Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka PM orders tight security in areas affected by violence

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COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the police chief to maintain tight security in the areas of the southern Galle district affected by clashes involving Buddhist and Muslim groups, a statement from his office said. The violent clashes that erupted on Friday night caused damage to property ...

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Harbhajan ridicules Sri Lanka cricket team, deletes tweet later

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MUMBAI: Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has reportedly deleted a tweet from his official account, the one in which he ridiculed Sri Lanka over their recent performances — from defeat to Zimbabwe at home to struggles against India in the previous series. Sri Lanka have arrived in India for a full ...

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Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis has a confidence problem

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LONDON: Kusal Mendis was dropped from the Sri Lanka Test squad for their tour of India to protect him from a loss of confidence. That’s according to Graeme Labrooy, the side’s chief selector. The batsmen endured a sorry series against Pakistan scoring 10, 18, one and 29. And even though ...

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Climate change-fueled drought drives Sri Lanka’s farmers to cities

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COLOMBO: When Siri Hettige, a sociology professor at Colombo University, conducts surveys of young people across Sri Lanka, he never fails to ask one key question: Does anybody want to become a farmer? No, has been the overwhelmingly emphatic answer, he said. That is one indicator of the growing poverty ...

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Khan’s record haul destroys Sri Lanka

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DUBAI: Left-arm paceman Usman Khan Shinwari destroyed Sri Lanka with a five-wicket burst to help Pakistan achieve a convincing nine-wicket win in the fifth and final one-day international to secure a 5-0 series sweep. Khan’s 5-34 in seven overs reduced Sri Lanka to 103 all out in 26.2 overs in ...

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Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in fourth ODI

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SHARJAH:Pakistan ruled the roost in the fourth One-Day International as well as Sri Lanka folded for 173 in 43.4 overs after opting to bat in Sharjah on Friday (October 20). Only Lahiru Thirimanne (62) got going but with little support, as the visitors could only muster a paltry score. After ...

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The best I can do is answer with my bat: Imam-ul-Haq

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DUBAI: A couple of weeks back, when Pakistan announced their One-Day International squad for the five-match series against Sri Lanka, questions were raised over the selection of Imam-ul-Haq. Imam, who received his maiden ODI call-up, had proven his credentials as far as his cricketing skills were concerned but being the ...

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