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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 chaired by Punjab Special Secretary Health Dawood Muhammad

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