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Lanka have pace, need swing: Wasim Akram
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.2 :Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram, who has recently been roped in as Sri Lanka's bowling consultant, has insisted that although the Angelo Mathews-led side did not lack in raw pace, there is a need to develop the ability to swing the ball.
Indian eves thrash Lanka to storm into Asia Cup final
Bangkok, Dec 1 : Riding on a fine half-century from Mithali Raj and Ekta Bisht's 3-8, the Indian women's cricket team reached the 2016 ACC Women's Asia Cup T20 International final by thrashing Sri Lanka by 52 runs at the AIT Cricket Ground here on Thursday.
Mathews, Chandimal declare themselves fit for Proteas tour
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Dec. 1 : Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews and his deputy Dinesh Chandimal have declared themselves fit for the upcoming tour to South Africa that begins in mid-December.
Mithali Raj helps India enter Women's T20 Asia Cup final
Bangkok [Thailand], Dec. 1 : Mithali Raj continued her rich vein of form to help India storm into the finals of the Women's Asia Cup T20 by defeating Sri Lanka by 52 runs at the AIT Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Akram to train Lanka's pacers for Proteas tour
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.1 (ANI): Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram has been roped in as Sri Lanka's mentor for next month's gruelling tour of South Africa.
Sri Lankan carrier begins flights to Maldive island
Colombo, Dec 1 : The SriLankan Airlines on Thursday began direct flights to Gan Island in the Maldives, becoming the only airline to operate international flights to the Gan International Airport.
Zimbabwe pacer Vitori reported for suspect action
Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Nov 30 : Zimbabwe cricketer Brian Vitori will need to get his bowling action tested within a fortnight after being reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the final of the tri-series against Sri Lanka here.
Amnesty for armed forces deserters in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Nov 30 : Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced a one-month amnesty to soldiers who have deserted the armed forces.
Thousands suffer as doctors go on strike in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Nov 30 : Medical services in Sri Lanka came to a standstill and thousands suffered as doctors went on strike in the island nation on Wednesday against certain proposals in the country's budget for next year.
Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori's bowling action again comes under scanner
Bulawayo [Zimbabwe], Nov.30 : Zimbabwe left-arm seamer Brian Vitori has been reported of suspect bowling action during his side's six-wicket defeat in the tri-series final against Sri Lanka at the Queens Sports Club here on Sunday.
Sri Lanka arrests former LTTE leader for corruption
Colombo, Nov 29 : Sri Lankan investigators on Tuesday arrested a former Tamil Tiger leader over allegations of fraud and corruption during the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa administration.
Indo-Pakistan ties to be discussed in meeting for Asian cricket
Karachi, Nov 27 : Cricket authorities of India and Pakistan are set to meet on December 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for discussions on the future of holding bilateral series in the backdrop of the sterile relations between the two neighbours.
BCCI, PCB officials to meet in December to discuss strained bilateral ...
Karachi [Pakistan], Nov. 27 : The cricket officials of India and Pakistan's cricket authorities will be holding an important meeting on December 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka to discuss the strained and suspended bilateral cricket ties between the two nations.
Post tri-series disaster, Windies skipper calls for introspection
Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov. 26 : After the West Indies failed to make it to the final of the ongoing tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, skipper Jason Holder believes that each member of the team needs to introspect as to what went wrong in Zimbabwe.
Lankan Navy damage GPS, nets of Indian fishermen
Pamban [India], Nov. 25 : The Sri Lankan Navy damaged the nets, GPS and other equipment of Indian fishermen near Katchatheevu, an uninhabited island administered by the island nation, earlier today.
Sri Lankan court orders arrest of UK-based editor
Colombo, Nov 25 : A Sri Lankan court on Friday issued an international arrest warrant against a journalist based in the UK on charges of contempt of court.
Sri Lanka seizes cocaine worth millions of dollars
Colombo, Nov 24 : Sri Lanka's custom officials on Thursday seized a large haul of cocaine valued at $13.8 million in the international market.
Parthiv Patel to replace Wriddhiman Saha in Mohali Test
New Delhi [India], Nov. 23 (ANI): Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel, who last appeared in Test matches in 2008 against Sri Lanka, will replace injured Wriddhiman Saha in the third Test of the ongoing five-match series against England to be played in Mohali commencing November 26.
Sri Lanka sees no threat from Indian nuclear power plants
Colombo, Nov 22 : Sri Lanka sees no threat from nuclear power plants in India, a Minister said on Tuesday.
Lankan pacer Lakmal penalised for breaching ICC Code
Dubai, Nov 22 : Sri Lanka medium pacer Suranga Lakmal was on Tuesday fined 50 percent of his match fee for breaching International Cricket Council's (ICC) Code of Conduct during his sides match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.
Suranga Lakmal fined for throwing at Chibhabha's direction
Dubai [UAE], Nov. 22 : Sri Lankan fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for an incident involving Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha during the Monday match of the ongoing tri-series which was whitewashed in Bulawayo.
Sri Lanka eyeing LNG from Qatar to fuel power plants
Colombo, Nov 21 : Sri Lanka has voiced keenness on importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar, the world's biggest exporter of LNG, as part of the government policy to shift to clean energy.
Sri Lanka cops arrest four foreign nationals with heroin worth Rs. 20 ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Nov. 20 : Four foreign nationals, three Maldivians and a Pakistani, were arrested in Mount Lavinia by Sri Lanka's Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) for the possession of two kilograms of heroin worth Rs. 20 million during a raid conducted early this morning.
MCSL objects to Justice Minister's statement on Muslim community
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Nov. 20 : The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) has objected to the statement made by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe in Parliament regarding the Muslim community.
Golfer Perera hopes to secure Asian Tour card at Panasonic Open
New Delhi, Nov 19 : After an underwhelming season, Sri Lankas golfer Mithun Perera hopes to win the $400,000 Panasonic Open India which gets underway from December 1 to 4 to secure his Asian Tour card.
Jayawardene appointed Mumbai Indians' head coach
New Delhi, Nov 18 : Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene was on Friday appointed the head coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI).
Ex-Sri Lankan diplomat arrested for corruption
Colombo, Nov 18 : Sri Lanka's former ambassador to the US, Jaliya Wickramasuriya, was arrested on Friday for suspected misuse of state funds under the previous government.
Sri Lankan judicial officials too stand in queue for currency
Bhopal, Nov 17 : The cash-crunch facing a majority of Indians since November 8 did not spare even Sri Lankan judicial officers, who had to stand in a bank queue here to get their old currency exchanged.
India looks forward to early settlement of fishermen row with Lanka
New Delhi [India], Nov. 17 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said India is looking forward to an early meeting with the Sri Lankan Government to address the fishermen issue and added that this matter would be resolved at the earliest.
Sri Lanka aims to be HIV free by 2030
Colombo, Nov 17 : Sri Lanka is making timely interventions in its efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday.