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`If it was me I wouldn't have left`: Mathews on Smith's mid-series ...
Melbourne [Australia], Aug 27 : Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that he wouldn't have left his team in the middle of an intense series like his Australian counterpart Steve Smith has done.

Sri Lanka: A beautiful but blood-soaked country (Book Review)
Title: Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka; Author: John Gimlette; Publisher: Quercus (London); Pages: 518; Price: Rs 650

UN Chief to meet war displaced in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 26 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will meet war displaced people during a visit to Sri Lanka next week, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Sri Lanka airlines to face losses due to runway closure
Colombo, Aug 26 : Sri Lanka's national airline will make a loss of around $50 million in revenue when the only runway at the Colombo airport will be shut during much of the day for three months, the media reported on Friday.

Ban to visit Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 26 : UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon will arrive in Sri Lanka on August 31 on a three-day official visit, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Perera penalised, Starc reprimanded for ICC code of conduct breaches
Dubai {UAE}, Aug. 25 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee while Mitchell Starc of Australia has received an official reprimand for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during the second one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday.

Dilshan, inventor of `Dilscoop`, to retire after Australia series
Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 25 (ANI): Sri Lanka opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has confirmed that he will call curtains on his international career after the ongoing limited-overs series against Australia.

Sri Lankan cricketer Dilshan to retire from One-Dayers
Colombo, Aug 25 : Sri Lankan opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan on Thursday announced his decision to retire from One Day cricket.

India attends meet on migration of workers
New Delhi, Aug 25 : Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Thursday attended the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Colombo Process, a regional meeting on labour mobility, in Sri Lanka's capital.

Sri Lanka to replace anti-terror laws
Colombo, Aug 24 : Sri Lanka on Wednesday said a draconian anti-terror law will be replaced with a Counter Terrorism Act.

Angelo Perera replaces injured Pradeep in ODI squad against Aussies
Colombo, Aug.23 : Sri Lanka have called in batsman Angelo Perera as replacement for injured seamer Nuwan Pradeep for the remaining ODIs of the five-match series against Australia.

Lankan Army demining team receives international recognition
Colombo, Aug. 22 : A team of Sri Lanka Army's demining team has been selected as the best Mine Detection Dog (MDD) Team for the year 2016 by Virginia-based Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI), an international humanitarian organization.

Northern Province CM to discuss ex-Tamil rebels with Sri Lanka PM
Colombo, Aug 22 : Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran on Monday said he will meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeinghe to discuss concerns on former Tamil Tiger rebels.

Rajiv Gandhi-the 21st century Prime Minister of the 20th century
By I.Ramamohan Rao, New Delhi, Aug. 20 : India remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the occasion of his 72nd birth anniversary today. It has been 25 years since Sri Lankan terrorists in Tamil Nadu assassinated the youthful leader. Rajiv Gandhi was a reluctant politician and yet, once ...

Herath jumps to fifth in Test bowler rankings
Dubai, Aug 18 : Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has returned to the top five of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after registering his seventh 10-wicket haul, which helped Sri Lanka to win the third Test by 163 runs and the series 3-0.

Rangana Herath returns to top five in ICC Test rankings
Dubai, Aug 18 (ANI): Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has returned to the top five of the ICC Player rankings for Test bowlers after registering his seventh 10-wicket haul which helped Sri Lanka to win the third Test by 163 runs and the series 3-0.

Border slams Australian team after Sri Lanka Test whitewash
Melbourne, Aug 17 : Australian legend Allan Border has hit out at his country's cricket team saying that finding a solution to the side's woes on the subcontinent is "the million-dollar question" after they suffered a 3-0 whitewash in the Test series against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.

Four elephant calves killed after being hit by train in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 17 : Four elephant calves died when they were hit by a passenger train in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, Police said.

Sri Lanka to adopt policy for war displaced
Colombo, Aug 17 : The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday said it has prepared a policy to deal with war-affected families.

Herath heroics propels Sri Lanka to historic whitewash against ...
Johannesburg, Aug 17 : Veteran spinner Rangana Herath once again reprised the role of Australia's tormentor-in-chief as Sri Lanka claimed their first ever series whitewash over a major cricketing nation after defeating Steve Smith's side by 163 runs in the third and final Test in Colombo on ...

India dethrone Australia as top-ranked Test nation
Dubai, Aug 17 : Australia have conceded their number-one ranking to India after Sri Lanka made a clean sweep of the three-Test series in Colombo on Wednesday.

Australia hands over number-one ranking to India
Dubai, Aug 17 : Australia has conceded its number-one ranking to India after Sri Lanka made a clean sweep of the three-Test series in Colombo on Wednesday.

Lanka won't let Aussies off the hook in Colombo Test: Kaushal Silva
Johannesburg, Aug.17 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Kaushal Silva has called on Sri Lanka not to let Australia off the hook after guiding his side to a massive 288-run lead on Day four of the third and the final Test at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.

Graham Ford reveals Sri Lanka regeneration started quicker than ...
Colombo, Aug 16 (ANI): In the light of several promising performances in the ongoing Australia Test series, Sri Lanka head coach Graham Ford has revealed that he was surprised to see the island nation transforming so quickly, months after he was entrusted with a herculean task of rebuilding the ...

Pakistan retains third position on ICC Test team rankings
Dubai, Aug 14 : Pakistan has remained in third position on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings but could rise to number-one depending on how the Colombo Test between Sri Lanka and Australia, and the fourth Test between the West Indies and India in Port of Spain pan out.

Lankan PM to leave for official visit to China
Colombo, Aug 13 : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will today leave on a three-day official visit to China accompanied by a high-level delegation.

Sri Lanka, China sign tripartite pact to construct mega port city
Colombo, Aug 12 : Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a tripartite agreement to proceed with the construction of a mega multi billion dollar port city project in capital Colombo.

Australia skipper Smith urges teammates to have courage and faith in ...
Sydney, Aug 12 : Having already lost the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, Australia captain Steve Smith has called on his beleaguered teammates to have 'courage and faith' to play on a wicket which is expected to be another raging turner in Colombo.

Norway PM meets President Sirisena
Colombo, Aug. 12 (ANI): Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrived on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka on Friday and was received by Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.

Sri Lanka approves investigation on missing persons
Colombo, Aug 11 : Sri Lanka's parliament on Thursday approved the establishment of an office to investigate incidents of people gone missing during the 30 years of civil war in the country.

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