Sri Lanka

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

Sri Lanka open to purchasing Russian oil: PM amid economic crisis

Sri Lanka may be compelled to buy more oil from Russia as the island nation hunts desperately for fuel amid an unprecedented economic crisis, the newly appointed prime minister said.

June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

Bangladesh startup ecosystem ranks 93rd; outranked by Sri Lanka

Bangladesh ranked 93 out of 100 countries in the latest Global Startup Ecosystem Index by the global startup research company StartupBlink. 

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

Sri Lanka on strong footing in Mirpur

Half-centuries on Day 3 from former skipper Angelo Mathews and all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva took Sri Lanka to a position of strength in the second and deciding Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Wednesday.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

Siddons aims to make seniors’ last dance end on a high

Both Shakib and Mushfiqur are 35 and Tamim is 33. Siddons said that his aim was to get the seniors to end their careers on a high.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

First-innings lead crucial, says Liton

“I think Sri Lanka are still behind. If we can pick up a few early wickets in the first hour of the [third] day, then we will have the upper hand. The first innings is crucial. If they get close to our total or go past it, then we will be on the back foot. So it will be important to take a first-innings lead,” Liton opined.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Sri Lanka's Mendis cleared to play after heart scare

Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Mendis has been cleared to continue play in the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka after complaining of chest pain that required hospital treatment.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Mendis taken to hospital for precautionary check-up

Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis was taken to hospital after he pulled up while fielding at slips, holding his chest, the Daily Star has learned.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

First time in seven years but nothing new for the Tigers

Bangladesh top-order crumbled to Sri Lanka pace attack within the first hour of the second Test at Dhaka today. Kasun Rajitha and Asitha Fernando ran through the top-order as Bangladesh slumped to 24 for five in just the seventh over, making a few records on the way.

May 22, 2022
May 22, 2022

Mosaddek’s career shaping into a new dimension

With spinner Nayeem Hasan ruled out of the second Test following a fracture to his hand, all of a sudden the focus has turned to Mosaddek as a bowling option.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Sri Lanka warns of food shortages as it battles economic crisis

Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and vowed the government will buy enough fertiliser for the next planting season to boost productivity.