Ranil Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka’s new prime minister faces uphill battle – by George Wright Source:bbc.com News that Ranil Wickremesinghe is the new prime minister has been largely met with dismay and disbelief in Sri Lanka. His appointment is being viewed as yet another arrogant response by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to weeks of protests over rising prices and shortages. Mr Wickremesinghe is seen as being close to the Rajapaksa family, and many think he has been chosen because he will be likely to guarantee their security. Protests flared up in early April in the capital, Colombo, and have grown in size and spread across the country. People are furious because the cost of living has become unaffordable, and nine people have lost their lives in the unrest. Why are Sri Lankans protesting in the streets? However some say his experience and links with India and the West could help overcome the ...

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Australia Tour Of Sri Lanka 2022: Cricket Australia Says Tour Will Go Ahead Despite Government Advisory – by CA Staff Source:cricketaddictor.com Cricket Australia on Thursday said the multi-format tour to Sri Lanka next month will go ahead despite high tensions amid recent developments of the political turmoil in the Island nation. The Australian team is due to travel to Sri Lanka to play three T20 Internationals, five ODIs and two Test matches. Australia Government issued travel advisory for nationals visiting Sri Lanka Civil unrest followed after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resignation earlier this week. The Australian government advised the touristd to reconsider their need to travel to Sri Lanka because of security concerns amid violent protests in Colombo. “We now advise you reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka due to the security situation,” the travel advice states, as reported by Sydney Morning Herald. “Several violent incidents have taken ...

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Wickremesinghe chosen Sri Lanka PM in effort to quell crisis – by Krishan Francis and Bharatha Mallawarachi Source:ctvnews.ca COLOMBO, SRI LANKA – Five-time former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reappointed on Thursday in an effort to bring stability to the island nation, which is engulfed in a political and economic crisis. Wickremesinghe, a contentious choice by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, took his oath in a ceremony at the president’s residence. Protesters have blocked the entrance to the president’s office for more than a month. The president’s brother, Mahinda Rajakapsa, resigned as prime minister on Monday following violent attacks by supporters on peaceful anti-government protesters. His resignation automatically dissolved the Cabinet, leaving an administrative vacuum. The president’s selection of Wickremesinghe is an attempt to end the violence and restore international credibility as the government negotiates a bailout package with the International Monetary Fund. Sri Lankans for months have been forced to ...

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Australian Honours and Awards Investiture Ceremony presentation at the Investiture Ceremony, Government House – recipient Dr Harold Gunatillake The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition. Australia has a system of honours and awards to recognise Australians for excellence, achievement and commendable service. These awards were introduced on 14 February 1975. The Governor conducts investiture ceremonies twice a year at Government House Sydney for New South Wales recipients of Australian Honours and Awards. Recipients are announced on Australia Day and the Queen’s Birthday. Transcript: Hello viewers, Thank you for clicking on the link to open this video presentation. This is not my usual presentation on a health subject, but this is about myself that I wish you share and celebrate with me. The Governor of NSW invited me, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley ACQC, for the Investiture Ceremony on the 12th May this year ...

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Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 105 13 05 2022 While the country is seeing change, there are still many questions to be answered.  Watch us today – as we celebrate Vesak with a plea for non-violence on Prime Group Kaleidoscope, discuss getting Sri Lanka out of a mess, what is needed to keep the economy’s wheels turning, find out some vignettes on the green taxonomy, tall great danes, laurels, other tidbits & announcing our speed reading winner. Enjoy, Have a super and safe weekend. ...

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What is the significance of the HbA1C Test? – by Dr harold Gunatillake Transcript: It’s one of the commonly used tests to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes and is also the primary test to help you and your health care team manage your diabetes. Higher A1C levels are linked to diabetes complications, so reaching and maintaining your individual A1C goal is crucial if you have diabetes. Sugar (glucose), a primary source of energy to your body, floats in your blood from the carbs you eat, like fuel needed for energy to run your car. The levels fluctuate every minute of your lifetime. Still, the body maintains a normal range through the secretion of two pancreatic hormones, insulin and glucagon. Insulin is released when the glucose level in your blood rise, and glucagon is released when your blood glucose level falls, causing the liver to release stored glucose as glycogen into the ...

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