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Sri Lanka clinch rain-marred thriller to end losing streak

KANDY: Suranga Lakmal bowled a tight final over to help Sri Lanka win the rain-hit fourth one-dayer against South Africa by three runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method and snap their losing streak. Having lost the five-match series following three defeats, Sri Lanka batted with conspicuous freedom to post 306-7 after ...

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Sri Lanka economy unlikely to grow more than 4pc in 2018

COLOMBO: The governor of Sri Lanka’s central bank said the country’s economy is unlikely to grow more than 4 percent in 2018. “The output gap continued to be pretty significant … it is unlikely that growth would be going to be more than 4 percent this year,” Indrajit Coomaraswamy told ...

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Sri Lanka look to hit back against upbeat Proteas

DAMBULLA: After being humbled in the first one-day international, Sri Lanka will be eager to level terms in the day-nighter in Dambulla in the second ODI. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi stuck to an off-stump line on a lively (but not significantly so) pitch, and the Sri Lankan top order ...

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Sri Lanka bat first against South Africa in 1st ODI

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa in the first one-day international in Dambulla on Sunday. The hosts, upbeat after a 2-0 whitewash of the Proteas in the Test series, included two fast bowlers and two spinners in their starting eleven. ...

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Sri Lanka waives debt for 200,000 women in drought areas

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka announced it would waive debts for 200,000 women unable to repay microfinance loans and cap lending rates after a number of borrowers in drought-hit areas killed themselves. Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said women in a dozen districts who had taken small loans from microfinance institutions would have ...

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Sri Lanka in control of second South Africa Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka surged to 151 for 3 in their second innings on Saturday – a 365-run overall lead – as they sought a whitewash triumph over South Africa in their two-Test series. After their spinners had skittled out South Africa for just 124 in their first innings, Sri Lankan ...

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Sri Lankan skipper and officials banned for two Tests, four ODIs

ICC: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday banned Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and two top officials for two Tests and four one-day internationals (ODI) for breaching the spirit of the game. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, manager Asanka Gurusinha and Chandimal refused to take to the field for two hours ...

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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs in Galle Test

AFP GALLE: South Africa collapsed dramatically against Sri lanka’s spin to crash to 73 all out in the first Test in Galle on Saturday, their lowest total since readmission to international cricket. The dismal performance came a day after they were bowled out for just 126, which had been their ...

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Sri Lanka moves navy unit to Chinese-run port

HAMBANTOTA: Sri Lanka will move its southern naval command to a port leased to a state-run Chinese firm but China will not use it for military purposes, the prime minister’s office said Saturday. Colombo’s announcement will likely raise fresh concerns in New Delhi over China’s military potentially getting a foothold ...

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