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Perera named SL ODI captain ahead of B'desh series
Colombo, May 12 (IANS) Kusal Perera has been named Sri Lanka's ODI captain ahead of their three-match series against Bangladesh.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Malinga could return to Sri Lanka side to play World T20
Kandy, May 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga could return to the national team for the T20 World Cup, said the national selection committee chairman Pramodya Wickramasinghe.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL detects 6 Covid variants amid surging cases
Colombo, May 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan health experts have said a total of six Covid-19 variants have been identified in the island nation amid an ongoing resurgence of new cases.
2021-05-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL begins administering Chinese Covid vax
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Ministry has started administering the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19 to citizens, soon after the World Health Organization (WHO) approved it for emergency use worldwide.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL bans all Indian travellers until further notice
Colombo, May 6 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) on Thursday announced its decision to suspend all Indian travellers from entering the country with immediate effect in an effort to curb the spread of the Indian Covid-19 variant.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka all set for three-match ODI series in Bangladesh
Colombo, May 5 (IANS) Fresh from their 1-0 victory over Bangladesh in the two-match Test series, the Sri Lankan cricket team will play three One-day International (ODI) matches during their tour of Bangladesh starting May 16.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka crush Bangladesh, clinch Test series
Kandy, May 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan left-arm spin prodigy Praveen Jayawickrama again grabbed a five-wicket haul as he helped his team crush Bangladesh by 209 runs on the final day of the second Test on Monday.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Former Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera calls it a day
Colombo, May 3 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka ODI and T20 skipper Thisara Perera announced retirement from international cricket on Monday.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL need 5 wkts, Bangladesh 260 runs to win 2nd Test
Kandy (Sri Lanka), May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka ended the fourth day of the second Test against Bangladesh needing five wickets to win the match and the series. Bangladesh were 177/5 wickets at stumps, 260 runs away from their target.
2021-05-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Jayawickrama's six-wicket haul helps SL secure big lead
Pallekele, May 1 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama's dream debut in which he picked six wickets for 92 runs helped Sri Lanka dismiss Bangladesh for 251 in their first innings of the second Test. Jayawickrama's returns, the best innings figures on Test debut for Sri Lanka, helped the home side secure a big lead.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
2nd Test: Sri Lanka set for 500-plus total against Bangladesh
Kandy, April 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka would be looking at a score in excess of 500 runs early on Saturday after they reached 469 for 6 on the second day of the second Test against Bangladesh at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
2nd Test: Karunaratne, Thirimanne tons help SL reach 291/1 on Day 1
Kandy (Sri Lanka), April 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored a second consecutive Test century while his opening partner Lahiru Thirimanne was unbeaten on 131 as Sri Lanka reached 291/1 at stumps on Day 1 of their second Test against Bangladesh on Thursday.
2021-04-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Zoysa handed 6-year ban for breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code
Colombo, April 28 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka player and coach Nuwan Zoysa has been banned from all cricket for six years after the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. The ban for Zoysa is backdated to October 31, 2018, when he was provisionally suspended.
2021-04-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
First Test: Karunaratne, de Silva power Sri Lanka to 512/3
Kandy, April 24 (IANS) Bangladesh bowlers were made to toil all day as Dimuth Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva shared an unbeaten 322-run partnership, which took Sri Lanka to 512 for 3 at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test in Kandy on Saturday.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
1st Test: Sri Lanka batsmen respond strongly on Day 3
Kandy, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh bowlers endured a tough day in the field as host Sri Lanka responded strongly with the bat on the third day of the first Test. Sri Lanka ended the day at 229/3, trailing by 312 runs. Earlier, Bangladesh had declared their first innings at 541/7.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
1st Test: Shanto, Mominul tons help Bangladesh to 474/4 on Day 2
Kandy (Sri Lanka), April 22 (IANS) Bangladesh continued their dominance in the first Test against Sri Lanka with Najmul Hossain Shanto and captain Mominul Haque's mammoth partnership leading them to 474/4 at the end of Day 2.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Najmul, Tamim guide Bangladesh past 300 vs Sri Lanka
Kandy, April 21 (IANS) Bangladesh batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto batted almost the entire day, scoring a patient 126 as the visitors ended Day 1 of the opening Test against Sri Lanka comfortably placed on 302 for 2, at the Pallekele Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL marks 2nd anniversary of Easter Sunday bombings
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday bombings with religious ceremonies, as Catholics called for investigations into the attacks to be expedited.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh look to move up in WTC standings
Pallekele, April 20 (IANS) Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be looking to move up the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) standings when they face off here at the Pallekele Stadium in the first Test from Wednesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL tightens security over 2nd anniversary of Easter bombings
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) Sri Lankan police on Monday said security has been beefed up in all churches across the island nation ahead of the the second anniversary of the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings, which killed over 250 people and injured at least 500 others.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Bangladesh arrive in Sri Lanka for Test series
Colombo, April 12 (IANS) A 21-member Bangladesh squad, with three new faces in Test reckoning, arrived in Colombo on Monday to play a two-match Test series in Kandy from April 21.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Ex-SL beauty queen arrested after pageant fiasco
Colombo, April 8 (IANS) Caroline Jurie, the 2019 winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka who tried to seize the crown of this year's winner Pushpika De Silva leading to a brawl on stage, has been arrested over the incident, local media reported on Thursday.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sangakkara recalls 2014 T20 World Cup glory
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara recalled the final of the 2014 T20 World Cup that his national team won by beating India in the final exactly seven years ago.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL Prez imposes immediate ban on palm oil import
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has imposed an immediate ban on the import of palm oil and ordered the gradual removal of the crops, in a move to eliminate the environmentally harmful cultivations in the country, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL receives batch of China's Sinopharm vax
Colombo, April 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka has received a batch of China's Sinopharm vaccines against Covid-19 as part of a donation by the Beijing government to the island nation.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'SL won't succumb to pressure after UNHRC Resolution'
Colombo, March 30 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that his country will not succumb to any pressure in response to a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution passed last week, which would allow the body to investigate incidents during the three-decades long civil war.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL to receive 20,000 doses of Russian vax
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka will receive 20,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 next month, a Minister announced here.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka to reopen all schools from March 29
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Education Ministry has decided to reopen all schools in the country's Western Province, including capital Colombo, on March 29 after it was shut last October due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bus plunges into cliff in SL, 14 dead
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 21 others injured when a passenger bus plunged into a cliff in Sri Lanka, police said.
2021-03-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak supports resolving regional issues through dialogue: Imran
Colombo, Feb 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has highlighted that the he believes and supports resolving all regional conflicts through dialogue, insisting that Pakistan offered dialogue to India also.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National
Lanka, Pak agree to strengthen cooperation in various areas
Colombo, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan and Sri Lanka agreed to strengthen cooperation in several areas including agriculture.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad retires from international cricket
Colombo, Feb 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad has retired from international cricket. Prasad, 37, last played for Sri Lanka in a Test match against the West Indies in October 2014.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL records 1,682 tourist arrivals after airports re-open
Colombo, Feb 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka registered 1,682 tourist arrivals in January airports resumed flight operations following a nine-month suspension since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to officials.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lankan Prez inaugurates construction of irrigation tunnel
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has inaugurated the construction of an irrigation tunnel to be undertaken by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd (CSCEC), local media reported.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL mull postponing WI tour as Arthur, Thirimanne test Covid positive
Colombo, Feb 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur and batsman Lahiru Thirimanne have tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the Sri Lanka cricket board to mull over postponing their tour of West Indies currently slated to begin from February 20.
2021-02-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL to begin Covid vaccination for frontline workers
Colombo, Jan 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan health authorities will on Friday begin the inoculation of 250,000 frontline health workers against the novel coronavirus after Covid-19 vaccines donated by India arrived in the island nation, the President's Media Division said in a statement.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jerome Jayaratne appointed Sri Lanka manager for Windies tour
Colombo, Jan 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed Jerome Jayaratne as the 'National Team Manager' for the team's upcoming tour of West Indies.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka reopens schools for higher grades
Colombo, Jan 26 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities reopened schools in the Western Province for senior grades after they were closed in October 2020 due to a resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
England win 5 consecutive Tests abroad for 1st time in 107 yrs
Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) England's six-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle was their fifth consecutive win overseas -- a first in 107 years. The last time they won five-plus Tests was between 1911 and 1914.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
English cricketers will have to look after each other in India: Root
Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root on Monday said that the upcoming series against India would challenge them as their period away from home and inside a bio-bubble will keep increasing with every passing day, and they will have to stick together.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
England close in on Australia in World Test Championship final race
Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) The World Test Championship (WTC) final race is hotting up with fourth-placed England moving within 0.5 percentage points (PCT) of third-placed Australia. India are on top of the table with 71.7 percentage points, followed by New Zealand on 70.0 per cent.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
England turn tables on Sri Lanka, win 2nd Test by 6 wickets
Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) England defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test to seal the two-match series 2-0. Needing 164 to win, the English faltered when reduced to 89 for four. But opener Dominic Sibley and No. 6 Jos Buttler shared an unbeaten 75-run partnership for the fifth wicket to lead their team to victory.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka to conduct elephant census after 10 years
Colombo, Jan 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Department of Wildlife Conservation will conduct an island-wide elephant census this year after a decade to determine the exact number of the animals in the country, local media reported on Monday.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Joe Root now 4th highest Test run-getter for England
Galle, Jan 25 (IANS) England skipper Joe Root has gone past Kevin Pietersen and David Gower to become the fourth-highest run-getter for his country in Test cricket.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Root scores 186 as Embuldeniya takes seven, Eng close gap on SL
Galle, Jan 24 (IANS) Captain Joe Root's 186 helped England reduce Sri Lanka's lead to 42 runs on the third day of the second Test at Galle. Sri Lanka's Lasith Embuldeniya was the star of the day for the hosts as he picked up seven wickets in the 41 overs he bowled.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL to receive 1st batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines
Colombo, Jan 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in India is expected to arrive in the island nation on Wednesday.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lankan Health Minister tests coronavirus positive
Colombo, Jan 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Health Ministry officials confirmed.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Root topples Boycott, becomes 6th highest run scorer for England
Galle, Jan 23 (IANS) England captain Joe Root went past former opener Geoffrey Boycott on the list of top run-getters for England here on Saturday. Root, who was unbeaten on 67 after the end of the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka, has moved to 8,119 runs and is now five runs clear of Boycott, who retired a long time ago.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Root leads England reply after Sri Lanka score 381
Galle (Sri Lanka), Jan 23 (IANS) England overcame early loss of wickets to end the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at 98 for two with skipper Joe Root leading the charge with an unbeaten 67, as the visitors replied to Sri Lanka's 381 in the first innings. England are still 283 runs behind with eight wickets in hand.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
James Anderson picks 30th five-wicket haul, goes clear of McGrath
Galle, Jan 23 (IANS) James Anderson picked his 30th five-wicket haul in Test cricket as he moved to sole sixth position among cricketers with most five-wicket hauls.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket