Sirisena refuses consent to Rajapaksa's PM candidature

 Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday refused to give consent to his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa's candidature for the Prime Ministerial post from the main opposition party, saying the premier will be chosen post election.

2nd Test: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets to level series
2nd Test: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by seven wickets to level series

Sri Lanka needed a little over 26 overs to chase down a 153-run victory target for a series-levelling seven-wicket victory in the second test against Pakistan on Monday.

India ranks 143rd on global peace index topped by Iceland

India ranks a lowly 143rd on a global peace index, lagging way behind the likes of Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with Iceland emerging as the most peaceful nation in the world.

Rajapaksa plans to return to politics as PM: Top aide
Rajapaksa plans to return to politics as PM: Top aide

Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa plans to return to mainstream politics as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the main opposition party, his close associate Kumar Welgama said today.

2nd Test, Day 4: Azhar Ali stands in way as Sri Lanka dent Pakistan
2nd Test, Day 4: Azhar Ali stands in way as Sri Lanka dent Pakistan

Azhar Ali kept Pakistan afloat with a fighting unbeaten 85 as Sri Lanka tightened their grip on the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday.

Sri Lanka to invite foreign observers for parliamentary polls

Sri Lanka will invite foreign observers for the Parliamentary Elections due to take place on August 17, election monitors said on Saturday.

Kumar Sangakkara to retire during India series in August
Kumar Sangakkara to retire during India series in August

Sri Lanka`s batting great Kumar Sangakkara on Saturday ended speculation about his future, saying he will retire during the home series against India in August.

Sri Lanka civil servants warned of jail if election laws violated

Sri Lanka`s election chief Saturday warned civil servants they will face fines and three years in prison for failing to ensure a free and fair parliamentary election announced for August.

2nd Test, Day 3: Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali lead Pakistan fightback
2nd Test, Day 3: Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali lead Pakistan fightback

Pakistan`s batsmen bounced back after the first innings debacle to throw open the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday.

Sri Lanka body on war missing holds fresh inquiries

 A Sri Lankan Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to look into complaints regarding people reported missing during the country`s civil war began holding fresh inquiries on Saturday.

Fishing resumes in sea off Rameswaram coast

Three days after the fishermen were advised against putting out to sea due to high velocity wind and rough sea condition, fishing resumed on Saturday in the sea off Rameswaram coast.

Sri Lanka take 177-run lead over Pakistan
Sri Lanka take 177-run lead over Pakistan

Sri Lanka, replying to Pakistan`s first innings total of 138, were dismissed for 315 in the morning session of the third day`s play in the second Test in Colombo on Saturday.

Sri Lankan President dissolves parliament, paves way for fresh elections
Sri Lankan President dissolves parliament, paves way for fresh elections

 Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday dissolved the parliament, paving the way for fresh parliamentary elections in mid August, eight months ahead of the schedule.

2nd Test, Day 2: Yasir Shah claims three, Sri Lanka 231-6 at tea
2nd Test, Day 2: Yasir Shah claims three, Sri Lanka 231-6 at tea

Sri Lanka failed to make the most of Pakistan`s depleted attack and lost three wickets in the second session to reach 231 for six at tea on the second day of the second test on Friday.

PCB requests ICC to test Mohammed Hazeez's bowling action
PCB requests ICC to test Mohammed Hazeez's bowling action

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to schedule a bowling assessment test for all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez in Chennai.

Injured Wahab Riaz out of Sri Lanka Test series
Injured Wahab Riaz out of Sri Lanka Test series

Pakistan`s pace spearhead Wahab Riaz was on Friday ruled out of the rest of the Test series against Sri Lanka after suffering a hairline fracture on his bowling hand during the ongoing second Test.

Emirates flight makes emergency landing in Colombo

An Emirates flight carrying 500 people from Sydney to Dubai made an emergency landing in the Sri Lankan capital on Friday due to a "technical fault".

Emirates A380 makes emergency landing in Colombo

An Emirates A380 plane with more than 500 people on board had to make an emergency landing in Sri Lanka on Friday due to a "technical fault", aviation officials said.

Sri Lankan soldier handed death sentence for civilian massacre
Sri Lankan soldier handed death sentence for civilian massacre

 A Sri Lankan court on Thursday handed the death sentence to a soldier convicted of slitting the throats of eight Tamil civilians, including four children, during the island`s separatist war.

Sri Lankan soldier gets death penalty over Tamil massacre

 A Sri Lankan soldier was today sentenced to death for killing eight Tamil civilians, including four minors, by slitting their throats in Jaffna nearly 15 years ago, in a rare case of the military being held to account for its actions.