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Sri Lanka floods death toll hits 17, Thousands homeless

Photo Credit: AFP COLOMBO – Army relief workers in aluminium dinghies handed out rice and other food to residents in submerged parts of the Sri Lankan capital as the death toll from monsoon floods across the country rose to 17 Monday. The monsoon hits the South Asian country twice a ...

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Sri Lanka’s Chameera, Kusal Perera gain in ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings

Kusal Perera, Dushmantha Chameera (Image Source: Twitter) COLOMBO – Dushmantha Chameera and captain Kusal Perera have made considerable gains in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings weekly update. Sri Lanka fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera and captain Kusal Perera have made considerable gains in the ICC Men s ODI Player Rankings ...

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Sri Lanka facing marine disaster from burning ship

Smoke rises from a fire on board the MV X-Press Pearl container ship off Colombo [Sri Lanka Air Force Media via Reuters] NEGOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka is facing its worst beach pollution crisis as tonnes of plastic waste from a burning wash ashore, a senior environment official said Saturday. ...

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1st ODI: Bangladesh Beat Sri Lanka By 33 Runs

Mehedi Hasan picks his first -ever ODI scalp in Kusal Mendis AFP DHAKA: Spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz claimed four wickets as Bangladesh overcame a late fightback from Wanindu Hasaranga to beat Sri Lanka by 33 runs in the first one-day international on Sunday. Mehidy returned figures of 4-30 from 10 overs of his off spin to ...

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Asia Cup 2021 called off due to COVID-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka

Photo: Getty COLOMBO – In another blow to the cricket fans, the 2021 Asia Cup was called off. The mega event, which was shifted from Pakistan to Sri Lanka, was suspended due to rising COVID-19 cases in the Island nation. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley de Silva announced that it would be challenging for them to stage ...

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Bangladesh ‘working step by step’ to host Sri Lanka

File Photo DHAKA (Web Desk) – Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have to navigate through a delicate period in the coming two weeks to hold the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI series later this month. Although the board officially announced the dates of the three matches, the country s Covid-19 rules could influence a ...

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ICC clears Avishka Gunawardene of corruption charges

ICC Photo DUBAI: An independent anti-corruption tribunal of the ICC on Monday cleared former Sri Lanka player Avishka Gunawardene of corruption charges, allowing him to resume participation in cricket-related activities with immediate effect. Gunawardene was facing two charges under the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code.The tribunal upheld one charge (2.4.6) ...

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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to win Test series

AP Photo PALLEKELE – Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 209 runs in the second Test to clinch the two-match series 1-0 at Pallekele on Monday. Chasing a daunting 437 to win, Bangladesh were dismissed for 227 in the first session of the fifth and final day. The first Test ended ...

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U.N. rights office gets mandate to document Sri Lanka war crimes

GENEVA –  The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, brought by Britain on behalf of a core group of countries, strengthening her office’s capacity to investigate with a view to future prosecutions. The vote was 22 countries in favour, with 11 against, including China and Pakistan, and 14 abstentions including ...

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Sri Lanka revives virus-hit Bangladesh Test tour

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s cricket board announced that it will host Bangladesh next month and revive a Test series that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The series was originally scheduled to be played during October – November 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19,” the board ...

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