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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's Intransigence - New York Times
· Tamils in Sri Lanka Must Get Dignity, Justice: India - The New Indian Express
· LTTE Running Madrassa Type Indoctrination Schools in Europe - The New Indian Express
· TNA delegation meets Sushma
· Another fisherman attacked by Sri Lankan Navy
· Sri Lanka President appoints two Indian Tamil MPs as deputy ministers - Deccan Chronicle
· India firm on Tamil rights in Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka's Intransigence - New York Times
New York Times, 2014-08-23 01:05:11 EST. Both the rebels of the Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or L.T.T.E., and the Sri Lankan military are thought to have committed war crimes. The United Nations estimates that 40,000 Tamils died during the final weeks of the conflict. Hundreds of ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 23 00:40:24 EDT 2014

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Tamils in Sri Lanka Must Get Dignity, Justice: India - The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express, 2014-08-22 15:12:03 EST. "Sushma Swaraj stressed on the need for a political solution that addresses substantially the aspirations of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka for equality, dignity, justice, self-respect within the framework of a united Sri Lanka," ministry spokesman ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 23 00:40:43 EDT 2014 Back to the top

LTTE Running Madrassa Type Indoctrination Schools in Europe - The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express, 2014-08-22 09:45:14 EST. Speaking at the Ministry of Defense conclave here, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Ravinatha Aryasinha, said that the LTTE has established “Madrassa-type” schools called “Tamil Cholai” to “ferment the radicalization of Tamil youth, and ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 23 00:42:05 EDT 2014 Back to the top

TNA delegation meets Sushma
The Hindu, 2014-08-22 10:19:16 EST. The delegation comprising 6 TNA MPs held discussion on various issues and complained about the alleged attempts by the Sri Lankan govt... Back to the top

Another fisherman attacked by Sri Lankan Navy
The Hindu, 2014-08-22 05:32:01 EST. B. Ashok, a 25-year-old fisherman of Jagadapattinam, was injured after the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly pelted him with stones in the mid-sea on Wednesday night... Back to the top

Sri Lanka President appoints two Indian Tamil MPs as deputy ministers - Deccan Chronicle
Deccan Chronicle, 2014-08-22 02:40:02 EST. Colombo: Two Indian-origin Tamil lawmakers were today inducted as Deputy Ministers in Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's cabinet, a month ahead of polls in a province where a large number of ethnic Tamils live... Back to the top

India firm on Tamil rights in Sri Lanka
The Hindu, 2014-08-22 19:58:52 EST. India was keen on engaging with the Sri Lankan government and all political parties to help with the ongoing reconciliation process in the island nation... Back to the top

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