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JULY 26, 2016 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 17, NO. 112

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ICRC presses Sri Lanka on fate of 16,000 war missing | Daily Mail ... - Daily Mail - Google
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England Lions smash records against Lanka 'A' - Ceylon Daily News - Google
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Pack-hunting Australians leave Sri Lanka only one way to respond in first Test - ABC Online - Google
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Sri Lanka to revise electricity price twice a year from 2017: regulator - EconomyNext - Google
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15 injured in multiple collision - The Hindu
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‘More fishermen likely to be released in 2 days’ - The Hindu
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Ensure boats are returned: PMK - The Hindu
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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 to Conserve Climate-Friendly Mangroves Ecosystem - ABC News
· Sri Lanka v Australia: Muttiah Muralitharan hits back at 'traitor' jibe - BBC Sport
· Australia hammer Sri Lanka on day one of test - eNCA
· BIA closed for renovations for 3 months
· Muttiah Muralidaran blasts Sri Lanka after Australia bowling mentor accused of bullying groundsmen - ABC Online
· SCCC acquires Holcim Lanka - The Nation
· V.G.Santhosam gifts 16 thiruvalluvar statues to Sri Lanka - The New ... - The New Indian Express
· Sri lanka to import crude oil from Iran again
· 800 kilos of explosives recovered from Negombo
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Sri Lanka to Conserve Climate-Friendly Mangroves Ecosystem - ABC News
ABC News, 2016-07-26 08:59:34 EST. Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests — the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of ... More...
Published: Tue Jul 26 15:18:59 EDT 2016

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Sri Lanka v Australia: Muttiah Muralitharan hits back at 'traitor' jibe - BBC Sport
BBC Sport, 2016-07-26 10:03:04 EST. Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan has defended his right to coach Australia's bowlers during a Test series between the sides after being called a traitor. Sri Lanka Cricket president Thilanga Sumathipala also said that the spinner - who took a Test ... More...
Published: Tue Jul 26 15:17:04 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Australia hammer Sri Lanka on day one of test - eNCA
eNCA, 2016-07-26 18:09:28 EST. Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews (R) dives as he attempts to field a ball hit by Australia's captain Steven Smith (L)and wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal (C) look on during the first day of their opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia. More...
Published: Tue Jul 26 15:15:49 EDT 2016 Back to the top

BIA closed for renovations for 3 months
Daily Mirror, 2016-07-26 20:10:05 EST. The main runway of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) would be closed for three months from January 5 next year for renovations, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said today... Back to the top

Muttiah Muralidaran blasts Sri Lanka after Australia bowling mentor accused of bullying groundsmen - ABC Online
ABC Online, 2016-07-25 19:59:34 EST. Sri Lanka's record-breaking spinner Muttiah Muralidaran has launched a blistering attack on his former bosses after they complained about his behaviour in his new role as a mentor to Australia... Back to the top

SCCC acquires Holcim Lanka - The Nation
The Nation, 2016-07-25 18:00:38 EST. SIAM CITY Cement, Thailand's second-largest cement producer, has agreed to acquire Holcim Lanka from Netherlands-based Holderfin for up to Bt13 billion... Back to the top

V.G.Santhosam gifts 16 thiruvalluvar statues to Sri Lanka - The New ... - The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express, 2016-07-25 15:15:18 EST. COLOMBO: Dr.V.G.Santhosam, proprietor of the Chennai-based V.G.Panneerdas and Co., has gifted sixteen 8 ft Thiruvalluvar statutes to Sri Lanka to be put up ... Back to the top

Sri lanka to import crude oil from Iran again
Hiru News, 2016-07-25 08:16:41 EST. The government has decided to import crude oil from Iran as the United States has removed economic sanctions against Iran... Back to the top

800 kilos of explosives recovered from Negombo
Hiru News, 2016-07-25 01:39:09 EST. A stock of more than 800 kilograms of explosives illegally imported to the country was recovered from a warehouse in Negombo yesterday... Back to the top

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