SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS (DECEMBER 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder   Sri Lanka beat the touring West Indies by 164 runs to win the second and final Test played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. Scores: Sri Lanka – 1st Innings – 204 (Nissanka 73, Karunaratne 42, Mathews 29, Permaul 5/35, Warrican 4/50, Chase 1/64) West Indies – 1st Innings   253 (Brathwaite 72, Blackwood 44, Mayers 36no, Bonner 35, Mendis 6/70, Jayawickrama 2/59, Embuldeniya 2/94) Sri Lanka – 2nd Innings (de Silva 155, Nissanka 66, Mendis 25, Parmaul 3/106, Chase 2/82, Brathwaite 1/11, Holder 1/26) West Indies – 2nd Innings – 132 (Bonner 44, Blackwood 36,  Embuldeniya 5/35, Mendis 5/66_ Player of the Match:  Dhananjaya de Silva (Sri Lanka) Player of the Series: Ramesh Mendis (Sri Lanka)   Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0 Test Debut: Charith Asalanka (Sri Lanka) Points: Sri Lanka 12, West Indies 0 Zimbabwe and Sri ...

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SRI LANKA NEWS (DECEMBER 2021) Compiled by Victor Melder. Sri Lanka’s inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (CCPI) increased to 9.9 percent in November 2021 from 7.6 percent in the previous month, the Department of Census and Statistics reported Tuesday. The CCPI for all items for the month of November 2021 increased to 150.7 from 146.9 in October 2021. With respect to October 2021, the reported inflation for November 2021 was mainly due to the higher price levels prevailed in the month, the Department of Census and Statistics said. As a result, the Year on Year inflation of Food Group increased to 17.5 percent in November 2021 from 12.8 percent in October 2021 and the Year on Year inflation of Non Food Group increased to 6.4 percent in November 2021 from 5.4 percent in October 2021. For the month of November 2021, on year‐to‐year ...

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John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) – Sri Lanka – STOCK MARKET WEEKLY 31-12-2021 John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB)   John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) is a leading equity brokerage house in Sri Lanka and is a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), the largest listed entity on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). We are one of 15 founding members of the Colombo Stock Exchange and our history in equity trading dates back to 1896. We are widely regarded in the industry for good governance practices with an emphasis on compliance and regulations. Our core sales and research staff have been engaged with the firm for a period of 10 – 25 years. Over the years this has helped JKSB develop strong and lasting relationships with our core client base of Foreign Funds/Individuals, Local Institutions and HNWI’s. This has contributed to our superior offering of order sourcing and placement capabilities. JKSB ...

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A Very Happy New Year to all eLanka Members your Family and Friends! – Wishing a beautiful 2022! – Enjoy the Fireworks from Sydney Australia As one of our eLanka members said… May you be presented with opportunities to bring the pieces of the puzzle to make a difference in our communities, and may you embrace the practice of gratitude, patience, and kindness as we bring on the new year!     ...

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Joe Root refuses to confirm if he will remain England captain following Ashes embarrassment   Source:Joe England were comfortably beaten by Australia again as they secured the Ashes with two tests to spare Joe Root refused to comment on whether he will continue as England captain following an embarrassing defeat to Australia which secured the hosts the Ashes. England were bowled out for 68 at the MCG in Melbourne – gifting the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series – winning on the day by an innings and 14 runs. It’s been a torrid time in test match cricket for Root and his teammates in 2021. After winning their first three games against Sri Lanka and India, England have since lost their previous nine test matches, but when asked if he will walk away from his captaincy role, Root refused to say and remained focused on the final two ...

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Lanka Premier League completes successful Season 2; Thisara Perera and Shoaib Malik laud IPG Group and SLC   Lanka Premier League. (Photo Source: LPL)Source:Crictracker The second season of the Lanka Premier League garnered tremendous interest from all corners of the world as IPG Group and Sri Lanka Cricket conducted yet another successful season from 05 December 2021 to 23 December 2021 in Colombo and Hambantota.“The high quality of cricket we have seen played at the LPL is testimony to the new talent that is in abundance in Sri Lanka that without a tourney such as this would have been almost impossible to discover,” Hon. Namal Rajapaksa MP, Minister of Youth and Sports said. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Anil Mohan, the Founder CEO of the IPG Group for organizing this magnificent tourney, the franchise owners, all the sponsors, and the public for all the support they ...

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