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Tag: Sri Lanka

Eden Test: India miss win by a whisker against Sri Lanka

Kolkata: Virat Kohli played a captains knock of 104 not out while Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled with a spectacular figures of 11-8-8-4 as India narrowly missed a win when the first Test match against Sri Lanka ended in a draw at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Brief scores: India 172 and 352/8 declared (Virat Kohli […]

Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram: Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters off Thalaimannar coast today, the police said here today. According to information reaching here, the Sri Lankan Navy also seized the boat and have taken the fishermen to Thalaimannar district naval camp, they said. The […]

Sri Lankan President prays at Tirumala temple

Tirupati: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday offered prayers at the famed Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala here. He along with his wife Jayanthi Pushpa Kumari and son Daham Sirisena offered prayers during ‘Suprabatham Seva’, said an official of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the affairs of the hill shrine. After ‘darshan’, the […]

Mahmood unhappy with Pakistan's first day show vs Sri Lanka

Abu Dhabi: Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has expressed disappointment at his bowlers’ failure to pack off Sri Lanka cheaply on the opening day of the first Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here. Sri Lanka rode on the duo of opener Dimuth Karunaratne (93) and skipper Dinesh Chandimal (60 not out) to stage a […]

ICC launches probe into Sri Lanka cricket

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an anti-corruption investigation in Sri Lanka but did not specify if any particular series involving the country is under the scanner. The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) officers had recently visited the country as part of the probe, the world body said in a statement. “The ICC Anti-Corruption […]

Sri Lanka qualify for 2019 cricket World Cup

Dubai: Sri Lanka have qualified for the 2019 World Cup after the West Indies lost the first One-Day International (ODI) against England at Old Trafford, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed. “With September 30, 2017, set as the cut-off date for automatic qualification for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament, the Windies (78 points) now cannot […]

Kohli stars as India thrash Sri Lanka in T20I

Colombo: Virat Kohli led from the front with some explosive batting as India thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the one-off Twenty20 International at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Wednesday. Kohli plundered 82 runs off just 54 deliveries, smashing seven boundaries and a six as the visitors chased down the 171-run target with […]

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 aim to whitewash Sri Lanka in final ODI

Colombo: High on confidence after taking an unassailable 4-0 lead, a dominant India will look to complete a whitewash of Sri Lanka when the two teams face off in the fifth and final One-day International (ODI) at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. India had earlier achieved this feat, thrashing Sri Lanka 5-0, […]

India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in 3rd ODI

Pallekele (Sri Lanka): Riding on opener Rohit Sharma’s brilliant century, India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to seal the five match One-Day International (ODI) series 3-0 here on Sunday. Apart from Rohit (122 not out), former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (61 not out) played a perfect support role at the other end after India’s […]

Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat

Pallekele (Sri Lanka): Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat against India in the third of the five-match One Day International (ODI) series at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Sri Lanka batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal have replaced suspended Upul Tharanga and injured Danushka Gunathilaka respectively in the match. India […]

Upbeat India look to dominate Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

Pallekele (Sri Lanka): Fresh from a nine-wicket victory in the series opener, India will look to dominate a lacklusture Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. The visitors thrashed Sri Lanka in the first ODI thanks to left-arm spinner Axar Patel who returned figures of […]

First ODI: Dhawan, Kohli guide India to 9-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Dambulla (Sri Lanka): Power-packed innings from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli guided India to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first One Day International (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Dhawan slammed 132 runs in 90 balls while Kohli smashed 82 runs off 70 deliveries. Both players […]

Sri Lanka gets new Foreign Minister

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Development Assignments Tilak Marapana was on Tuesday sworn in as the country’s new Foreign Minister in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena, officials said. Marapana has replaced former Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who resigned from office last week over corruption allegations, Sri Lanka’s Adaderana news portal reported. Marapana was appointed Development […]

India thrash Sri Lanka in third Test

Kandy (Sri Lanka): India thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs on the third day of the third and final Test match to sweep the series 3-0 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Monday. Chasing the first innings deficit of 352 runs, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 in the […]

Third Test: India win toss, opt to bat vs Sri Lanka

Kandy (Sri Lanka): India won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Saturday. The visitors already 2-0 up in the series, brought in chinaman Kuldeep Yadav in place of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was banned for one match for breach of conduct. On the […]

Axar to replace Jadeja for 3rd Test vs Sri Lanka

Colombo: Left-arm spinner Axar Patel was on Wednesday named as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the India squad for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, starting at Pallekele on Saturday. Jadeja, the recently crowned No.1 Test all-rounder, was handed an one-match ban for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in the Colombo […]

ICC suspends Jadeja from 3rd SL Test after breach of conduct

Colombo: India spinner Ravindra Jadeja was today suspended for the third Test against Sri Lanka as his accumulated demerit points reached six within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. Jadeja threw ball at opener Dimuth Karunaratne off his own bowling when the batsman was inside the crease and […]

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 […]

Second Test: India to bat against Sri Lanka

Colombo: India won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the second cricket Test match here on Thursday. India made one change to their playing XI. Fit-again opener Lokesh Rahul replaced Abhinav Mukund in the top order. Host Sri Lanka made three changes to the side that was thrashed by India in […]

India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs to win first Test

Galle: Spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each to help India thrash Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday. Chasing a mammoth 550, Sri Lanka, reduced to nine men after skipper Rangana […]

India elect to bat against Sri Lanka in opening Test

Galle: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match Test series here on Wednesday. Playing the first game under new coach Ravi Shastri, India decided to go with five bowlers. All-rounder Hardik Pandya is making his Test debut. Sri Lanka, meanwhile is led […]

Formidable India fancy chances against Sri Lanka in first Test

Galle: After a dominating end to the home Test season that included series wins against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia, India are all set to start afresh under new coach Ravi Shastri, when they take on Sri Lanka in the three-Test series here. Going into the first Test of the series on Wednesday, the Virat […]

EU gives 300,000 euros to flood-hit Sri Lanka

Colombo: The European Union (EU) has allocated 300,000 euros in humanitarian funding to flood-stricken Sri Lanka, it was announced on Friday. “This contribution from the EU will allow our partners on the ground to provide relief to the most-impacted families. This is an expression of solidarity from the European people to the people of Sri Lanka,” […]

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Lanka floods: Rescue efforts on as death toll rises to 164

Colombo: Rescuers in Sri Lanka today pulled out more bodies buried in the mudslides triggered by the country’s worst torrential rains in 14 years, taking the death toll to 164. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 104 people are still missing while 88 remain in hospital. The incessant rains experienced since Thursday night have driven […]

Lankan Prez names new foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today replaced his foreign minister who had averted possible international sanctions on the country over the alleged war crimes committed during the decades-long civil war with Tamil rebels. The move to switch the portfolios of foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera and finance minister Ravi Karunanayake was part of the first […]

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PM to visit Lanka today, says it reflects strong relationship

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his visit to Sri Lanka beginning today is a sign of “strong relationship” between the two countries and brings to the fore the shared heritage of Buddhism. During his two-day visit, he will participate in the International Vesak Day celebrations, the biggest festival of Buddhists, inaugurate a hospital […]

Sudarsan plans to create longest sand Buddha in Sri Lanka

Bhubaneswar: Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik is all set to create the world’s longest sand Buddha in Sri Lanka. Pattnaik said that he has been invited by the High Commission of India in Colombo to participate in the 14th International Vesak Day Celebrations organised by Government of Sri Lanka. Before leaving for Sri Lanka the […]

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Sri Lanka keen to boost economic ties with India: Wickremesinghe

Colombo: Sri Lanka is looking forward to strengthen economic cooperation with India, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, noting that development of strategic eastern port town of Trincomalee will be discussed during his visit to the country next week. Wickremesinghe will arrive in New Delhi on April 25 on a five-day visit during which he will […]

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International conclave poised to give exposure to Odisha’s Buddhist treasure

Bhubaneswar: The famous archaeological sites in Lalitgiri-Udaygiri-Ratnagiri in Odisha’s Jajpur district would be abuzz with intellectual discourses during a three-day International Buddhist Conclave scheduled to begin on April 10. “Hundreds of Buddhist scholars and researchers will attend the global meet. The event of this nature will provide much needed international exposure to Buddhist treasures spread […]

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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to win 100th Test

Colombo: Bangladesh racked up a thrilling four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka riding a brilliant all-round performance from Shakib Al Hasan to seal a memorable 100th Test win here on Sunday. Chasing 191 to win, Tamim Iqbal struck a fine 82 before skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (22 not out) carried Bangladesh over the finishing line on a dramatic […]

Barabati stadium gets back Test venue status after 22 years

Cuttack: The cricket lovers of Odisha have a lot to cheer about as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today accorded Test venue status to Barabati stadium after 22 years. The BCCI made an announcement to this effect at its annual general body meeting in Mumbai. Talking to OTV over phone, secretary […]

Modi arrives in Sri Lanka on third leg of three-nation tour

Prime minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Sri Lankan capital early Thursday on the third and final leg of his three-nation visit. His visit is the first bilateral prime ministerial visit to Sri Lanka in 28 years

Record-breaking Sangakkara, Dilshan power Sri Lanka to 363

Kumar Sangakkara (95-ball 124) became the first batsman to record four consecutive hundreds in One-Day International (ODI) cricket as Sri Lanka posted an imposing 363 all out in 50 overs against Scotland in a World Cup Pool A game at the Bellerive Oval here today

Sri Lanka Pacer Lakmal fined for 'dangerous' bowling

Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal was fined 30 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for showing "no remorse" after he bowled two beam balls in their win over England in a World Cup Pool B match here on Sunday

Sri Lankan president prays at Bodh Gaya

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today visited Bihar's Bodh Gaya and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple amid tight security, police said

Sirisena ousts Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka, Modi hails win

Joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena was on Friday elected Sri Lanka's new president, decisively defeating Mahinda Rajapaksa in an election the incumbent scheduled two years ahead of time hoping an easy win

Rajapaksa admits defeat, Modi hails Sirisena win

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday conceded defeat in the presidential election after officials indicated a landslide win for joint opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.

Lankan Prez offers worship at Lord Venkateswara temple

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in the wee hours near here

Form, history give India edge against SL in WT20

Mirpur: In sublime form through the tournament, India would be aiming to become the first team to win the World Twenty20 title for a second time but a gutsy Sri Lanka stands in the way in what promises to an exciting summit clash between the subcontinental rivals here tomorrow. While Team India will be seeking […]