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India supportive of BRICS cooperation on counter-terrorism

India extended support for the priority areas set out by Brazil, especially the BRICS cooperation on counter-terrorism.

16 Mar 2019 11:11 AM

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

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‘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

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‘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

SLC complain against Muttiah Muralitharan

Sri Lanka cricket board lodged a complaint Monday with the visiting Australia team after their bowling consultant and local legend Muttiah Muralitharan was involved in a bust-up with his former collea

26 Jul 2016 12:10 AM

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother held for ‘fraud’

Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a third time over suspicion of state fund misappropriation when he was economic development min

19 Jul 2016 6:33 AM

Australia bring Muralitharan on board ahead of Sri Lanka series

Former Sri Lankan spinner will work as spin bowling consultant for Steve Smith-led unit.

15 Jul 2016 4:12 PM

Australia look to reverse Asia failures

Angelo Mathews (left) and Steven Smith pose with the Warne-Murali Trophy in Colombo. (Photo: AP)

15 Jul 2016 12:17 AM

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Muttiah Muralitharan appointed Australia consultant for Sri Lanka series

Ahead of their three-match Test series against hosts Sri Lanka, Australia skipper Steve Smith has confirmed the appointment of legendary Muttiah Muralitharan as a consultant to work with the young spi

15 Jul 2016 12:15 AM

Sri Lanka to claim compensation for Perera’s steroid ruling

Sri Lanka Cricket is set to claim compensation from Wada for batsman Kusal Janith Perera following his wrong conviction for the use of a banned steroid.

07 Jul 2016 2:59 AM

Sri Lanka says it will create court to probe war abuses

Some 40,000 civilians reportedly died in the final months of fighting between government soldiers and separatist rebels.

06 Jul 2016 4:09 PM

Maldives minister quits amid family power dispute

The Maldives’ foreign minister has resigned amid reports of a family power dispute between the President, who is her uncle, and her father, who previously ruled the country for 30 years.

06 Jul 2016 3:02 AM

Neighbours must gain from India’s growth: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at Joint dedication of renovated stadium in Jaffna, Sri Lanka through video conferencing in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

19 Jun 2016 6:13 AM

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