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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Watch free WNBA: Minnesota Lynx @ Washington Mystics LIVE! | NBA News

The Minnesota Lynx are surging into the postseason and head into Sunday’s regular-season finale against the host Washington Mystics aiming to tie up the third seed in the WNBA playoffs. The Mystics, meanwhile, are locked in a three-way struggle for the eighth and final playoff berth and need a win to edge out both the Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty. We will have the game free to watch on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel from 8pm. Minnesota (21-10) moved ahead of the reigning league champion Seattle Storm after posting…

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Easy Game for Mullins and Townend at Listowel | Racing News

Easy Game took the measure of Ballyoisin to win the feature Kerry Group Chase and complete a treble for Paul Townend and Willie Mullins on day one of Listowel’s Harvest Festival. The reigning champion jockey and trainer struck again as Grade Two-winning hurdler and chaser Easy Game went one better than his fine second behind stablemate Royal Rendezvous in the Galway Plate. Just a select field of three went to post, and that was reduced to two with a circuit to run when The Storyteller – always off the pace…

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Volcano on Canary Island La Palma erupts, spewing ash and lava into national park

A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands, has erupted, spewing fountains of lava and ash. It sits in the Cumbre Vieja national park, and had been stable since 1971. The island had been on alert for a possible eruption for the past week – with nearby residents being advised to evacuate. Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres told TVE that no injuries had been reported so far. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Prisoner rights group says CCTV footage risks deletion

by Saman Indrajith The Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners (CPRP) yesterday said that there was a risk of CCTV footage at the Anuradhapura prison being edited or deleted to protect State Minister Lohan Ratwatte. CPRP President Attorney at Law Senaka Perera told the Sunday Island that the CCTV footage contained visuals of Ratwatte and his friends arriving at the prison premises and entering restricted areas. “We have information that they were drunk. He could say that he is an MP and is entitled to visit a prison anytime. There…

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Tottenham 0 – 3 Chelsea

Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger were on target as Chelsea produced a brilliant second-half performance to beat Tottenham 3-0 in #GameZero at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. On a day of emotional tributes to Jimmy Greaves, the Tottenham, Chelsea and England legend who died on Sunday morning, Thomas Tuchel’s side underlined their title credentials in impressive style. Following an even first half in north London, the visitors took charge of the game when Silva headed Marcos Alonso’s corner beyond Hugo Lloris shortly after the break. Tottenham were still reeling…

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