India and Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Association revived – The Island

by Goolbai Gunasekera This seems a silly question since all punishments are supposed to ‘teach’ or to teach discipline at any rate. But does a school child always understand all this? Do present day punishments ensure that the student does not repeat the same little misdeed again? They do not. I speak from experience when I say this. Let me explain. All schools have rules governing poor behaviour. But given the many areas of `sinning’ these days, modern schools are unable to foresee all the varied sins that students commit.…

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697 coronavirus cases reported today in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Health says that another 199 persons have tested positive for Covid-19, increasing the daily count of new cases to 697. The fresh cases confirmed includes 02 returnees from overseas and 197 patients associated with the ‘New Year’ Covid-19 cluster.  This brings the tally of confirmed cases of the virus in the country to 551,542 thus far while over 13,500 infected patients are being treated across the island.  Thank you more

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Grand Slam of Darts 2021: Falllon Sherrock beats Mike De Decker | Darts News

Gerwyn Price and Ryan Joyce book last-16 places – coverage of the Grand Slam of Darts continues on Monday night, with the final matches from Group A-D, join us from 7pm on Sky Sports Arena By Paul Prenderville at the Aldersley Leisure Village Last Updated: 14/11/21 9:21pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Fallon Sherrock says she felt more relaxed as she stormed to victory against Mike De Decker at the Grand Slam of Darts. Fallon Sherrock says she felt more relaxed as she stormed to…

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Live match preview – N Ireland vs Italy 15.11.2021

Team news ahead of the World Cup qualifier between Northern Ireland vs Italy on Monday; kick-off 7.45pm. Team news Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough has injury concerns over Stuart Dallas and Paddy McNair, with neither taking part in training on Sunday morning. McNair pulled up with a hamstring problem late in Friday’s 1-0 win over Lithuania. “We’re just going to give them a little more time,” Baraclough said. “With these games coming back to back, thick and fast, we can make a late call on the second game and assess…

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Starting Lineups – Luxembourg vs Rep Ire

Starting Lineups – Luxembourg vs Rep Ire | 14.11.2021 Luxembourg 1 R Schon 18 L Jans (c) 2 M Chanot 5 V Selimovic 17 M Pinto 8 C Martins Pereira 9 D Sinani 16 L Barreiro Martins 10 G Rodrigues 15 O Thill 11 Y Borges Sanches 12 T Kips 19 A Skenderovic 23 T Martin 22 M Bakare Omosanya 6 D Zambujo Pimentel 3 F Bohnert 14 M Deville 21 S Thill 7 E Veiga 20 M Olesen 4 K Malget Rep Ire 1 G Bazunu 2 S Coleman…

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Peng Shuai: Chinese tennis star ‘deserves to be heard’ on sexual assault claims – WTA

Peng Shuai is a former world number one doubles player and reached 14th in the singles rankings in 2011 Chinese player Peng Shuai deserves “to be heard, not censored” after publicly accusing the country’s former vice-premier of sexual assault, says the Women’s Tennis Association. In a post on Chinese social media site Weibo, Peng said she was “forced” into a sexual relationship with Zhang Gaoli. “The events concerning Peng Shuai are of deep concern,” said the WTA. “The allegations must be investigated fully, fairly, transparently and without censorship.” Peng, 35,…

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A strategy for leftists and nationalists

by Uditha Devapriya Since at least 1977, nationalists and leftists have constantly been defining themselves against one another. The key years in which this gulf widened would be 1980 (the July strike), 1982 (the presidential election), 1983 (the anti-Tamil pogrom and the proscription of the Left), and 1987 (the Indo-Lanka Accord). What we see in those years is a middle-class abandoning the Left: partly on account of an ideological turnaround, but also, more crucially, on account of the different trajectories such ideologies took following J. R. Jayewardene’s liberalisation of the…

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Geraint Thomas’ bike returned after being stolen during training ride in France | Cycling News

“Lovely ride. Lovely coffee stop in Menton. Except someone nicked my bike,” wrote 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas on social media; bike was later returned by local police By PA Media Last Updated: 14/11/21 6:49pm Geraint Thomas had an eventful day during a training ride in the south of France as his bike was stolen and later returned by the local police. The 2018 Tour de France winner was forced to take a taxi home when a training run was cut short on Sunday after his bike was…

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T20 World Cup Final: Australia win first title as Kane Williamson’s 85 comes in vain for New Zealand | Cricket News

Kane Williamson score 85 from 48 balls for New Zealand, only for Australia to top the Black Caps’ total of 172-4 in Dubai and win by eight wickets; Mitchell Marsh hits 77 for Aaron Finch’s side as they win maiden T20 World Cup title and leave New Zealand waiting for first triumph Last Updated: 14/11/21 5:41pm Mitchell Marsh hit an unbeaten 77 as Australia won the T20 World Cup Kane Williamson’s batting masterclass came in vain for New Zealand as Mitchell Marsh and David Warner powered Australia to their first…

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Opposition Leader condemns Finance Minister’s ‘contempt’ on public servants

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa condemned the comments made by Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa on public servants of Sri Lanka with disgust, in a statement issued today (14). Presuming that the Finance Minister’s comments reflect the government’s opinion on Public Service, the Opposition Leader noted that the belief that Public Service has become a burden to the country will be paving the way for its gradual decimation, in what he described as a ‘contempt’ on the public servants. Premadasa condemned the government’s move of…

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Match Report – England – – – Canada Women

Heather Cowell (two, on Test debut), Sarah Bern (two), Claudia MacDonald (two) and Alex Matthews each score tries as Red Roses dispatch of Canada at the Stoop on Sunday; win is a third convincing victory in succession this month for Red Roses after 43-12 and 56-15 wins over New Zealand. Last Updated: 14/11/21 4:47pm Red Roses wing Heather Cowell scored a brace of tries on her England Test debut vs Canada The Red Roses made it three from three in their Autumn Series campaign – and 17 wins in a…

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