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  • Aftermath of SL Blasts

    Stay alert

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in parliament yesterday asked people to be alert and inform law enforcement agencies about any suspected terror and militant activities without delay.

  • Horrific attacks in Sri Lanka

    In solidarity with Sri Lanka

    We are at a loss of words at the number of lives lost in the wake of gruesome bombings on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter

  • New wave of radicalisation or taking advantage of the trust deficit?

    The wave of terrorist attacks in Sri Lankan churches and hotels frequented by foreigners, which killed at least 290 people and injured around 500, is astounding both in scale and sophistication in planning.

  • 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.

  • ‘7 suicide attackers behind SL blasts; int'l network involved’

    Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator says, while a government spokesman says an international network was involved.

  • Bangladesh cricket team

    Bangladesh, Sri Lanka in group-stage qualifiers of 2020 World T20

    Bangladesh will have to go through the group stages of the World T20 in 2020, with the likes of Sri Lanka and six other lower-ranked teams, based the on latest T20I rankings, according to a press release from the International Cricket Council.

  • Southee five keeps SL to 275-9

    Tim Southee's prophecy before the start of the first test against Sri Lanka came true on the opening day of the match as he took his eighth five-wicket haul at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.

  • 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.

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