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No defence ties with China, says Sri Lanka


October 25th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hua Hin (Thailand), Oct 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka has "very close" and "very special" ties with China but there is unlikely to be a defence relationship between Beijing and Colombo, Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Vaiko leads anti-Sri Lanka rally in Coimbatore


March 20th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Mar 20 (ANI): Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) General Secretary V. Gopalswamy on Friday led a rally here to protest against the Sri Lankan Armys offensive on ethnic Tamils in ... Read more...

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Last major medical facility in Tamil-held territory in Lanka non-functional


March 15th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.15 (ANI): The last major medical facility in Tamil-held territory has almost stopped functioning due to medicine shortage, the BBC quoted a Sri Lankan health official, as saying at the ... Read more...

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Foreign hand not ruled out in Lahore attack: Rehman


March 6th, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 6 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik on Friday said he could not rule out the foreign involvement in Lahore attack, which claimed eight lives.According to The News, ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan coach Bayliss expected to return to Australia


March 4th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): Sri Lankas Australian coach Trevor Bayliss is expected to return home later this week after being caught in the terrorist attack in Lahore.His wife Julie said the ... 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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Tamil supporters protest over Sri Lankan issue in Mumbai


March 1st, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 1 (ANI): Tamil supporters took to the street on Sunday demanding the intervention of the United Nations (UN) to ensure safety of the Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka.The protesters ... Read more...

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Dubai tri-series cancelled due to Sri Lankas unavailability


February 13th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 13 (ANI): Pakistan cricket received a further blow on Friday with the cancellation of a tri-series in Dubai scheduled for late March due to the unavailability of Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Lawyers in Chennai take to the streets over Lankan conflict


February 12th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 12, (ANI): Over 50 lawyers staged a protest here on Thursday to demand the Central Governments intervention in stopping the war in Sri Lanka. The lawyers started their protest ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan cricket captain Jayawardene quits


February 11th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Feb.11 (ANI): Sri Lankas cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene resigned from the post on Wednesday. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board sources said Jayawardene decided to quit the captaincy from both forms of ... Read more...

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India drops to third in ODI rankings


February 9th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb.9 (ANI): India has slipped back to third in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship table following defeat in the fifth and final match of its away series against Sri ... Read more...

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Dhoni reclaims top spot in Reliance Mobile ICC Player rankings


January 31st, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Jan.31 (ANI): India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has reclaimed the top rank in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player rankings for ODI batsmen from the West Indies Chris Gayle. Dhonis 61 ... Read more...

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Pak team failed in all departments against Lanka: Malik


January 25th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.25 (ANI): Shocked after suffering his worst ever defeat in one day internationals, Pakistan cricket captain, Shoaib Malik has admitted that his team failed in all departments of the game ... 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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Menon Sri lanka visit leads to political resolution


January 18th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi,Jan 18 (ANI): Sri lanka has committed that it will move a political resolution after the military campaign ends. Indias Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ... Read more...

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Intikhab hopes Pak will continue winning habit against Sri Lanka


January 16th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.16 (ANI): As Pakistan prepares to host Sri Lanka in a much needed one-day international series, coach Intikhab Alam has said that his side will offer a tough fight to ... Read more...

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Hayden confirms his place among the all-time greats of the game


January 14th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Jan.14 (ANI): Australias Matthew Hayden, who has just retired from representative cricket, can now look back on an international career that puts him in the top 10 Test batsmen and ... Read more...

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Sri Lankas tour to Pakistan to continue as per schedule: PCB


January 11th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.11 (ANI): Despite the five bomb blasts which shook Lahore on Friday, the Sri Lankan tour will continue as per the schedule, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said. There will ... 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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Bangladesh pair Ashraful and Mushfiqur fined for ICC code breaches in Chittagong Test


January 7th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka (Bangladesh), Jan.7 (ANI): Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim have both been fined after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third days play in the second ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka plans to host India after splitting Pak tour


January 5th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 5 (ANI): Sri Lanka is planning to host at home five-ODI series against India after splitting their proposed tour of Pakistan.Under the plan, Sri Lanka will visit Pakistan ... Read more...

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PCB rejects BCCIs hand behind Lanka delaying announcement of tour itinerary


January 3rd, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.3 (ANI): Despite India calling -off its cricket tour to Pakistan, relations between the two cricket boards have not suffered any dent. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected reports which suggested ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tour of Pak hits a roadblock


December 31st, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.31 (ANI): The Sri Lankan tour of Pakistan seems to have hit another road block just when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was preparing to host Sri Lanka for a ... Read more...

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Malik confident of an engrossing series against Sri Lanka


December 28th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.28 (ANI): Showing his happiness on confirmation of the Sri Lankas tour, Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has said that his team is ready to give stiff competition to the 1996 ... Read more...

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Miandad in gratitude overdrive over Lanka largesse in agreeing for tour


December 27th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.27 (ANI): As the series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka got a green signal from Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director General, Javed Miandad went ... 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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Mitchell Johnson jumps into ICC top five


December 25th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 25 (ANI): Australias rising fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has broken into the top five of the ICC bowling rankings for the first time after his 11-wicket haul against South ... 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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Special plans to tackle Mendis menace: Shoaib Malik


December 22nd, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.22 (ANI): Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has said that his team is chalking out a special strategy to deal with Sri Lankas sensational spinner Ajantha Mendis in the upcoming series. Showing ... Read more...

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Australia’’s Johnson breaks into Reliance Mobile ICC Test bowlers top ten ranking


December 2nd, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Dec.2 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has broken into the top 10 of the Reliance Mobile ICC Test bowlers for the first time in his career following another good ... Read more...

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Australias Johnson jumps 18 places in Test bowlers rankings


November 24th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov.24 (ANI): Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has moved up 18 places in the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers after a man-of-the-match performance in the first Test ... Read more...

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Rampant use of illicit alcohol adding to global disease burden, says report


November 20th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 20 (ANI): A staggering amount of illicit alcohol is being produced, sold, and consumed across the globe and this, in turn, is significantly adding to the worldwide disease burden, ... Read more...

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LTTE seeking help of Indian leaders to escape defeat


October 19th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Oct 19 (ANI): Sri Lankan Government has said that the Tamil tigers are making desperate efforts to rope in Indian leaders to stop the ongoing offensives against them.It is ... Read more...

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Oram takes over as top all-rounder in ODIs


October 15th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Oct 15 (ANI): New Zealands Jacob Oram has moved to the top of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders after a series-winning performance in Bangladesh.The 30-year-old from ... 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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