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SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 15, NO. 149

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LACNET TSUNAMI REHABILITATION PROJECTS

On December 26 of 2004, about 35,000 Sri Lankan lives were lost to one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history, the Asian tsunami. The enormity of this tragedy generated an outpouring of aid from the international community. LAcNet collected $129,200 and have have disbursed $94,371 to seven worthy projects. [More...]

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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
· Couple receive surprise welcome in Sri Lanka - East London and West Essex Guardian Series
· Sri Lanka court gives green light to deport Pakistani asylum seekers - The News International
· Nine fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Naval personnel - Daily News & Analysis
· Misbah mea culpa after Sri Lanka disaster - SBS
· Lanka hopes for better relations with new UN human rights boss - Zee News
· Bala Thampoe: a life-long struggle for labour rights
· Khiri Travel to launch in Sri Lanka - Travel Daily Media
· Corridors of Power: Village where Tigers live on
· Thisara Perera 'short' circuits Pakistan, powers Sri Lanka to series win - Indian Express
· Emerging Markets: Sri Lanka, Land of the Moonstone - NASDAQ
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Couple receive surprise welcome in Sri Lanka - East London and West Essex Guardian Series
East London and West Essex Guardian Series, 2014-09-02 10:31:26 EST. A couple were unexpectedly greeted with flowers and dancers as they landed for a holiday in Sri Lanka to mark the 1,000,000th tourist visit to the country this year. Sophie Nathan, 23, of Beech Lane, in Buckhurst Hill, and her boyfriend, Josh Gladstein ... More...
Published: Tue Sep 2 23:40:47 EDT 2014

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Sri Lanka court gives green light to deport Pakistani asylum seekers - The News International
The News International, 2014-09-02 01:56:21 EST. COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court on Monday gave permission to authorities to send back scores of Pakistani asylum seekers, after the Sri Lankan government said they were a threat to the island's security and public health. Deputy Solicitor General Janak de ... More...
Published: Tue Sep 2 08:39:53 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Nine fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Naval personnel - Daily News & Analysis
Daily News & Analysis, 2014-09-02 10:45:04 EST. Nine fishermen from this coastal town were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel when they were returning from the Palk Straits early this morning, a top official of Mechanised boat fishermen Association said. Association President T Jesuraja said two ... More...
Published: Tue Sep 2 08:39:48 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Misbah mea culpa after Sri Lanka disaster - SBS
SBS, 2014-09-02 17:28:32 EST. Pakistan's cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq has admitted his failure with the bat was a "big factor" in his team's disastrous tour of Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Lanka hopes for better relations with new UN human rights boss - Zee News
Zee News, 2014-09-01 17:46:18 EST. The last one prescribed an international investigation into alleged human rights abuses by the government troops during the last phase of the war with LTTE... Back to the top

Bala Thampoe: a life-long struggle for labour rights
The Hindu, 2014-09-01 18:29:59 EST. Veteran trade unionist Bala Thampoe — who has been at the forefront of Sri Lanka’s labour movement for nearly seven decades — passed away here on Monday... Back to the top

Khiri Travel to launch in Sri Lanka - Travel Daily Media
Travel Daily Media, 2014-08-31 11:08:23 EST. “A fantastic new selection of signature Sri Lanka experiences will feature the diversity and richness of Sri Lanka's wonderful landscapes, ancient temples, colonial heritage buildings, nature safaris, and culinary discoveries... Back to the top

Corridors of Power: Village where Tigers live on
The Hindu, 2014-09-01 06:43:51 EST. Elderly residents of Kumbarapatti Colony in Kolathur recall the grandeur of camp where LTTE cadre was trained Back to the top

Thisara Perera 'short' circuits Pakistan, powers Sri Lanka to series win - Indian Express
Indian Express, 2014-08-31 05:22:09 EST. All-rounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final One-day International on Saturday... Back to the top

Emerging Markets: Sri Lanka, Land of the Moonstone - NASDAQ
NASDAQ, 2014-09-02 15:16:11 EST. Ceylon became independent in 1948, and eventually changed its name to Sri Lanka in 1972... Back to the top

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