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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cricket postpones series against Ireland

Under the original schedule, Ireland was scheduled to play one Test against Sri Lanka from February 8-12, 2020 during the proposed tour.

18 Dec 2019 7:45 PM

Lanka firmly committed to SAARC, says Gotabaya Rajapaksa

SAARC is regional intergovernmental organisation and geopolitical union of states in South Asia, including, India and Pakistan.

09 Dec 2019 3:03 PM

Sri Lanka overhauls cricket coaching team with Mickey Arthur appointment

Sri Lanka Cricket's secretary Mohan de Silva said the country had been without a proper coach since the early World Cup exit.

05 Dec 2019 6:53 PM

Mickey Arthur to be next Sri Lanka coach, Grant Flower in for support staff's role

According to a report in 'ESPNCricinfo', Flower will be batting coach for the limited-overs format, while Sekar will be bowling coach.

04 Dec 2019 11:45 AM

Invest in Sri Lanka to keep China at bay, says Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka has traditionally been allied to India but became close to China, securing about USD 7 billion in loans and investment.

02 Dec 2019 12:37 PM

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Sri Lanka cricket names full strength squad for Test series vs Pakistan

The series would be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC) and 120 points will be up for grabs.

29 Nov 2019 3:14 PM

Top detective, who probed officials under Mahinda's rule, flees Lanka after ‘threats’

Inspector Nishantha Silva has sought asylum in Switzerland, according to media reports.

26 Nov 2019 2:06 PM

Sri Lanka won’t do anything that will harm India’s interests: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a 'neutral country' and work with all the countries.

26 Nov 2019 9:15 AM

Lankan court drops corruption charges against Gotabhaya, orders lifting travel ban

Gotabhaya will embark on his first foreign tour with a visit to India on November 29 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

21 Nov 2019 2:37 PM

Credited with ending civil war, Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn-in as Lanka Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe stepped down as prime minister earlier Thursday to clear the way for the president to form his government.

21 Nov 2019 2:16 PM

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Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn as PM today

Leaders of the parties that backed Gotabaya during the presidential polls will be given preference in the Cabinet.

21 Nov 2019 10:32 AM

Brothers to run Lanka: Prez Rajapaksa names elder brother Mahinda as PM

Mahinda, the current main opposition leader, will assume duties soon after incumbent Wickremesinghe steps down formally on Thursday.

20 Nov 2019 7:38 PM

Lasith Malinga takes u-turn on retirement, says wants to continue for 2 more years

Malinga, in March, had stated that he wanted to retire after the Twenty20 World Cup scheduled in October-November in Australia next year.

20 Nov 2019 12:24 PM

Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take oath as Sri Lankan President on Monday

Rajapaksa, 70, defeated Sajith Premadasa, 52, by more than 13 lakh votes, the election commission announced on Sunday.

18 Nov 2019 11:02 AM

Premadasa concedes Sri Lanka presidential poll to Rajapaksa

The election is the first popularity test of the UNP-led government since the April 21 suicide bomb attacks that killed at least 269 people.

17 Nov 2019 10:20 AM

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Gunmen fire on buses carrying Sri Lanka voters hours before polling, no casualties

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but a police official said the attackers had burnt tyres on the road.

16 Nov 2019 8:31 AM

In 1st polls since Easter attacks, Sri Lankans up for tomorrow's showdown

Nearly 16 million people are eligible to vote for the president from among a record 35 candidates.

15 Nov 2019 1:07 PM

Anger in Lanka as President pardons death-row killer who shattered Swedish teen’s skull into 64

Sirisena, who is stepping down after Saturday's presidential election, announced last month he was considering to grant Jayamaha a pardon.

10 Nov 2019 12:51 PM

Sri Lanka economy slowly recovering from Easter attacks: IMF

Furusawa's comments coincided with the latest tranche of a USD 1.5 billion IMF bailout package for Sri Lanka first approved in 2016.

02 Nov 2019 3:09 PM

Lanka ruling party presidential candidate Premadasa assures devolution of power

SL had a Senate which was abolished in 1971 before the formulation of the 1972 Constitution whereby Sri Lanka left the British sovereign.

31 Oct 2019 7:40 PM

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