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FEBRUARY 22, 2018 EST, USA
 
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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 Lankan High Commissioner in London resigns
· SL ranked 91 in Corruption Perceptions Index
· Monk gets patent for solar-powered vehicle
· Govt. decides to enroll SAITM students to KDU
· Grenade on Sri Lanka bus injures 19; military rules out attack
· Sri Lanka recalls its defence attache in UK over anti-Tamil gesture
· Online license issuing system goes live to accelerate import/export procedures
· Gas prices to be increased?
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Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London resigns
Hiru News, 2018-02-22 06:43:08 EST. Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London, Amari Wijewardana has resigned from her post. The Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed her resignation. More...
Published: Thu Feb 22 18:53:36 EST 2018

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SL ranked 91 in Corruption Perceptions Index
Daily Mirror, 2018-02-22 11:15:10 EST. Sri Lanka has failed to show significant improvement in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017, released by Transparency International (TI), the global movement against corruption, the Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said. More...
Published: Thu Feb 22 18:49:24 EST 2018 Back to the top

Monk gets patent for solar-powered vehicle
Daily Mirror, 2018-02-22 09:12:20 EST. The chief incumbent of the International Meditation Centre at Rathmalkanda Aranyaya (hermitage) in Kitthalella, Bandarawela Ven. Madawala Upali Thera has received the patent license for his invention of solar-power operated motor vehicle. More...
Published: Thu Feb 22 18:51:02 EST 2018 Back to the top

Govt. decides to enroll SAITM students to KDU
Daily Mirror, 2018-02-21 21:17:41 EST. The government has decided to enroll the students of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the medical faculty of the Sir John Kotelawala Defense University (KDU), Presidential Media Unit said today... Back to the top

Grenade on Sri Lanka bus injures 19; military rules out attack
Asia Pacific, 2018-02-21 07:11:49 EST. A grenade exploded on a bus in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, injuring 19 people, including 12 military personnel, the prime minister said, but the military ruled out the possibility that the incident was an attack... Back to the top

Sri Lanka recalls its defence attache in UK over anti-Tamil gesture
New Indian Express, 2018-02-21 10:11:00 EST. Sri Lanka has recalled its defence attache in the UK for an inquiry following his offensive act of gesticulating to slit throats of Tamil demonstrators in London, the military spokesman said... Back to the top

Online license issuing system goes live to accelerate import/export procedures
Daily Mirror, 2018-02-07 10:06:12 EST. The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) in collaboration with the Import and Export Control Department (IECD) has developed an online license issuing and debiting system to further simplify and accelerate import/export procedures... Back to the top

Gas prices to be increased?
Hiru News, 2018-02-20 03:46:03 EST. Gas prices to be increased? The domestic gas retail companies have requested permission from the Consumer Affairs Authority to increase the price of a domestic gas cylinder by Rs... Back to the top

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