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Sri Lanka urges India to review Geneva stand (Roundup)


March 20th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka Tuesday urged India to review its stand on the "war crimes" resolution against it in Geneva, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka urges India to review stand


March 20th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Peiris Tuesday urged India to reconsider its stand to vote for the US-backed resolution on alleged war crimes committed ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Foreign Minister rules out involvement of Navy in Indian fishermen’s killing


February 8th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorThimpu, Feb 8 (ANI): Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris has said the Sri Lankan Navy was not involved in the killing of Indian fishermen.Talking to reporters here after ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans begin voting for new parliament


April 8th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 8 (IANS) General elections began in Sri Lanka Thursday, two months after President Mahinda Rajapaksa was re-elected with a sweeping margin against his rival and former army chief Sarath Fonseka. More ... Read more...

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Polling opens in Sri Lanka presidential election


January 26th, 2010 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 26 (DPA) Polling in Sri Lanka's presidential elections opened Tuesday morning in the first national election to be held in the country since the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka marks fifth tsunami anniversary


December 26th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 26 (DPA) Sri Lanka Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami that killed more than 40,000 people on the island, with religious ceremonies and offering of alms to ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Cricket CEO’s head likely to roll


March 29th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, March 29 (IANS) With a new interim body taking over Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) early this month, the island's cricket governing body is facing a complete overhaul and the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to review security situation in India for IPL


March 18th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, March 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will review the security situation ... Read more...

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Sangakkara to lead Sri Lankan team, Murali deputy


March 12th, 2009 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, March 11 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara is set to captain the Sri Lankan cricket team with spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan likely to be named as his deputy, the sports ... Read more...

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Lankan cricketers arrive home


March 4th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar. 4 (ANI): The Sri Lankan cricket team arrived home from Pakistan by a special charted plane on Wednesday, a day after getting targeted by terrorists in Lahore. On Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan cricketers return home, wounded rushed to hospital


March 4th, 2009 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Mar 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka's wounded and traumatized cricketers, who braved a well-planned terror attack in Lahore, returned home in the early hours of Wednesday to receive a emotional welcome, as ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka condemns terror attack on cricketers, Rajapaksa cuts Nepal visit (Third Lead)


March 3rd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 3 (IANS) The terror attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan's Lahore city Tuesday led to outrage in the island nation, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructing that the players be ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan cricketers to leave Pakistan at the earliest: Official (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan cricket team, which came under attack in Lahore Tuesday in which six players were injured, has been recalled from Pakistan and steps were taken to ... Read more...

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Six Sri Lankan cricketers hurt in Lahore attack: minister (Lead)


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 3 (IANS) At least six Sri Lankan cricketers were wounded in Pakistan's Lahore city Tuesday when gunmen attacked the team travelling to the Gaddafi stadium for the ongoing Test, Sports ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan cricket team attacked in Lahore, players injured


March 3rd, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Lahore,Mar.3 (ANI): At least eight Sri Lankan cricket players were injured on Tuesday when some unidentified persons opened firing at the visitors near the Gaddafi stadium here. According to The News, unidentified ... Read more...

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Samaraweera, Paranawitharana among five hurt in Lahore attack


March 3rd, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricketers Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paranawitharana were among the five injured in Pakistan's Lahore city Tuesday when gunmen targeted the team as it was entering the ... Read more...

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Pakistan safe to host sporting events, says Sri Lanka minister


February 21st, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge Saturday said that Pakistan was a safe place to host sporting events. Loguke, who is on a visit here on the invitation of ... Read more...

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Scoreboard: India vs. Sri Lanka, Twenty20


February 11th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 10(IANS)Scoreboard of the Twenty20 match between India and Sri Lanka at Premadasa Stadium here Tuesday:Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan c Raina b Ishant 61 Sanath Jayasuriya c Ishant b ... Read more...

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First time India is playing so well here: Ranatunga


February 8th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Giving full credit to the Indian cricket team for taking an unbeatable 4-0 lead in the hurriedly organised five match one-day series, Sri Lanka's World Cup winning captain ... Read more...

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Yuvraj found not guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct


February 1st, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 1 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh has been cleared of charges of showing dissent in the second One-day International cricket against Sri Lanka.Yuvraj was charged under Level 1.3 of the code, which ... Read more...

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Yuvraj not guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct


February 1st, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb 1 (ANI): Yuvraj Singh has been found not guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct following a hearing in Colombo today.Yuvraj had been charged under ... Read more...

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Scoreboard: India vs. Sri Lanka, Second ODI


January 31st, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 31 (IANS) The following is India's scoreboard against Sri Lanka in the second One-day international at the Premedasa Stadium here Saturday.SCOREBOARD: India: Virender Sehwag run out (Muralitharan/Jayasuriya/Thushara) 42 Sachin ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan ICL players can play in domestic matches


January 19th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Jan 19 (ANI): Sri Lankan players contracted with the ICL can continue to play the domestic matches, according to Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge.We have decided to continue with our ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tour to Pak to be two- phased affair


January 10th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.10 (ANI): The Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the itinerary for the Pakistan tour. The tour will be a two phased affair, with the one day internationals scheduled from January 21 ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka seek ICC security clearance for Pakistan tour (Lead)


December 26th, 2008 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka Friday said the proposed tour of Pakistan, as a replacement for India, will be on schedule from Jan 20 but only after security clearance by the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to go ahead with Pakistan tour as scheduled


December 26th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka Friday confirmed that its proposed tour of Pakistan would take place as scheduled from Jan 20. Sri Lanka is replacing the Indian team which pulled out ... Read more...

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Desperate PCB mulls using diplomatic channel to salvage Lanka series


December 25th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.25 (ANI): Pakistan it seems is trying everything to lure teams to tour the cricket starved country. In a desperate step to save the proposed Sri Lanka tour from getting cancelled, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka sports minister says Pakistan tour is on (Lead)


December 24th, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 24 (IANS) Clearing all doubts, Sri Lanka sports minister Gamini Lokuge said Wednesday that the tour of Pakistan by the country's cricket team "is almost on as scheduled". Lokuge, who ... Read more...

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Pakistan cricket tour on schedule, says Sri Lanka sports minister


December 24th, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 24 (IANS) Dismissing media reports, Sri Lanka sports minister Gamini Lokuge said Wednesday that the tour of Pakistan by the country's cricket team "is almost on as scheduled". Lokuge, ... Read more...

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Lankas interest in hosting India puts Pak tour in jeopardy


December 24th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 24 (ANI): Doubts over Sri Lankas planned tour of Pakistan have emerged, as Sri Lanka wants to invite Indian team to visit their country.It appears that the international cricket ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee dissolved


December 23rd, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka Sports Minister Gamini Lokuge Tuesday dissolved the interim committee of Sri Lanka Cricket headed by former captain Arjuna Ranatunga. Lokuge told IANS that the interim ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s cricket tour of England likely to go ahead


October 15th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka’s tour of England next year is likely to go ahead despite a lucrative cash offer from the organisers of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to the ... Read more...

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Morgan condemns IPL on proposed deal with SLC


October 12th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) International Cricket Council's (ICC) President David Morgan has condemned Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi's offer of $40 million to cash strapped Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for ... Read more...

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Botham slams Sri Lanka plan to send second stringers to England


October 11th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.11 (ANI): Former England fast bowler, Ian Botham has slammed Sri Lanka for planning to send a second string for the Test series in England next summer because 13 seniors ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cricket board ordered to release IPL-contracted players


October 9th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's sports minister has ordered the interim governing body of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to leave out the IPL-contracted players while selecting a team for the England ... Read more...

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