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TODAY'S FEATURE:
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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 call up Seekkuge Prasanna as cover for Rangana Herath - SkySports
· Top woman leader of LTTE arrested at Colombo airport - The Hindu
· UN Urges Sri Lanka to Quickly Address Mistrust of New Gov't - ABC News
· India, Sri Lanka to revive fishing talks - The Hindu
· Sri Lanka seeks foreign help with new war crimes probe - Daily Mail
· Sri Lanka cancels eight Chinese vessels' right to fish - Undercurrent News
· China says Sri Lanka loans made 'based on consensus' - Reuters
· Disaster warnings ignored in Sri Lanka - IRINnews.org
· Cricket World Cup: Murali asks Sri Lanka to rest injured spinner Herath - Sydney Morning Herald
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Sri Lanka call up Seekkuge Prasanna as cover for Rangana Herath - SkySports
SkySports, 2015-03-03 06:51:08 EST. Sri Lanka call up Seekkuge Prasanna as cover for Rangana Herath. Last Updated: 03/03/15 7:26am. 0. Rangana Herath: Doubt for remainder of tournament. Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath could be ruled out of the rest of the World Cup following theĀ ... More...
Published: Tue Mar 3 19:11:41 EST 2015

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Top woman leader of LTTE arrested at Colombo airport - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2015-03-03 12:33:09 EST. A top woman leader of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has been arrested by the Sri Lankan police at an airport here while she was trying to board a flight to Paris. 41-year-old Burugesu Pahiradi, the former chief of the women's wing ... More...
Published: Tue Mar 3 19:09:49 EST 2015 Back to the top
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UN Urges Sri Lanka to Quickly Address Mistrust of New Gov't - ABC News
ABC News, 2015-03-03 16:11:25 EST. A U.N. envoy urged Sri Lanka's new government on Tuesday to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils about its efforts to promote post-war reconciliation, saying there should be more progress in accountability and in human rights issues. More...
Published: Tue Mar 3 19:10:42 EST 2015 Back to the top

India, Sri Lanka to revive fishing talks - The Hindu
The Hindu, 2015-03-03 11:29:46 EST. Sri Lanka on Tuesday accepted India's request to revive talks between the fishing communities of the two countries, days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to the country... Back to the top

Sri Lanka seeks foreign help with new war crimes probe - Daily Mail
Daily Mail, 2015-03-02 18:29:49 EST. Sri Lanka's new government Monday formally asked the international community for "advice, technical support and assistance" for a proposed domestic probe into war crimes under former leader Mahinda Rajapakse... Back to the top

Sri Lanka cancels eight Chinese vessels' right to fish - Undercurrent News
Undercurrent News, 2015-03-02 14:14:28 EST. Sri Lanka's new government has accused Chinese companies of illegal fishing under Sri Lanka's flag, and cancelled eight vessels' right to fish, reports the Sunday Times... Back to the top

China says Sri Lanka loans made 'based on consensus' - Reuters
Reuters, 2015-03-02 10:37:11 EST. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the loans were made on the principle of mutual benefit and would help promote development in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Disaster warnings ignored in Sri Lanka - IRINnews.org
IRINnews.org, 2015-03-02 09:51:24 EST. By the time the 10-month long drought began to ease, Sri Lanka's rice harvest was estimated to be more than 20 percent short of a government target of four million metric tons... Back to the top

Cricket World Cup: Murali asks Sri Lanka to rest injured spinner Herath - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald, 2015-03-02 12:22:34 EST. Sri Lanka won the match by nine wickets and with the 1996 champions almost assured of a quarter-final spot, record wicket-taker Muralidaran believes Herath can safely be rested for the remaining pool games against Australia in Sydney next Sunday andĀ ... Back to the top

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