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Mathews seeks series win against 'competitive' Kiwis  Nov 26, 4:55 pm
Colombo, Nov.26 (ANI): Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has admitted that his side will face their toughest opponent so far in New Zealand, describing them as very 'competitive' and 'strong' team.
US envoy to UN Samantha Power visits Jaffna Peninsula, to meet Lankan leadership today  Nov 23, 11:46 am
Colombo, Nov.23 (ANI): Samantha Power, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, visited Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna Peninsula on Sunday.
Thousands attend state funeral of dissident Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka  Nov 13, 11:58 am
Colombo, Nov.13 (ANI):Thousands of people from all walks of life attended the funeral of dissident Buddhist monk Maduluwawe Sobitha on Thursday. Sobitha was 73 and died last Sunday in Singapore, where he was receiving treatment after heart surgery.
Dilshan shines as Lanka beat Windies in `rain affected` ODI  Nov 2, 10:46 am
Colombo, Nov.2 (ANI): Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a brilliant half-century as Sri Lanka claimed a one-wicket Duckworth-Lewis win over West Indies in the rain-interrupted opening ODI of the three-match series here on Sunday.
Sri Lanka denies amnesty to Tamil prisoners  Oct 28, 4:38 pm
Colombo, Oct. 28 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has denied granting general amnesty to the Tamil prisoners but has decided to expedite the bail procedures for many of them.
Lanka to confiscate Indian boats but release poaching fishermen  Oct 26, 3:49 pm
Colombo, Oct 26 (ANI): In an endeavor to deter the Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu trying to invade the island's water for poaching, the Sri Lankan Government will now take strict action against the owners of the boats and release the fishermen.
Siriwardana shines as Lanka seal series 2-0 against Windies  Oct 26, 3:49 pm
Colombo, Oct.26 (ANI): Milinda Siriwardana's all round performance helped Sri Lanka to clinch a 72-run win in the second and final Test against West Indies on Monday.
Incessant rain calls off fourth day of Colombo Test  Oct 25, 4:03 pm
Colombo, Oct.25 (ANI): The fourth day of the second and final Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies has been called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain in Colombo on Sunday.
Lanka to enhance economic cooperation with IORA  Oct 25, 1:06 pm
Colombo, Oct. 25 (ANI): Sri Lanka has assured to continue its support to boost economic cooperation among the Indian Ocean Rim countries.
Brathwaite puts Windies in strong position against Lanka  Oct 24, 6:40 pm
Colombo, Oct.24 (ANI): Part time spinner Kraigg Brathwaite's six-wicket haul has put West Indies in a strong position at the end of Day three of the second and final Test against Sri Lanka, here on Saturday.
HRW claims Lanka police torturing criminal suspects in custody  Oct 24, 11:23 am
Colombo, Oct. 24(ANI): The Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global human rights organisation stated that Sri Lanka's police forces are regularly torturing and ill-treating criminal suspects in custody.
Prasad puts Sri Lanka in driver's seat against Windies  Oct 23, 8:03 pm
Colombo, Oct.23 (ANI): Fast bowler Dhammika Prasad's four wicket haul helped Sri Lanka to bundle out West Indies for 163 to take a first innings lead on the second day of the second Test at P.Sara Oval here on Friday.
Sirisena says all parties will meet to address UNHRC proposal  Oct 23, 4:12 pm
Colombo, Oct. 23 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the government will take the opinion of all opposition parties on establishing a mechanism to investigate alleged human rights violations in the country within the framework of the Constitution.
Warrican shines on debut as Windies dominate Lanka  Oct 22, 7:15 pm
Colombo, Oct.22 (ANI): Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican claimed four wickets on his debut as West Indies bundled out Sri Lanka for 200 in their first innings on the opening day of the second Test at P Sara Oval on Thursday.
Sobers feels T20 has destroyed Windies cricket  Oct 22, 2:32 pm
Johannesburg, Oct.22 (ANI): West Indies legend Garfield Sobers believes that the cash-rich T20 tournaments have destroyed his country's Test cricket by luring players with large amount of money.
Sri Lanka president appreciates China for developmental assistance  Oct 21, 12:59 pm
Colombo, Oct 21 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has deeply appreciated China's assistance in the development of the island nation.
Lanka to keep India updated on Chinese naval visits  Oct 19, 3:09 pm
Colombo, Oct. 19 (ANI): Sri Lanka has approved the future visits of Chinese submarine provided that it is not frequent and Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe has assured India will not be kept in dark and will be informed about the visits.
Religious tensions in Sri Lanka ease after new govt takes over: US  Oct 17, 6:50 pm
Colombo, Oct. 17 (ANI): The United States has said the religious tensions have eased in Sri Lanka after the new government came to power.
Sirisena to examine Tamil prisoner's hunger strike  Oct 15, 4:37 pm
Colombo, Oct. 15 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has given the assurance to look into the matter of the Tamil prisoners who are on a hunger strike at Colombo's main prison demanding release.
19 Indian fisherman arrested, two boats seized by Sri Lankan Navy  Oct 10, 11:50 am
Colombo, 0ct.10 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday confirmed that it had arrested 19 Indian fishermen and seized two of their boats near Yazhpanam in the Jaffna Peninsula area.
Herath to mull retirement post 2016 T20 WC  Oct 10, 11:15 am
Colombo, Oct.10 (ANI): Sri Lanka's spin spearhead Rangana Herath has revealed that he will consider taking a call on his international career after the conclusion of the Twenty20 World Cup next year in India.
Rajapaksa thinks UN resolution on war crimes against Lanka not a victory  Oct 5, 12:15 pm
Colombo, Oct. 5 (ANI): Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that even though the United Nations resolution against Sri Lanka on war crimes sponsored by the US without a vote is being hailed as a diplomatic victory, he is unable to share the same view.
Wickremesinghe leaves for Japan on a five-day visit  Oct 3, 3:05 pm
Colombo, Oct. 3 (ANI): Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe left the country early this morning for a five-day official visit to Japan at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
Over 27,000 Indian tourists visited Sri Lanka in September 2015  Oct 3, 3:05 pm
Colombo, Oct.3 (ANI): Over 27,000 Indian tourists visited Sri Lanka in September 2015 and arrivals from South Asia overall increased by 41.8 percent.
Wickremesinghe tells Lanka Parliament that he has invited PM Modi to sign Economic and Technological Agreement  Sep 28, 2:23 pm
Colombo, Sept. 28 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told his country's parliament that he has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka to sign the Indo-Lanka Economic and Technological Agreement.