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Tag: Colombo

Indian Cricket Team
SLC Jumps To Indian Cricket Team's Defence After Ranatunga Criticism

Out of the 20-member India squad, 14 players have represented India across all formats or in some form, and not a second string team, SLC

Indian Team
India's Limited Overs Series In Sri Lanka To Be Played In Colombo: Report

Colombo's R. Premadasa Stadium will host all the matches in India's upcoming limited overs series against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Prez further extends state of emergency

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday further extended the state of emergency by a month considering the security situation in the country. The President signed an extraordinary gazette notification which said the emergency was in effect for public security, the preservation of public order and the maintenance of supplies and services essential to […]

SriLankan Airlines named world's most punctual

Colombo: SriLankan Airlines, the flag carrier of the island nation, has been named the ‘World’s Most Punctual Airline’ for the second consecutive time with over 90 per cent of its flights in May being “on time”, authorities said here Friday. SriLankan Airlines said in a statement that it had achieved this status for the second […]

Sri Lanka to host ADB annual meeting in 2021

Colombo: Sri Lanka will host the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Colombo in May 2021 and it will attract over 3,000 delegates, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the annual meeting of the ADB Board of Governors was an opportunity for member governments to interact with […]

Sri Lankan public urged to surrender swords, knives

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have urged the public to surrender swords and large knives amid heightened security concerns following the deadly April 21 Easter Sunday bombings. On Saturday, the Sri Lanka Police’s media unit said the public has time until Sunday to handover the swords and knives at the nearest police stations, reports the Daily […]

Sri Lanka suspects international link in bombings

Colombo: A wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials said. The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Thowheed Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the bombings. Another 500 people were injured in the suicide attacks […]

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court stays dissolution of Parliament

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed until December 7 the dissolution of Parliament by the President, granting interim relief to political parties that had urged the apex court to junk Maithripala Sirisena’s decision. A three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Nalin Perera heard petitions filed by several political parties on Monday and […]

Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has signed a special gazette notification dissolving parliament and declaring January 5, 2019, as the date for a snap parliamentary election. The President said late Friday that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the parliamentary elections would be called from November 19 to 26, […]

Ranatunga arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka amid political crisis

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Minister and cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested on Monday for the first violent incident that killed one person during the on going political crisis in the country, police said. The political crises in Sri Lanka took an ugly turn on Sunday when bodyguards of 54-year-old Ranatunga, a loyalist of Prime […]

Sri Lankan President suspends Parliament amidst political crisis

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday suspended Parliament till November amid a political crisis which erupted after he sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Presidential Secretariat said Sirisena had instructed to prorogue Parliament till November 16 and a gazette notification had been issued, the Daily […]

4 killed in Sri Lankan storm

Colombo: At least four persons were killed and over 10,000 affected as heavy rains and strong winds lashed Sri Lanka over the weekend, the government said on Monday. Disaster Management Center (DMC) spokesperson Pradeep Kodippili in the latest update said the four deaths were reported from Kalutara and Galle. Heavy rains had caused flash floods […]

34,000 suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka

Colombo: The number of people suffering from dengue in Sri Lanka has increased to over 34,000 so far this year, with Colombo reporting the highest number of infected patients, official statistics revealed on Monday. The statistics from the Epidemiology Unit said that in August, 1,075 patients have been diagnosed with dengue from across the island […]

Child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s health officials on Thursday warned that a virus affecting children was spreading in the island’s south and five deaths had been reported. The government’s Information Department quoting medical officials said the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle had been experiencing an increase in the number of patients who arrived with a fever over […]

New role for India emerging in renewed relationship with SE Asia: Baijayant

Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda who was at the Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka stressed on a new role emerging for India in the renewal of relationship with South East Asian countries. Talking to media at the conference, Panda said, “The relationship which India and Odisha shared with the countries of the Indian […]

India defeat Sri Lanka in 4th ODI

Colombo: Disciplined bowling from Jasprit Bumrah, Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav helped India defeat Sri Lanka by 168 runs at R. Premadasa Stadium here on Friday to go 4-0 up in their five-match One-Day International cricket series. Bumrah, Pandya and Yadav picked up two wickets each. The hosts lost wickets at regular intervals to be bundled […]

Sri Lankan navy commissions India-built Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel

Colombo: An Indian-built Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) has been commissioned by the Sri Lankan navy at a ceremony in Colombo harbour. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena launched the country’s newest acquisition– “SLNS Sayurala”–earlier this week at the ceremony at the Eastern Container Terminal of the Port of Colombo. Flag Officer Commander in Chief Southern […]

Air India
Direct AI flights between Colombo and Varanasi from Aug: Modi

Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India’s flag carrier Air India would begin direct flights between Colombo and the holy city of Varanasi from August. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka, made the announcement of the beginning of the flights during his address at the inauguration of the International […]

Sri Lankan Naval staff found dead inside cargo vessel

Dhamra: The body of a Sri Lankan Naval staff was found inside a cargo vessel at Dharma Port today. The deceased has been identified as Priyantha D Silva (53), a resident of Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. According to reports, a Bangladeshi cargo vessel Bedford Castle was on the way to Dharma Port […]

Odia swimmer Pratyasha bags 2 gold at SAAC-2016

Bhubaneswar: Bringing laurels for the state as well as for the country, Odia swimmer Pratyasha Ray bagged two gold medals and one silver medal at the South Asian Aquatic Championship (SAAC) 2016, held at Colombo in Sri Lanka. According to reports, Pratyasha won two gold medals in 4X100m relay event and 4X100 mixed relay event […]