On casteist violence in jaffna

The article, on the above topic by the Jaffna People Forum appeared in The Island of 27.10. 2021.This act passed by the late Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, in 1957, clearly deals with all the aspects of violence, mentioned in that article. It will be interesting to find out why NGO pundits are not pressing the govt. to implement this act. Dr. Lal Ratnasiri Thank you more

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Transfer news: Sam Johnstone wanted by West Ham and Southampton on free transfer from West Brom | Football News

West Ham and Southampton want to sign England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on a free transfer from West Brom next summer. Johnson – currently part of Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino – sees his contract at the Hawthorns expire at the end of the season. For either Premier League club, agreeing terms with the player, who started for England against Andorra last month, would not be expected to be a problem. He can speak to foreign clubs from January. West Ham had a…

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PHU proposes 50% representation from national list for women

The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) has proposed providing women 50% representation from the national list and 25% representation from the candidate list in the forthcoming elections. This was brought to attention at the meeting of Select Committee of Parliament to Identify Appropriate Reforms of the Election Laws and the Electoral System and to Recommend Necessary Amendments, chaired by the Leader of the House, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Monday (Nov.08). Speaking further on behalf of the PHU, Minister Udaya Gammanpila said the ban on posters should be maintained during the campaign.…

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Sam Underhill: England flanker says getting vaccinated was simple choice for him | Rugby Union News

Sam Underhill: “My sister’s a doctor. My dad got Covid and was hospitalised with it. I don’t fancy getting it or giving it to any family members. Anything for me that’s going to decrease that likelihood.” England face Australia at Twickenham on Saturday By PA Media Last Updated: 09/11/21 9:57pm Sam Underhill revealed he is fully vaccinated Sam Underhill insists choosing to be fully vaccinated was an easy decision to make as he predicts Covid will continue to cast a shadow over rugby for the foreseeable future. England will be…

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Desperate Afghans turn to people smugglers for help fleeing the country

The evacuation flights out of Afghanistan may have largely stopped, but with international funding largely frozen and a humanitarian crisis escalating, thousands are still desperate to find a way out. The remote town of Zaranj, close to the borders of both Pakistan and Iran, is a major people smuggling hub. Smugglers there told BBC Afghanistan correspondent Secunder Kermani the number of Afghans leaving the country had more than doubled since the Taliban takeover. Camera: Malik Mudassir Source link–!Thank You !– more

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Opportunities are Vast for Sri Lankan Exporters in Brazil and South America : Sri Lankan Envoy

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil in collaboration with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and Sáo Paulo Chamber of Commerce in Brazil organized a webinar ; ‘Doing Business with Brazil’ on 4 November 2021 with a view to educate Sri Lankan exporters on trade potential and opportunities in the Brazilian market. The initiative was a successful outcome of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concluded on 14 September 2021 between the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Sáo Paulo Chamber of Commerce under the guise…

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Arsene Wenger: Mikel Arteta says former Arsenal boss inspired him to become a manager | Football News

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says Arsene Wenger was his inspiration to become a football manager and has invited the Frenchman to take up a role at the club again. Wenger, 71, left Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years in charge and is now working as FIFA’s chief of global football development. Arteta played under Wenger for five years before retiring in 2016 and moving into a coaching role at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. Arteta returned to Arsenal as head coach in December 2019 and credits his former boss for…

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Emma Raducanu: Briton exits Upper Austria Ladies Linz at the hands of Chinese qualifier Wang Xinyu | Tennis News

Playing her first tournament as a top 20 player, Emma Raducanu exits the Upper Austria Ladies Linz after a gruelling defeat to hot Chinese prospect Wang Xinyu after two hours and 36 minutes of high-intense tennis; the British No 1 will now prepare for the Australian Open in January By Raz Mirza Last Updated: 09/11/21 7:56pm Britain’s Emma Raducanu appeared to pick up a thigh injury as she fell in three gruelling sets to China’s Wang Xinyu in Linz on Tuesday Emma Raducanu exited the Upper Austria Ladies Linz at…

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Marvan tips Pakistan to win T-20 World Cup – The Island

Sri Lanka Ports Authority’s Shenal Chamod de Silva won the Under 23 men’s 40 km race of the Nestomalt Cycling Challenge 2021, successfully held at Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo on Sunday. Supun Piumal of Sri Lanka Navy and Dinesh Chameera of Sri Lanka Police finished second and third respectively. The Nestomalt Cycling Challenge 2021 was successfully held on 7 November 2021, at Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo, with the participation of over 200 professional cyclists from around the country. Organized by the Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka under the guidance of the Ministry…

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Gareth Bale: Wales captain in ‘good shape’ ahead of 100th cap, says goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey | Football News

Gareth Bale is in “good shape” and ready to boost Wales’ World Cup qualifying hopes by winning his 100th cap on Saturday, says goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. Real Madrid forward Bale has not played since September 8 when making his 99th appearance in a goalless draw with Estonia in Cardiff. Bale tore his hamstring a few days after that qualifier, but he has reported for international duty ahead of closing World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Belgium and trained with the Wales squad on Tuesday. “He’s looking very well,” Hennessey said.…

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Emily Ratajkowski: Told to ‘get ugly’ for acting roles

Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski says she was told to “get ugly” if she wanted to make it as an actor in Hollywood. In an interview with BBC Newsnight, she also spoke about her alleged sexual assault by Robin Thicke on the set of the Blurred Lines music video, in 2013. She said it did not feel significant at the time, but she has since faced “a reality or truth” in the years after. The American model accused Thicke of groping her without consent while filming the video in her newly published…

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England add two additional T20 internationals to their tour of Pakistan in late 2022 | Cricket News

England’s joint men’s and women’s tour to Pakistan in October was cancelled with ECB saying decision was based on “mental and physical well-being of our players and support staff”; England to now play seven T20 internationals and a Test series in the country next year By PA Media Last Updated: 09/11/21 5:12pm England will now play seven T20 internationals in Pakistan next year ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia England will play two extra Twenty20s on next year’s tour of Pakistan, with chief executive Tom Harrison agreeing the…

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Emotional families reunite at airport as US lifts travel ban

The US imposed restrictions on non-citizen air travellers in January 2020. The ban, which barred foreign workers and families from reuniting, was extended to 33 countries. It was officially lifted today. British Airways reopened the Europe-to-US route with a first flight reserved for pandemic-separated families. Selected passengers greeted their loved ones and new family members with teary eyes after being apart for over 600 days. Source link–!Thank You !– more

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The Crucial Differences Never Clearly Understood!

Rishvin Ismath (Profile of the writer can be found at the bottom of the article) It was witnessed that certain media portrayed the attackers merely as Muslims while they were reporting about an attack that happened a few days ago in Stuttgart, Germany when a group of activists were commemorating the death anniversary of French school teacher Samuel Paty, who was murdered in 2020 for the allegation of displaying a picture of prophet Mohamed in the classroom. The news reporting of the Stuttgart attack was…

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Reece James: England right-back believes he is in the best form of his career ahead of World Cup qualifiers | Football News

England right-back Reece James believes he is in the best form of his career ahead of this month’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino. James has been in impressive form for Chelsea this season, scoring four goals and registering three assists in eight Premier League games. The 21-year-old is currently the Blues’ joint-top scorer in all competitions and recently topped the latest Sky Sports Power Rankings for the league’s most in-form player, ahead of Emile Smith Rowe and Mohamed Salah. Image: James has scored four goals in eight…

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