Saturday, January 28, 2023

Sri Lanka

‘Enormous challenge’ to conduct local polls: Sri Lankan official

It would be an “enormous challenge” for Sri Lanka to hold local polls in March as the country is facing a dire economic situation, a senior government official said on Tuesday.Cabinet spokesman Bandula Gunawardena told reporters here the government...

India thrash Sri Lanka by 7 wkts

After suffering jolt from Australia, India women rode on Parshavi Chopra’s incredible spell to bulldoze Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the Under-19 T20 World Cup match on Sunday. With this victory, Shafali Verma-led India are still alive in...

China opposes Dalai Lama’s planned visit to Sri Lanka

China on Tuesday opposed a suggested visit by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to Sri Lanka, saying the bankrupt island nation must safeguard the bilateral relationship.A top Chinese embassy official here met the powerful Buddhist prelates in the...

India thrash SL by 317 runs; sweep series 3-0

Virat Kohli dished out another batting masterclass with his 46th ODI century while Shubman Gill notched up his second hundred and Mohammed Siraj picked a four-fer to give India a 3-0 series victory with a 317-run thrashing of Sri...

Sri Lanka announces plans to downsize military by half by 2030

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka on Friday announced plans to reduce the current strength of its military to half by 2030 to build a technically and tactically sound and well-balanced defence force, amid criticism that military expenditure was more than the...

Rahul helps India beat SL to clinch ODI series

Wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul stepped up when it mattered the most to pull India out of a tricky stage by slamming his 12th ODI fifty and carry them to a hard-fought four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second ODI...

Sri Lanka summons Canadian diplomatover sanctions on Rajapaksa brothers

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned Canada’s top diplomat here and expressed its displeasure over his country’s decision to impose “unilateral sanctions” on its four citizens, including two former presidents.Canada on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Sri Lankans,...

SL Prez instructs ministries to slash 5 per cent of funds allocated in Budget

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed his ministries to slash five per cent of their estimated expenditure allocated in this year’s Budget as Sri Lanka’s Treasury was facing an acute shortage of funds, exacerbating fears that the cash-strapped country’s economic...

1st ODI: India beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka slammed a valiant unbeaten 102 but that only reduced the margin of defeat for the visitors as India won the first ODI by 67 runs to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series at...

Reconstruction work of old rly track in SL begins

The reconstruction work of a century-old railway track in northern Sri Lanka began under India’s assistance here on Monday, in a move aimed at enhancing mobility of goods and services and boosting economic activity in the cash-strapped island nation....