2nd Test, Day 2: Yasir Shah battles for Pakistan with another five-fer against Sri Lanka
2nd Test, Day 2: Yasir Shah battles for Pakistan with another five-fer against Sri Lanka

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed five for 95 as Pakistan halted Sri Lanka`s march towards a big first innings lead in the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Friday.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests illegal immigrants to Australia

Sri Lanka Navy on Friday arrested 78 people, including 59 Tamils, for attempting to illegally migrate to Australia by boat.

Emirates Airbus A380 makes emergency landing in Colombo

An Emirates Airbus A380 plane carrying over 500 people from Sydney to Dubai made an emergency landing in the Sri Lankan capital on Friday after pilots detected smoke in the cockpit.

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.

'Lanka strengthening diplomatic ties to reduce LTTE network'

Sri Lanka is strengthening its diplomatic ties to reduce the LTTE's international network and its ability to raise funds, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, after a US report alleged that Tamil Tiger rebels' global network and funding is intact.

2nd Test: Pakistan bat against Sri Lanka as Younis Khan celebrates 100th appearance
2nd Test: Pakistan bat against Sri Lanka as Younis Khan celebrates 100th appearance

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday.

Sri Lanka's ruling party to go it alone in parliamentary polls

 Sri Lanka`s ruling United National Party (UNP) on Friday announced it would contest the upcoming parliamentary elections independently, an official said.

Lanka govt to clear China-funded Colombo port project

 The controversial China-funded USD 1.4 billion Colombo Port City project may soon be given clearance to go ahead, the Sri Lankan government said today.

Sri Lanka's ruling party demands holding of elections soon

Sri Lanka's ruling United National Party (UNP) on Monday said that it is to write to President Maithripala Sirisena demanding that parliament be dissolved and election be held soon.

Colombo HC grants bail to former minister in financial fraud case

The Colombo High Court has granted bail to former economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa, who was arrested in connection with an alleged financial fraud at the Divi Neguma Department.

Sri Lanka opposition vows 'non-cooperation'

Sri Lanka's Opposition, backing ex- president Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Thursday vowed "non-cooperation" with the government as their attempt to bring no-confidence motions against the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister in the parliament was disallowed.

Will continue to engage with India on fishermen issue: Lanka

Days after rejecting India's proposal to allow its fishermen to catch fish in Lankan waters, Sri Lanka has said it will continue to engage with India on the vexed fishermen issue in the spirit of "goodwill and understanding" to seek short-term and long-term solutions.

Australian criminals created global drug cartel: Report

 A group of Australian criminals created a powerful global cartel of cocaine and MDMA or ecstasy traffickers operating from bases in Montenegro, Holland, Spain and with links to Mexican and Colombian mafias, media reported.

Sri Lanka's opposition to protest for removal of government

Sri Lanka`s main opposition the United People`s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) said on Thursday that it will be launching protests after June 9 to gather support for the removal of the current government.

Sri Lanka to soon name new envoy to India

 Sri Lanka has recalled all non-career diplomats serving as heads of missions abroad who had held their posts before January except the High Commissioner to India with a new envoy to be named shortly.

Fishing conflict with India will be settled via talks: Sri Lanka

Colombo has said that the conflict over fishing in the Palk Bay and Palk Strait between the Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen will be resolved via dialogue between the fishermen of the two countries since it is a `humanitarian and a livelihood issue`.

Indian national arrested in Colombo for smuggling gems

The Customs Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) here has arrested an Indian national for allegedly attempting to smuggle a stock of gems worth Rs. 9.7 million.

Tamils in Lanka openly mark anniversary of war's end

Hundreds of Tamils in Sri Lanka's former war zones on Monday for the first time openly commemorated their loved ones killed during the civil war as they marked the 6th anniversary of the end of the conflict.

Pak horses en route to Sri Lanka land at Pune after flight snag

Eight horses from Pakistan en route to Sri Lanka had an unexpected stay-over at the race course here after the transport plane carrying them made an emergency landing at Pune airport on Thursday following a technical snag, police said on Saturday.