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JUNE 23, 2016 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 17, NO. 79

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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
· Pakistan Court Indicts 6 Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi Men In 2009 Sri Lanka Team Attack Case - NDTV
· Unlimited funds for treatment of cancer patients
· Dengue Rises with Monsoon Rains: Death Toll Up to 24
· Liam Plunkett hits last ball six as England tie with Sri Lanka in dramatic end to first One Day International - Telegraph.co.uk
· 12-Hour Water Cut In Colombo
· Sri Lanka bowler Eranga discharged after heart scare - Daily Mail
· Rupee sinks
· A bus union prepares for a strike demanding bus fare increase
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Pakistan Court Indicts 6 Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi Men In 2009 Sri Lanka Team Attack Case - NDTV
NDTV, 2016-06-23 19:09:00 EST. The LeJ members charged by the court on Wednesday are Obaidullah, Javed Anwar, Ibrahim Khalil, Abdul Wahab, Zubair and Adnan Arshad. (Representational Image). Lahore, Pakistan: Outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi's six terrorists have been charged by a ... More...
Published: Thu Jun 23 23:39:06 EDT 2016

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Unlimited funds for treatment of cancer patients
Daily Mirror, 2016-06-23 21:34:00 EST. Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne has directed the Ministry to remove the threshold of Rs 1.5 million allocated for a cancer patient and to allocate funds without a limit for their treatments. More...
Published: Thu Jun 23 23:41:27 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Dengue Rises with Monsoon Rains: Death Toll Up to 24
Hiru News, 2016-06-23 04:52:39 EST. Dengue is being rapidly spread with commence of South Western monsoon rains, says Ministry of health. The ministry noted that special programmes will be initiated all over the Island to control or stop the spread of the plague. 18735 dengue patients has been recorded so far ... More...
Published: Thu Jun 23 23:43:45 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Liam Plunkett hits last ball six as England tie with Sri Lanka in dramatic end to first One Day International - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk, 2016-06-21 21:10:38 EST. Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes were the joint heroes with some brilliant batting under the Nottingham lights, and they shared a record seventh wicket partnership for England against Sri Lanka of 138 which got their team back into the game after all had ... Back to the top

12-Hour Water Cut In Colombo
Hiru News, 2016-06-21 04:38:55 EST. The supply of water to several areas in Colombo District will be suspended today (Tuesday 21st) for a period of 12-hours, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) sources states... Back to the top

Sri Lanka bowler Eranga discharged after heart scare - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2016-06-21 09:23:43 EST. According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), Eranga will have to remedy his technique before he can compete for Sri Lanka again but he can continue to bowl in domestic cricket... Back to the top

Rupee sinks
Hiru News, 2016-06-21 07:24:57 EST. The rupee has fallen in value against the US dollar yesterday... Back to the top

A bus union prepares for a strike demanding bus fare increase
Hiru News, 2016-06-21 02:04:43 EST. All Island Private Bus Owners’ Union Federation is getting ready to launch a strike demanding an increase in bus fare of 10 - 15 per cent... Back to the top

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