Representative of Sri Lanka to the State of Palestine Nawalage Bennet Cooray presents Credentials to the President of the State of Palestine

The Representative of Sri Lanka to the State of Palestine Nawalage Bennet Cooray  Presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the State of Palestine on 14 October 2021 at the Presidential Place in Ramallah. The Representative of Sri Lanka was received at the Presidential Palace by a Guard of Honour and warmly welcomed by President Mahmoud Abbas. The Representative of Sri Lanka conveyed the greetings of  President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Mahinda Rajapaksa to President Mahmoud Abbas and underscored the longstanding friendly relations that exist…

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European hits and misses: Tottenham disinterested, Patson Daka dazzles, West Ham flying | Football News

Spurs have very little in reserve Image: Tottenham’s Dele Alli, left, challenges for the ball with Vitesse’s Jacob Rasmussen Nuno Espirito Santo was upfront and open with his decision to leave every member of his Tottenham squad who started Sunday’s win at Newcastle at home for Thursday’s trip to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League. The Portuguese was adamant it was a risk-free decision, one which still respected the competition and would ensure Spurs remained competitive while easing the workload on their first-team regulars. To some extent he was right.…

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West Ham 3-0 Genk: Jarrod Bowen, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop on target as Hammers close in on knock-outs | Football News

West Ham closed in on the Europa League knockout stages as two goals in two minutes helped them to a 3-0 win over Genk at the London Stadium. Craig Dawson’s opener, scored with his shoulder from an Aaron Cresswell corner, lit up an otherwise gritty first half in which West Ham dominated territory but lacked an attacking focal point, with regular striker Michail Antonio given the night off. Knowing a victory would leave them on the cusp of the knockout stages, West Ham were only occasionally troubled by their visitors,…

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Ceylinco Life raises bar with ‘Future Saver’ – a wealth accumulation product with life cover

A new paradigm life insurance product that offers protection as well as wealth accumulation with an emphasis on the latter has been launched by Ceylinco Life, raising the bar for investment options in Sri Lanka’s financial services sector. Positioned as the best wealth accumulation product in the market, ‘Ceylinco Life Future Saver’ is designed to enable policyholders to plan for long-term goals by passionately saving for a short period during which their financial stability is at its peak. This unique concept of long-term protection for a short-term commitment makes Ceylinco…

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Rangers 2 – 0 Brondby

First-half goals from Leon Balogun and Kemar Roofe saw Rangers beat Brondby 2-0 at Ibrox to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the Europa League. Rangers had lost their opening two Group A matches, making this a vital clash for Steven Gerrard’s side, who made the perfect start when Balogun’s powerful header gave them an 18th-minute lead. Things got even better on the half-hour mark when Roofe tapped home after Alfredo Morelos’ close-range header had been saved, although Rangers needed the intervention of the Video…

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US Ambassador pays farewell call on Foreign Minister

Outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister Professor G. L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday. Minister Peiris discussed with Ambassador Teplitz the future of the bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and the United States, with particular reference to trade, investment and cooperation in the international fora, the foreign ministry said. Ambassador Teplitz was sworn in as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives on October 22, 2018. She had served as U.S. Ambassador to Nepal…

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Andy Murray’s run at European Open in Antwerp ended by Diego Schwartzman | Tennis News

Andy Murray gives Diego Schwartzman a stern test in Antwerp but his exhausting efforts against Frances Tiafoe appeared to take their toll on the former world No 1; the Scot will now head to Vienna for the Erste Bank Open next week By Raz Mirza Last Updated: 21/10/21 9:02pm Andy Murray went down to a tough loss against Diego Schwartzman in Antwerp, despite a battling effort Andy Murray suffered a hard-fought straight-sets defeat to second seed Diego Schwartzman at the European Open in Antwerp on Thursday. Wild card Murray came…

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US Ambassador pays farewell call on Foreign Minister

Ambassador of the United States of America to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister Professor G. L. Peiris at the Foreign Ministry. Minister Peiris discussed with Ambassador Teplitz the future of the bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and the United States, with particular reference to trade, investment and cooperation in the international fora. Foreign MinistryColombo21 October 2021 Thank you more

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Vitesse A 1 – 0 Tottenham

Tottenham’s decision to leave their big guns at home saw them lose 1-0 to Vitesse Arnhem in Group G of Europa Conference League. Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Cristian Romero and Hugo Lloris did not travel to Holland with Sunday’s clash at West Ham, which is live on Sky Sports, in mind and a second string were undone by Maximilian Wittek’s 78th-minute strike. The side Nuno Espirito Santo picked still had nine international players, but they were never really in the game and Bryan Gil’s shot that hit the crossbar early…

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Josh Taylor’s undisputed world-title fight against Jack Catterall rescheduled after Scotsman suffers knee injury | Boxing News

Josh Taylor’s world-title fight against Jack Catterall has been rescheduled after Scotland’s undisputed super-lightweight champion suffered a knee injury. Taylor was due to defend his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Catterall on December 18, but the fight has been pushed back until February 26. Taylor said: “I’m gutted I won’t be able to defend my title on December 18 as originally planned, but I wanted to make sure I was 100 percent healthy to give my incredible fans the show they deserve. Image: Jack Catterall is the WBO…

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Govt. seeks an eco-tourism plan

By Ifham Nizam The Environment Ministry and the Tourism Ministry had joined hands to appoint a joint expert committee to formulate an eco-tourism strategic plan, a senior government official said. Secretary to the Ministry of Environment Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that the objective of the programme was to promote the tourism industry as well as environmental protection. “Sri Lanka has a vast flora and fauna biodiversity, pristine beaches and priceless ancient sites. The mangrove system can also attract a large number of tourists. But biodiversity is under serious threat due…

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Paulo Fonseca holds Newcastle talks after Steve Bruce sacked by new Saudi-led consortium | Football News

Newcastle United’s new owners have held talks with Paulo Fonseca over their head coach role after sacking Steve Bruce on Wednesday. The 60-year-old was expected to be replaced by the new Saudi Arabian-backed consortium last week after they completed their £305m takeover, but he remained in charge for his 1000th game as manager – a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham. After a blistering start, going 1-0 up, Bruce’s side capitulated in front of non-executive chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan and director Amanda Staveley at St James’ Park, and the defeat left them second-bottom…

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