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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
· UN Chief to visit Jaffna during Lanka trip - Business Standard
· LTTE heavy weapons unearthed in Omanthai - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
· Tillakaratne Dilshan: Sri Lanka batsman to retire from international cricket - BBC Sport
· Sri Lanka fails to make impact in Rio | Daily News - Ceylon Daily News
· Sri Lanka opposition leader seeks Tamil prisoners' release | The ... - The Indian Express
· Sri Lanka level ODI series - The New Daily
· India to provide Rs 300 million aid to Sri Lanka for livelihood ... - Hindustan Times
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UN Chief to visit Jaffna during Lanka trip - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2016-08-26 04:13:30 EST. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon willvisit a resettlement site in Jaffna in Northern Province of Sri Lanka and meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his trip to the island nation later this month. More...
Published: Fri Aug 26 22:02:32 EDT 2016

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LTTE heavy weapons unearthed in Omanthai - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, 2016-08-26 12:46:59 EST. A stock of heavy weapons suspected to have been hidden by the LTTE have been unearthed at Paalamottai in Omanthai. According to ... The second annual Lanka Comic Con took place last weekend at the JDA Perera Gallery recently. Organised by the ... More...
Published: Fri Aug 26 22:01:28 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Tillakaratne Dilshan: Sri Lanka batsman to retire from international cricket - BBC Sport
BBC Sport, 2016-08-25 10:34:22 EST. Dilshan made his international debut in 1999 and was part of the Sri Lanka team that won the World Twenty20 in 2014. As well as being an innovative, aggressive batsman, he was also an off-spin bowler, taking 152 international wickets, an excellent ... More...
Published: Thu Aug 25 20:22:31 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sri Lanka fails to make impact in Rio | Daily News - Ceylon Daily News
Ceylon Daily News, 2016-08-25 01:53:14 EST. RIO DE JANEIRO, Wednesday. – Yet another Olympic Games has ended, shattering Sri Lanka's hopes of another dream medal in Rio 2016 Games... Back to the top

Sri Lanka opposition leader seeks Tamil prisoners' release | The ... - The Indian Express
The Indian Express, 2016-08-25 08:47:50 EST. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan accused the Maithripala Sirisena-led government of not acting promptly since coming to power... Back to the top

Sri Lanka level ODI series - The New Daily
The New Daily, 2016-08-24 18:23:33 EST. A hat-trick from James Faulkner and a gritty Mathew Wade half-century were to no avail as Australia crumbled to a hefty 82-run defeat against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Wednesday... Back to the top

India to provide Rs 300 million aid to Sri Lanka for livelihood ... - Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times, 2016-08-24 16:08:00 EST. India will provide an assistance of Rs 300 million to Sri Lanka for livelihood development, including the fisheries sector, in the southern Hambantota district, ... Back to the top

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