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SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 EST, USA
 
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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
· New regulations mooted to acquire abandoned agri-lands
· Kaduwela-Fort light trains from 2018: Champika
· Sri Lanka take commanding lead - Independent Online
· Sri Lanka set for return to Pakistan for first time since 2009 attack - BBC Sport
· Sri Lanka Court Jails Top Former Senior Officials for Graft - U.S. News & World Report
· US concerned over unsustainable debt burdens to Lanka by China - Economic Times
· Fuel tank hidden by LTTE found - Hiru News
· Priority bus lane from Pettah towards Slave Island
· Heavy rain batters Sri Lanka; More in offing - Skymet Weather
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New regulations mooted to acquire abandoned agri-lands
Hiru News, 2017-09-10 02:37:12 EST. President Maithripala Sirisena says that new regulations will be introduced to acquire lands that are not cultivated. The President expressed these views at an event held in Dimbulagala ... More...
Published: Sun Sep 10 15:50:10 EDT 2017

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Kaduwela-Fort light trains from 2018: Champika
Daily Mirror, 2017-09-10 17:11:41 EST. Fort bound Light Railway Service would be initiated from Kaduwela funded by the Japanese Government, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka said. More...
Published: Sun Sep 10 15:48:51 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka take commanding lead - Independent Online
Independent Online, 2017-09-10 13:28:18 EST. Colombo - Thilan Samaraweera, Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan scored half-centuries as Sri Lanka reached 337 for seven at tea on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Tuesday. Sri Lanka, 160 for three overnight in reply to ... More...
Published: Sun Sep 10 15:47:12 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka set for return to Pakistan for first time since 2009 attack - BBC Sport
BBC Sport, 2017-09-10 07:23:33 EST. Sri Lanka are set to play in Pakistan for the first time since their team bus was attacked in Lahore in 2009... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Court Jails Top Former Senior Officials for Graft - U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report, 2017-09-07 11:26:55 EST. COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Sri Lankan court on Thursday jailed and fined two top officials in former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's government for misappropriation of funds, a lawyer said, the first convictions in a series of investigations into official ... Back to the top

US concerned over unsustainable debt burdens to Lanka by China - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2017-09-08 12:01:00 EST. The US has expressed concern over the "unsustainable debt-burden" on Sri Lanka due to non- concessional loans from China... Back to the top

Fuel tank hidden by LTTE found - Hiru News
Hiru News, 2017-09-08 12:53:07 EST. A tank, which may have been used by the LTTE to store fuel, has been found in Kalmadunagar in Kilinochchi... Back to the top

Priority bus lane from Pettah towards Slave Island
Daily Mirror, 2017-09-06 11:20:27 EST. The priority bus lane project which was implemented in the morning hours previously would be implemented for the first time in the evening from Pettah towards Slave Island from 4 pm to 7 pm today, the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry said... Back to the top

Heavy rain batters Sri Lanka; More in offing - Skymet Weather
Skymet Weather, 2017-09-05 11:34:22 EST. Thus, regions such as Jaffna, Mannar, and Pamban may witness moderate to heavy rains for the next 2-3 days Whereas, the northern parts of Sri Lanka that include regions such as Galle, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya may brace for some scattered light rains... Back to the top

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