Navy recovers body of missing Indian fisherman

Navy rescue teams engaged in the search and rescue operation this morning managed to recover the corpse of the missing fisherman who was aboard the Indian poaching vessel which sank northwest of the Kovilan Lighthouse in Sri Lankan waters on Monday evening (October 18). Sri Lanka Navy continuously deployed a team of Navy divers, Fast Attack Craft and Inshore Patrol Craft in the SAR operation in the above sea area from the time the incident was reported, to locate the fisherman who was reported missing following this ill-fated occurrence. Incidentally…

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T20 World Cup: Scotland coach Shane Burger urges side to ‘inspire a nation’ by reaching Super 12 | Cricket News

Scotland will guarantee a place in the T20 World Cup Super 12 if they beat Oman on Thursday; Kyle Coetzer’s side have two wins from two after defeating Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea; “inspiring leader” Coetzer backed to rediscover his batting form Last Updated: 20/10/21 4:38pm Scotland are one win away from guaranteeing a place in the T20 World Cup Super 12 Scotland head coach Shane Burger has urged his in-form side to “inspire a nation” by clinching a place in the second round of the T20 World Cup for…

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Stalin reveals ‘Communist Collure’s’ history of political betrayals (VIDEO)

The Joint Trade Union Alliance for Teachers and Principals responded to North-Western Province Governor Raja Collure’s open threat on slashing the paychecks of teachers and principals, saying that Collure holds rather a notorious history of political affairs. Speaking to a briefing held in Colombo today (20) Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Union Joseph Stalin said Collure is a man who had betrayed the meaning of Socialism in his role as the Chairman of the Communist Party. He also alleged that Collure’s comments reflect the voice…

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Tomas Soucek: West Ham midfielder needed plastic surgery on facial injury suffered against Everton | Football News

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek needed plastic surgery following the horrific kick to the face he suffered against Everton. Soucek was caught accidentally by the full force of Toffees striker Salomon Rondon’s studs as they challenged for the ball. The Czech Republic international was left with nasty cuts near his eye and on his nose and lip following the incident during West Ham’s 1-0 win at Goodison Park. But Soucek has been patched up and is already back in training ahead of his side’s Europa League clash against Genk on…

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Newcastle ask fans to not wear Arab-style clothing to matches following Saudi-backed takeover | Football News

Newcastle United have asked supporters to refrain from wearing mock headdresses following the club’s takeover by a Saudi-backed consortium. Some fans wore traditional robes and others headdresses for Sunday’s Premier League game with Tottenham, the Magpies’ first under their new owners. The fans’ actions are seen as a misguided show of support towards the new owners. Newcastle said that while their owners took no offence by the fans’ attire, it could be considered stereotypical and culturally offensive. The Premier League club, who sacked manager Steve Bruce on Wednesday, said in…

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NADAGAMKARAYO

By Capt Elmo Jayawardena elmojay1@gmail.com Some days ago, a fellow Captain dropped in to see us at home. He was accompanied by his wife. Amidst a light conversation and pleasant chatter, they mentioned NADAGAMKARAYO.  He swore it was a great teledrama and that we should give it a go. I had never watched teledramas because I could not allocate a fixed time for sitting in front of the television. The same goes for my wife, who is ultra-busy with our own dramas in life. Somehow the following day we got…

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Autumn Nations Series: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend seeks right blend for Scotland | Rugby Union News

Townsend has named 12 uncapped players, including South Africa-born forwards Pierre Schoeman and Dylan Richardson in his squad for this autumn’s Tests; Scotland face Tonga, Australia, South Africa and Japan at Murrayfield this year Last Updated: 20/10/21 1:32pm Dylan Richardson is among the uncapped players named in Scotland’s 42-man Autumn Nations Series squad Gregor Townsend has named 12 uncapped players in the Scotland squad for the four upcoming Tests in this year’s Autumn Nations Series. Edinburgh trio Marshall Sykes, Jamie Hodgson and Luke Crosbie, South Africa-born pair Pierre Schoeman –…

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FIFA Council to arrange December meeting to discuss biennial World Cup plan | Football News

FIFA is expected to confirm that it will stage a global summit in December in order to reach more widespread consensus around the plans for the new international match calendar and their biennial World Cup concept. The proposals have been met with opposition from European confederation UEFA, which has said it will stand against them “until common sense prevails and they are dropped”. European Leagues and the European Club Association have also criticised the plans and what they see as a lack of consultation over them. The December meeting will…

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Sri Lanka reverses organic farming drive as tea suffers

A tea picker works on a plantation in the southern district of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka [Ishara S Kodikara/AFP] Sri Lanka has backed down from its ambitious plans to become the world’s first completely organic farming nation, reversing a ban on imports of chemical fertiliser. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had imposed a total ban on agrochemicals in May, saying he wanted to make Sri Lankan farming 100 percent organic. Plantations Minister Ramesh Pathirana on Tuesday said the change was to help growers of Ceylon tea, exports of…

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Manchester City supporter hospitalised after service station attack in Belgium | Football News

A Manchester City fan is in hospital after he was attacked while travelling home from Tuesday’s Champions League game against Club Brugge. The Belgium-based supporter was attacked at a service station on the E40 motorway in Drongen. He was taken to a hospital in Ghent. Manchester City said in a statement: “Everyone at Manchester City is shocked and saddened to hear reports of an attack on one of our supporters after the Champions League game in Bruges last night. “We are currently working with our counterparts at Club Brugge as…

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Eravur Fabric Park could transform sustainable textile manufacture in Sri Lanka

Since the first announcement in June 2020, expectations have been high on the potential of the Eravur Fabric Processing Park to catalyze a new era for Sri Lankan textile and apparel manufacture. Supported through the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka, working in close collaboration with the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF), the apex body of the apparel industry in Sri Lanka, the vision for Eravur is beginning to take shape. Of the allocated approx 300 acres of land, fifty have been…

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