China to invest USD 800 million in renewable energy projects in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will mandate a 70 percent renewable energy share by 2030 forcing state-run Ceylon Electricity Board to prepare a long term generation plan to that effect with cabinet approval , renewable energy minister Duminda Dissanayake said. Electricity in Sri Lanka is generated using three primary sources:  thermal power (which includes coal and fuel oil), hydropower, and other non-conventional renewable energy sources (solar power and wind power). From 2018 – 2037, Sri Lanka plans to add 842 MW of major hydro, 215 MW of mini…

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Match Report – Northampton 66 – 10 Worcester

Chris Boyd’s Northampton Saints put 10 tries past Worcester Warriors in Friday night’s Gallagher Premiership action; South African wing Courtnall Skosan scored a hat-trick on debut; Dan Biggar, Alex Mitchell (two), Api Ratuniyarawa, Rory Hutchinson, Tommy Freeman (two) also scored tries Last Updated: 22/10/21 10:27pm Courtnall Skosan scored a hat-trick on his Northampton Saints debut South African winger Courtnall Skosan scored a hat-trick of tries on his debut as Northampton got back to winning ways emphatically with a 66-10 thrashing of a hapless Worcester. Saints ran in 10 tries in…

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Arsenal’s ‘midfield boss’ Thomas Partey underlines his importance to Mikel Arteta’s side in win over Aston Villa | Football News

In a sometimes frenzied first half at the Emirates Stadium, when Arsenal were pouring forwards, challenges were flying in from both sides and tempers were fraying, Thomas Partey remained a figure of calm in the centre of the pitch. Arsenal supporters are still getting to know the 28-year-old following a stop-start first season in England, most of which was played behind closed doors. But this was him at his unflappable best. This was the player the club have pinned so much hope on. “He is a player who has to…

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Teams enter biosecure bubble for 142nd Battle of the Blues

by Reemus Fernando Royal College and S. Thomas’ College squads for the 142nd Battle of the Blues entered bio secure bubbles yesterday, a week ahead of the Big Match as organizers plan to conduct the historic series behind closed doors due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Royal captained by former Sri Lanka Under 19 player Ahan Wickramsinghe and S. Thomas’ captained by Shalin de Mel underwent tests for the virus before entering the bubble and according to team sources all tests conducted so far have returned negative results. The annual…

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Arsenal 3 – 1 A Villa

Arsenal’s Premier League revival gathered pace as Aston Villa were swept aside 3-1 at the Emirates on Friday Night Football. Thomas Partey’s first goal for the Gunners (23) was added to in first-half stoppage time by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (45+6) after his initial penalty was saved by Emi Martinez following a VAR review for a foul by Matt Targett on Alexandre Lacazette. Emile Smith Rowe stretched the hosts’ advantage on the break (56) to cap another impressive display, before Jacob Ramsey scored a late consolation for the visitors (82). Arsenal are…

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Black fungus-related death confirmed at Karapitiya Hospital

A man who died on September 26 while receiving medical care at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital is confirmed to have succumbed to black fungus infection. Following the post-mortem on the death of the 56-year-old, Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) attached to the Karapitiya Hospital Dr. Samadhi Dandeniya decided to direct samples of his remains to the Medical Research Institute in Colombo for further examination. The reports on the tests sent by the Medical Research Institute confirmed that the ‘black fungus’ was detected in the remains of the deceased. Mucormycosis is caused by exposure…

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PDC Super Series 7: Michael Smith beats Ross Smith to win Players Championship 27 | Darts News

‘Bully Boy’ joins Dimitri Van den Bergh, Callan Rydz and Rob Cross as winners this week in Barnsley, the penultimate round of Players Championship events Last Updated: 22/10/21 8:12pm Michael Smith won the battle of the Smiths to beat namesake Ross in the final of Players Championship 27 (Image: Lawrence Lustig/PDC) Michael Smith produced a superb comeback from 4-0 down to win eight of the last 10 legs against Ross Smith and claim the final Players Championship event in Barnsley this week. It was a big week for Smith, whose…

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Middle East: Deadly Palestinian and Israeli clash

Eight people have been killed and hundreds injured in protests in the occupied West Bank. The number of Palestinians killed in confrontations with Israelis this year, in the area, is already more than 70 – the highest figure in five years. The worst hotspot for violence has been in the Palestinian village of Beita, where locals began organising the recent protests after hard-line Jewish settlers set up a new outpost on land claimed by Palestinian olive farmers. The BBC’s Middle East Correspondent, Yolande Knell reports. Source link–!Thank You !– more

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USAID provides $ 2.5 million in urgent COVID assistance for Sri Lanka

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $2.5 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Sri Lanka. This assistance will accelerate equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations and strengthen the ability of health workers to address COVID-19. “The U.S. is working hand in hand with partners at the community, provincial, and national levels to address COVID-19,” said Reed Aeschliman, USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives. He said  “This additional donation will bolster health systems,…

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T20 World Cup: England have serious strengths but nagging concerns remain ahead of opener vs West Indies | Cricket News

Can Eoin Morgan take England to the T20 World Cup title in the UAE? England begin their ICC T20 World Cup campaign against West Indies on Saturday in a repeat of the 2016 final. Carlos Brathwaite ensured that tournament five years ago ended in heartbreak for Eoin Morgan’s side, who had exceeded expectations with their run to the final, but, in the years since, England have established themselves as one of the teams to beat in white-ball cricket. After glory in the 50-over World Cup on home soil in 2019,…

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Shakur Stevenson taunts Jamel Herring at weigh-in for WBO super-featherweight title fight | Boxing News

Shakur Stevenson was separated from Jamel Herring after taunting the WBO super-featherweight champion at the weigh-in for this weekend’s fight. The unbeaten 24-year-old again tried to grab the WBO belt from Herring and then delivered a few parting words before they share the ring in the early hours of Sunday morning, live on Sky Sports. Stevenson, who is bidding to become champion in a second division, weighed in at the 130lbs limit, while Herring came in marginally lighter at 129.8lbs ahead of the fourth defence of his WBO belt. Please…

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Law and marriage

‘Law is Light’ is a series of trilingual legal discussions to shed light on the law. The Latin maxim ‘ignorantia legis neminem excusat’ translates to ignorance of the law is not an excuse. The Pro Bono Committee of the Law Students’ Association of Sri Lanka strives to educate the general public by simplifying the laws in our country. In the sixth discussion, the programme focused on ‘Laws on Marriage’ to provide an understanding of the rights and duties of individuals. The discussion featured Attorney-at-Law Nisal Kohona, the Chairman of Veritas…

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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward says he never wants to leave the club | Football News

Mohamed Salah would like to spend the rest of his career at Liverpool, but says his future “depends on the club”. The club have agreed a raft of new deals with senior players this year but Salah, who has under two years left on his contract, is one whose longer-term future is yet to be tied down. Negotiations have not affected the 29-year-old’s performances, with Salah scoring 12 goals in 11 club appearances this season, helping propel Liverpool to second in the Premier League ahead of this weekend’s Super Sunday…

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