Articles about Sri Lanka
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.