CID summoning Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini over Easter Genocide condemned by SJB

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) in a statement strongly condemned the summoning of Reverend Father Cyril Gamini, a leading faith leader who called for justice for the victims of the Easter Sunday Massacre, to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The government should be getting rid of its policy of shooting the messenger and serving justice to the victims of the genocide as promised, Party Secretary General MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara said. MIAP Thank you

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Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace winger suffers racist abuse on social media after win over Man City | Football News

Wilfried Zaha has been subjected to racist abuse on social media following Crystal Palace’s win over Manchester City. Zaha scored the opening goal as Palace won 2-0 at the Etihad on Saturday, and the Ivorian was also involved in the incident which saw City defender Aymeric Laporte sent off for a professional foul. Zaha took to Instagram on Saturday night to post screenshots of a number of racist messages he had received on social media following the match. “This message isn’t for me to get a million messages saying we…

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Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor: The first black American world champion & his fight to the top

Taylor, pictured in 1906, was also known as ‘The Black Cyclone’ On a freezing cold December night, thousands gathered at New York’s Madison Square Garden. With the smell of chicken and potatoes cooked over oil stoves hanging in the midnight air, the crowd chattered and beat their hands together, trying to stay warm. From a small canvas tent by the side of a wooden, banked oval track, the athletes emerged. They weren’t here for basketball, or for boxing. This was a bicycle race on 6 December 1896. On machines not…

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Reading 0 – 2 B’mouth

Bournemouth restored their five-point lead at the top of the Championship with a comfortable 2-0 win over Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium. Although it was the hosts who started the brighter, the Cherries soon found their feet and took the lead shortly before half-time, when Dominic Solanke (43) headed in his 11th league goal of the season. Substitute Jamal Lowe (59) doubled their lead after the restart with a cool finish just three minutes after his introduction to, ultimately, put the game beyond Reading’s grasp. The victory in…

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Philosophy for participatory or collaborative culture – A response

Apropos Panduka Karunanayake’s (PK) article under the above caption (The Island – 28.10.2021) I would like to respond as he has invited readers to do so. His is a salutary effort as he seeks a philosophy that incorporates both altruistic and self-centered behaviour as complementary facets of our lives. Altruism and self-centered behaviour could be complementary only in a limited range of activity. For instance, one of the aims of life that he mentions, “Artha” or accumulation of wealth is difficult to achieve when combined with aims of altruism. The…

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Premier League hits and misses: Liverpool need to toughen up; Aaron Ramsdale and Mikel Arteta answer their critics; Chelsea capitalise; Burnley up and running | Football News

Forget the defending, Liverpool need to get tougher Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Liverpool’s draw with Brighton Liverpool looked back to their best at the start of the season. Scoring goals, keeping clean sheets. There’s no problems in the final third but at the back things are going downhill. Against Brighton, they took a two-goal home lead for the 250th time in the Premier League era, and for just the sixth time they did not win the game. Liverpool never…

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Tottenham 0-3 Man Utd: Roy Keane slams ‘boring’ Spurs | Football News

Roy Keane has castigated Tottenham as “boring” after they failed to register a shot on target in their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United. The home side were booed at the final whistle by the Spurs fans still inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following United’s Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired victory. Tottenham have not had a shot on target in their last two hours and 16 minutes of football since Harry Kane’s header in the 44th minute against West Ham. “Spurs are boring,” complained Sky Sports pundit Keane. “They are boring to watch. “You’re…

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Tottenham 0 – 3 Man Utd

Manchester United eased the pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford sealed a comprehensive 3-0 win at Tottenham on Saturday Night Football. Ronaldo produced an inspired performance, volleying in United’s opener late in the first half, before laying on a second for Cavani midway through the second with an equally exquisite assist as Solskjaer’s side took their first step to recovery after Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool. Solskjaer arrived in north London with his tenure hanging by a…

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T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler fires unbeaten 71 as England crush Australia to maintain perfect start | Cricket News

England complete a convincing eight-wicket win over Australia at the T20 World Cup; Jos Buttler smashes 71no from 32 balls as Eoin Morgan’s side chase down 126 in 11.4 overs; Chris Woakes (2-23) and Chris Jordan (3-17) lead a superb bowling effort with Aussies skittled for 125 in Dubai By Sam Drury Last Updated: 30/10/21 6:33pm Jos Buttler hit a blistering 71no from 32 balls to take England to a comprehensive win Jos Buttler hit a blistering 71 not out from 32 balls as England maintained their 100 per cent…

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Boosting tourist arrivals

Tourism is an important aspect of our ecomomy; hence all tourists, irrespective of vavccinated, or not, should be permitted to arrive in Sri Lanka, if the PCR tests are negative. Fully vacinated or non-vaccinated will be carriers of this pandamic. No one can guarantee that fully vaccinated will not be carriers. The virous will be embedded in their luggages, camaras, currency, etc;. Therefore, if the tourists or foreigners arriving in Sri Lanka show negative PCR results, they should be permitted to travel inland. In Sri Lanka only 60% of the…

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St Mirren 0 – 1 Dundee

Dundee bounced back from their 5-0 midweek defeat against Ross County to claim a first league away win of the season at St Mirren. Max Anderson’s 11th-minute strike proved to be the only goal of the game with the Dark Blues holding firm throughout the second half as Jim Goodwin’s men chased an equaliser that never came. St Mirren were unchanged from the side that drew with Motherwell in midweek, with last season’s top scorer Jamie McGrath still unavailable through injury. Dundee made three changes from the line-up thrashed by…

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