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JULY 5, 2015 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 16, NO. 90

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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
· Sarfraz fights as Pakistan crumble against seamers - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Mathews, Tharanga steady SL after Rahat strikes - ESPNcricinfo.com
· Sri Lanka's new administration starts building China funded highway - EconomyNext
· Sri Lanka: On Rajapaksa's Return - Sri Lanka Guardian
· Tectonic shift in Sri Lanka's gameplan? - ESPNcricinfo.com
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Sarfraz fights as Pakistan crumble against seamers - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2015-07-04 10:25:51 EST. The discipline of Sri Lanka's seamers bore down heavily upon Pakistan, and Sarfraz Ahmed was left conjuring another revival act after another collective batting failure. Rain interrupted play frequently, and 20 overs were lost despite play being ... More...
Published: Sat Jul 4 20:45:14 EDT 2015

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Mathews, Tharanga steady SL after Rahat strikes - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2015-07-05 12:05:47 EST. Rahat Ali led a stirring fightback from Pakistan after they had conceded a 63-run first-innings lead, but Upul Tharanga and Angelo Mathews steadied Sri Lanka in their own ways, and the hosts were 175 runs in front when another shower forced tea to be ... More...
Published: Sun Jul 5 10:55:34 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's new administration starts building China funded highway - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2015-07-04 12:49:12 EST. President Maithripala Sirisena opening a plaque as construction starts on a Chinese funded expressway in Sri Lanka's South. CONNECTION: President Maithripala Sirisena opening a plaque as construction starts on a Chinese funded expressway in SriĀ ... More...
Published: Sat Jul 4 20:49:01 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Sri Lanka: On Rajapaksa's Return - Sri Lanka Guardian
Sri Lanka Guardian, 2015-07-04 16:11:10 EST. The chances of Sirisena and Wickremesinghe creating the anti-Mahtinda wave among the voters that helped them defeat Rajapaksa once again for the parliamentary election appear bleak... Back to the top

Tectonic shift in Sri Lanka's gameplan? - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2015-07-04 16:52:25 EST. There is no doubt that at present Sri Lanka are experiencing change... Back to the top

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