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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 president skips Commonwealth Games amid protest threats - Yahoo!7 News
· India, Sri Lanka must engage in strategic dialogue: Swamy
· Sri Lanka: silencing civil society - a blow for democracy - TrustLaw
· Sri Lanka needs no pacts to promote goodwill with India: GL Peiris - Economic Times
· J Jayalalithaa opposes installing buoys on IMBL with Sri Lanka - Economic Times
· The Tuticorin-Sri Lanka link
· Sri Lanka's militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader - The Malay Mail Online
· Centre must nudge Sri Lanka to safeguard Tamils, says Pandian
· Sri Lankan Navy arrests 38 TN fishermen
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Sri Lanka president skips Commonwealth Games amid protest threats - Yahoo!7 News
Yahoo!7 News, 2014-07-22 14:45:21 EST. Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse will skip the Commonwealth Games starting this week in Glasgow despite being chair of the bloc, his office said Tuesday, after activists threatened to protest at his attendance. Rajapakse's ... More...
Published: Tue Jul 22 19:29:38 EDT 2014

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India, Sri Lanka must engage in strategic dialogue: Swamy
The Hindu, 2014-07-22 18:32:16 EST. There is a need for India and Sri Lanka to engage in a strategic dialogue, chairman of the BJP Committee for Strategic Action Subramanian Swamy said after a meeting with Sri Lanka’s Defence Secret... More...
Published: Tue Jul 22 19:26:06 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Sri Lanka: silencing civil society - a blow for democracy - TrustLaw
TrustLaw, 2014-07-22 00:41:58 EST. Last week the Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka warned civil society organisations they should not hold press conferences, issue press releases or hold workshops as it was “beyond their mandate.” That's tantamount to saying civil society should not ... More...
Published: Tue Jul 22 19:28:34 EDT 2014 Back to the top

Sri Lanka needs no pacts to promote goodwill with India: GL Peiris - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2014-07-22 16:02:04 EST. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka today said it will not act in any prejudicial manner against India's interests so that no agreements are needed to maintain its goodwill with its neighbour... Back to the top

J Jayalalithaa opposes installing buoys on IMBL with Sri Lanka - Economic Times
Economic Times, 2014-07-22 07:27:10 EST. CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today termed as "inappropriate" the Centre's proposal to conduct feasibility study on installing buoys on International Maritime Boundary Line as the state government has not accepted IMBL with Sri ... Back to the top

The Tuticorin-Sri Lanka link
The Hindu, 2014-07-22 06:47:36 EST. Tracing the history of maritime trade with Sri Lanka through traditional mode of shipment by vessels from Tuticorin, S... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's militant monk rejects Dalai Lama as spiritual leader - The Malay Mail Online
The Malay Mail Online, 2014-07-22 09:56:44 EST. The Dalai Lama greets the audience at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington February 20, 2014... Back to the top

Centre must nudge Sri Lanka to safeguard Tamils, says Pandian
The Hindu, 2014-07-21 06:48:08 EST. D. Pandian, State Secretary of Communist Party of India on Sunday urged the Central Government to exert influence on Sri Lanka to safeguard the well being of Tamils in the island nation... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 38 TN fishermen
The Hindu, 2014-07-22 06:49:42 EST. Thirty-eight fishermen from Kottaipattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel early on Tuesday on charges of crossing International Maritime Boundary Line... Back to the top

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