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APRIL 29, 2016 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 17, NO. 24

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At This Hour
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Federal system not meant to divide Sri Lanka: Northern CM - The Indian Express - Google
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Tamil Nadu Elections 2016: Rift in Congress after ex-LTTE supporter fielded in Sriperumbudur - Daily News & Analysis - Google
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Post-civil war, Sri Lanka's tourism industry having one great run - The Hindu - Google
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Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry having one great run - The Hindu
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Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban (1973) - The Hindu
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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
· Sri Lanka Gets $1.5 Billion Loan From IMF - Wall Street Journal
· The Federal Structure is to unite the Country
· Sigiri Wasp Nests To Be Covered From Nets
· Islamic State fails to gain a foothold in Sri Lanka - Asia Times
· Robotics Come To Express Ways Of Sri Lanka
· Silva recovers from head blow to earn Sri Lanka recall - Daily Mail
· Vehicle prices go up with VAT: Importers
· Fake stones threaten to undermine Sri Lanka's gem trade - Economic Times
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Sri Lanka Gets $1.5 Billion Loan From IMF - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal, 2016-04-29 14:57:15 EST. Sri Lanka's foreign-exchange reserves have dwindled in recent months amid weak global demand, capital outflows from emerging markets as the U.S. begins raising interest rates and investors' questions about the direction of economic policy under the new ... More...
Published: Fri Apr 29 22:29:00 EDT 2016

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The Federal Structure is to unite the Country
Hiru News, 2016-04-30 01:22:46 EST. The federal solution was proposed not to tear apart the country but to unite it, Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran said at a press conference held in Colombo. More...
Published: Fri Apr 29 22:31:26 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sigiri Wasp Nests To Be Covered From Nets
Hiru News, 2016-04-29 07:33:50 EST. The Central Cultural Fund has decided to cover the area populated with wasp nests in Sigiriya rock with nets. The Director General of the CCF, Prof. Prishantha Gunawardena noted that the new measure will ensure the safety and security of its visitors.... Read More More...
Published: Fri Apr 29 22:32:41 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Islamic State fails to gain a foothold in Sri Lanka - Asia Times
Asia Times, 2016-04-28 10:36:46 EST. The country, which was once home to the terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has been on alert after 37-year-old Abu Shuraih Sailania, a local karate instructor who joined IS, was reportedly killed in an airstrike in Syria in ... Back to the top

Robotics Come To Express Ways Of Sri Lanka
Hiru News, 2016-04-28 09:43:00 EST. Ministry of Science, technology and Research says that robotic technology will be employed in security camera system in the Express ways of Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Silva recovers from head blow to earn Sri Lanka recall - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2016-04-28 04:55:30 EST. COLOMBO, April 28 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka opener Kaushal Silva has recovered from a blow to the head he suffered while fielding last weekend to be named in the test squad for next month's tour of England... Back to the top

Vehicle prices go up with VAT: Importers
Daily Mirror, 2016-04-29 02:35:08 EST. The prices of imported vehicle would be increased due to the major foreign currency fluctuation with no change in the present situation in tax regime, Chairman of Lanka Vehicle Importers' Association Mahinda Sarathchandra said... Back to the top

Fake stones threaten to undermine Sri Lanka's gem trade - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2016-04-27 05:55:58 EST. Fake stones threaten Lanka's gem trade. 27 Apr, 2016. Text: AFP From the Queen of Sheba to Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, Sri Lanka's sapphires have adorned royalty through the ages, but a flood of cheap imitations is threatening the island's ... Back to the top

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