Ridiyagama Safari Park visitors required to make bookings in advance

Ridiyagama Safari Park will now allow walk-ins for the time being and the visitors are required to make reservations in advance. The decision has been taken to limit the number of visitors arriving at the safari park in accordance with existing government regulations on the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic. Reservations can be made between 8.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. by calling 047 3620410 and or sending message on WhatsApp via 0706988788. Visitors should provide the following details when making the reservations: name, date and time of visit, number of tickets…

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Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool’s win at Atletico: I don’t care how we won – the dirty ones are the important ones! | Football News

Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 win at 10-man Atletico Madrid as “dirty”, but says those types of wins are the most important. In a classic group-stage encounter, Liverpool were pegged back from 2-0 up by an Antoine Griezmann double, before the Frenchman was sent off and Mo Salah grabbed the winner from the spot. There was drama late on though as German referee Daniel Siebert awarded 10-man Atletico a spot kick for a Diogo Jota foul on Jose Gimenez, but VAR intervened and after consulting the pitchside monitor, Siebert…

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When a cobra became a murder weapon

Then on the night of 6 May, investigators say, while Uthra was still recuperating, she accepted a glass of fruit juice from Suraj which was laced with sedatives. When the mixture had put her under, Suraj brought out the container with the Cobra, overturned it, and dropped the five-foot-long snake on his sleeping wife. Source link–!Thank You !– more

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Eastern Troops Take to Planting of ‘Kumbuk’ Saplings (PHOTOS)

To be in line with the island-wide campaign to plant 10,000 ‘Kumbuk’ saplings on account of the 72nd Army Anniversary, East-based troops of the Security Force Headquarters – East on Sunday (10) planted 1600 ‘Kumbuk’ saplings inside the SFHQ-E compound on the instructions of Major General Channa Weerasuriya, Commander, Security Forces – East.    On a directive given by the Commander of the Army to this effect, all Army formations across the country were instructed to plant ‘Kumbuk’ saplings inside their camps as an alternative solution…

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EFL highlights and round-up: Bournemouth, Sunderland win | Football News

Bournemouth extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table to six points after a narrow 1-0 win at Stoke City. Dominic Solanke’s goal at the bet365 Stadium was enough for the Cherries, who are still unbeaten after 13 games, moving them clear of their nearest rivals West Brom – who play on Wednesday night. QPR are up to fifth after a late 1-0 victory over Blackburn, sealed by Ilias Chair at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Luton fought back twice to earn a 2-2 draw at…

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Andy Murray edges Frances Tiafoe in three-set classic at European Open in Antwerp | Tennis News

Andy Murray struck 21 aces to win an epic battle against American Frances Tiafoe at the European Open in Antwerp after the longest three-set match of the year; he said: “I don’t mind playing long matches but that was taking it to another level.” By Raz Mirza Last Updated: 19/10/21 10:29pm Andy Murray won the longest three-set match of the year against Frances Tiafoe in Antwerp Andy Murray applauded opponent Frances Tiafoe off the court after saving two match points before winning an epic three-set encounter lasting three hours and…

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Financial crisis so acute teachers’ demands cannot be met – SLPP Chairman

300,000 entering schools for first time this year among those victimised By Shamindra Ferdinando SLPP Chairman and Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday (18) emphasised that the worsening financial crisis experienced by the country was so acute the government wasn’t in a position to grant the salary increase sought by school principals and teachers. Prof. Peiris, who served as the Education Minister till August this year said that the public realised the government lacked the wherewithal to meet the striking teachers’ demands. The academic said so at the weekly SLPP…

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World Series of Darts Finals: Fallon Sherrock to face Krzysztof Ratajski or Gabriel Clemens | Darts News

Fallon Sherrock will face the winner of the clash between Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajski or Germany’s Gabriel Clemens with the draw for this month’s Amsterdam event now complete Last Updated: 19/10/21 9:20pm Fallon Sherrock will play at the World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam later this month Fallon Sherrock has been handed a tie against either Poland’s Krzysztof Ratajski or Germany’s Gabriel Clemens at the World Series of Darts Finals in Amsterdam. Sherrock, who finished as runner-up to Michael van Gerwen at the Nordic Darts Masters, was handed an invite…

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USJ research reveals antibody responses after Sinopharm second dose

A local study revealed that the antibody response decline in all age groups, 12 weeks after being fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine, especially among those over the age of 60. However, the study finds that the T cell response persists.  It had been conducted by a group of virologists from Sri Lanka and the University of Oxford to determine the kinetics and persistence of immune responses following the Sinopharm/BBIBP-CorV, by investigating the immune responses in a cohort of Sri Lankan individuals. The Sinopharm is an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, which…

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Hearts’ Robbie Neilson and Dundee’s James McPake charged by Scottish Football Association | Football News

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson and Dundee manager James McPake have both been charged with misconduct by the Scottish Football Association. Neilson received two bookings as Hearts drew against Rangers in the Scottish Premiership at Ibrox on Saturday and has been offered a one-match ban. McPake was shown a straight red card towards the end of his team’s 2-1 victory over Aberdeen after appearing to throw the ball back into his dugout when Dons left-back Jack MacKenzie was looking to take a quick throw-in. Please use Chrome browser for a…

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SJB supersedes role of conservative opposition as a modernist pro-people party (VIDEO)

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) plays the role of a modernist pro-people opposition rather than the conservative opposition, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa said. No Opposition in the country has ever conducted practical welfare and public service in the history of Sri Lanka, the Opposition Leader pointed out, adding that the SJB is ready to change that tradition. Questioning whether the current regime had ever conducted any public service except protesting and boycotting during its time as the Opposition, Premadasa denoted that the SJB…

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Newport name Cardiff first-team coach James Rowberry as club’s new manager, replacing Michael Flynn | Football News

Newport have confirmed the appointment of Cardiff first-team coach James Rowberry as the club’s new manager. Rowberry arrives at Rodney Parade as the permanent successor to Michael Flynn, who left the Exiles earlier this month following four years in charge. The 36-year-old is no stranger to County, having been a youth player there, and a one-time coach in the Newport academy. His first game in charge is set to be Saturday’s League Two trip to Bristol Rovers. Image: Wayne Hatswell has been in temporary charge since the departure of Michael…

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Samisoni Langi: Catalans Dragons centre signs new 12-month contract after rejecting Wakefield move | Rugby League News

Samisoni Langi had originally agreed a move to Wakefield Trinity, only to have second thoughts and instead opt to remain with Super League grand-finalists Catalans Dragons; the 28-year-old has signed a fresh one-year deal to remain with the French side By PA Media Last Updated: 19/10/21 6:09pm Samisoni Langi has opted not to join Wakefield and will remain with Catalans Dragons for the 2022 Super League season Catalans Dragons centre Samisoni Langi has signed a new 12-month contract with the French Super League club after rejecting a move to Wakefield.…

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When chickens come home …

Tuesday 19th October, 2021 The world is mourning the death of a senior British lawmaker. The coldblooded murder of Sir David Amess, which shook the world, has been widely condemned. The British government lost no time in calling the savage crime an act of terrorism, and the British MPs declared equally fast that terror would not win. They no doubt mean what they say anent the assassination of Sir David and threats to them as well as their country’s national security, but the question is whether they have the same…

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