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Vishwa Fernando shines as Sri Lanka defy odds

DURBAN, South Africa: Vishwa Fernando took four wickets as underdogs Sri Lanka heeded new captain Dimuth Karunaratne’s call to “compete in every session” on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead. South Africa, overwhelming favourites against a team seemingly in disarray, were bowled out for ...

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Sri Lanka to impose death penalty on drug convicts

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will impose the death penalty on convicted drug traffickers within the next two months after he vowed to free the country from the drug menace by 2020, local media reports said. Sirisena informed the parliament on Wednesday evening that he was determined to impose ...

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Sri Lanka drops captain Chandimal for South Africa Tests

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka dropped captain Dinesh Chandimal from the test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Sri Lanka Cricket asked him to play domestic games to regain his form. Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is the stand-in captain of a 17-man squad for the two-test series starting on Feb. ...

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Starc bowls Australia to crushing win against Sri Lanka

CANBERRA: A resurgent Mitchell Starc took five wickets as Australia wrapped up a confidence-boosting 2-0 series thrashing of Sri Lanka Monday, with the tourists skittled for 149 in the second Test at Canberra. In front of a sparse crowd on day four, Sri Lanka resumed on 17 without loss, needing ...

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Chandimal banking on pitch help to level series

CANBERRA: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal does not expect disconcerting bounce at the Manuka Oval and hopes the surface will suit their game as the depleted tourists aim to level the two-test series against Australia in the final match from Friday. The picturesque ground in Australia’s capital has hosted nine ...

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Sri Lanka call up Karunaratne as Kumara replacement

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have called up right-arm fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne to replace the injured Lahiru Kumara for the second Test against Australia and confirmed that fellow quick Dushmantha Chameera had also been ruled out due to injury. Kumara suffered a torn hamstring on the second day of the first ...

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Australia name Head, Cummins vice-captains for Sri Lanka tests

BRISBANE: Batsman Travis Head and pace bowler Pat Cummins have been named joint vice-captains for Australia’s two-test series against Sri Lanka starting in Brisbane, the country’s cricket board said. Cricket Australia (CA) said that the duo have been elevated to leadership roles to assist skipper Tim Paine in place of ...

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Sri Lanka Asks IMF To Revive Suspended $1.5-Billion Bailout

Pedestrians walk past the International Monetary Fund headquarters' complex in Washington Sunday, May 2, 2010. A senior International Monetary Fund official says the IMF's executive board is meeting in Washington to consider how much aid to grant Athens under a massive rescue loan package.

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has appealed to the International Monetary Fund to revive a $1.5-billion bailout suspended during the island nation’s political crisis late last year, the finance ministry said Wednesday. In October, President Maithripala Sirisena sparked weeks of high political drama, even featuring brawls in parliament, by sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe ...

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