Tag: Lankan

Lankan authorities to enquire Pakistani ‘sex racket’

The Sri Lankan special investigation unit of the Department of Immigration and Emigration says an extensive investigation had been launched into a racket where...

Anger at Saudi beheading of Sri Lankan maid

Rights groups have criticised Saudi Arabia over the beheading of a young Sri Lankan domestic worker accused of killing an infant left in her...

Australia completes Sri Lankan whitewash

Michael Hussey is one of cricket's finest finishers, so it was only fitting that he ended his international career by steering Australia to victory...

Herath hopes to put Australia in a Melbourne spin

Sri Lankan slow bowling spearhead Rangana Herath believes that Australia's limited opportunities to face quality spinners in domestic cricket will enhance his side's chances...

Sri Lankan impeachment panel finds chief justice guilty

Sri Lanka’s chief justice has been found guilty on three counts by an impeachment panel, a government minister said on Saturday, in a case...

‘Diamond swallower’ was a bluff: Sri Lankan police

A Chinese man accused of swallowing a diamond worth $13,600 at a gem show in Sri Lanka actually ingested a fake stone in an...

Arrest warrants issued of accused in Lankan team attack

A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday issued the arrest warrants again of three accused involved in the attack on the Sri Lankan...

Sri Lankan politician held over Briton’s death

A ruling party politician has been remanded in custody in connection with the killing of a British tourist at a beach resort in southern...

General Wynne meets Sri Lankan Air Chief

Sri Lankan Armed Forces Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal WDRMJ Goonetileke on Tuesday called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee...

Sri Lankan experts visit hospitals

Sri Lankan experts of epidemiology and entomologists headed by Dr. Resintha visited Punjab health directorate general on Thursday where they participated in a meeting...

ATC releases 3 Sri Lankan cricket attack accused

An anti terrorism court on Friday released Javaid Anwar, Abdul Rehman and Abdullah involved in the deadly attack on Sri Lankan cricket team inMarch...

Problems mount for Sri Lankan cricket

Only three months ago, Sri Lanka were battling it out with India in the World Cup final but they have since gone from controversy...

Lankan minister promises changes

COLOMBO - The sports minister in Sri Lanka has pledged to rejuvenate the game of cricket in Sri Lanka after the defeat by India in the World Cup final. "We have to begin a new journey, new approach in the game in the near future," Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told BBC Sinhala service, Sandeshaya.
He was commenting after the series of resignations from captain Kumar Sangakkara, his deputy Mahela Jayawardena and the select committee chaired by Aravinda de Silva. The minister

Sri Lankan press slams selectors for defeat

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka's defeated cricket team returned home Sunday to calls from state-run media demanding a probe into blunders right from the start. "Who picked the final XI of the Sri Lanka team for the World Cup final against India?" the Sunday Observer asked.
It questioned the dropping of spinner Ajantha Mendis in favour of Suraj Randiv who failed to impress after only joining the squad as an injury replacement on Friday.
The Observer also questioned the wisdom of playing

Six more arrested in attack on Lankan team

LAHORE - Lahore Police claimed to have arrested six terrorists including the mastermind of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), involved in the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore and seized sophisticated weapons, ammunition and a suicide jacket from their custody.
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Lahore Aslam Tareen flanked by Deputy Inspector General Investigation Ali Amir Malik, Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Investigation Abdul Razzaq Cheema and

Jayawardene ton sets up massive Sri Lankan victory

HAMBANTOTA - Mahela Jayawardene smashed an 81-ball century, the fastest by a Sri Lankan in the World Cup to set up a 210-run victory over Canada on Sunday in Group A. Jayawardene blasted a six and nine fours in his 100 to set up a hefty 332-7 after Sri Lanka won the toss and batted first.
He was joined for a 179-run third-wicket partnership by Kumar Sangakkara who was out eight runs short of his century. In response, Canada lost wickets steadily although some lusty hitting by

Sri Lankan floods return, death toll rises to 17

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka's latest monsoon rains have claimed at least 17 lives and left around 1.2 million people flooded out of their homes, officials said on Monday. The Disaster Management Centre in Colombo said 311,000 people had sought refuge in state-run relief shelters by Monday morning, while approximately 900,000 were living with friends and relatives.
Monsoon rains only last month in the same areas of the north, east and centre of Sri Lanka killed at least 43 people and