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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 floods: 71 killed as rocks, mudslides bury villages - KBZK Bozeman News
· Sri Lanka Floods: United Nations to continue relief efforts - Daily News & Analysis
· Sri Lanka arrests ex-top cop over high profile murder - The Express Tribune
· Surging reservoirs would hike hydro-power generation
· Tea Production Shrinked from 30%
· UPDATE: 80 Saved in Aranayaka Landside; Rescue Mission Continues (exclusive video)
· Navy and Air Force Collective Mission Rescue 212 Individuals in Thabbowa - Photos
· Daunting challenge for Sri Lanka to repeat 2014 heist - ESPNcricinfo.com
· No tolls for some E01 entrances today- RDA
· Kadawatha – Kottawa Outer Circle Declared Toll Free
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Sri Lanka floods: 71 killed as rocks, mudslides bury villages - KBZK Bozeman News
KBZK Bozeman News, 2016-05-24 01:38:00 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNN) -- At least 71 people have died following days of torrential rains and mudslides in Sri Lanka, officials said. Rescuers are searching for 127 others reported missing after mud and rock buried residential areas, the nation's ... More...
Published: Mon May 23 23:16:48 EDT 2016

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Sri Lanka Floods: United Nations to continue relief efforts - Daily News & Analysis
Daily News & Analysis, 2016-05-23 05:44:14 EST. Spokesperson for United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Stephane Dujarric has said the body will continue to support the Sri Lankan Government in its efforts to respond to disaster relief. Dujarric said the International NGOs were ... More...
Published: Mon May 23 23:16:44 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Sri Lanka arrests ex-top cop over high profile murder - The Express Tribune
The Express Tribune, 2016-05-23 14:49:00 EST. Anura Senanayake was remanded into custody into the May 2012 killing of national rugby skipper. Photo Courtesy: Colombo Gazette. COLOMBO: The ex-police chief in the Sri Lankan capital was arrested Monday amid allegations he suppressed evidence in ... More...
Published: Mon May 23 23:17:09 EDT 2016 Back to the top

Surging reservoirs would hike hydro-power generation
Hiru News, 2016-05-24 01:31:00 EST. Uninterrupted power supply is promised as the rains have filled reservoirs used for hydro-electricity generation by 75 per cent... Back to the top

Tea Production Shrinked from 30%
Hiru News, 2016-05-23 08:10:56 EST. Tea production of the country has fallen from 30% due to the unfavorable weather condition prevailed in the Island... Back to the top

UPDATE: 80 Saved in Aranayaka Landside; Rescue Mission Continues (exclusive video)
Hiru News, 2016-05-17 14:05:41 EST. Disaster Management Center and Police are engaged in rescue missions to save victims of the landslide in Aranayaka this evening... Back to the top

Navy and Air Force Collective Mission Rescue 212 Individuals in Thabbowa - Photos
Hiru News, 2016-05-17 12:02:25 EST. Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force jointly enforced a rescue mission to save 212 victims in Thabbowa area in Puttalam district... Back to the top

Daunting challenge for Sri Lanka to repeat 2014 heist - ESPNcricinfo.com
ESPNcricinfo.com, 2016-05-17 15:41:39 EST. In the heady first half of 2014, Sri Lanka floated into England in the afterglow of Asia Cup and World T20 triumphs, won the limited-overs leg, then made James Anderson weep at the end of the Tests... Back to the top

No tolls for some E01 entrances today- RDA
Daily Mirror, 2016-05-17 11:26:22 EST. Motorists will be allowed to use the Southern Expressway entrances between Kottawa to Kadawatha free-of-charge today due to the prevailing weather condition, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said... Back to the top

Kadawatha – Kottawa Outer Circle Declared Toll Free
Hiru News, 2016-05-17 07:49:24 EST. The ministry Highways has stated that the stretch of road between Kadawatha and Kottawa of the outer circle highway could be used toll free... Back to the top

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