UNP to unveil its new national plan on 75th Anniversary

The United National Party (UNP) founded on September 6, 1946 by Don Stephen Senanayake, will mark its 75th anniversary on Monday(Sep. 6). UNP Chairman Vajira Abeywardena and several other UNP leaders convened a media briefing recently to announce its plans to celebrate the Party’s diamond jubilee. “More importantly we have developed a national action plan to build a better country post-Covid-19. This will be announced by our leader coinciding with the anniversary,” he said. According to Abeywardena, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will address the party members and the general public…

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Solheim Cup 2021: Team Europe impress in fourballs to take 9-7 lead over Team USA into singles | Golf News

Europe won 2.5 points in the afternoon fourballs to take a two-point advantage into Monday’s singles, bolstering their hopes of claiming back-to-back Solheim Cup wins and only their second ever on American soil. By Ali Stafford Last Updated: 05/09/21 11:47pm Leona Maguire (left) has won three and halved won of her four matches on her Solheim Cup debut Team Europe overcame a Sunday charge from a resilient American side to take a 9-7 lead heading into the final day of the Solheim Cup. Catriona Matthew’s side saw their overnight three-point…

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Suicide attack rocks Pakistani city of Quetta

Quetta is the capital of Balochistan province near the Afghan border. The province has seen a decades-long insurgency by separatists who demand independence from Pakistan, citing what they say is the state’s monopoly and exploitation of the province’s mineral resources. The District Inspector General of Police for Quetta, Azhar Akram, confirmed to CNN that the attack was caused by a suicide bomber and took place early Sunday morning at a checkpoint of the Frontier Corp, the paramilitary troops stationed within the city of Quetta. The Pakistani Taliban, known as Tehreek-e-Taliban…

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US Open: Dan Evans’ superb run at Flushing Meadows ended by Daniil Medvedev | Tennis News

Dan Evans gave his all but Daniil Medvedev proved too good to set up a quarter-final meeting with surprise package Botic Van de Zandschulp; the British No 1 is likely to hit a new career-high ranking after equalling his best performance at a Grand Slam Last Updated: 05/09/21 10:26pm Dan Evans saw his US Open run come to an end at the hands of a ruthless Daniil Medvedev on Arthur Ashe Stadium Dan Evans exited the US Open to second seed Daniil Medvedev, leaving teen sensation Emma Raducanu as Britain’s…

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Afghanistan: Rural areas welcome peace and end of war

The Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan has left many people, especially in the capital Kabul, with anxiety and fears over the future. But in more rural areas, which saw some of the fiercest fighting, many others are relieved to see the end of a war that has killed tens of thousands of civilians. The BBC’s Secunder Kermani reports from one of those places, in the eastern province of Logar. Cameraman: Malik Mudassir Source link–!Thank You !–

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Asiri Hadawatha Minis Pawura (Glorious Heart) initiated islandwide

Investigating into the needs of those who are being home quarantined in Kuda Oya area in Nuwara Eliya due to Covid under the Asiri Hadawatha Minis Pawura (Glorious Heart) initiative has commenced today. Accordingly, a team of qualified medical personnel visited the homes in the area and provided medical advice, treatment and medication, reports added. The initiative has been undertaken with the approval of the MOH of the relevant area as well as the PHI. The Asiri Hadawatha initiative undertaken islandwide was launched with the…

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Magic Weekend 2021: What Super League’s winning and losing head coaches said on day two | Rugby League News

Day two opened with Wakefield Trinity keeping their revival going with a win over Huddersfield Giants; Warrington Wolves held off Wigan Warriors in the derby clash; Hull Kingston Rovers closed the weekend with victory over Leigh Centurions Last Updated: 05/09/21 9:50pm George Williams earned Steve Price’s praise after Warrington’s win over Wigan We round-up the key lines from the winning and losing head coaches in their post-match press conferences following the second day of this year’s Super League Magic Weekend at St James’ Park in Newcastle… Huddersfield Giants 18-32 Wakefield…

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Charlotte Edwards Cup: Alice Capsey seals South East Stars’ victory over Northern Diamonds to lift trophy | Cricket News

Alice Capsey’s undefeated 40 from 26 balls enabled South East Stars to survive a mid-innings wobble and defeat Northern Diamonds by five wickets in the final of the inaugural Charlotte Edwards Cup at the Ageas Bowl By ECB Reporters’ Network Last Updated: 05/09/21 8:48pm Alice Capsey (R) embraces South East Stars team-mate Kirstie White after hitting the winning runs to win the inaugural Charlotte Edwards Cup against Northern Diamonds (PA Images) Alice Capsey shrugged off a collapse to smash 40 off 26 balls and earn South East Stars the inaugural…

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Rubber growers call for immediate government intervention to solve ‘rubber industry’s COVID-19′

by Sanath Nanayakkare Sri Lanka’s rubber plantations are potentially on the brink of being wiped out, battered by a fast-spreading leaf disease and the sector could be nearing the ‘point of no-return’, commercial rubber growers claim, requesting for urgent government intervention to address the pressing issue. The crisis, which evokes comparisons with the ‘coffee rust’ blight which wiped out Sri Lanka’s coffee plantations in the late 1800s, need to be immediately addressed since output has declined by nearly a third already in some rubber plantations and the industry is fast…

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Match Report – Leigh 6 – 44 Hull K R

Ben Crooks, Albert Vete, Brad Takairangi, Matt Parcell, Ryan Hall, Jimmy Keinhorst, Matty Storton and Joe Keyes all crossed to help Rovers to a big win; Leigh had taken the lead with a converted try from Matty Russell By Marc Bazeley at St James’ Park Last Updated: 05/09/21 7:48pm Hull KR players celebrate Matt Parcell’s try against Leigh Eight tries from Hull Kingston Rovers helped keep them in the hunt for a play-off place as they rounded off Super League’s Magic Weekend with a 44-6 victory over Leigh Centurions in…

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Philippines to lift travel ban on 10 countries including Sri Lanka

The Philippines will lift its ban on the entry of travelers from 10 countries starting next week. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approves the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force to lift the current travel restrictions in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia starting September 6, 2021,” the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases said Saturday in a statement. “International travelers coming from the abovementioned countries shall, however, comply with the appropriate entry, testing, and quarantine protocols, depending…

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Barclays FA Women’s Super League delivers on landmark opening weekend live on Sky Sports | Football News

Are you not entertained? Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Arsenal got their Women’s Super League title challenge off to the perfect start, as they beat champions Chelsea 3-2 at the Emirates If anyone needed convincing of the WSL’s entertainment value, they only needed to tune in to Arsenal vs Chelsea on Sunday as the league’s two most successful clubs went head to head on the opening weekend. It took just 14 minutes for the first WSL goal of the Jonas Eidevall era at Arsenal, as…

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Herd immunity is not the priority against Covid at this moment: Prof. Malik Peiris

With the emergence of the delta variant of Covid-19, those vaccinated, however less likely, can get infected by the virus, in the event that the strain is very infectious, emphasised Prof. Malik Peiris, renowned clinical and public health virologist, in discussion with Dinesh Weerakkody, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka, about smart lockdown in Sri Lanka during Covid-19. Prof. Peiris made this observation in response to a query on whether herd immunity can save the country’s economy. He noted that the vaccination…

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Match Report – Wigan 6 – 10 Warrington

First-half tries from Josh Thewlis and George Williams were enough to give the Wolves the win over the Warriors in a close contest at Magic Weekend Last Updated: 05/09/21 5:45pm Warrington Wolves’ celebrate George Williams scoring George Williams scored against his former club to help Warrington beat Wigan 10-6 at Super League’s Magic Weekend in Newcastle. Josh Thewlis opened the scoring for Wolves early in the game before Williams got what would prove to be the decisive try against his old club. Wigan scored through Ethan Havard and Harry Smith’s…

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