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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.

  • 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.


    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.

  • Tigers depart for Sri Lanka

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

  • 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.

  • 11 gunned down in Venezuela

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

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.