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Vijendran Watson appointed Chairman of Sri Lanka based BoardPAC

Vijendran Watson is the founding director of Mobitel and managing director of Lanka Bell

August 26, 2021 2 min read

Mangala Samaraweera: a true patriot

He was committed to building institutions in Sri Lanka that would outlast governments

August 26, 2021 4 min read

Loss to us all in Sri Lanka: Mangala’s passing

I grieve not for him, but for us left behind.

August 25, 2021 4 min read

Mangala Samaraweera, Sri Lanka ex-minister who unusually stood by principles

Many of the dreams I dreamt for my country still are unfulfilled

August 25, 2021 7 min read
Remains of veteran Sri Lanka singer Neela Wickramasinghe to be repatriated

Wickramasinghe 71, had assumed duties in Milan on December 29, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Sri Lanka cinemas to screen Japanese anime movies

Sri Lanka cinemas usually screen English, Sinhala, Tamil and Hindi films.

Newcomers shine and set up Sri Lanka series win over Pakistan

Newcomer Bhanuka Rajapaksa hit a whirlwind half-century while Nuwan Pradeep and Wanindu Hasaranga recorded career-best b...

October 8, 2019 3 min read

Pakistan clinch series despite Gunathilaka century for Sri Lanka

Pakistan thwarted a spirited career-best century by Danushka Gunathilaka to defeat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the thir...

October 3, 2019 3 min read

Religious freedom at Sri Lanka schools under spotlight

Sri Lanka's public education system requires reforms to ensure that the freedom to choose and practice one's religion or...

September 29, 2019 3 min read

Pakistan's Hafeez out for landmark Sri Lanka tour

Pakistan on Saturday left out veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez for next week's series start against Sri Lanka, who are to...

September 22, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka cricket tour of Pakistan to proceed with tight security

Sri Lanka's will proceed with tour of Pakistan with a promise of tight security afforded to heads of state from Pakista...

September 20, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Dananjaya gets one-year bowling ban: ICC

Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya was banned from bowling in international matches for a year after his bowling act...

September 20, 2019 1 min read

Pakistan retain Ahmed as skipper for Sri Lanka series

Pakistan on Friday retained Sarfaraz Ahmed as skipper for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka despite a ...

September 14, 2019 2 min read

'Rebel' Saudi women shun obligatory abaya robe

London Fashion Week gets under way on Friday, launching spring/summer 2020 collections set to come out after Brexit -- a...

September 13, 2019 4 min read

Sri Lanka says it has received terror warnings ahead of Pakistan tour

Sri Lanka's cricket board said Wednesday it had received warnings its national team could be the target of a terror atta...

September 12, 2019 2 min read

Arugam Bay World Surf League event shows Sri Lanka a safe destination: Officials

Sri Lanka will host a men's qualifying series competition of the World Surf League at Arugam Bay with over a 125 surfers...

September 11, 2019 2 min read
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Sri Lanka’s Odel lobbying for lower import duties, to lure tourists

Sri Lankan retailer Odel is lobbying the government to reduce import duties and help make the island an attractive shopp...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka food festival in 17-year mission to bring Jaffna closer to Colombo

A food festival featuring cuisine from Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula which was started during Sri Lanka's civil war by Ra...

September 5, 2019 2 min read

New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka to level series 1-1

AFP | New Zealand held their nerve to clinch a hard-fought and comprehensive victory against Sri Lanka in fading light i...

August 26, 2019 4 min read

New Zealand skittle Sri Lanka top order to scent victory

AFP | New Zealand rattled Sri Lanka with five early wickets to scent victory after they declared their first innings on ...

August 26, 2019 2 min read

Latham ton drives New Zealand's reply against Sri Lanka

A sparkling century by Tom Latham powered New Zealand's first innings reply after Sri Lanka posted 244 on day three of t...

August 24, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lankans with betting interests to be barred from cricket body

AFP - Sri Lankans involved in gambling firms will be barred from the nation's cricket governing body as officials bid to...

August 22, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy honoured as 'Deshamanya'

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena conferred the “Deshamanya” title on Central Bank Governor Indrajit ...

August 21, 2019 1 min read

Dimuth Karunaratne breaks into ICC Test Batsmen Top-10 ranking

Sri Lanka Cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne lands the 8th spot on the ICC Test Batsmen Top 10 rankings.

August 20, 2019 1 min read

Watling puts New Zealand in strong position in Galle

Galle, Sri Lanka | AFP | Friday - A fighting half-century by wicketkeeper-batsman B.J. Watling helped New Zealand to tak...

August 16, 2019 3 min read

Patel takes five wickets as Sri Lanka reach 227 for seven

Galle, Sri Lanka | AFP | Thursday - Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel became the first New Zealander to claim a five-wicket ha...

August 15, 2019 2 min read
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