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JULY 28, 2014 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 15, NO. 113

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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
· Protect journalists, US tells Sri Lanka - Bangladesh News 24 hours
· Pak. official recruited Sri Lankan Tamils for recce
· Sri Lanka's jumbo problem - The Hindu
· Sangakkara stars for Sri Lanka - The West Australian
· India told Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade, says Seshadri Chari - Economic Times
· Sri Lanka protesters scuttle media training for Tamils - gulfnews.com
· South Africa block their way to No. 1 - ESPNcricinfo.com
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Protect journalists, US tells Sri Lanka - Bangladesh News 24 hours
Bangladesh News 24 hours, 2014-07-28 13:13:17 EST. "We have raised our concerns with the government of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan embassy in Washington, and strongly urged the government to take immediate steps to ensure the protection of fundamental rights for journalists and for all Sri Lankans." ... More...
Published: Mon Jul 28 10:13:34 EDT 2014

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Pak. official recruited Sri Lankan Tamils for recce
The Hindu, 2014-07-27 21:23:24 EST. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has prepared a dossier to be handed over to Sri Lankan officials with details of an official in the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, suspected of being... More...
Published: Mon Jul 28 10:56:06 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Sri Lanka's jumbo problem - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2014-07-28 12:49:47 EST. An elephant shackled with heavy iron chains on its rear legs shuffles forwards, a foreign couple riding on its back. The mahout prods the elephant with a stick to keep the animal moving at one of central Sri Lanka's top tourist attractions. The couple ... More...
Published: Mon Jul 28 10:52:16 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Sangakkara stars for Sri Lanka - The West Australian
The West Australian, 2014-07-28 08:26:49 EST. Colombo (AFP) - Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Sunday... Back to the top

India told Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade, says Seshadri Chari - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2014-07-26 13:44:35 EST. "We have told them (Sri Lanka) that you should resolve the Tamil issue if you want trade and commerce between Colombo and New Delhi (to progress)," Seshadri Chari, National Convener of Foreign Policy Cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party, told PTI... Back to the top

Sri Lanka protesters scuttle media training for Tamils - gulfnews.com
gulfnews.com, 2014-07-26 16:32:54 EST. Sri Lanka protesters scuttle media training for Tamils. 'We were concerned about the safety of the journalists and that is why the training was called off'... Back to the top

South Africa block their way to No. 1 - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2014-07-28 13:20:21 EST. A Series win in Sri Lanka for South Africa is an unusual great feeling... Back to the top

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