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Miller, Ngidi power Proteas to victory in 10-over clash against Lanka
Centurion [South Africa], Jan. 21 : South Africa on Saturday defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the rain-hit first T20 of the three-match series here at the Super Sport Park.

Angelo Mathews to lead Sri Lanka till 2019 World Cup
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 20 : Angelo Mathews, who is facing a lot of criticism following Sri Lanka's recent 0-3 Test series defeat in South Africa, would remain skipper until the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Sri Lanka conduct 'emergency meet' following Proteas Test series ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 19 : Following the recent whitewash in the three-match Test series against South Africa, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board conducted an emergency meeting here on Wednesday.

Red Hat brings the 'Power' of open source to Sri Lanka
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, hosted a half-day technology event in Colombo at Hotel Cinnamon Lakeside on Wednesday. Under the theme of 'Power of Participation', the event discussed how enterprises can transform and innovate by learning, networking, and ...

Indian geo-politics cannot not be jeopardized: Lankan ex-Army chief ...
New Delhi , Jan. 17: Allying all fears regarding Indian security concerns in Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan military leader-turned-politician Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday sent a strong message that Indian security and geopolitics cannot be jeopardized, endorsing India as a ...

No grouses with majority community against Tamils: Lankan ex Army ...
New Delhi, Jan. 17: Highlighting the changes taking place in Sri Lanka between the majority and Tamils, Field Marshal turned politician Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday said that there are no grouses with the majority community in the northern Sri Lanka regarding the 13th amendment.

Rabada replaces Steyn as Proteas' No.1 Test bowler
Dubai [UAE], Jan.17 :Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada's strong performances in the recently-concluded three-match Test series against Sri Lanka made him South Africa's highest-ranked Test bowler, moving him one place above Dale Steyn, who is currently recuperating from the shoulder fracture he suffered ...

Global Tamil Forum calls on Sri Lanka to expeditiously implement CTF ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 15 : The London-based Tamil Diaspora organization, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcoming the recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) has called on the Sri Lankan government to fully implement these recommendations.

Sri Lankan PM pledges to reduce poverty by half in next four years
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 15 : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has promised to reduce poverty by half in the next four years and make Sri Lanka a high income country by 2030.

Sri Lankan PM questions former president's opposition to development ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 14 : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has questioned the joint opposition and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa that why they oppose the development program for Hambantota which is aimed at uplifting the future of the people.

Sri Lanka offers temporary resident visas for foreigners investing ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 13 : The Sri Lankan government has said it will offer temporary resident visas for foreign investors who invest a minimum of USD 3,00,000 in the country.

RTI Act to come into force from Feb 3, says Lankan Minister
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 11 : Sri Lankan Minister of Parliamentary Reform and Mass Media Sri Lanka's Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka has said that Right to Information (RTI) Act will come into force from February 3 and would enable people to obtain any information from the government.

`Uncapped` Thikshila named in Lanka T20 squad against Proteas
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan.11 : Uncapped all-rounder Thikshila de Silva has been included in the 15-man Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming three-match T20 series against South Africa beginning January 20 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Former SL President Rajapaksa says 99-year land lease impinges on ...
Colombo, Jan 11 : Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa clarified his stand on the current government leasing land to a Chinese company in the country's Hambantota Port area to build a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the media reported on Wednesday.

`Injured` Malinga to miss Proteas T20 series
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan.10 : Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga will miss the upcoming T20 series against South Africa after sustaining a knee injury last week.

David Warner unhappy with Cricket Australia's `very poor` scheduling
Melbourne [Australia], Jan.10 :Australian opener David Warner has criticised the scheduling decision of different international formats made by Cricket Australia which is set to see him miss his side's Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka next month.

Behardien to lead Proteas against Lanka in T20s
Johannesburg [South Africa], Jan. 9 : Right-handed middle order batsman Farhaan Behardien has been appointed as the stand-in skipper of South Africa for the first two matches of the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka beginning January 20.

10 Indian fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy in Tamil Nadu
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) , Jan. 8 : As many as 10 Indian fishermen were apprehended, along with two boats, by the Sri Lankan Navy at Palk Strait on Sunday morning.

23 injured in Sri Lanka in violence over port deal with China
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 8 : At least 23 people have been injured in clashes between protestors and government supporters at the launch of Southern Development Project, a special industrial zone in Hambantota which many see as federal government's initiative to sell the port and the land to the ...

Eight Indian fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy in Neduntheevu
Neduntheevu [Sri Lanka], Jan. 7 : As many as eight Indian fishermen were detained by Sri Lankan Navy along with one boat near Neduntheevu in Palk Strait.

Rabada's 10-wicket haul powers Proteas to Test series win against ...
Cape Town [South Africa], Jan.5 : South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada bagged 10-wicket overall as his side crushed Sri Lanka by 282 runs on the fourth day in the second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at Newlands here on Thursday.

Sri Lankan Navy arrest Indian fishermen for allegedly breaching ...
New Delhi/Colombo, Jan 5 : The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 10 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, India, media reported on Thursday.

Ten Indian fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy
Neduntheevu (Sri Lanka) , Jan. 5 : As many as ten Indian fishermen were apprehended near Neduntheevu in Palk Strait along with two boats by the Sri Lankan Navy.

High-level meeting between Indian Coast Guard and Sri Lanka Coast ...
New Delhi, Jan 4 : A three member delegation led by Director General Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge, is on a three day visit to India from Jan 3, 2017 for a High Level Meeting, with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

LIRNEasia conducts only institutional survey of 'BharatNet Assessing ...
New Delhi , Jan 4 : LIRNEasia, an ICT policy and regulation think tank based in Sri Lanka, conducted an institutional survey in Oct 2015 Jan 2016 revealing use and access of BharatNet, an Information superhighway for providing broadband connectivity to 250,000 Gram Panchayats in rural India.

Immediate release of fishermen following India-Sri Lanka Ministerial ...
New Delhi , Jan. 3 : Immediate release of the fishermen presently in custody has been announced following the ministerial level talks between Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India Radha Mohan Singh and Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka Mahinda ...

Sri Lanka to implement RTI Act from Feb. 4
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 3 : Sri Lankan Minister of Parliamentary Reform and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka has said that all arrangements are in place for the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act from February 4.

Aleem Dar becomes most experienced umpire in cricket history
Karachi [Pakistan], Jan. 2 : Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar, who is currently officiating during the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Cape Town, on Monday surpassed South African Rudi Koertzen's record of officiating in the highest number of international games to become cricket's most ...

Umpire Rod Tucker reaches half-century of Test matches
Dubai [UAE], Jan. 2 : Rod Tucker of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires is officiating in his 50th Test as an on-field umpire during the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Cape Town.

Umpire Rod Tucker reaches half-century of Test matches
Dubai, Jan 2 : Rod Tucker of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires is officiating in his 50th Test as an on-field umpire during the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Cape Town.