Jayalalithaa seeks PM Modi's intervention for release of 16 TN fishermen
Jayalalithaa seeks PM Modi's intervention for release of 16 TN fishermen

Hours after Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 16 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for their release along with their boats.

Sirisena pledges new era of 'consensual politics' in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday pledged to introduce a new culture of "consensual politics" backed by constitutional and electoral reforms as he inaugurated the country's new parliament.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Three things we learned
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Three things we learned

India emerged victorious in the three-match Test series under skipper Virat Kohli, ending a 22-year-old barren run on Lankan soil. India won the series 2-1 and was led by an impressive performance by the bowlers to get them home despite a fight from the hosts.

3rd Test: 22-year wait ends as India create history on Lankan soil with series win
3rd Test: 22-year wait ends as India create history on Lankan soil with series win

India on Tuesday clinched their first Test series victory on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years with an emphatic 117-run win over the hosts in the third and final cricket Test despite a valiant century by rival skipper Angelo Mathews.

Ishant Sharma, three Sri Lankan players charged by ICC
Ishant Sharma, three Sri Lankan players charged by ICC

India fast bowler Ishant Sharma and three Sri Lankan players Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been charged by the ICC for getting into an altercation on the fourth day of the third Test here.

Lankan Navy arrests 16 TN fishermen

 Sixteen fishermen from Jagadhapattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line this morning, Fisheries Department officials said here.

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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.