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Tag: Sri Lanka

India now virtually terror free: Modi

Nashik (Maharashtra): Citing the example of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed nearly 300 people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that India is now virtually “terror-free” barring some pockets of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing an election rally at Pimpalgaon in Nashik district, Modi said: “Scores were killed in Sri Lanka […]

Cricketers condemn Sri Lanka blasts, send condolences

New Delhi: The Indian cricket fraternity has strongly condemned the serial blasts at multiple locations in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which killed 207 people and injured over 450 others. India captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, among others, sent their condolences to the victims. “Shocked to hear the news coming in from […]

It's shameful: Bollywood condemns Sri Lanka mayhem

Mumbai: After a string of serial blasts rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killing 185 people, Bollywood celebrities like Jacqueline Fernandez, Shekhar Kapur and Vivek Anand Oberoi condemned the bloodbath as an act of cowardice. Here what they tweeted: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is from Sri Lanka, wrote: “Extremely sad. It’s unfortunate that one is not […]

Sri Lanka attacks: Toll goes up to 290, includes 8 Indians

Colombo: Eight Indians, including five activists of political party JD-S, were on Monday confirmed dead in Easter Sundays multiple terror attacks in Sri Lanka as the overall toll rose to 290, on a day which saw recovery of 87 detonators. The Sri Lankan government blamed a local Muslim group, National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), for the […]

Sri Lanka to get $1 bn Chinese loan, sign free trade pact

Beijing: Sri Lanka will get a $1 billion loan from China, its biggest lender and might sign a free trade agreement with Beijing, becoming the third country to ink such a pact in India’s neighbourhood. Sri Lankan envoy to Beijing Karunasena Kodituwakku, who made the announcement here, said it was wrong to accuse China of […]

Over 60,000 people affected by Sri Lanka flash floods

Colombo: Over 60,000 people have been affected by flash floods and heavy winds in Sri Lanka’s northern part after days of heavy rains, officials said on Monday. Out of those affected, over 11,000 people were evacuated to safe locations as their homes were inundated due to continuous rains, Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre was cited […]

Wickremesinghe likely to take oath as Sri Lanka's PM on Sunday

Colombo: Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to take oath as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister on Sunday after disputed Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign on Saturday, signalling an end to the nearly two-month power tussle in the island nation. President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly agreed to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Wickremesinghe in the post after a discussion […]

Sri Lankan Parliament passes no-trust vote against Rajapaksa

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Wednesday passed a motion of no-confidence against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his controversially appointed government, a day after the Supreme Court stayed a presidential decree dissolving the legislature. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced that a majority of the 225-member Assembly supported the motion against former President Rajapaksa who was made […]

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 dissolves parliament amid political row

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament late on Friday amid a political crisis that erupted in the island nation since October 26, local media reported. Sirisena signed a special gazette notification, dissolving the Parliament from Saturday , Xinhua quoting a report said. The island nation has been facing a political turmoil since October […]

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 […]

Ex-Cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga arrested over fatal shooting in Sri Lanka

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 crisis in Sri Lanka took an ugly turn on Sunday when bodyguards of 54-year-old Ranatunga, a loyalist of Prime […]

India closely following developments in Sri Lanka

New Delhi: India is closely following the political developments in Sri Lanka where President Maithripala Sirisena appointed his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister after ousting Ranil Wickremesinghe from the post, the External Affairs Ministry said on Sunday. “India is closely following the recent political developments in Sri Lanka,” Ministry spokesman Raveeh Kumar said in […]

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 […]

India crush Sri Lanka by 144 runs to lift 6th U19 Asia Cup title

Dhaka: India rode on an all-round show to crush Sri Lanka by 144 runs to bag the Under-19 Asia Cup 2018 title at the Shere Bangla National stadium here on Sunday. This was also India’s sixth U-19 Asia Cup title after winning the tournament earlier in 1989, 2003, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Opting to bat […]

SAFF Cup: India beat Sri Lanka 2-0 to start on a high

Dhaka: The Indian football team began its SAFF Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in their opening fixture at the Bangabandhu Stadium here on Wednesday. A goal each from Ashique Kuruniyan (35th minute) and Lalianzuala Chhangte (47th) settled the issue for the defending champions. India, fielding the youngest team in the competition, […]

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 […]

Sri Lanka may grant visa free entry to tourist friendly nations

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a task force to study the possibility of granting visa free entry to visitors from certain tourist friendly nations in order to boost arrivals, authorities said on Monday. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said that some of the countries under consideration are India, China along with some […]

23 killed, over 1.66 lakh affected as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka

Colombo: At least 23 persons were killed and over 1.66 lakh persons were affected due to heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka in the past 10 days, official figures indicated on Sunday. Over 75,013 of the affected people have been evacuated from flooded areas whereas 13 persons have been reported missing, the country’s Disaster Management […]

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 […]

Over 8,000 affected by Sri Lanka flash floods

Colombo: Over 8,000 people were affected as heavy rains caused flash floods in Sri Lanka’s Galle and Kalutara districts, the Disaster Management Centre said on Monday. Several people were evacuated from their homes due to the heavy downpour on Sunday but as the rains ceased by Monday morning, the situation was normalising, Disaster Management Centre’s […]

CWG 2018: Mary Kom enters women's 48kg final

Gold Coast (Australia): Veteran Indian star M.C. Mary Kom defeated Anusha Dilruksh of Sri Lanka to enter the final of the women’s 48 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Wednesday. Mary’s experience and superior technique stood her in good stead as she carved out a unanimous 5:0 verdict against the veteran […]

Nidahas Trophy Cricket: A new sports channel to broadcast matches live!

Colombo/Bhubaneswar: Team India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma is all set to lock horns against its neighbors Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the Nidahas Trophy which is all set to begin from today in at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. This tri-nation T20I series is going to be played to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 70th […]

Sri Lanka trounces Bangladesh by 215 runs, wins series 1-0

Dhaka: Sri Lankan spinners masterminded a fantastic 215-run win over Bangladesh on the third day of the second and final cricket Test to seal a 1-0 away series win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Saturday. Roshen Silva led the batting charge to help set Bangladesh a 339-run target, and with Akila Dananjaya and […]

On I-Day, Sri Lanka vows to achieve economic freedom

Colombo: Sri Lanka celebrated the 70th anniversary of its Independence here on Sunday with grand military parades and attendance of political leaders. Sri Lanka tri-forces held a colourful grand parade along the Galle Road, close to the Colombo Harbour to celebrate the 70th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule in 1948, Xinhua reported. In […]

Barabati T20: Cricket fans resent errors in online tickets; OCA promises smooth match

Cuttack: A few hours before the much awaited India-Sri Lanka T20 match, errors in online tickets have created resentment among the frenzied game lovers. The online tickets reportedly do not have seat numbers mentioned neither bear the signature of Cuttack DCP. The tickets which were sold at the counter bear the authorised signature and proper […]

Odisha’s ‘santula’ & ‘machha besara’ on wish list of Indian T20 team!

Cuttack: Guess what! The Indian cricket players have made a wish list of typical Odia cuisines like ‘santula’ and ‘machha  besara’ that they want to relish during the T20 match to be played at Barabati stadium tomorrow. Official sources said, Odisha’s ‘Santula’ and ‘Chuna macha Besar’ will be among the special local dishes which will […]

India, Sri Lanka teams arrive in Bhubaneswar for Barabati T20

Cuttack: Ahead of the first T20 international match of the ongoing series at Barabati stadium on December 20, both India and Sri Lanka cricket teams arrived to a rousing reception at Bhubaneswar here on Monday. Both the teams reached Biju Patnaik International Airport in a special plane from Visakhapatnam in the afternoon and were escorted […]

Six held for black-marketing tickets ahead of Barabati T20 match

Cuttack:  A special squad of Commissionerate Police today arrested six persons for allegedly black-marketing tickets of India-Sri Lanka T20 match to be played at Barabati Stadium on December 20. As many as 39 tickets were seized from them, police said. Some touts were allegedly selling tickets at much higher prices to make quick bucks. Acting […]

India clinches ODI series against Sri Lanka

Visakhapatnam: India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday. The Indians dominated with both bat and ball, restricting Sri Lanka to 215 runs before Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten century helped them canter to a big win with 17.5 overs […]

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Cricket frenzy: Tension at Barabati over ticket sale for India-SL T20

Cuttack: Cricket fans were seen disappointed and created uproar outside Barabati Stadium after they were told all tickets were sold out for the upcoming India-Sri Lanka T20 International here. The frustrated spectators who had gathered in large numbers to buy tickets at the counters outside the stadium broke barricades and pelted stones. Later, police deployed […]

Sri Lanka becomes 163rd nation to accede to landmine ban treaty

Colombo: Sri Lanka has become the 163rd nation to accede to the anti-personnel mine ban convention, fulfilling the pledge it made last year to join the international community in supporting the ongoing landmine clearance programme, the foreign ministry said here today. Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN Rohan Perera deposited the Instrument of Accession […]

India defeats Sri Lanka by 141 runs to square ODI series

Mohali: India downed Sri Lanka by 141 runs in the second One-day International and squared the three-match rubber 1-1 at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. Chasing a mammoth 394, most of the visiting batsmen failed to capitalise on their starts, barring Angelo Mathews, who stroked a patient unbeaten 132-ball 111 […]

Sri Lanka thrash India in first ODI

Dharamsala: Sri Lanka dominated with both bat and ball to outclass India by seven wickets in the first One-day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. After opting to field, Sri Lanka rode on career best figures of 4/13 from pacer Suranga Lakmal to restrict India to a lowly total […]

Cuttack all set for India-Sri Lanka T20 at Barabati

Cuttack: The cricket lovers of the Millennium City are eagerly waiting for the T20 International Cricket game between India and Sri Lanka to be played at Barabati Stadium on December 20. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has declared the 15-member Indian squad without regular skipper Virat Kohli for the three match […]

Kohli equals Sachin and Sehwag's record

New Delhi: Captain Virat Kohli joined Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in sharing the record of most number (six) of double centuries for India in Test cricket on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka here on Sunday. Kohli, playing in his 63rd Test, took 238 deliveries to complete his […]

3rd Test: India wins toss, elects to bat

  New Delhi: India won the toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in the third Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla Cricket Ground here on Saturday. For India, pacer Mohammed Shami replaces Umesh Yadav and opener Shikhar Dhawan comes in place of Lokesh Rahul. Sri Lanka has made three changes — Lakshan Sandakan, Dhananjaya […]

India beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs

Nagpur: India defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs in the second Test match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here today. Beginning the day 384 behind and needing to bat about five sessions to save the Test, Sri Lanka failed to step up to the pressure and were bundled out for 166 […]

Kohli hits double century; India at 610/6 on Day 3

Nagpur: Skipper Virat Kohli’s 213 took India to 610/6 declared in their first innings as Sri Lanka reached 21/1 in their second innings, trailing by 384 runs on the third day of their second Test here on Sunday. Kohli shared a 173-run stand for the fifth wicket with Rohit Sharma (102 not out), who slammed […]

Kohli jumps to 5th spot in Test rankings for batsmen

Dubai: India cricket captain Virat Kohli replaced Australian opener David Warner to grab the fifth spot in the rankings for Test batsmen, while Ravindra Jadeja has slipped to the third position in the bowlers’ chart, it was announced on Tuesday. Kohli completed his 50th international century in the first match of the three-Test series against […]