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Sri Lanka was known from the beginning of British colonial rule as Ceylon. A nationalist political movement arose in the country in the early 20th century to obtain political independence, which was granted in 1948; the country became a republic and adopted its current name in 1972.

Sri Lanka’s recent history has been marred by a 26-year civil war, which ended decisively when the Sri Lanka Armed Forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009.

The island is home to many cultures, languages and ethnicities. The majority of the population are from the Sinhalese ethnicity, while a large minority of Tamils have also played an influential role in the island’s history. Moors, Burghers, Malays, Chinese, and the indigenous Vedda are also established groups on the island.

1st ODI: Pakistan to face off Sri Lanka at Sharjah

SHARJAH: The first One Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played tomorrow at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, ARY News reported. Sharjah Cricket Stadium is a much familiar venue for Pakistan, it can be termed as the home ground for them, having some golden memories at the location. Green shirts also have good winning record on the ground. The two teams have played 33 matches at the venue. Pakistan have won 20 out of them while Sri Lanka stand victorious in 12 matches. The match will start at 3 P.M as…

First T20: Pakistan defeats Sri Lanka by 3 wickets

DUBAI: Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in the first T-20 here on Wednesday to lead the T20 series 1-0, ARY News reports. Pakistan won the toss and chose to field first. Batting first, the Lankans made 145/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Angelo Matthews was the top scorer for the team with his 50 runs followed by Thirimanne with 23 runs. Sohail Tanvir and Saeed Ajmal took 2 wickets each. In reply, the Green Shirts were struggling at 96/5 but the responsible innings of 39 runs by Shahid Afridi saw the Pakistani…

Pakistan can grab No.1 spot from Sri Lanka with a clean sweep

DUBAI: Pakistan can grab Sri Lanka’s top position in the ICC Twenty20 Ranking by clean sweeping them in the upcoming 2-mathces series series in Dubai, ARY News reported. A 2-0 victory will bring Pakistan at the top of ICC T20 teams; a 1-1 result will lead to a reduction of a ranking point but Sri Lanka will stay No. 1; and a 2-0 win will bolster Sri Lanka’s position and will decline Pakistan to No.6 from 4. During the current year this will be the T20 match between the two sides. Last time Sri Lanka had defeated Pakistan…

Pakistan faces off against Sri Lanka in first T20

DUBAI: Pakistan and Sri Lanka will square off in the first T-20 here on Wednesday - ARY News reports.   The top team of Twenty-20 format Sri Lanka will face former T-20 Champions Pakistan in an interesting encounter. The match will start at 9pm PST (Pakistan Standard Time).   The Green Shirts will face a tough test of the Sri Lankan bowling attack. The morale of the Pakistan team is high after defeating South Africa in the ODI series.   Pakistani pacer Usman Shinwari is likely to make his debut in the ecounter today.  …

Pakistan to take on top ranked Sri Lanka

DUBAI: The first Twenty20 off 2-matches series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is scheduled tomorrow (December 11) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, a venue where Pakistan have only won one of the last six Twenty20s. Match will start at 21:00 PST. Sri Lanka have been the top-ranked side since last year's World Twenty20 and having a psychological fillip. On the other side, Pakistan with a victory in Cape Town against South Africa has its morale boosted. Pakistan comprises promising youngsters, the likes of batsmen Sohaib…