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AUGUST 29, 2016 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 17, NO. 146

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Living with the LTTE: Tamil Tigers' prized prisoner of war on his eight years in captivity - The News Minute - Google
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Sri Lanka vs Australia: Allrounder Sachith Pathirana replaces retired Tillakaratne Dilshan for 4th ODI - The Indian Express - Google
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Sri Lanka central bank keeps rates steady as expected - Reuters - Google
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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 police arrest teen over hacking president's website - Reuters
· LTTE leader Prabhakaran's name to be reported to Office of Missing ... - Firstpost
· New Sri Lanka Constitution could be presented in parliament by November - The Hindu
· Sri Lanka v Australia 3rd ODI, Dambulla – Preview - International Cricket Council
· Sri Lanka seeks Indian subcontinent partner for port - The Daily Star
· BOI SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR VOLKSWAGEN ASSEMBLY PLANT – SRI LANKA ENTERS THE ERA OF MODERN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
· Industries approved for Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port may be shifted ... - EconomyNext
· UN Chief to visit Jaffna during Lanka trip - Business Standard
· LTTE heavy weapons unearthed in Omanthai - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka police arrest teen over hacking president's website - Reuters
Reuters, 2016-08-29 19:01:00 EST. COLOMBO Sri Lanka police on Monday arrested a 17-year old school boy on suspicion of hacking into the president's official website, demanding that his university entrance examination dates not be changed, officials said on Monday. The website of ... More...
Published: Mon Aug 29 23:15:02 EDT 2016

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LTTE leader Prabhakaran's name to be reported to Office of Missing ... - Firstpost
Firstpost, 2016-08-29 09:28:00 EST. Some Tamil nationalist hardliners had always doubted govt's version of story and believe that Prabhakaran may still be alive having escaped the final battle ... More...
Published: Mon Aug 29 23:15:28 EDT 2016 Back to the top

New Sri Lanka Constitution could be presented in parliament by November - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2016-08-29 06:20:55 EST. Sri Lanka's new draft Constitution could be presented in Parliament before the next budget which would be announced by mid-November this year, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said while hoping that it will celebrate the country's diversity. More...
Published: Mon Aug 29 23:19:48 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sri Lanka v Australia 3rd ODI, Dambulla – Preview - International Cricket Council
International Cricket Council, 2016-08-27 14:28:34 EST. Dilshan, 39, announced his limited-overs retirement earlier this week, prompting Sri Lanka Cricket to dedicate the Dambulla ODI to the former captain for his “invaluable contribution to his motherland”... Back to the top

Sri Lanka seeks Indian subcontinent partner for port - The Daily Star
The Daily Star, 2016-08-27 16:30:00 EST. Sri Lanka is seeking a partner from the Indian subcontinent to develop a port designed to be its deepest and accommodate the world's largest container vessels, Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said Thursday... Back to the top

BOI SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR VOLKSWAGEN ASSEMBLY PLANT – SRI LANKA ENTERS THE ERA OF MODERN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
http//www.investsrilanka.com/news/story/4094/BOI-SIGNS-AGREEMENT-FOR-VOLKSWAGEN-ASSEMBLY-PLANT-SRI-LANKA-ENTERS-THE-ERA-OF-MODERN-AUTOMOBILE-INDUSTRY, August 29, 2016. A ground breaking agreement was signed by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka with M/s Senok Automobile (Pvt) Ltd and Volkswagen AG to set up in Kuliyapitiya an assembly plant for Volkswagen Automobiles... Back to the top

Industries approved for Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port may be shifted ... - EconomyNext
EconomyNext, 2016-08-27 02:38:34 EST. ECONOMYNEXT - Several investments approved to invest in an industrial zone bordering Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port by the last regime may be offered ... Back to the top

UN Chief to visit Jaffna during Lanka trip - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2016-08-26 04:13:30 EST. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon willvisit a resettlement site in Jaffna in Northern Province of Sri Lanka and meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his trip to the island nation later this month... Back to the top

LTTE heavy weapons unearthed in Omanthai - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, 2016-08-26 12:46:59 EST. A stock of heavy weapons suspected to have been hidden by the LTTE have been unearthed at Paalamottai in Omanthai... Back to the top

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