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Tamil Nadu-born software professional engineers Romania's record-breaking T20I win

Indian-origin engineer Sivakumar Periyalwar scored Romania's first century in T20I cricket and hit an unbeaten 105 off just 40 deliveries. Romania beat Turkey by 173 runs, the highest margin ever in T20I cricket.

Fourth months after Easter blasts, Sri Lanka ends state of emergency: Report

On April 21, nine suicide bombers carried out a series of blasts that tore through three churches and as many high-end hotels, killing as many as 258 people in the country’s deadliest violence since the brutal civil war ended in 2009.


General accused of human rights abuses named Sri Lanka's army chief

The new commander, Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva, who is now promoted to the rank of a Lieutenant General, was in charge of the 58th Division, which encircled the final stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels in the last stages of the civil war in 2009.

Sri Lankan elephant whose photos went viral 'collapses', minister orders investigation

A Thailand-based organisation released the latest photo of the elephant named Tikri in which she was lying on her side. A Sri Lankan minister has said that he had ordered a probe into the elephant's condition.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa names younger brother for Lanka presidency

Brother of former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabhaya, 70, headed Rajapaksa's military campaign against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) between 2006 and 2009.

Watch: Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis falls off bike while celebrating series win over Bangladesh

Mendis and middle-order batsman Shehan Jayasuriya were taking a victory lap on one of the two bikes presented in the post-match presentation when the incident took place.


Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism: Ranil Wickremesinghe

Pointing out that in England the laws dealing with terrorism had been amended 15 times between 2001 and 2019, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the existing laws in Sri Lanka are not adequate to deal with this kind of terrorism.

Where India stands in battle against measles, how Sri Lanka eliminated it

India has a long road ahead, particularly because vaccine-resistant voices are sometimes being heard.

Sri Lanka to revive suspended visa on arrival programme to 39 countries excluding India

The countries that will be included in the visa on arrival programme include Austria, the UK, the US, Japan, Australia and Canada. The island nation received 7,40,600 foreign tourists in the first three months of 2019.

Sri Lankan soldier arrested for attack on newspaper editor 10 years ago

The incident was one of the attacks against media during the former regime of then president Mahinda Rajapaksa between 2005 and 2015.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Easter attack victims in Sri Lanka

This is PM Modi’s first visit to Sri Lanka after returning to power, and the deadly terror attacks on Easter Sunday in which 250 people were killed in the Island nation.

Classrooms near empty in Sri Lanka amid fears of more attacks

Two weeks after the Easter bombings which killed 257 people, soldiers conducted a security sweep of schools on Sunday after state institutions were asked to re-open on a staggered basis.


Multiple blasts rock Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, churches and hotels targeted

Explosions rocked three churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing several people and wounding scores more, police sources said. The hotels and one of the churches are in the nation's capital Colombo. The other church is in Negombo, north of Colombo.

PM Narendra Modi's Buddha moment in Sri Lanka: 17 photos from his bilateral visit

PM Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka which is celebrating it's first Vesak Day celebrations this year.

England beat Sri Lanka inside three days after James Anderson bags ten-for

James Anderson picks 10 wickets in the match as England beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs, inside three days.

Eng vs SL: On Day 2, James Anderson and Stuart Broad swing it England's way

After Jonny Bairstow hundred, James Anderson and Stuart Broad wreak havoc to enforce follow-on on Sri Lanka.


Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow bring England back in after Dasun Shanaka's trio on Day 1

Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow shared an unbeaten 88-run stand as England finished Day 1 at 171/5 after rain stopped play at Headingly.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa conclude World T20 campaign with comfortable win

South Africa brought curtains on their World Twenty20 campaign with a comfortable eight–wicket win over defending champions Sri Lanka.

England vs Sri Lanka: England hold nerves in last-over thriller

England defeated Sri Lanka by 10 runs to clinch victory in a last-over thriller in ICC World T20.

West Indies make it 2/2 with seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Before Andre Fletcher's 64-ball 84, Samuel Badree derailed Sri Lanka's innings with a spell of 3/12.

Sri Lanka Videos

Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

Over one weekend, there was a sudden change in the leadership in Sri Lanka. Here's what happened and how.

On this day in 1960, Sri Lanka elected its first female head of state.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the prime minister of Sri Lanka, giving the country its first female head of state. See more:


West Indies Cruise To Convincing Win Over Sri Lanka

Samuel Badree stifled Sri Lanka with an exceptional spell before Andre Fletcher hammered an unbeaten 84 as the West Indies cruised to a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka. See more.

Asia Cup T-20: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka for consolation win

Pakistan ended their Asia Cup campaign with a win against Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Akmal played handy knocks to chase down Sri Lanka’s 151-run target. The Islanders could only manage one win in the tournament – See more

Asia Cup: Virat Kohli helps India seal final berth

Needing a win to progress into the final, India get the job done with a 5-wicket win over Sri Lanka with four balls to spare. The balls left may show a neck-and-neck game but it wasn’t. After early blip, Virat Kohli’s 56 unbeaten ensured India got past the winning line with ease. Yuvraj Singh with […]

Asia Cup: Sri Lanka Begin With Shaky Win Over UAE

Sri Lanka were ordinary with the bat but exhibited a clinical effort with the ball to register a 14-run win over UAE. See more


Asia Cup T20: Game Changers Sri Lanka

With Asia Cup being played in a T20 avatar for the very first time keeping ICC World T20 in mind, the tournament gets even more important than it usually does. With two tournaments of such stature being played back-to-back, it becomes important for the squad to be shuffled appropriately and not allow fatigue to creep […]

11 fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu), Feb 11 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday apprehended 11 Indian fishermen and their country boats on charges of trespassing into the territorial waters of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Navy said the fishermen were held in the Gulf of Mannar. The Sri Lankan Navy also seized two trawlers.

Indian team looks balanced for the series: Dhoni

Pune, Feb 08 (ANI): After T-20 clean sweep in Australian, India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks confident for the upcoming series with Sri Lanka. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Dhoni said the team looks balanced and settled as of now, but the individuals also have to take on their respective roles. Dhoni added that fortunately the team has been batting till number 8, which at some point acts as an opportunity for the batsman to express himself on the field. Dhoni also said that in the series, they will focus more on the things that they want to achieve, rather than looking too much into the Sri Lankan side.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.