SJB donates hospital equipment worth Rs. 2 million in commemoration of late President J.R. Jayawardena

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa donated hospital equipment worth Rs. 2,016,000.00 in the 33rd phase of the ‘Jana Suwaya’ project as part of the ‘Samagi Jana Balawegayen Husmak’ undertaken by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) to address the Sri Lankan communities oppressed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In commemoration of the late President J.R. Jayawardena, the Opposition Leader donated; 04 Infusion Pumps (105,000 x 4 = 420,000) 04 Syringe Pumps (104,000 x 4 = 416,000) 04 Multipara Monitors (295,000 x 4 = 1,180,000) Urban…

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Bristol De Mai and A Plus Tard set for Grade One Betfair Chase clash at Haydock | Racing News

Three-times winner Bristol De Mai and Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up A Plus Tard are among 16 entries for this year’s Betfair Chase at Haydock on November 20. Bristol De Mai has proved a very tough nut to crack in this contest since 2017 and is bidding to emulate Kauto Star who won the race four times. His only defeat has come at the hands of Lostintranslation in 2019, who has been entered again by Colin Tizzard. Image: Minella Indo and A Plus Tard after finishing first and second in the…

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COP26: Joe Biden says methane reduction pledge will make ‘huge difference’

US President Joe Biden said a reduction in methane emissions, announced at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, will make a “huge difference” when it comes to combating climate change. More than 80 countries have signed up to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030. Mr Biden added that the Environmental Protection Agency intends on limiting methane losses from oil and gas pipelines in the US. More on climate summit: The COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow in November is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought…

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Yorkshire’s Roger Hutton called to DCMS committee to answer Azeem Rafiq report questions | Cricket News

Azeem Rafiq made 43 allegations regarding his time as a player at Yorkshire; independent investigation upheld seven of his claims and found he was the victim of “racial harassment and bullying”; however, Yorkshire say no action will be taken against any employees By PA Media Last Updated: 02/11/21 2:52pm Yorkshire chairman Roger Hutton is to be called by the parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee to answer for the club’s handling of Azeem Rafiq’s racism claims. Rafiq, a former White Rose player over two spells between 2008 and 2018,…

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SriLankan resumes Colombo-Paris flights

SriLankan Airlines on Sunday (31) resumed direct flights from France to Sri Lanka after a lapse of six years. The first flight UL 564 from Charles de Gaulle Airport arrived at the BIA at 4.25 am carrying over 200 passengers, both Lankans and tourists. Pradeep Anura Kumara, Media Secretary to Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga told The Island that the national carrier would operate three weekly flights between Paris and Colombo. Meanwhile, Air France, too would recommence direct flights between France and Sri Lanka beginning Nov 5 (SF) Thank you

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Ships carrying LP gas already docked at Colombo Port – Litro Gas

Ships carrying liquefied petroleum (LP) gas have already berthed in the Colombo Port, the Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. says. The current temporary shortage of domestic LP gas is due to delays in the distribution process, the company pointed out, adding that it will take necessary measures to rectify the situation. Senior Manager of Channel Development and Business Communication of Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. revealed this in a media release issued today (November 02). “Due to the price increase in the landed costs since July, the supplier has requested the Company…

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Springboks name Damian Willemse, Herschel Jantjies and Jesse Kriel in team to face Wales at Principality Stadium | Rugby Union News

Jacques Nienaber has made four changes to the matchday squad that beat the All Blacks in Brisbane in the final round of the Rugby Championship; the world champions face Six Nations champions Wales on Saturday before taking Scotland in Edinburgh and England at Twickenham later this month By Keith Moore Last Updated: 02/11/21 12:56pm Damian Willemse will make his 15th Test appearance for South Africa on Saturday Damian Willemse, Jesse Kriel and Herschel Jantjies have been named to start for South Africa against Wales at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.…

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Brazil: Amazon parrot plays peekaboo with CCTV traffic camera

A CCTV camera in Brazil was catching a bird’s eye view of the traffic, when a parrot decided to play peekaboo. The traffic monitoring company posted the footage from a camera on a highway in Curitiba on social media, calling it a “special visit.” The bird seen in the footage is a turquoise-fronted amazon parrot, also known in scientific communities as “amazona aestiva.” Source link–!Thank You !–

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Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini seeks Supreme Court demanding order barring arrest

Director of Mass Communication of the Catholic Church Reverend Father Cyril Gamini has lodged a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition before the Supreme Court seeking an order barring his arrest from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The petition cites seven persons including the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Attorney General, the Director of the CID and the Chief of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) as respondents. SIS Chief Major General Suresh Sallay lodged a complaint with the CID over a comment allegedly made by Fr.…

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Antonio Conte could help Dele Alli regain form at Tottenham, but Harry Kane still an issue, says Paul Merson | Football News

Paul Merson says Dele Alli may benefit from Antonio Conte’s arrival at Tottenham, but fears the Harry Kane issue won’t go away. Antonio Conte is expected to finalise a deal to become Tottenham head coach following Nuno Espirito Santo’s sacking. Former Chelsea boss Conte, who Spurs targeted before appointing Nuno in the summer, has been offered an 18-month deal. In his latest column, Merson analyses the circumstances that led to Nuno’s departure, and what Conte’s in-tray currently consists of. ‘Man Utd struggles triggered Nuno sacking’ Please use Chrome browser for…

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Unai Emery: Newcastle want Villarreal boss to succeed Steve Bruce as manager | Football News

Unai Emery is the leading candidate to take up the managerial vacancy at Newcastle United. The former Arsenal head coach is currently managing Villarreal and it will take £5m worth of compensation to get him out of his current deal. It is thought that while Emery is happy at Villarreal, he would be open to hearing what Newcastle have to say. There is a feeling the 49-year-old has unfinished business in the Premier League since he was sacked by Arsenal in 2019. Emery claimed on Monday that he knew nothing…

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UNP trade union denounces party stand on selling national assets

Extends hand to Wimal, Udaya, Dayasiri to shut down country in protest By Rathindra Kuruwita Trade unions would shut down the country unless the government heeded their call for stopping the sale of national assets to foreign countries, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya (JSS) Convenor Ananda Palitha told the media in Colombo. Palitha said that on 26 October at the JSS headquarters he had asked UNP Assistant Leader Akila Viraj Kariyawasam for the party’s support for the campaign against the sale of oil, ports and electricity assets to…

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European Tour announce return of Hero Indian Open to 2022 schedule | Golf News

After an absence of almost three years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Tour has confirmed that the Hero Indian Open will be played in February next year By Keith Jackson Last Updated: 02/11/21 9:55am Stephen Gallacher won the Indian Open in 2019 The Hero Indian Open will be played for the first time in almost three years when the tournament returns to the European Tour schedule in February. The event was one of the first to be cancelled when the coronavirus pandemic shut down professional sport worldwide in…

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