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Hat-Trick hero Thushara secures series win for SL

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In a thrilling T20 encounter, Sri Lanka clinched the series against Bangladesh with a 2-1 victory, highlighted by fast bowler Nuwan Thushara’s sensational hat-trick. 

Thushara, in only his seventh match, delivered a dynamic over that dismantled the Bangladeshi batting lineup and set the tone for Sri Lanka’s triumph.

Bowling the fourth over with Bangladesh at 15 for 1, Thushara showcased his prowess. His second ball shattered the stumps of Najmul Shanto, followed by a bulls-eye delivery that uprooted Towhid Hridoy’s off stump. 

The climax of his fiery over was a perfectly aimed ball into the pads of the usually reliable Mohamudullah, resulting in a leg-before dismissal and a memorable hat-trick.

With Bangladesh reeling at 15 runs for the loss of four wickets, Thushara continued his onslaught, securing his fourth wicket by dismissing Soumya Sarkar for 11. 

This stellar performance left Bangladesh with little hope of chasing down the 174-target, ultimately leading to Sri Lanka’s series victory.

Thushara, who replaced the injured Matheesha Pathirana, emerged as the unexpected hero for Sri Lanka, rescuing the team with his exceptional bowling performance. 

Kusal Mendis earlier played a crucial role with the bat, smashing 86 runs in 55 balls, contributing significantly to Sri Lanka’s total of 173 for 7 in 20 overs. 

The win was crucial for Sri Lanka, as they needed to secure the victory in the deciding match after Bangladesh leveled the series at 1-1.

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Election Commission invites tenders for election stationery

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The Election Commission has announced a call for tenders to procure essential stationery, including indelible ink, for the upcoming election. 

The required items include photocopy and printing paper, printed and data-printed envelopes, pens, pencils, carbon paper, staplers and stapler pins, calculators, and other necessary supplies for the election process. 

Tenders will be opened on August 2nd under the national competitive bidding process.

Meanwhile, Deputy Postmaster General Rajitha Ranasinghe stated that preparations for the Presidential Election are ongoing despite a staff shortage. 

He confirmed that 8000 mail delivery staff will be deployed for relevant tasks. 

However, the Election Commission and relevant authorities have been informed about the staffing issue.

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Sri Lanka announces squad for home series against India

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Sports Minister Harin Fernando has approved the 16-member squad for Sri Lanka’s upcoming home series against India, with Charith Asalanka named as the Captain.

The squad includes notable players such as Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, and Chamindu Wickremesinghe.

India’s tour of Sri Lanka will feature a three-match T20I series followed by a three-match ODI series.

**Sri Lanka’s 16-member squad:**

1. Charith Asalanka – Captain
2. Pathum Nissanka
3. Kusal Janith Perera
4. Kamindu Mendis
5. Dasun Shanaka
6. Wanindu Hasaranga
7. Mahesh Theekshana
8. Matheesha Pathirana
9. Nuwan Thushara
10. Dunith Wellalage
11. Dushmantha Chameera
12. Binura Fernando
13. Dinesh Chandimal
14. Avishka Fernando
15. Chamindu Wickremesinghe

ODI Series at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
– August 2
– August 4
– August 7

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Hospital to be established at Somawathiya Raja Maha Viharaya

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The Health Ministry has announced plans to construct a peripheral hospital within the Somawathiya Raja Maha Viharaya premises to serve the large number of devotees and nearby communities.

A special discussion on this initiative was recently held at the temple, led by the Chief Incumbent, Ven. Pahamune Sri Sumangala Thera. 

The Chief Incumbent highlighted the temple’s significant daily visitor count of around 1,000 devotees, which swells to over 50,000 on Poya days and exceeds 100,000 during Poson and Esala Poya days. 

Currently, devotees who fall ill are transported to Polonnaruwa Hospital, a process that will be significantly eased with the new hospital.

Under the Health Ministry’s directives, two ambulances from Polonnaruwa General Hospital have been stationed at the temple to assist sick devotees. 

The new hospital will provide much-needed relief to the local villages of Sungawila, Katuwanwala, Galkanda, and Kandakadu.

Health Secretary Dr. Palitha Mahipala outlined the facilities of the new hospital, which will include an outpatient department, an emergency treatment unit, male and female wards, and residential quarters for doctors and health staff. 

This hospital will function as an affiliate of Polonnaruwa General Hospital, with staff being deployed from the main hospital.

A special Cabinet paper for the hospital’s construction is set to be presented, with an allocation of Rs.100 million for the project this year.

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