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NOVEMBER 30, 2016 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 17, NO. 239

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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
· Ex-LTTE Leader and Former Minister Karuna Arrested in Sri Lanka - The Quint
· Sri Lanka removes license requirement to promote roof-top solar power - EconomyNext
· Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram to Train Sri Lanka Pacers - News18
· Medical services in island-wide hospitals come to standstill
· Sri Lanka sharp tax changes, weak economic freedoms hurting progress - EconomyNext
· Govt. likely to amend increased traffic fines: Minister
· Sri Lanka thump Zimbabwe to win triangular series - Stuff.co.nz
· Sri Lanka Seeks Donald Trump's Help To Drop War Crimes Charges - NDTV
· Sri Lanka to replace text books with tablets - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
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Ex-LTTE Leader and Former Minister Karuna Arrested in Sri Lanka - The Quint
The Quint, 2016-11-30 13:55:26 EST. Former LTTE leader and ex-deputy minister of Sri Lanka Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan, popularly known as Karuna, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly misusing his government vehicle during the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. He was remanded ... More...
Published: Wed Nov 30 10:50:04 EST 2016

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Sri Lanka removes license requirement to promote roof-top solar power - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2016-11-30 07:37:04 EST. ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka's utilities regulator has removed a requirement for a license for consumers wanting to generate electricity through roof-top solar power with the aim of promoting more renewable energy use and reducing thermal power ... More...
Published: Wed Nov 30 10:50:24 EST 2016 Back to the top

Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram to Train Sri Lanka Pacers - News18
News18, 2016-11-30 12:24:20 EST. Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday said it has roped in legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram as a mentor ahead of the team's gruelling tour of South Africa next month. Akram, 50, will conduct a day-long coaching clinic in Colombo on Thursday, Sri ... More...
Published: Wed Nov 30 10:50:41 EST 2016 Back to the top

Medical services in island-wide hospitals come to standstill
Daily Mirror, 2016-11-30 13:00:45 EST. Medical services in more than 900 hospitals island-wide, except children’s and maternity hospitals have ground to a halt today due to the token strike launched by doctors against certain budgetary decisions... Back to the top

Sri Lanka sharp tax changes, weak economic freedoms hurting progress - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2016-11-29 02:06:01 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's sharp hikes in tax rates and weak economic freedoms are undermining the hotel investment environment, despite a firm government desire to allow the sector to grow and generate more revenue, frontier market investors said... Back to the top

Govt. likely to amend increased traffic fines: Minister
Daily Mirror, 2016-11-29 02:03:36 EST. The government will look into the possibility of amending the budget proposal to increase traffic fines following a feedback study, Transport Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said today... Back to the top

Sri Lanka thump Zimbabwe to win triangular series - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz, 2016-11-27 18:35:09 EST. Upal Tharanga has scored an unbeaten half century to steer Sri Lanka to a comfortable six wicket win over Zimbabwe in the final of the triangular one-day series... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Seeks Donald Trump's Help To Drop War Crimes Charges - NDTV
NDTV, 2016-11-27 08:02:43 EST. Maithripala Sirisena had asked for more time to investigate war crimes by Sri Lankan troops... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to replace text books with tablets - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, 2016-11-26 19:05:17 EST. Sri Lanka plans to move away gradually from the traditional text book education system towards digital technology based education with the first step being the provision of tabs to GCE AL students, officials said... Back to the top

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