Friday, 16 April 2021

Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

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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Sri Lanka says burqa ban is for national security

COLOMBO – The Sri Lankan government insisted Tuesday that preventing Muslim women from wearing a burqa or niqab was a national security move, as it faced protests over the decision. Sri Lankan Muslims decried the measure as a new act of discrimination against their community, which accounts for 10 percent ...

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Bangladesh call off Sri Lanka Test series

DHAKA: Bangladesh called off the forthcoming Test series in Sri Lanka because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by the hosts they say make preparing impossible. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the decision after Sri Lanka refused to ease stringent quarantine measures – which included players being confined to their rooms ...

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Lankan Premier League postponed by 3 months

COLOMBO: With health authorities stipulating a two-week quarantine period for foreign players, Sri Lanka’s cricket board decided to postpone the Lanka Cricket League (LPL) by three months. The postponement comes following the board stating in July that it hoped the nascent premier league tournament would get underway from August 28 ...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Registers Victory In Sri Lanka’s Polls

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback as his party registered a landslide victory in the twice-postponed general elections, according to the final results released by the elections commission. The official results declared showed that the Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) alone had won 145 seats and ...

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Sri Lanka cricket announces premier league in August

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will resume top-level cricket with a new premier league tournament starting next month with the participation of 70 international players, the cricket board said. Sri Lanka Cricket said the proposed 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL) involving five teams will start on August 28 and end on September ...

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Sri Lanka minister offers ICC evidence to prove Worldcup 2011 was fixed

COLOMBO: The Former sports minister of Sri Lanka, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, has said he has enough credible evidence to prove to International Cricket Council (ICC) that the 2011 Cricket World Cup was fixed. Aluthgamage’s remarks come a day after local police dropped an investigation into the claims, citing a lack of evidence that Sri ...

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Sri Lanka cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal crash

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Mendis was arrested Sunday after his vehicle collided with a cyclist, killing him. The 25-year-old batsman was driving an SUV at Panadura before dawn when the incident happened, police said. Mendis has been named in the 16-player squad for a two-match home Test series ...

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Sri Lankan ‘sold’ 2011 cricket World Cup final: sports minister

COLOMBO : Sri Lanka “sold” the 2011 World Cup final to India, the country’s former sports minister said, reviving one of cricket’s most explosive match-fixing controversies. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who was sports minister at the time, is the second senior figure to allege the final was fixed, after 1996 World Cup-winning ...

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