The road ahead for the Left

The government has given the Left a chance to reorganise. I don’t mean the Left of the LSSP, the Communist Party, the JVP, the FSP, or even the Socialist Equality Party. I mean the Left of the Left, cutting across affiliations and antecedent: the Left there on the streets, the Left of students and their teachers, of unions and their leaders. Three years ago, Wasantha Samarasinghe threatening to get employees to withdraw from the public sector would have been met with anger. Now, hardly anyone’s complaining. Having antagonised the people,…

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Sri Lankan Olympic team to leave for Japan

The Sri Lankan Olympic team is set to leave for Japan this (20) afternoon. The team will be leaving Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airpot at 7.30 pm today and landing at Japan’s Narita Airport. The Sri Lankan team consists of atheletes and a group of journalists accompanying them. Eight atheletes from Sri Lanka have qualified for the Tokyo Olympic this year. Officers more than twice as many as the atheletes will also be joining the event. MIAP Source link –Thank tou–

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Afghanistan: Sport bodies call for emergency evacuation of female players

The first Afghanistan women’s football team was formed in 2007 Football’s world governing body Fifa has written to a number of governments to request the emergency evacuation of female players from Afghanistan. Players are said to fear for their lives following the Taliban’s takeover of the Afghan capital Kabul. Players’ organisation Fifpro is also calling for help. The union saidexternal-link it was working with governments to establish an evacuation plan, adding: “The ambition is to bring as many people to safety as possible.” Fifa said the situation in Afghanistan “remains…

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Lockdown unsuccessful – millions of people work the usual

The decision to lockdown the country for ten has completely failed, for many people have been assigned to duties in the claim of essential services, alleged Saman Ratnapriya, President of the Government Nurses Association. The Union President emphasised that about 30 – 40 million people have been assigned in duty, adding that the spread of the virus, therefore, will not be stopped. Suggesting that this is a conspiracy by the government, Ratnapriya went on saying that the government will be reopening the country in its…

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus boss says he decided to use Portuguese star from the bench on Sunday | Football News

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said it was his decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench at the start of Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Udinese. Italian media reports said that Ronaldo had asked to be on the bench for Juve’s Serie A season opener in Udine, potentially in order to preserve his fitness as he looks to secure a move away from the club. The Portuguese forward came off the bench in the 60th minute to almost snatch a dramatic stoppage-time winner, only for his header to be ruled out…

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China Yang Qian win di first Gold Medal of 2020 Olympics

China Yang Qian don win di first Gold Medal of Tokyo 2020 Olympics games. Qian of China take di gold for di women 10m air rifle final to collect di first gold medal of di 2020 Summer Games for di Asaka Shooting Range on Saturday. Na Anastasiia Galashina of Russia win silver, while Nina Christen of Switzerland win di bronze medal. Qian score of 251.8 set new Olympics record. Galashina score 251.1, while Christen record a 230.6 mark. Mary Carolynn Tucker score 166.0 and finish…

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Rebirth As Expounded In Buddhism

(By Desamanya K.H.J. Wijayadasa; former Secretary to the President) Rebirth is a fundamental tenet of Buddhism As far as Buddhists are concerned, rebirth is not a mere theory but a fact verifiable by evidence and constitutes a fundamental tenet of Buddhism. It is on record that this belief in rebirth viewed as a transmigration or reincarnation was accepted by great philosophers such as Pythagoras and Plato. However, the Buddhist doctrine of rebirth is different from transmigration or reincarnation of other religions because Buddhism does not accept the existence of a…

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David Beckham and Robbie Keane revel in LA Galaxy triumph

Archive – David Beckham says it feels great to win a trophy after helping LA Galaxy to a 1-0 win over Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup final. Beckham, then 36, played the full game despite suffering a hamstring problem in training the week before. Beckham’s team-mate Robbie Keane said winning the MLS Cup capped a fantastic week for him, after securing qualification for Euro 2012 with Ireland. Source link –Thank tou–

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Arsenal 0 – 2 Chelsea

Club-record signing Romelu Lukaku scored and put in a dominant display on his second Chelsea debut as they beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates on Super Sunday. Nearly 10 years after his first debut, £97.5m summer signing Lukaku registered his first goal for the club, tapping home at close range from Reece James’ ball across the face of goal (15) after the Belgian’s superb hold-up play had triggered the move. James doubled Chelsea’s lead with a clinical finish from the right side of the box with Arsenal too engrossed in…

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Elaine Thompson-Herah runs second fastest time in women’s 100m history

Diamond League: Thompson-Herah runs second fastest women’s 100m ever Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the second fastest women’s 100m of all time at the Eugene Diamond League. The Jamaican, who retained her 100m-200m title double in Tokyo, clocked a new world lead of 10.54 seconds. Only American Florence Griffith-Joyner has run faster, when she set her world record of 10.49 secs in 1988. Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith finished third in the 200m as she continues her return from the hamstring injury that blighted her Olympic campaign. The race was won by…

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Medical officer lodges complaint against MP Bathiudeen over alleged threatening

A medical officer attached to the Magazine Prison, Borella has lodged a complaint with the Borella Police alleging that MP Rishard Bathiudeen, who is currently imprisoned, has threatened him on August 15 inside the Drug store of the Welikada Prison. The complainant detailed that he on the said date was treating an inmate, when the MP had arrived seeking treatment and upon asking him to wait until the patient was treated, an angered Bathiudeen had shouted at him and threatened him. The matter has been…

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Jimmy Anderson bemoans England international schedule

England bowler Jimmy Anderson tells BBC Radio 5 live that he thinks there is too much international cricket and it is fortunate England can cope with the fixture list by rotating players. Anderson, who missed the recent ODI whitewash defeat by India, will next be in action in the three-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates from January, before facing Sri Lanka in March. He adds that he was “shocked” but pleased that Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were handed prison terms for conspiring to bowl…

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