acquired 16,77,85,600 existing equity shares (representing 29.98 percent stake) of Asia Asset Finance PlC from Asia Capital PLC, a major shareholder, through Colombo Stock Exchange at a total value of LKR 268 ... Back to the top

Study must to elicit views of Tamils: Nedumaran
The Hindu, 2014-08-25 03:30:14 EST. Tamil National Front leader P. Nedumaran on Sunday called upon the Government of India to factor in the views of the Sri Lankan Tamils and refugees living in Tamil Nadu while pushing for a politi... Back to the top

Calgary man runs afoul of law trying to rescue sister in Sri Lanka - Calgary Herald
Calgary Herald, 2014-08-25 00:18:08 EST. Ryan De Hoedt, whose passport has been revoked because he was caught trying to help his sister enter Canada using a false Canadian passport, fears for his sister's life as she remains in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Where to stay in Sri Lanka - MoneyWeek
MoneyWeek, 2014-08-25 09:12:03 EST. This pioneering hotel aims to attract visitors to this once-troubled region of Sri Lanka, which is now safe for tourists... Back to the top

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