Articles about Sri Lanka

Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

25 Jun 2021

Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

A fire broke out on a container ship sailing toward Singapore in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan Navy said on Friday, a week after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank near the country's main port in Colombo nearly a month after catching fire.

SL players refuse to sign contracts; England tour in doubt

06 Jun 2021

SL players refuse to sign contracts; England tour in doubt

In a major development, a total of 38 players have refused to sign the tour contracts offered by Sri Lanka Cricket ahead of the England tour.

Authorities warn against 'acid rains' due to burning cargo ship

29 May 2021

Authorities warn against 'acid rains' due to burning cargo ship

Sri Lanka's apex environment body has warned that there could be slight acid rains due to the emission of nitrogen dioxide from the Singapore-flagged cargo ship which caught fire on May 20, 9.5 nautical miles from the coast in Colombo.

Sri Lanka win third ODI, Bangladesh seal three-match series 2-1

28 May 2021

Sri Lanka win third ODI, Bangladesh seal three-match series 2-1

A stunning five-wicket haul by Dushmantha Chameera helped Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in the third ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

1st ODI: Bangladesh humble Sri Lanka in Dhaka

23 May 2021

1st ODI: Bangladesh humble Sri Lanka in Dhaka

A resounding spell by spinner Mehidy Hasan helped Bangladesh defeat Sri Lanka by 33 runs in the first ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

Rahul Dravid to coach Team India on Sri Lanka tour

20 May 2021

Rahul Dravid to coach Team India on Sri Lanka tour

The head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Rahul Dravid, will be the coach of Team India for the upcoming limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka.

SLC lines up Lanka Premier League from July 30 onwards

13 May 2021

SLC lines up Lanka Premier League from July 30 onwards

The second season of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be played from July 30 to August 22, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the same.

First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Sri Lanka

08 May 2021

First case of Indian COVID-19 variant detected in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, on Saturday, detected its first case of the Indian variant of coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.

COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans travelers from India with immediate effect

06 May 2021

COVID-19: Sri Lanka bans travelers from India with immediate effect

Sri Lanka became the latest country on Thursday to announce that all arrivals from India will be banned with immediate effect due to the record rise in COVID-19 cases in the neighboring country.

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera announces international retirement

03 May 2021

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera announces international retirement

Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera has announced his retirement from international cricket.

New and more potent coronavirus strain detected in Sri Lanka

24 Apr 2021

New and more potent coronavirus strain detected in Sri Lanka

A new coronavirus strain that is airborne and more potent than all those found previously in Sri Lanka has been discovered in the country, according to a top immunologist.

Sri Lanka Police warn shoppers against breaking COVID-19 health guidelines

12 Apr 2021

Sri Lanka Police warn shoppers against breaking COVID-19 health guidelines

Sri Lankan Police has warned of strict action against shoppers flouting the COVID-19 health guidelines ahead of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year to be celebrated on Wednesday.

Facing delay in securing vaccines, Lanka temporarily suspends COVID-19 jabs

02 Apr 2021

Facing delay in securing vaccines, Lanka temporarily suspends COVID-19 jabs

Sri Lanka has temporarily halted its COVID-19 vaccination program as there was a delay in securing more AstraZeneca vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII), a top health minister has said.

WI vs SL, 2nd Test: Key takeaways from Day 4

02 Apr 2021

WI vs SL, 2nd Test: Key takeaways from Day 4

West Indies are in complete control of the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound.

WI vs SL, 2nd Test: Key takeaways from Day 2

31 Mar 2021

WI vs SL, 2nd Test: Key takeaways from Day 2

The second Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka remains evenly poised after Lahiru Thirimanne gave the visitors an ideal start on Day 2.

Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera smashes six sixes in an over

29 Mar 2021

Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera smashes six sixes in an over

All-rounder Thisara Perera has become the first Sri Lankan player to hit six sixes in an over in any form of professional cricket.

Chaminda Vaas to continue as Sri Lanka's fast-bowling consultant

27 Mar 2021

Chaminda Vaas to continue as Sri Lanka's fast-bowling consultant

In a major development, Chaminda Vaas is set to continue as the fast-bowling consultant of Sri Lanka after an agreement with the cricket board.

WI vs SL, 1st Test ends in draw: Records broken

26 Mar 2021

WI vs SL, 1st Test ends in draw: Records broken

An incredible ton by Nkrumah Bonner helped West Indies draw the first Test against Sri Lanka at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound.

WI vs SL, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day 2

23 Mar 2021

WI vs SL, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day 2

West Indies are in complete control of the first Test against Sri Lanka, which is being held at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound.

Ram Temple will hold piece of history from Sri Lanka

20 Mar 2021

Ram Temple will hold piece of history from Sri Lanka

A stone from Sita Eliya, the place in Sri Lanka where Goddess Sita is believed to have been held captive, will be used in the Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya and serve as a pillar of strength for India-Lanka ties, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.

RSWS: SL Legends beat SA, set-up summit clash with India

20 Mar 2021

RSWS: SL Legends beat SA, set-up summit clash with India

An incredible five-for by Nuwan Kulasekara helped Sri Lanka Legends beat South Africa Legends by eight wickets in the Road Safety World Series T20 semi-final.

Sri Lanka won't rush to ban burqas: Cabinet Spokesman

16 Mar 2021

Sri Lanka won't rush to ban burqas: Cabinet Spokesman

The Sri Lankan government will not rush through the process to ban burqas and the decision on the issue would be taken after reaching a consensus, a senior minister said on Tuesday.

West Indies win 3rd ODI, sweep SL 3-0: Interesting numbers

15 Mar 2021

West Indies win 3rd ODI, sweep SL 3-0: Interesting numbers

A defiant hundred by Darren Bravo helped West Indies defeat Sri Lanka in the third ODI at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

West Indies thrash Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI: Records broken

13 Mar 2021

West Indies thrash Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI: Records broken

An incredible hundred by Evin Lewis powered West Indies to victory in the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.

Kraigg Brathwaite replaces Jason Holder as West Indies Test captain

12 Mar 2021

Kraigg Brathwaite replaces Jason Holder as West Indies Test captain

Opener Kraigg Brathwaite has been named the new Test captain of West Indies ahead of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.

1st ODI, Hope's ton helps WI beat SL: Records broken

11 Mar 2021

1st ODI, Hope's ton helps WI beat SL: Records broken

An astounding ton by Shai Hope helped West Indies beat Sri Lanka in the first ODI at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.

WI beat SL in 3rd T20I, win series: Records broken

08 Mar 2021

WI beat SL in 3rd T20I, win series: Records broken

An all-round effort by Fabian Allen helped West Indies defeat Sri Lanka in a low-scoring third T20I at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.

WI vs SL, 1st T20I: Match preview, stats and more

03 Mar 2021

WI vs SL, 1st T20I: Match preview, stats and more

International cricket returns to the Caribbean as West Indies and Sri Lanka are set to lock horns in the first T20I on March 4.

Sri Lanka to purchase ten million Covishield doses from India

19 Feb 2021

Sri Lanka to purchase ten million Covishield doses from India

Sri Lanka will purchase ten million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine from India, officials have said.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane move up in ICC Test Rankings

30 Jan 2021

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane move up in ICC Test Rankings

Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have surged in the latest ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen.

Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination

30 Jan 2021

Sri Lanka: No adverse reactions so far following vaccination

No adverse reactions or side-effects have so far been reported by those who were vaccinated in Sri Lanka on Friday with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield, provided by India, health officials said on Saturday.

Records Joe Root can script in the India-England Test series

29 Jan 2021

Records Joe Root can script in the India-England Test series

England cricket team skipper Joe Root will be looking to make his presence felt in the upcoming four-match Test series against India, starting February 5.

Sri Lanka kicks off coronavirus inoculations with Indian vaccine

29 Jan 2021

Sri Lanka kicks off coronavirus inoculations with Indian vaccine

Sri Lanka on Friday launched its national coronavirus immunization campaign by administering the first shots to frontline health workers, soldiers, and security personnel, a day after India gifted 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine to the island nation.

Sri Lanka to procure two to three million Covishield doses

27 Jan 2021

Sri Lanka to procure two to three million Covishield doses

Sri Lanka will purchase two to three million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, from its Indian manufacturing company Serum Institute of India during the next two days, Lalith Weeratunga, the advisor to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said on Wednesday.

Root can break all-time record of Sachin Tendulkar: Geoffrey Boycott

26 Jan 2021

Root can break all-time record of Sachin Tendulkar: Geoffrey Boycott

England recently defeated Sri Lanka in the second Test to win the two-Test series 2-0.

England win Galle Test, rout Sri Lanka 2-0: Records broken

25 Jan 2021

England win Galle Test, rout Sri Lanka 2-0: Records broken

England defeated hosts Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second and final Test at the Galle International Stadium.

Joe Root smashes 19th career Test ton: Records broken

24 Jan 2021

Joe Root smashes 19th career Test ton: Records broken

England captain Joe Root scored a valiant century in the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka.

James Anderson takes 30th five-wicket haul in Test cricket

23 Jan 2021

James Anderson takes 30th five-wicket haul in Test cricket

Legendary England pacer James Anderson showed his brilliance with the ball on Day 2 of the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Angelo Mathews smashes 11th career Test ton: Records broken

22 Jan 2021

Angelo Mathews smashes 11th career Test ton: Records broken

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews brought up his 11th career Test century in the ongoing Day 1 of the second Test against England in Galle.

Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

21 Jan 2021

Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

The England cricket team will hope to win the Test series against Sri Lanka when the two sides face each other in the second encounter, starting Friday.