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In Cricket
August 18, 2017 10:48 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan players are not allowed to eat biscuits in the dressing room, according to the team manager, Asanka Gurusinha. Speaking exclusively from Sri Lanka on the rumor that the manager had a fight with the players on this issue and they broke the crockery in protest, the manager said, “our physio ...
In Cricket
August 18, 2017 5:21 am gmt |
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Rohit Sharma has never officially been a part of the Indian team’s leadership group, not even in limited-overs cricket, where he has established himself with consistent performances. Now, after ten years in international cricket, Rohit has been named the vice-captain of the Indian team for their five...
In Srilanka
August 18, 2017 5:07 am gmt |
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The Government today condemned the suspected terrorist attack in Barcelona in which at least 13 people were killed and nearly 100 injured. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne extended condolences to those affected on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government. “The Government of Sri Lanka condem...
In Cricket
August 17, 2017 4:33 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming five-match ODI series against India. With Asela Gunaratne yet to recover from the thumb injury he sustained during the first Test, the selectors have recalled allrounders Thisara Perera and Milinda Siriwardana for the five-mat...
In Srilanka
August 15, 2017 11:02 am gmt |
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The Monetary Board of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank has decided to suspend the business activities of a Primary Dealer of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC (PABC) from today for a period of six months. The Central Bank in a statement released said the PABC will be suspended with effect from 10.00 a.m...
In Cricket
August 15, 2017 8:43 am gmt |
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There have been past instances of Test matches getting over inside three days in bowler-friendly conditions. But the Sri Lankan team’s defeat in two-and-a-half days at the Pallekele International Stadium on Monday will be hard to digest for its cricket fraternity as it was owing to rank-bad cricket. ...
In Srilanka
August 13, 2017 6:47 am gmt |
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The tsunami warning alert issued to the coastal areas of Sri Lanka this morning, following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, has been withdrawn, the National Tsunami Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology said. It said there was no tsunami thre...
In Sports
August 13, 2017 5:16 am gmt |
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Indian batsmen on Saturday (August 12) continued their pristine form in the series and piled on runs on the first day of the third test match against Sri Lanka, with opener Shikhar Dhawan smashing his sixth hundred. After winning the toss and opting to bat, India captain Virat Kohli could not have as...
In Colombo
August 12, 2017 5:30 am gmt |
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A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Colombo on Wednesday, August 9 to further strengthen ties between the governments and people of Sri Lanka and the United States. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, Chairman of the House Appro...
In Colombo
August 10, 2017 12:21 pm gmt |
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   Sri Lanka’s Speaker Karu Jayasuriya adjourned the Parliament this morning after the joint opposition protested inside the House over an issue of Samurdhi payment. The Parliament session was suspended at around 11:30 am. Joint opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena questioned why the Samurdhi ...
In Srilanka
August 9, 2017 9:16 am gmt |
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Demanding to resettle in their own place, the people belong to Iranaitivu involved in a demonstration rally in Colombo. The rally started at the fort railway station and moved towards president secretariat. The lands,of the Iranai madu people, now owned by the Sri Lankan army. They request the govern...
In Sports
August 9, 2017 5:28 am gmt |
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Key bowler Rangana Herath has joined Sri Lanka’s growing injury list ahead of the start of the third and final Test against India starting Thursday (tomorrow), in a blow to their hopes of a consolation win. The 39-year-old spinner, Sri Lanka’s number one and the world number three in Tests behind Ind...
In Srilanka
August 9, 2017 4:44 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) hierarchy will meet President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Today (9) to discuss the security situation in the North. Jaffna District Parliamentarian……and Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Leader Mavai Senathirajah said the ...
In Srilanka
August 8, 2017 12:32 pm gmt |
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Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command and Sir Lanka Coast Guard, whilst on routine patrol, arrested 49 Indian fishermen and impounded 12 fishing trawlers for trespassing into Sri Lankan territorial waters and engaging in illegal fishing last night (07, August) and this morning. Two...
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August 8, 2017 9:24 am gmt |
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Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed as the Head of Fast Bowling for Sri Lanka Cricket. Ratnayake will replace Chaminda Vaas who was appointed before the current Indian series following Champaka Ramanayake’s resignation as Sri Lanka’s fast bowling coach. Ramanayake has taken up a two-year contract wit...
In Srilanka
August 7, 2017 12:23 pm gmt |
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The Australian Government today confirmed that 13 illegal maritime arrivals (IMAs) were returned to Sri Lanka on Friday. The individuals returned were not intercepted on a recent illegal maritime venture, the Australian High Commission in Colombo said. These non-citizens have been found not to engage...
In Srilanka
August 7, 2017 10:23 am gmt |
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The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, on Saturday assured Sri Lankans that China will never use Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean for its strategic and security needs, News in Asia reported. Speaking at the reception to the Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace at the Co...
In Srilanka
August 7, 2017 9:13 am gmt |
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Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran stated on an event in Valveddithurai, yesterday that the recent activities of the present youth generation are painful. He added that the funds which provided from the abroad are the big cause for it. The students from the Northern Province were very talented in educati...
In Sports
August 7, 2017 4:48 am gmt |
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Test captain Dinesh Chandimal admitted that Sri Lanka lost the second Test to India at the SSC because of their poor batting display in the first innings. Replying to India’s massive first innings of 622-9 declared, Sri Lanka was shot out for 183 and although they came up with a fighting batting disp...