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SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 15, NO. 148

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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
· Khiri Travel to launch in Sri Lanka - Travel Daily Media
· Corridors of Power: Village where Tigers live on
· Thisara Perera 'short' circuits Pakistan, powers Sri Lanka to series win - Indian Express
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Khiri Travel to launch in Sri Lanka - Travel Daily Media
Travel Daily Media, 2014-08-31 11:08:23 EST. “A fantastic new selection of signature Sri Lanka experiences will feature the diversity and richness of Sri Lanka's wonderful landscapes, ancient temples, colonial heritage buildings, nature safaris, and culinary discoveries. Sri Lanka has amazing ... More...
Published: Mon Sep 1 09:14:56 EDT 2014

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Corridors of Power: Village where Tigers live on
The Hindu, 2014-09-01 06:43:51 EST. Elderly residents of Kumbarapatti Colony in Kolathur recall the grandeur of camp where LTTE cadre was trained More...
Published: Mon Sep 1 09:17:31 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Thisara Perera 'short' circuits Pakistan, powers Sri Lanka to series win - Indian Express
Indian Express, 2014-08-31 05:22:09 EST. All-rounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final One-day International on Saturday. Perera grabbed 4-34 and tore through Pakistan's batting lineup ... More...
Published: Mon Sep 1 09:18:01 EDT 2014 Back to the top

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