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MARCH 23, 2017 EST, USA
 
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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
· Sri Lanka awards long awaited Bandaranayke Airport duty free tender - Lanka Business Online
· India will go with consensus on Lanka resolution at UNHRC: Govt - Zee News
· Sri Lanka and Bangladesh go head to head with one eye on ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - International Cricket Council
· Sri Lanka c.bank raises rates to contain price pressures - Nasdaq
· Four new Free Trade Zones to be constructed
· Huge tax relief may hurt palm arrack manufacturers: SLFP YF
· US drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan - Stuff.co.nz
· Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Tigers are roaring and win over hosts could be defining moment in Test history - Firstpost
· Establishing first-ever marinas in Sri Lanka - Daily Mirror
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Sri Lanka awards long awaited Bandaranayke Airport duty free tender - Lanka Business Online
Lanka Business Online, 2017-03-23 05:57:21 EST. The Ministry of Transport and aviation has successfully concluded the Core Category Duty Free tender for the Prestigious Bandaranayke International Airport which has been awarded to Flemingo Duty Free at 40 % revenue share . The core Category Duty ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 23 11:36:27 EDT 2017

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India will go with consensus on Lanka resolution at UNHRC: Govt - Zee News
Zee News, 2017-03-23 13:10:00 EST. New Delhi: India today said it will go with the consensus at the UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution which proposes to give two more years beyond 2017 to Sri Lanka to fulfil its promises on protecting the interests of Tamils there. External Affairs ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 23 11:36:47 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh go head to head with one eye on ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - International Cricket Council
International Cricket Council, 2017-03-23 09:28:20 EST. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will lock horns in a three-match ODI series starting in Dambulla on Saturday with either side sweeping the series not only consolidating its position on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankingsbut also strengthening its chances of ... More...
Published: Thu Mar 23 11:37:24 EDT 2017 Back to the top

Sri Lanka c.bank raises rates to contain price pressures - Nasdaq
Nasdaq, 2017-03-24 02:28:19 EST. COLOMBO, March 24 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank raised its benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points each on Friday for the first time in eight months, saying tightening of monetary policy was necessary to contain the build-up of adverse ... Back to the top

Four new Free Trade Zones to be constructed
Hiru News, 2017-03-21 08:03:50 EST. Four new Free Trade Zones will be built in the future, Deputy Minister Ajith P... Back to the top

Huge tax relief may hurt palm arrack manufacturers: SLFP YF
Daily Mirror, 2017-03-21 23:13:25 EST. If the distillery owned by Arjun Aloysius is given a huge tax concession it would have serious repercussions on palm arrack manufactured in the Northern Province, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Youth Front (SLFPYF) said today... Back to the top

US drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz, 2017-03-21 18:30:48 EST. A US drone air strike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in the deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants say... Back to the top

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Tigers are roaring and win over hosts could be defining moment in Test history - Firstpost
Firstpost, 2017-03-20 04:42:23 EST. Bangladesh's previous record against Sri Lanka in Tests was nothing short of abysmal with fifteen defeats and two draws before their remarkable four wicket win in Colombo, on Sunday... Back to the top

Establishing first-ever marinas in Sri Lanka - Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror, 2017-03-15 18:34:49 EST. He pioneered sports tourism in Sri Lanka nearly three decades ago by establishing Asian-German Sports Exchange Programme; now it's his turn for enhancing nautical tourism in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

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