Cricket World Cup: Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in final
Cricket World Cup: Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in final

Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena was on Friday selected to officiate the final of the cricket World Cup on Sunday, thereby becoming the first person to feature in the quadrennial tournament final as both an umpire and player.

My Hindi improved after working with Salman: Jacqueline Fernandez
My Hindi improved after working with Salman: Jacqueline Fernandez

Sri Lankan origin actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who dubbed her own dialogues in Hindi in ‘Kick’ opposite Salman Khan, says that her command over the language improved a lot after working with the Bollywood superstar.

Bangladesh eye ICC World Cup quarter-finals
Bangladesh eye ICC World Cup quarter-finals

Bangladesh have set their sights on the quarter-finals of next month's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the team's Sri Lankan coach said on Thursday.

Can't afford terrorists to disrupt our matches abroad: Pakistan Cricket Board
Can't afford terrorists to disrupt our matches abroad: Pakistan Cricket Board

Following the gruesome terrorist attack in a Peshawar school on Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday said that they couldn't afford their matches abroad to be disturbed.

Court gives 5-year jail to Sri Lankan for working for ISIS

A special court in Chennai on Friday sentenced a Sri Lankan national Sakir Hussain, who was working on behalf of Pakistan's spy agency ISI, to five years in jail for conspiring to carry out terror strikes at the US and Israeli consulates in South India.

Muttiah Muralitharan urges ICC to 'define' chucking before judging legality
Muttiah Muralitharan urges ICC to 'define' chucking before judging legality

 Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan has urged the International Cricket Council(ICC) to define 'chucking' in cricket and do it quickly.

After appeal, India wants 'unconditional' release of fishermen

A day after it filed an appeal against the Sri Lankan high court verdict giving death sentence to five Indian fishermen, India on Wednesday said it wants "immediate and unconditional" release of its nationals.

Kumar Sangakkara top Test batsman, Ravichandran Ashwin best all-rounder

Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the all-rounder`s list.

Kumar Sangakkara breaks Don Bradman`s record of most 190 plus scores

The imperious Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara breaks the 66-year-old record for most scores of 190 plus held by Sir Donald Bradman of Australia. On Saturday, the former Sri Lanka captain completed his 10th Test double century and 13th 190 plus score at Galle.

Article in SL defence website: Parties one in backing Jayalalithaa

Setting aside their differences, political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday strongly backed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after the Sri Lankan defence website carried an article critical of her, with an accompanying graphic image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

SL Navy arrests 17 TN fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 17 fishermen along with their three boats when they were fishing near Katchatheevu, police said here.

Our aggression paid dividends, says skipper Mathews

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews attributed his team`s Test series win against England to the aggressive brand of cricket that they played during the two Test matches.

Sri Lanka Muslims call off protest over deadly attacks

Sri Lankan Muslims called off a planned protest on Monday to denounce a series of attacks by Buddhist extremists after police warned their action could further inflame religious tensions.

Sri Lanka Muslims cut back Friday prayers after unrest

Sri Lanka`s Muslim minority held shortened Friday prayer services as religious tensions gripped the island after clashes with hardline Buddhists killed four people, an official said.

Ireland, Sri Lanka`s tour to Pakistan uncertain

Uncertainty looms over the planned tours by Ireland and Sri Lankan cricket teams to Pakistan this year following the terrorist attacks at the Karachi airport here.

DMDK urges Centre to end TN fishers` travails

DMDK, an ally of BJP-led NDA in Tamil Nadu,today urged the Centre to find a permanent solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and harassment of state`s fishermen, allegedly by the island nation`s navy.

Sri Lankan hires Pak lawyer for UN rights probe

Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said here today.

Lanka will have to rethink its India policy: Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan government will have to rethink its policy in dealing with India after Narendra Modi takes over as the country`s Prime Minister, main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday.

150,000 pistol ammunition recovered in Sri Lankan town

A large haul of ammunition has been recovered from the former LTTE stronghold in Sri Lanka`s north.

Sri Lankan president ready for snap poll

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Thursday he is ready for a snap poll next year if the opposition formally requests this.