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Sri Lanka must ensure justice for Tamils: Modi
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged Sri Lanka to ensure "equality, dignity, justice and self-respect" for its Tamil minority.
Tamils in Sri Lanka must get dignity, justice: India
New Delhi, Aug 22 : India said Friday that Sri Lanka's Tamil community must enjoy "dignity, justice and self-respect" within the united island nation.
Study finds no significant increase in public facilities for refugees ...
Colombo, Aug 22 : Five years after the end of the1983-2009 civil war in Sri Lanka, thousands of Sri Lankans remain refugees despite satellite-image analysis showing new housing-like structures and development in a military zone in the northern part of the country.
Sarfaraz Ahmed determined to play across all three formats for Pak
Karachi, Aug 21 : Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed is determined to play across all three formats of cricket after he experienced a splendid Test series against Sri Lanka to finish as the highest scorer for his team there.
Peace? Sri Lanka is still at war -- within (Book Review)
By M.R. Narayan Swamy, Title: This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War; Author: Samanth Subramanian; Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (Penguin); Pages: 320; Price: Rs.499.
UN Human Rights chief says will continue probe into Sri Lanka war ...
London, Aug 20 : Despite Sri Lanka's refusal to grant visas to the United Nations (UN) team investigating into alleged war crimes in the country, the organization said it will continue its probe into the matter.
New PCB chief stresses on 'consistency, ' rules out major rejig in ...
Karachi, Aug 20 : Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) newly elected chief has ruled out any major changes in the cricket team and has also backed Captain Misbahul Haq despite a dismal performance by the Pakistan team in the Test Series in Sri Lanka.
'Kaththi' gets flak from Tamil fringe groups
Chennai, Aug 20 : As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" alleging that its co-producer A. Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.
Newly elected PCB chief says Pak losing Test series against Lanka is ...
Karachi, Aug 19 : Newly elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar M. Khan has said that he does not think that Pakistan losing the Test series against Sri Lanka is a disaster.
Jayawardene aims to guide Lanka to Cricket WC glory next year
Johannesburg, Aug 19 : Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene retired from Test cricket on Monday vowing to devote his energies towards helping his side win another 50-over World Cup next year in Australia and New Zealand.
Sri Lanka criticises international pressure on human rights
Colombo, Aug 19 : Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris Tuesday said that international pressure to probe allegations of human rights violations is harmful for the country.
Jayawardene retires in 15th position
Dubai, Aug 19 : Sri Lankan cricketing great Mahela Jayawardene has signed off his illustrious Test career at 15th position in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen released Tuesday.
India makes request to Malaysia seeking info on ISI's SL spy
Colombo, Aug 18 : India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made a request to Malaysian authorities seeking details of a Sri Lankan national, who, post his arrest, revealed that Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was plotting to attack the United States Consulate in Chennai and the ...
Sri Lanka begins exhumation of wartime mass grave
Colombo, Aug 18 : The exhumation of human remains of more than 100 Muslims slaughtered and allegedly buried by the LTTE in a mass grave at Kurukkalmadam beach in Sri Lanka's Batticaloa district has reportedly begun.
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 105 runs, give Jayawardene perfect ...
Colombo, Aug.18 : Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene received a perfect send-off from international cricket, when his team mates trounced Pakistan in the second and final Test match of the series by 105 runs in Colombo on Monday.
Lanka beat Pak by 105 runs in second Test to win series
Colombo, Aug 18 : Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene got a fitting farewell from Test cricket as his side won the two-match series against Pakistan.
Would be hard to play without Mahela Jayawardene: Kumar Sangakkara
Colombo, Aug 18 : Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has said it would be difficult to fill the shoes of Mahela Jayawardene, who ended his 17-year-long Test career here Sunday.
Cook reveals wife convinced him to stay on as captain
London, Aug 18 : With the series won 3-1, that too convincingly, England captain Alastair Cook paid rich tribute to his wife Alice for persuading him to stay on as the skipper during the tough times against Sri Lanka and India.
Day Four: Pak trail Lanka by 144 with three wickets remaining in ...
Colombo, Aug 17 : Sri Lanka managed to score 282 all out in their second innings and lead Pakistan by 144 runs at the end of day four of the second Test at Senhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
Chennai protesters demand boycott of Sri Lanka Defence meet by India
Chennai, Aug 17 : Workers of Chennai's Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) party today staged a protest demanding that India should boycott the Defence meet scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka between August 18 and August 20.
Harbhajan, Laxman call Jayawardene legend
New Delhi, Aug 17 : Cricketers, both former as well as current, took to social media to hail retiring Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene as a legend.
Jayawardene scores 54 in last Test innings
Colombo, Aug 17 : Sri Lankan cricket legend Mahela Jayawardene scored a fine 54 runs in what was his last Test knock at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Sunday.
Pak trail Lanka by 177 at end of day 3 of second Test
Colombo, Aug 16 : Sri Lanka dismissed Pakistan's batting line up on day three of the second Test and piled up a 177 run lead over the tourists for the loss of two wickets after they went in to bat at the end of the first innings.
Sharjeel Khan aiming to perform well against Lanka as squad leaves ...
Karachi, Aug 16 : Pakistani opener Sharjeel Khan revealed that he is looking forward to performing well against Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series, as the squad departed on Friday for the Jinnah International Airport.
Pak trail Lanka by 76 with four wickets remaining at end of day two ...
Colombo, Aug 15 : Pakistan put up a fine batting display while chasing Sri Lanka's 320 all out and trail the hosts by 76 runs at the end of day two with four wickets remaining in the first innings of the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
Madugalle first ICC match referee to reach 150-Test landmark
Dubai, Aug.15 : Former Sri Lanka captain and ICC Chief Match Referee Ranjan Madugalle became the first member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees to reach the 150-mark in Tests when he took the field to officiate in the fifth and final Test between England and India on Friday at The ...
Pakistan team management yet to review video clips of Ajmal's ...
Karachi, Aug 14 : Video clips of deliveries of off-spinner Saeed Ajmal are yet to be reviewed by the Pakistan team management as the ICC reported him for a suspect bowling action after the first Test of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Mathews says cricketers like Jayawardene come around 'rarely'
Johannesburg, Aug 14 : Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around very rarely and younger players in the team have a lot to learn from his fighting attitude.
Pak pacers restrict Lankans to 261 for 8 in Colombo Test
Colombo, Aug.14 : Sri Lanka scored 261 for the loss of eight wickets against Pakistan on Day One of the second Test being played at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground here.
Sri Lanka dismisses UN criticism on asylum seekers
Colombo, Aug 14 : Sri Lanka Thursday defended its deportation of asylum seekers from Pakistan and Afghanistan despite UN's appeal to Colombo to respect international conventions.