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US ties with Russia under Trump will solve problems: Rajapaksa

 Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's 10-year rule saw a thorny relationship with US President Barack Obama's administration.

Muslim party quits in major blow to Sri Lanka leader

Sri Lanka`s President Mahinda Rajapakse suffered a setback to his re-election hopes Monday when a key minister and his minority Muslim party quit the coalition government.

Mahinda Rajapaksa heads to Bolivia for G77 summit

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today headed towards Bolivia to attend a G77 summit, at a time when the parliament is set to discuss the impending international probe on alleged human rights violations during the last phase of the conflict with the LTTE.

Sri Lanka reiterates rejection of UN rights investigation

Sri Lanka today voiced its opposition to the impending UNHRC`s probe on alleged rights abuses during the final phase of the conflict with the LTTE, saying the investigation would set a "dangerous precedent".

Rajapaksa did not succumb to int`l pressure in 2009: Lanka Minister

President Mahinda Rajapaksa refused to succumb to pressures exerted by some countries to end the military campaign against the LTTE in 2009, a top Sri Lankan minister has said.

Sri Lanka justifies troops presence in former war zones

A day after three key operatives of the banned LTTE were killed in a major military operation in Sri Lanka`s north, the government today justified maintaining troops in the former war zones.

Inter-state U-16 Coca Cola Cricket Cup begins on Wednesday

Ten schools have qualified for the inter-state round of the Under-16 Coca Cola Cricket Cup which begins here from April 24.

It`s upto the players to play or not in IPL: de Silva

Former captain Aravinda de Silva chose to react diplomatically over Sri Lankan cricketers` exclusion from the IPL matches in Chennai on Saturday, by stating that the players were grown up enough to take their own decisions in life.

SLC says monks` IPL concerns addressed

Sri Lanka`s cricket board addressed the concerns raised by the island`s powerful Buddhist clergies on the participation of its cricketers in the ongoing sixth edition of the Indian Premier League on Friday.

Muralitharan joins RCB training camp

Amidst controversy over Sri Lankan players` participation in Chennai matches of the IPL, spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan today joined Royal Challengers Bangalore`s conditioning camp at the National Cricket Academy for the Twenty20 league, starting April 3.

Rajapaksa says no racial and religious hatred in Sri Lanka

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday claimed that there was no racial or religious hatred in Sri Lanka.

`Progress in pol reconciliation in Lanka may check migration`

Canada said that repeated cases of illegal migration from Srilanka could be checked with progress in political reconciliation.

Lanka govt to go ahead with impeachment of woman CJ: Media

The Sri Lankan government will go ahead with the impeachment of the country`s first woman Chief Justice despite mounting global pressure.

Lankan top judge`s impeachment trial report presented to Parliament

A Sri Lankan committee looking into charges against the country`s first woman chief justice Saturday presented its report to the Parliament.

Rajapaksa accuses "vested interests" of misusing courts

Sri Lankan Prez Mahinda Rajapaksa accused elements with "vested interests" of trying to achieve their sinister moves through courts.

Lanka`s opposition to join impeachment probe against CJ

Sri Lankan opposition parties Monday announced that it would not boycott the parliament`s proposed impeachment of the country`s first woman CJ.

Boats of 4 fishermen damaged by Srilankan naval personnel

Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly damaged boats of four fishermen in mid sea off Dhanushodi on Sunday, officials said.

Shahid Afridi: Boomed Out!

This is a classic story of how one can be excessively talented, and just be clueless as to how to utilize it.

Sangakkara banks on home advantage at ICC World Twenty20

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara believes playing at home will benefit his side because of their knowledge of local conditions and will also act as an added inspiration for them to win the ICC World Twenty20 in September.