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World T20: New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 59 runs


September 21st, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), Sep 21 (IANS) New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 59 runs in the Group D opener of the World Twenty20 cricket at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here ... Read more...

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Pietersen hopes to be back for NZ tour


September 21st, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Out of favour England batsman Kevin Pietersen tweeted Friday that he hopes to make a comeback for England's tour to New Zealand in February 2013.In ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, India discuss travel advisory


September 13th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka is holding discussions with India to lift a travel advisory issued after 184 Sri Lankan pilgrims were attacked in Tamil Nadu, a government spokesman ... Read more...

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We are eager to do well in World T20: Dhoni


September 12th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS) India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday said it was important for the team to do well in the World Twenty20 tournament after the triumph ... Read more...

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Disappointed with loss, but lot of positives: Dhoni


September 12th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was disappointed with the team's one-run loss to New Zealand in Tuesday's Twenty20 international ahead of the World Twenty20 starting ... Read more...

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Upbeat West Indies geared up for World Twenty20


September 12th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS/CMC) West Indies cricket captain Darren Sammy said the team was looking forward to winning the World Twenty20 Championship and bringing back the smiles of fans in the ... Read more...

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Australia beat Pakistan by 94 runs, lose series 1-2


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 11 (IANS) Australia registered a commanding 94-run win in the third and final Twenty20 International against Pakistan after losing the first two games. A record 111-run opening stand ... Read more...

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India rout hosts Sri Lanka 5-0 in SAFF meet


September 9th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) Defending champions India brightened their chances of making it to the semifinals of the women's SAFF Championship when they routed hosts Sri Lanka 5-0 in their ... Read more...

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I can’t wait to step on the field: Yuvraj Singh


September 5th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) India cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has recovered from cancer, says he can't wait to step on the field for the two Twenty20s against New Zealand slated ... Read more...

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Proteas women tour Bangladesh ahead of World T20


September 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 4 (IANS) The South African women's cricket team arrived here Tuesday to play six warm-up matches against Bangladesh ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to boost domestic cricket


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Cricket Board Monday said it will take measures to boost their domestic cricket after its first ever Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) concluded ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders Sri Lanka football teams to return


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Reinforcing her anti-Sri Lankan stance, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday ordered the return of two football teams from the island nation that are in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, China seek to strengthen military ties


September 1st, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka and China have sought to strengthen their military ties, the Sri Lankan defence ministry said Friday.The remarks followed a meeting between Chinese Defence ... Read more...

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Former Sri Lankan cricketer slams premier league critics


August 31st, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Former leading Sri Lankan cricketer and cricket selector Aravinda De Silva Friday slammed critics of the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament, insisting that ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi airman finds cash missing in Lucknow


August 29th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) A Bangladeshi flying officer has lodged a complaint that cash was stolen from his luggage in the Uttar Pradesh capital, police said Wednesday.Tanveer Hassan is part ... Read more...

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Ganguly apprehensive about Yuvraj’s comeback


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is nervously hoping for Yuvraj Singh's success in the Twenty20 World Cup and says two Internationals against New Zealand before ... Read more...

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Pietersen to feature in World T20 as commentator


August 24th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Axed from the national team, former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who was the star of the last Twenty20 World Cup, will still feature in this ... Read more...

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French tourists found guilty in Sri Lanka over Buddha photos


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colombo, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was an astonishing moment for three French tourists when they were declared guilty for insulting the Buddhism religion. This was regarded as a form of injustice ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests Australia-bound asylum seekers


August 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 20 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy Monday arrested 83 people, including 66 Tamils, who were heading on two boats to Australia illegally to seek asylum, a navy spokesman ... Read more...

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Ishant hopes for a good show against New Zealand


August 20th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A fit-again Ishant Sharma will return to action with the two cricket Tests against New Zealand, hoping a good show paves way for his selection ... Read more...

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15,000 people in Sri Lankan jails over unpaid fines


August 15th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 15 (IANS) There are over 15,000 people in detention in Sri Lankan jails for failing to pay fines, an official revealed Wednesday.Over the year 2011, a total of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka adds wind power to grid


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka has added 30 megawatts of wind power to its national grid in a bid to reduce power shortage in nearly 60 cities, including Colombo.The ... Read more...

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India beats Sri Lanka by 39 runs in only T20


August 8th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Pallekele, Aug 7 (IANS) India won the Twenty20 cricket match beating Sri Lanka by 39 runs at the Pallekele International Cricket here Tuesday.Asked to bat first, India made 155 for ... Read more...

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Chinese fishermen detained in Sri Lanka released


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 6 (IANS) The 37 Chinese fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy Sunday night have been released, the Chinese embassy in Colombo said Monday.The embassy was notified by ... Read more...

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India releases Sri Lankan boats, fishermen


August 6th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Coast Guard has released 11 Sri Lankan fishermen who were detained in Indian waters in May along with two fishing boats, it was announced ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka fined for slow over-rate in fifth ODI


August 5th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), Aug 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its 20-run defeat to India in the fifth and final One-day International here. ... Read more...

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Series win against Sri Lanka takes India to second spot


August 5th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Pallekele, Aug 4 (IANS) India jumped to the second spot in ODI rankings after they wrapped up the five-match series 4-1 beating Sri Lanka by 20 runs in ... Read more...

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India to set up three more manufacturing zones, says minister


August 4th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 4 (IANS) India will set up three more investment and manufacturing zones this month, taking the total number of such zones in the country to 15, union Commerce ... Read more...

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Ashok Leyland’s sales grow, Bajaj Auto dip in July


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) City-based commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd closed July with higher sales compared to the number of vehicles sold during the same month in 2011, while ... Read more...

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Kohli, Raina give India unassailable series lead


July 31st, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) A brilliant unbeaten 145-run stand between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina at the R. Premadasa cricket stadium here Tuesday gave India an unassailable 3-1 series lead ... Read more...

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India beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets


July 29th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third one-day international cricket match at the R Premadasa stadium here Saturday to lead the five-match ... Read more...

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23 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka: Krishna


July 27th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Twenty-three Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy six days ago while fishing near Katchatheevu in the Palk Strait, have been released and will ... Read more...

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Sangakkara banks on home advantage at World T20


July 27th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara believes playing at home will give his side added inspiration to win the World Twenty20 in September.Speaking to ICC ... Read more...

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India urged to act on Sri Lanka naval base


July 26th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Thursday urged the central government to take necessary action if it was true that Sri Lanka has set up a naval base ... Read more...

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Etisalat posts $517 mn profit


July 26th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Etisalat telecommunications company has posted a net profit of 1.9 billion dirhams for the second quarter of 2012 ending June 30.The figure represented an ... Read more...

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