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September 26, 2018 12:00 AM SL ready to welcome Maldives strongman

COLOMBO: The defeated strongman of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, is welcome in neighbouring Sri Lanka, Colombo said on Tuesday, two days after his surprise defeat in presidential elections. Sri Lanka has long been a haven for dissidents from the nearby Maldives over years of political upheaval, including for hundreds of opponents of Yameen since he became

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Chandimal to lead all SL sides after Asia Cup flop

COLOMBO: Batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been installed as Sri Lanka captain across all three formats after Angelo Mathews lost his role as skipper of the country’s limited-overs teams following their exit from the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The 31-year-old Mathews was renamed as Sri Lanka’s limited-overs skipper in January, six months after 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lankan ambassador to Vienna recalled for not answering phone

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, officials said Saturday. Ambassador Priyanee Wijesekera was given her marching orders after calls made by Sirisena to the embassy in Vienna last week went “unanswered for several hours 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Kuwaiti couple gets jail sentence for airport attack

COLOMBO: A Kuwaiti man and woman convicted of assaulting customs officers at Sri Lanka’s main international airport were handed a six month jail sentence suspended for five years, an official said on Saturday. A magistrate sentenced on Friday the 32-year-old woman and her 29-year-old male partner, who were also fined 138,000 rupees. They were arrested

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lanka suffer Gunathilaka setback

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Dhanushka Gunathilaka suffered a back injury and was ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup on Thursday, dealing a major blow to the islanders. Sri Lanka Cricket said the 27-year-old left-hand bat will return home from Dubai where he suffered a lower-back injury during practice. The tournament opens on Saturday (tomorrow)

September 12, 2018 12:00 AM SL women selling kidneys to repay loans: UN expert

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan war widows and women in former conflict zones are being forced to sell their kidneys to pay loan sharks, a UN expert said on Tuesday, urging government intervention. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the UN’s independent expert on effects of debt on human rights, said that debt collectors were also demanding sexual favours. "Women are at times 1

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Chandimal out of Asia Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Test captain Dinesh Chandimal was withdrawn Monday from the 16-member squad for the Asia Cup because of an injury during a recent domestic tournament, the board said. The 28-year-old batsman had injured a finger during a domestic Twenty20 match and needed more time to recover, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.Chandimal will be replaced

September 5, 2018 12:00 AM HEC to develop academic collaboration with Sri Lanka

Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will develop academic collaboration with Sri Lanka through Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme. Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr. Tariq Banuri stated this during a meeting with Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (R) Shahid Hashmat at the Commission Secretariat

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lanka recall Malinga for Asia Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket selectors Saturday recalled fast bowler Lasith Malinga after a year in limbo and included him in a 16-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament. The injury-prone 35-year-old had been largely ignored since his last ODI appearance in September last year against India in Colombo when he took just one wicket for 35 runs. Sri Lanka

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Dananjaya takes five to leave South Africa facing defeat

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya took five wickets as South Africa crumbled to 124 all out on the second day of the second Test on Saturday and facing a whitewash in the two-match series. Sri Lankan spinners ran riot on the dry pitch in Colombo after the home side made 338 with Dananjaya starring in a last-wicket stand with Rangana Herath 7