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Lanka PM to begin India visit from Tuesday
New Delhi , Apr.24 : The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, will arrive in New Delhi at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka recall Lasith Malinga for Champions Trophy
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr 24 : Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has been named in 15-man squad for the forthcoming Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales in June.

India to face NZ, Sri Lanka in ICC Women's WC practice matches
Dubai [UAE], Apr 21 : India will begin their 2017 ICC Women's World Cup campaign with a practice match against New Zealand in Derbyshire on June 19.

PM Modi to visit Sri Lanka in May
New Delhi , Apr 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the celebrations marking the UN 'Vesak Day', the most important in the Buddhist calendar.

Lankan legend Muralitharan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr 20 : Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced that spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will become the first player from the nation to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame during the 2017 Champions Trophy, which is to be held in England and Wales in June.

Two Lankan passengers arrested in Mumbai for smuggling gold bars from ...
Mumbai (Maharashtra) Apr 16 : The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) on Sunday arrested two Sri Lankan passengers for smuggling 25 gold bars from Dubai.

Two killed after garbage dump collapses in Colombo
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr. 15 : At least two people were killed and several others injured after a section of the mountainous landfill in a suburb of Colombo collapsed and buried about 40 homes during the traditional New Year in the country.

Zimbabwe set to tour Netherlands in June
Harare [Zimbabwe], Apr.13 : Zimbabwe will travel to Netherlands to play three 50-over matches ahead of a Test and limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, the Zimbabwe cricket managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa has confirmed.

Former Lankan cricketer Bertie Wijesinhe passes away
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr. 10 : Former Sri Lankan cricketer Bertie Wijesinhe, who represented Ceylon in the pre-Test era, passed away on Saturday at the age of 96.

International warrant issued to arrest Lanka's ex-diplomat to Russia
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr 8 : An international warrant has been issued for the arrest Sri Lanka's former ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of Sri Lanka police has informed the court.

Global tea production trends, favorable demand prospects likely to ...
New Delhi , Apr 8 : In the current year, tea realizations are expected to remain buoyant following higher demand for tea, particularly given the expected supply side issues in both Sri Lanka and Kenya.

Tendulkar, Dravid in Ganguly's 'best-ever cricket XI'
Johannesburg [South Africa], Apr. 05 : Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has revealed his all-time cricket XI, with only two Indian players featuring in the team which comprises of four Australians, two Sri Lankans, two South Africans and one England cricketer.

ICG ship apprehends Sri Lankan fishing boat for alleged illegal ...
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Apr. 5 : An Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship, Vaibhav apprehended one Sri Lankan fishing boat Kuvisha Putha 03 with seven crew members onboard for alleged illegal fishing in Indian waters.

Chinese top political advisor to visit Pak, Lanka
Beijing [China], Apr. 5 : China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng will pay an official visit to Pakistan and Sri Lanka beginning Wednesday.

Kusal Perera's quick-fire fifty helps Lanka beat Bangladesh in first ...
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr.5 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera struck a blistering half century to guide Sri Lanka to a comfortable six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first of the two-match T20 series at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday.

Mashrafe Mortaza announces retirement from T20Is
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Apr.04 : Bangladesh's Mashrafe Mortaza has announced his retirement from T20 internationals, saying the ongoing two-match series against Sri Lanka will be his last.

Sri Lanka releases 38 Indian fishermen to be handed over to ICG
New Delhi , Apr. 4 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said Sri Lanka released 38 Indian fishermen who will be handed over to the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

Kusal Mendis axed for T20 series against Bangladesh
Colombo [Sri Lanka], April. 3 : Sri Lanka have left out Kusal Mendis for the two-match T20 series against Bangladesh, beginning tomorrow at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Mashrafe Mortaza suspended for slow over-rate
Dubai [UAE], April. 2 : Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been handed a one-match suspension and a fine of 40 percent of his match fee, while his players have been fined 20 percent of their match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on ...

BCB to send high-performance team to Pakistan, informs Shaharyar
Colombo [Sri Lanka], April. 2 : A high-performance Bangladesh side will be send by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to Pakistan, possibly in July this year, informed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan.

Lankan Navy arrests six Indian fishermen for allegedly having cocaine
New Delhi , Apr.2 : The Sri Lankan Navy apprehend six Indian fishermen near Nainatheevu for allegedly having cocaine and confiscated one boat.

Perera, Kulasekara help Sri Lanka level ODI series against Bangladesh
Colombo [Sri Lanka], April. 1 : Splendid performances from Nuwan Kulasekara and Kusal Mendis allowed Sri Lanka to end their winless run of seven matches in ODIs as they defeated Bangladesh by 70 runs in the third and final ODI of the series at SSC here on Saturday.

Bungalow 8 collaborates with PR Sri Lanka for a 3-day pop-up event
New Delhi , Mar. 31 : As the city welcomes the new season, Bungalow 8 gets summer-ready with an exciting collaboration coming from another land of the tropic.

India announces IIT entrance test for Lankan students
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Indian Government has decided to hold Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 at D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo on May 21 for admission of meritorious Sri Lankan students for the academic session 2017-18, High Commission of ...

We will meet when time is right: Rajinikanth writes to Sri Lankan ...
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 29 : After cancelling his trip to Sri Lanka, superstar Rajinikanth has written a letter to Sri Lankan Tamils thanking them for their love.

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.