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Australia returns Sri Lankans from `people-smuggling` boat

Australia has returned home six Sri Lankans which it said were onboard a "people smuggling boat" after intercepting it at sea, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said Wednesday.

IPL 2016: Can Mumbai Indians defend title without full services of pace spearhead Lasith Malinga?

IPL 2016: Can Mumbai Indians defend title without full services of pace spearhead Lasith Malinga?

The tournament's top wicket-taker is all but ruled out of IPL 9 due to a lingering knee injury.

India coming full strength speaks volumes of our ability: Bangladesh coach

India coming full strength speaks volumes of our ability: Bangladesh coach

High on confidence after winning the first ODI of the three-match series, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha on Saturday said that India coming with a full-strength squad speaks volumes about the host nation's rise in the cricketing world.

Zimbabwe delegation confident in Pakistan security

Zimbabwe delegation confident in Pakistan security

A Zimbabwe Cricket delegation expressed confidence Wednesday in security measures taken by Pakistan before the African country`s tour, the first by any Test-playing team for six years.

Sri Lankan soldier arrested for presidential security breach

 A Sri Lankan soldier carried a pistol to a function attended by President Maithripala Sirisena, prompting police to arrest the Army Corporal and launch a probe into the worst presidential security breach in 16 years.

Lanka President Sirisena defends return of land to minorities

 Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has defended his government's move to return private land acquired by the security forces during the civil war to its legitimate owners as part of reconciliation efforts with minority communities, including Tamils.

Brother of Sri Lanka's ex-president detained in graft investigation

Sri Lankan police detained the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday on suspicion of misappropriating state funds, the first arrest of a member of the once-powerful family.

Sri Lankan artist's ideas on peace in Kolkata exhibition

Sri Lankan artist's ideas on peace in Kolkata exhibition

 Ideas exploring concepts of freedom and space, captured through oil paintings by a Sri Lankan artist, will go on display at an exhibition beginning here on April 24, the organisers said on Saturday.

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.

Bajaj bags order from Sri Lankan govt for 1.25 lakh bikes

The company has already supplied 48,000 units successfully against this order, Bajaj Auto Ltd said in a filing to the BSE.

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.