They steered us safely and soundly

We fondly remember our founder Mr.Upali Wijewadene and his successor as our Chairman Dr. Seevali Ratwatte, who steered the Upali Group through some of the most turbulent times, but always stayed on the correct path never cutting corners or compromising on our principles. They always watched the greater interest of the country. The Group is now in the safe hands of incumbent Chairperson Mrs. Lakmani R. Welgama and CEO and Group MD, Mr. Nimal Welgama. Thank you more

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Luis Suarez double rescues Atletico Madrid point, Jose Mourinho red for Roma as Inter and Juventus draw – European round-up | Football News

Luis Suarez scored a second-half double as Atletico Madrid came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home against Spanish La Liga leaders Real Sociedad on Sunday. Imanol Alguacil’s Socieded took an early lead when Alexander Isak set up Alexander Sorloth in the seventh minute. Isak got on the scoresheet himself three minutes after half-time with a clinical finish from a set-piece. However, Suarez rose to meet a pinpoint cross from Joao Felix around the hour mark to inspire the home fans inside the packed Wanda Metropolitano. The Uruguay…

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Sri Lankan Rugby legend Chandrishan Perera passes away

Sri Lankan Rugby legend Chandrishan Perera, who had provided an invaluable service to uplift the sport in the country, has passed away this evening (24). He had reportedly passed away after being admitted to a hospital in Negombo.  A former star rugby player who had also captained the Sri Lankan national rugby team, Perera is a well-known sporting icon of the country. He later went on to play a big role in the administration of the sport in Sri Lanka and has also served as a rugby coach and as…

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Ronald Koeman: Barcelona manager targeted by fans outside Nou Camp after defeat to Real Madrid | Football News

Barcelona have condemned the actions of some supporters after Ronald Koeman was targeted by fans expressing their displeasure towards the manager as he left the Nou Camp following their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid. A number of supporters could be seen hitting Koeman’s car and angrily reacting to their latest loss as the 58-year-old tried to drive away from the stadium. The result has left his side ninth in La Liga, five points behind Real, with Koeman’s position coming under increasing scrutiny. Barcelona have denounced the “regrettable events” outside the…

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Supreme Court case on burning cargo vessel X-Press Pearl to be heard today

SUPREME COURT CASE SFRA 184/2021 Tomorrow MONDAY, 25th of OCTOBER , 2021 Burning of X-Press Pearl Ship and its impacts The Supreme case SCFRA-184/2021 was put forward understanding the immediate, the short term and long term effects of the burning of x-Press Pearl with its containers full of nitric acid, hazardous chemicals, oil and plastic pellets The short term effects lead to the death of 471 turtles, the dolphins and whales and the destruction of the coral reef The ship did not sink completely as…

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Premier League hits & misses: Man Utd’s defensive horrorshow and Harry Kane’s struggles allow rivals Liverpool and West Ham to celebrate | Football News

Man Utd’s disastrous defending shows why they are not Premier League contenders A defensive horrorshow. That feels like an apt way to sum up Manchester United’s performance as they capitulated to a 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool. Credit to the visitors for capitalising but this was a mess of United’s making. Harry Maguire, the captain, the defensive leader, was at the heart of the chaos. It was a nightmare performance individually, with Maguire horribly out of position at times and beaten to crosses into the box. But he was…

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Virat Kohli gives credit to Pakistan after India slump to heavy T20 World Cup defeat but refuses to panic | Cricket News

“We did not execute the things that we wanted to, but credit should be given where it’s due. Pakistan certainly outplayed us today,” said Virat Kohli, who also insisted he will not be pressing the panic button; Babar Azam said Pakistan executed their plans well Last Updated: 24/10/21 8:16pm India captain Virat Kohli congratulates opener Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan wrapped up their T20 World Cup victory with 13 balls to spare Virat Kohli praised Pakistan’s performance after his India side slumped to a 10-wicket defeat to their great rivals in…

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Upali Wijewardene – an enigma and a legend – The Island

Cambridge days by A. C. Visvalingam Some time in late 1955 or early 1956, I was planning to abandon a course in Agricultural Engineering that I was following at the University of Tokyo in order to return to Sri Lanka with a view to starting a scientifically-run farm when I was called upon to act as an interpreter for the well-known personality Mr. Ray Wijewardene, whom I had then just met for the first time. He was appalled at my decision to give up my studies and, on his return…

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Manchester United 0-5 Liverpool: Player ratings as Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah star amid gifts from Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and co | Football News

Man Utd David De Gea – 5 You have to feel for the Manchester United goalkeeper, who was left badly exposed by his defence. He made a couple of good stops to keep out Firmino and Salah but could do little about the goals, with his team-mates allowing Liverpool to run riot. He can at least take satisfaction from his stunning save to stop Alexander-Arnold making it six… small crumbs of comfort! Who’d want to be in goal for United right now when the opposition are gifted so much time…

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T20 World Cup: Pakistan hammer India by 10 wickets to claim famous win

Rohit out first ball as Shaheen and Pakistan make perfect start ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai India 151-7 (20 overs): Kohli 57 (49), Pant 39; Shaheen 3-31 Pakistan 152-0 (17.5 overs): Rizwan 78* (55), Babar 68* (52) Pakistan win by 10 wickets Scorecard Pakistan hammered India by 10 wickets to claim a famous win over their great rivals at the Men’s T20 World Cup in Dubai. Chasing 152, Mohammad Rizwan made an unbeaten 78 and captain Babar Azam 68 not out as Pakistan registered their…

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Uva Governor responds to being sacked as Communist Party chairman

Uva Province Governor Raja Collure says that the Communist Party of Sri Lanka does not have any authority to take disciplinary action against him and remove him from the chairmanship of the party over a decision taken by him as a governor.   The Communist Party of Sri Lanka, issuing a statement earlier today, had announced that Mr Collure has been removed from his position as chairman of the party with immediate effect.   The party said that the central committee of the party which convened a meeting today (24)…

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Collure, who threatened to slash teachers’ salaries, loses Party Chairmanship

North-Western Province Governor Rajah Collure has been removed from the post of Chairman of the Communist Party, following the threatening he posed against school teachers and principals on slashing their salaries. The decision was taken at the Party’s Central Committee meeting held today (24). Collure on a recent occasion stated that he will be slashing the salaries of the teachers and principals of the schools in the North-Western Province in his capacity as the Governor if they endorsed the teacher-principal struggle undertaken by the Teacher-Principal…

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