Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Sri Lanka

SL Prez Wickremesinghe rules out early elections

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday rejected the opposition’s demand for early parliamentary elections and vowed to use the military to crush any future anti-government protests aimed at regime change.Wickremesinghe, 73, who took over as the President of...

SL mulls repealing controversial anti-terror law

The Sri Lankan government is drafting a new counter-terrorism law to replace the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said on Sunday.The PTA was introduced as a temporary arrangement to counter the campaign of separatist...

SL Prez opposed to outside intervention

Invites Tamil parties to resolve minority issues internally President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday said Sri Lanka does not need outside intervention in its internal affairs, as he invited the country’s Tamil minority parties to hold talks next week to resolve...

T20 WC: Australia hammer Sri Lanka by 7 wkts

Marcus Stoinis destroyed the Sri Lankan attack en route to scoring the fastest fifty by an Australian as the hosts got their T20 World Cup campaign back on track with a seven-wicket victory here on Tuesday.Charith Asalanka’s 38 not...

T20 WC: Kohli steers India to beat Pakistan; Sri Lanka beat Ireland

Virat Kohli re-iterated on Sunday why he is considered one of the best chasers in cricket, slamming an unbeaten 82 off just 52 balls to power India to an incredible four-wicket victory over archrivals Pakistan in a thrilling Super...

SL into Super 12; Netherlands qualify too despite loss

Kusal Mendis stood tall with a gritty 79 as Asian champions Sri Lanka bounced back from their early debacle to seal their Super 12 berth with a 16-run win over the Netherlands in the T20 World Cup here on...

SL Parl finally takes up debate on 22nd constitutional amendment

The much-anticipated parliamentary debate for the adoption of the 22nd Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution aimed at empowering Parliament over the executive president started on Thursday after two previous postponements due to strong opposition from the ruling SLPP party.The...

Namibia shock Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup

The great history of spectacular upsets in T20 cricket had another chapter added as Namibia secured a 55-run win over Sri Lanka in the opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at Kardinia Park, Geelong, on Sunday.After...

India women beat Sri Lanka to win Asia Cup title

Spinners and Renuka Thakur came up with a stellar show in restricting Sri Lanka to a lowly 65/9, before Smriti Mandhana smashed an unbeaten 25-ball fifty to help India clinch their seventh Women’s Asia Cup title, outplaying Sri Lanka...

Women’s Asia Cup: India beat Thailand; enter final

Shafali Verma made a quickfire 42 while Deepti Sharma bagged phenomenal figures of 3/7 as India defeated Thailand by 74 runs to enter the final of Women’s Asia Cup at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.After India posted...