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MARCH 5, 2015 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 15, NO. 333

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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
· Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka loses Rangana Herath, Dimuth Karunaratne to ... - ABC Online
· Sri Lanka expects 2,5 million tourists to visit by 2016 - euronews
· 'Sri Lanka keen on Indian investment' - The Hindu
· Sri Lanka slaps 90-day detention on France-bound woman - Zee News
· Sri Lanka threatens Chinese firm with legal action to stop project - Reuters
· Lanka to probe claims Rajapaksa govt tried to pay US lawmakers - Business Standard
· Sri Lanka probes alleged bribes to US lawmakers - Channel News Asia
· Top UN political official urges Sri Lanka to seize 'historic moment' for ... - UN News Centre
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Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka loses Rangana Herath, Dimuth Karunaratne to ... - ABC Online
ABC Online, 2015-03-05 22:59:14 EST. Sri Lanka will be forced to make at least two changes for Sunday's crunch Cricket World Cup clash with Australia in Sydney. Spinner Rangana Herath has been ruled out after splitting the webbing between his spin fingers in the side's last-start win over ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 5 21:36:24 EST 2015

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Sri Lanka expects 2,5 million tourists to visit by 2016 - euronews
euronews, 2015-03-05 15:13:23 EST. Often in the shadow of big neighbor India, Sri Lanka has been continuously increasing its influx of tourists in recent years. Euronews spoke to P.M. Withana about the expectations the country has for this year and the next as well as about the impact ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 5 21:35:38 EST 2015 Back to the top

'Sri Lanka keen on Indian investment' - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2015-03-05 21:23:45 EST. Signalling potentially closer economic ties with India, Sri Lanka has invited several top Indian companies to invest in major projects in the island nation, particularly for collaborations in the manufacturing sector. “We hope that these will be ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 5 21:36:09 EST 2015 Back to the top

Sri Lanka slaps 90-day detention on France-bound woman - Zee News
Zee News, 2015-03-05 10:51:24 EST. Rohana said she returned to Sri Lanka last month and had been visiting relatives in the northern town of Paranthan, just south of the northern peninsula of Jaffna which was once the LTTE heartland... Back to the top

Sri Lanka threatens Chinese firm with legal action to stop project - Reuters
Reuters, 2015-03-04 17:01:45 EST. Sri Lanka's new government is reviewing the award of the project to China Communications Construction Co Ltd over allegations the previous administration breached local laws and sidestepped environmental requirements for the deal... Back to the top

Lanka to probe claims Rajapaksa govt tried to pay US lawmakers - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2015-03-04 12:22:07 EST. The previous Rajapaksa government had hired American public relations firms to win over US policymakers on human rights accusations against Sri Lanka after the US government moved three successive resolutions at the UN Human Rights Council since ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka probes alleged bribes to US lawmakers - Channel News Asia
Channel News Asia, 2015-03-04 15:53:00 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Wednesday (Mar 4) announced an investigation into claims that unidentified US politicians had received bribes to ensure Washington went soft on the island's human rights record... Back to the top

Top UN political official urges Sri Lanka to seize 'historic moment' for ... - UN News Centre
UN News Centre, 2015-03-03 23:26:39 EST. 3 March 2015 – The United Nations will stand with the people and leaders of Sri Lanka as the country forges ahead along the path to reconciliation, the Organization's top political official said today, as he voiced encouragement at the Government's ... Back to the top

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