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India start Asian Games hockey against Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Aug 31 : The Indian men's hockey team will take on Sri Lanka Sep 21 while the women will clash against Thailand Sep 22 in their opening matches of the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 3.
Tamil party agrees to resume talks with Sri Lanka government
Colombo, Aug 29 : Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has announced it is willing to restart talks with the government after a lapse of nearly three years to find a political solution to a dragging ethnic issue after a three-decade civil war ended in 2009, an official said here Friday.
Allrounder Perera helps Sri Lanka to beat Pakistan in second ODI
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Aug. 27 : Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one day international between the two sides on Tuesday, thanks to an all-round performance by Thisara Perera, who first smashed 65 off 36 balls and then grabbed three wickets.
Divided Sri Lanka haunts a man at the wheels (Book Review)
By M.R. Narayan Swamy: Title- Noon Tide Toll; Author- Romesh Gunesekera; Publisher- Penguin Books- Pages: 237; Price- Rs.299
Pakistan's Air Force chief visits Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 27 : Pakistan Air Force chief Tahir Rafique Butt arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday on a three-day visit at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke.
Tamil Nadu fishermen issue must be remedied politically: SC
New Delhi, Aug 26 : The Supreme Court Tuesday said the issues affecting the Tamil Nadu fishermen including the release of those languishing in Sri Lankan jails could be resolved only through political and diplomatic channels as it has no jurisdiction to issue direction to a foreign government.
Sri Lankan arrested in New Zealand
Wellington, Aug 26 : New Zealand police Tuesday arrested a Sri Lankan national who has been wanted in connection with the murder of a woman in Switzerland 14 years ago.
ICC to follow same protocol as Senanayake, Williamson for Ajmal's ...
Karachi, Aug 25 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday said that the same testing protocol would be used for Pakistan ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, that were earlier used for the testing of Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake and New Zealand's Kane Williamson.
Healy's son Tom in Australia U-19 touring party for Sri Lanka
Melbourne, Aug 25 : Former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy's son Tom, also a wicketkeeper-batsman, has been included in the 15-member Australian U-19 squad to tour Sri Lanka next month, Cricket Australia's (CA) Youth Selection Panel announced here Monday.
Australia U-19 to tour Sri Lanka next month
Melbourne, Aug 25 : Cricket Australia's (CA) Youth Selection Panel Monday announced a 15-player Australian U-19 squad to tour Sri Lanka next month.
PM for political solution to address aspirations of Tamil community
New Delhi, Aug. 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need for a political solution that addresses the aspirations of the Tamil community for equality, dignity, justice and self respect within the framework of a united Sri Lanka.
Pak beat Lanka by four wickets in first ODI
Colombo, Aug 23 : All-rounders Fawad Alam and Shoaib Maqsood kept Pakistan going steady after a fall of five wickets to steer their side to victory against Sri Lanka by four wickets and one ball remaining in the first ODI.
Pak lose five early wickets chasing Lanka's 275 in first ODI
Colombo, Aug 23 : Pakistan struggle in their first ODI against the Sri Lankan bowlers while chasing the hosts' 275 with just five wickets remaining at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.
Lankan military briefs international panel on domestic war crimes ...
Colombo, Aug.23 : Sri Lanka's top security forces commanders have reportedly briefed the chairman of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) appointed to advise a presidential commission inquiring into alleged atrocities committed during the 25 year-long civil war between government troops and the ...
Misbah says Pak-Lanka ODI series 'good chance to assess themselves' ...
Karachi, Aug 23 : With Pakistan and Sri Lanka heading into a three-match ODI series on Saturday, the tourists skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that this is a good chance to assess themselves since the World Cup is not too far away.
Sri Lanka, Pakistan 2nd ODI shifted to Hambantota
Colombo, Aug 23 : The second One-Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was Saturday moved up to Aug 26 and the venue shifted to Hambantota after heavy rainfall here left the Premadasa Stadium waterlogged.
Ensure justice for Tamils, Modi tells Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Aug 23 : In a clear sign that India has not washed its hands off Sri Lankan affairs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday urged Colombo to ensure "justice and self-respect" to its Tamil minority.
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 ...