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Sri Lanka overcome South Africa rearguard to complete sweep

2 months, 23 days ago
COLOMBO: Rangana Herath's 6/98 helped Sri Lanka overcome dogged South African resistance to win by 199 runs in the second and final Test in Colombo. It completed a 2-0 sweep in the series for the hosts. Needing 351 runs at the start of the…

Bismah, Sana seal series win for Pakistan women

6 months, 24 days ago
DAMBULLA: Skipper Bismah Maroof’s 89 and Sana Mir’s 4-20 guided Pakistan Women to a 94-run victory over Sri Lanka Women in the three-match ODI series of the second ICC World Championship at Dambulla. The victory gave Pakistan an…

71 dead as foreign aid reaches flooded Sri Lankan capital

2 years, 4 months ago
COLOMBO:Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka Saturday, bringing help to half a million people forced out of their homes by rains and landslides that have killed at least 71 in a week of extreme weather wreaking havoc in South Asia.

Australia returns four boat arrivals from Sri Lanka

3 years, 7 months ago
SYDNEY: Australia returned four Sri Lankan asylum-seekers approaching the nation's waters by boat, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said Thursday, three weeks after the government secured a major legal victory for its tough immigration…

Sri Lanka's ex-leader to step down as party boss

3 years, 9 months ago
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's former leader Mahinda Rajapakse has agreed to step down as head of his party, clearing the way for the country's new president to take full control, an aide said Thursday.

Sri Lanka president secures majority to push reforms

3 years, 9 months ago
COLOMBO:Sri Lanka's newly-elected president has engineered enough defections from his predecessor's party to secure a parliamentary majority essential for radical constitutional reforms, officials said Sunday.