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Sri Lanka: Bomber queued for buffet then unleashed devastation

The suicide bomber waited patiently in a queue for the Easter Sunday breakfast buffet at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off explosives strapped to his back. Carrying a plate, the man, who had registered at the hotel the night before, was just about to be served when he set off his devastating strike in the packed restaurant.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Sri Lankan MP takes own life during clashes in Colombo

Two people including an MP from the ruling party died and at least 139 were injured on Monday in a day of violence in Sri Lanka, police and hospital officials said.

April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019

Sri Lanka: Bomber queued for buffet then unleashed devastation

The suicide bomber waited patiently in a queue for the Easter Sunday breakfast buffet at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off explosives strapped to his back. Carrying a plate, the man, who had registered at the hotel the night before, was just about to be served when he set off his devastating strike in the packed restaurant.

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

Sri Lanka commando commits suicide at PM’s residence

An elite police commando commits suicide by shooting himself at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s official residence in Colombo.

March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017

A REPORTER'S JOURNEY THROUGH 100 TESTS

When I entered the world of Bangladesh sports, cricket started to gain serious traction with the team's unexpected success in the 1997 ICC Trophy changing the complexion of Bangladesh sport. However, cricket's complete monopoly was nowhere in sight at that time. No discussion, not even in a cricket stadium's press box, was complete without talk of domestic football, among other sports.

February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Tigers depart for Sri Lanka

Bangladesh national cricket team left Dhaka for their month long tour of Sri Lanka today.

December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016

Lankans have pace, but need to swing: Akram

Legendary Pakistani paceman Wasim Akram said that Sri Lanka had a promising crop of fast bowlers despite their traditional reliance on spin after holding a coaching session with the islanders Thursday.

May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

11 gunned down in Venezuela

Gunmen have killed 11 people, including three teenagers and a Colombian national, in Venezuela, officials say.

October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015

‘T20 is destroying Test cricket’

West Indies legend Garfield Sobers accused cash-rich Twenty20 tournaments of destroying Test cricket by luring players away from the longest form of the sport with large amounts of cash.

October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015

When Lara tamed Murali

Highlights of Brian Lara's three hundreds in Sri Lanka are now available on YouTube. It was the way he tackled spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan that stood out.

March 28, 2015
March 28, 2015

SL president's brother killed in axe attack

A brother of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dies in hospital after being attacked with an axe in his hometown north-east of Colombo.