My personal experience and perspective of Astrology and Palmistry

by Dr Nihal D Amerasekera I was simply fascinated by the stories about his experience with palmistry revealed by my erstwhile colleague Prof Sanath Lamabadusuriya in a recent article to the Sunday Island Newspaper. Palmistry or Cheiromancy originated in ancient India more than 5,000 years ago and spread to China, Greece and Rome. Now palmistry as an art is practiced worldwide. At present there are three types of palmistry, Indian, Western and Chinese. The Western and Chinese palmistry now show a significant divergence from the original Indian palmistry. The Indian…

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Dallas Cowboys 20-17 Los Angeles Chargers: Greg Zuerlein kicks game-winning field goal as time expires | NFL News

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott continued his impressive return from injury, completing 23 of 27 passes for 237 yards (and an interception); Justin Herbert had his 10th 300-yard passing game, completing 31 of 41 throws for 338 yards, tossing one touchdown but also two interceptions Last Updated: 20/09/21 1:52am Dak Prescott steered the Dallas Cowboys to their first win of the 2021 NFL season Greg Zuerlein connected on a 56-yard field goal as time expired to give the Dallas Cowboys their first win of the season, a 20-17 victory over…

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Sputnik V recipients to receive second doses from tomorrow

The recipients of the first dose of Sputnik V vaccine will receive their second dose from tomorrow (Sep. 20), says the State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals, Prof. Channa Jayasumana. Sri Lanka received a new batch of Russia-made COVID-19 vaccine containing a total of 120,000 doses this morning. The flight carrying the vaccine shipment arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) from Moscow via Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Accordingly, this batch of Sputnik V second doses is expected to be rolled out in the Kandy…

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Tua Tagovailoa, Carson Wentz and T.J. Watt injury concerns after Week Two of the NFL | NFL News

Miami Dolphins quarterback leaves the field during 35-0 loss to Buffalo Bills with rib injury; Carson Wentz, Andy Dalton and Tyrod Taylor among other QB injuries and the NFL’s highest-paid defender T.J. Watt suffers groin injury for Pittsburgh Steelers Last Updated: 20/09/21 1:02am Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left their 35-0 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills due to a rib injury Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was knocked out of their heavy Week Two defeat to the Buffalo Bills after picking up a rib injury in the first quarter.…

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Minister Gammanpila seeks Dubai investors in exploration of oil in Mannar Basin

The Energy Ministry is taking steps to locate investors for the exploration of crude oil deposits in the Mannar Basin. Subject Minister Udaya Gammanpila, accordingly, is set to visit Dubai this week in search of investors. During his visit, Minister Gammanpila is set to attend discussions with the officials of several companies, including Exxon Mobil, one of the largest companies in the world. The existencce of crude oil deposits in the Mannar Basin has been conversed of for decades and the dialogue has taken another…

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Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool defender needs to be rested after long injury lay-off, says James Milner | Football News

James Milner says it is imperative Liverpool rotate Virgil van Dijk following his return from a long injury lay-off despite being regarded by team-mates as ‘Superman’. The Netherlands captain, 30, was rested for the midweek Champions League victory over AC Milan but returned to play his fifth full 90 minutes in the Premier League this season in the 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Van Dijk required ACL knee surgery after a clash with Jordan Pickford during a 2-2 draw with Everton on 17 October last year. “We all…

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My dad, held hostage in Iran

Anoosheh Ashoori lived in the UK for 20 years, but was arrested in Iran after flying out to see his mother. Like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, he’s one of about a dozen Western dual nationals being held by Iran. British Foreign Secretary Lis Truss is calling for their release when she meets her Iranian counterpart on Monday. The UK-based families believe their relatives are being held hostage, partly as bargaining chips over a £400m debt that Britain owes Iran for a decades-old arms deal that was never fulfilled. Anoosheh’s daughter Elika has…

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IPL: Virat Kohli to step down as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain at end of 2021 season | Cricket News

Josh Gorton Comment & Analysis Kohli confirmed earlier this week that he will relinquish India’s T20 captaincy after the World Cup in October and November; The 32-year-old took over as RCB captain in 2013, leading his side to the 2016 final Last Updated: 19/09/21 8:44pm Virat Kohli took over the reigns as RCB captain in 2013 (Credit: AFP) Virat Kohli has announced he will step down as captain of Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore at the end of the 2021 season. Earlier this week, Kohli also confirmed that…

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When Lohan Ratwatte Gets Promoted as Cabinet Minister will he be known as the “Muthu-menik Lohan Amathi, Sir”? The true Gem of Pohottuva Politics and Governance!

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake What a gem of a minister he is! Who? Who else, State Minister Lohan Ratwatte, the gem and jewel of today. Why? He resigned from his Prison Portfolio, not having done anything wrong, as he says it. He has gone beyond the stuff of any politician. He truly deserves to be given the highest regard by the Saubhagya Strategists. Just think of any politician of today, especially from the Pohottuva Team, who will resign from a portfolio for not having done anything wrong, when those who have…

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Will all evidence of what happened in Anuradhapura be destroyed?

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj Lohan Evindra Ratwatte is a Sri Lankan politician who is often under the media spotlight for the wrong reasons. The 53 year old Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP) Kandy district MP- known generally as Lohan – received a great deal of negative publicity last week over an incident in which he reportedly humiliated and terrified a group of Tamil youths incarcerated at the Anuradhapura jail. The Gotabaya Rajapaksa Government’s State Minister for Gem & Jewellery related Industries and State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation brandishing a pistol…

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My husband and son fought in Afghanistan – it changed all of us

Ellyn’s husband and son both fought in Afghanistan. One returned home with pride, the other haunted by his experience. But the war changed all of their lives. Over two decades, more than 800,000 Americans were deployed to Afghanistan, often for long and multiple tours. Millions more – the friends and relatives of those who served – were profoundly impacted too. This is one family’s story. Video produced by the BBC’s Alexandra Ostasiewicz; filming by Roderick MacLeod Source link–!Thank You !–

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BAILA KING & I: 1987-1993

CONFESSIONS OF A GLOBAL GYPSY By Dr. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena DPhil President – Chandi J. Associates Inc. Consulting, Canada Founder & Administrator – Global Hospitality Forum chandij@sympatico.ca Today, instead of chronologically narrating another episode of the story of my career, I will write about a music legend. Uswatta Liyanage Ivor Sylvester Sunil Perera left us this month, saddening generations of Sri Lanka music lovers around the world, including me. Many tributes have been written about him during the last few days. Therefore, in this tribute, I will focus on my…

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WATCH LIVE NETBALL: New Zealand vs England | Netball News

Games Two takes place in Christchurch on Wednesday while the third and final game of the series is on Friday – watch all three games on Sky Sports Arena, Mix and the Sky Sports YouTube channel. Last Updated: 19/09/21 9:09pm Watch Game One of the Cadbury Netball Series from 8am on Monday as England are in Christchurch to face world champions New Zealand – coverage also on Sky Sports Mix & Arena. Jess Thirlby’s squad face the ultimate test against Noeline Taurua’s Silver Ferns, who were too strong for the…

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Premier League hits and misses: David de Gea’s Man Utd redemption, Romelu Lukaku shows evolution | Football News

Redemption for De Gea David de Gea had all summer to stew over his fateful role in the conclusion to last season’s Europa League final. With Manchester United and Villarreal’s penalty shootout locked at 11-10 after opposite number Geronimo Rulli had scored his pressure penalty, up stepped the De Gea for a sudden death spot-kick he couldn’t afford to miss…but miss he did. De Gea wasn’t even afforded the chance to take his mind off things with an appearance for Spain at Euro 2020, as he watched the entirety of…

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Ruling Party to hold disciplinary inquiry on MP Jagath Kumara

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) the Ruling Party has decided to call a disciplinary inquiry against Ruling Party MP Jagath Kumara for allegedly criticising two cabinet ministers at a recent press briefing. Party Secretary MP Sagara Kariyawasam stated that the MP’s sentiment cannot be approved of. Denoting that MP Kumara has violated the party’s discipline by criticising his own party members and ministers, MP Kariyawasam added that the Party, therefore, has decided to conduct a disciplinary inquiry against him. The matter will be addressed at…

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