Opposition Leader condemns government’s notorious move on importing nano-nitrogen fertiliser

The government has hastily imported nano-nitrogen fertiliser paving the way for a serious fraud to occur and the process has neither followed a diplomatic basis nor a proper procurement mechanism, said Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, following his visit to Bandagiriya, Tissamaharama today (23) to meet the farming community as part of the ‘Govi Hadagesma’ initiative undertaken by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) to address the hassles faced by the farming community living in Sri Lanka. The importation of nano-nitrogen liquid fertiliser invested on…

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Everton 2 – 5 Watford

Josh King came back to haunt former club with a hat-trick as Everton’s second-half capitulation gave Claudio Ranieri’s Watford a stunning 5-2 comeback victory at Goodison Park. Just a week after conceding five against Liverpool, Ranieri’s side this time hit five, including four in 14 minutes in a second-half flurry, helped by former Toffee King, scoring his first goals in 29 league appearances across three clubs. Tom Davies put Everton ahead early on from close range after fine work from Demarai Gray (3), but Watford levelled through King’s far-post finish,…

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Ilaraab thrills Haggas with St Simon success | Racing News

William Haggas was delighted to see Ilaraab get back on the winning trail with a battling effort in the Virgin Bet St Simon Stakes at Newbury. The four-year-old claimed six victories on the spin between July 2020 and May of this year, but had since suffered four successive defeats. The son of Wootton Bassett had run perfectly respectably to be third on his last couple of starts at Group Three level, however, and was an 11-2 chance for his latest assignment under Tom Marquand. Morando, a previous winner of the…

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‘IPU pleased with release of MP Bathiudeen’

MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s media office said yesterday that the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) had stated it was pleased that the parliamentarian was released on bail. Issuing a press release, the media unit said that the IPU in its official Twitter account stated that “The IPU is pleased that Sri Lankan Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen was finally released on bail following his arrest on the Prevention of Terrorism Act. The IPU will closely monitor his trial.” Bathiudeen was arrested by the CID on 24 April 2021 under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions)…

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Criterium de Saint-Cloud: El Bodegon makes all to give trainer James Ferguson a first Group One success | Racing News

Trainer James Ferguson celebrated his first career Group One success as El Bodegon made all to win the Criterium de Saint-Cloud in France. Ferguson’s two-year-old, starting at odds of 17/2, went from the front under jockey loritz Mendizabal and was never passed over the one-mile-and-two-furlong trip at Saint-Cloud. Having won a seven-furlong novice event at Sandown on his second start in July, the son of Kodiac stepped up to a mile-and-one-furlong to win the Group Three Prix de Conde at Chantilly last month. He seemed to relish the soft conditions…

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PHIs warn of Delta Plus wave

There is no guarantee that the outbreak of the Delta Plus Covid variant, which is currently prevalent in many countries, will not enter Sri Lanka and there is no satisfactory situation regarding the health practices of the public, said Upul Rohana, President of the Public Health Inspectors Association of Sri Lanka, speaking to media. Despite the lower figures on the number of deaths, the Delta Plus variant is spreading rapidly in many parts of the world, Rohana revealed, warning that Sri Lanka may be driven…

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Sitaleki Akauola: Tonga forward joins Salford on two-year contract | Rugby League News

The 29-year-old prop has been with Warrington Wolves since 2019; Akauola: “I’m really looking forward to playing for Salford. It’s a club with passion and ambition”; Akauola becomes the sixth new recruit for Salford Last Updated: 23/10/21 12:53pm Sitaleki Akauola (left) celebrates scoring a try for Warrington Wolves Salford have announced the signing of Warrington’s Tonga forward Sitaleki Akauola on a two-year deal. The 29-year-old prop started his professional career in the NRL for West Tigers and also played for Penrith, before moving to the UK in 2019 to join…

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Cox Plate: State Of Rest survives stewards’ inquiry to land trainer Joseph O’Brien another Australian prize | Racing News

Joseph O’Brien added another Australian prize to his collection as State Of Rest survived a stewards’ inquiry to claim the Ladbrokes Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. The trainer has saddled two Melbourne Cup winners in Rekindling (2017) and Twilight Payment (2020) and three-year-old State Of Rest became another notable international success for the team as he fought out a dramatic finish in the 10-furlong Group One. Partnered by John Allen, State Of Rest was locked in battle with the Godolphin-owned Anamoe in the final furlong and it appeared the Irish…

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Trafficked to Europe for sex: A survivor’s escape story

Vesterbro’s main street, Istedgade, with its bars, clubs and sex shops, is noisy and brightly lit on a Saturday night. Groups of men, often unsteady on their feet from the effects of alcohol, prowl up and down. The women selling sex – most of them from Nigeria and Eastern Europe, their hair and make-up immaculate – are dressed in figure-hugging, comfy gym gear. They sport trainers you can run in – there are few pairs of high heels, and no stereotypical “sexy” outfits. Source link–!Thank You !–

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CSE bull-run continues; ASPI reaches 9950 points level

By Hiran H.Senewiratne Trading activities at the CSE were extremely bullish yesterday, moving up to the 10000 level. During the middle of the session profit- takings were noted and the market was able to set an all- time high record after touching the 9950 level in the All Share Price Index, stock market analysts said. Amid those developments, Expolanka Holdings surpassed total market capitalization of Rs 408 billion, which was the highest in the CSE history, from the viewpoint of a company’s market capitalization, market analysts said. The Expolanka share…

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U.S. military says senior al-Qaeda leader killed in drone strike in Syria

The U.S. military has killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar in a drone strike in Syria, a US Central Command spokesman said. “The removal of this al-Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organisation’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening US citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians,” U.S. Army Major John Rigsbee said in a written statement late on Friday. There were no other known casualties from the strike, he said, adding it was conducted using an MQ-9 aircraft. The strike comes two days after…

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