Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday detained at least 12 Indian fishermen and seized their trawlers for allegedly poaching into Sri Lankan waters.
If they can continue to play fearlessly, they will have taken a giant step forward for, in a manner of speaking, they have just embraced the devil.
With the match shifted to Ranchi on short notice, the groundstaff had little time to prepare, leaving a brown outfield for the fielders.
Riding high after blanking Australia away, India’s wheels came off against plucky Sri Lankans.
India reached the final of the U-19 World Cup by beating Sri Lanka by 97 runs in the semi-final on Tuesday.
India batting collapsed against a rookie bowling line-up of Sri Lanka and failed to set a big target; Sri Lanka chase down 102 in 18 overs.
With the T20I series against Sri Lanka treated as the practice for World T20, MS Dhoni emphasises on using Suresh Raina at number four.
India need to win the series against Sri Lanka to maintain their number one spot in the ICC T20I rankings.
It has also begun drafting a new Constitution aimed at resolving the ethnic conflict and achieving reconciliation with Tamils so that there is no repeat of the nearly three decades-long civil war.
The visit by Zeid Raad al-Hussein follows last year’s resolution at the UN human rights body that required foreign judges to assist Sri Lanka in the investigation.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera discussed the entire gamut of relationship during the 9th Indo-Lanka Joint Commission meeting in Colombo co-chaired by them.
Swaraj, who is visiting Colombo for the second time in a year, will hold talks with the top Sri Lankan leaders and is likely take up the issues of fishermen and Tamils’ rights.
School children rendered the Sinhala and Tamil versions of the national anthem at a colourful celebration at the Galle Face Green park to mark the 68th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence from Britain.
Lamprais, Watalappan and more from Sri Lanka at this food pop-up in Mumbai this weekend.
Yoshitha Rajapaksa, a navy lieutenant was arrested by the police’s Financial Crimes Division (FCID) over his involvement in the management of a private television company, a navy spokesman said.