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SLC denies reports of players 'deliberately underperforming' in T20I series
Colombo, Sep 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday denied allegations of players 'deliberately underperforming' in the recently-concluded T20I series against South Africa. Certain media reports in the country claimed that some of the players in the team did not fully commit themselves on the field in a comprehensive 3-0 series loss to South Africa.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka's 16th Central Bank Governor assumes office
Colombo, Sep 16 (IANS) The 16th Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Ajith Nivard Cabraal, has assumed office.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Several patients with Black Fungus detected in SL
Colombo, Sep 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said patients with the Black Fungus had been detected from several areas of the country amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Over 50% of SL's population fully vaccinated against Covid
Colombo, Sep 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have completed vaccinating over 50 per cent of the country's total population against Covid-19, Cabinet Co-Spokesperson Dullas Alahapperuma said.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cricketing world looks back at Malinga's illustrious career
Colombo, Sep 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga's retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday prompted the cricketing world to look back to his wonderful career, with his former captain and teammate, Kumar Sangakkara, leading the tributes to celebrate the 38-year-old's illustrious career.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets, win series 3-0
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) Rezza Hendricks, and Quinton de Kock struck unbeaten half-centuries as South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the third T20I at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Tuesday, completing a 3-0 sweep in the three-match series.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
South Africa eye clean sweep against Sri Lanka in final T20I
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) Having taken an unassailable 2-0 lead against Sri Lanka, South Africa will be looking to sweep the three-match T20I series and assert their dominance in the final match when the teams clash at the R. Premadasa Stadium here later on Tuesday.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Refreshing to see so many spinners bowl for us: Shamsi
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS) South Africa may not have household names but they are still a good side and not 'rubbish' as people consider it, said their spinner Tabraiz Shamsi.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL PM calls for greater int'l cooperation to overcome Covid
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged closer international cooperation among all countries so that they can survive the Covid-19 pandemic and resume normal life, local media reported on Monday.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
De Kock's half century, Shamsi's bowling help SA clinch T20I series vs Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS) An unbeaten 58 off 48 deliveries by South African opener Quinton de Kock and fine bowling performances by Aiden Markram (3/21) and Tabraiz Shamsi (3/20) helped the visitors come up with a commanding performance to win the second T20I at the R Premadasa Stadium against Sri Lanka by nine wickets, to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Shanaka to lead 15-member Sri Lankan squad to T20 World Cup (Ld)
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS) Dasun Shanaka will lead a 15-member Sri Lankan squad for the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Dasun Shanaka to lead 15-member Sri Lankan squad to T20 World Cup
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS) Dasun Shanaka will lead a 15-member Sri Lankan squad for the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Major concerns in batting as Sri Lanka look to level T20I series vs SA
Colombo, Sep 11 (IANS) After going 1-0 down in the three-match T20I series, Sri Lanka will aim for improved their performance in all three departments in the second encounter against South Africa to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Sunday.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Disciplined bowling helps South Africa take 1-0 lead vs Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sep 11 (IANS) A disciplined effort from the South African bowlers, especially Keshav Maharaj (1/19) and Tabraiz Shamsi (1/20), helped the tourists defeat Sri Lanka by 28 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo here on Friday evening.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka extends nationwide curfew
Colombo, Sep 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities on Friday extended a nationwide quarantine curfew till September 21 aimed at preventing the further spread of Covid-19.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Over 10mn people in SL fully vaccinated against Covid
Colombo, Sep 10 (IANS) Over 10 million people, above the age of 30 years, have been fully vaccinated in Sri Lanka against Covid-19 since a mass inoculation program was launched in January, the Health Ministry said on Friday.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL hoteliers welcome request to ease tourist entry requirements
Colombo, Sep 10 (IANS) The Hotel Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) has welcomed a request by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to ease entry requirements for foreigners in a bid to revive the country's Covid-19 battered tourism industry, local media reported on Friday.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL PM leaves for Italy to attend G20 Interfaith Forum
Colombo, Sep 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has left for Italy to attend the G20 Interfaith Forum which will begin on Sunday.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL Catholic Church to take Easter Sunday blasts to UNHRC in Geneva
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Catholic Church has vowed to complain to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva against the governments failure to carry out justice for the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings.
2021-09-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
3rd ODI: Debutant Theeksana helps Sri Lanka beat South Africa
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) Spinner Maheesh Theeksana claimed four wickets for 37 runs on debut and helped Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 78 runs in a low-scoring third and final One-dayer at the Premadasa Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Amid financial crisis, SL passes a bill to legalise undisclosed assets
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Parliament on Tuesday passed a Finance Bill which allows legalising undisclosed assets.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
A lot at stake in ODI series decider between SA and Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka will hope to erase memories of the big loss against South Africa in the second One-day International on September 4 and bounce back to clinch the third and final match at the R Premadasa Stadium here when the match commences later on Tuesday.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL launches tourism promotion initiatives with Russia, Ukraine
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has launched tourism promotion initiatives with Russia and Ukraine aimed at reviving the sector which has been severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, a Minister said here.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka passes 'state of emergency' amid soaring food prices
Colombo, Sep 6 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Parliament on Monday passed the 'state of emergency' with claims to seize hidden food stocks amid soaring prices of food and essential items.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
4 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines arrive in SL
Colombo, Sep 6 (IANS) Four million doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines from China have arrived in Sri Lanka, as the island nation is in the midst of a large scale inoculation program against the virus.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lankan Navy seize 336 kg heroin, apprehend 7 Pakistanis (Ld)
Colombo Sep 6 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy has apprehended a trawler, allegedly involved in drug trafficking, in the high seas off Male, and brought it back to Colombo.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lankan Navy seize 336 kg heroin, apprehend 7 Pakistanis
Colombo Sep 5 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy has apprehended a trawler, allegedly involved in drug trafficking, in the high seas off Male, and brought it back to Colombo.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Malan ton, Shamsi five-for help South Africa level ODI series vs Sri Lanka 1-1
Colombo, Sep 5 (IANS) A 135-ball 121 from Janneman Malan and Tabraiz Shamsi's five-wicket haul helped South Africa register a 67-run victory over Sri Lanka to level the three-match One-day International series 1-1 and log 10 World Cup Super League points here.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
75% of above-30s in SL fully vaccinated against Covid-19
Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities said that 75 per cent of those aged above 30 in the country have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 amid a mass inoculation drive.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
South Africa captain Bavuma out of Sri Lanka tour with thumb fracture
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) South Africa's T20I and ODI skipper Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour due to a fracture in right thumb. In his absence, left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj will lead the team in ODIs. For the T20Is, the national selection panel would meet to decide on the skipper.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SA captain Bavuma out of Sri Lanka tour with thumb fracture
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) South Africa's T20I and ODI skipper Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour due to a fracture in right thumb. In his absence, left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj will lead the team in ODIs. For the T20Is, the national selection panel would meet to decide on the skipper.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL plans lockdown extension, vaccine rollout to curb Covid spike
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka has decided to extend the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown for another week with plans to continue vaccine rollout to check the current spike in daily Covid cases.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka hoping to keep momentum going vs SA in ODI series
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka will be looking to wrap up the three-match ODI series with a win in the second game against South Africa and gain crucial World Cup Super League points on Saturday following their thrilling victory 14-run victory in a high-scoring first ODI on September 2.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL commends UK's decision to proscribe LTTE
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka has commended the UK's move to maintain the proscription of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terrorist organisation.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
SL captain urges for throw down coach like India's 'Bawwa'
Colombo, Sep 2 (IANS) Ahead of Thursday's first ODI against South Africa, Sri Lankan white ball cricket captain Dasun Shanaka has made a special request to provide some 'throw down' coaches to the young team, just like Sri Lankan 'Bawwa' in the Indian team.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Church refuses talks with SL govt, seeks credible probe into Easter Sunday attacks first
Colombo, Sep 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Catholic Church on Wednesday turned down the government's invitation to discuss the Easter Sunday attacks and demanded a credible investigation into the massacre and implementation of the Presidential Commission recommendations first.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Vatican Ambassador speaks to SL govt on Easter Sunday bombing
Colombo, Sep 1 (IANS) The Vatican Ambassador and Pope's representative in Sri Lanka, has discussed the controversial Easter Sunday bombing investigation with the Foreign Minister.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics,Terrorism
Sri Lanka declares economic emergency as food items go out of reach
Colombo/New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka has declared an economic emergency, after a steep fall in the value of the South Asian country's currency caused a spike in food prices.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
SL health system on alert over new Covid variant
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have said that the country's health system was on alert over a new Covid-19 variant first detected in South Africa, local media reported.
2021-08-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chandimal recalled for limited-overs series against South Africa
Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) Batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been recalled to Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against South Africa. The 31-year-old finds a place in the squad of 22 picked by national selectors on Monday.
2021-08-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2021: Hasaranga, Chameera granted NOCs by Sri Lanka Cricket
Colombo, Aug 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Sunday granted no-objection certificates (NOCs) to leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera for participating in the second leg of IPL 2021 in UAE.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL PM's son welcomes Stalin's welfare package for Lankan refugees
Colombo, Aug 29 (IANS) Reacting to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalins announcement of a welfare package for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, Namal Rajapaksa, the son of the island nation's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaka, welcomed the decision and invited the refugees to return home.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Lanka receives 3L doses of vaccine donated by China's PLA
Colombo, Aug 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Defence authorities on Saturday received a batch of 300,000 doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, donated by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka locks down till Sep 6
Colombo, Aug 27 (IANS) Amid an unabated increase of new Covid-19 cases and deaths, Sri Lanka has decided to extend the lockdown for another week till September 6.
2021-08-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian tourists can visit Sri Lanka following protocols
Colombo, Aug 26 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has lifted the ban on Indian nationals entering Sri Lanka.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL to issue 6-month tourist visas for those applying via electronic system
Colombo, Aug 26 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has decided to issue six-month visas for tourists applying through the electronic system, local media reported.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka to issue digital Covid vaccination cards
Colombo, Aug 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will issue a digital Covid vaccination card to those fully inoculated from mid-September onwards.
2021-08-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ex-SL Foreign Minister dies of Covid
Colombo, Aug 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's former Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera passed away after being infected with the coronavirus, local media reported.
2021-08-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka opposition criticises govt's rush to accept Taliban
Colombo, Aug 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has urged the SAARC to ensure the safety and security of nationals of the member countries living in the troubled Afghanistan. Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa called upon the Secretary General of SAARC to use his office to ensure safety and security of all SAARC national during this time.
2021-08-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Afghanistan's ODI series moved from Sri Lanka to Pakistan
colombo, Aug 23 (IANS) Logistical issues related to air travel and the 10-day lockdown imposed in Sri Lanka has forced the Afghanistan-Pakistan ODI series to be moved from Sri Lanka to Pakistan. The three-match series will start from September 3 and the venue will be decided in a day or two.
2021-08-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket