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Sri Lankan business chamber steps up trade with BRICS

May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Colombo, May 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka's largest business chamber has signed a deal with an organization representing Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) to increase trade ties, a statement said here Thursday.

Asian squash: Indian men in last eight

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Kuwait, May 3 (IANS) The Indian teams continued their winning ways in both the men's and women's sections at the 16th Asian team squash championship here Tuesday.

Display of LTTE flag at May Day rally sparks outrage in Sri Lanka

May 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Colombo, May 3 (ANI): Sri Lanka's main opposition group has come under fire from government supporters for allegedly displaying a flag associated with the banned Tamil Tiger militants at a May Day rally.

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Man held in Sri Lanka with cocaine in belly

May 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A Philippine national who had cocaine stashed in his stomach has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Poll panels of SAARC countries establish forum

May 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) SAARC countries Wednesday adopted a charter for mutual cooperation and set up a forum that will enhance capabilities to conduct free and fair elections.

Demining: US official in Sri Lanka (With Image)

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A US official has ended a week-long visit during which he meet NGOs in Sri Lanka's north and discussed the progress in de-mining activities.

Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says

May 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers in 2009.

PPL will help in reviving international cricket in Pakistan: Shoaib Malik

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Islamabad, May 2 (ANI): Former captain Shoaib Malik has said if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) succeeds in launching its own Twenty20 Premier League, the benefits will be manifold, including revival of international cricket in the country.

'Censorship on journalists a threat to democracy'

May 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Violence and censorship against mediapersons are a "threat" to democracy and also constrains their ability to operate freely, an international body of journalists said Wednesday.

Daley shines again as West Indies win T20 opener

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 2 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican all-rounder Shanel Daley extended her superb One-Day form into the opening Twenty20 game as West Indies women won the opening game of their five-match series by 23 runs against Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval here.

Indian helping hand in Sri Lankan cinema's revival

May 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Cinema as a popular cultural mouthpiece is trying to revive itself in Sri Lanka after 30 years of civil war, courtesy a bunch of progressive filmmakers, new stories - and post-production labs in India.

Sri Lanka against disguising global influence

May 2, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) International "conspiracies" under the guise of human rights will not be allowed to break Sri Lankans' unity, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.

Sri Lanka mobile phone connections exceed population

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Colombo, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): The mobile telephone users in Sri Lanka have increased rapidly over the year 2011 with more than 105 telephone connections for 100 people, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka slams listing on UK human rights report

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Colombo, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday slammed a British human rights report which listed the island among countries of concern over human rights issues.

Zaheer, Moin prefer young blood over veteran Yousuf's return

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Karachi, May 1 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket captains Zaheer Abbas and Moin Khan have said that the national selectors should select young players for the team, instead of recalling senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour.

Umar Akmal says needs to bat higher up order to achieve elusive ODI ton

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Lahore, May 1(ANI): Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has said he needs to bat higher up the order to convert his double figures scores into triple scores in one day matches.

Sri Lanka has more mobile phones per person

May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Colombo, May 1 (IANS) The mobile telephone users in Sri Lanka have increased rapidly over the year 2011 with more than 105 telephone connections for 100 people, authorities said Tuesday.

Mahmood must play domestic cricket for international recall: Jaffar

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Islamabad, Apr 30 (ANI): Pakistan cricketer Azhar Mahmood's chances of playing for his country again has taken a dive with selector Saleem Jaffar saying the all rounder would have to play domestic cricket in Pakistan before being considered for the national squad.

Daley's all-round effort lifts Windies to series win

April 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Lucas Street (Barbados), April 30 (IANS/CMC) Shanel Daley's spirited all-round performance fired the West Indies women's cricket team to a 45-run victory over Sri Lanka, under the Duckworth/Lewis (D/L) method, in a rain-disrupted third and final One-Day International here, securing for the hosts a 2-1 series win.

Pakistan cricket team to tour Sri Lanka in June

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) The Pakistan national cricket team is set to play 10 matches against Sri Lanka in a seven-week-long tour which is to start June 1.

Sri Lanka's main Islamic party refuses to relocate controversial mosque

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Colombo, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka's main Muslim political party Muslim Congress, a government ally on Monday wowed not to reach any compromise on the removal of controversial Muslim mosque in the central part of the country.

Pak Cricket Board to finalise bowling coach soon

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Karachi, Apr 30 (ANI): A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee will finalise the name of the new bowling coach before the Sri Lanka series.

Pakistan set to undertake full tour of Sri Lanka

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Karachi, Apr 30 (ANI): Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka for a full series, that would include three Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals to be played between May 29 and July 13.

I'll wait for my turn, says out of favour Yousuf

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Karachi, Apr 30 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has dismissed the impressions that he is trying to enter the national squad through a 'shortcut', saying he will continue the hard work and wait until his turn comes to play for his country again.

Sri Lanka rejects Indian offer to upgrade refinery

April 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Colombo, April 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka has rejected an Indian offer to upgrade a refinery that is built to refine only Iranian oil, a minister said Sunday.

Pak chief selector denies reports of rift between Whatmore, selectors

April 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Karachi, Apr 29(ANI): Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has rubbished reports of a rift between the national selection committee and coach Dav Whatmore.

Pak chief selector denies reports of rift between Whatmore, selectors

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Karachi, Apr 29(ANI): Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has rubbished reports of a rift between the national selection committee and coach Dav Whatmore.

Sri Lanka rejects Indian offer to upgrade refinery

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Colombo, April 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka has rejected an Indian offer to upgrade a local refinery which is built to refine only Iranian oil, a minister said on Sunday.

Sri Lankan women win second ODI

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Lucas Street (Barbados), April 28 (IANS/CMC) Sri Lanka held their nerve to beat the West Indies by one wicket with two balls to spare in a thrilling finish to the second One-Day International (ODI) here.

Form, fitness in domestic cricket must for selection in national squad: Pak chief selector

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Lahore, Apr 28(ANI): Pakistan cricket team's chief selector, Iqbal Qasim, has said every player has to show his form and fitness in domestic cricket if he wants to be considered for selection in the national squad.

Yousuf's hope of cricket comeback dashed as selector asks him to prove fitness

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Lahore, Apr 28(ANI): Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousuf's hopes of making a comeback to international cricket were dashed when the country's chief selector Iqbal Qasim indicated the team was now looking to the future.

Oz coach Arthur cagey over Wade versus Haddin debate

April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Dominica (West Indies), Apr 27(ANI): Australia coach Mickey Arthur has refused to pick any one from Mathew Wade or Brad Haddin as his choice for Australia's number one wicket keeper.

Sri Lankan Muslims launch protests following threats against Dambulla mosque

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Colombo, Apr 27 (ANI): Muslims of areas around eastern Sri Lanka are taking part in mass protests following threats to demolish and relocate a mosque in the central town of Dambulla.

UN expert discovers 'unexploded cluster bombs' in Sri Lanka's erstwhile civil war zone

April 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Colombo, Apr 27 (ANI): A cache of unexploded cluster bombs have been found in Sri Lanka, a UN expert has claimed.

Daley, Mohammed star in West Indies eves' win

April 26, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Bridgetown (Barbados), April 26 (IANS/CMC) Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed undermined the Sri Lanka batting with a five-wicket haul to spur West Indies women to a resounding 88-run win over Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International here.

Injured Broad likely to make comeback in County match ahead of Windies tour

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

London, Apr 26(ANI): England seamer Stuart Broad is likely to make a comeback from injury in next week's LV County Championship match for Nottinghamshire against Lancashire at Old Trafford.

WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases

April 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Yangon, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday that it would expand technical competence and resources in its action plan for the region.

Yousuf undergoes fitness test, eyes comeback

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Lahore, April 25 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Mohammed Yousuf has undergone a fitness test here in a bid to make a comeback to international cricket.

Jailed former Sri Lankan army chief to seek release

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Colombo, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Former Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath Fonseka is to seek his release from prison next week, his wife said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places

April 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due to heart attacks, hypertension and respiratory diseases.

India, Sri Lanka, Maldives hold maritime exercise

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India, Sri Lanka and Maldives have embarked on a five-day maritime exercise off the Maldivian coast to strengthen the capabilities of their coast guards to prevent criminal activities, poaching and piracy in their waters and beyond.

Sri Lankan Muslims denounce 'radical' Buddhist's attack on mosque

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Colombo, Apr 24 (ANI): Sri Lankan Muslims have accused 'radical' Buddhists of trying to damage peaceful co-existence between the country's main ethnic communities.

West Indies eves see no surprises from Sri Lanka

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Bridgetown (Barbados), April 24 (IANS/CMC) West Indies women's cricket team is expecting no major surprises from Sri Lanka when the two sides meet in an eight-match limited overs series starting here Wednesday.

Malinga rejects claims of refusing to sign this year's contract with Sri Lankan Cricket

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Colombo, Apr 24(ANI): Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga has rejected claims that he had declined to sign this year's contract with Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) and stressed he will be available for all national commitments.

Whatmore focussed on training players for Sri Lankan series

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team's head coach, Dav Whatmore, has decided to shift focus to training players for the tour of Sri Lanka after the disappointment of Bangladesh postponing its tour of Pakistan.

Whatmore focussed on training players for Sri Lankan series

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team's head coach, Dav Whatmore, has decided to shift focus to training players for the tour of Sri Lanka after the disappointment of Bangladesh postponing its tour of Pakistan.

Didn't face security problems in Pakistan: Dav Whatmore

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Lahore, Apr 24 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team coach Dav Whatmore, while expressing disappointment over the Bangladesh cricket team's decision to cancel its tour of Pakistan over security issues, said he did not face any problems in terms of security for the two months that he had spent in Lahore.

Sri Lankan police under pressure to stem drug smuggling

April 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Colombo, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lankan police are searching for a British national suspected of smuggling hashish into the country as authorities come under pressure to stem increasing drug trade, a spokesman said here on Monday.

Revealed: UK Border Agency deports one in three illegal immigrants

April 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

London, April 23 (ANI): The UK Border Agency, the organisation responsible for policing immigration law, could land in problems after figures revealed that less than one in three illegal immigrants caught last year had been deported.

Sri Lanka, Israel hold bilateral trade talks

April 23, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka and Israel have held their first bilateral consultation on enhancing trade ties, authorities said.

Sri Lanka revises tourism target to 1 million

April 23, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has revised its tourist arrival target to one million and is planning to upgrade services for tourists following a 21.1-percent rise in numbers in the first quarter of the year, a minister said here Monday.

Kate Moss and hubby Jamie Hince 'set to renew vows'

April 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): Kate Moss and husband Jamie Hince reportedly plan to renew their marriage vows at the Isle of Wight in June.

Sri Lankan minister threatens protest in India

April 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Colombo, April 23 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has threatened to take some 5,000 fishermen to India to protest against poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters.

Australia lack firepower to reclaim Ashes: Holding

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Port of Spain, April 21 (IANS) Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels that Australia lacks the fire-power to reclaim the Ashes from Andrew Strauss's Englishmen.

India calls for genuine political reconciliation in Sri Lanka

April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Colombo, Apr 21 (Xinhua-ANI): A visiting delegation of Indian legislators said on Saturday that they had urged Sri Lanka to go for genuine political reconciliation.

David Hussey's ultimate dream is to play Test cricket

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Dubai, Apr 21 (ANI): David Hussey, who was one of the top scorers for the Australia team in the tri-series involving India and Sri Lanka and followed it up with another half-century against the West Indies before coming to play the IPL, has said that his ultimate dream is to play Test cricket for his country.

Warnie and Liz Hurley bag $1m for 'access-all-areas interview'

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Sydney, Apr 21 (ANI): Shane Warne and his fiancee Elizabeth Hurley have reportedly pocketed nearly 1 million dollars from their access-all-areas and heavily styled interviews with Britain's Hello! magazine and Australia's own Woman's Day.

Sri Lankan mosque forced to abandon prayers by Buddhists protesters

April 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Colombo, Apr 21 (ANI): A mosque in Sri Lanka was forced to abandon its Friday prayers after a group of Buddhists, including monks, held a demonstration demanding its demolition.

'Pak should invite low ranked teams rather than Test nations to play international cricket'

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Karachi, Apr 20(ANI): Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan has said the country should invite lower-ranked teams for playing cricket series rather than urging Test nations to tour the country.

Chicken comes before egg in Sri Lanka!

April 20, 2012 at 4:37 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): A hen in Sri Lanka defied all odds when it hatched an eggless chick, giving a new twist to the age-old question of whether the chicken or the egg came first.

Separate Tamil state is the only remedy: Karunanidhi

April 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM

DMK chief Karunanidhi once again had ignite the separate Tamil state issues and reiterated that the song of liberty will never erase

Sri Lanka to host major international telecom conferences

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Colombo, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka is to host Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in October, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

South Korea offers financial aid to Sri Lanka till 2015

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Colombo, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea's government has agreed to provide technical and financial assistance to Sri Lanka for national development till 2015, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Bangladesh unlikely to practice in Lahore ahead of two-match itinerary

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Karachi, Apr 19(ANI): The visiting Bangladesh team is unlikely to hold any practice sessions at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore due to security reasons.

Indian delegation visits Sri Lanka's war-torn north

April 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Colombo, April 19 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation has visited Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north where a large number of India-sponsored projects are being carried out, authorities said Thursday.

Indian delegation visits Sri Lankan war displaced

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Colombo, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): A high level Indian delegation visited a war displacement camp in the north of Sri Lanka on Wednesday and interacted with the people.

Sri Lanka relaxes rules on imports of reconditioned cars

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Colombo, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka has accelerated imports of reconditioned vehicles after a special appeal was made by vehicle importers to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, an official said here on Wednesday.

Lankan all rounder Mathews ready to bowl in IPL

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Colombo, Apr 18(ANI): Sri Lankan all rounder Angelo Mathews has fully recovered from a calf injury, and has been given the thumbs up to bowl in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) by team physio Steve Mount and the team management.

India should support referendum for Tamil Eelam: Karunanidhi

April 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Chennai, April 17 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi Tuesday said India should take up efforts in the United Nations for holding a referendum in Sri Lanka for creation of a separate Tamil Eelam.

Law to be head coach at Australia's Centre of Excellence

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Melbourne, April 17 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Stuart Law, who stepped down as the Bangladesh coach, will now take over as the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence (COE) High Performance Coach.

Indian delegation holds talks in Sri Lanka

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Colombo, April 17 (IANS) A visiting Indian parliamentary delegation held talks in Colombo Tuesday to assess the post-war situation in the country, the Sri Lankan external affairs ministry said.

Strauss denies claims of stepping down as ODI captain due to being henpecked

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

London, Apr 17(ANI): England Test skipper Andrew Strauss has dismissed claims that he gave up the one-day captaincy because he is henpecked.

Joint parliamentary panel begins goodwill visit to Lanka

April 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid continuing concern in India about the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka, a joint parliamentary delegation Monday began a six-day visit to the island nation, that includes visits to camps of displaced Tamils and areas affected by Colombo's war with the LTTE that ended in 2009.

Delegation led by Sushma Swaraj to visit Sri Lanka

April 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): A Joint Parliamentary delegation led by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, is visiting Sri Lanka from April 16 to 21.

Law to step down as Bangladesh coach in June

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Stuart Law announced Monday that he would quit as the Bangladesh head coach after his contract expires in June.

ICC increases participating teams for World Twenty20

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to expand the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh from 12 teams to 16 to boost the associate members.

DMK withdraws from MPs delegation to Sri Lanka

April 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's major opposition party DMK Sunday decided to pull out of the all-party delegation of Members of Parliament to Sri Lanka, saying the visit will "serve no purpose".

Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar calls for consistent use of technology in cricket

April 14, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Islamabad, Apr 14(ANI): Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar, who has won three consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011, has strongly backed the use of technology in cricket, and has called for its consistent utilization.

Misbah lauds new cricket coach Whatmore for dealing with Pak team 'professionally'

April 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Lahore, Apr 13(ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq has said he was impressed with new coach Dav Whatmore's professionalism as he seeks to guide the talented side.

PCB using senior cricketers to convince foreign players to feature in Pak Premier League

April 13, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Karachi,Apr 13(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is seeing a ray of hope in its bid to launch the Pakistan Premier League (PPL), with several national and international cricketers having evinced interest in featuring in the tournament.

Sri Lanka to catch man-eating crocodiles

April 13, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Colombo, April 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's wildlife department has launched an operation to catch man-eating crocodiles in rivers close to villages.

Britain wastes millions on deporting migrants

April 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

London, April 12 (IANS) Britain's border control agency has wasted millions of pounds on chartering half-empty flights to deport illegal migrants, including Pakistanis and Sri Lankans, a media report said Thursday.

England spinner Yardy reveals how maniacal depression came to rule his life

April 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM

London, Apr 12(ANI): Michael Yardy has revealed that he pulled out from an England match due to depression, which took place six months before he quit the World Cup.

Oz-origin activist claims Sri Lankan govt agents 'kidnapped, sexually tortured' him

April 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Sydney, Apr 12 (ANI): An Australian man, who was allegedly abducted in Sri Lanka last weekend, has claimed that the Colombo government abducted him, and sexually tortured him during his three-day detention.

AIADMK out of MPs team to Sri Lanka

April 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday withdrew her AIADMK MP from an all-party delegation set to visit Sri Lanka April 16-21.

Sri Lanka says 'kidnapped' Oz-origin activist extradited on Australia's request

April 11, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Colombo, Apr 11 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has said that an Australian man who was recently found after an alleged abduction by 'secret police' has been extradited on the request of Canberra.

Indonesia quake triggers Indian Ocean tsunami alert

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive 8.7 earthquake has struck off the western coast of Indonesia triggering fears of a "devastating" tsunami.

Sri Lanka issues tsunami warning after Indonesian quake

April 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Colombo, April 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka issued a tsunami warning after a massive earthquake jolted Sumatra, officials said here Wednesday.

Tremors felt in Sri Lanka

April 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Colombo, April 11 (IANS) People in Sri Lankan capital Colombo and several other parts of the island felt tremors following a major earthquake that struck Indonesia Wednesday.

F1 circuit drive 'terrorised' Dale Steyn

April 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Greater Noida, April 10 (IANS) South African speedster Dale Steyn creates the fear of god whenever he runs in at a batsman. But the World's No.1 Test bowler was at the receiving end Tuesday when he zoomed around the Buddh International Circuit in a Mercedes SUV touching speeds of 200 kmph - and he confessed it was a rather terrorising experience.

Karunanidhi slams Sri Lanka for raising doubts over nuke power plant

April 10, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Chennai, Apr 10 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday slammed the Sri Lankan government for raising doubts over the release of harmful radiations from Kudankulam nuclear power plant.

Vaiko terms ban on LTTE as illegal

April 10, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Chennai, Apr 10 (ANI): Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko has termed the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as illegal.

'Kidnapped' Oz-origin People's Struggle Movement activist found in Sri Lanka

April 10, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Colombo, Apr 10 (ANI): A missing Australian man whose family feared he had been kidnapped by 'secret police' in Sri Lanka has been found.

Kudankulam row: 'There may be misunderstanding', says Kalam

April 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): With Sri Lanka voicing concern over the possible impact of radiation from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu in case of an accident, former Indian President and eminent nuclear scientist Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said here today that there was no need for concern, adding that there may be a misunderstanding.

Would like to make life easy for Sehwag: Jayawardene

April 9, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils vice captain Mahela Jayawardene said Monday that he would like to share the leadership burden with skipper Virender Sehwag to allow the dashing Indian opener to play freely during season five of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Flower hopes 'unfinished article' England keeps Lankan lesson in mind for India series

April 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM

London, Apr 9(ANI): England head coach Andy Flower hopes that his team would keep the lessons they learnt during the Sri Lanka series in mind for their away Test series against India.

Swann thrilled 10-wicket haul helped England retain No 1 ranking

April 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

London, Apr 9(ANI): England off spinner Graeme Swann has said he enjoyed playing a central role in their win against Sri Lanka in the second Test match at Colombo, during which he snapped 10 wickets.

Sri Lanka denies role in 'abduction' of Oz-origin People's Struggle Movement activist

April 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Sydney, Apr 9 (ANI): Sri Lanka has denied involvement in the abduction of an Australian man missing despite his wife claiming that he had been taken by 'secret police'.

Cook believes England top order batsmen 'back to their best'

April 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

London, Apr 9(ANI): England Test opener Alastair Cook believes his team's top order batsmen have finally regained their lost touch after recording their first Test win this year against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Injured Broad keeping fingers crossed over his 'money-spinning' IPL future

April 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

London, Apr 9(ANI): England fast bowler Stuart Broad, who flew back home from their tour of Sri Lanka with a calf injury, has his fingers crossed over whether he will be fit enough to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.

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