She poured her heart out over fears of arrest after being criticized online for not wearing the Islamic headscarf of hijab. “They are very sensitive about the hijab and sometimes they send a person with the team to control our hijab,” Bayat told CNN Sport. Bayat is currently functioning as the chief adjudicator at the World Chess Meet held jointly by Russia and China and also expressed fears for her family and relations in Iran. The world chess organization known as FIDE said it backed the stance taken by Bayat when it comes to religious symbols and clothing. “Above everything we respect the individual’s freedom of choice,” FIDE said in a statement aired by the American news channel CNN.
January 25, 2020 22:16 UTC
To achieve this feat, a leader with the correct vision and unshakable leadership is a mandatory requirement. Vision is described in the Cambridge Dictionary as “ the ability to imagine how a country, society, industry, etc. could develop in the future and plan for this.” It is said, the secret to success is the leadership vision. As per the policy statement submitted, the leadership does have a clear and correct vision and he shares it with others. A 16th Century Philosopher Nicolo Machiavelli, quoting on political leadership said, regardless of how a ruler was elected to office, he would only be successful when he utilized the strengths of his ministers.
What is the role played by the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council? The objective of the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council is to facilitate activities initiated by the Ceramics industry that result in an increase in competitiveness locally and globally. SLCGC is the apex body for consensus building among Manufacturers, Research and Development Institutes, Universities, Government Institutes and others involved in the ceramics Industry. The bombings and related events in the country last year affected the local ceramics industry drastically. This has forced all ceramics manufacturers to import the missing raw materials from other countries such as China, Vietnam, Thailand and India.
IT solutions company, KBSL, won the Cisco Top Reseller Partner of the Year 2019 forSri Lanka and the Maldives at the Cisco partner awards ceremony in Phuket, Thailand, recently. The award recognises KBSL’s specialisation in advanced IT solutions and operational excellence. CEO of KBSL, Silmy Ahamed received the award on behalf of the company from President, Cisco India and SAARC, Sameer Garde and Managing Director, Partner Organisation, Cisco India and SAARC, B. Raghavendran.
Blue Jasmine looks at the ‘American dream’, founded on glamorous hyper consumerism and what the price would be for high living on the ‘facade of money’. A lesson as that is embedded in Allen’s Blue Jasmine. Money can determine to a great extent where one is placed in society, especially, in a place like USA. Just because you like something, want it badly, doesn’t mean that the ends will justify the means used to get it. Allen’s work of dark comedy Blue Jasmine offers much food for thought in the context of what it means to live pragmatically in a material world.
January 25, 2020 22:07 UTC
In addition, water exercise is frequently recommended as a form of exercise therapy to treat those with diabetes as well as individuals with high blood pressure. Strengthening, including using foam barbells to complete bicep curls or lateral side raises that work against water resistance. Will water exercise help those with obesity problems since obesity is one cause for OA? Water exercise is a commonly recommended alternative due to the potential therapeutic qualities of water. Water exercise allows people to work out longer at lower intensities, thereby burning more calories than shorter duration, high-intensity exercise.
January 25, 2020 22:07 UTC
Primarily, the blame should go to the political parties who nominate such individuals for filthy lucre and notoriety. If disqualifications are detected after the election, voters should be allowed to challenge such election through an election petition. If such petition is successful, ideally the next candidate in the relevant ‘district party merit’ list shall fill the vacancy. Please remember that the ‘Preference Voting’ system is optional and can be disregarded. A mere vote to a party symbol is a valid vote and the voters have to be educated properly about the Party ‘Election Manifestos’ before casting their vote.
After all, it is the country’s budding schoolboy cricketers who will be rewarded at the end after a strenuous season. Winning a title at the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer has been the cherished dream of every schoolboy cricketer for over four decades. It all began in 1978/79 when the then captain of Royal College, Colombo Ranjan Madugalle was chosen the first ever Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year. He was immediately picked to the Sri Lanka team for the World Cup in the same year 1979 and went on to captain his club NCC and Sri Lanka with distinction. The stylish former Royal College captain was a member of the Sri Lanka team to play in the country’s first ever Test team.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday directed the Foreign Relations Ministry to evacuate the Sri Lankan students stranded in Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly Coronavirus, at state expense. Director of IDH Dr. Hasitha Attanayake told the Sunday Observer that the two patients, a Sri Lankan and a Chinese national, are being monitored at the hospital, but a confirmation on their condition is yet to be made. The Foreign Relations Ministry was bracing yesterday to evacuate Sri Lankans trapped in Wuhan in the midst of a deadly virus outbreak that shook the world. The Foreign Relations Ministry said there were around 85 Sri Lankan students in Hubei Province, however, most of them had returned to Sri Lanka for the holidays before the outbreak. “The Embassy in Beijing with the help of the Consulate Generals in Shanghai and Guangzhou, and the Sri Lankan Airlines will coordinate efforts to get the students back home,” the PMD release added.
For instance, Ranjith Dharmakeerthi articulates Manorathne’s acting legacy as a reflection of ‘Method’ and this Method Acting tradition is also incorrectly referred to as Stanislavski tradition of acting. Moreover, Dharmakeerthi believes that the finest example of an actor who follows Stanislavski’s ‘Method Acting’ is Jayalath Manorathne (Dharmakeerthi 1992, p. 147). This assumption that ‘Method Acting’ is an actor training system developed by Stanislavski is a sheer mistake and a crude historical misconception. Categorizing Manorathne’s approaches to acting as ‘Method’ does not do justice to Manorathne’s approaches to theatre acting and misleads the reader by reducing Manorathne’s acting as a reflection of mere psychological realism. As a close observer of Manorathne’s theatre acting, I argue that Manorathne is a manipulator of psychophysical acting.
Reflections at Dusk (Dawasak da Hendawaka), a book authored by Rasika Jayakody, will be launched today (January 25) from 3 to 5 PM at the Western Province Aesthetic Resort auditorium, Colombo 07. Jayakody is a former Editor of the sister newspaper, Daily News and a senior journalist. The book contains a collection of his newspaper columns written over a period of 10 years. Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayawardenapura Anuruddha Pradeep Karnasuriya, author Narmada Ranaweera, political activist Milinda Rajapaksha, author Kathyana Amarasinghe, Ven. Gurugoda Siriwimala Thera and journalist Shenal Gunasekera will speak at the launch of the book.
January 25, 2020 01:45 UTC
Several spells of showers will occur in Uva, Eastern and North-central provinces and in Matale and Hambanthota districts, said the Department of Meteorology. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts after 2.00 p.m.Wind speed can be increased up to 50 kmph at times in North-western, North-Central, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern provinces. General public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
January 24, 2020 01:07 UTC
The Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Ananda Kumarasiri today announced that United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake has not tabled any recordings of his phone conversations at the parliament as of yet. He made this observation making the Speaker's announcements at the commencement of the sittings. Deputy Speaker stated that although many media had reported that MP Ramanyake had tabled many of his telephone conversations and voice recordings in the House of Parliament they were incorrect as he neither had handed over any such in the House of Parliament or to the Secretary General of the Parliament.
January 23, 2020 09:33 UTC
Rifkhan Bathiudeen, the brother of former MP Rishad Bathiudeen was remanded till February 06 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. He was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department in connection with the sale of a land in Talaimannar allegedly on forged deeds.
January 23, 2020 09:21 UTC
Cabinet approval has been granted to set a minimum guaranteed price of Rs. 50 per kilo of paddy with recommended moisture level from Maha harvest. This was announced during the weekly Cabinet media briefing held at the Government Information Department.
January 23, 2020 09:00 UTC