Rajapaksa allies to form new Lanka opposition alliance

 Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's allies are planning to form a new opposition alliance, breaking away from President Maithripala Sirisena's United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coalition, senior leftist leaders said on Saturday.

I don't see very bright future for Test cricket: Arjuna Ranatunga
I don't see very bright future for Test cricket: Arjuna Ranatunga

In wake of the poor attendance in the ongoing Test series between Sri Lanka and India, former Sri Lanka captain and current member of parliament Arjuna Ranatunga believes the International Cricket Council (ICC) is to be blamed for the dwindling interest in the longer format of the sport.

Harbhajan Singh gives 'tuk tuk' ride to Virat Kohli, Stuart Binny at Colombo
Harbhajan Singh gives 'tuk tuk' ride to Virat Kohli, Stuart Binny at Colombo

It seems that Indian cricketers are having a fun time at Colombo after leveling the three-match Test series 1-1 by winning the 2nd match.

India vs Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
India vs Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Lahiru Thirimanne was on Saturday fined 30 per cent of his match fee for "showing dissent at an umpires's decision" during the third day of the ongoing second cricket Test against India here.

2nd Test, Day 3: India vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

After a fine ton by Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews, Indian bowlers fought back to put India ahead in the 2nd Test.

Wickremesinghe sworn in as new Lanka PM amid historic deal

 Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in on Friday as Sri Lanka's prime minister as President Maithripala Sirisena's party, in a historic deal, backed his national unity government which pledged to introduce a new constitution for ethnic harmony in an attempt to reach out to minorities, including Tamils.

Ranil Wickremesinghe to form Sri Lankan unity government

General election victor Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday called on Sri Lankans to unite as he set about the task of forming a national unity government that will seek to heal the divisions of the past.

PHOTO: Finally Virat Kohli gets 'proper haircut' on tour of Sri Lanka
PHOTO: Finally Virat Kohli gets 'proper haircut' on tour of Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli is known for his penchant for style and fashion.

Ex-strongman Mahinda ​Rajapakse plans comeback as Sri Lanka votes
Ex-strongman Mahinda ​Rajapakse plans comeback as Sri Lanka votes

 Sri Lanka began voting on Monday in a General Election in which former leader Mahinda Rajapakse is hoping to pull off a shock comeback, this time as prime minister, months after being toppled as president.

Sri Lankan Prez Sirisena sacks key party men ahead of polls

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday sacked both his party secretaries amid ongoing tussle with his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa, days ahead of the parliamentary polls.

Sri Lanka president vows to block Rajapakse`s PM bid

 Sri Lanka`s President Maithripala Sirisena dashed Mahinda Rajapakse`s hopes Thursday of a political comeback in next week`s general election by vowing to veto any attempt by his predecessor to become prime minister.

Malaysian experts in Maldives probe possible MH370 link

Three Malaysian aviation experts on Wednesday began examining debris found in the Maldives to determine if it could be wreckage from flight MH370, a minister said.

2nd T20: Shahid Afridi, Anwar Ali help Pakistan win thriller against Sri Lanka
2nd T20: Shahid Afridi, Anwar Ali help Pakistan win thriller against Sri Lanka

Shahid Afridi and Anwar Ali played key roles as Pakistan ended a successful tour of Sri Lanka with a thrilling one-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 international in Colombo on Saturday.

Pakistan tame Sri Lanka in first T20
Pakistan tame Sri Lanka in first T20

Umar Akmal smashed 46 off 24 balls and Sohail Tanvir grabbed three wickets as Pakistan beat top-ranked Sri Lanka by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Thursday.

Sri Lankan President Sirisena condoles passing away of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has condoled the death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam after he visited the Indian High Commission in Colombo.

Sri Lanka opposition not to go beyond 13A for ethnic solution

Sri Lanka's opposition UPFA Tuesday pledged to limit its quest to find a solution to the island's ethnic question within the India-backed thirteenth amendment that calls for devolution of powers to the Tamil-dominated northern province.

Probe against Rajapaksa regime to continue

 The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it is going to continue its investigation against the former government over alleged fraud and corruption.

Pakistan to bat in third Sri Lanka one-dayer
Pakistan to bat in third Sri Lanka one-dayer

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and chose to bat in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday.

Former Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa files nomination for polls

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday filed nomination papers to contest the August 17 parliamentary elections.

Mohammad Hafeez to undergo bowling test on July 6 in Chennai
Mohammad Hafeez to undergo bowling test on July 6 in Chennai

Controversial Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will have his bowling action tested in Chennai on June 6, according to ESPNcricinfo.