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Tag: Sri Lanka

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 […]

Lanka and NorWesters blow Windies out of World T20 semis

A dominant Sri Lanka on Thursday made it to the ICC World T20 final for the third time knocking out defending champions West Indies by 27 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method after thundershowers stopped proceedings in the 14th over of the second innings

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Mahela to quit T20Is after WC as one of most successful batter

Sri Lankan stalwart Mahela Jayawardene on Monday announced his retirement from Twenty20 International cricket after the conclusion of the ongoing ICC World T20 in Bangladesh, a format in which he flourished as one of the most successful batsmen

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Malinga and Thirimanne guide SL to 5th Asia Cup

Sri Lanka on Saturday regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thrimanne's fluent century, here

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Rampaging SL take on lowly B'desh in Asia Cup ODI

On a rampaging run with three wins in as many matches, table-toppers Sri Lanka will look to continue their unbeaten streak when they take on a demoralised Bangladesh in an inconsequential one-dayer of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here tomorrow