Myanmar Ambassador calls on the Foreign Minister

Myanmar Ambassador to Sri Lanka U Han Thu called on Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry on 28 September 2021. While congratulating Prof. Peiris on his appointment as the Foreign Minister, Ambassador Thu briefed the Minister on the current political situation in Myanmar, and actions that are being taken to bring normalcy to the country, including holding a free and fair multiparty election in the next two years. Minister Peiris, while recalling the historical links between the two countries, mentioned that Buddhism…

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British South Asian coaches need better opportunities, says Charlton Women assistant Riteesh Mishra | Football News

Charlton’s Riteesh Mishra is proud to represent British South Asian coaches in elite football but says there is more work to be done to create a level playing field in the game. Mishra is assistant to Karen Hills at Championship side Charlton Women, making him the highest-ranked South Asian coach in the elite game in England. Chorley first-team coach and fellow British South Asian Irfan Kawri told Sky Sports News earlier this year that you need a “thick skin” to make as a coach in the English game. Mishra agrees…

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Australian Covid data: Shock as teenagers reveal they’re behind hit tracking site

Jack, Wesley and Darcy, who are all 14 and 15, have won tens of thousands of followers for their straightforward Australian Covid tracking website, CovidBaseAU. The trio from Melbourne set up the site, anonymously, after Jack got frustrated trying to find historic Covid data. They decided to reveal their identities as they got their first Covid vaccination last week – with many in shock that three teenagers were behind the popular site. Speaking to the BBC, Jack said: “It’s been really wild how much attention that’s given us.” Source link–!Thank…

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Sorry Barcelona lose again, while Bayern Munich hit five – Champions League round-up | Football News

Pressure has piled up on Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman after the club made their worst-ever start to a Champions League campaign with a 3-0 defeat at Benfica. Barcelona were behind after just three minutes in Portugal, when Darwin Nunez scored at the near post. He then added a penalty with 11 minutes to play, after Rafa Silva’s second-half strike, to match the scoreline Bayern Munich beat Barca by in their opening Group E fixture. To compound Barcelona’s night to forget, Eric Garcia was sent off late on. The Catalans are…

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Shooting the messenger

Wednesday 29th September, 2021 Former UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake once sought to ridicule the Army, in a parliamentary speech, at the height of war, by claiming that some troops were going towards Medawachchi, thinking it was Kilinochchi, and others were heading for Pamankada, having mistaken it for Alimankada. We would have agreed with him if he had said something similar about the Sri Lanka Police, for they are all at sea; they have proved once again that they do not know whether they are coming or going. There has been…

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Millwall 1 – 0 Bristol C

Substitute Jed Wallace scored the winner from the penalty spot as Millwall picked up just their second Championship victory of the season with a 1-0 win over Bristol City. The Lions had drawn six of their previous nine games in the league and they did not create a great deal of opportunities at The Den in this encounter, but these were three points that were most welcome. It came against a Robins side who had won their previous three away games and who had assistant Curtis Fleming in charge, in…

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Beijing 2022: Non-vaccinated athletes must serve 21-day quarantine

Beijing 2022 will be the first Winter Games in be held in China Athletes at the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics who are not fully vaccinated against coronavirus will have to serve a 21-day quarantine upon arrival in Beijing. Participants at the Games who are fully vaccinated will enter a “closed-loop management system” when they arrive. Athletes who have a justified medical exemption for the vaccine will have their cases considered. The Winter Olympics run next February, the Paralympics in March. Games organisers said that tickets will be sold “exclusively…

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Novak Djokovic: World No 1 withdraws from Indian Wells tournament | Tennis News

“I am sorry I won’t get to see my fans in Indian Wells and play in the desert, my favourite place to go. I hope to see you next year!” five-time champion Djokovic said; world No 1 has already secured his spot at year-end ATP Finals in Turin Last Updated: 29/09/21 8:47pm Novak Djokovic last won the Indian Wells title in 2016 World No 1 Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The 20-time major winner has not played since he missed out on completing the…

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Mangala Samaraweera: The Utopian Expedient

“This is not a Sinhala-Buddhist country”. This war cry, triumphantly proclaimed in the deepest South after the Easter Bombings, were probably Mangala’s most famous words. And rightly so, for they captured the essence of the man. The attacks unleashed a volcano of fear and hate, which no one could stop. Most were silent, some tried to soothe. It was only Mangala who dared confront. That confrontation arose from compassion. Compassion which also led him to comfort. From his Matara home, that served as the office…

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Joe Lovodua: Hull sign Fiji international hooker from South Sydney for 2022 | Rugby League News

Hull coach Brett Hodgson said of the 23-year-old: “To add an international level player is a real positive. He has some great deception out of dummy-half and brings some speed and awareness to that department – and he’s at a good age with his best years ahead of him” By PA Media Last Updated: 29/09/21 8:18pm Joe Lovodua is set to join Hull in 2022 Hull have signed Fiji international hooker Joe Lovodua from South Sydney for 2022.  The 23-year-old, who can also play centre and back row, appeared in four…

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Kelechi Iheanacho: Leicester forward out of Legia Warsaw match after paperwork issue sees him turned away by Polish border control | Football News

Kelechi Iheanacho has been ruled out of Leicester’s Europa League clash with Legia Warsaw after being turned away by Polish border control. The striker travelled to Warsaw with the Foxes but a problem with his travel documents meant he was not allowed into the country. The Foxes face Legia on Thursday but are now without the Nigeria international – last season’s top scorer with 19 goals – who will now have to return to the UK. Boss Brendan Rodgers said: “We’ve had an issue with Kelechi. His documentation coming into the…

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Restoration of 21.2 km road nearing completion to ease woes of people in Puttlam, Chilaw, Anamaduwa towns

Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure State Minister Nimal Lanza said yesterday that the road development work from Madurankuliya to Andigama via Makumbukkadawala was now nearing completion. He said the first phase of the road covering a stretch of 9.7 km had been completed and the second phase of an extent of 11.5 km was nearing completion. The road had been developed in response to a request made by people to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during one of his visits to the district, the Minister said. Minister Lanza said that a sum…

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Declan Rice reaffirms commitment to West Ham as David Moyes calls him one of Europe’s best young midfielders | Football News

Declan Rice insists he is happy at West Ham and is confident he can achieve his ambitions at the club. The England midfielder has been constantly linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United and has reportedly stalled over signing a new contract. But ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna, Rice reaffirmed his commitment to West Ham. “We’ve spoken about it lots in the past,” said the 22-year-old. “Everyone knows how I feel about West Ham and how I feel about playing under the manager…

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Women in Latin America march for abortion rights

Women have demonstrated in cities across Latin America for access to legal and safe abortions, in a region where the procedure is only fully allowed in a handful of countries. There were clashes between police and protesters in Mexico, but celebrations in Chile – where a bill to decriminalise abortion up to 14 weeks passed through the lower house of Congress. The protests coincided with International Safe Abortion Day on Tuesday. Source link–!Thank You !– more

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Daily COVID cases count at 941 today

The daily total of new COVID-19 cases moved to 941 today (Sep. 29) as 256 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said. All new cases have been associated with the New Year Cluster. This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country to 516,465. According to Epidemiology Unit data, 46,761 active cases are currently under medical care at hospitals, treatment centres and homes. Total recoveries from the virus infection reached 456,857 earlier today as 770 more patients were discharged…

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