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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
· Interview: Maritime Silk Road initiative to help Sri Lanka realize "Mahinda ... - GlobalPost
· Sri Lankan Navy attack Indian fishing boats, damage fishing nets
· China-Sri Lanka economic ties to enter golden era - Xinhua
· Sri Lanka's expulsion of refugees goes to highest court - SBS
· ISI Agencies step up surveillance in vital installations in South
· Special project for Sri Lankan women
· Nayomi Munaweera's Compelling Meditation on War-Torn Sri Lanka - KQED
· Maldives-Lanka sub commission to be created - haveeruonline
· Sri Lanka: Magical mystical tour - Sydney Morning Herald
· Interview: New Silk Road crucial for Sri Lanka's development: president - Xinhua
· Rajshahi and Jessore may host Lanka - The Daily Star
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Interview: Maritime Silk Road initiative to help Sri Lanka realize "Mahinda ... - GlobalPost
GlobalPost, 2014-09-14 06:04:05 EST. COLOMBO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative presents a major opportunity for the economic takeoff of Sri Lanka and will help the country smoothly realize the "Mahinda Vision", Laskshman Abeywardhana, Sri Lankan ... More...
Published: Sun Sep 14 09:35:01 EDT 2014

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Sri Lankan Navy attack Indian fishing boats, damage fishing nets
The Hindu, 2014-09-14 10:15:36 EST. Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked Indian fishing boats and damaged more than 100 nets near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the early hours on Sunday, fishermen associ... More...
Published: Sun Sep 14 09:47:33 EDT 2014 Back to the top

China-Sri Lanka economic ties to enter golden era - Xinhua
Xinhua, 2014-09-13 15:51:55 EST. COLOMBO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Booming economic and trade relations between China and Sri Lanka is expected to enter a golden era, as the latter is an important participant and major beneficiary of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative. The two ... More...
Published: Sat Sep 13 23:15:40 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's expulsion of refugees goes to highest court - SBS
SBS, 2014-09-13 09:11:33 EST. Six human rights defenders have petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge the expulsions, which are being carried out despite warnings that Sri Lanka is in breach of its international obligations, lawyer Lakshan Dias told AFP... Back to the top

ISI Agencies step up surveillance in vital installations in South
The Hindu, 2014-09-14 09:01:11 EST. With the arrest of another Sri Lankan national for alleged spying for Pakistan’s ISI, central security agencies have stepped up surveillance of vital installations including defence and foreign co... Back to the top

Special project for Sri Lankan women
The Hindu, 2014-09-13 03:13:26 EST. A special project funded by the Asia Foundation for empowerment of rural women entrepreneurs will be a boon to those settled in the war-torn areas in Sri Lanka, said T... Back to the top

Nayomi Munaweera's Compelling Meditation on War-Torn Sri Lanka - KQED
KQED, 2014-09-13 19:09:37 EST. Nayomi Munaweera's family fled war-torn Sri Lanka when she was just three—first to Nigeria, and then, in 1984, to Los Angeles... Back to the top

Maldives-Lanka sub commission to be created - haveeruonline
haveeruonline, 2014-09-13 08:25:52 EST. Speaking to press upon conclusion of official trip to Sri Lanka, Minister Dhunya said that Lanka provided aid for the development of Maldivian education and health sectors and that establishment of a sub commission would further strengthen relations ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Magical mystical tour - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald, 2014-09-13 17:04:12 EST. Mock Tudor melds with leopards and Buddhas in incomparable Sri Lanka, writes Christina Pfeiffer... Back to the top

Interview: New Silk Road crucial for Sri Lanka's development: president - Xinhua
Xinhua, 2014-09-13 06:51:41 EST. COLOMBO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has hailed Chinese President Xi Jinping's initiative of 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, saying the economic corridor bears significance to the island nation's development. The Sri ... Back to the top

Rajshahi and Jessore may host Lanka - The Daily Star
The Daily Star, 2014-09-13 18:02:38 EST. After arranging a FIFA friendly match between Bangladesh U-23 team and Nepal U-23 team in Sylhet earlier this month, the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) is going to give Rajshahi and Jessore their first international football experiences... Back to the top

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