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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
· 68 thousand affected by adverse weather; Rivers still at spill level; Heavy showers forecast from tomorrow again
· 12.5% bus fare hike from midnight; Rs.12 for the first segment
· Gota's economic policy same as ours: Malik
· Sri Lanka Cricket increase wages of national cricketers by 34 percent for the period of 2018/19 - Firstpost
· Disease spreading in South identified as pneumonia: DGHS
· Landslide warning issued for 10 districts
· China claims Sri Lanka hub in Silk Road strategy
· Tourism Ministry website hacked by Tamil Eelam Cyber Force
· Sri Lanka Cricket makes Rs2.1bn profit in 2017, pays down debt - EconomyNext
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68 thousand affected by adverse weather; Rivers still at spill level; Heavy showers forecast from tomorrow again
Hiru News, 2018-05-22 15:49:12 EST. The disaster management centre stated that more than 68,000 persons have been affected by the existing inclement weather. It is reported that 8 persons died and 7 were injured. 20 houses have been destroyed and 956 houses have been damaged. Addressing... Read More More...
Published: Tue May 22 15:31:40 EDT 2018

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12.5% bus fare hike from midnight; Rs.12 for the first segment
Daily Mirror, 2018-05-22 12:26:33 EST. The Cabinet has approved a 12.5% bus fare hike with the fare Rs. 12 for the first segment of the journey with effect from midnight, Deputy Minister of Transport Ashoka Abeysinghe said. More...
Published: Tue May 22 15:31:18 EDT 2018 Back to the top

Gota's economic policy same as ours: Malik
Daily Mirror, 2018-05-22 18:45:24 EST. International Trade and Development Strategies Minister Malik Samarawickrama today congratulated former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the comments he made on Sri Lanka’s economic policy. More...
Published: Tue May 22 15:30:56 EDT 2018 Back to the top

Sri Lanka Cricket increase wages of national cricketers by 34 percent for the period of 2018/19 - Firstpost
Firstpost, 2018-05-22 14:48:00 EST. Sri Lanka's cricket board on Tuesday increased wages for national players by more than a third after making record profits in 2017... Back to the top

Disease spreading in South identified as pneumonia: DGHS
Daily Mirror, 2018-05-19 06:10:34 EST. Laboratory findings have revealed that the disease spreading in Southern Province was a pneumonia outbreak mainly due to influenza virus, Director General of Health Services Dr... Back to the top

Landslide warning issued for 10 districts
Hiru News, 2018-05-18 07:37:01 EST. Met Department says the rainfall of 108.3 mm recorded in Colombo fort was the highest rainfall recorded within the 24-hour period... Back to the top

China claims Sri Lanka hub in Silk Road strategy
Daily Mirror, 2018-05-19 00:04:54 EST. China hinted Sri Lanka’s growing importance in its ambitious US$500 billion One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative claiming Sri Lanka is a ‘hub’ in its OBOR strategy... Back to the top

Tourism Ministry website hacked by Tamil Eelam Cyber Force
Daily Mirror, 2018-05-18 21:05:40 EST. The Sinhalese version of the official website of the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs and the website of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Honorary Consulate in Kerala were reportedly hacked this evening by an organisation calling itself the ‘Tamil Eelam Cyber Force’... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Cricket makes Rs2.1bn profit in 2017, pays down debt - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2018-05-16 12:12:32 EST. Sri Lanka Cricket, said it had made a 2.12 billion rupee surplus in 2017, up from a 64 million rupees last year, with revenues doubling to 6.19 billion rupees, after turning around from financial crisis in 2015... Back to the top

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