King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden receives Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Sweden in Solemn Audience

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden received the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Sweden Dharshana M. Perera of Sri Lanka at a formal Solemn Audience at the Royal Palace, Stockholm on Tuesday 12 October 2021. At the audience which took place at the historic Queen Lovisa Ulrika Audience Room, the Ambassador conveyed the greetings of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the King of Sweden. Having received the good wishes for a successful tenure in Sweden, the Ambassador reiterated Sri Lanka’s commitment to build upon the longstanding…

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Arsenal Women 4 – 0 Hoffenheim Women

Arsenal Women got their first points in this season’s Women’s Champions League, strolling past Hoffenheim 4-0 in Borehamwood on Thursday night. Arsenal took the lead midway through the first half through Kim Little’s penalty (21), before Tobin Heath doubled the advantage at the perfect time just before half-time with a far-post finish (45+2). The hosts didn’t slow down in the second half as Vivianne Miedema bundled the ball over the line after fine work from Jordan Hobbs (52), while Arsenal goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger made several excellent stops to keep the…

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Afghanistan: FIFA evacuates at least 20 women’s national team players | Football News

FIFA has secured the evacuation of 100 refugees from Afghanistan, among them members of the national women’s football team. Sky Sports News has been told that the group, which travelled from Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to Doha, Qatar on Thursday, includes at least 20 national women’s team footballers. Football’s world governing body has been working closely with the Qatar government to secure a safe evacuation since August. Individuals on the flight were deemed to be at the highest risk of harm if they had remained in Afghanistan, and FIFA is working…

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Vaccination of schoolchildren between 18 and 19 begins tomorrow from Colombo District

By Rathindra Kuruwita The vaccination of schoolchildren between 18 and 19 years would commence tomorrow (15) in all education zones in the Colombo District, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Education L.M.D. Dharmasena told the media yesterday. “We will start the vaccination drive in Homagama, Colombo, Jayewardenepura and Piliyandala education zones. Those who need to be vaccinated must produce the National Identity Card,” he said. Dharmasena said that they would establish one centre to cover several schools and students could ask their principal as to where they should get vaccinated.…

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Cameron Norrie reaches Indian Wells semi-finals to become British No 1 with win over Diego Schwartzman | Tennis News

Cameron Norrie defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-0 6-2 to progress to the last four of the BNP Paribas Open; the 26-year-old overtakes Dan Evans to become the British No 1 Last Updated: 14/10/21 10:15pm Cameron Norrie secured a spot in the last four at Indian Wells on Thursday Cameron Norrie booked his place in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells with an impressive straight-sets victory over Diego Schwartzman to secure the British No 1 ranking. Norrie was runner-up at the San Diego Open earlier this month and…

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Climate change in India: Teen inventor’s solar-powered ironing cart

Ironing vendors are common across India. The irons are heated using charcoal, a fuel that contributes to air pollution. But Vinisha Umashankar, a 14-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu, has found a clean solution. Vinisha’s invention has been nominated for this year’s Earthshot Prize. Video by Jennifer Green. Footage from The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, available on BBC iPlayer. For more about Vinisha’s invention and the other Earthshot Prize nominees, listen to Earthshot on Discovery. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Central Bank reconstitutes the Financial System Stability Consultative Committee

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka today said that its Financial System Stability Consultative Committee (FSSCC) has been reconstituted with eminent personnel in the financial sector.  Dr. Kenneth de Zilwa; Chairman of the LankaClear (Pvt.) Ltd. has been appointed as the Chairperson of the FSSCC.  Further, Mr. Niroshan Udage; President of The Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka, Mr. C N S N Anthony; Director/General Manager of the Credit Information Bureau, Mr. L H A Lakshman Silva; Chairman of the Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (Guarantee) Ltd., Mr. Sujeewa Mudalige; Managing…

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Raheem Sterling: Manchester City forward open to leaving club for move abroad | Football News

Raheem Sterling says he would consider leaving Manchester City and moving abroad. Speaking at the FT Business of Sport US summit Sterling, quoted in the FT, said: “If there was an opportunity to go somewhere else, I’d be open to it at this moment in time. “As an English player all I know is the Premier League and I’ve always thought: ‘You know, maybe one day I’d love to play abroad and see how I would come up against that challenge.’” More to follow…. This is a breaking news story…

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COMPLEMENT PROPOSED POLICY CHANGES WITH GROUND LEVEL CHANGES

The statements of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the UN General Assembly and more recently at the 72 anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army have indicated that the government is contemplating important policy changes.  These have included references to the need to “address the issues that gave rise to terrorism” in the country.  At the army anniversary the president also pledged to bring in a new constitution within the next year. Earlier in the month in New York at the UN the president said, “It is…

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Kylian Mbappe could still change his mind and stay at Paris Saint-Germain, says boss Mauricio Pochettino | Football News

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino still believes Kylian Mbappe could “change his mind” and stay at the club. France striker Mbappe recently confirmed he asked to leave in the summer in pursuit of a move to Real Madrid, but PSG have been trying to tie him down to a new deal, with his current deal expiring next summer. It was hoped the signing of Lionel Messi on a free transfer from Barcelona, completing a front three with Neymar, would help convince Mbappe to recommit to the club, but a new…

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Luka Doncic: Is this the season the Dallas Mavericks’ superstar point guard takes over the NBA? | NBA News

They call it Luka magic. Put the ball in this 6ft 8in Slovenian’s hands and good things tend to happen on the court. In fact, good is something of an understatement. Luka Doncic’s play leans, shimmies and spins into the sublime so often that it would be unfair to describe it as anything else. Or indeed, as something any less enticing or mesmeric than magic. If you’ve caught any of Doncic’s three seasons in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks, or even the four before that with Real Madrid in…

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Power Minister canvasses Oman’s support for renewable energy quest

By Ifham Nizam Minister of Power Gamini Lokuge yesterday sought the support of the Oman Government to strengthen President Gotabaya Rajapaksa renewable energy policy initiative. He recalled that President Rajapaksa had directed that the plans be devised to meet 70 percent of the country’s electricity demand using renewable energy sources by the year 2030. Lokuge yesterday met First Secretary of the Embassy of Oman Majid Salin Al Mukhaini and Abdul Al Bulushi and also discussed about petroleum resources and sustainable energy development. Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy…

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Norway attack: Witness describes hearing ‘thunk sound’ of weapon

Residents in the small Norwegian town of Kongsberg have given their reaction to a bow and arrow attack that left five people dead. The suspect, a 37-year-old Danish citizen named Espen Andersen Brathen, is accused of killing four women and a man on Wednesday night. Norway’s security service (PST) said it appears to have been an act of terror. Read more: Norway attack appears to be terrorism – officials Source link–!Thank You !–

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Daily count of new Covid-19 cases moves to 673

The Health Ministry reported that another 146 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, increasing the daily count of new cases to 673. This pushes the tally of coronavirus cases confirmed in the country thus far to 529,755. 24,722 patients infected with the virus are currently under treated across the island while total recoveries has risen to 491,604.  Thank you

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