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Sri Lanka reimposes ban on sale of alcohol to women
Colombo, Jan 16 : Sri Lanka's Cabinet on Tuesday unanimously decided to withdraw two gazette notifications which would enable women to buy alcohol and work in shops selling or manufacturing alcohol beverages, and extending the business hours of liquor shops across the island, a minister said.

Sri Lanka, China think tanks co-launch book on bilateral relations
Colombo, Jan 16 : Sri Lankan and Chinese think tanks on Tuesday jointly launched a book on the Sino-Lanka relations titled "The Island of the Lion and the Land of the Dragon" in order to strengthen their bilateral links.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 TN fishermen near Palk Strait
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , Jan 16 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday apprehended 16 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized four boats near Palk Strait.

Sri Lanka arrests 16 Indian fishermen for poaching
Colombo, Jan 16 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested 16 Indian fishermen for poaching illegally in the island's northern seas, its media unit said in a statement.

Sri Lanka SC rules down Sirisena's six year term proposal
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan 15 : Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has shot down the proposal of President Maithripala Sirisena staying on in office for a year longer, officials said on Monday.

U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka, South Africa win opening matches
Wellington [New Zealand], Jan 14 : Sri Lanka coasted to a convincing seven-wicket win over Ireland in a Group D match, at Whangarei in their opening U-19 World Cup campaign.

Lakmal named Lanka vice-captain for B'desh Tests
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 13 : Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal has been named as the vice-captain of the 16-man Sri Lanka squad for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, beginning January 31 at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.

Sri Lanka name pacer Lakmal as Test vice captain
Colombo, Jan 13 : Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday named paceman Suranga Lakmal as the Test vice captain, while announcing the squad for the brief two-Test tour to Bangladesh, starting January 31.

China-built railways in Sri Lanka start track-laying
Colombo, Jan 13 : The track-laying commencement of the first phase of the China-built Matara-Kataragama railway extension project has started in Matara in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka lifts ban on alcohol sales to women
Colombo, Jan 11 : Sri Lanka has lifted a ban on selling alcohol to women and prohibiting women from working in places where alcohol is manufactured or sold, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Mass Media and Finance said on Thursday.

Blind Cricket World Cup: India thump Sri lanka by 6 wickets
Dubai, Jan 10 : Deepak Malik's (B3) unbeaten 179 helped India to get their first win as they beat Sri lanka by six wickets in the Blind Cricket World Cup here on Wednesday.

Violence in Sri Lankan parliament over bond sale scandal
Colombo, Jan 10 : Violence erupted in the Sri Lankan parliament on Wednesday as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe read a statement over a Treasury bond scam at the central bank.

'Uncapped' Madushanka in Lanka squad for B'desh ODI tri-series
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan 9 : Uncapped fast bowler Shehan Madushanka has been included in the 16-man Sri Lanka squad for this month's ODI tri-series in Bangladesh.

Angelo Mathews re-appointed as Lanka's limited-overs captain
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan 9 : All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been reappointed as the captain of Sri Lanka's limited-overs side, less than six months after stepping down from the post.

Mathews re-appointed Sri Lanka's ODI, T20I captain
Colombo, Jan 9 : Experienced all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been re-appointed as the limited-overs captain of the national team, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced on Tuesday.

LTTE financiers trial begin in Switzerland
Bern, Jan 9 : The trial of 13 financiers accused of funneling over 15 million Swiss francs (USD 15 million) to the now vanquished Sri Lankan rebel group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), began at the Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland.

Anamul, Mithun named in Bangladesh's ODI squad
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Jan 7 : Batsman Anamul Haque, who last played a One-Day International (ODI) in the 2015 World Cup, has been named in Bangladesh's ODI squad for the first two matches of tri-series at home against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Lanka only SAARC country to be invited for Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas
New Delhi , Jan 5 : Invitations for the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, which is celebrated on January 9, will not be sent to any SAARC country except Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka sacks Perera; to name new captain next week
Colombo, Jan 4 : Hours after sacking Thisara Perera as the One-day International (ODI) captain, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday announced that they will name a new limited overs skipper next Tuesday.

Lanka may get new ODI captain; Mathews, Chandimal in contention
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan 4 : Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal are in the running to be appointed captain of Sri Lanka's ODI squad, replacing current skipper Thisara Perera.

Sri Lanka to convert garbage dumps into urban parks
Colombo, Dec 26 : Sri Lanka will convert two large garbage dumps here into urban parks next year as part of a city beautification programme, a minister announced on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka observes two-minute silence for 2004 tsunami victims
Colombo, Dec 26 : A two-minute silence was observed across Sri Lanka on Tuesday to remember the victims of the massive tsunami that struck the island nation in 2004, the Disaster Management Centre said.

Sri Lanka grants amnesty to 526 inmates on Christmas
Colombo, Dec 25 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena granted amnesty to 526 inmates on Monday on the occasion of Christmas, an official said.

Russia to lift ban on tea imports from Sri Lanka
Colombo, Dec 25 : Russia agreed to lift the restriction on the imports of agriculture products, including tea, from Sri Lanka from December 30, a Sri Lankan Minister here said on Monday.

Rahul, Rohit rise in ICC T20I rankings
Dubai, Dec 25 : Indian batsmen Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma have made substantial gains in the Twenty20 International (T20I) rankings following India's 3-0 series win over Sri Lanka.

India surge to 2nd spot in T20I rankings post Lanka's drubbing
Dubai [UAE], Dec 25 : India have surged to the second spot in the ICC's latest T20I rankings after they completed a 3-0 clean sweep over Sri Lanka in the shortest-format on Sunday.

Grinding in domestic seasons matured me: Jaydev Unadkat
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Dec 25 : India, here on Sunday, managed to inflict a 3-0 series whitewash on Sri Lanka with a five-wicket win in the third Twenty20 International (T20I) match.

India whitewash Sri Lanka, win T20I series 3-0
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Dec 24 : India have managed to inflict a 3-0 series whitewash on Sri Lanka with a five-wicket win in the third T20I, here on Sunday.

MSD is the No. 1 wicket-keeper in the world: Prasad
Mumbai , Dec 24 : Chief selector of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) MSK Prasad on Sunday praised Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni's recent performances in the ongoing Sri Lankan series.

Shastri eyes South Africa series after Sri Lanka whitewash
Mumbai, Dec 24 : Praising his wards for the victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) here, India coach Ravi Shastri asserted on Sunday that the series win has injected much-needed confidence in the team ahaead of next month's tour of South Africa.