Outgoing Egyptian Ambassador calls on President

The outgoing Egyptian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Hussein El Saharty called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today (18). Mr. Saharty, who has been newly appointed as a Coordinator for Egyptian Civil Society Organisations, said that he will continue to work to strengthen the relations with Sri Lanka.  Mr. Saharty further stressed the need to enhance security ties and develop the tourism industry between the two countries. President Rajapaksa commended Mr. Saharty for his service rendered to Sri Lanka as the Ambassador of Egypt, the President’s Media Division…

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Patrick Vieira says Crystal Palace deserved to win on his return to Arsenal | Football News

Patrick Vieira admitted it hurt to see his Crystal Palace side concede a last-gasp equaliser that cost him a win on his return to Arsenal. The Frenchman won three Premier League titles and captained the Gunners during their unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ campaign and his name rang around the Emirates Stadium before and after a thrilling 2-2 draw. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal ahead early on but from then on Palace were the better side as Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard struck in the second half to seemingly win the game – only…

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Agriculture Minister’s efforts in chilli cultivation appreciated by International Community

The World Food Program (WFP) has appreciated the cultivation of chillies in Galabodawatta, Nawalapitiya based on a concept by Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage. The chilli cultivation has been initiated by distributing 100 acres of non-productive lands belonging to the People’s Estate Development Board among the young Tamil communities at the rate of half an acre each. The yield of chilli cultivation is now being collected by the farmers. The project was initiated under the One Crop for One Village (Ek Gamakata Ek Bogayak) concept by…

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Live match preview – Club Brugge vs Man City 19.10.2021

Team news and stats ahead of Brugge vs Man City in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday; kick-off 5.45pm. Team news Manchester City will be without defender John Stones for Tuesday’s Champions League Group A clash at Club Brugge. The England centre-back has not travelled due to personal reasons but Brazil pair Ederson and Gabriel Jesus could return after flying straight to Belgium following international duty last week. Winger or striker Ferran Torres is out with a broken foot but Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko are back in contention.…

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Kareem Hunt: Cleveland Browns running back expected to miss several weeks and be placed on injured reserve with calf injury | NFL News

Running back Kareem Hunt went down without contact against the Arizona Cardinals in Sunday’s loss; Hunt is expected to miss several weeks for Cleveland Browns after significant calf injury; team already suffering with injury problems By The Associated Press Last Updated: 18/10/21 9:12pm Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt went down without contact against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Running back Kareem Hunt is expected to miss several weeks because of a significant calf injury sustained against Arizona on Sunday, one of many key injuries for the Cleveland Browns. Head…

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Verite shows how Lanka can achieve sustainable debt dynamics – The Island

Three RTI applications filed calling for information about asset declarations submitted by Nirupama Rajapaksa Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says international cooperation through diplomatic channels is essential to hold offshore enablers and asset destinations accountable. TISL has said that in addition to a complaint filed with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), three RTI (Right to Information) applications have been filed seeking asset declarations submitted by Nirupama Rajapaksa. TISL has also written to the FIU (Financial Investigation Unit) calling for immediate investigation into potential money laundering…

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Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool defender happy with recovery from knee injury but says he has room for improvement | Football News

Virgil van Dijk says he feels under greater scrutiny following his recovery from a knee injury that saw him sidelined for nine months and has plenty of room for improvement. It is exactly a year since the Liverpool defender was told he required surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee sustained in a challenge by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Van Dijk, 30, went on to miss the remainder of last term but, after an extended pre-season, has since played every minute of Liverpool’s opening Premier League…

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World Cup: FIFA to consult national team managers over biennial tournament proposals | Football News

National team coaches will have the chance to discuss FIFA’s plans for the future of men’s international football this week. World football’s governing body has set up online video conferences on Tuesday and Thursday to enable every international team coach the opportunity to hear about its post-2024 calendar proposals, which include biennial World Cups. The discussions will be led by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, now FIFA’s chief of global football development, who has helped to shape the men’s calendar proposals. England manager Gareth Southgate, who spoke with Wenger about…

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Who will make the NBA playoffs in the Western Conference? | NBA News

After a hectic offseason, during which teams from across the league strengthened their rosters, shook up their front offices and hired new head coaches to replace the old, it’s now time to see how things actually stack up on the hardwood. We’ve already covered the East, so now it’s time to move on and tackle matters out West. Here are our picks for the eight teams to make the playoffs out of the Western Conference with one notable – and perhaps shocking – omission. Utah Jazz Last season was a…

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Live match preview – Chelsea vs Malmo FF 20.10.2021

Team news and stats ahead of Chelsea vs Malmo in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday; kick-off 8pm. Team news Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger have bolstered Chelsea’s defensive options ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Malmo. The centre-back pair missed Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League win at Brentford, but were both back in training on Monday. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Chelsea’s win at Brentford in the Premier League Experienced centre-back Silva only returned from Brazil duty on…

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