Opposition derives perverse pleasure from seeing people suffer – Minister Weerasekera

By Saman Indrajith Public Security Minister Rear Admiral (Retd) Sarath Weerasekera told Parliament on Monday that the government was duty bound to look after the people and that it would not hesitate to bring in any laws necessary for that purpose. Participating in the debate on the Presidential proclamation to declare an emergency, the Minister said that food security was an integral part of national security, and therefore the government would bring all necessary laws or enact any existing laws to achieve that objective.   “There is a food mafia. We…

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BMW PGA Championship: Shane Lowry and Justin Rose seeking final Ryder Cup push at Wentworth | Golf News

Shane Lowry currently in automatic qualifying position for Ryder Cup and aiming to repel challengers; Justin Rose focused on ‘Plan A’ which requires a victory at Wentworth; watch the BMW PGA Championship live on Sky Sports Golf with Featured Group coverage from 8.30am on Thursday Last Updated: 08/09/21 5:06pm Shane Lowry during his practice round ahead of the BMW PGA Championship Shane Lowry is in the ninth and final qualifying position for the European Ryder Cup team and admits he will be under additional pressure at this week’s BMW PGA…

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Ryder Cup 2021: Who will be part of Steve Stricker’s Team USA at Whistling Straits in two weeks time? | Golf News

Justin Thomas was fired up at the 2018 Ryder Cup Big hitters, major winners, in-form players; Team USA’s Ryder Cup line-up is looking formidable. The 43rd edition of the event will take place at Whistling Straits from September 24, live on Sky Sports, as Team USA look to reclaim the trophy they lost at Le Golf National in 2018. The team features six automatic qualifiers based on the USA’s points list after the BMW Championship, and six captain’s picks made by Steve Stricker. With no Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson,…

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Ryder Cup 2020: Steve Stricker leaves Patrick Reed out of his six wildcard picks for Team USA | Golf News

Daniel Berger, Harris English, Tony Finau, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth named as Steve Stricker’s wildcard picks for Team USA; Ryder Cup to be played from September 24-26 at Whistling Straits By Ali Stafford Last Updated: 08/09/21 3:04pm Patrick Reed has been left out of Team USA’s Ryder Cup side USA captain Steve Stricker has named Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele among his wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup, while Patrick Reed missed out on a place. Spieth will make his fourth consecutive Ryder Cup appearance, having returned…

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Afghanistan’s cricket future in doubt after Taliban say women not allowed to play sport | Cricket News

The deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission Ahmadullah Wasiq stated sport is not seen as “necessary” for women to play in Afghanistan; under ICC rules, all 12 full members must have a national women’s team, with only full members able to play Test matches By PA Media Last Updated: 08/09/21 1:36pm The hard-line stance over Afghanistan women’s participation appears unlikely to be relaxed no matter what implications it may have Afghanistan’s women will not be allowed to play cricket or sport under the new Taliban regime – which could…

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The Ceylon Chamber Academy organises webinar on COVID 19 and the Way Forward

In a view to educate the public, the Chamber Academy, the knowledge arm of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will be organizing a timely discussion on the topic of COVID-19 and the way forward. The discussion will take a glimpse of the future with COVID-19 and facing challenges at home and work. In addition, the panel will discuss about the vaccines and medical supplies as well as practical issues and preparing for the future. The expert panel will be represented by Prof. Neelika Malavige, Professor and Head – Department of…

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PGA Tour: Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay head Player of the Year award nominees | Golf News

Bryson DeChambeau, Harris English and Collin Morikawa also among five nominees for PGA Tour Player of the Year award; Garrick Higgo and Will Zalatoris in the running for PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award; winners to be announced after voting closes on Friday Last Updated: 08/09/21 12:55pm Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm fought out the finish at the Tour Championship Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay head the five nominees for the Jack Nicklaus Award as PGA Tour Player of the Year. The duo, who fought out the finish to…

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Another doctor quits COVID-19 Technical Committee?

Another doctor of the Health Ministry’s COVID-19 Technical Committee has stepped down from his membership from the committee. Reportedly, Specialist Dr. Ashoka Gunaratne has resigned from the committee in this manner. This is the second medical professional to quit the COVID-19 Technical Committee of the Health Ministry. Recently, Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama also stepped down from the Committee. Joining the ‘Big Focus’ program on Ada Derana 24 today (September 08), Dr. Anwar Hamdani commented on the resignation of Dr. Ashoka Gunaratne. “There was such a thing this morning. It is informed…

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Transfer news: Manchester United and Manchester City top Europe spending on squads | Football News

Premier League clubs have spent more than £7bn assembling their current squads – more than twice as much as any of Europe’s other top leagues. A report published by the CIES Football Observatory found that top-flight clubs in England have spent considerably more than teams in Serie A (£2.9bn), La Liga (£2.8bn), Ligue 1 (£2.3bn) and the Bundesliga (£2bn) on their respective rosters. The data reveals both Manchester clubs are the most costly in Europe, with Manchester City (£926m) edging Manchester United (£877m) – while Chelsea (£669m), Liverpool (£576m), Arsenal…

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I have NOT received a single CENT as a pension

State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal has responded to the media allegations claiming that the Minister had requested for a government pension for his post as the former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), saying that they are completely false. Cabraal wrote on his Social Media that he has not received a single cent as a pension. Commenting on the alleged used of a government vehicle, Cabraal noted that he has not availed himself of a ‘duty free’ government vehicle after…

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Gareth Southgate: England manager set for contract talks in November after final 2022 World Cup Qualifier | Football News

Gareth Southgate will sit down and talk to the FA about a new contract when England’s World Cup qualifying campaign finishes in November. Southgate’s current contract as England manager runs out at the end of the World Cup finals in December next year, and the FA would like him to sign an extension which would see him in charge for the next European Championship in Germany in 2024. England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018 and then final of Euro 2020 under Southgate. The FA wants to…

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Chaos and confusion: The frenzied final hours of the Afghan government

The mood among the inner circle of Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president, was concerned, but not panicked, high-level sources told the BBC. A plan to secure the capital had been drawn up, and was being discussed with General Haibatullah Alizai, the chief of the army staff, and Admiral Peter Vasely, the top US military officer in Afghanistan. Central to the plan were negotiations to halt the Taliban advance outside the city gates. Source link–!Thank You !–

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