SRI LANKA

  • Fishermen families to meet O Panneerselvam to plead for their release November 3, 2014

    Rameswaram: Family members of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, sentenced to death in a drug trafficking case by a Sri Lankan Court, and representatives of fishermen association would meet state Chief Minister O Panneerselvam to press for securing their release. A delegation of the association and family members led by Ramanathapuram...
  • Angelo Mathews blames Sri Lankan batsmen for the huge loss November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: Questioning the approach of his frontline batsmen, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday blamed the 169-run loss against India in the opening ODI to the abject surrender by the visiting line-up on a good Barabati Stadium wicket, here. Chasing 364 for a win, Sri Lanka were shot out for...
  • Runs coming from openers is a good sign for India: Shikhar Dhawan November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: As Indian openers pounded the hapless Sri Lankans to rattle up a 231-run stand, Shikhar Dhawan said it was a good sign for the Indian team that top-order batsmen were in good form and his own confidence has shot up after playing a century-knock on Sunday. Dhawan top scored for...
  • Indian management sweat over Varun Aaron injury November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: India received an injury blow to pacer Varun Aaron, who suffered a muscle strain in his right leg during the five-match ODI series opener against Sri Lanka on Sunday. "Aaron has a right quadriceps muscle strain and we will take a call (on his fitness) after investigation," team India manager...
  • Virat Kohli pleased with pace show in Cuttack November 2, 2014

    Cuttack: As fast bowlers are expected to dominate on the bouncy pitches in Australia and New Zealand during the World Cup, India skipper Virat Kohli was pleased to see Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav getting into the groove during the series-opener against Sri Lanka, here on Sunday. Comeback-man Ishant and Yadav...
  • 1st ODI: All-round India thrash Sri Lanka by 169 runs in Cuttack November 2, 2014

    Riding on centuries from Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan and an impressive bowling display by Ishant Sharma (4 for 34), India cruised to a comfortable 169-run win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. The Lankan batting, which had the experience of Kumar Sangakkara,...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Cuttack November 2, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Their World Cup build-up halted by West Indies team's sudden mid-series pullout, India would resume the preparations for the mega-event when they square off against under-cooked sub-continental rivals Sri Lanka in a hastily-arranged ODI series starting on Sunday. A series against...
  • Wife of death-row Tamil Nadu fisherman moves High Court November 2, 2014

    Madurai: The wife of one of the five Indian fishermen sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court on charges of drug smuggling has moved the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the Centre and others to appoint a counsel and conduct the appeal in an effective manner. In her...
  • 1st ODI: India, Sri Lanka begin BCCI's damage control November 2, 2014

    Cricket fans from India and Sri Lanka are in the know of most things when their teams are pitted against each other. SWAT analysis is not the exclusive property of experts in these encounters, thanks to the frequent dinners these two host for each other. This series, though, was planned as...
  • Lanka series perfect for World Cup preparation, says Kohli November 1, 2014

    Cuttack: Relishing the prospect of leading the side in the the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said the hastily-planned series would be an exciting one, especially with World Cup spots up for grabs. Terming the series very exciting, Kohli said the Indian team...
  • Chance for both India, Sri Lanka to claim No. 1 ODI ranking November 1, 2014

    Dubai: Currently placed at number three behind South Africa and Australia, India have an opportunity to jump to the top in the ICC ODI team rankings if they win the upcoming five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka 4-1 or better. A 4-1 series win will put India at par with South...
  • India resume World Cup build-up against 'under-cooked' Sri Lanka November 1, 2014

    Cuttack: Their World Cup build-up halted by West Indies team's sudden mid-series pullout, India would resume the preparations for the mega-event when they square off against under-cooked sub-continental rivals Sri Lanka in a hastily-arranged ODI series starting on Sunday. A series against the depleted Lankans on surfaces totally different from those...
  • India should follow law to ensure fishermen release, says Sri Lankan minister November 1, 2014

    Chennai: High drama was witnessed in Tamil Nadu as fishermen associations protested against Sri Lanka court's capital punishment to five Indian fishermen in alleged drugs smuggling case. The protest was carried outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in Chennai. Sri Lanka Minister of Mass Media and Information Dr Keheliya Rambukwella...
  • India pledges Rs 50 lakh as immediate assistance for Lanka landslide November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: India has pledged Rs five million as immediate relief for victims of landslide in Sri Lanka and is also considering medium and long-term assistance. "India has pledged as immediate relief assistance of Rs 50 lakh for the victims of landslide in Sri Lanka," the Spokesperson in the Ministry...
  • Under current ICC rules, Muraliatharan would have never played: Muhammad Yousuf October 31, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muraliatharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time. "Murali straightened his elbow well past...
  • Dew will be a factor in first India-Sri Lanka ODI October 31, 2014

    Cuttack: The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Barabati Stadium will be a run-feast predicted curator Pankaj Patnaik but at the same time did not forget to remind that toss might turn out to be crucial due to dew factor, later in the evening. The 22-yard strip may...
  • Wriddhiman Saha almost certain for first ODI against Sri Lanka October 31, 2014

    Cuttack: Uncertainty over the availability of Wriddhiman Saha, who had a split webbing in his right hand, for the first ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka seems to be over as the wicket-keeper batsman looked fit ahead of the opener on Sunday. The Bengal wicket-keeper, who impressed during this...
  • India-assisted northern Lanka railways trial run successful October 31, 2014

    Colombo: India announced the successful completion of trail run on a key railway track in Tamil-majority northern Sri Lanka, a region that suffered heavily during the three decade-long civil war. The trial took place along the renovated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram line. "The trial run evoked considerable enthusiasm among the local...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen announce indefinite strike, want Centre to ensure release of 5 Indians from Sri Lanka October 31, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu fishermen on Friday announced indefinite strike to protest against the Sri Lankan court's capital punishment to five Indian fishermen. The fishermen were arrested by the Lankan Navy in alleged drugs case in 2011. Fishermen want the Centre to ensure release of the five Indians. Fishermen associations said that...
  • Protests erupt in Tamil Nadu after Sri Lankan court gives death sentence to five Indian fishermen October 31, 2014

    Chennai: Protests erupted in Tamil Nadu on Friday after five Indian fishermen from the state were given death sentence by a Sri Lankan court in alleged drugs smuggling case. Meanwhile, fishermen in Rameshwaram have withdrawn their protest after assurance from state government which said that it will appeal in Sri Lanka...
  • MEA to fight for Tamil Nadu fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Protests broke out in Tamil Nadu after five fishermen from the state were sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for smuggling drugs. The Ministry of External Affairs has said that it will file an appeal in the high court. The fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu were arrested...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 30, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack October 30, 2014

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • Tamil Nadu CM urges Modi to ensure release of Indian fishermen given death penalty October 30, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the government to ensure the release of the five fishermen who have been sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court for allegedly smuggling drugs. He has said that the people of Tamil Nadu have...
  • PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Sri Lanka landslide October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives in a landslide in Sri Lanka that mostly destroyed homes of Indian-origin people and wished speedy recovery to those injured. "PM has expressed his deep condolences on the loss of lives due to the landslide in...
  • Rohit showed he has completely recovered from injury: Sanjay Bangar October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Rohit Sharma showed no signs of the finger injury that kept him out of action for more than two months as he hammered the visiting Sri Lanka bowlers on Thursday making 142 off 111 balls, said India A coach Sanjay Bangar after his team won the warm-up game here. "Rohit...
  • Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey score tons as India A beat Sri Lanka October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: A fit-again Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey slammed strokeful centuries as India A feasted on Sri Lanka's mediocre attack before registering a comfortable 88-run victory in a warm-up match for the visitors ahead of their ODI series against India, here on Thursday. Playing his first match after recovering from a...