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Mehedi Hasan's inclusion for Lanka ODIs was my decision: BCB president
Colombo [Sri Lanka] Mar.26 : Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan has revealed that it was his decision to choose Mehedi Hasan for the ongoing four-match series against Sri Lanka.

Rajini cancels Lanka visit: True nature of 'Tamil Nadu' politicians ...
New Delhi , Mar. 26 : After superstar Rajinikanth called off his proposed visit to Sri Lanka after facing opposition from Tamil fringe groups, Lankan politician Namal Rajapaksa, who happens to be the son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, has expressed his displeasure towards the entire ...

Rajinikanth cancels his trip to Sri Lanka
Chennai, Mar 25 : Southern superstar Rajinikanth cancelled his trip to Sri Lanka where he was about to give away some homes for Tamils who were displaced, subjected to the requests of various Tamil parties, on Saturday, according to media reports.

BJP dubs Rajinikant 'coward' while Congress backs him
New Delhi , Mar.25 : Hitting out at Rajinikanth, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday dubbed the former as a 'coward' for cancelling his proposed visit to Sri Lanka while Congress backed the actor.

Russian PM commits to provide benefits of bilateral ties to Lanka
Moscow [Russia], Mar. 25 : Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during his meeting with visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisenav assured that Moscow will provide more benefits of bilateral economic relations to Colombo.

Rajinikanth cancels Lanka visit following opposition from pro-Tamil ...
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar.25, ANI: After facing opposition from Tamil fringe groups, superstar Rajinikanth has called off his proposed visit to Sri Lanka to inaugurate a housing scheme in Jaffna.

BJP supports Rajinikanth's decision to visit Sri Lanka, says ...
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : Supporting superstar Rajinikanth's decision to take part in a charity event in Sri Lanka's Jaffna, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said rather than condemning this act, the anti- national elements should take part in this initiative.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz drafted in Bangladesh ODI Squad
Dhaka, Mar 23 : Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been included in the Bangladesh ODI Squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz drafted in Bangladesh ODI Squad
Dhaka, Mar 23 : Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been included in the Bangladesh ODI Squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Drugs worth Rs. 64 lakh recovered from Lankan national
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Mar. 23 : The Air Intelligence Unit officers on Thursday recovered drugs worth Rs. 64 lakh from a Sri Lankan national.

'Injured' Perera ruled out of first two B'desh ODIs
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar.23 : Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the first two ODIs of the four-match series against Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury.

Vital for Sri Lanka to send message that 'impunity is no longer ...
New York, Mar 23 : Presenting an oral update on the rights situation in Sri Lanka, the top United Nations human rights official said that a general lack of trust in the impartiality of the justice system in the country regarding past violations and continuing "unwillingness or inability" to ...

Lankan President leaves for Russia to boost ties
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 22 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena left on a three-day official visit to Russia beginning today on the invitation extended by his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Lankan newspaper publishes team 'obituary' post Colombo drubbing
Johannesburg [South Africa], Mar. 21 : Following Sri Lanka's first ever Test loss to Bangladesh, a newspaper in the country has published an obituary for Sri Lankan cricket.

Palaniswami writes to PM Modi on arrest of Indian fishermen by Lankan ...
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar.21 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the arrest of 10 Indian fishermen and seizure of 129 fishing boats by the Sri Lankan Navy.

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Test win impact the ODI series, says Mortaza
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Mar. 21 : Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has insisted that the team's historic win in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo will impact the upcoming three-match limited-overs series between the two sides.

Rameswaram: Lankan Navy arrests 10 fishermen
Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Mar 21 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested 10 Indian fishermen and seized one boat from Ramanathapuram, Rameswaram north of Delft Island in the sea area.

Bangladesh earn historic win against Sri Lanka in its 100th Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 19 : Fighting against all odds, Bangladesh on Sunday scripted history by registering an emphatic four-wicket win against Sri Lanka and leveled the two-match series at the P Sara Oval.

Kusal Perera, Thisara recalled for Bangladesh ODIs
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 18 : Sri Lanka have recalled left-handed batsman Kusal Perera and Thisara Perera for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh, starting from March 25 in Dambulla.

Colombo Test: Shakib's ton put Bangladesh in control
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 17 : All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored a brilliant century to put Bangladesh in control of the second and final Test against Sri Lanka at the P Sara Oval here on Friday.

Government gives highest priority to Indian fishermen : Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Mar 17 : : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told the Lok Sabha that the Government attaches highest priority to the welfare of the Indian fishermen, captured by the Sri Lankan Navy and has got all of them released.

Chandimal leads Lanka's fightback in Colombo Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 15 : Middle-order batsman Dinesh Chandimal played a calm and composed knock of 86* to help Sri Lanka reach 238-7 on the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh at the P Sara Oval here on Wednesday.

77 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lankan government
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 14 : Consequent to the mutual agreement between India and Sri Lanka, 77 Indian fishermen released with efforts of High Commission of India in Colombo.

Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah out of Colombo Test
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Mar. 13 : Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah will not be playing in the second Test against Sri Lanka beginning March 15 in Colombo.

Herath's six-fer helps Sri Lanka crush Bangladesh in Galle Test
Galle [Sri Lanka], Mar. 11 : Sir Lanka captain Rangana Herath on Saturday led from the front and took a six-wicket haul to hand over his side an emphatic 259-run win over Bangladesh in the first Test of the two-match series here at Galle Cricket Stadium.

Sri Lanka releases 77 jailed Indian fishermen so far
New Delhi, Mar 11 : Sri Lankan government has released 77 Indian fishermen and others are expected to be released soon, according to Gopal Baglay, the official spokesperson of India's External Affairs Ministry.

Sri Lanka releases 53 Indian fishermen lodged in Jaffna Prison
New Delhi , March 10 : In a goodwill gesture, Sri Lanka on Friday released 53 Indian fishermen lodged in Jaffna Prison.

Lanka to release 85 fishermen
New Delhi , Mar. 9 : All 85 fishermen, who are in custody of the Sri Lankan Government, would be released soon, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday.

Galle Test: Tamim, Soumya lead B'desh reply to Lanka's 494
Galle [Sri Lanka], Mar. 8 : Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar shared a 118-run opening stand as Bangladesh made a solid start reaching 133 for two in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 494 on Day Two of the opening Test here at the Galle Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Indian Coast Guard takes custody of 10 Lankan fishermen
Nagapattinam, (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 8 : The Indian Coast Guard has confirmed taking custody of 10 Sri Lankan fishermen and their two boats, on charges of violating India's territorial waters.