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Pakistan captain Misbah suspended from Galle Test


June 19th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been suspended from this week's Galle Test after his side was found guilty of a serious over-rate offence during the fifth and ... Read more...

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India dominate SAF Junior TT Championships


June 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 19 (IANS) India won six individual titles on the concluding day of the SAF Junior Table Tennis Championships to add to the four in the team event.India's domination ... Read more...

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My life is under threat: Sri Lankan ex-army chief


June 10th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 10 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was recently released from prison, Sunday said his life is under threat and he needs to be provided ... Read more...

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Chinese firm to build Sri Lanka dam


June 8th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 8 (IANS) A Chinese company has bagged the contract to build the main dam for the Moragahakanda reservoir in Sri Lanka.The Sinohydro Corporation will build the $382 million ... Read more...

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Former Sri Lankan army chief to be tried for mutiny


June 7th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was released from jail a few weeks ago, and his personal assistant will be tried for harbouring army ... Read more...

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Police, protesters clash in Sri Lanka


February 17th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 17 (IANS) Police in Sri Lanka tear-gassed an anti-government protest and used water cannons to disperse crowds here Friday as dissent continued over the highest-ever fuel price increase, ... Read more...

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Harikrishnan shocks Nisha Mohota in Chennai Open chess


January 4th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Ten-year-old A Ra Harikrishnan, a student of local Sethu Baskara School, delivered the first upset in the SDAT - RMK 4th Chennai Open International Grandmaster chess ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka war report presented to parliament


December 16th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 16 (IANS) A report on the three-decade-long ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka was Friday presented to parliament, making it a public document, an official said.Leader of the House ... Read more...

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Key report on war crimes presented in Sri Lanka


November 21st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 20 (IANS) A key accountability report that deals with alleged war crimes during the last phase of Sri Lanka's three-decade conflict was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka signs air service agreement with EU


October 28th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the European Union (EU) have signed an air service agreement that will enhance overall cooperation between the two parties, the island nation's external ... Read more...

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Lankan performers in India with classical repertoire


August 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Two young western classical musicians from Sri Lanka, Rohan De Silva and Tharanga Goonetilleke, who have collaborated with eminent musicians around the world, will perform ... Read more...

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Female elephants are socialites!


July 27th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Like humans, female Asian elephants recognise their friends even after living apart for a long time, says a new research.They may change their day to day ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka forms new interim cricket committee


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has set up a four-member Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) interim committee and vowed to save the game from the mafia.The new committee ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka interim cricket board dissolved


July 1st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka's sports ministry has dissolved the interim committee running the country's cricket board and will be announcing a new panel.Sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage took the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cricket officials rush to meet BCCI


June 21st, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricket officials will meet Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) bosses in Mumbai Wednesday to convince them to allow Indian players to ... Read more...

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Tillakaratne denies naming former cricketers for match-fixing


June 8th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 8 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Hashan Tillakaratne has denied reports that he had named his former teammates Aravinda de Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya as the players who ... Read more...

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Umpires Dharamsena, Kettleborough promoted to Elite Panel


May 25th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Kumara Dharamsena and Englishman Richard Kettleborough were Wednesday inducted into the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Elite Panel of umpires with Indians again failing to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka refuse to tour Pakistan


May 24th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka has refused an offer to tour Pakistan citing security concerns.Pakistan has been starved of international cricketing action since 2009, when gunmen attacked the Sri ... Read more...

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Lankan cricket board meeting today in wake of match fixing allegations


April 30th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): The Sri Lanka cricket authorities are having a special meeting on Saturday to discuss match-fixing allegations made by former captain Hashan Tillekaratne, who threatened to reveal the names ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan clash the talking point in Sri Lanka (World Cup Diary)


March 28th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 28 (IANS) The talking point at clubs and pubs here is not Tuesday's World Cup semifinal between Sri Lanka and New Zealand but the high-octane India-Pakistan clash ... Read more...

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No World Cup quarterfinals for Asoka de Silva


March 21st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan umpire Asoka de Silva, whose decisions have come under the scanner in the World Cup, has been ignored for the knockout stages of ... Read more...

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Yuvraj first to get three Man of Match awards in 2011 World Cup (Statistics)


March 21st, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 21 (IANS) Indian middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh Sunday became the first player to receive the Man of the Match award three times in the 2011 World Cup.Yuvraj stroked ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: Zimbabwe vs. Kenya


March 20th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Scoreboard of the World Cup Group A match between Zimbabwe and Kenya at the Eden Gardens here Sunday.Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor c Ngoche b Otieno 26 Regis Chakabva c ... Read more...

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Scoreboard of Zimbabwe’s innings vs Kenya


March 20th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Socoerboad of Zimbabwe's innings in their World Cup Group A match against Kenya here Sunday.Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor c Ngoche b Otieno 26 Regis Chakabva c D Obuya b ... Read more...

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Porterfield reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct


March 14th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Ireland captain William Porterfield has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for expressing displeasure over an umpiring decision after his side's 44-run defeat against ... Read more...

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Scoreboard of New Zealand innings against Canada


March 13th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Scoreboard of the New Zealand innings against Canada in a World Cup Group A match at the Wankhede Stadium here Sunday.New Zealand: Martin Guptill ... Read more...

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Irish captain Porterfield blasts UDRS


March 11th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 11 (IANS) The Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) once again found itself at the centre of a controversy after Irish batsman Gary Wilson was given a contentious leg ... Read more...

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Wilson’s lbw cost us the match: Ireland captain


March 11th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 11 (IANS) A dejected Ireland captain William Porterfield said the controversial leg before decision against Gary Wilson was one of the things that cost them their World Cup ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: West Indies vs. Ireland (Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 11 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Group B World Cup match between West Indies and Ireland at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Friday.West Indies: ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: West Indies vs. Ireland


March 11th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 11 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the West Indies innings against Ireland in a World Cup Group B match here Friday.West Indies: Devon Smith ... Read more...

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Umpire Davis reaches 100 mark with India-Netherlands match


March 9th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Steve Davis today stands in his 100th One-Day International as he takes charge of the World Cup 2011 fixture between India and Netherlands in Delhi, joining an ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: England vs South Africa, Group B (Lead)


March 6th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Scoreboard of the World Cup Group B match between England and South Africa here Sunday.England: Andrew Strauss c de Villiers b Peterson 0 Kevin Pietersen c Kallis b ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: South Africa vs England, Group B


March 6th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Scoreboard of England's innings against South Africa in the World Cup Group B match here Sunday.England: Andrew Strauss c de Villiers b Peterson 0 Kevin Pietersen c Kallis ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: South Africa vs Netherlands, Group B


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 3 (IANS) Scoreboard of the World Cup Group B match between South Africa and the Netherlands here Thursday:South Africa: Hashim Amla c Cooper b ten Doeschate 113 Graeme ... Read more...

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World Cup scoreboard: South Africa vs Netherlands, Group B


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 3 (IANS) Scoreboard of South Africa's innings against the Netherlands in a World Cup Group B match here Thursday:South Africa: Hashim Amla c Cooper b ten Doeschate 113 ... Read more...

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