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NOVEMBER 27, 2014 EST, USA
 
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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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· British lawmakers urge EU to stop Sri Lanka trade perks if UN probe not given ... - Reuters
· A tonic for Sri Lanka's top order - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Sri Lanka Becoming China's New Best Friend? - EconomyWatch.com
· Former Sri Lanka health minister eyes presidency - Press TV
· Chinese submarine row: Sri Lanka has reassured India on security interest ... - Zee News
· Vaiko, pro-Tamil outfits celebrate LTTE chief's birth anniversary
· Sri Lanka v England, 1st one-day international, ColomboLive - BBC Sport
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British lawmakers urge EU to stop Sri Lanka trade perks if UN probe not given ... - Reuters
Reuters, 2014-11-27 00:10:23 EST. "Our government must negotiate with EU partners to remove trade concessions from Sri Lanka if the government of Sri Lanka continues to deny the U.N. investigating team access into the country," Richard Ottaway, a Conservative lawmaker and chairman of ... More...
Published: Thu Nov 27 17:48:09 EST 2014

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A tonic for Sri Lanka's top order - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2014-11-26 23:38:58 EST. Sri Lanka is not quite an island dream in November. Rains are nation-wide. Mosquitoes rule the gardens. Flood and landslide risk announcements invade airwaves, and drawn-out days are endured indoors, until the monsoon breaks and the cool, dry months ... More...
Published: Thu Nov 27 17:46:22 EST 2014 Back to the top
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England fall to Sri Lanka despite Moheen ton - Sydney Morning Herald  - Sydney Morning Herald

Sri Lanka Becoming China's New Best Friend? - EconomyWatch.com
EconomyWatch.com, 2014-11-26 17:35:24 EST. A sea change is occurring in Sri Lanka's strategic orientation. Recent developments suggest that Sri Lanka is becoming China's new best friend and security partner in the eastern Indian Ocean. This would represent a major change in Sri Lanka's foreign ... More...
Published: Thu Nov 27 17:47:25 EST 2014 Back to the top

Former Sri Lanka health minister eyes presidency - Press TV
Press TV, 2014-11-26 13:58:50 EST. The former health minister under the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Maithripala Sirisena, vowed on Wednesday that as president he would scrap many of the powers that the incumbent president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has transferred to the ... Back to the top

Chinese submarine row: Sri Lanka has reassured India on security interest ... - Zee News
Zee News, 2014-11-26 15:34:31 EST. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed Lok Sabha that the government has taken up with Sri Lanka the recent visits of a Chinese submarine in Colombo and the neighbouring country has informed that the vessel visited for "replenishment ... Back to the top

Vaiko, pro-Tamil outfits celebrate LTTE chief's birth anniversary
The Hindu, 2014-11-26 14:12:27 EST. Vaiko, whose MDMK is an ally of the ruling NDA at the Centre, cut a cake in Erode at 7.30 p... Back to the top

Sri Lanka v England, 1st one-day international, ColomboLive - BBC Sport
BBC Sport, 2014-11-26 16:38:33 EST. Thisara Perera, who had a torrid time in Sri Lanka's recent series in India, is into the attack... Back to the top

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