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  • Sri Lanka speaker says won't accept Rajapaksa as PM until he proves a majority

    Sri Lanka's speaker of parliament says he would not accept a former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the new prime minister until he proves he commands a majority in parliament.

  • A constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka

    President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, in a sudden unconstitutional move, dismissed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed his nemesis and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister on October 26.

  • Winning start for India

    Defending champions India got off to a flying start in the SAFF Suzuki Cup with a 2-0 victory over Sri Lanka in Group B opener at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

  • Sri Lanka charged by ICC for delay

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha were charged by ICC.

  • Can't go in with doubts: Riyad

    T20 cricket demands decisiveness in the fine balance between risky play and responsible cricket. It is in that aspect where Bangladesh

  • Thisara Perera

    Perera delivers Lankans' first win in tri-series

    Sri Lanka could have taken the confidence with a commanding victory over Zimbabwe to register their first win of the tri-series, but

  • Zim beat SL in thrilling finish

    Fast bowler Tendai Chatara claims four wickets to help Zimbabwe edge Sri Lanka by 12 runs in the second one-day international in Dhaka on Wednesday.

  • sri-lanka alcohol women

    Sri Lanka lifts 38-yr ban on women buying, selling alcohol

    Sri Lanka has revoked a 38-year ban on selling alcohol to women and employing them in places where the drinks are produced and sold.

  • Chinese couples joint marriage ceremony

    50 Chinese couples marry in Sri Lanka

    Fifty Chinese couples take part in a first-ever joint marriage ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to woo more tourists to the South Asian island nation.

  • India dismiss Sri Lanka for 215 in 3rd ODI

    Opener Upul Tharanga made 95 before Sri Lanka are bowled out for 215 in 44.5 overs in the third and deciding one-day international against India in Visakhapatnam.

  • Pujara, Vijay pummel Sri Lanka

    Opener Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara hit sublime centuries to put India in command of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka reconsiders Pakistan tour decision

    Sri Lanka's cricket board is reconsidering plans to play a match against Pakistan in Lahore later this month after its players expressed security concerns.

  • SL to play day-night Test against Pak

    Sri Lanka will play its first day-and-night Test match later this month when they meet Pakistan for a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Zimbabwe to tour Sri Lanka after 15 years

    Sri Lanka's cricket board announce that Zimbabwe will embark on their first tour of Sri Lanka in 15 years this month, playing five one-day internationals and a Test match.

  • Dhawan leads India's run riot

    Shikhar Dhawan leads the India charge with a blistering 125 as the holders pile up 321 for six against Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy on Thursday.

  • Sri Lanka named Asia's leading destination 2017

    Adventure-seekers and intrepid globetrotters looking to blaze new trails in Southeast Asia will want to consider adding Sri Lanka to their travel bucket list, after the country claimed the title of leading destination and leading adventure tourism destination for Asia over the weekend.

  • Sri Lanka skipper doubtful for Champions Trophy opener

    Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews suffers a calf injury and may not play in their first Champions Trophy group match on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka landslides, floods death toll rises to 91

    Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill at least 91 people while more than 100 are missing after torrential rain, officials say.

  • Sangakkara to retire from first class game

    Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara will retire from first-class cricket in September at the end of England's county championship season.

  • Aus to unleash fearsome foursome

    Australia are set to unleash their fearsome foursome for the first time against Sri Lanka in a Champions Trophy warm-up at The Oval on Friday.

  • Scotland slay Sri Lanka in landmark win

    Kyle Coetzer and Matthew Cross both score hundreds as Scotland beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets at Beckenham, southeast England, for a historic success on Sunday.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    Tigers win by 45 runs

    Bangladesh sign off the Sri Lanka tour in style, handing Sri Lanka a massive 45-run defeat as they win the second and final T20I to square the series at 1-1 and more importantly, to give captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza a fitting farewell at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

  • Bhatiary waiting to enthral golfers

    The Bhatiary Golf & Country Club (BGCC) in Chittagong is all set to host its first-ever international golf tournament, the American Express Chittagong Open, from March 29 with participation of top golfers from India, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh.

  • US drone kills militant blamed for attack on SRL team in Pak

    A US drone air strike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said.

  • Abul, Saifuddin in for Tigers' warm-up

    Former Bangladesh Under-19 pacer Mohammad Saifuddin and fast bowler Abul Hasan will fly out to Colombo tomorrow to take part in the one-day warm-up game on March 22 ahead of the limited-overs leg of Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka, which starts with the first ODI on March 25 in Dambulla.

  • Shakib puts Tigers on top

    Call it resiliency or a perverse desire to prove naysayers wrong, but Bangladesh have made it a habit of turning in a stellar performance when their fans or critics least expect it.

  • Hosts trail BD by 75 runs after Day-3

    Bangladesh were all out for 467 in their first innings during the last session of day-3 and led Sri Lanka by 129 runs during the second Test of the series at Colombo’s P Sara Oval today.

  • Tigers revert to type

    Three wickets for six runs in seven balls. That was enough to undo all the hard work that Bangladesh had done for most of the first two days to get into the driving seat in their 100th Test match, the second of a two-Test series against Sri Lanka that Bangladesh trail 0-1.

  • MOMENTS

    Things have not been so great for Imrul Kayes of late. He picked up an injury while batting well in Wellington in January, and an aggravation of that injury kept him out of Bangladesh's maiden Test in India in February.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    Mashrafe returns to action

    Bangladesh limited-overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will return to cricket today at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium today as he leads out Team Green against a Nasir Hossain-led Team Red in the first practice match for the Emerging Teams Asia Cup.

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