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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
· India seal Test series win in Sri Lanka despite Angelo Mathews century - The Guardian
· Sri Lanka Leader Calls for Reforms to Promote Ethnic Harmony - ABC News
· Roadmap to reconciliation: 4 post-election challenges for Sri Lanka - Open Democracy
· A Gift to Sri Lanka Which Has Centre Caught in a Political Storm - NDTV
· Tempers rise as India eye Sri Lanka series win - Yahoo News
· Sri Lanka To Get $200 Million Loan For Wind Energy Program - CleanTechnica
· Sri Lanka milk firm caught in pincer state intervention - EconomyNext
· Sri Lanka three wheeler population tops one million - EconomyNext
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India seal Test series win in Sri Lanka despite Angelo Mathews century - The Guardian
The Guardian, 2015-09-01 12:13:54 EST. Angelo Mathews's batting heroics proved to be in vain as India beat Sri Lanka by 117 runs in the final Test to win the three-match series 2-1 on Tuesday. After setting Sri Lanka a 386-run target India needed seven wickets on the final day to gift Virat ... More...
Published: Tue Sep 1 15:00:35 EDT 2015

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Sri Lanka Leader Calls for Reforms to Promote Ethnic Harmony - ABC News
ABC News, 2015-09-01 12:24:07 EST. Sri Lanka's president asked the country's newly elected lawmakers on Tuesday to draft political reforms to promote ethnic reconciliation and economic development in the post-war era. President Maithripala Sirisena said the new parliament's ... More...
Published: Tue Sep 1 15:01:42 EDT 2015 Back to the top

Roadmap to reconciliation: 4 post-election challenges for Sri Lanka - Open Democracy
Open Democracy, 2015-08-31 21:12:20 EST. Muscular Sinhalese nationalism was defeated at the polls in Sri Lanka. The dismantling of the security state, started in January, can now continue. And there is hope for progress on the very necessary process of post-war accountability and reconcilliation. More...
Published: Tue Sep 1 15:03:13 EDT 2015 Back to the top

A Gift to Sri Lanka Which Has Centre Caught in a Political Storm - NDTV
NDTV, 2015-08-31 19:43:00 EST. United Nations estimates that around 45,000 - 100,000 Lankan Tamil civilians may have been killed by the Lankan Army during the final phase of the war against the LTTE six years ago... Back to the top

Tempers rise as India eye Sri Lanka series win - Yahoo News
Yahoo News, 2015-08-31 13:22:50 EST. Sri Lanka, set a tough victory target of 386, lost three wickets for 21 runs before moving to 67 without further loss by stumps on a tense fourth day at the Sinhalese Sports Club... Back to the top

Sri Lanka To Get $200 Million Loan For Wind Energy Program - CleanTechnica
CleanTechnica, 2015-08-31 13:43:09 EST. The Asian Development Bank will soon provide debt finance for Sri Lanka's wind energy program... Back to the top

Sri Lanka milk firm caught in pincer state intervention - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2015-08-30 14:50:00 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's milk powder distribution is caught between high import taxes and price controls, despite plunging world prices, Lanka Milk Foods, a dairy company has said, in line with pincer controls seen in several other sectors... Back to the top

Sri Lanka three wheeler population tops one million - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2015-08-31 04:42:22 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's three wheeler population has topped one million in July 2015, the latest data shows with surge of imports driven by cheap credit and money printing by the Central Bank... Back to the top

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