India comes to Lanka’s rescue as farmers’ protests intensify

China carbonic fertiliser matter not resolved yet By Shamindra Ferdinando India has come to the rescue of Sri Lanka by airlifting 100,000 kg of liquid nano nitrogen for urgent distribution among farmers protesting against the government’s failure to provide required fertilizer and agro-chemicals. Two Indian Air Force Globemasters arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in perhaps one of the largest if not the biggest single airlift carried out by a foreign air force here. The Sri Lankan Airlines airlifted the first consignment on Oct 21. In spite of original…

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World Wide Technolgoy Championship at Mayakoba: Matthew Wolff holds halfway lead in Mexico | Golf News

Wolff heads into the weekend on 13 under and two clear of Scottie Scheffler; Viktor Hovland three back alongside Carlos Ortiz, with Justin Thomas in the group four back – watch live on Saturday from 6pm on Sky Sports Golf By Ali Stafford Last Updated: 05/11/21 11:22pm Matthew Wolff holds a two-shot lead in Mexico Matthew Wolff remains the man to catch heading into the weekend at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba, although he saw his lead cut to two shots in Mexico. Wolff followed a career-low 61…

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Mexico City GP: Max Verstappen comfortably fastest in F1 Practice Two with Lewis Hamilton third

Advantage to Max Verstappen and Red Bull after the opening day’s practice action in Mexico; Watch Qualifying at 8pm on Saturday live only on Sky Sports F1 By James Galloway Last Updated: 05/11/21 10:19pm Max Verstappen showed why Red Bull are considered the favourites for the Mexico City GP by comfortably setting the pace in Practice Two, as Lewis Hamilton finished third. Mercedes may have finished first and second in Friday’s opening session but Red Bull, the quickest car on F1’s previous three visits to the at-altitude Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez,…

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Tokyo Cement and INSEE ramp up supply to meet cement shortage

Tokyo Cement is stepping up cement production to meet a current shortage, operating its cement manufacturing plant in Trincomalee at the maximum installed capacity of around 170,000 MT per month but attributes several reasons including the long delay in opening LCs as part of the problem. Dr. Harsha Cabral PC, Chairman of Tokyo Cement said the company will continue to supply cement island-wide at the highest output levels. In addition to local production at maximum capacity, the company has been importing 30,000 MT of bulk…

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez says Caleb Plant will ‘feel something different’ as rival champions clash angrily at weigh-in | Boxing News

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez warns Caleb Plant that he will “feel something different” as they traded heated words at the weigh-in for their undisputed title fight. Mexico’s unified champion and the American IBF title holder had a fiery face-off ahead of their Las Vegas fight in the early hours of Sunday morning. Canelo was bang on the super-middleweight limit at 168lbs, while Plant was marginally lighter at 167lbs, and both fighters then became embroiled in an intense verbal battle. “I say, ‘You will see tomorrow. It’s time’,” Canelo told Showtime Sports.…

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Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace forward says he remains committed to the Ivory Coast, despite manager’s comments | Football News

Wilfried Zaha has contradicted his Ivory Coast manager’s claims that he is considering his international future, insisting his absence from their latest squad is because he is recovering from an infection. Zaha, who has five goals in 20 caps for the Ivory Coast, was left out of their squad for this month’s World Cup qualifiers against Mozambique and Cameroon after manager Patrice Beaumelle said the Crystal Palace forward “asked not to come”. Beaumelle added that Zaha wanted to “reflect on the rest of his international career”, but the 28-year-old says…

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Flexibility the key

Friday 5th November, 2021 India, yesterday, deployed its Air Force cargo planes to transport consignments of nano nitrogen liquid fertiliser here. The emergency airlift of fertiliser has given the lie to Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Altuhgamage’s claim that there is no fertiliser shortage in the country, and the protesting farmers are furthering the interests of the powerful agrochemical industry. The air delivery of fertiliser is also proof that the government has plunged headfirst into its organic fertiliser drive without a proper plan. (It never thinks before leaping!) This land like no…

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Yorkshire to investigate racism allegations made by a former academy player | Cricket News

The cricketer, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims he was overlooked in favour of white players; Player: “Everyone in the Asian cricketing community has known Yorkshire County Cricket Club is racist.”; This article contains comments some readers may find upsetting Last Updated: 05/11/21 7:12pm Yorkshire are investigating racism allegations made by an Asian cricketer who was a former academy player for the county. The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims a Yorkshire team-mate urinated on his head and also alleges he heard senior players talking about desecrating a Muslim…

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628 cases in total confirmed within the day

The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 628 today (November 05) as 146 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. According to the Government Information Department, one returnee from overseas is also among the new infections. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 544,013. As many as 514,573 recoveries and 13,821 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. More than 15,600 active cases in total are…

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Super League: Earlier date for 2022 Grand Final to allow players to prepare for Rugby League World Cup | Rugby League News

Next year’s Grand Final, which will mark 25 seasons since the first in 1998, has been brought forward in a bid to give players more time to prepare for the postponed Rugby League World Cup, which kicks off on October 15 Last Updated: 05/11/21 6:17pm The Super League Grand Final will have a September date in 2022 Next year’s Super League Grand Final will have an earlier date than usual after being brought forward to accommodate the postponed Rugby League World Cup. Traditionally played in early October, the 2022 title…

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Tokyo Cement and INSEE ramp up supply to meet cement shortage

Tokyo Cement is stepping up cement production to meet a current shortage, operating its cement manufacturing plant in Trincomalee at the maximum installed capacity of around 170,000 MT per month but attributes several reasons including the long delay in opening LCs as part of the problem. Dr. Harsha Cabral PC, Chairman of Tokyo Cement said the company will continue to supply cement island-wide at the highest output levels. In addition to local production at maximum capacity, the company has been importing 30,000 MT of bulk…

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Callum Hudson-Odoi’s England U21 snub helps Chelsea – but he may face consequences, says Thomas Tuchel | Football News

Thomas Tuchel believes Callum Hudson-Odoi’s decision to turn down a call-up to the England U21 squad is a boost for Chelsea, but has warned the winger he may face consequences over his choice. Gareth Southgate revealed on Thursday that Hudson-Odoi had decided to stay at Chelsea during the upcoming international break to focus on “staking a case” to remain in the Blues’ first team. The England boss questioned Hudson-Odoi’s decision, saying “he has a better chance of impressing us if he is with the U21s as well, frankly”, but Tuchel…

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