Letter to President Rajapakse

Dear Mr. President, In a few days you will complete two years as the President of Sri Lanka. You will be effectively left with little over 30 months to accomplish your dreams and also to decide whether you want to contest again. You will also be pushing 75+ then and your popular elder brother Mahinda will be pushing 80 . Therefore his singlehanded efforts we saw in the past election will unlikely to be a differentiator in 2024 election. Then there will be your younger…

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: Knicks Go powers to dominant victory for Joel Rosario and Brad Cox | Racing News

Knicks Go took the lead out the gates and would not surrender that advantage as Joel Rosario and Brad Cox won the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar.  America’s biggest race was arguably won at the start as Knicks Go stole a length at the front, allowing Rosario to be able to control the pace from that point. With an uncontested lead, he was briefly challenged by Hot Rod Charlie down the inner but Rosario had enough horse underneath him to pull away again at the finish, beating Medina Spirit…

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ICYMI: From bright lights to great heights

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) is our weekly video round-up of some of the stories that might have passed you by. This week we begin with bright lights of the Aurora Borealis, visit Diwali celebrations in India, watch thousands of baby turtles swim to freedom and see a slackline walker between skyscrapers. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez says Caleb Plant earned ‘respect’ after Mexican star’s KO win in undisputed world title fight | Boxing News

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez says Caleb Plant earned his respect after he settled their heated feud with a crushing knockout to become undisputed world champion. The Mexican star had brawled with Plant at a press conference, but Canelo had the final word in their dispute as he demolished the American in the 11th round to unify the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF super-middleweight titles in Las Vegas. Plant had put up spirited resistance, frustrating Canelo with his speed and movement, and he received recognition from the four-weight king. Image: The Mexican…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Man Utd boss insists he is not on borrowed time despite defeat to Manchester City | Football News

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he is not on borrowed time after the humbling 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford. It was another dismal display at home for United following the 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool and their fourth defeat in six Premier League games. Solskjaer, who described the derby performance as “passive”, is now facing an enormous amount of pressure as speculation about his future builds. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s win against…

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Former K-Pop star Henry Lau’s art work on show in London

After quitting K-Pop boy band Super Junior M, Henry Lau has had a successful solo career as a musician, producer and actor. Now he’s also put paint to paper to create works of art. Henry’s work is currently hanging at Knightsbridge’s Arx gallery, but before that formed part of a Saatchi gallery show. Unable to travel, Henry’s first glimpse of that exhibition was via video chat as he talked through each piece with the BBC’s Alex Stanger. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez knocked out Caleb Plant to become undisputed super-middleweight champion in Las Vegas | Boxing News

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez finally shattered Caleb Plant’s spirited resistance with a brutal assault in the 11th round to become the undisputed super-middleweight king. The Mexican star had struggled to pin down Plant, who was finally floored by a big left hook, and Canelo then sent his rival champion toppling back to the canvas to unify the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF titles. Stabbing out a stiff jab, Plant quickly displayed his hand speed in the opening round as Canelo stalked forward and patiently probed for openings. Canelo sunk in body…

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Climate: Making the BBC’s Life at 50C season

As the planet heats up, the number of days where the temperature reaches 50C has doubled since the 1980s, global BBC analysis has found. The BBC’s Life at 50C season, produced by BBC News Arabic documentaries, set out to find out the impact of this on people living on the front line of climate change. Now, BBC teams in Mexico, Iraq, India and elsewhere tell the story of how they overcame the challenge of filming in such heat. Source link–!Thank You !–

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Cori Gibbs defeats Tom Farrell by split decision to win the BOXXER Series super-lightweight final in Liverpool | Boxing News

Cori Gibbs was crowned as the BOXXER Series champion after a split decision victory over Tom Farrell in the super-lightweight final in Liverpool. Gibbs had overcome Lee Appleyard and Sean Dodd to set up a showdown against Farrell, with the Birmingham boxer emerging victorious on two of the scorecards at the M&S Bank Arena. Image: Cori Gibbs celebrates with the winner’s cheque The unbeaten 28-year-old had troubled Farrell with crisp combinations in the opening round, although the Merseysider responded with fierce counter punches in the second. But Gibbs had paced…

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Breeders’ Cup Turf: Yibir runs down Broome to land Grade One treble for William Buick and Charlie Appleby | Racing News

Yibir made it three Grade One Breeders’ Cup victories for Charlie Appleby and William Buick with a power-packed finish in the Turf to deny Broome and Aidan O’Brien. The Ballydoyle-trained five-year-old had kicked clear around the final turn but was reeled in by the Godophin three-year-old, who flew home down the outside to deliver a third victory for Appleby in two days. British and Irish runners provided the first four home, with Teona finishing third for Roger Varian and David Egan and Japan – ridden by Ryan Moore – in…

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Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership round-up | Rugby Union News

Newcastle Falcons claimed their first-ever win away to Exeter Chiefs, while London Irish fought back to draw with Saracens; Bristol Bears and Sale Sharks were also victorious on Saturday Last Updated: 07/11/21 12:17am Kyle Rowe’s hat-trick helped London Irish fight back to draw with Saracens We round up all of the action from Saturday’s four matches in the Gallagher Premiership… Bristol Bears 27-5 Worcester Warriors Toby Fricker scored two tries as Bristol ensured Worcester extended their miserable away record as they crashed to a defeat at Ashton Gate. The Warriors…

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