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  • Virat Kohli blows a kiss at girlfriend Anushka Sharma as he scores a half-century in a match against Sri Lanka November 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indian captain Virat Kohli had someone special in the stands when he hit his half-century in the match against Sri Lanka at Rajiv Gandhi stadium here Sunday night - Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. Anushka was seen cheering Kohli when he scored a run off De Silva to complete his 50...
  • Rohit Sharma announces comeback with a 111-ball 142 October 30, 2014

    The day after saying "hard work, not natural talent, has made me," Rohit Sharma proved it on the field. Rohit put his pads on for India A after a two-month injury layoff to face the visiting Sri Lankan team in one-day practice match, and carnage followed. Playing on home turf at the...
  • India's World Cup win in 1983 inspired me, says Ranatunga October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India's 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket. "When I saw Kapil Dev holding the Cup in 1983, I was inspired. I thought, if a team like India, which was...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career among greats August 14, 2014

    Colombo: At age 37 and with hundreds of innings behind him, Mahela Jayawardene tried something new in his nexttolast Test match a move typical of his innovative attitude when it involves pursuing victories for Sri Lanka. He opened the innings for the first time in a Test match ...
  • Iqbal Qasim urges Pakistan to boost spin reserves August 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former spin great Iqbal Qasim on Wednesday urged the country's cricket chiefs to groom more young slow bowlers after Saeed Ajmal was reported for suspect action. The umpires and match referee voiced concerns over a number of the 36yearold offspinner's deliveries during Pakistan's sevenwicket loss to Sri Lanka at...
  • Frustrated Alastair Cook wants to score big again June 17, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook will hope a return to the scene of his last Test hundred sees him back among the runs after a thrilling series opener with Sri Lanka ended in a draw at Lord's. Cook saw England pile up 575 for nine declared in the first innings at...
  • Tonup Silva and Thirimanne star for Sri Lanka June 6, 2014

    Kaushal Silva and Lahiru Thirimanne both scored hundreds as Sri Lanka compiled 358 for three on the opening day of their tour match against Northamptonshire. At stumps on Thursday's first day of four at Northampton, opener Silva was 152 not out in what was Sri Lanka's final match before next...
  • Sri Lankan Buddhist group to ban some Tamil films May 11, 2013

    A Buddhist national group from Sri Lanka have recently demanded the National Film corporation of Sri Lanka to ban Tamil films that feature Superstar Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Vijay etc. The group (Ravana Balaya) has further mentioned that, in the recent agitation against Sri Lanka these celebrities observed fast against the...
  • Sallu to help rehabilitate child soldiers May 13, 2010

    Mumbai: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will hold a charity match between Indian celebrities and Sri Lankan cricketers here in June to help rehabilitate former Tamil Tiger child soldiers. The event will be held in conjunction with the Sri Lankan cricket board, NGO Habitat for Humanity and UNICEF. Bollywood star...
  • 3rd ODI: India crush Sri Lanka by 147 runs | Scorecard February 3, 2009

    India lost Sachin Tendulkar early after electing to bat in the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Tuesday. ...
  • Indians will not pardon LTTE for killing Rajiv: Lankan PM November 5, 2008

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake has said that no Indian citizen "with feelings" will pardon the LTTE for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and is hopeful that India will extend its assistance to "defeat terrorism". "The (Sri Lankan) Government is of the firm view that India...
  • LTTE air attack shows war in Sri Lanka not over yet October 29, 2008

    Colombo: Dual Tamil Tiger air raids on Sri Lanka's capital and a northern military base show the guerrillas are not out of the fight despite the government's confidence it is close to ending the 25yearold civil war. Analysts said the raids by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) ramshackle...
  • Karunanidhi warns of TN MPs quitting over Lankan tangle October 15, 2008

    Chennai: An allparty meeting convened by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday asked the central government to immediately halt all military aid to Sri Lanka and ensure an immediate ceasefire in the civil war on the island, warning that all MPs from the state would resign...
  • Karunanidhi warns of TN MPs quitting over Lankan tangle October 15, 2008

    Chennai: An allparty meeting convened by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday asked the central government to immediately halt all military aid to Sri Lanka and ensure an immediate ceasefire in the civil war on the island, warning that all MPs from the state would resign...
  • LTTE attacks Lanka naval base, 10 injured August 27, 2008

    Colombo At least 10 Sri Lankan Navy sailors were wounded when Tamil Tiger rebels airdropped two bombs on a key naval base in Sri Lanka's eastern port city of Trincomalee. The attack, from a light wing aircraft, took place late on Tuesday. Military spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said the Liberation Tigers of...
  • Manmohan Singh lands in Colombo for SAARC Summit August 1, 2008

    Colombo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Sri Lanka Friday afternoon to attend the 15th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that groups eight countries from the world's most populous region. Manmohan Singh joins leaders from Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Maldives besides host Sri...
  • Blast in Sri Lanka capital kills one March 10, 2008

    Colombo: A suspected rebel bomb exploded in a mostly Tamil residential area of the Sri Lankan capital on Monday, killing one and wounding five, including children, military sources said. The parcel bomb exploded near a cinema in the Colombo neighbourhood of Wellawatta, the sources said, adding that they suspected Tamil...
  • 12 LTTE militants killed in Sri Lanka January 5, 2008

    Colombo: At least twelve LTTE militants were killed in heavy fighting between Sri Lankan security forces and the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka's embattled north, the defence ministry said on Friday. In NorthWestern Mannar, clashes between security forces and Tamil Tigers on Friday left three rebels dead, it said, adding...
  • Lankan refuges flee LTTE area November 9, 2006

    Valachchenai (Sri Lanka): Thousands of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees fled their camp in Tamil Tiger rebel territory in the island's east on Thursday, survivors said, a day after Army artillery pounded it and killed dozens of civilians. Rights groups and diplomats voiced outrage at Wednesday's attack, which the military said...
  • Sri Lankan quits UN top job race September 30, 2006

    United Nations: Sri Lanka has withdrawn its candidate from the race to succeed UN SecretaryGeneral Kofi Annan but more may join the field before Monday's decisive straw poll in the Security Council. South Korea's Foreign Minister Ban KiMoon has emerged the frontrunner for the job with India's nominee Shashi Tharoor finishing...
  • Sachin bowled over by meat delicacy August 22, 2006

    Colombo: Sachin Tendulkar's secret love for 'haleem' a mutton delicacy prepared with wheat was revealed during his stay in Colombo. This was a pleasant surprise for Taj Samudra Sous Chef Pawan Singh Rana, a Tendulkar fan, who also saw S Sreesanth savouring 'chaat' and Yuvraj Singh enjoying 'saag bhutta'. "I...