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10-Aug-2018 Colombo

Dinesh Chandimal returns to Sri Lanka's T20I side

Former Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal on Thursday returned to the national side for the solitary T20 International against South Africa on Tuesday, after serving an international ban for breaching the spirit of the game.The 28-year-old was banned for two...

26-Jul-2018 Hambantota (Sri Lanka)

U-19 Test: Sri Lanka trail by 250 runs against India on Day 3

The Sri Lanka Under-19 players scored 47/3 in the second innings, trailing by 250 runs against India Under-19 at the end of the third day's play of their second and final Youth Test here on Thursday.Nuwanidu Fernando (2) and S. Senarathne (0) were at the...

23-May-2018 Colombo

Rains batter Sri Lanka, 10 killed

The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 10 while 27,621 people have been evacuated, officials said on Wednesday.The number of evacuees rose from 6,090 to 27,621 on Tuesday, according to the latest figures released by the country's Disaster...

19-Mar-2018 Colombo

Rohit Sharma hails Dinesh Karthik's last ball brilliance

Skipper Rohit Sharma is relieved that his gamble of holding back Dinesh Karthik behind rookie all-rounder Vijay Shankar paid off after the stumper's last ball six helped India to a four-wicket win over Bangladesh and to lift the Nidahas T20 tri-series trophy.With...

19-Mar-2018 Colombo

I would ask Rubel to bowl again in 19th over : Shakib Al Hasan

Not wanting to "cry about" their heart-wrenching four-wicket defeat to India in the final of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20) tri-series, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said he would give the ball to Rubel Hossain again despite the pacer...

18-Mar-2018 Colombo

I have been practising these shots : Dinesh Karthik

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who on Sunday, handed India a nail-biting four wicket victory over Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series with a six off the final ball, said he has been practising these types of shots.Coming in the second last...

18-Mar-2018 Colombo

Dinesh Karthik stars as India beat Bangladesh in Nidahas Trophy final

Wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik (29 runs off eight balls) played a brilliant cameo towards the end as India beat Bangladesh by four wickets in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series at the R.Premadasa Stadium here on Sunday.Coming in the second last over...

16-Mar-2018 Colombo

Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to enter final

Riding on some brilliant batting from middle-order batsman Mahmudullah (43 not out), Bangladesh edged past Sri Lanka by two wickets to enter the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series here on Friday.At one point, the hosts were tottering at 41/5 inside...

14-Mar-2018 Colombo

Washington allows me to breathe easy : Rohit Sharma

India skipper Rohit Sharma heaped praises on teenaged off-spinner Washington Sundar for starring with the ball during the 17-run win over Bangladesh at the R.Premadasa Stadium here on Wednesday.The off-spinner returned 3/22 to break the backbone of the Bangladeshi...

12-Mar-2018 Colombo

Nidahas Trophy: India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets

A combined effort helped India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fourth match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tri-series at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium here on Monday.Chasing 152/9 target in a match which...

10-Mar-2018 Colombo

Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh stun Sri Lanka in high-scoring affair

Bangladesh pulled off a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their second match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tri-series here at R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.Put in to bat, Sri Lanka posted a huge total of...

08-Mar-2018 Colombo

Rohit Sharma hails 'clinical' performance against Bangladesh

India captain Rohit Sharma termed "clinical" their six-wicket win over Bangladesh in their second match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tri-series here on Thursday.India restricted Bangladesh to 139/8 and then chased down the target...

08-Mar-2018 Colombo

India beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets in Nidahas Trophy

India produced an all-round show to thump Bangladesh by six wickets in their second match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tri-series here on Thursday.India restricted Bangladesh to 139/8 and then chased down the target with six...

06-Mar-2018 Colombo

Nidahas Trophy: Sri Lanka beat India in opening match

Kusal Perera's brilliant 66 off 37 balls and some crucial contributions from the middle-order helped Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets in the opening match of the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tri-series here on Tuesday.After the...

22-Jan-2018 Bagota

13 dead in Colombia landslide

Thirteen persons, including two minors and two women, have died in a landslide in Colombia that dragged down a small bus near the Ecuadorian border, official sources said.The bus was travelling on Sunday near the Narino area bordering Equador, Efe news reported....

12-Dec-2017 Colombo

Jacqueline Fernandez opens her first restaurant in Colombo

Jacqueline Fernandez is excited about opening her first restaurant in her in her hometown Colombo.The Kaema Sutra restaurant will serve Sri Lankan cuisine. The Sri Lankan beauty, a popular name in Bollywood, on Tuesday shared on Instagram a photograph of herself...

30-Nov-2017 Colombo

Six killed in Sri Lanka rain

At least six people were killed and 23 injured in heavy rain that lashed Sri Lanka, authorities said on Thursday.The Disaster Management Centre said fatalities were reported from Galle, Gampaha and Badulla districts while severe destruction had been caused...

06-Oct-2017 Colombo

India always stood for united, sovereign Sri Lanka : Sumitra Mahajan

India has always stood for a united and sovereign Sri Lanka, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Friday, as her counterpart from the island nation's parliament assured her that the proposed new constitution would take care of all ethnic groups.After...

15-Sep-2017 Colombo

Cricketers shouldn't complain about tight schedule : Rohit Sharma

Ahead of the long international season, India vice captain Rohit Sharma reckons cricketers shouldnt complain about burnouts because they have short career spans.The opening batsman also said that players have to make most of the time given to them.India will...

06-Sep-2017 Colombo

Virat Kohli stars as India thrash Sri Lanka in T20I

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...

01-Sep-2017 Colombo

Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan President

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here and discussed issues of bilateral interest."Meeting with the leadership... discusses bilateral issues of mutual collaboration," Indian External Affairs...

20-Aug-2017 Dambulla (Sri Lanka)

Shikhar Dhawan credits mental preparation for his wondrous form

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan credited his mental preparation for his wondrous form which helped the visitors rout Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first One Day International match here on Sunday.Power-packed innings from Man of the Match Dhawan (132 in 90...

14-Aug-2017 Kandy (Sri Lanka)

India thrash Sri Lanka in 3rd Test, sweep series

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 after being asked to...

13-Aug-2017 Kandy

India dominate day 2 of Third Test against Sri Lanka

India dominated the proceedings on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka skittling out the hosts in their first innings for 135 runs after posting a mammoth 487 and then restricting them to 19/1 post-imposition of follow-on at the Pallekele...

12-Aug-2017 Kandy

Sri Lanka's rearguard action halts India's charge

India opener Shikhar Dhawan struck a whirlwind ton and Lokesh Rahul scored a half-century, but hosts Sri Lanka hit back towards the end of the first day of the third Test as India posted 329/6 at stumps at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on...

02-Jun-2017 Colombo

Toll in Sri Lanka floods is 206

The death toll in Sri Lanka's devastating floods and landslides has risen to 206 with 92 people still reported missing, media reports said on Friday.As of Thursday night, almost 650,000 people in 15 districts were still affected by the severe rains and strong...

27-May-2017 Colombo

Toll in Sri Lanka floods increases to 100

The death toll in the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka has increased to 100 while 99 persons were reported missing, the Disaster Management Centre said on Saturday.Around 12,000 people have been evacuated from areas at risk of floods that have already...

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