Pandora Papers: Prez yet to receive report on Nirupama, her husband

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) is yet to submit a report to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pertaining to former SLFP lawmaker Nirupama Rajapaksa and her husband Thirukumar Nadesan regarding offshore accounts and properties held by them. President Rajapaksa’s Legal Division on 06 Oct. asked for a report within a month. The Island yesterday (9) asked CIABOC Secretary Apsara Caldera whether the report had been submitted as requested, and she said an interim report would be handed over soon. Responding to another query, the official acknowledged that…

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Irish Champion Stakes winner St Mark’s Basilica named Cartier Horse of the Year; Trueshan takes Stayer of the Year | Racing News

Aidan O’Brien’s all-conquering three-year-old St Mark’s Basilica took two awards at the Cartier Racing Awards, including Cartier Horse of the Year. The three-year-old colt remained unbeaten in a stellar three-year-old season that included four Group One victories, taking the French 2000 Guineas, French Derby, Coral Eclipse and the Irish Champion Stakes. He also won Three-year-old Colt of the Year, having collected over £1.8 million in prize money in 2021, and heads to Coolmore Stud to stand as a stallion. Image: St Mark’s Basilica for Aidan O’Brien Other nominees for Horse…

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HB Køge Women 1 – 5 Arsenal Women

Arsenal strengthened their hold on second place in Women’s Champions League Group C with a 5-1 win at Danish side HB Koge. After Nikita Parris saw an early penalty saved by Kaylan Marckese (16), Australian Steph Catley started the rout with a measured free-kick from 20 yards (27), the first of five different scorers. Arsenal got their second through Parris, reacting in the box to shoot low through a crowd (63), and Caitlin Foord got their third just six minutes later, heading home after Jordan Nobbs had hit the bar…

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Ambassador Manori Unambuwe Presents Credentials to the President of the Republic of Montenegro

Ambassador Manori Unambuwe presented Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Montenegro Milo Đukanović at the Presidential Palace in Cetinje, accrediting her as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to Montenegro. The ceremony entailed a Guard of Honour of the Montenegrin Armed Forces, presentation of the Letters of Credence and a discussion with President Milo Đukanović and his entourage. The Ambassador was accompanied by First Secretary of the Mission Buddhika Wimalasena. During the discussion, Ambassador Manori Unambuwe conveyed greetings of President…

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Martin Brundle’s Formula 1 Grid Walk and its headline-making return at United States GP

Watch Sky F1’s feature below which aired at the Mexico City GP looking back at that grid walk from the Circuit of the Americas… Last Updated: 10/11/21 8:33pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Telling the story of Austin as Sky F1’s Martin Brundle made his return to the grid walk at the United States GP Telling the story of Austin as Sky F1’s Martin Brundle made his return to the grid walk at the United States GP After nearly two years away due to F1…

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Mike Atherton: New Zealand have shown themselves to be strongest all-format team in the world | Cricket News

Michael Atherton Cricket Expert & Columnist “They’re an outstanding team in all formats of the game”; Mike Atherton has lauded New Zealand as the best team in the world across all formats following their five-wicket win over England in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup Last Updated: 10/11/21 7:46pm Are New Zealand the best team in the world across all formats? Mike Atherton believes New Zealand have proven themselves to be the best team in the world across all formats after reaching another ICC final with victory over England.…

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Time-lapse video shows Iceland glacier shrink

Time-lapse footage has captured the rapid rate at which centuries-old ice from a glacier in Iceland is melting. The Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is located in Vatnajökull National Park, about 236 miles (380km) from the country’s capital, Reykjavik. The video was filmed over a six-week period by Dr Kieran Baxter of Dundee University, who estimates “maybe several tens of metres of recession” occurred during this time. Source link–!Thank You !– more

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Unity can be decisive

Even the most tenacious optimist would agree that the country is in bad shape. Perhaps, even at this eleventh hour of our country’s relentless spiraling down towards a state of chaos, the leaders, who have been holding the reins alternately-those whom we believe can make a difference-do not seem to have realised the importance of changing track and putting the country before every other consideration. The present predicament makes it clear that two-party politics, as it has been practiced in our country, has not benefitted the people much. The elected…

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Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer confirms player in hospital with Covid-19 and 29 close contacts tested | NFL News

Vikings have 29 members of their organisation in the NFL’s Covid-19 protocols and Zimmer says “it was scary” when unnamed player was taken to hospital on Tuesday; the player is now reported to be in a stable condition. Last Updated: 10/11/21 5:41pm Minnesota Vikings are struggling with a Covid-19 outbreak Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has confirmed one double-vaccinated player is in hospital amid a Covid-19 outbreak within the organisation. Zimmer said on Wednesday that a total of 29 people inside the Vikings organisation have been identified as close…

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Rob Cross reflects on ‘most important’ win of his career as he looks to capitalise on return to form | Darts News

Cross will take on former BDO world finalist Jim Williams in his Group C opener on Saturday afternoon Rob Cross believes he can start pushing for the world No 1 spot after returning to the winner’s circle at last month’s European Championship following a tumultuous 18-month period. Having lifted the European Championship title in 2019, Cross was defending £120,000 in prize money, and he was faced with the unenviable prospect of relinquishing his place in the world’s top 20 unless he advanced to the semi-finals. Cross had displayed glimpses of…

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Webinar on “Production of Nutrients Enriched Biochar for Organic Agriculture”

          High Commission of India in association with Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP) organized a webinar on “Production of Nutrients Enriched Biochar for Organic Agriculture” by Dr. Manish Kumar, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Material Technology, Bhubaneswar, India on 09 November 2021. It was attended by about 70 participants including Scientists, academics and policy makers of Sri Lanka where deliberations were held on conversion of bio wastes into Biochar for use in Organic Agriculture. 2.       Prof.…

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Josh Taylor could soon be threatened by dangerous puncher Jose Zepeda who is WBC mandatory challenger | Boxing News

Josh Taylor will eventually have to fight knockout artist Jose Zepeda, who is his mandatory challenger, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has revealed. The undisputed super-lightweight champion from Edinburgh will firstly defend his titles against fellow Brit Jack Catterall on February 26, live on Sky Sports, in his homecoming fight in Scotland. But his queue of challengers now includes Mexican-American puncher Zepeda, who demolished Josue Vargas inside one round, ruthlessly ending their heated dispute in New York last month. Image: Josh Taylor will fight Jack Catterall on February 26, live on…

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