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To reduce Brexit after-effects, Lanka expects to sign trade pact with ...
Colombo, June 25 : Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva announced that the Sri Lankan Government will take measures to sign a trade pact with the United Kingdom as soon as possible, following Britain's exit from the European Union.

Global movement urges Lankan Army to release 'surrendee' records of ...
Colombo, June 25 : The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice, a global non-partisan movement, has urged the Sri Lankan Army to release the records of people who surrendered before the security forces at the end of the war in 2009.

Pakistani arrested in Sri Lanka for smuggling drugs
Colombo, June 25 : A Pakistani national was arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) of Sri Lanka Police on Saturday after he attempted to smuggle in nearly five kilograms of heroin worth Rs. 60 million.

Morgan hails England openers after 'absolutely remarkable' chase
London, June.25 : England skipper Eoin Morgan has showered praise on his side's openers, describing their performance as 'absolutely remarkable' after the hosts thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the second one-day international at Edgbaston.

Sri Lanka's parliament votes in favour of right to information bill
Colombo, June 25 : Sri Lanka's parliament on Friday voted in favour of a Right to Information (RTI) bill which had failed to get approval for several years.

Buttler calls on England batsmen to maintain aggressive approach
Johannesburg, June 24 : England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has called on his teammates to not abandon their attacking approach with the bat despite the hosts endured a top-order collapse in the opening ODI against Sri Lanka.

Lankan govt rejects allegations of using cluster bombs during civil ...
Colombo, June 23 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has rejected allegations that the Sri Lankan Army used cluster bombs during the final phases of the war and questioned the authenticity of the report published in the media.

Pakistani court indicts six for attacking Sri Lankan cricket team
Islamabad, June 22 : A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday indicted six men accused of carrying out a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in March 2009.

Sri Lanka suspends firm from defence HQ construction
Colombo, June 22 : The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday suspended a private consultancy firm involved in the construction of the new defence headquarters.

England lucky to escape on level terms, admits Morgan
London, June.22 (ANI): England skipper Eoin Morgan has admitted that his side were lucky to escape with a dramatic tie in the opening one-day international of the five-match Royal London series against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge.

Starc to seek tips from Johnson for Sri Lanka tour
Melbourne, June.22 (ANI): Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said he will seek tips from former and present bowlers in order to get an understanding of the subcontinent pitches before they head to Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series, starting July 26.

Sri Lanka begins exporting fishery products to EU
Colombo, June 22 : Sri Lanka on Wednesday began exporting fishery products to the European Union after it lifted a ban on fishery products from the island-country.

Sri Lanka busts heroin smuggling operation
Colombo, June 22 : Sri Lankan police on Wednesday busted an international heroin smuggling operation following the arrest of three most wanted drug smugglers.

Starc banking on ex-pacemen's tips for Sri Lanka tour
Melbourne, June.21 : Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said he will seek tips from former and present bowlers in order to get an understanding of the subcontinent pitches before they head to Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series, starting July 26.

Sangakkara counts on collective efforts to bring CPL glory to ...
Port of Spain, June 20 : Jamaica Tallawahs star batsman Kumar Sangakkara has nothing but positive memories from his previous stint in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), but the Sri Lanka superstar is keen to create a new legacy when he links up with the Tallawahs squad for the fourth edition of ...

Opportunity for England to move ahead of Sri Lanka in ODI team ...
Dubai, June 20 : England will aim to move ahead of fifth-ranked Sri Lanka in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings when the two sides go head to head in a five-match ODI series in Nottingham on Tuesday, 21 June.

Sangakkara hopes lightning can strike twice for the Tallawahs in CPL
Kingston, June 20 : Jamaica Tallawahs star batsman Kumar Sangakkara has nothing but positive memories from his previous stint in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), but the Sri Lanka superstar is keen to create a new legacy when he links up with the Tallawahs squad for the fourth instalment of ...

Jayalalithaa asks DMK to clarify stand on Katchatheevu
Chennai, June 20 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Monday asked DMK leader M.K. Stalin to clarify his party's stand with regard to ceding of Katchatheevu island to Sri Lanka.

Lankan President issues new directives for arrests under PTA
Colombo, June 20 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a series of new directives to be followed by the police and security forces when arresting and detaining persons suspected of terrorism under the much criticized Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

World Tamil Sangam gifts 16 statues of renowned Tamil poet ...
Chennai, June 19 (ANI): The World Tamil Sangam on Sunday gifted 16 life-size statues of renowned Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar to Sri Lanka at an event in Chennai.

Sri Lanka's Eranga suspended for illegal bowling action
New Delhi, June 19 : Sri Lankan fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been suspended for bowling in international cricket with immediate effect by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after an independent assessment found his bowling action to be 'illegal'.

Shaminda Eranga's bowling action found to be illegal
Dubai, June 19: The International Cricket Council on Sunday announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga to be illegal and, as such, the fast bowler has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

Modi, Sirisena unveil renovated Jaffna stadium (Roundup)
New Delhi, June 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday jointly inaugurated the renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka with Modi stating that India's economic growth must bring benefit to its neighbours.

Duraiappah stadium a symbol of optimism, economic development: PM Modi
New Delhi, June 18 : Asserting the Duraiappah stadium a symbol of optimism and economic development, Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Saturday said India will walk side by side with Sri Lanka as it charts its own path to progress and prosperity for all citizens.

Lanka to issue biometric passports to prevent forgeries
Colombo, June 18 : The Sri Lankan Department of Immigration and Emigration is taking measures to issue biometric passports (e-passports) early next year to prevent forgeries.

Duraiappah Stadium will enhance Lanka, India ties: Sirisena
Colombo, June 18 : President Maithripala Sirisena, who today jointly opened with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Sri Lanka's northeen Jaffna province, said this move is another opportunity to enhance the friendship between the two countries.

India's economic growth will drive development in neighbours too: ...
New Delhi, June 18 : India's economic growth will not be confined to bringing about development only in the country but it must also drive and bring benefit to its neighbours like Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.

India-rebuilt Lanka stadium where 23 human skeletons were discovered
New Delhi, June 18 : The India-renovated Duraiappah sports stadium in the embattled Sri Lankan city of Jaffna had once laid bare the hidden brutalities of the Tamil civil war when at least 23 human skeletons, including those of some disappeared children buried secretly in the playground, were ...

PM Modi inaugurates renovated stadium in Sri Lanka through ...
New Delhi, Jun 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who, on Saturday, inaugurated the newly renovated Durraiappah Stadium in Jaffna, Sri Lanka through e-conference, thanked the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for his leadership, vision and co-operation.

Modi, Sirisena to inaugurate stadium in Jaffna renovated by India
New Delhi, June 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will today jointly dedicate to the people of Sri Lanka a renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna.

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