Sri Lanka to receive 01 million Sinovac jabs from China

The Government of China has decided to donate one million doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka. This is to further expand the inoculation drive in Sri Lanka, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo stated. Posting on Twitter, the Embassy pointed out that Sinovac is currently the most used COVID-19 jab in the world, with 1.8 billion doses supplied to various countries. Further, there had been 1.4 billion administrations of the Sinovac vaccine by the end of August, the Embassy said.   China decides to donate one million doses…

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Warrington are in a good place heading into the Super League play-offs, says Steve Price | Rugby League News

Full-back Matty Ashton scored a hat-trick of tries as Warrington raced into a 32-0 lead against Castleford before the Tigers fought back with the Wolves eventually prevailing 40-24; they will play Leeds or Hull KR at home in the elimination play-offs Last Updated: 16/09/21 11:37pm Warrington Wolves’ Matty Ashton runs in to score their third try despite the efforts of Castleford Tigers’ Niall Evalds Warrington coach Steve Price says the good times start now as his side head into the play-offs on the back of a 40-24 win over Castleford.…

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Meeting with Aeroflot

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Moscow arranged a meeting with PJSC Aeroflot of Russian Federation for the visiting delegation from the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation at the headquarters of Aeroflot on 03 September 2021 in Moscow. During the meeting, officials from PJSC Aeroflot mentioned its readiness to commence a new direct service between Moscow-Colombo, which will start on 4 November 2021. The Sri Lankan Government is making a fresh effort to woo more tourists by tying up with leading international airlines, aiming to promote…

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Gareth Southgate says there are not enough women in the England men’s national team set-up | Football News

England manager Gareth Southgate accepts there are not enough women in the men’s national team set-up. Southgate feels that while the women’s game has progressed in many aspects in the country, more work needs to be done to increase the number of women in the England men’s senior team backroom staff. Speaking at the Royal Television Society’s Cambridge Convention, Southgate said: “Women’s football, firstly, where I know changes (have) come is that I meet dads who proudly come up and say, ‘My daughter plays football’. “Five years ago, that didn’t…

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Ryder Cup: Brooks Koepka insists he will be fit to play at Whistling Straits | Golf News

Less than a fortnight after his withdrawal from the Tour Championship with a wrist injury, Brooks Koepka insists he will be fit and ready to take on Europe at the Ryder Cup. Watch live coverage from Whistling Straits all week on Sky Sports By Keith Jackson Last Updated: 16/09/21 10:27pm Brooks Koepka is confident he will recover from injury in time for the Ryder Cup Brooks Koepka has declared he is “good to go” for the Ryder Cup next week amid concerns he would be forced to miss the showpiece…

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Lankan woman elected to Norwegian Parliament

Lankan born Kamzy Gunaratnam has been elected a member of the Norwegian Parliament. Jonas Gahr Støre’s Labour Party won the Norwegian parliamentary election. Gunaratnam was elected to Parliament from the Labour Party. Stoere, 61, is expected to replace Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, 60, as tallies showed a decisive swing in favour of the centre-left. Gunaratnam was born in Sri Lanka and came to Norway as a refugee when she was three years old. Her parents were Tamil refugees who worked in the fishing industry in the north of Norway,…

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Rennes 2 – 2 Tottenham

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s close-range finish salvaged a 2-2 draw for Tottenham in their Europa Conference League Group G opener against Rennes but their injury problems worsened. Nuno Espirito Santo’s much-changed side appeared to be heading for defeat at Roazhon Park but substitute Hojbjerg poked home Matt Doherty’s deflected cross (76) four minutes after Gaetan Laborde had deservedly put the hosts in front. Earlier, Spurs had taken the lead when Lucas Moura’s attempted cut-back bounced into the Rennes net off defender Loic Bade (11), but the visitors soon faded and Flavien Tait…

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Heather Knight top-scores to lead England to victory over New Zealand in first ODI at Bristol | Cricket News

England Women beat New Zealand Women by 30 runs in the first one-day international at Bristol; captain Heather Knight top-scored with 89 as the hosts posted 241 before the White Ferns were bowled out for 211 in reply By Sam Drury Last Updated: 16/09/21 8:19pm Heather Knight made 89 as England claimed victory in the first ODI against New Zealand Heather Knight made 89 as England claimed a 30-run win over New Zealand in the first ODI of the five-match series at Bristol. The England captain put on 65 with…

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BASL questions Lohan Ratwatte’s further role as a minister

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has raised concerns on Lohan Ratwatte, who had tendered resignation to his post as the State Minister of Prison Management and Rehabilitation over the allegation of barging into a prison and having gunpoint at Tamil prisoners, being entitled to the tenure as the State Minister of Gem and Jewelery Industries. In the event that Ratwatte has acknowledged the responsibility over his alleged conduct via the resignation, he has no moral right to hold any government post further, the…

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Marcelo Bielsa exclusive: Leeds manager sticking to his principles in the face of adversity | Football News

Marcelo Bielsa is standing in an elevator.  Directly opposite him is a star-struck Leeds supporter dressed in a replica shirt as they patiently wait in silence for the door to ping on the first floor. His acknowledgement of the frozen fan is typically polite but no words are exchanged as he makes a swift exit, his aura kept intact. Friday 17th September 7:00pm Kick off 8:00pm “I don’t recall the meeting,” he tells Sky Sports with a bemused look. “I haven’t seen the video but maybe it happened. “When we…

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CSE witnesses fresh buying interest despite economic woes

by Hiran H.Senewiratne  Share trading activities at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) were positive in the beginning of the session yesterday and selling pressure was reported in the latter part of the day while the market witnessed fresh buying interest also, analysts said. However, the market bounced bank yesterday in contrast to the previous day which suffered one of its steepest falls with Rs. 146 billion in value wiped off as investors resorted to panic selling whilst the more optimistic questioned their motive, stock market analysts said. Further, net foreign…

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