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Mahindra to sponsor Sri Lanka Premier League


August 8th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M;) Wednesday announced its partnership with the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) cricket tournament as their title sponsors.SLPL kicks off ... Read more...

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Sangakkara reclaims top spot in Test rankings


July 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the No.1 batting spot from the West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Rankings.Sangakkara struck ... Read more...

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Pakistan cricket team to tour Sri Lanka in June


April 30th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) The Pakistan national cricket team is set to play 10 matches against Sri Lanka in a seven-week-long tour which is to start June 1.An official from ... Read more...

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Sri lanka finds first gas field off Mannar


October 3rd, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 3 (IANS) Cairn India has discovered Sri Lanka's first gas field off its northwestern coast in the Sea of Mannar, Xinhua reported.President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced the discovery at ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka says gas field found in northwestern sea


October 3rd, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Colomo, Oct 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka announced Sunday that explorers had found a gas field in the northwestern sea of the country.President Mahinda Rajapaksa made the announcement at a public ... Read more...

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Ponting and wife Rianna blessed with second child


September 8th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Australian Captain Team captain Ricky Ponting and wife Rianna Thursday celebrated the birth of their second child in Sydney.Ponting, who flew home to Australia following ... Read more...

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Ponting flies back for birth of his child, Warner replaces him


September 3rd, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Galle, Sep 3 (IANS) Ricky Ponting will not feature in the Australian side for the second Test against Sri Lanka as he is heading home for the birth of his ... Read more...

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Warner credits Langer for improving his consistency


August 8th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 8 (IANS) Australian batsman David Warner says working with former Test opener Justin Langer, who is now team's batting coach, has made him more consistent.Warner, 24, has been ... Read more...

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Lee happy that Twenty20 is taken seriously in Australia


August 4th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 4 (IANS) Speedster Brett Lee is happy that Australian players and cricket fans are taking the Twenty20 format seriously.Australia have come a long way since playing their first ... Read more...

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Two Sri Lankan families swap livers for transplant


June 7th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) In a unique life saving deal, two Sri Lankan families swapped the livers of two of their members at a hospital here for transplantation, officials said ... Read more...

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Does Rihanna have secret siblings in Barbados?


April 19th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Sun has reported that Rihanna has a secret family in Barbados. The report said Rihanna’s father, Ronald Fenty, fathered the children while he was on ... Read more...

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Rihanna has three more siblings


April 17th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Everyone knows that Rihanna has two siblings. It has now been revealed that the singer has three more from her dad Ronald's past affairs.Rihanna's eldest ... Read more...

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Rihanna ‘has a secret family in Barbados’


April 16th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): It has emerged that pop superstar Rihanna has secret half-siblings in Barbados - two sisters and a brother - from her dad's womanizing past.The first time Rihanna ... Read more...

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No farewell match for Shoaib Akhtar


April 14th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 14 (IANS) The Pakistan team management is averse to the idea of playing a 'farewell match' for controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar. The News reported that Pakistani ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s strength is playing as a unit: Jayawardene


March 16th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) New Zealand will be going into the Friday's World Cup match without their two key bowlers -- Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills -- but Sri ... Read more...

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Pakistan chase 162 in rain-hit match vs Zimbabwe


March 14th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kandy, March 14 (IANS) A gritty 50 by Craig Ervine enabled Zimbabwe to labour to 151/7 after opting to bat in a rain-hit World Cup Group A game against Pakistan ... Read more...

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Ponting first World Cup captain to score 1,000 runs


March 14th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 14 (IANS) Ricky Ponting, during his 36-run knock here Sunday against Kenya, became the first World Cup captain to score a thousand runs. He aggregates 1,030 at ... Read more...

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Taylor hopes Kiwis will have a good game against Canada


March 12th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar. 12 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team captain Ross Taylor is hoping for a good World Cup game against Canada here on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium.Taylor said that he ... Read more...

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Dilshan, Tharanga set World Cup records (Match highlights)


March 11th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan set a Word Cup record for the first wicket as they struck a 282-run partnership during their ... Read more...

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Record first-wicket stand helps Sri Lanka crush Zimbabwe (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 10 (IANS) Openers Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan set a World Cup record for the first-wicket as Sri Lanka registered a thumping 139 run win over ... Read more...

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Pakistan-New Zealand World Cup clash was a fine contest: Roebuck


March 10th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 10(ANI): Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has urged the cricketing world against jumping at shadows over the Pakistan-New Zealand World Cup clash, saying that it was 'a fine match that ... Read more...

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Sangakara’s best innings in World Cup (Statistical highlights)


February 21st, 2011 - 1:54 am ICT by IANS
Hambantota, Feb 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka beat Canada by 210 runs in a World Cup Group A match here Sunday.Stastical Highlights:* Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara (92 off 87 balls) ... Read more...

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South Asia committed to democracy: Lok Sabha speaker


February 12th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 12 (IANS) South Asian countries have sent out a message to the world by coming together to promote and protect democracy, said Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as the ... Read more...

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Baking love - with truffles and tiramisu!


February 10th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Manpreet Kaur New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Why are many youngsters - who may otherwise not step into their kitchens for cooking - suddenly learning to bake hand-rolled truffles, heart-shaped cookies and ... Read more...

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Use music show funds for flood relief: Rajapaksa


February 8th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed his sports minister to cancel the musical shows scheduled in Kandy and Hambantota areas as fringe events for the upcoming Cricket ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tries to buy top Kiwis for T20 comp


January 16th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington (New Zealand), Jan.16 (ANI): Several of New Zealand's biggest-hitting cricketers have been given yet another opportunity to line their pockets with wads of dollars after receiving approaches to take part ... Read more...

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Krishna likely to open strategic Jaffna, Hambantota consulates in Oct end


October 5th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 5 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna is likely to inaugurate two Indian consulates in Hambantota and Jaffna during his four-day visit to Sri Lanka in the last ... Read more...

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Indian Bank to open more branches in and outside India


July 24th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) The city-based Indian Bank has plans to expand its distribution reach within and outside India by adding new branches, ATMs and increasing the headcount by 1,000, a top ... Read more...

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Murali only bowler to thrice claim 75 wickets or more in a year (Statistical highlights)


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Galle (Sri Lanka), July 22 (IANS) Muttiah Muralitharan, who retired from Test cricket Thursday after claiming his 800th wicket, is the only bowler to capture 75 wickets or more in a calendar ... Read more...

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ICC says Sri Lanka’s new World Cup stadiums on track


June 8th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, June 8(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that new Sri Lankan stadiums for next year's World Cup are on track to host international games before the start of the ... Read more...

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India to open consulate in Jaffna: Rao


March 8th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India plans to open a consulate in Jaffna town, an important step to spur New Delhi's efforts in the reconstruction of Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north, the government ... Read more...

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Nirupama Rao to visit Sri Lanka today


March 6th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will visit Sri Lanka today on a three-day official visit in a bid to boost bilateral ties between the two countries.During her visit, ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan president defends wartime policies


February 4th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 4 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday spoke out in defence of the hard line he adopted towards foreign interference during the years of conflict with Tamil rebels. He acted ... Read more...

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Chaminda Vaas to retire from Test cricket


July 4th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) Veteran Sri Lankan cricketer Chaminda Vaas has decided to retire from Test cricket, chief selector Asantha de Mel said Saturday. The 35-year-old left-arm bowler, who has served Sri ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to open key highway in north


May 21st, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (Xinhua) The A9 highway linking Jaffna peninsula in north Sri Lanka and the town of Kandy in the centre of the country is likely to be opened to the ... Read more...

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