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Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn-in as 7th Sri Lanka President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn-in as 7th Sri Lanka President

 Former Defence Minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa was on Monday sworn-in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka after winning the crucial election held on November 16.Rajapaksa, who contested the presidential election from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party, was declared as the President on Sunday upon his victory, the Daily Mirror reported.The swearing-in ceremony

England to play two Tests in Sri Lanka in March 2020

England to play two Tests in Sri Lanka in March 2020

England will be playing a two-Test series in March next year, which will be part of the ICC World Championship. A total of 120 points would be at stake for both the sides.According to an ICC report, the first Test will begin from March 19 in Galle. The tour will then conclude with the second

Pakistani fan destroys Sarfaraz's hoarding post after loss against SL

Pakistani fan destroys Sarfaraz’s hoarding post after loss against SL

 Following Pakistan’s dismal performance in the T20I series against Sri Lanka which they lost 0-3, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is drawing flak from all quarters in the country.Both fans and former cricketers have expressed their wrath and anger, with some demanding Sarfaraz’s removal from captaincy after they were whitewashed by a second string Sri Lankan side,

Lasith Malinga becomes leading wicket-taker in T20 Internationals

Lasith Malinga becomes leading wicket-taker in T20 Internationals

Veteran Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has gone past former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s tally of 98 wickets to become the leading wicket-taker in T20 internationals.On Sunday, Malinga took two wickets for 23 runs in his four overs during the first T20I against New Zealand, taking his wickets’ tally to 99 and leave behind Afridi

176 kids lost their parents in Easter attacks: Cardinal Ranjith

At least 176 children have lost either both or one of their parents in the Easter Sunday terror bombings which killed over 250 people and injured hundreds, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has said.The April 21 attacks on three churches, three luxury hotels and two other locations were claimed by the Islamic State terror

Visit to Maldives, Sri Lanka will strengthen ties: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed confidence that his visit to Maldives and Sri Lanka would further strengthen India’s cordial ties with the maritime neighbours. In his departure statement, the Prime Minister said he will meet President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives and the top Sri Lankan leadership in Colombo. “I am confident

Sri Lanka to freeze assets of terrorists involved in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka to freeze assets of terrorists involved in Easter bombings

The Sri Lankan authorities are taking steps to freeze the assets of terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, a media report said on Thursday.The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is in the process of identifying and compiling the list of assets belonging to those involved in the attacks, police spokesman S P Ruwan Gunasekera

Be ready to tackle Baghdadi's threat: Lanka PM

Be ready to tackle Baghdadi’s threat: Lanka PM

The whole world should be vigilant following the threat by the Islamic State terror group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. “Baghdadi said his organisation is ready to attack any city in the world any time. This is a threat to the entire world. Therefore, all countries should see

2 suspects wanted in Sri Lanka bombings arrested

2 suspects wanted in Sri Lanka bombings arrested

Two suspects, wanted over the April 21 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, were arrested on Sunday, police said. The two men were identified as Mohammad Iwuhaim Saadiq Abdul Haq and Mohammad Iwuhaim Shahid Abdul Haq, reports the Daily Mirror. According to the police, the suspects were arrested in Nawalapitiya town, Central Province.They will be

Sri Lanka death toll climbs to 310

Sri Lanka death toll climbs to 310

The death toll from eight explosions which rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to 310, the police said on

Sri Lanka to freeze assets of terrorists involved in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka suspects international link in bombings

A wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials said.The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Towheaded Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the bombings. Another 500 people were injured in the suicide attacks on

80 injured as blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka declares nationwide curfew

Sri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after a string of eight explosions, mostly in Colombo, left at least 185 people dead and over 400 injured on Easter Sunday, authorities said. Xinhua news agency reported that the death toll in the multiple blasts had risen to 185 even as two fresh explosions occurred in two Colombo

80 injured as blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka

80 injured as blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka

At least 80 people were injured when multiple explosions hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday as worshippers attended Easter services, officials and police said. The blasts occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.One of the blasts hit St Anthony’s Church

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup. Five-time champions Sri Lanka were knocked out of the Asia Cup after slumping to a shocking 91-run defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the second Group B match of the tournament here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday. It was yet another one-sided game as Sri Lanka, who were chasing 250, put

Tanya, Mansi impress as Indian women beat Sri Lanka, clinch series

Tanya, Mansi impress as Indian women beat Sri Lanka, clinch series

Tanya, Mansi impress as Indian women beat Sri Lanka, clinch series. The Indian women’s cricket team Thursday held its nerves in pressure situations to beat Sri Lanka by seven runs in the second ODI, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. India also earned two additional points as the match is a part

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets, to meet India in final

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets, to meet India in final

COLOMBO: Captain Thisara Perera and Kusal Perera struck half centuries as Sri Lanka recovered from a top-order batting collapse to post a competitive 159 for 7 against Bangladesh in their virtual semifinal match of the Nidahas Twenty20 tri-series here today. Put into bat, Sri Lanka were in all sort of trouble early in their innings against

Nidahas Trophy: India to face Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

Nidahas Trophy: India to face Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

COLOMBO: After a successful and testing tour of South Africa, a new-look team India led by Rohit Sharma is all set to face Sri Lanka in the opening Twenty20 International match of the tri-nation series at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Tuesday. The tri-nation Nidahas Trophy series will be contested between Sri Lanka, India and

Sri Lanka, China to co-build power plant

Colombo, Jan 19, Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka’s largest dendro power plant in the country’s south. The power plant will produce 70,000 megawatts of renewable energy a year to the national power grid. The joint venture was signed between Beijing Full Dimension Power Tech Co

India aim to whitewash Sri Lanka in third T20I

Mumbai, Dec 23, After overpowering Sri Lanka to clinch the series 2-0, India will look to continue their winning streak and clean sweep the series in the third Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. On a triumphant run, India have been flamboyant in their approach to outclass Sri Lanka by 93

'Play with the field', says Rohit Sharma post victory

‘Play with the field’, says Rohit Sharma post victory

Rohit Sharma post victory: After a spectacular display of cricketing prowess, Indian stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma on Friday said it was his ability to score runs in every nook and corner of the ground that helped him equal the fastest century in Twenty20 International cricket, thus paving way for the hosts’ massive 88-run victory here.