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Nishan-i-Imtiaz conferred upon Sri Lankan’s top military official

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon Chief of Defence Staff Sri Lankan Armed Forces Admiral Ravindra Chandrasiri Wijegunaratne in a special ceremony held here at the 'Aiwan-e-Sadr'. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and senior officers were also present in the ceremony.  Later, Admiral Ravindra Chandrasiri Wijegunaratne Chief of Defence Staff Sri Lankan Armed Forces also called on President Dr. Arif Alvi. Addressing the ceremony, Dr.…

Sri Lanka captain Mathews resigns after Zimbabwe humiliation

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews has stepped down amid intense criticism over his side's series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe on home soil, an official said Wednesday. Mathews met with chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya to discuss his future with the team before a one-off Test against Zimbabwe beginning Friday, said an official with Sri Lanka's cricket board. "He has quit the captaincy from all three forms of the game," the official said on condition on anonymity, referring to Test, one-day…

Nigeria military studies Sri Lankan tactics for use against Boko Haram

ABUJA: Nigeria is studying the military tactics used by Sri Lanka to crush the rebel Tamil Tigers for its own battle against Islamist group Boko Haram, the defence ministry said, after holding talks with officials from the island nation. Abuja has been criticised for its failure to contain the militant group, which has killed thousands since 2009 and has stepped up its devastating attacks after abducting more than 200 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram, which wants to carve out an Islamist state in…