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Pakistan to host Kenya in one-day series
Pakistan to host Kenya in one-day series

Kenya will become only the second team to play international cricket in Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in March, 2009 by agreeing to a one-day series.

Sri Lanka will invite foreign monitors for polls

Sri Lanka today said it will invite foreign monitors but will not call UN personnel for the upcoming presidential elections in January.

'Unselectable' Steven Finn claims last year's Ashes drubbing spurred him to become 'selectable' again
'Unselectable' Steven Finn claims last year's Ashes drubbing spurred him to become 'selectable' again

England paceman Steven Finnhas revealed that the 'unselectable' tag he earned during last winter's Ashes drubbing has spurred him on and motivated him to become selectable again.

Mark Ramprakash tells 'underdogs' England batsmen to 'release shackles' ahead of WC
Mark Ramprakash tells 'underdogs' England batsmen to 'release shackles' ahead of WC

England cricket team batting coach Mark Ramprakash has told the batsmen to release the shackles and play as underdogs to help produce a mentality of no-fear in the World Cup.

Sri Lanka presidential candidate's telecast blocked, technical error cited

A private Sri Lankan television network said on Monday it had received complaints that two local pay TV operators had blocked its live telecast of an appearance by new opposition presidential candidate Mithripala Sirisena.

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa wins 2015 budget vote despite defections

 Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is facing a split in his ruling coalition ahead of a snap presidential poll on Jan. 8, won the final vote on the 2015 budget Monday with a strong majority. 

Pannerselvam writes to PM on fishermen in Sri Lanka jails

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the External Affairs Ministry to secure the release of 38 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan jails.

Sri Lanka sees foreign hand behind ruling party split

 The Sri Lankan government claimed Monday that there was a foreign hand behind the split in the ruling party.

Opposition secures Buddhist backing for Sri Lanka vote

Sri Lanka's main opposition candidate today won important backing from a top Buddhist monk campaigning to scrap the executive presidency and return the country to a parliamentary democracy.

Don't use Pope's visit for political gains: Lanka Church

Sri Lanka's Catholic church on Sunday asked all political parties to refrain from using the Pope's visit for political gains during the presidential polls in January.

Sri Lankan navy arrests 14 Indian fishermen

 The Sri Lankan navy on Sunday arrested 14 Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

TN fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy personnel

A group of fishermen of this island were on Sunday chased away by Sri Lankan Naval personnel while fishing in the Palk Strait, officials said.

Defections a conspiracy, won't be deterred: Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said he would not be deterred by "conspiracies" hatched by opposition parties, after the No 2 in his Cabinet defected to challenge him in the January 8 election.

CPI charges BJP with politicising the fishermen issue

CPI on Saturday charged the BJP with politicising the release of five fishermen of Tamil Nadu who were sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court on drug trafficking charges.

Sri Lanka ruling party in purge ahead of snap polls

 Sri Lanka`s ruling party was set for a purge Saturday after a senior minister declared he was challenging President Mahinda Rajapakse in snap elections called for January.

Lankan minister defects to challenge Rajapaksa in polls

 In a major political setback to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a senior minister of his government defected today to become the opposition's main candidate in January elections while accusing him of running a corrupt "dictatorial regime".

Rights activist welcomes Lanka's pardon to Indian fishermen

Noted human rights activist Avadhash Kaushal on Friday welcomed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapkasa's pardon to five Indian fishermen on death row for alleged drug trafficking but urged him to give the same treatment to the three?fishermen from his own country sentenced to death along with them for the same crime.

Sri Lanka presidential election on January 8: Official

Sri Lanka`s presidential polls will be held on January 8, the head of the country`s elections commission announced Friday.

India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming
India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming

Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming.