IPL 2021: Sri Lanka Cricket Grants NOC To Hasaranga & Chameera To Take Part In UAE Leg Source:-republicworld The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) gave national players Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga permission to participate in the second leg of the IPL 2021 on Sunday. Earlier this month, IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore named the Sri Lankan stars as replacements for Australia’s Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams, who had rendered themselves unavailable for the remainder of the tournament, which will be hosted in the UAE next month. The SLC said both players will join the IPL camp following the conclusion of the bilateral series between Sri Lanka and South Africa.  “The permission for the players was granted by the SLC in consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee. The ‘No Objection Certificate’ to the duo was issued for them to join the IPL teams starting from 15th September (following the completion ...

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OBITUARIES – AUGUST 2021 (Compiled by Victor Melder: Melbourne)   KAULE, Michael, (22.01.1952 – 16.07.2021, son of the late Aloy and Amy Kaule, father of Sean and Adam. Brother of Marie and June. (Contributed) KELLAR, Randolph (Sandy), father of Dominic and Daniel, in Sri Lanka. (Contributed) VANGRAMBERG, Denham.  Son of Gordon (late) & Mavis Van Gramberg,​  brother of big Denham (dec),​ Murray,​ Warren,​ Danielle,​ Jimmy (dec) and Mickey,​   brother-in-law of Vilma & Rodney.​  Father of Keshia,​ Natalie,​ Thiasha & Arrianne,​ grandfather of Katara & Yelena, in Sri Lanka on August 1, 2021. (Daily News, 3.8.2021) BERTUS, Bernard (02.06.1939 – 02.08.2021), husband of Betsy (nee de Waas), father of Howard and Anthea, in Melbourne. (Contributed) LUMANAUW, Stanley, son of the late Willem Ferdinand Lumanauw and Sybil Iris Walles. Sister of Veronica in Sri Lanka. (Contributed) BURDETT, William (Bill), husband of Helen, father of Darryl and Roger. Brother of Bob, Fred, Jim (dec), Brian, Les and Malc, ...

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SRI LANKA NEWS (AUGUST 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder. Medical officers raised serious concerns about the surging numbers of COVID-19 patients and deaths, with statistics showing at least three to four patients dying every hour. Vice President of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Dr. Manilka Sumanatillake told the Media that if the country was to win the race between the rapidly increasing COVID infections and the numbers being vaccinated it would have to re-impose stricter travel restrictions for a short period. He also said Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 cases count could be several times higher than the official figures. The Ragama and Kalubowila teaching hospitals, where wards were flooded with COVID-19 patients by Wednesday (4), were seen having patients under trees and outside the buildings by last midnight. Meanwhile, with at least 20 children being admitted with COVID -19 to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital per day, measures were taken to ...

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Learning from history-by S. N. Arseculeratne   Source:Island My basic belief is that experiences of past and contemporary events and personages will determine our current behaviour. Such experiences would have been from the local scene and from world events. Of world events what affected me most was World War II in 1942 when the Japanese bombed Colombo and Trincomalee. Of world events, I deal mainly with Germany which played a key role in world events during World War one (1914-1918) and two, (1939 to 1945). In the European wars; the Germans left death and destruction as they advanced through Belgium towards France. In contemporary times, I must refer to Angela Merkel the Chancellor of Germany for 16 years. A brief account of her rule was given in the Sunday Times of July 18 this year. Her rule was illustrious in ways that we could learn a lesson from, her in governance and ...

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Dreamron makes it to elite league of LMD’s ‘Most Respected Entities in Sri Lanka’ for 2021   Source:Island Schoolboy Matheesha Pathirana has become the talk of the town after his new ball burst in the SLC T-20 League that concluded at Pallekele this week. For bowling with a slingy action, Pathirana has been nicknamed Podi Malinga as his action is identical to that of Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga. Still a schoolboy at Trinity College, Pathirana represented Sri Lanka in the Under-19 World Cup last year at the age of 17. Currently, he is 18 and eligible to play the next World Cup as well and he has been included in the pool. In the recent T-20 League at Pallekele, SLC Greys had maintained an unbeaten run throughout the league stage and for the final, Head Coach and former Sri Lanka cricketer Upul Chandana decided to throw Pathirana in the deep ...

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Dreamron makes it to elite league of LMD’s ‘Most Respected Entities in Sri Lanka’ for 2021 Source:FT   Dreamron, the largest exporter of cosmetics in Sri Lanka with a significant local presence, made its entry into ‘Sri Lanka’s Most Respected Entities’ by LMD (Lanka Monthly Digest) in its special edition which was released in August, 2021. This remarkable recognition in Dreamron’s 20-year-old journey of continuous progress is an endorsement for its value creation for the country in an industry that is dominated by the multinationals.  In line with Dreamron’s vision of becoming the most admired and respected local cosmetics manufacturer and marketer by meeting or exceeding expectations of all stakeholders with specific focus on fulfilling the quality demands of the consumer through an array of world-class products which are locally manufactured fully complying and conforming to both global and local quality standards. It is Dreamron’s desire to be an aspirational ...

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Sri Lanka Agripreneurs’ Forum fertiliser issue webinar on 2 Sept.  Source:FT Sri Lanka Agripreneurs’ Forum will hold a webinar titled ‘Insights on new regulations on organic and inorganic agri-inputs: How to face the real-world challenges as an Agripreneur’ on 2 September at 5 p.m. on Microsoft Teams platform. Sri Lanka Agripreneurs’ Forum (SLAF) is the premier agribusiness association in Sri Lankan representing growers, farmer organisations, agri value-addition enterprises, agri professionals and academics, agri scientists, local and global marketers of agri produce, providers of agri inputs, and local agri investors, and serves as the pivotal body for all of the agribusiness communities in Sri Lanka. It said the agriculture sector employs over three million people, both directly and indirectly, throughout Sri Lanka who are highly vulnerable to economic shocks. As such, the SLAF has continuously engaged with all key stakeholders including the highest echelons of government to push for the speedy ...

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Adani, JKH to start work on WCT at Colombo Port in December Source:FT India’s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) will commence construction of West Container Terminal (WCT) at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port in December, according to a report in Ship Technology. APSEZ will invest more than $ 675.68 million, what is said to be its second international project after Myanmar. In March, the company obtained a letter of intent from the Sri Lankan Government for the construction of the 3.5 million 20-foot equivalent unit (TEUs) capacity terminal. Officials told Business Line that the concession agreement for the 35-year build, operate and transfer (BOT) contract is scheduled to be signed in November. APSEZ will hold a 51% stake in the terminal and John Keels Holding will own 34%. The remaining 15% of the stake will be owned by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).  With a water depth of ...

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Women technopreneurs: Reinventing the business world webinar on 2 Sept-by Thilini Ekanayake Source:FT The United Nations Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative and consists of several local networks. As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals. The UN Global Compact Network Sri Lanka has been inspiring corporates to integrate sustainability strategies for 15 years, since 2006. Network Sri Lanka will host a webinar titled ‘Women Technopreneurs: Reinventing the Business World’ on 2 September, 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (IST) via Zoom. This session will focus on the importance that meaningful progress could make when women tech entrepreneurs are empowered. If they are provided with the right business ...

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Colombo stock market’s memorable run persists Source:FT Turnover soars to 6-month high of Rs. 16.5 b as investors remain bullish Indices close on the up despite mid-day profit taking Expolanka stretches its market leadership further  The Colombo stock market sustained its super momentum yesterday with new high turnover ending a memorable week.  The All Share Price Index gained by 10.6% and the S&PSL20 improved by 18 points or 0.5%. Earlier in the day, ASPI crossed the 9,000 points mark but profit taking brought it down to finish the day at 8,931 points with a YTD return of 31.8%. For the week, the ASPI gained 691.27 points (8.39%) while the S&P SL20 gained 293.61 points (9.62%).  Turnover yesterday shot up to Rs. 16.5 billion, highest since 1 February this year. During the week, turnover averaged Rs. 11 billion. Expolanka continued to be the star stock with 32.8 million shares changing hands via ...

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