By Levi Parsons For Daily Mail AustraliaPublished: 05:46 EDT, 14 June 2021 | Updated: 05:46 EDT, 14 June 2021A 'goofy' pooch with a 'quirky' personality has broken the national record for the most expensive working dog in history. David and Sarah Lee, from Edenhope in western Victoria, sold their two-year-old kelpie, Eulooka Hoover, for a staggering $35,200 at the Casterton Kelpie Association's Annual Working Dog Auction over the weekend. The going rate for a good working dog has sky-rocketed since the pandemic, with border closures and travel restrictions meaning there's been a shortfall of farm workers. 'If you get a good dog like Hoover, it means you might only need one person on a horse to follow, not several other workers.' While the buyer chose to remain anonymous, it is understood Hoover will now apply his trade at a sheep and cattle farm in north-east Victoria.
June 14, 2021 10:05 UTC
Minister Namal Rajapaksa says that discussions are underway to reduce fuel prices. A decision will be taken accordingly in the future.”Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella also stated that the revision of fuel prices will be discussed again at the Cabinet meeting to be held today. The Cabinet meeting is scheduled to be held at 5 pm today under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Meanwhile, Minister of State Nimal Lanza said that he hopes to make a request to the government to bring the increased fuel prices back to the previous level. Expressing these views to the media in Gampaha, the Minister pointed out that the people cannot bear the increase in fuel prices at this moment.
June 14, 2021 08:15 UTC
June 14, 2021 by Aazam Ameen No CommentsInvestigations into certain controversial statements made by Azath Salley have been completed. On 16 March, Salley was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department CID and was detained under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism (PTA) over several controversial remarks made by him at a press conference with regard to the law of the country. The Attorney General (AG) Sanjaya Rajaratnam informed the Supreme Court when the case was taken up today (14) that investigations into the media conference held by Azath Salley have been completed.
June 14, 2021 07:52 UTC
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the education authorities to seek the assistance of pediatricians to take measures against Covid once schools are reopened. The Prime Minister was addressing a discussion at Temple Trees on the reopening of schools and the vaccination of teachers and students, the Prime Minister’s Office said. The Prime Minister pointed out the importance of reopening schools in several phases as soon as the Covid pandemic was brought under control, adding that teachers could be vaccinated through the Ministry of Health. Representatives of the Association of Pediatricians who participated in the discussion stated that their association could provide assistance at the zonal level to avoid problems that may arise during the reopening of schools. Accordingly, the representatives of their association pointed out that they will formalize the relevant activities by nominating representatives for the 99 education zones scattered throughout the country.
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Sri Lanka Navy has seized 237 kilograms and 500 grams of Kerala Cannabis during a special operation conducted in seas North of Point Pedro today (June 14). Accordingly, the entire operation led to the seizure of nearly 237kg and 500g (in wet weight) of Kerala cannabis in 08 sacks. It is suspected that the consignment of Kerala cannabis was transferred to the dinghy at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) with the intention of smuggling them into the island. The suspects held during this operation were residents of Point Pedro and Achchuweli from 28 to 29 years of age. The suspects together with the Kerala cannabis and the dinghy will be handed over to the Kankesanturai Police for onward legal action.
Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in Sunday as Israel's new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation. Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in Sunday as Israel's new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nationIsrael's new prime minister Naftali Bennett shakes hands with outgoing prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a Knesset session in Jerusalem Sunday, June 13Here's a look at Israel's next leader:AN ULTRANATIONALIST WITH A MODERATE COALITIONBennett has long positioned himself to the right of Netanyahu. US President Joe Biden was the first world leader to congratulate Bennett on his win and said the United States remained committed to Israel's security. 'I look forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all aspects of the close and enduring relationship between our two nations,' Biden said. Bennett's office said he later spoke by phone with Biden, thanking him for his warm wishes and longstanding commitment to Israel's security.
The Ministry of Environment is focusing on implementing an alternative program to prevent 750 ml plastic bottles from entering the environment. The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) says banning plastic bottles is impractical. Therefore, it proposes that consumers who purchase 750 ml plastic bottles must keep a monetary recycling deposit. Several related products have already been banned. The reason many of these polythene and plastic products are banned is because they are manufactured materials that have eco-friendly and easily biodegradable alternatives.
This overtaking of India is taking place just four days before New Zealand’s meeting with India in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, beginning on Friday, 18 June. What are the playing conditions for the WTC Final? What time will the WTC Final begin? * The WTC Final will begin at 3.30 p.m. SL Time (11 a.m. in England)Where to watch the WTC Final live? * The WTC Final will be shown on Star Sports and streamed live on Hotstar
June 14, 2021 05:48 UTC
Bahrain has temporarily halted the issuance of new work permits to several countries, including Sri Lanka. According to the Gulf Business news, Bahrain has temporarily halted the issuance of new work permits for people from ‘red list’ countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are among the ‘red list’ countries. Bahrain had suspended the entry of travellers coming from the countries rostered on the red list, namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal, on all flights starting from Monday, May 24, 2021. Vietnam was added to the kingdom’s travel red list, effective June 1, 2021.
Djokovic lifts the men’s singles trophy at French Open last nightNovak Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam title after fighting back from two sets down to beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final. Top seed Djokovic, 34, was in deep trouble before rediscovering his energy to win 6-7 (6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. The Serb’s greater experience shone through as fifth-seed Tsitsipas wilted in his first Grand Slam final. The victory moves Djokovic one major title behind the men’s record jointly held by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Djokovic, who previously won at Roland Garros in 2016, has become the first man to win all four Grand Slams twice since the fully professional Open era began in 1968.
India is looking at a “recalibration” of its bilateral ties with Sri Lanka as China is gaining massive inroads in the Indian Ocean island nation, ThePrint reported today (14). Colombo had last month decided to go ahead with the controversial $1.4 billion special economic zone (SEZ) project, the Colombo Port City project, funded by Beijing. Last month, the Sri Lankan parliament passed a controversial bill — the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill — which will establish a Colombo Port City Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and the Colombo Port City Economic Commission (CPCEC). The bill was passed despite stiff resistance from opposition parties and concerns that the Colombo Port City could turn into a ‘Chinese province’ inside Sri Lanka. Ties between India and Sri Lanka began plummeting in February when Colombo scrapped the strategically important East Container Terminal at Colombo port, which was a tripartite pact with Japan.
Compiled by Ranjika PereraCopa America 2021 from todayCONMEBOL Copa America 2021 official logoCONMEBOL Copa América or CONMEBOL America Cup, known until 1975 as the South American Football Championship, is the main men’s football tournament contested among national teams from CONMEBOL or the South American Football Confederation. Brazil and Venezuela are scheduled to kick off the Copa America 2021 at the Mane Garrincha Stadium today, Monday (14) morning Sri Lanka time. 4 Group B – 4.30 a.m.July 5 (Monday)No. 2 Group B vs. No. 1 Group B vs. No.
June 14, 2021 04:30 UTC
“The tennis ball doesn’t know how old I am. The ball doesn’t know if I’m a man or a woman, or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.”– Martina NavratilovaThe 19-year-ol Martina Navratilova appeals to the umpire over a line call at Wimbledon in June 1976Martina Navratilova, born 18 October, 1956 and presently aged 64, is a Czech-American former professional tennis player. She became a US citizen in 1981 and in 2008, she re-acquired Czech citizenship. Since 1981, she had identified herself as a bisexual and a lesbian.
June 14, 2021 03:56 UTC
A suspect wanted in connection with the theft of rice worth Rs. The suspect was arrested yesterday (13) in possession of 4 grams and 100 milligrams of heroin during a police raid near the Mount Lavinia Railway Station. He was later interrogated and it was revealed that he had stolen rice. A suspect and a woman were arrested along with 8 other bags of rice in two shops for selling stolen rice. The arrested suspects are aged 34, 33 and 39.
June 14, 2021 03:56 UTC
The Tamil Nadu state police and Central intelligence agencies have stepped up vigil after threats of an armed group trying to infiltrate from Sri Lanka were received, Indian media reports said. According to informed intelligence sources, a boat carrying armed operatives was headed towards Rameswaram coast, IANS reported. However, the sources told IANS that the exact identity of these people are not known as also of the organization that they belong to. A senior police officer at the state police headquarters in Chennai told IANS: “Yes there is an alert but I can’t reveal more than this at present. Intelligence sources in Kerala police have indicated that they have also stepped up vigil across the coastal towns of the state after tip-offs from the agencies.
June 14, 2021 02:48 UTC