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MAY 28, 2016 EST, USA
 
QUAERE VERUM
 
VOL. 17, NO. 53

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Sri Lanka battle in the follow-on - ESPN - Google
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England pacers run through Sri Lanka in second Test - The Indian Express - Google
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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 slumps to 91-8 after Ali powers England to 498 - Daily Mail
· Sri Lanka says 100 missing in landslides are dead - Daily Mail
· Indian small cars to benefit from Sri Lanka import duty changes - Times of India
· Jayanthi becomes first Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest
· Sri Lanka panel gives approval for pre-fabricated steel houses - The Hindu
· Alex Hales shines as England survive Sri Lanka's catching masterclass - The Guardian
· Thunmulla roundabout flooded
· Vehicle prices increased again
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Sri Lanka slumps to 91-8 after Ali powers England to 498 - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2016-05-28 18:34:00 EST. CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) — Sri Lanka was facing another innings loss and a hefty series defeat as it slumped to 91-8 at stumps in the second test on Saturday after England declared on 498-9, with Moeen Ali thumping a career-best 155 not out. More...
Published: Sat May 28 20:25:37 EDT 2016

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Sri Lanka says 100 missing in landslides are dead - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2016-05-28 06:57:00 EST. Around 100 people still missing following landslides in Sri Lanka last week are believed dead, authorities said Saturday after failing to find signs of life under tonnes of mud. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 67 bodies had been recovered ... More...
Published: Sat May 28 20:29:57 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Indian small cars to benefit from Sri Lanka import duty changes - Times of India
Times of India, 2016-05-28 14:45:38 EST. Read More. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has reduced import duties on 800 and 1,000cc cars while increasing duty on higher engine capacity cars, a move likely to benefit India-made smaller vehicles. Prices of vehicles above 1,000 cubic centimeter engine capacity ... More...
Published: Sat May 28 20:26:18 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Jayanthi becomes first Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest
Daily Mirror, Fri May 27 23:34:47 2016 . Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala sumitted Mount Everest on May 21st morning becoming the first Sri Lankan to do so... Back to the top

Sri Lanka panel gives approval for pre-fabricated steel houses - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2016-05-27 23:31:36 EST. The option of building 65,000 pre-fabricated steel houses for conflict-affected people in the Northern and Eastern Provinces has been termed by a panel of experts as a “fair solution”... Back to the top

Alex Hales shines as England survive Sri Lanka's catching masterclass - The Guardian
The Guardian, 2016-05-27 18:32:44 EST. On a largely overcast day where Sri Lanka hung on tenaciously and caught like gods, England may already have played themselves into a strong position to win the series... Back to the top

Thunmulla roundabout flooded
Hiru News, 2016-05-28 01:46:40 EST. Thunmulla area in Colombo 07 was flooded this morning as a result of the rains prevailing since last night... Back to the top

Vehicle prices increased again
Daily Mirror, 2016-05-27 11:13:32 EST. Prices of motor vehicles in which cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc will be increased as Unit Rate Tax was increased from today Vehicle Importers’ Association chairman Mahinda Sarathchandra said... Back to the top

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