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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
· Hamas, LTTE should be dropped from terror list: top EU lawyer - Daily Mail
· High costs slowing Sri Lanka push toward solar energy | Reuters - Reuters
· India, Sri Lanka to run oil farms in Trincomalee - Ceylon Daily News
· Udaya Devi derails
· Sri Lanka oil exploration block to go to Bona Vista Energy: Minister - EconomyNext
· July tea output down 19% on low prices, poor fertiliser use
· A/L cut off marks released, 10% increase in enrolments
· Southern Stars bowlers blow away Sri Lanka in first cricket ODI ... - The Guardian
· ETCA, FTAs no threat to Lanka's growth - Dr. Kelegama - Ceylon Daily News
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Hamas, LTTE should be dropped from terror list: top EU lawyer - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2016-09-22 11:31:41 EST. A top EU lawyer on Thursday said Islamist movement Hamas and Sri Lankan rebel group LTTE should be taken off the bloc's terror list because procedural mistakes invalidated the decision to put them on it. The European Union imposed travel bans and ... More...
Published: Thu Sep 22 12:10:10 EDT 2016

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High costs slowing Sri Lanka push toward solar energy | Reuters - Reuters
Reuters, 2016-09-22 06:02:01 EST. By Amantha PereraCOLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An ambitious plan by the Sri Lankan government to outfit 100000 homes with solar panels, to. More...
Published: Thu Sep 22 12:10:28 EDT 2016 Back to the top

India, Sri Lanka to run oil farms in Trincomalee - Ceylon Daily News
Ceylon Daily News, 2016-09-21 19:40:47 EST. India and Sri Lanka will jointly operate 30 oil tanks in Trincomalee,beginning a plan to develop the town into a regional petroleum hub, Petroleum Minister Chandima Weerakkody said. He was referring to a proposal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ... More...
Published: Thu Sep 22 12:11:19 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Udaya Devi derails
Hiru News, 2016-09-22 08:00:18 EST. Udaya Devi train has derailed near the Batticaloa railway station this morning... Back to the top

Sri Lanka oil exploration block to go to Bona Vista Energy: Minister - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2016-09-19 12:06:20 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers had given the nod to award an exploration block to Bona Vista Energy, a Singapore based firm despite a financial partner backing out due to delays, Petroleum Minister Chandima Weerakkody said... Back to the top

July tea output down 19% on low prices, poor fertiliser use
Daily Mirror, 2016-09-06 00:00:18 EST. REUTERS: Sri Lanka’s tea output in July fell 19 percent from a year earlier to a 15-year low due to poor application of fertiliser, low market prices and a government ban on pesticides, the state-run Tea Board said yesterday... Back to the top

A/L cut off marks released, 10% increase in enrolments
Daily Mirror, 2016-09-20 11:48:05 EST. The University Grants Commission (UGC) today released the cut off marks of the G... Back to the top

Southern Stars bowlers blow away Sri Lanka in first cricket ODI ... - The Guardian
The Guardian, 2016-09-18 09:25:56 EST. Australia's bowlers have given the Southern Stars the platform for an emphatic first ODI victory again Sri Lanka in Dambulla... Back to the top

ETCA, FTAs no threat to Lanka's growth - Dr. Kelegama - Ceylon Daily News
Ceylon Daily News, 2016-09-20 19:41:59 EST. The proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA), China-Sri Lanka , Singapore - Lanka FTAs should be viewed as widening opportunities and not as a threat for nation's growth and development, Institute of Policy Studies Executive ... Back to the top

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