Protestors demand Sri Lankan chief justice's resignation

Sri Lankan lawyers and civil society organisations staged a large protest outside the Supreme Court in Colombo Wednesday to press for the resignation of the island country`s controversial chief justice.

Sri Lanka reinstates impeached chief justice

Sri Lanka`s new president on Wednesday restored the country`s former chief justice after she was controversially impeached by the previous administration.

Australia`s detention of asylum-seekers at sea ruled legal

 Australia`s detention of 157 asylum-seekers at sea for weeks in June was legal, the nation`s High Court found Wednesday in a win for the government`s hardline immigration stance.

Sri Lanka probes political links to drug kingpin

 Sri Lanka`s police said on Tuesday they were investigating whether a man who confessed to smuggling over 1,000 kilos of heroin to the island over three years had political protection.

Rajapaksa's son denies mother's role in gold scam

 The son of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday strongly rejected allegations that his mother was involved in a gold scam and urged the newly elected government to "leave them alone".

Sri Lanka bank on Kumar Sangakkara-Mahela Jayawardene hit show
Sri Lanka bank on Kumar Sangakkara-Mahela Jayawardene hit show

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene will join hands for the last time in their brilliant careers to plot Sri Lanka`s World Cup campaign, hoping to make amends for two successive heartbreaks.

India to take bilateral ties with Lanka to new level: Envoy

India will work closely with the new Sri Lankan government led by Maithripala Sirisena - whose victory was a tribute to Lankan people's yearning for change - to take bilateral ties to a new level, the Indian High Commissioner Y K Sinha said on Monday.

Daniel Vettori confident for World Cup after reaching milestone
Daniel Vettori confident for World Cup after reaching milestone

Daniel Vettori, who played his 280th ODI Sunday against Sri Lanka to become New Zealand's most capped player, Monday said he was feeling confident and fit ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that bowls off in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14.

Daniel Vettori becomes New Zealand's most capped ODI player
Daniel Vettori becomes New Zealand's most capped ODI player

Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori became New Zealand's most capped ODI cricketer as the hosts went in to bat first in the sixth one-day against Sri Lanka in Dunedin.

Kane Williamson's high scoring affair has become a regular phenomenon
Kane Williamson's high scoring affair has become a regular phenomenon

New Zealand star sensation Kane Williamson's success with the bat has been monumental and most of it all it has elevated the 24-year-old to a higher level in modern day cricket. Williamson scored 97 in the fifth ODI match against Sri Lanka to help New Zealand pocket the game and the series.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in 6th ODI, take series
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in 6th ODI, take series

New Zealand wrapped up their one-day series against Sri Lanka with a game to spare Sunday when Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor orchestrated a 120-run win in game six.

Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor revive New Zealand against Sri Lanka
Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor revive New Zealand against Sri Lanka

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor powered New Zealand from a rocky start to reach 315-8 after batting first in the sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dunedin on Sunday

New Zealand to bat against Sri Lanka in 6th ODI

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first in the sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dunedin on Sunday.

Lanka reaches consensus to implement 13A: Wickremesinghe

 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday said political parties have agreed to implement the thirteenth amendment as a solution to end the country's over three-decade-old ethnic conflict involving the Tamil minority.

Sri Lanka scraps military training for teachers, students

Sri Lanka`s new government said Saturday it is scrapping compulsory military training for school teachers and undergraduates.

'Lanka CJ wants overseas diplomatic posting to quit office'

Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, under pressure to quit for being allegedly involved in a coup attempt against the new government, has refused to step down unless given a diplomatic posting overseas, a media report said on Friday.

Sri Lanka finds missing presidential fleet: Police

Sri Lanka`s police Friday seized a fleet of more than 50 state-owned vehicles, including bullet-proof limousines, that were not returned after president Mahinda Rajapakse`s toppling in this month`s elections.

Sri Lanka to appoint panel to probe civil war

 Sri Lanka`s new government will appoint an independent commission to probe the last stages of the country`s civil war that ended in 2009, a minister said Friday.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in fifth ODI
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs in fifth ODI

A world-record partnership by centurions Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliott rescued New Zealand from an early collapse to ensure a commanding 360-5 in the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka on Friday.

Sri Lanka to probe hidden foreign assets after Rajapaksa defeat

Sri Lanka`s new government is to investigate "black money" transferred overseas by powerful figures in the administration of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a cabinet spokesman said on Thursday.