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Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka postponed

24 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka postponed

Bangladesh's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh unlikely to tour Sri Lanka in July

09 Jun 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh unlikely to tour Sri Lanka in July

Bangladesh are unlikely to tour Sri Lanka for their scheduled three-match Test series in July after senior players expressed reservations against travelling.

Five instances when Ajinkya Rahane rose to occasion for India

06 May 2020

Five instances when Ajinkya Rahane rose to occasion for India

Ajinkya Rahane has been the linchpin of Indian middle order in Test cricket, ever since he announced his arrival.

Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359

25 Apr 2019

Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359

Locals of Dematagoda, a quiet suburb in Sri Lankan capital Colombo, had no clue that a wealthy family in the neighborhood was planning something sinister behind closed doors.

Sri Lanka: Bomb explodes in van near Colombo church

22 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka: Bomb explodes in van near Colombo church

On Monday evening, a bomb exploded in a van near Colombo's St Anthony's Church, which was gutted during Sunday's attack.

Jihadist group Thowheed Jamath is responsible for Sri Lanka attacks

22 Apr 2019

Jihadist group Thowheed Jamath is responsible for Sri Lanka attacks

Reportedly, the Sri Lankan government has held jihadist group Thowheed Jamath responsible for Sunday's attack in the country that killed 290 and injured close to 500 people.

#SriLankaAttacks: Suicide bomber queued for breakfast, then set off blast

22 Apr 2019

#SriLankaAttacks: Suicide bomber queued for breakfast, then set off blast

Minutes before he ticked off a bomb at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel on Easter Sunday, the suicide bomber stood in a queue for breakfast buffet, reports AFP.

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

16 Oct 2018

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

Outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election defeat last month.

Colombo: Indian arrested over plot to assassinate Sri Lanka President

26 Sep 2018

Colombo: Indian arrested over plot to assassinate Sri Lanka President

An Indian national who was aware of an alleged plot to assassinate the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, has been arrested.

Corruption Probe: ICC ACU to conduct investigations in Lanka

08 Jun 2018

Corruption Probe: ICC ACU to conduct investigations in Lanka

Officers of the ICC's Anti Corruption Unit have arrived in Colombo and will be investigating corruption allegations against Sri Lankan officials associated with Galle stadium.

In a first, Pakistani diplomats on NIA's 'wanted' list

09 Apr 2018

In a first, Pakistani diplomats on NIA's 'wanted' list

In a first, Pakistani diplomats have been named in the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) 'wanted' list.

Nuwan Thushara: The Lasith Malinga 2.0

08 Mar 2018

Nuwan Thushara: The Lasith Malinga 2.0

Lasith Malinga's pin-point yorkers, colored curly hair and his uncanny sling bowling action make him one of the memorable cricketers to have graced the sport.