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    Sri Lanka's Tamil party to discuss reforms with Indian PM
    Colombo, March 2 : Sri Lanka's main Tamil political party on Monday said it will seek to discuss devolution of powers to the provinces when it meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka seeks foreign help in corruption probe
    Colombo, March 2 : The Sri Lankan government said on Sunday that it has sought assistance from India, the US and Britain to help investigate financial fraud allegations against the former government.

    SL defeat England by 9 wickets
    Wellington, Mar 1 : Things became more tough for England as they were defeated by former world champions Sri Lanka in a World Cup group stage match here on Sunday.

    Sri Lanka Pacer Lakmal fined for 'dangerous' bowling
    Wellington, March 1 : Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was fined 30 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for showing "no remorse" after he bowled two beam balls in their win over England in a World Cup Pool B match here on Sunday.

    Herath splits skin of spinning finger
    Wellington, March 1 : Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Rangana Herath split the skin on the inside of his spinning finger during their World Cup Pool A encounter against England at the Westpac stadium here on Sunday.

    I believed 310 was a bit too much: Mathews
    Wellington, March 1 : An elated Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews praised two of his star batsmen and said he initially believed the 310-run target was out of reach as his side beat England comprehensively by nine wickets at the Westpac Stadium here Sunday.

    England skipper blames bowlers for loss
    Wellington, March 1 : A dejected England skipper Eoin Morgan blamed his bowlers for failing to defend the 309/6 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup cricket at the Westpac Stadium here Sunday.

    Openers gave us perfect start: Sangakkara
    Wellington, March 1 : Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's openers for their 100-run stand which led to the target being easily chased down against England in a World Cup Pool A encounter here at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday.

    Thirimanne, Sangakkara help Sri Lanka hammer England by 9 wickets
    Wellington, March 1 : Lahiru Thirimanne (not out 139) and Kumar Sangakkara (not out 117) compiled graceful centuries to help Sri Lanka crush England by nine wickets in a World Cup Pool A game at the Westpac Stadium here on Sunday.

    'I have fabulous memories of Darjeeling' : Chhimi Tenduf-La
    New Delhi, Mar 1 : Sri Lanka based Chhimi Tenduf-La's recently released book The Amazing Racist catapults him as a soul-stirring writer to watch out for. Half Tibetan, half British, he grew up in Lutyens Delhi but has settled down in Sri Lanka. Sujoy Dhar in conversation with the writer whose ...

    Root's 121 powers England to 309/6 against Sri Lanka
    Wellington, March 1 : England rode on Joe Root's 121 to score 309/6 against Sri Lanka in a World Cup Pool A game at the Westpac Stadium here on Sunday.

    43 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
    New Delhi, Feb. 27 : At least 43 fishermen from Tamil Nadu have been reportedly arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, while fishing in Nedunchivu and Mullaithivu areas.

    No foreigner in war crimes probe: Sri Lanka
    Colombo, Feb 27 : Sri Lanka Friday said it won't invite foreign experts in its probe into allegations of war crimes and maintained that the inquiry will take place within the country's legal system.

    Sri Lanka urged to press ahead with rights reforms
    New York, Feb 27 : Sri Lanka's new government should advance a reform agenda to address past and ongoing human rights problems in the country, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

    Sri Lankan Navy arrests 86 Indian fishermen
    Colombo, Feb 27 : The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 86 Indian fishermen for poaching, an official said Friday.

    CWC: Dilshan shines in Lanka's 92-run win against Afghanistan
    Sydney, Feb 26 : Sri Lanka recorded an impressive 92-run win against minnows Afghanistan in their World Cup tie at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, thanks to Tillakaratne Dilshan's unbeaten 161-run knock and Lasith Malinga's exploits with the ball.

    Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh
    Melbourne, Feb 26 : Sri Lanka registered a massive 92 runs win against Bangladesh in a World Cup group stage match here on Thursday.

    US assists Sri Lanka in de-mining efforts
    Colombo, Feb 26 : The US has donated de-mining equipment for Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northern region, the island nation's government said in a statement Thursday.

    WC : Sri Lanka hammer hapless Bangladesh by 92 runs
    Melbourne, Feb 26 : Powered by centuries from veterans Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka hammered a hapless Bangladesh by 92 runs in a World Cup Pool A contest at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Thursday.

    Sri Lanka's opposition voices support for ex-president
    Colombo, Feb 26 : A group of Sri Lanka's opposition members Thursday launched a petition in capital Colombo to name former president Mahinda Rajapakse as the prime ministerial candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in the upcoming parliamentary elections, an official said.

    World Cup : Sri Lanka hammer hapless Bangladesh with 332/1
    Melbourne, Feb 26 : Powered by centuries from veterans Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka hammered a hapless Bangladesh by 92 runs in a World Cup Pool A contest at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Thursday.

    Sri Lanka hammer hapless Bangladesh with 332/1
    Melbourne, Feb 26 : Powered by centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka reached a mammoth total of 332 for the loss of only one wicket in a World Cup Pool A clash against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Thursday.

    Ranatunga ready to contest cricket board polls
    Colombo, Feb 25 : Sri Lankan cricketer turned politician Arjuna Ranatunga Wednesday said he may consider contesting the elections for the national cricket board if the need arises.

    Sri Lanka to learn reconciliation experience from South Africa
    Colombo, Feb 25 : A high-level delegation from South Africa will brief Sri Lanka this week on South Africa's experience in reconciliation and nation-building, Sri Lanka's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday.

    Sri Lanka to unveil key reform proposals next month
    Colombo, Feb 25 : The Sri Lankan government will present key constitutional reform proposals to parliament next month, a political party leader said Wednesday.

    Injured Jeevan Mendis ruled out of WC
    Wellington, Feb 25 : Sri Lankan all-rounder Jeevan Mendis has been ruled out of the World Cup with a hamstring injury on Wednesday and will be replaced by seasoned batman Upal Tharanga in the squad.

    China, India competing in South Asia: Pakistani daily
    Islamabad, Feb 23 : The competition between India and China to gain diplomatic one-upmanship in South Asia, from Sri Lanka to Maldives, exposes a strategic necessity, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday.

    Dunedin WC cricket buff in line for share of 1 mln dollars for ...
    Wellington, Feb 22 : An ardent cricket fan from Dunedin has joined the list of people in line to grab a share of whooping one million US dollar for taking a spectacular one-handed catch during Sri Lanka's four-wicket win over Afghanistan in the World Cup Pool A tie on Sunday in Dunedin.

    We need to raise our standard: Anglelo Mathews
    Dunedin, Feb 22 : After defeating Afghanistan by four wickets, Sri Lankan skipper Anglelo Matthews on Sunday said his team will need to raise 'standards' to compete against the top teams.

    Relieved, but need to raise our standards: Angelo Mathews
    Dunedin (New Zealand), Feb 22 : Having survived a scare before a four-wicket win over Afghanistan in a Pool A encounter here Sunday, a relieved Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews admitted the team needs to raise its standards to take on top teams in the World Cup.

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