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Resurgent Sri Lanka leave Australia tricky chase in Kandy Test
Johannesburg, July 29 : With bad light forcing early abandonment of play on day four of the opening Test against Sri Lanka, Australia face a tricky chase when they resume their innings on the final day in Kandy on Saturday.

Sushma chairs meet on India-Sri Lanka fishermen issue
New Delhi, July 29 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday chaired a meeting to discuss the way forward towards a permanent solution to the fishermen's issue between India and Sri Lanka.

South African Nic Pothas appointed Sri Lanka fielding coach
Colombo, July 29 : Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday appointed former South Africa stumper Nic Pothas as the national cricket team's fielding coach.

Spinner Holland to replace injured O'Keefe for Lanka Test series
Kandy, July 29 : Australia's left-arm spinner Jon Holland will replace injured Steve O'Keefe, who picked up an injury during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Pallakele and will miss the rest of the series, Cricket Australia said.

Ex-Proteas player Pothas roped in as Lanka fielding coach
Colombo, July 29 :Former South African wicketkeeper-batsman Nic Pothas has been appointed as the fielding coach of the Sri Lankan national team, the country's cricket board has confirmed.

Holland to replace injured O'Keefe for second Test against Lanka
Melbourne, July 29 (ANI):Australia have called in left-arm spinner Jon Holland as replacement for injured Steve O'Keefe for the second Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka, beginning from August 4 at Galle International Stadium.

Masterful Mendis puts Sri Lanka in ascendancy against Australia
Johannesburg, July 28 : 21-year-old Kusal Mendis struck his maiden century to put Sri Lanka back into the contention on a gripping third day of the opening Test against Australia at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy on Thursday.

Lanka to establish 'Independent Media Commission'
Colombo, July 28 : Sri Lanka's Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake on Thursday said the country will soon establish an Independent Media Commission after arriving at a consensus with the heads of the media institutions, journalists, academics and public.

15 Sri Lankan students awarded Chinese scholarships
Colombo, July 28 : Fifteen Sri Lankan students have been awarded Chinese government scholarships, an official said on Thursday.

Sri Lankan legend Muralitharan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Dubai, July 27 : Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will become the first player from his nation to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year.

Muralidaran, Arthur Morris to be inducted in Cricket Hall of Fame
Dubai, July 27 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced that Sri Lankan leg-spin legend Muttiah Muralidaran, Karen Rolton, Arthur Morris and Englishman George Lohmann will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year.

Australian streaker jailed in Sri Lanka for `indecent exposure` in ...
Melbourne, July 27 : An Australian streaker has been fined and jailed for a week after running onto the field during the first day of the opening Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Kandy's Pallekele.

Australia on top as persistent rain halts Sri Lanka Test
Pallekele, July 27 : Persistent rain has forced an early abandonment of day two's play of the opening Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Pallekele on Wednesday.

Bangladeshi national arrested in Lanka for smuggling gold
Colombo, July 27 : A Bangladeshi national, who attempted to smuggle eleven pieces of gold worth Rs. 5.7 million out of the country, has been arrested by the Sri Lankan Customs officials.

Pallekele Test: Australia bundle out Lanka for 117 on rain-curtailed ...
Pallekele, July 26 : Australia on Tuesday came it with a splendid bowling performance to dismiss Sri Lanka for a mere 117 on an eventful first day of the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka here at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Australia skipper Steve Smith receives ICC Test Championship mace
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), July 25 : Australia captain Steve Smith on Monday received the ICC Test Championship mace and USD 1 million in prize money for leading his side to the number-one ranking on the Test Team rankings on the annual 1 April cut-off date.

Muralitharan joining Australia camp a non-issue, says Mathews
Melbourne, July 25 : Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has refused to be drawn into the row over spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan's decision to join Australia's coaching staff in the three-Test series against the Steve Smith-led side starting on Tuesday in Pallekele.

Double podium for Armaan in Thailand
Buriram (Thailand), July 24 : India's Armaan Ebrahim along with Dilantha Malagamuwa of Sri Lanka notched up a fine double podium finish in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia series here this weekend.

Starc fires warning shots at `under pressure` Mathews
Pallekele, July 23 : Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has issued a warning to Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews that he will be under pressure to perform and lead his side in the three-Test series that begins in Pallekele on Tuesday.

Colombo court fixes Dec.6 to hear embezzlement case against Basil ...
Colombo, July 23 : The Colombo High Court has fixed December 6 for hearing the case of misappropriation of funds against former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother Basil Rajapaksa and former director General of the Divi Neguma Department R.A.A. Kithsiri. Ranawaka.

Mahinda Rajapaksa's remark on 'Office of the Missing Persons' draws ...
Colombo, July 23 : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional non-governmental organization that monitors human rights in Asia, has slammed former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's statement on the establishment of Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) by the current government to ...

Determined Marsh upbeat about middle-order success against Lanka
Melbourne, July 22 : Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh believes he now has all the required qualities to emerge as a successful middle-order batsman in foreign conditions as he is looking forward to sweep away Sri Lanka in the upcoming Test series.

Pak seeks to expand trade with Lanka, proposes Mutual Recognition ...
Nairobi, July 22 : Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said that Pakistan has proposed for a new, turnaround level trade between the two countries.

Sri Lanka announces squad for Test series against Australia
Colombo, July 21 : Sri Lankan selectors have announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Test series against Australia.

Sri Lanka drop Siriwardana for first Australia Test
Pallekele, July 21 : Milinda Siriwardana, who captained the Sri Lankan Board XI in the lone tour match against Australia, has been dropped from the 15-man squad for the first Test of the three-match series against the Steve Smith-led side starting on Tuesday.

World Bank vows to extend full assistance to Lanka
Colombo, July 21 : The World Bank has vowed to extend its full support to Sri Lanka.

O'Keefe fires Aussies to crushing win over Sri Lankan XI
Melbourne, July 20 : Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe claimed a 10-wicket haul as Australia crushed Sri Lankan Board XI by an innings and 162 runs before lunch on the final day of the lone warm-up match here at the P. Saravanamuttu Stadium on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka briefs EU on moves to repeal anti-terror laws
Colombo, July 20 : Sri Lanka and the European Union (EU) have had talks on the progress with regards to moves to repeal anti-terror laws, Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Former Lankan president's brother hospitalized following remand
Colombo, July 20 : Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother and former Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa arrested for financial misappropriation has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital (CNH).

Sri Lanka, EU discuss steps to repeal anti-terror laws
Colombo, July 20 : Sri Lanka and the European Union have held talks on steps to repeal anti-terror laws during a recent meet in Brussels, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

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