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    Lankan president due today

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:42am on July 13, 2017

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena arrives here today on a three-day state visit when the two countries are likely to sign about 10 agreements and...

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    Chandimal, Tharanga to captain SL

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on July 13, 2017

    Sri Lanka appointed two new captains Wednesday to replace Angelo Mathews, who resigned after his side’s humiliating home series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe...

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    President represents litmus test for political reform

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on July 11, 2017

    PRESIDENT Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to meet with the Mahanayakes of the Buddhist Sangha in Kandy may turn out to be the pivotal move in the...

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    Dickwella, Gunathilaka give Sri Lanka big win

    Agence France-Presse . Hambantota | Updated at 12:05am on July 07, 2017

    Openers Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka hit sublime centuries to help Sri Lanka humble Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third one-day international in Hambantota...

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    Mahela cherishes Bangladesh memories

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 06, 2017

    Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene cherished his Bangladesh memories when he was introduced as the head coach of Bangladesh Premier League franchise Khulna Titans...

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    Dhaka, Colombo to weigh possibility of signing several deals

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on July 03, 2017

    Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are likely to discuss the possibility signing a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding when foreign secretaries of the two...

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    Malinga in hot water over ‘monkey’ comment

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga faced an investigation Thursday after he compared a government minister to a monkey following criticism that the country’s cricketers...

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    A gap between what Lanka govt promises and delivers

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on June 20, 2017

    THE two main factors that caused a change of government in Sri Lanka in 2015 are reappearing now...

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    Lanka reconciliation needs action

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on June 14, 2017

    EIGHT years after the end of the war the consolidation of peace and restoration of normalcy in Sri Lanka is generally taken for granted...

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    Lanka makes first arrest over hate crimes against Muslims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:58am on June 12, 2017

    Police in Sri Lanka have arrested a key figure from an extremist Buddhist organisation blamed for a series of hate crimes against Muslims that has...