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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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· Former Bodyguard of Slain LTTE Chief Enters Election Fray - The New Indian Express
· Sri Lanka Election Rally Shooting: Second Person Dies - Wall Street Journal
· Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos expedition commences - Newsfirst
· Road & rail link between India's Rameswaram and Sri Lanka's Thalaimannar could ... - Economic Times
· Sri Lanka to Use Wasted Rainwater for Crops, Power - VOA Learning English
· Promoting Petroleum – Sri Lanka Mulls National Oil & Gas Company - Sunday Leader
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Former Bodyguard of Slain LTTE Chief Enters Election Fray - The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express, 2015-08-02 23:05:36 EST. COLOMBO: Sivanathan Navindra alias Venthan, a former bodyguard of the slain Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, is among nine ex-Tiger militants contesting the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections from the Jaffna-Kilinochchi electoral ... More...
Published: Mon Aug 3 08:41:39 EDT 2015

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Sri Lanka Election Rally Shooting: Second Person Dies - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal, 2015-08-03 08:24:24 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—A second government supporter died on Monday following a shooting at an election rally in the Sri Lankan capital, police said, amid a campaign in which ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa is seeking re-election. On Friday unidentified ... More...
Published: Mon Aug 3 08:40:24 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos expedition commences - Newsfirst
Newsfirst, 2015-08-02 15:56:33 EST. The '4 x 4 Expedition' titled Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos, organized by the Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment for the second time around, officially commenced on August 2. The rally is organised to promote the tourism industry and to ... More...
Published: Mon Aug 3 08:38:58 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Road & rail link between India's Rameswaram and Sri Lanka's Thalaimannar could ... - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2015-08-03 14:46:28 EST. NEW DELHI: A road and rail link between India's Rameswaram and Sri Lanka's Thalaimannar could be a reality soon as the government of India has asked Asian Development Bank to carry out pre-feasibility study for financing the project across Palk Strait ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to Use Wasted Rainwater for Crops, Power - VOA Learning English
VOA Learning English, 2015-08-02 20:02:32 EST. Sri Lanka plans to store and use a billion cubic meters of rainwater each year to support irrigation and power generation... Back to the top

Promoting Petroleum – Sri Lanka Mulls National Oil & Gas Company - Sunday Leader
Sunday Leader, 2015-08-02 09:28:09 EST. Sri Lanka's Power and Energy Ministry is to set up a national oil and gas company to exploit offshore natural gas deposits found in the Mannar Basin... Back to the top

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