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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
· Mitigation begins at Sri Lanka's Iranian-built Uma Oya hydropower tunnel disaster - EconomyNext
· 19 hour water cut in several areas tomorrow
· Return to Sri Lanka brings India's ascent to No. 1 full circle - ESPN
· Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons - UN News Centre
· Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak - ABC News
· India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Schedule: Date and Time of All The Matches - News18
· IMF says another round of interest rate hike ‘‘desirable’’
· Top UN official arrives in Sri Lanka
· IMF approves US$167.2 million second tranche of EFF
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Mitigation begins at Sri Lanka's Iranian-built Uma Oya hydropower tunnel disaster - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-07-20 16:55:51 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Work on mitigating an environmental disaster from a tunnelling by a turnkey Iranian contractor on a hydro-electric project in Sri Lanka's Uma Oya river has begun, a government ministry said. Sri Lanka's ministry of Mahaweli Development ... More...
Published: Thu Jul 20 23:19:11 EDT 2017

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19 hour water cut in several areas tomorrow
Hiru News, 2017-07-20 07:18:25 EST. A 19 hour water cut will take place from 11pm tomorrow in Kotahena, Mattakkuliya, Grand Pass, Thotalanga, Maligawatta Flats and in Jayantha Weerasekara Mawatha. National Water Supply and Drainage Board made this announcement stating that the water cut... More...
Published: Thu Jul 20 23:22:00 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Return to Sri Lanka brings India's ascent to No. 1 full circle - ESPN
ESPN, 2017-07-21 02:25:19 EST. India captain Virat Kohli marked his side's arrival in Sri Lanka ahead of the first Test beginning on July 26 in Galle by reflecting back on India's 2015 tour, a place that Kohli identified as the start of India's journey to the No. 1 spot on the ICC's ... More...
Published: Thu Jul 20 23:18:37 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons - UN News Centre
UN News Centre, 2017-07-20 23:43:27 EST. For many years, Sri Lanka's armed conflict was a matter of grave international concern... Back to the top

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak - ABC News
ABC News, 2017-07-20 01:12:00 EST. FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, a Sri Lankan municipal worker fumigates during Dengue fever irradiation work in Colombo, Sri Lanka... Back to the top

India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Schedule: Date and Time of All The Matches - News18
News18, 2017-07-19 16:17:37 EST. New Delhi: Sri Lanka and India will play three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 in their first series involving all three formats of the game in eight years... Back to the top

IMF says another round of interest rate hike ‘‘desirable’’
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-19 10:19:46 EST. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said another round of interest rate hike would be “desirable” to rein in inflation and private credit as its Executive Board completed the second review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance... Back to the top

Top UN official arrives in Sri Lanka
Daily Mirror, 2017-07-19 17:36:47 EST. UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Sri Lanka on a three-day visit today to hold talks with Sri Lankan leaders on the peace building process, the UN office in Colombo said in a statement... Back to the top

IMF approves US$167.2 million second tranche of EFF
Hiru News, 2017-07-18 02:05:55 EST. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the second review of Sri Lankas Extended Fund Facility arrangement, which enables the disbursement of about 167.2 million dollars... Back to the top

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