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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 U-19 will meet England in quarters - nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
· India, Sri Lanka discuss fishermen issue, sign two MoUs - Times of India
· Sixth Guitar Festival of the SL Guitar Association : Savouring music with a difference
· Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas: Crashing fall from grace
· Sri Lanka reinstated full ICC membership - Ceylon Daily News
· 'Lion's Blood' Stickers Pop Up All Over Sri Lanka, Stoking Fears of Renewed Ethnic Hatred - Global Voices Online
· Sri Lanka to mark 68th Independence Day - Newsfirst
· Sicille Kotelawala arrested at BIA
· Sri Lanka Lifts Unofficial Ban on Tamil National Anthem - ABC News
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Sri Lanka U-19 will meet England in quarters - nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
The Nation Newspaper, 2016-02-05 18:44:35 EST. Sri Lanka Under-19 team losing to Pakistan by 23 runs enabled the latter to finish on top of Group B in the ongoing Youth World Cup in Bangladesh. The young 'Lions' finished runners up to Pakistan in the same Group. Pakistan will now take on West ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 5 21:54:13 EST 2016

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India, Sri Lanka discuss fishermen issue, sign two MoUs - Times of India
Times of India, 2016-02-05 15:17:12 EST. COLOMBO: India and Sri Lanka on Friday reviewed the progress made in their bilateral ties discussing various issues including that of fishermen, a major irritant in the relations, as the two countries signed MoUs in education and health sectors ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 5 21:54:51 EST 2016 Back to the top

Sixth Guitar Festival of the SL Guitar Association : Savouring music with a difference
Daily Mirror, 2016-02-06 00:00:02 EST. The sixth guitar festival of the Sri Lanka Guitar Association was held at the Royal College auditorium last Sunday. More...
Published: Fri Feb 5 21:58:33 EST 2016 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas: Crashing fall from grace
BBC South Asia, 2016-02-06 01:54:32 EST. The Rajapaksa family's crashing fall from grace in Sri Lanka Back to the top

Sri Lanka reinstated full ICC membership - Ceylon Daily News
Ceylon Daily News, 2016-02-05 02:23:39 EST. Following last month's elections, Sri Lanka Cricket's membership of the ICC has been reinstated in full, states an ICC media release following a Board meeting held in Dubai... Back to the top

'Lion's Blood' Stickers Pop Up All Over Sri Lanka, Stoking Fears of Renewed Ethnic Hatred - Global Voices Online
Global Voices Online, 2016-02-05 00:34:00 EST. A sticker campaign undertaken by a Buddhist nationalistic movement in Sri Lanka has some observers fearing harassment of ethnic and religious minorities in the country... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to mark 68th Independence Day - Newsfirst
Newsfirst, 2016-02-04 02:36:57 EST. The celebrations of the 68th Independence day will take place at the Galle Face premises this morning under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena... Back to the top

Sicille Kotelawala arrested at BIA
Daily Mirror, 2016-02-04 18:30:32 EST. Former Ceylinco Chairman Lalith Kothelawala’s wife Sicille Kotelawala was arrested by the Immigration and Emigration Department officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport this afternoon on her arrival from Dubai... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Lifts Unofficial Ban on Tamil National Anthem - ABC News
ABC News, 2016-02-04 06:47:00 EST. A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka's national anthem has been sung at the country's independence ceremony, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation... Back to the top

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