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Sri Lanka political crisis: Big boost for Wickremesinghe, Parliament votes against Rajapaksa govt

January 18, 2021 4:09 pm

The parliament was convened today after the SC's interim order and floor test conducted to determine whether the President appointed Prime Minister Rajapakse has a majority in the 225-member parliament.

BRICS Summit 2016: PM Modi meets Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

October 16, 2016 10:50 am

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted a picture of PM Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena.

England vs Sri Lanka: Openers lead Sri Lanka fightback in third Test

June 10, 2016 11:22 pm

Kaushal Silva made an unbeaten 79 and Dimuth Karunaratne 50 for the touring side after Jonny Bairstow's 167 not out.

Six Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

June 09, 2016 11:07 am

The fishermen, all of whom are from this coastal village, had put out to sea last night, he said.

England's Joe Root wants to convert more fifties into hundreds

June 08, 2016 2:56 pm

England head into the third Test against Sri Lanka with an unassailable 2-0 series lead, and Joe Root said he hoped to target a big score.

Sri Lanka: 1 killed, thousands flee as fire triggers blasts at armoury

June 06, 2016 11:04 am

Sirisena has ordered a probe with the police's Crime Investigation Department carrying out investigations.

Fire and explosion at Sri Lanka army camp kills one, thousands evacuated

June 06, 2016 8:27 am

The fire broke out Sunday night at the Salawa army camp about 22 miles (35 kilometers) east of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests four Indian fishermen

June 05, 2016 10:09 am

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to help release the four Indian fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy earlier on Thursday.

Community to Protect Journalists calls on Sri Lanka to protect its scribes

June 04, 2016 6:02 pm

Following the attack on Journalist Freddy Gamage, the Committee to Protect Journalists has asked Sri Lankan authorities to conduct a proper investigation.

IMF approves $1.5 Billlion Loan for Sri Lanka

June 04, 2016 12:00 pm

The Loan provides an important opportunity to re-set macroeconomic policies, address key vulnerabilities, boost reserves, and support stability and resilience, says IMF deputy managing director and acting chair Zhu Min.


England beat Sri Lanka inside three days after James Anderson bags ten-for

May 22, 2016 12:19 am

James Anderson picks 10 wickets in the match as England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs, inside three days.

Eng vs SL: On Day 2, James Anderson and Stuart Broad swing it England's way

May 21, 2016 12:53 am

After Jonny Bairstow hundred, James Anderson and Stuart Broad wreak havoc to enforce follow-on on Sri Lanka.

Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow bring England back in after Dasun Shanaka's trio on Day 1

May 19, 2016 11:19 pm

Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow shared an unbeaten 88-run stand as England finished Day 1 at 171/5 after rain stopped play at Headingly.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa conclude World T20 campaign with comfortable win

March 29, 2016 12:36 am

South Africa brought curtains on their World Twenty20 campaign with a comfortable eight–wicket win over defending champions Sri Lanka.

England vs Sri Lanka: England hold nerves in last-over thriller

March 27, 2016 12:34 am

England defeated Sri Lanka by 10 runs to clinch victory in a last-over thriller in ICC World T20.

West Indies make it 2/2 with seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka

March 20, 2016 11:55 pm

Before Andre Fletcher's 64-ball 84, Samuel Badree derailed Sri Lanka's innings with a spell of 3/12.

ICC World T20: Tillakaratne Dilshan guides Sri Lanka to six-wicket win over Afghanistan

March 17, 2016 11:59 pm

Sri Lanka, riding high on Dilshan's unbeaten 83, beat Afghanistan by six wickets at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

MS Dhoni, Shahid Afridi, Lasith Malinga: List of cricketers expected to bid goodbye after ICC World T20 2016

March 17, 2016 3:06 pm

Here's a list of players who can bid adieu to the game after the completion of ICC World T20.

ICC World T20: Here's a look at who lifted trophy in the previous editions

March 08, 2016 6:19 pm

Sri Lanka are defending champions at the World T20 starting March 15. They beat India in the previous edition played in 2014.

Ind vs SL: Sri Lanka pacers run riot as India lose first T20I

February 10, 2016 12:52 am

India collapse in front of inexperienced Sri Lanka bowling line-up as visitors chase down 102-run target in 18 overs.


Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

June 18, 2020 2:31 pm

Over one weekend, there was a sudden change in the leadership in Sri Lanka. Here's what happened and how.

Asia Cup T20: Game Changers Sri Lanka

February 23, 2016 1:40 pm

11 fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy

February 11, 2016 5:31 am

Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 11 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended 11 Indian fishermen and their country boats on charges of trespassing into the territorial waters of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Navy said the fishermen were held in the Gulf of Mannar. The Sri Lankan Navy also seized two trawlers.

Indian team looks balanced for the series: Dhoni

February 08, 2016 4:48 pm

Pune, Feb 08 (ANI): After T-20 clean sweep in Australian, India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks confident for the upcoming series with Sri Lanka. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Dhoni said the team looks balanced and settled as of now, but the individuals also have to take on their respective roles. Dhoni added that fortunately the team has been batting till number 8, which at some point acts as an opportunity for the batsman to express himself on the field. Dhoni also said that in the series, they will focus more on the things that they want to achieve, rather than looking too much into the Sri Lankan side.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.