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'Have provided more information to ICC ACU Chairman on 2011 WC final'
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that he has provided the International Cricket Council (ICC) with more evidence on his claim that the 2011 World Cup final was fixed. Aluthgamage said that he had provided ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chairman Alex Marshall with more evidence when the latter had contacted him via e-mail.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
How Covid-19 virus damages the endocrine system
Colombo, July 3 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that people with endocrine disorders may see their condition worsen as a result of Covid-19.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka drops probe into 2011 WC final fixing allegations
Colombo, July 3 (IANS) The probe into match-fixing allegations surrounding the 2011 ICC World Cup final launched by the Sri Lankan Sports Ministry's Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has ended, said Chief of the SIU SSP Jagath Fonseka on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka's active Covid-19 cases down to 227
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's active Covid-19 cases reduced to 227 on Thursday as 79 more patients recovered and were discharged from hospital, according to health ministry's statistics.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,National,Health/Medicine
SLC hopeful about hosting LPL in August despite border reopening concerns
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket is still hopeful of conducting its inaugural T20 league from August 8 to 22 despite the government's decision to postpone the reopening of the island country's international airport till August 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL Prez orders not to use his pics in poll campaign
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting for the upcoming parliamentary elections in their propaganda campaign, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SLC denies involvement with fantasy tournament
Colombo, July 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday washed their hands off any involvement with a fantasy tournament staged by an undisclosed party under the name and title of 'Uva Premier League T20'.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL delays reopening tourism, lifts curfew ahead of polls (Ld)
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka has decided to delay reopening the country to foreign tourists by at least two weeks, but lifted its nationwide curfew on Monday as the island-nation prepares to hold parliamentary elections in the coming weeks.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka lifts night curfew
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities announced that a night curfew which was imposed in the island nation on June 13, would be lifted completely due to the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL to reopen museums, cultural attractions from July 1
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka will re-open all museums and other cultural attractions from July 1 for local tourists after being shut for over three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cultural Affairs Ministry said.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL Minister submits 24-reason report on why team lost 2011 WC
Colombo, June 25 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage submitted the report to the authorities to back-up his claims that the ICC World Cup 2011 final was fixed.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka postponed
Colombo, June 24 (IANS) Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka, which was scheduled to take place in July, has been postponed. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Wednesday that it was informed by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that their players are yet to be ready to take part in an international series.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
No new COVID-19 in SL since 3 days
Colombo, June 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has not reported any new COVID-19 case in the last three days since June 20, which were all imported, it was reported on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sri Lanka's COVID-19 recoveries surpass 1,500-mark
Colombo, June 22 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka surpassed the 1,500-mark on Monday after 28 patients were discharged from hospital, according to the Health Ministry.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Can't let people get away with lies: de Silva on 2011 WC fixing claims
Colombo, June 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka batting legend Aravinda de Silva has said that the claims made by country's former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage that the 2011 World Cup final was fixed are "lies". He, however, urged the International Cricket Council, the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Sri Lanka Cricket to launch an investigation.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SLC mulling to host Premier League in August: Report
Colombo, June 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket is thinking of starting up a T20 league in August, despite cloud over tours of India and Bangladesh.
2020-06-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
How can one fix a match & not be part of playing XI: Jayawardene
Colombo, June 20 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene hit back at the country's former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage after he clarified that he is not accusing any players involved in the 2011 World Cup final of match-fixing.
2020-06-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka sports ministry launches probe into 2011 WC allegations
Colombo, June 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Sports Ministry has launched an inquiry into match-fixing allegations with th regards to the 2011 World Cup final. The Special Investigations Unit of the ministry will be looking into the matter.
2020-06-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
2011 WC: Final was fixed, alleges ex-SL minister; Mahela, Sangakkara demand proof
Colombo, June 18 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have asked for evidence after country's former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that team's 2011 World Cup final against India played in Mumbai was fixed.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Malinga not named in Sri Lanka's second residential camp
Colombo, June 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's T20 captain and veteran pacer Lasith Malinga was not named in the 24-member list of players who will be part of the team's second residential training camp starting June 22 in Kandy.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sangakkara seeks proof after ex-SL minister alleges 2011 WC final was fixed
Colombo, June 18 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara has asked for evidence after country's former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage alleged that team's 2011 World Cup final against India played in Mumbai was fixed.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka prepares to launch global tourism campaign
Colombo, June 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is planning to launch a long-awaited multi-million-dollar global tourism promotion campaign in January 2021 if tourism does not bounce back to the pre-COVID level in two years, local media reported on Wednesday.
2020-06-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
No decision yet to impose curfew in SL on Sunday
Colombo, June 5 (IANS) There was no decision yet to impose an islandwide curfew due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka on Sunday after the one declared earlier this week will be relaxed on Saturday, a senior official from the President's Office said.
2020-06-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US anti-racism protests powerful lesson, feels Sangakkara
Colombo, June 2 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara on Tuesday said that the protests in the US against systematic racism that was sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer is a "powerful lesson to us all."
2020-06-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SLC suspends pacer Madushanka for alleged possession of drugs
Colombo, May 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday suspended pacer Shehan Madushanka from all forms of cricket after he was found with alleged possession of illegal drugs.
2020-05-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SLC requests BCCI not to cancel scheduled tour of Sri Lanka
Colombo, May 15 (IANS) The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to explore options as to how India's tour of Sri Lanka scheduled in July could go ahead, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic which has brought the world to a standstill.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL govt aims at total relaxation of curfew by June
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government aims at total relaxation of the curfew restrictions imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by June, a Minister said.
2020-05-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL Prez optimistic over re-building COVID-19 affected economy
Colombo, May 8 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has express optimism that the economy adversely affected by the COVID?19 pandemic could be re-built on a solid basis, the President's Media Division (PMD) said.
2020-05-08
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
It is about creating a team culture & showing respect, says Jayawardene
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan captain and Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene said that it is okay to have egos in a team environment as long as they exist in a good dressing room culture. Jayawardene has found success in leadership roles, first as captain of Sri Lanka and then as the current coach of Mumbai Indians with whom he has won the Indian Premier League twice in his three years at the helm.
2020-05-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL Prez won't reconvene Parliament despite oppn's request
Colombo, May 1 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided not to reconvene Parliament, despite the request of opposition parties amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to his Secretary.
2020-05-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL curfew to be partially relaxed from Monday
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) An ongoing curfew in Sri Lanka due to the coronavirus pandemic will be partially relaxed from Monday onwards, the President's Media Division (PMD) said on Sunday.
2020-04-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
30 more SL naval officers test COVID-19 positive
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Thirty more Sri Lankan Navy personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 taking the overall number of infections in the island-nation to 414, an Army official said on Saturday.
2020-04-25
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
29 SL Navy personnel test COVID-19 positive
Colombo, April 24 (IANS) Twenty-nine Sri Lankan Navy personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 taking the overall number of infections in the island-nation to 368 in the country, an Army official said.
2020-04-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Presidential Task Force to revive COVID-19-hit SL economy
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) A high-powered Presidential Task Force has been appointed for the economic revival and poverty eradication in Sri Lanka impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-04-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
SL remembers 2019 Easter attack victims amid COVID-19 restrictions
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Tuesday remembered the over 250 people who were killed during the deadly Easter bombings that targeted churches and luxury hotels in the island-nation on this day last year.
2020-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lanka to relax curfew from Monday
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has decided to relax the ongoing island-wide curfew which was imposed last month to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, from Monday onwards with the objective of restoring normalcy in the country, the President's Media Division said.
2020-04-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL marks quiet Easter a year after deadly bombings
Colombo, April 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka celebrated a quiet Easter Sunday amid the coronavirus lockdown, while remembering the victims of the terror attacks that killed at least 270 people on the resurrection day last year.
2020-04-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
COVID-19 prevention measures in SL likely to extend
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) Stringent measures taken against the coronavirus pandemic in Sri Lanka is likely to continue until after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year which falls on April 14, with constant evaluation of the situation to continue with the support of medical, security and legal expertise, the Presidents Media Division (PMD) said.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Need to build a method to win games: SL coach Arthur
Colombo, April 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur feels the T20 squad needs some adjustments and a method to win games, ahead of the World Cup later this year.
2020-04-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
3,700 arrested for violating curfew in SL
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) At least 3,700 persons were arrested on charges of violating the islandwide police curfew currently in effect in Sri Lanka as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, a senior officer sais here on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL starts program to deliver essential goods to homes
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) To encourage physical distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Sri Lnkan government hs started a special programe to deliver essential goods including medicines and food items, to homes, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL Cricket grants LKR 25 million to government to fight coronavirus
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday decided to grant a sum of 25 million Lankan rupees to the government to help its efforts toward combating the COVID-19 pandemic, which has created a national health crisis.
2020-03-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SL to contribute to SAARC emergency fund proposed by Modi
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka will contribute to the SAARC emergency fund proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the South Asian region, a Minister said.
2020-03-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
340 people arrested in SL for defying curfew
Colombo, March 22 (IANS) Some 340 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka for defying a curfew imposed by the government in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in the island nation, police said on Sunday.
2020-03-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
Colombo airport to partially shut after 19 years
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) Starting Thursday, the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Colombo will be partially shut down after 19 years for a week in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
2020-03-19
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
No decision yet to delay SL general elections
Colombo, March 17 (IANS) Chairman of Sri Lanka's National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has said that no decision has been taken yet to postpone the April 25 general elections due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
ALERT: SC declines Voda plea against levying of One Time Spectrum Charges (OTSC)
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2020-03-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,
SL PM cancels all public meetings
Colombo, March 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to cancel all public meetings to raise awareness on the importance of minimising gatherings in the wake of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic which has infected 11 people in the island nation.
2020-03-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Can easily defeat opposition if it stays united: Mahinda
Colombo, March 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that the country's main opposition could be defeated if they stuck together instead of contesting the April 25 general election separately.
2020-03-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Foreign observers invited for SL parliamentary polls
Colombo, March 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's National Election Commission (EC) has invited foreign observers for the April 25 parliamentary polls.
2020-03-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics