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APRIL 26, 2018 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 19, NO. 20

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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 imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival
· The Latest: Sri Lanka Native ID'd as Van Attack Victim
· President urges CEB engineers not to strike
· 11 pandals in Colombo on Vesak Day: Police
· Canada van attacker hated women
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Sri Lanka imposes meat ban for Buddhist festival
Gulf Times, 2018-04-26 09:27:00 EST. Sri Lanka on Thursday banned the sale of meat and liquor and ordered casinos to close on the Buddha's birthday in a move to appease the island's religious majority More...
Published: Thu Apr 26 09:40:38 EDT 2018

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The Latest: Sri Lanka Native ID'd as Van Attack Victim
USNews, 2018-04-25 16:53:18 EST. A Buddhist temple in Toronto has identified one of the victims of Monday's van attack as a Canadian citizen who came to the country from Sri Lanka. More...
Published: Wed Apr 25 22:41:07 EDT 2018 Back to the top
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SL citizens not among Toronto victims at present: MFA  - Daily Mirror

President urges CEB engineers not to strike
Hiru News, 2018-04-25 15:35:03 EST. President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Public Utilities Commission to implement the approved Long-term Electricity Generation Plan of 2018 - 2037 as soon as possible. The instruction was issued during a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat... More...
Published: Wed Apr 25 22:43:06 EDT 2018 Back to the top

11 pandals in Colombo on Vesak Day: Police
Daily Mirror, 2018-04-25 23:56:51 EST. While stating that 3,000 police personnel will be deployed on Vesak Day for the security of the people and traffic controls in the Colombo City, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said five Vesak zones will be held in Colombo including 11 pandals... Back to the top

Canada van attacker hated women
Hiru News, 2018-04-25 06:15:07 EST. Im sorry: Toronto van drivers father apologizes The tearful father of the Toronto van driver who left ten dead and 15 injured when he drove at a crowd of pedestrians apologized for his son as he left the court... Back to the top

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