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Malinga ousted, Karunaratne named Sri Lanka’s ODI captain for World Cup

Veteran pacer Lasith Malinga was sacked as ODI skipper with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Wednesday (17) naming Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne to lead the country at the 50 over World cup in England beginning May 30. The World cup squad will...

Soccer: Asia holds first round draw despite World Cup uncertainty

The draw for the first phase of Asia’s qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup finals featuring the continent’s lowest-ranked nations was made on...

Sri Lanka rupee edges higher; stocks rise for third session

The Sri Lankan rupee closed a tad firmer on Wednesday (17) helped by banks’ dollar sales, while stocks ended marginally higher for the third...

Sri Lankan president on a pilgrimage to Tirumala Temple in India

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has arrived in Tirumala on a private visit on Tuesday (16) to offer prayers at the hill shrine of...

Sri Lanka rupee edges down; stocks end tad firmer

The Sri Lankan rupee closed tad weaker on Tuesday (16), while stocks ended tad firmer in thin trade after a long weekend. The currency ended...

Amnesty International urges the UK not to extradite Assange to the US

Amnesty International has released a statement urging the UK government to not extradite Julian Assange to the United States “or anywhere he could face...

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena suspends parliament

Sri Lanka's president has temporarily suspended parliament, according to his secretary, in a surprise move days after fractures appeared in the island nation's ruling...

Lanka poll watchdog says it’s ‘undemocratic’ not to hold local-body elections

Sri Lanka's election watchdog has expressed concern over a delay in holding local-body polls in the country, saying it is "undemocratic" not to conduct...

Sri Lanka rupee ends steady; stocks edge up ahead of long holidays

The Sri Lankan rupee closed steady on Friday (12) while stocks ended tad firmer in thin trade ahead of a long weekend due to...

Gotabaya announces renunciation of US citizenship

Sri Lanka’s former defence chief, accused of overseeing the massacre of thousands of Tamils, announced he had taken steps to renounce his American citizenship...