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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, IMF agree on $1.5B bailout to avert balance of payments crisis - CNBC
· Agents warn Sri Lanka losing thousands of West Asian jobs - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
· Tamil Nadu Elections 2016: Rift in Congress after ex-LTTE supporter fielded in Sriperumbudur - Daily News & Analysis
· Sri Lanka Gets $1.5 Billion Loan From IMF - Wall Street Journal
· The Federal Structure is to unite the Country
· Sigiri Wasp Nests To Be Covered From Nets
· Islamic State fails to gain a foothold in Sri Lanka - Asia Times
· Silva recovers from head blow to earn Sri Lanka recall - Daily Mail
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Sri Lanka, IMF agree on $1.5B bailout to avert balance of payments crisis - CNBC
CNBC, 2016-04-30 06:52:00 EST. "The Sri Lankan authorities and the IMF have reached a staff-level agreement on a 36-month Extended Fund Facility (EFF)," for a $1.5 billion loan, Todd Schneider, IMF mission chief for Sri Lanka, said in a statement. More...
Published: Sat Apr 30 23:42:49 EDT 2016

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Agents warn Sri Lanka losing thousands of West Asian jobs - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, 2016-04-30 19:49:44 EST. A controversial deal the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLBFE) has entered into with a Dubai-based company to provide a new insurance cover, in addition to the existing ones, to Sri Lankan migrant workers has put the country's West Asian jobĀ ... More...
Published: Sat Apr 30 23:45:14 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Tamil Nadu Elections 2016: Rift in Congress after ex-LTTE supporter fielded in Sriperumbudur - Daily News & Analysis
Daily News & Analysis, 2016-04-30 09:21:41 EST. According to an India Today report, it is being alleged that the candidate Selva, was a supporter of VCK, a party that supported Rajiv's assassination and the LTTE. Four-time MLA from Sriperumbudur D Yashodha has been protesting the choice of Selva as ... More...
Published: Sat Apr 30 23:45:54 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sri Lanka Gets $1.5 Billion Loan From IMF - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal, 2016-04-29 14:57:15 EST. Sri Lanka's foreign-exchange reserves have dwindled in recent months amid weak global demand, capital outflows from emerging markets as the U... Back to the top

The Federal Structure is to unite the Country
Hiru News, 2016-04-30 01:22:46 EST. The federal solution was proposed not to tear apart the country but to unite it, Northern Province Chief Minister C... Back to the top

Read More Sigiri Wasp Nests To Be Covered From Nets
Hiru News, 2016-04-29 07:33:50 EST. The Central Cultural Fund has decided to cover the area populated with wasp nests in Sigiriya rock with nets... Back to the top

Islamic State fails to gain a foothold in Sri Lanka - Asia Times
Asia Times, 2016-04-28 10:36:46 EST. The country, which was once home to the terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has been on alert after 37-year-old Abu Shuraih Sailania, a local karate instructor who joined IS, was reportedly killed in an airstrike in Syria in ... Back to the top

Silva recovers from head blow to earn Sri Lanka recall - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2016-04-28 04:55:30 EST. COLOMBO, April 28 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka opener Kaushal Silva has recovered from a blow to the head he suffered while fielding last weekend to be named in the test squad for next month's tour of England... Back to the top

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