8 Oct

Government ready to hold debate in Parliament on coal tender issue

The Government today expressed willingness to hold a debate in Parliament on the coal tender controversy.Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake requested the debate during Parliament sittings today. Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, responding to the request, said that committees have been appointed to investigate the allegations on the deal.However he said if the opposition wants a debate then the Government is ready to further discuss the allegations through the debate in Parliament. (Colombo Gazette) read more

2 Oct

JaguarsTitans Preview Capsule

JACKSONVILLE (4-8) at TENNESSEE (6-6)THURSDAY, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, NFLN, Prime VideoOPENING LINE — Titans by 4 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — Jacksonville 4-6-2, Tennessee 6-6SERIES RECORD — Titans lead 28-20LAST MEETING — Titans beat Jaguars 9-6, Sept. 16LAST WEEK — Jaguars beat Colts 6-0; Titans beat Jets 26-22AP PRO32 RANKING — Jets No. 26, Titans No. t-16JAGUARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (18), PASS (24)JAGUARS Defence — OVERALL (3), RUSH (16), PASS (10)TITANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (17), PASS (29)TITANS Defence — OVERALL (9), RUSH (t-19), PASS (5)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Titans have won 14 of last 17 at home. … Titans have won three straight vs. Jaguars and five of last six. … Jaguars coming off seventh shutout in franchise history and fourth overall in NFL this season. … Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue has seven sacks in last nine games. … Jacksonville is 1-4 on road this season. … Jaguars QB Cody Kessler completed 75 per cent of passes with 90.6 passer rating and ran for 28 yards last week. Kessler threw for career-high 336 yards and two TDs in only career start vs. Titans on Oct. 16, 2016, with Browns. … Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette ran for 95 yards and two TDs in last game before one-game suspension. Fournette averaging 98.5 yards from scrimmage in two games vs. Titans. … Jaguars LB Telvin Smith had 12 tackles, tackle for loss and forced fumble last week. … CB D.J. Hayden seventh player on Jaguars’ defence with interception this season after pick last week. … Titans allowing 20.4 points per game, sixth fewest in NFL. … Titans QB Marcus Mariota had 12th winning drive last week and eighth since start of 2017 season. … Mariota threw for 282 yards with two TDs and one interception last week. He also had team-high 43 yards rushing. … Titans WR Taywan Taylor had career-high 104 yards receiving vs. Jets. … Titans LB Jayon Brown one of two NFL players with 70 or more tackles and at least six sacks this season. … Fantasy tip: Mariota came off bench to beat Jaguars with his legs in Week 2. Now healthy, he also has speedy Taylor available to attack through air.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more