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FEBRUARY 24, 2017 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 17, NO. 324

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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
· Sri Lanka detains migrants bound for New Zealand - Zee News
· Dry zone small tank revival seen mitigating Sri Lanka drought impact - EconomyNext
· Sri Lanka to set up special company to fund highway projects ... - Lanka Business Online
· Students banned from taking hankies into Parliament
· Australia beats Sri Lanka to avoid T20 whitewash, but visitors take out series - ABC Online
· Questions remain over death of Sri Lanka editor even after five new arrests - The National
· ICC suspends Sri Lanka's Dickwella for misconduct - Eyewitness News
· Sri Lanka to raise at least US$450mn from 3-year loan - EconomyNext
· Death toll of Katukurunda boat accident rises to 15, one girl still missing (photos)
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Sri Lanka detains migrants bound for New Zealand - Zee News
Zee News, 2017-02-24 09:06:57 EST. Colombo: Sri Lanka on Friday arrested 18 people suspected of trying to leave the country illegally for New Zealand, a navy spokesman said. A joint team of navy and police officers took the men into custody during a pre-dawn operation outside Colombo as ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 24 14:17:42 EST 2017

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Dry zone small tank revival seen mitigating Sri Lanka drought impact - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-02-24 11:17:12 EST. ECONOMYNEXT – Private sector investments have been encouraged to revive small tank cascade systems in Sri Lanka's dry zone to mitigate the impact of a severe drought, which has deprived almost a million people of drinking water and cut rice output. More...
Published: Fri Feb 24 14:17:27 EST 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka to set up special company to fund highway projects ... - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2017-02-23 02:49:58 EST. Feb 23, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's cabinet has approved establishing a special infrastructure company to seek funding for critical infrastructure projects, ... More...
Published: Fri Feb 24 14:18:24 EST 2017 Back to the top

Students banned from taking hankies into Parliament
Daily Mirror, 2017-02-24 09:23:16 EST. Parliamentary authorities have decided to prevent school children who visit the House from taking handkerchieves into the visitor’s gallery, informed sources said... Back to the top

Australia beats Sri Lanka to avoid T20 whitewash, but visitors take out series - ABC Online
ABC Online, 2017-02-22 13:31:21 EST. Legspinner Adam Zampa and allrounder James Faulkner both claimed three wickets as Australia avoided a T20 series whitewash with a 41-run triumph against Sri Lanka on Wednesday night... Back to the top

Questions remain over death of Sri Lanka editor even after five new arrests - The National
The National, 2017-02-22 15:49:36 EST. In the months following the assassination, Sri Lanka won its civil war in brutal fashion, killing — according to figures from the United Nations — at least 40,000 civilians in the quest to exterminate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a ... Back to the top

ICC suspends Sri Lanka's Dickwella for misconduct - Eyewitness News
Eyewitness News, 2017-02-21 17:09:20 EST. BENGALURU - Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dickwella has been banned for two limited-over matches after his latest breach of ICC code of conduct, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to raise at least US$450mn from 3-year loan - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2017-02-22 00:37:13 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka will raise at least 450 million dollars from a syndicated loan for which the government has selected 6 banks, a media report said... Back to the top

Death toll of Katukurunda boat accident rises to 15, one girl still missing (photos)
Hiru News, 2017-02-22 13:09:20 EST. A body of another woman who went missing following a boat capsized in the sea off Katukurunda was recovered this afternoon... Back to the top

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