https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/220099/eight_col_sky_2.jpg?1579144035 The Commerce Commission has cleared the way for Sky Network Television to sell its outside broadcast subsidiary (OSB) to NEP New Zealand. The Commerce Commission said it was satisfied Sky TV’s sale of its outside broadcast subsidiary would not substantially weaken competition. Photo: Supplied / Richard Parsonson The deal was announced in August last year and would see NEP become Sky’s technical production partner for the broadcast of live sport in New Zealand for the next 10 years. NEP would acquire OSB’s six broadcasting trucks, two warehouses and all ancillary equipment as part of the transaction. The deal ran into trouble when the Commerce Commission raised competition concerns. Commerce Commission chair Anna Rawlings said it was now satisfied the acquisition would not substantially weaken competition in any New Zealand market. “After careful consideration, the Commission is satisfied that there is no realistic prospect that OSB would continue to provide ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Pramodya-Wickramasinghe.jpg Pramodya Wickramasinghe Source:Dailynews Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Pramodya Wickramasinghe, is likely to be appointed as the new Chairman of National Cricket Selectors, Daily News reliably learns. Chairman of National Cricket Selectors, Ashantha de Mel on Wednesday, tendered his resignation after Sri Lanka’s defeat against England in the recently concluded Test series in Galle. “Pramodya is the front-runner to replace Ashantha de Mel. Hence, most likely Pramodya will be appointed as the new Chairman of National Cricket Selectors,” the source added further. Source link ...

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To play as a full back in the game of rugby football one should possess special skills and talent especially in kicking and ball handling. Chanka Jayaweera was one of them who played a pivotal role in that position handling the oval shaped ball from his school days upto international level. Chanka’s father was an ex-Army officer and later joined the International Red Cross. He has four siblings – one brother who is a businessman and three sisters who are housewives. His brother Chandana Jayaweera represented Thurstan College in rugby and captained the school in 1984. He later played for CH along with Chanka. Chanka started his school career with Isipathana College from year one . He was residing at Anderson Flats, Park Road, Colombo 5 at the time he joined the school and had the passion for sports from his early age. He had many opportunities to take part ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/105403/eight_col_200710_MANAGED-ISOLATED-FACILITY-12.jpg?1594349708 People wanting to return to New Zealand who are dying, need specialist healthcare or want to be with a terminally ill relative are “appalled” their applications are being assessed by staff without medical qualifications. The Rydges Hotel, which is being used as a managed isolation facility, in Auckland. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook People can apply on compassionate grounds to skip the queue for the border hotels or have their fees waived if they supply required medical information – or in rare cases some are able to isolate in their own homes. The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment said its staff do not need a medical qualification to consider the supporting evidence and make decisions. The team of about 35 has recently considered an application from basketball player Tom Abercrombie’s family to isolate at home because two of his children have special needs, and another from expat Trevor ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Jordan-Margenberg.jpg Jordan Margenberg was huge for Cranbourne Source:Dandenong DDCA TURF 2 AND TURF 3REVIEW – ROUND 9 TURF 2 It’s almost impossible to predict what will happen next. In one of the tightest seasons in recent memory, there is a mere six points separating first from sixth as the race to the finals is only just heating up. Ladder-leading Narre Warren scored a vitally important victory, knocking over Parkfield in a thrilling contest. Two finals fancies, this clash had more significance than usual. It was largely a struggle for the Bandits after being sent in to bat, with the home side posting just 134 from his 45 overs, with Josh Dinger snaring another bundle of wickets, this time 5/31 from 12 overs. But a fighting 50 from the talented Riley Payne gave the home side a fighting chance after he came in at 5/55. The Magpies suddently found themselves 3/20 ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/The-Hambantota-Port.jpg The Hambantota Port, which the Sri Lankan government handed over to China when it couldn’t repay its debt, in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. Source:Theage Colombo: Sri Lanka on Tuesday scrapped a deal to develop a major port terminal with India and Japan amid weeks-long protests by trade unions and opposition parties while India called on its neighbour to honour the agreement. Sri Lanka had previously agreed to develop the strategic East Container Terminal at the Colombo port with India and Japan. Under the deal, India and Japan were to own 49 per cent of the terminal’s shares while Sri Lanka’s Ports Authority would retain the majority stake. But on Tuesday, Sri Lanka’s government declared the East terminal “a wholly-owned container terminal of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority”. The government said it would instead develop the port’s West Container Terminal with investment from India and Japan. The Indian embassy in Colombo said ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/crecket-board-1.jpg Source:Island (rienzietwij@gmail.com) Sri Lankans rise and fall with the performances of our ‘boys’. When Jayasuriya was out of form, we felt it deeply. Every time Aravinda pulled a ball on a good length, our hearts leapt up to our throats. The team recently suffered a painful test series defeat at the hands of a well-prepared and professional England team, and while many will debate the reasons, ranging from personnel to fitness to extracurricular activities to commercial interests; the cricketing aspect will be debated by far more astute observers of the game than myself.  Indeed, during my involvement in the Cricket Board in 1999/2000 as Chairman of Interim Committee, I was never involved in tactical discussions or player selections. These matters were delegated to others who formed part of a ‘team’. I have always been forthright with every one of my colleagues during my time at the cricket board. They ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/73rd-Sri-Lanka-Independence-Day-event-at-Consul-Generals-residence-Sydney-Australia.jpg Donate to eLanka Search eLanka website eLanka Newsletter Signup eLanka Marriage Proposals Best & Less Travel Banner Advertising on eLanka Sri Lankan Events Calendar << Feb 2021 >> M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Akbar.jpg Source:Island From Left -Mr.Mahela Jayawardena – Chairman SSC Cricket,Mr.Dimuth Karunaratne – National Test Cricket Captain,Mr.W.T.Ellawala – President- SSC,Mr.Dasun Shanaka – Captain-SSC Cricket,Mr.Tyeab Akbarally – Managing Director – Akbar Brothers ,Mr.Sanjeewa Jayawardena – Director Sales & Marketing – Akbar Brothers, Mr.Hussain Akbarally – Executive Director – Akbar Brothers ,Mr.Danushka Gunathilaka- Vice Captain – SSC Cricket An ardent supporter of local sports, Akbar Brothers Group of Companies has entered into a three-year partnership with Singhalese Sports Club (SSC), as their principal sponsor from 2021-2023 across all cricket formats.  This is also a great boost to the sports in the country after a very quiet period in sports since March 2020, after the Covid-19 pandemic affected Sri Lanka.   Established in 1899, SSC is the premier cricket club in the country. Over the years they have developed some of the finest cricketers in Sri Lanka, including many Test and ODI captains. Mr. W. T. Ellawala, ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Yakoob-Ali-a.jpg Mohammed Yakoob Ali with the Trophies he won. ( Picture by Upananda Jayasundera-Kandy Sports Spl.corr) Source:Dailynews Mohamed Yakoob Ali, an old boy of St.Anthony’s College, Katugastota started playing rugby when he was nine years old and learnt the basics of the game under the coaching of Mohammed Faizal. Yakoob Ali’s under 13 Coach was Nihal Gunaratne, Under 16 Coach was Tikiri Dissanayake and Under 18 Rugby Coach was Priyantha Gunaratne. His father, Ebrahim Mohammed Ali who captained the St.Anthony’s Rugby team in 1976, joined the Kandy SC under Jadi Dissanayake and two of his other team mates were Irwin Howie and Iswan Omar. Ebrahim Mohammed Ali played for Kandy SC as flanker and prop forward and in later years played for Sri Lanka. Mohamed Yakoob Ali’s coaches at the School Under 20 team were Theo Serafi, Athula Wijewickrema and Priyantha Gunaratne. He was the Vice Captain of the School ...

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