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Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Latham double ton gives NZ upper hand against Lanka

WELLINGTON: Tom Latham put any questions about his future in the New Zealand cricket team to bed with a maiden double century as he effectively batted Sri Lanka out of the first Test on the third day at the Basin Reserve on Monday. Latham finished 264 not out – a ...

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Sri Lanka’s re-instated PM vows to develop, strengthen nation

COLOMBO: Leader of Sri Lanka’s United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was re-instated as the Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena after being sacked from the post on Oct. 26, said he would continue his work to develop and strengthen Sri Lanka. In a live televised address to the nation, ...

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ICC bans Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced. Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month’s first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to ...

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Sri Lanka hire Steve Rixon as fielding coach

COLOMBO: Steve Rixon has been appointed Sri Lanka ‘s fielding coach in their lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed. He will link up with the Sri Lanka squad on December 24, ahead of their second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch. The move for a ...

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Sri Lanka’s ousted PM likens president to Hitler

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka ‘s toppled premier likened the president to Hitler as he demanded to be reinstated, almost six weeks into a paralysing political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation. Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comments – his strongest yet directed at the head of state – at the prime minister’s ...

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Sri Lanka court denies Rajapakse authority to act as PM

COLOMBO: A court in Sri Lanka suspended Mahinda Rajapakse’s powers as prime minister and ruled his disputed cabinet could not govern the strife-torn island until it proved its legitimacy. The decision casts further legal doubt over Rajapakse’s claim to lead Sri Lanka , which has been in turmoil since his ...

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Lanka’s top military chief detained

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s military chief was remanded by court after weeks evading arrest over the alleged cover-up of the abduction and murder of 11 young men during the island’s civil war. Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne is the highest-ranking military officer ever held by a court over alleged crimes from Sri Lanka’s ...

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England claim landmark Test series sweep in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Skipper Joe Root hailed England’s “complete team-effort” Monday after his team sealed a tense victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Test to record their first overseas series sweep in 55 years. In the face of stubborn Sri Lankan resistance, spinners Jack Leach and Moeen Ali took ...

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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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