Key Rajapaksa ally quits Lanka's ruling coalition

In a blow to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a key ally pulled out of the ruling coalition on Tuesday in protest against his refusal to give up virtually unlimited powers, a day before he was likely to announce snap presidential polls.

Dilshan to miss SL-NZ first Test

Sri Lanka suffered a big blow with opener Tillakaratne Dilshan being ruled out of the first Test against New Zealand starting in Galle from Saturday as he is yet to recover from his back injury.