Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka state banks to borrow up to $1bn before end 2018

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s three state banks will borrow up to $1 billion from foreign sources before the end of 2018 and use the money to pay off maturing foreign loans, Finance Ministry Secretary S.R. Attygalle said on Thursday. Sri Lanka, which is currently embroiled in a political crisis following the ...

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Sri Lanka talks fail to end crippling power struggle

COLOMBO: Crucial talks to resolve a power struggle in Sri Lanka failed to break the political deadlock, officials said Sunday, as the three key players met for the first time since crisis erupted last month. The Indian Ocean nation has been paralysed since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena controversially ...

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Sri Lanka cricket star Dilshan joins Rajapakse’s party

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s former cricket captain Tillakaratne Dilshan joined the political party of former leader Mahinda Rajapakse, soon after his  controversial government was voted out by the legislature. Rajapakse was named by the president as prime minister in October following the shock sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe. After several weeks of ...

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Punch-up in Sri Lankan parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s parliament descended into chaos today with MPs swinging punches and throwing projectiles a day after legislators voted the “purported” prime minister out of office. “It was difficult to make out immediately who was hitting whom, but several were hurt, but not seriously,” an official in parliament told ...

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Former Lanka player Dilhara charged with corruption

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged under an anti-corruption code relating to a 10-over league in the United Arab Emirates last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said. The 38-year-old, who played nine one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals for Sri Lanka, has been charged with three ...

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Sri Lankan top court moved against parliament dissolution

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s main political parties filed legal challenges in the country’s Supreme Court, against the early dissolution of parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena. The parties which filed a Fundamental Rights petition included the United National Party led by sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the main opposition Tamil National Alliance, ...

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Foakes, spinners put England on top in first Sri Lanka Test

GALLE: England spinners led by Moeen Ali helped dismiss Sri Lanka for 203 and build on their advantage after wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes’ debut ton in the first Test on Wednesday. The islanders conceded a 139-run lead in response to England’s 342 after being bowled out in the final session of ...

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Chandimal looks to put England in a spin at Galle

LONDON: Skipper Dinesh Chandimal yesterday said Sri Lanka’s spinners are ready to fire in the first Test against England in Galle as the hosts eye a winning farewell for the retiring Rangana Herath. Sri Lanka, who went down to the tourists 3-1 in the five one-day internationals and also lost ...

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England taking no chances with injured Bairstow

GALLE: England’s Jonny Bairstow is out of the first Test against Sri Lanka as he recovers after injuring himself playing football, coach Trevor Bayliss said. The wicketkeeper-batsman hurt his ankle playing football in a training session and missed the last two games of the five-match ODI series, which England won ...

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