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Sri Lankan police exhume body of slain editor

The Sri Lankan police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor as part of an investigation into his murder, widely blamed on the regime of former strongman Presid

27 Sep 2016 11:52 PM

Tillakaratne Dilshan heads into the sunset as contented man

Moving up to open the innings for Sri Lanka changed his career but it was a decision he should have taken two years earlier, Tillakaratne Dilshan said after retiring from international cricket followi

11 Sep 2016 12:55 AM

Sri Lanka aim to give Dilshan fitting farewell

Sri Lanka will be going out in search of a series-levelling win in the second and final Twenty20 international against Australia at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday after the crushing Glenn Ma

09 Sep 2016 12:27 AM

Had no support as captain: Tillakaratne Dilshan

Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan, who has just retired from ODI cricket, suggested he did not have enough support from his team-mates during his 10-month stint as captain and was “hurt” by the manner

29 Aug 2016 11:51 PM

‘Sledge King’ wants to remain calm

David Warner will lead Australia in the remaining three ODIs. (Photo: AP)

28 Aug 2016 1:52 AM

Arjuna Ranatunga bemoans Sri Lanka’s reliance on spin

Sri Lanka’s heavy reliance on its spin bowlers threatens to undermine their chances at the next cricket World Cup on the faster pitches of England, according to former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga.

27 Aug 2016 2:06 AM

Tillakaratne Dilshan to retire after Australia series

Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia, the swashbuckling opener announced on Thursday.

26 Aug 2016 6:42 AM

All-round heroics help Sri Lanka to big win

Australia’s James Faulkner claimed his maiden hat-trick but could not deny Sri Lanka a series-levelling 82-run victory in the second one-day international on Wednesday.

25 Aug 2016 5:50 AM

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Australia seize lead after twin tons

Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh hit centuries but Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath picked up six wickets to restrict Australia’s first-innings lead to 24 runs on the third day of the third and final Test

16 Aug 2016 2:25 AM

‘Batsmen need to be better at decision-making’

After Australia’s defeat to Sri Lanka in Kandy, head coach Darren Lehmann opted to train his eyes on the positives ahead of the second Test against in Galle.

02 Aug 2016 12:21 AM