The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for strong winds in parts of the country. People who are living in the above-mentioned areas are requested to be vigilant in this regard. Meanwhile the department has also issued an advisory for strong winds and rough sea areas. The sea areas extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Puttalam to Kankasanturai via Mannar can be very rough at times. The other sea areas around the island can be rough at times.
July 26, 2021 12:33 UTC
The Ceylon Motor Trader’s Association (CMTA), one of the oldest automotive associations in South Asia, comprising companies who are the franchise holders of global automobile manufacturers, held its 101st Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30th June 2021. Sharing his thoughts, the CMTA Chairman, Yasendra Amerasinghe said, “Exactly a year ago today, we held our Centenary AGM. Now, we are well into the 2nd year of import restrictions, with no clear end in sight. Affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the CMTA is one of the oldest trade associations in Sri Lanka with international accreditations. The CMTA represents all major international automotive manufacturers through their local agents with an aim to safeguard the industry and members.
July 26, 2021 12:33 UTC
The self-made billionaire owner of online fashion brand Boohoo faces having to tear down a ‘fortress-like’ gateway which was built without planning permission at his mansion. Before Boohoo shot onto the ever-growing fast fashion scene, its owner Mahmud Kamani, 55, sold handbags in traders' stall. Entrepreneurial Mahmud sold handbags on a market stall. The original plans showed a simple style gateway with gates between two pillars and a modest stone walls either side. Mr Kamani who used to drive a van delivering clothes for his father and sold clothes on his family market stall set up boohoo.com in 2006 alongside businesswoman Carol Kane.
July 26, 2021 12:00 UTC
The news comes just weeks after the Japanese firm - with support from the UK Government - confirmed it is to have a battery-making plant close to its Wearside vehicle production factory. Some of the new jobs will be responsible for preparing the plant for an increased electric vehicle output, including the requirement for new machinery and a separate production line. Sunderland has built almost four million Qashqais in totalThe Qashqai has for over a decade been the UK's most bought SUV. Since the first-generation car launched in 2006, nearly four million Qashqais have been built at the North East factory. Nissan's Sunderland plant - which also builds the quirky Juke crossover - is also the largest car factory in UK history, with one in three of all cars made in Britain rolling off its production lines.
July 26, 2021 10:52 UTC
Even veterinary hospitals offer telehealth services. Telemedicine offers remote clinical services and is used to diagnose conditions, screen symptoms, offer low-risk urgent care, deliver specialist consultations, and provide mental health services. Telehealth provides remote non-clinical services and is much broader, including fulfilling medications, chronic condition support, and physical and occupation services. In addition, telehealth programs increase access. Not only does telehealth increase access, but it also increases patient satisfaction and retention by 81.5%.
July 26, 2021 10:07 UTC
Rajandram Rajamahendran aka Killi Maharaja (1943-2021)Rajandram or Rajendran Rajamahendran aka Killi Maharaja, the Chairman of the Capital Maharaja Group, passed away yesterday (25). Rajamahendran, affectionately known as Killi, passed away while he was receiving treatment for Covid-19 at a private hospital in Colombo. One of the biggest benefactors of national cricket during the country’s formative years in Test cricket, Rajamahendran provided employment to a number of leading Sri Lanka cricketers like Duleep Mendis, Roy Dias, and Arjuna Ranatunga, among many others, during the late 1970s and early 80s. He was also credited with instilling discipline into national cricketers and on many occasions went out of the way to encourage and financially support leading Lanka cricketers at a time the game was not professionalised. Seated here third from right is Rajandram ‘Killi’ Rajamahendran with the Sri Lanka cricket team in England during their famous 1984 tour there for a one-off Test at Lord’s, now renowned for Sidath Wettimuny’s brilliant 190 and the team’s fighting display under Duleep Mendis.
July 26, 2021 09:56 UTC
The Moto Edge 20 and Moto Edge 20 Pro popped up on TENAA, revealing a launch is right around the corner and now the company has finally revealed the launch date - August 5. While it doesn’t mention the phones by name, the poster suggests a proper camera phone, and that’s what the Edge 20 series is bringing. The Moto Edge 20 has been benchmarked with a “berlin” motherboard, which is a code name for the Snapdragon 778G chipset. The Edge 20 Pro, on other hand, has no specs listed at the NTBC, but at least we have a confirmation on the name, as well as its 5G capabilities. Moto Edge 20 on Geekbench • Edge 20 Pro on NTBCThe Edge 20 lineup is expected to include three phones - Lite, vanilla, and Pro.
July 26, 2021 09:11 UTC
A special discussion was held today (July 26) between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). The meeting took place at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. The meeting was based on a written request made to the President by the party. Prior to the meeting, the representatives of SLFP joined a meeting held with the party chairman former President Maithripala Sirisena at his official residence in Mahagamasekera Mawatha. Following the meeting with President Rajapaksa, Senior Vice President of SLFP Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told journalists that the meeting was a success.
July 26, 2021 08:48 UTC
He arrived as a teenage sensation and now finally, as a dad, gets his hands on a gold medal. Olympic Diving Results - Men's Synchronised 10m Platform Final 1. Along with Pete Waterfield he missed out on an Olympic medal in the synchronised 10m platform event after coming fourth. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Daley won a silver medal in the men's synchronised 10m platform with partner James Denny. Then today, Daley and Lee held their nerve with a flawless performance at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre to claim Olympic gold in the synchronised 10m platform.
Alex Yee began the medal flurry as he began his first ever Olympic medal, claiming silver in the men's triathlon. British swimmer Adam Peaty then made Olympic history by winning gold for the second time, before Tom Daley finally won his first Olympic gold alongside Matty Lee in the men's synchronised 10m platform. Tom Pidcock then capped off the day by winning gold in men's mountain bike cross-country cycling. He remains unbeaten over 100m at breaststroke for the last seven years – which include his gold medal at Rio 2016. Pidcock secured Team GB's third gold medal in a matter of hours after victory in the men's mountain bike cross-country event.
COLOMBO (News 1st); Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Army Commander General Shavendra Silva urged all residents in the Western Province to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Speaking to News 1st on Monday (26), the Army Commander said despite efforts to inoculate the eligible population with the COVID-19 vaccine, some people are yet to receive the jab, especially in the Western province. Whilst noting that a COVID-19 vaccination centre has been set up at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo to conduct the vaccination drive, the Army Commander requested the people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, since vaccination against the virus is crucial. General Shavendra Silva further requested people to ensure that health guidelines are followed, until both vaccines are received. The Army Commander said those aged above 60-years who cannot visit vaccination centres to receive their vaccines, could be inoculated at home by informing the respective Medical Officer of Health.
A total of 1,666 people infected with the Covid-19 virus were identified yesterday (25). Of the 1,666 infected people identified yesterday, 1,656 belong to the New Year’s Covid cluster. The highest number of daily Covid-19 infections in the country was reported from the Colombo district yesterday (25). Accordingly, the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country has increased to 296,516. With another 45 Covid deaths being reported, the total number of Covid deaths in the country has risen to 4,099.
July 26, 2021 07:18 UTC
Health authorities have concluded that there are infections of the Delta variant of coronavirus in every district in Sri Lanka. According to Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath, there is an average percentage of Delta variant infected people in each district. He said, “The figure 68 Delta variant infections came from a selected number of samples. A possible percentage of 1,666 patients reported yesterday can be of the Delta variant. He requested the public to reduce the number of infections and avoid creating Delta variant clusters.
July 26, 2021 07:18 UTC
Their middle-over woes in the T20s continued: 6th over-2 runs, 7th-4, 8th-2, 9th-3, and 10th-9 runs. Indo inningsEarlier Sri Lankan bowlers, particularly Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga, did well to restrict the Indian batting line-up to a modest 164. Hasaranga scalped Samson in his very first ball deceiving him in front of the wicket. SCORECARDIndiaPrithvi Shaw c Bhanuka b Chameera 0Shikhar Dhawan (Capt.) c Bandara b Karunaratne 46Sanju Samson (wk) lbw b Hasaranga 27Suryakumar Yadav c sub (R. Mendis) b Hasaranga 50Hardik Pandya c Bhanuka b Chameera 10Ishan Kishan not out 20Krunal Pandya not out 3Extras (lb 2, w 6) 8Total (for 5 wkts.
July 26, 2021 06:56 UTC
It was revealed at a discussion held at the Ministry of Environment that the amount of empty plastic yoghurt cups thrown into the environment after use in the country is between 96-100 tons annually. Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera held a discussion with several companies that currently recycle yoghurt cups on the steps to be taken for the proper recycling of yoghurt cups last week. It was also revealed that about 45 million cups of yoghurt and similar plastic cups are added to the environment every month. Therefore, the use of plastic cups for yogurt cups will not be prohibited and the use of plastic spoons for eating them will be prohibited. According to the cabinet paper, it is proposed to ban plastic spoons, forks, plastic cups, food stirrers etc.
July 26, 2021 06:11 UTC