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JUNE 1, 2018 EST, USA
 
QUAERE VERUM
 
VOL. 19, NO. 56

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David Lloyd feels England could name 'wild card' choice in Sri Lanka Test squad - shropshirestar.com - Google
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DIG Nalaka de Silva linked to LTTE? - adaderana.lk - Google
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David Lloyd tips England to make 'wild card' selection in Sri Lanka Test squad - Metro - Google
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Sri Lanka's high non-communicable diseases toll - SciDev.Net - 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
· Lanka Prez accuses PM of shielding Rajpaksa, others in graft probe - Business Standard
· Lester's stolen Ranamayura award handed back to wife
· US lawmakers visit massive Chinese investments in Sri Lanka - adaderana.lk
· 68 thousand affected by adverse weather; Rivers still at spill level; Heavy showers forecast from tomorrow again
· These Chinese buildings are coming to a city near you - CNN
· 12.5% bus fare hike from midnight; Rs.12 for the first segment
· Gota's economic policy same as ours: Malik
· Sri Lanka Cricket increase wages of national cricketers by 34 percent for the period of 2018/19 - Firstpost
· Landslide warning issued for 10 districts
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Lanka Prez accuses PM of shielding Rajpaksa, others in graft probe - Business Standard
Business Standard, 2018-05-31 07:23:03 EST. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of shielding former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family and supporters in corruption cases, in a fresh jolt to their ruling coalition. More...
Published: Fri Jun 1 11:45:55 EDT 2018

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Lester's stolen Ranamayura award handed back to wife
Daily Mirror, 2018-06-01 10:44:29 EST. Police today handed over veteran filmmaker, late Dr. Lester James Peries’ lifetime award, which was found in a private bus recently, to his wife Sumitra Peries at her residence. More...
Published: Fri Jun 1 11:42:01 EDT 2018 Back to the top

US lawmakers visit massive Chinese investments in Sri Lanka - adaderana.lk
adaderana.lk, 2018-06-01 08:46:42 EST. Amid the global concern over China’s ‘debt trap diplomacy’, a bipartisan group of influential US lawmakers has visited Sri Lanka to gauge the ground-level situation. More...
Published: Fri Jun 1 11:40:39 EDT 2018 Back to the top

68 thousand affected by adverse weather; Rivers still at spill level; Heavy showers forecast from tomorrow again
Hiru News, 2018-05-22 15:49:12 EST. The disaster management centre stated that more than 68,000 persons have been affected by the existing inclement weather... Back to the top

These Chinese buildings are coming to a city near you - CNN
CNN, 2018-06-01 01:19:38 EST. A square mile of new land spreads out from the shores of Colombo, Sri Lanka... Back to the top

12.5% bus fare hike from midnight; Rs.12 for the first segment
Daily Mirror, 2018-05-22 12:26:33 EST. The Cabinet has approved a 12.5% bus fare hike with the fare Rs... Back to the top

Gota's economic policy same as ours: Malik
Daily Mirror, 2018-05-22 18:45:24 EST. International Trade and Development Strategies Minister Malik Samarawickrama today congratulated former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the comments he made on Sri Lanka’s economic policy... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Cricket increase wages of national cricketers by 34 percent for the period of 2018/19 - Firstpost
Firstpost, 2018-05-22 14:48:00 EST. Sri Lanka's cricket board on Tuesday increased wages for national players by more than a third after making record profits in 2017... Back to the top

Landslide warning issued for 10 districts
Hiru News, 2018-05-18 07:37:01 EST. Met Department says the rainfall of 108.3 mm recorded in Colombo fort was the highest rainfall recorded within the 24-hour period... Back to the top

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