Tag: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Approves Extension Of Free-Visa Facility Till April 30

Colombo: The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved the extension of the free-visa scheme to nationals of 48 countries, including India, until April 30 as the tourism sector, which was picking up after the 2019 Easter terror attacks, took another hit due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was reported on Friday. “With the introduction of the free-visa […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Women's T20 WC: Sri Lanka opt to bat against India

Melbourne: Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Athapaththu on Saturday won the toss and elected to bat against India in their Group A game at the Junction Oval of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup. “We are going to bat first. I’m pretty confident about my batting group. Our main focus is to play positive cricket. 120 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Gotabaya Dissolves SL Parliament Paving Way For Polls

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued a special gazette notice, dissolving the Parliament and declaring parliamentary elections to be held on April 25. In the special gazette released by the Presidential Secretariat on Monday, Rajapaksa dissolved the Parliament from Monday midnight and summoned a new parliament to meet on May 14, Xinhua reported. […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Sri Lanka seeks USD 1.1 bn currency swap facility from India amidst depleting forex reserves

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested India to provide a special USD 1.1 billion currency swap facility to boost the country’s draining foreign exchange reserves in view of the economic slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rajapaksa’s office said that the new request is in addition to the USD 400 million amount Sri […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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COVID Impact: BCCI Confirms Team India Will Not Travel To Sri Lanka & Zimbabwe

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that the Indian cricket team will not travel to Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series in August. On Thursday, the Sri Lanka cricket board had already announced that the proposed limited-overs series against India in June was postponed in the wake of […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
2011 WC: Final Was Fixed, Alleges Ex-SL Minister; Mahela, Sangakkara Demand Proof

Colombo: Former Sri Lanka batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have asked for evidence after country’s former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that team’s 2011 World Cup final against India played in Mumbai was fixed. “Is the elections around the corner. Looks like the circus has started. Names and evidence?” Jayawardene said in a tweet […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Mahinda Rajapaksa Secures Landslide Win In Lanka Polls, PM Modi Congratulates

Colombo: When Mahinda Rajapaksa was vanquished in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections in 2015, many thought the shrewd leader, known for his brutal military campaign against the Tamil Tigers, was a spent force. But five years later, the 74-year-old leader is back at the top in Sri Lankan politics along with his three siblings, winning the […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Mahinda Rajapaksa Takes Oath As Sri Lankan Prime Minister For 4th Time

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in on Sunday as the country’s new prime minister at a historic Buddhist temple, days after his party won a landslide victory in the General Election. The 74-year-old Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) leader was administered the oath of office for the ninth Parliament by his […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Sri Lanka Elections: Mahinda Rajapaksa's Cabinet Sworn In

Colombo:  26 new ministers were sworn into Sri Lanka’s new Cabinet on Wednesday after the country recently held a Parliamentary election which saw the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa winning a landslide victory, securing a two-thirds majority in Parliament. The ministers took oath in front of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
India's Vaccine Diplomacy: 500,000 Covishield Doses To Sri Lanka

New Delhi: As a beneficiary of India’s vaccine diplomacy, Sri Lanka will on Thursday receive a consignment of 500,000 doses of ‘Covishield’ vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII). This gift of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Sri Lanka is a part of India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative under which India has gifted vaccines to […]

  • Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Sri Lanka Receives 5 Lakh Doses Of Covishield Vaccine Gifted By India
Sri Lanka Receives 5 Lakh Doses Of Covishield Vaccine Gifted By India

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday thanked India for its generosity after he received 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine donated by the country under the ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. India last week announced that it will send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Sri Lanka and seven other countries — Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 April 2021
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Watch: Sri Lanka Batsman Gunathilaka Controversially Given Out For ‘Obstructing The Field'

Antigua: Sri Lanka batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was given out  in the most unusual fashion for ‘obstructing the field’ during the first ODI against the West Indies in Antigua on Wednesday. The third umpire gave him out in a way that is being considered controversial after Kieron Pollard appealed for his wicket when his foot seemingly […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021