Rajapaksa allies to form new Lanka opposition alliance

 Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's allies are planning to form a new opposition alliance, breaking away from President Maithripala Sirisena's United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) coalition, senior leftist leaders said on Saturday.

India vs Sri Lanka: 3rd Test, Day 2 - As it happened...

Welcome to our live cricket blog for Day 2 of the 3rd Test between India and Sri Lanka at Colombo. Follow live score and all the latest updates with our ball-by-ball coverage.

Rain plays spoilsport, India at 50/2 on Day 1 of 3rd Test against Sri Lanka
Rain plays spoilsport, India at 50/2 on Day 1 of 3rd Test against Sri Lanka

 Rain played spoilsport on the opening day, washing out more than two sessions, after India were reduced to a precarious 50 for two in their first innings on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Friday.

Sri Lanka Cabinet formation further delayed

Sri Lanka's new government has further delayed formation of the Cabinet beyond the already agreed deadline of September 1.

Ton or none: Twiteratti have field day as KL Rahul flops on Day 1 of 3rd Test
Ton or none: Twiteratti have field day as KL Rahul flops on Day 1 of 3rd Test

Like Rohit Sharma, opening batsman KL Rahul too seems to have captured the imagination of social media sites and Twitter in particular as and when he takes to the field.

Seychelles eager to be part of maritime security framework

Amid increasing Chinese influence in Indian Ocean, Seychelles on Thursday asserted that the region "belongs" to countries sharing maritime boundaries and said it was "actively" considering participating in a security framework for the strategic area involving India, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

New Zealand unveil summer tour schedule
New Zealand unveil summer tour schedule

New Zealand Cricket on Thursday announced details of upcoming tours involving Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, as the Black Caps seek to capitalise on their stirring run to the World Cup final.

US to move pro-Sri Lanka resolution at UNHRC

In a U-turn, the US on Wednesday said it will move a pro-Sri Lanka resolution at the UNHRC ahead of a crucial report on alleged war crimes during the country's three-decade long civil war with the LTTE.

India, Australia to hold naval drills with eye on China

India and Australia will hold their first ever joint naval drills next month, as the two countries seek to deepen defence ties and counter China`s growing sway in the Indian Ocean.

3rd Test: India vs Sri Lanka 2015 - Preview
3rd Test: India vs Sri Lanka 2015 - Preview

 Virat Kohli`s buoyant India will chase their first series win in Sri Lanka in 22 years when the third and decisive final Test starts in Colombo on Friday.

Call up is a dream come true for me: Karun Nair
Call up is a dream come true for me: Karun Nair

Named as a replacement player for injured Murali Vijay in the Indian squad for the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka, young Karun Nair said that the call up was a dream come true for him and will boost his confidence.

ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli drops out of top-10, Ravichandran Ashwin moves up
ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli drops out of top-10, Ravichandran Ashwin moves up

India's Test captain Virat Kohli has dropped out of ICC's top-10 list for batsmen in the five-day format, but R Ashwin's remarkable outing in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka helped him earn a place to eighth in bowling while holding the second spot in the all-rounders' rankings.

12 Indian fishermen injured, 20 boats damaged in attack by Sri Lankan Navy

Twelve fishermen were injured and 20 boats damaged when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel for fishing in their territorial waters.

Not Steyn, Johnson but Zaheer Khan was Kumar Sangakkara's toughest opponent
Not Steyn, Johnson but Zaheer Khan was Kumar Sangakkara's toughest opponent

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin might have dismissed Kumar Sangakkara in his last four innings, but the legendary cricketer on Monday rated veteran India pacer Zaheer Khan as one of the most dangerous bowlers he has faced during his 15-year long illustrious career.

Sri Lanka govt should retain friendship with China: State media

China's state media on Monday said Sri Lanka should retain friendship with cash-rich China as India is "not capable of providing large investment and loans", in the first commentary following the defeat of pro-Beijing Mahinda Rajapaksa in the recent Parliamentary Elections.

Welcome to the club, Sunil Gavaskar to Kumar Sangakkara in emotional farewell
Welcome to the club, Sunil Gavaskar to Kumar Sangakkara in emotional farewell

None other than Sunil Gavaskar was there to welcome him into the "Former Cricketers' Club" as Sri Lankan batting legend Kumar Sangakkara fought back tears in an emotional farewell where the country's President stumped him by offering the High Commissioner's post in the UK.

WATCH: Mahela Jayawardene's beautiful message to his great friend Kumar Sangakkara
WATCH: Mahela Jayawardene's beautiful message to his great friend Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday recorded a beautiful video message for the retiring Kumar Sangakkara.

Mangala Samaraweera returns as Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister

Mangala Samaraweera was on Monday sworn in as Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister for the third time in a simple ceremony by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Virat Kohli commends team for series levelling victory
Virat Kohli commends team for series levelling victory

 Virat Kohli on Monday hailed his teammates for helping him register his first Test win as India captain and said it was a "commendable effort" from the side to regroup quickly and level the series after the heart-breaking loss in the series opener in Galle.

2nd Test, Day 5: Ravichandran Ashwin spins magic, India roar back to level series 1-1
2nd Test, Day 5: Ravichandran Ashwin spins magic, India roar back to level series 1-1

Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday produced another magical spell to scalp five wickets as India notched up a series-levelling 278-run victory in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka, denying the legendary Kumar Sangakkara a fairytale farewell from the game.