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2nd T20I: India vs Sri Lanka - Live - Dhawan departs for 51, hosts in strong position - Zee News - Google
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IND vs SL, 2nd T20I: Dhawan falls after rapid fifty, onus on well-set Rohit - India Today - Google
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IND vs SL, 2nd T20I: India geared up to bounce back after Pune humiliation - India Today - Google
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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 willing for international probe on war crimes, Ranil Wickremesinghe says - Times of India
· Unheralded Sri Lanka look to trip up India again - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Bharti Airtel in talks to merge its wholly-owned Sri Lanka unit into Dialog Axiata - Times of India
· Prince Al Hussein offers concession but with difficult conditions
· Meliá Hotels enters Sri Lanka to manage three hotels - Ceylon Daily News
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Sri Lanka willing for international probe on war crimes, Ranil Wickremesinghe says - Times of India
Times of India, 2016-02-12 12:21:54 EST. He said Sri Lanka wanted to ensure that those responsible to the death of the civilians whether they were military personnel or the organizations like the LTTE, adding, a UN investigation had earlier said it was possible up to 40,000 people had been ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 12 08:23:48 EST 2016

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Unheralded Sri Lanka look to trip up India again - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2016-02-11 14:01:07 EST. They also seemed not to know much about Sri Lanka's second-string seam attack. Actually, no one did. Why would they? After a year of modest performances, and with the frontliners all in the sick bay, these new guys were selection Hail Marys. For a ... More...
Published: Thu Feb 11 20:22:00 EST 2016 Back to the top

Bharti Airtel in talks to merge its wholly-owned Sri Lanka unit into Dialog Axiata - Times of India
Times of India, 2016-02-11 08:42:00 EST. KOLKATA/MUMBAI: Bharti Airtel is believed to be in talks to merge its wholly-owned Sri Lanka unit into Dialog Axiata, the Malaysia-based Axiata group's telecom arm in the island nation, in a likely share-swap deal, two people familiar with the matter said. More...
Published: Thu Feb 11 20:21:08 EST 2016 Back to the top

Prince Al Hussein offers concession but with difficult conditions
Daily Mirror, 2016-02-12 01:21:00 EST. From whatever angle we look at it, there were positive as well as negative aspects in the statement... Back to the top

Meliá Hotels enters Sri Lanka to manage three hotels - Ceylon Daily News
Ceylon Daily News, 2016-02-12 01:58:41 EST. For the first time Meliá Hotels International,17th biggest hotel chain worldwide which was founded 1956 will enter the leisure sector in Sri Lanka this year... Back to the top

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