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Mahinda Rajapaksa heads to Bolivia for G77 summit

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 19:53

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:53

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 16:09

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

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 18:56

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.

It happens, exasperated Dhoni on countless queries on Yuvraj

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:04

An exhausted and disappointed Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni found it tough to explain Yuvraj Singh's painstakingly slow batting in the lost World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka but insisted that the under-fire player tried his best.

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 20:33

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

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 18:47

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 20:55

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

Last Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 18:59

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.

Mushfiqur Rahim becomes first Bangladeshi to score double ton as team posts highest Test total

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 18:47

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score a double ton in the first test against Sri Lanka in Galle, as the tourists scored a mammoth 638 in their first innings in reply to hosts’ 570-4 declared, taking a 68 runs lead.

Bangladesh series threatened by player row

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 11:40

Sri Lanka`s upcoming Test series against Bangladesh was thrown into disarray after the country`s cricketers refused to sign central contracts due to a pay dispute despite an extended deadline that ended today.

Angelo Mathews says veterans Dilshan, Sangakkara, and Jayawardene still crucial to SL team

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 18:49

Angelo Mathews, who was recently appointed Sri Lanka``s captain, has claimed the experienced trio of Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene is still pivotal to team``s success, as they always help talented youngsters emerge into mature individuals.