Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Parliament to debate China-backed Port City Bill next week

The Sri Lankan Parliament is set to discuss the controversial Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill, in the special parliamentary sittings next week. The Colombo Port City project is worth 1.4-billion USD.

May 14, 2021, 15:46 PM IST

Sri Lanka intensifies night travel restrictions to check surge in COVID-19 cases

Sri Lanka intensified travel restrictions across the country, restricting the movement of traffic at night to curb the COVID-19 infections.

May 12, 2021, 17:09 PM IST

‘1 rupee ki Pepsi Iyer Bhai sexy’: Team India batsman Shreyas Iyer shares clip of his 'favorite' chant - WATCH

Shreyas Iyer shared the video with the caption, “Found my new favorite chant #soundon. Can’t wait to get back!”


May 12, 2021, 16:02 PM IST

India tour to Sri Lanka: Series in jeopardy as COVID-19 cases increases in island

According to official numbers announced in Colombo, the 2,568 cases recorded on Tuesday included 38 overseas returnees.

May 12, 2021, 11:49 AM IST

India tour of Sri Lanka: Injured Shreyas Iyer likely to miss series

Shreyas Iyer picked up a shoulder injury during the England home series and underwent surgery after that.

May 12, 2021, 10:34 AM IST

India tour of Sri Lanka: Rahul Dravid likely to coach Team India, Shikhar Dhawan could lead side

Dravid – who has been coaching and mentoring the U-19 and the A-side – is no stranger to the job. Players like Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw have all been mentored and coached by Dravid. Dravid has been responsible for providing the senior team with talented cricketers over the years.

May 11, 2021, 14:18 PM IST

India tour of Sri Lanka: Limited overs series to be played in Colombo - Report

India are reportedly set to arrive in Sri Lanka for the series on July 5 and, after the team completes its week-long quarantine, will play the ODI series starting on July 13. The T20I series will begin on July 22.

May 11, 2021, 13:18 PM IST

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Lasith Malinga could return to Sri Lanka side to play tournament

With back-to-back T20 World Cups scheduled in 2021 and 2022, Sri Lanka would need an experienced bowler like Malinga to marshal the attack.

May 10, 2021, 18:56 PM IST

ODI Super League: Bangladesh to lock horns with Sri Lanka in three-match ODI series in Dhaka

Sri Lanka will arrive in Dhaka on May 16, and then the side will complete a three-day quarantine. The visitors will then be playing a practice match on May 21.

May 05, 2021, 21:14 PM IST

Thisara Perera announces retirement from international cricket

A powerful hitter of the white-ball, Thisara Perera was an all-rounder and had been a vital cog in the Sri Lankan cricket team.

May 03, 2021, 13:38 PM IST

COVID-19: Sri Lanka issues strict guidelines amid surge in coronavirus cases

According to the new guidelines, schools will remain shut until further notice.

May 02, 2021, 11:43 AM IST

Sri Lanka bans burqa in public places, cites threat to national security

The Cabinet has decided to ban all forms of face coverings in public places, Cabinet spokesperson and information minister Keheliya Rambukwella told reporters here, without specifying burqas.

Apr 28, 2021, 11:14 AM IST

After Streak, THIS former Sri Lanka all-rounder banned for eight years

Lokuhettige was found guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Apr 19, 2021, 17:17 PM IST

Sri Lanka deploys 12000 security personnel at churches ahead of Easter on April 4

Senior Deputy Inspector General and police spokesperson Ajith Rohana said, "We have tightened security of churches by deploying over 12,000 security personnel." 

Apr 03, 2021, 15:52 PM IST

WI vs SL 2nd Test: Spirited batting display helps Sri Lanka draw second Test, series ends 0-0

With the result, the trophy was shared between the two teams as the first Test had also ended in a draw.

Apr 03, 2021, 10:20 AM IST

WI vs SL, 2nd Test: Brathwaite, Mayers, Holder fifties set 377 to win for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka need 348 runs to win the match on the final day of the Test.

Apr 02, 2021, 17:29 PM IST

WATCH: Thisara Perera smashes 6 sixes in an over, becomes first Sri Lankan to achieve the feat

Perera's knock, which had eight sixes in it, was also the second-fastest half-century by a Sri Lankan in List A cricket.

Mar 29, 2021, 17:12 PM IST

Indian Coast Guard’s big haul: Rs 3000 cr worth drugs, 5 AK-47rifles, 1000 rounds seized

Boarding and search of the three vessels by Indian Coast Guard led to the seizure of 300 kg high-grade heroin, 5 AK-47 rifles with 1000 live rounds. 

Mar 25, 2021, 23:36 PM IST

US co-sponsors UK led resolution on human rights violations in Sri Lanka at 46th UNHRC session

The United States co-sponsored a resolution led by the United Kingdom on "Promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka" in the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Mar 25, 2021, 12:14 PM IST

Ram Mandir will import stones from 'Ashok Vatika' where Goddess Sita was held captive

Sita Eliya has a temple dedicated to Goddess Sita and is said to mark the place where she was held captive by the demon King Ravana and where she regularly prayed to Lord Rama for her rescue.

Mar 19, 2021, 08:56 AM IST