Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka fans throw birthday party for Williamson in stadium

COLOMBO: Kane Williamson’s stature as one of the most loved cricketers around was evident again when a group of Sri Lankan fans arranged a special treat on the sidelines of a warm-up match to celebrate the New Zealand captain’s birthday. A small group of fans turned up at the FTZ ...

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Mathews, Shanaka star as Sri Lanka complete sweep

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka romped to a 122-run win in the third ODI to complete a 3-0 whitewash of Bangladesh. After posting an imposing 294 for 8, their second-string bowling attack ran through the visitors in 36 overs, bowling them out for 172. Bangladesh have now lost five ODIs in a ...

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Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bombing

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka announced it will give a one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation’s lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks that killed 263 people. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said tourists ...

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Fernando, Mathews star as Sri Lanka wrap up series win

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka made an auspicious start to life after the 2019 World Cup, clinching the ODI series against Bangladesh with one game to spare. They won the second ODI by seven wickets after their bowlers put together a great team effort. Their batsmen saw off tricky periods in their ...

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Colombo safe after blasts, says Bangladesh skipper Tamim

COLOMBO: Bangladesh were comfortable with the high level of security as they became the first foreign team to visit Sri Lanka since the Easter bombings, skipper Tamim Iqbal said. Speaking to reporters two days after arriving in Colombo, Tamim said security was not a concern for them although the hosts ...

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Bangladesh are resting Shakib-Al-Hasan for Sri Lanka ODIs

DHAKA: Bangladesh are resting all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan but have retained skipper Mashrafe Mortaza for the three-match One-day International series against Sri Lanka later this month, chief selector said. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and top-order batsman Anamul Haque were also recalled to replace Shakib and batsman Liton Das, who has ...

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Sri Lankan police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police arrested their own chief and the former defence secretary for failing to prevent attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250 people in April, a police spokesperson said. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and former secretary ...

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Amla, Du Plessis almost end Sri Lanka’s World Cup

DURHAM: An unbroken century stand between Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla salvaged some pride for South Africa as they thrashed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in Durham. The Proteas were already out of the World Cup semi-final reckoning after winning just one of their first seven fixtures, but they doubled that tally at ...

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Dominant England seek to continue upward march

LEEDS: Sri Lanka are hanging in around the middle of the table as of now, but won’t be there for long unless they rack up some wins, starting with the match against England on Friday. This is the ultimate David v Goliath face-off at this ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. ...

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Sri Lanka police bring Easter bomb suspects back from Saudia

COLOMBO: Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police custody on Friday after being deported from Saudi Arabia, police said. Police declined to provide details of the arrests beyond saying the five were picked up in ...

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