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Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara inducted to ICC Hall of Fame

Sangakkara is the second Sri Lankan cricketer to be inducted to the ICC Hall of Fame

June 14, 2021 5 min read
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Sri Lanka industry leader Ajith Wattuhewa passes away

Wattuhewa had set up the SAARC Trade promotion Network.( SAARC TPN) for trade issues.

May 9, 2021 1 min read
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Sri Lanka hotels hit as Coronavirus wave crashes wedding season

Some hotels are operating as Covid treatment centres

May 4, 2021 3 min read
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Sri Lanka to open 500 outdoor gyms at cost of Rs 625 million: cabinet spokesman

The move is expected to provide a catalyst for progress in the field of sports, the minister said.

May 4, 2021 1 min read
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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.

Karunaratne wants more Sri Lanka players to get overseas experience

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has urged his country's cricket chiefs to help more players enter overseas Twenty20...

Faisal Kamal
July 6, 2019 3 min read

Jayawardene urges Sri Lanka to retain World Cup belief

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene has urged Sri Lanka to keep believing they can still reach the World Cup semi-finals, ...

June 30, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka brewer warns of imitation Japanese sake, synthetic toddy

A product pretending to be Japanese sake has entered the Sri Lankan market, while synthetic toddy continues to be popula...

June 29, 2019 2 min read

No six pack but Malinga still a big-game hunter: Jayawardene

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene praised Lasith Malinga for his ability to step up in big games after the pac...

June 23, 2019 2 min read

ICC reject Sri Lanka World Cup complaints of 'poor pitches, no pool'

World Cup organisers have been forced to defend the quality of the tournament's pitches and facilities after reports of ...

June 15, 2019 3 min read

Sheahan Arasaratnam made head of Standard Chartered Sri Lanka retail banking

Sheahan Arasaratnam, a banker with over 25 years of experience as head of retail banking in Sri Lanka, Standard Chartere...

June 11, 2019 1 min read

Menaka Athukorala appointed chief executive of Sri Lanka's Hatton Plantations

Menaka Athukorala has been appointed the joint-chief executive of Sri Lanka's Hatton Plantations Plc (HPL), the firm sai...

June 7, 2019 1 min read

Karunaratne urges Sri Lanka to keep "chin up" after World Cup rout

Dimuth Karunaratne urged his Sri Lanka flops to stay positive after they were jeered by angry fans during Saturday's emb...

June 2, 2019 2 min read

Henry leads Kiwi charge to dismiss Sri Lanka for 136

Matt Henry led the New Zealand charge with three wickets to help dismiss Sri Lanka for just 136 in their opening match o...

June 1, 2019 2 min read

New Sri Lanka sporting body to tackle corruption, boost competition

The newly formed Association of Sports Federations Society (ASFSL) will tackle corruption and improve Sri Lanka's perfor...

May 30, 2019 2 min read
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Du Plessis leads by example as South Africa beat Sri Lanka

South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis led by example with a confident 88 as his side cruised to an 87-run win over Sri Lan...

May 25, 2019 1 min read

Sangakkara optimistic Sri Lanka will stage England series despite attacks

Kumar Sangakkara believes Sri Lanka will stage England's scheduled tour of the island next year despite safety concerns ...

May 23, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka openers show promise against Scotland ahead of Cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka's cricket team made a solid start in the second One Day International (ODI) against Scotland ahead of the Worl...

May 21, 2019 1 min read

Saumya Amarasekera appointed Deputy Chair of Sri Lanka's Sampath Bank

Saumya Amarasekera has been appointed Deputy Chairperson of Sri Lanka's Sampath Bank, an official statement said.

May 15, 2019 1 min read

ICC charges Sri Lanka team advisor for bribery attepmt minister

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Saturday it has charged a Sri Lankan team advisor with trying to bribe the ...

May 12, 2019 2 min read

ICC charges Avishka, Zoysa with corruption

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), has charged former Sri Lanka tes...

May 10, 2019 2 min read

Sangakkara named as first non-British MCC president

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the first non-British president of the Marylebone Cricke...

May 2, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lankan squad for Cricket World Cup 2019 announced

The national squad for the Cricket World Cup 2019 was announced by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Head of Selection Asantha De ...

April 18, 2019 1 min read

Dimuth to lead SL in Cricket World Cup

Dimuth Karunaratne has deposed Lasith Malinga as the ODI captain of the Sri Lankan team.

April 18, 2019 1 min read

Mangala Yapa Sri Lanka's new BOI Chief

Mangala Yapa has been appointed the chairman of Sri Lanka's Board of Investment (BOI), a statement from the president's ...

April 11, 2019 1 min read