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Sri Lanka court remands Muslim doctor after monks protest

The developments happened in the Kurunegala court on Thursday when state attorney acknowledged that there was no evidence to hold against Mohamed Shafi; but Buddhist monks and other groups opposed the release saying it could lead to violence. The doctor was arrested on allegations that he sterilized some 4,000 Sinhala Buddhist women against their wishes. The Criminal Investigations Department in a ... Read More »

Rohit Sharma hits ton for World Cup record as India beat Sri Lanka

LEEDS: World Cup 2019 is turning out to be a platform for Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah to showcase their bewitching talent. SCORECARD | WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE On Saturday, it was Sri Lanka’s turn to be at the receiving end. After Bumrah had softened up the Islanders with another display of high-quality pace bowling, Sharma, supported by ... Read More »

BCCI writes to ICC after Anti-India banners fly above during Indo- Lanka match

The unsavoury incident has prompted the BCCI to file a written complaint with the ICC, raising concerns about the security of their players. Minutes after the match began, an aircraft carrying the banner ”Justice for Kashmir” flew above the ground. After half an hour, a similar looking aircraft flew over the stadium with a different banner – ”India Stop Genocide, ... Read More »

World Cup Live: Indian bowlers put Sri Lanka on the back foot

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD Overs 19.5: FOUR! Angelo Mathews (19*) hits a four off Kuldeep Yadav, their first boundary in 12 overs. Sri Lanka 83/4 Overs 19: Sri Lanka 77/4Five dots and a three from Ravindra Jadeja’s over. Overs 18: Sri Lanka 74/4Six runs off Kuldeep Yadav’s over. But it’s been 10 overs since Sri Lanka scored a boundary. ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Former Defence Secy, Police Chief arrested over negligence to prevent Easter Sunday attacks

Hemasiri Fenando was removed from the post of defence secretary after the April 21 attacks and  was receiving treatment at the General hospital.  Inspector General of Police (IGP) who was sent on compulsory leave was arrested from police hospital where he was admitted on Tuesday morning. Earlier, both were summoned to appear before the CID on Tuesday. Country’s Attorney General ... Read More »

Cricket World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs

Chasing a mammoth 339-run target, West Indies started their innings on a poor note. West Indies lost opener Sunil Ambrish for 5 runs. Lasith Malinga castled Shai Hope for 5. Chris Gayle showed some resistance but his innings was cut short by Rajitha for 35. Nicholas Pooran revives West Indies innings and scored 118 runs. But with his dismissal West ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka aims to give their best shot

Sri Lanka will be aiming to give their best shot against West Indies, who has nothing to lose in the Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka stand seventh in the points table, whereas the men from the Caribbean are on a disappointing ninth place. This is expected to be a good contest between two sides who have struggled to stay afloat ... Read More »

ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

South Africa eased past Sri Lanka to register a nine-wicket win in Chester-le-Street in the 35th World Cup clash on Friday. Sri Lanka, with the loss, dented their chances of making it to the final four while South Africa not only walked away with a consolation win but also saw both the batting unit and the bowling unit produce a ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets

South Africa won the toss and made immediate inroads as Dimuth Karunaratne was out first ball, unable to lower his hands to a lifting delivery from Kagiso Rabada and sending a looping catch to second slip. Avishka Fernando displayed similar carefree abandon as he had in the shock win over England last week, upping the scoring rate amid some loose ... Read More »

WC: Ousted South Africa dent Sri Lanka’s semis hopes with 9-wicket win

CHESTER-LE-STREET: Former champions Sri Lanka are all but out of the ongoing World Cup after suffering a nine-wicket drubbing against a clinical South Africa on Friday. BLOG | SCORECARD | FULL SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Sent in to bat, Sri Lanka produced a dismal batting show to manage a modest 203, a target which the Proteas overhauled with 76 balls ... Read More »

Tensions after Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka concern UNHRC Chief

Delivering the opening statement at the 41st session of the UNHuman Rights Council in Geneva, Bachelet said she is disturbed by the attacks on the Muslims and hate speech by some religious leaders following the bombings. She said statements by some religious leaders inciting violence constitute worrying early warning indicators that should be addressed. She said the lack of a ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England lost to Sri Lanka by 20 runs

Hosts England suffered a big jolt to their World Cup ambitions as they lost to Sri Lanka by 20 runs in their ICC Cricket World Cup match at Headingley on Friday. Sri Lankan bowlers put on a brilliant performance as they successfully defended a total of 232 runs against tournament favourites England. England were bowled out for 212 in 47 ... Read More »

World Cup: Sri Lanka beat England to keep semifinal hopes alive

LEEDS: Angelo Mathews hit a patient fifty before veteran pacer Lasith Malinga returned with a sensational four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka stunned hosts England by 20 runs in a low-scoring thriller to keep their World Cup semifinal hopes alive on Friday. SCORECARD | WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Electing to bat, Sri Lanka managed a modest 232 for nine, ... Read More »

Former Maldives President to embark on a solidarity visit to Sri Lanka from today

The delegation include Vice President Faisal Naseem, cabinet members and MPs of Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) of which Nasheed is the leader. MDP won the parliamentary elections in April with three-fourth majority and Mr. Nasheed was chosen the speaker last month. The visit is primarily aimed at showing solidarity with Easter Sunday attacks and is being arranged upon the invitation ... Read More »

Sri Lanka seeks India’s help to counter terrorism: PM Wickremesinghe

Modi on Sunday became the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka after the deadly Easter terror attacks on April 21 which killed 258 people and injured over 500. During his visit, Modi said he was confident that Sri Lanka will rise again and cowardly acts of terror cannot defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka. “India stands in solidarity with ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka today

Prime Minister’s visit is mainly aimed at expressing solidarity with victims of Easter Sunday attacks and to reaffirm his Neighborhood first policy. He will be accompanied by a high level delegation including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale. PM  Modi will have an official one to one meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka tomorrow

Prime Minister’s visit is mainly aimed at expressing solidarity with victims of Easter Sunday attacks and to reaffirm his Neighborhood first policy. He will be accompanied by a high level delegation including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale. PM  Modi will have an official one to one meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime ... Read More »

PM Modi on two-nation visit to Maldives & Sri Lanka

On the eve of his departure for Sri Lanka and Maldives, in his departure statement, PM states his visit to the Maldives is reflective of the importance the 2 countries attach to their relationship as maritime neighbours and long-standing friends; says his visit to Sri Lanka is to express solidarity with the Government and the people of Sri Lanka in ... Read More »

PM Modi’s two-nation visit to Maldives & Sri Lanka begins from Saturday

For his maiden state visit after assuming office for the second time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Maldives from June 8 to June 9. He will arrive at Malé on the first day of his tour. On the invitation of the Government of Maldives, PM Modi will address the Maldivian parliament, People’s Majlis. The proposal was passed  by ... Read More »

PM Modi to embark on visit to Maldives & Sri Lanka

The PM along with Maldives president, Ibrahim Mohammed Solih will unveil a major defence upgrade for Maldives. The PM will also visit Sri Lanka for a day. The visits demonstrate the priority that the government accords to the ‘Neighbourhood-First Policy’ and the ‘SAGAR’ Doctrine. Here’s more on the key agenda of Prime Minister’s first foreign visit of the new term… ... Read More »

Sri Lanka SC appoints bench to hear pleas against Ex- IGP, defence secretary

Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya decided that these petitions are of national importance and should be heard before a fuller bench. Earlier, country’s Attorney General had informed the court to consider the petition before a fuller bench. The petitions were filed by seven parties including the Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL) accusing the IGP and the former Defense Secretary of infringing ... Read More »

PM Modi to embark on Maldives & Sri Lanka visit

On the tour to Maldives, Prime Minister Modi will address Majlis, the parliament of Maldives. Prime Minister will also inaugurate two major projects which further prove the deep ties both countries enjoy. The visit of Prime Minister comes after 8 years and is seen as a major initiative by the NDA govt. India is considering ferry services between Kochi in ... Read More »

World Cup: Sri Lanka fight back to beat Afghanistan by 34 runs

CARDIFF: Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga starred with the ball as Sri Lanka fought back to crush Afghanistan’s hopes of a memorable World Cup victory on Tuesday. BLOG | SCORECARD |SCHEDULE Afghanistan, bidding for just their second win in a World Cup match and their first over a Test nation were in command halfway through a gloomy day in Cardiff ... Read More »

World Cup Live: Can Sri Lanka bounce back against Afghanistan?

LIVE BLOG | SCORECARD |SCHEDULE Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib won the toss and chose to bowl against Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday. After winning the toss, Naib said, “We want to bowl first. The conditions are good for the bowlers. It’s a good toss to win. We struggled in the middle, we put a good total, ... Read More »

PM Modi to visit Maldives and Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two day state visit to Maldives beginning 8th of June 2019 at the invitation of Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. This will be the first overseas visit of Prime Minister Modi after his re-election. ​ The visit is reflective of the new momentum in high-level exchanges between India and Maldives. Earlier, President Solih ... Read More »

All Muslim ministers of Sri Lanka govt resign

Among those resigned are four Cabinet, four state & one deputy minister. The ministers will however remain part of government MPs and  sit in the parliament as backbenchers. The group called for an end to communal politics and urged to expedite investigations into Muslim leaders standing accused in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings. Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress ... Read More »

World Cup: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

Set a meagre 137 to win, New Zealand hardly broke a sweat in pursuit of the target, losing no wickets and finishing off the game in 16.1 overs as both Colin Munro and Martin Guptill made half-centuries. The two brought up their 50-run stand in the 7th over and crossed the 100-run mark in the 13th over before finishing the ... Read More »

WC: New Zealand thump Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

FULL SCORECARD | BLOGMatt Henry, Man of the Match: “It was good to get a green surface and Trent (Boult) made the most of it. We don’t get many one day wickets like that, but it’s nice when you get one. It is just important you go through your processes and try a few things. Not try and fitter too ... Read More »

Sri Lanka : Political and social spectrum greets PM Modi for second term

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the swearing in ceremony and will have a bilateral meeting with Prime minister today. He is being accompanied by four ministers including two belonging to Tamils of Indian origin which constitute a significant chunk of Sri Lankan population and  look forward to PM Modi for leadership in the region. Minister Mano Ganeshan greeted PM Modi on ... Read More »

Sri Lanka extends emergency regulations by another month

President Maithripala Sirisena issued an extraordinary gazette notice today extending the emergency regulations which was imposed a month ago after suicide blasts at multiple locations in the country which killed over 250 people including 45 foreigners. The emergency provisions give the military sweeping powers to act against fundamentalist organizations behind the attacks, which was claimed by Islamic state. Meanwhile, Prime ... Read More »

UFO Moviez shines on getting nod for dissolution of UFO Lanka

UFO Moviez India is currently trading at Rs. 225.70, up by 13.35 points or 6.29% from its previous closing of Rs. 212.35 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 226.00 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 229.00 and Rs. 224.00 respectively. So far 2526 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ‘B’ stock of ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Opposition party submits no confidence motion against govt.over Easter Sunday attacks

Janatha Vimukthi Peremuna (JVP) brought the motion against the entire government including President, Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers for failing to take measures to prevent the attacks despite information regarding the attacks. JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the Easter attacks did not happen all of a sudden and the Government was aware of these terrorists. He said ... Read More »

Maldives expresses concern over Sri Lanka Army Chief remarks

Miuvan Mohamed, director general of communications at the Maldives foreign ministry told our correspondent in Colombo that Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shaheed had a conversation with his Sri Lankan counterpart Thilak Marapana on Monday in this regard. Maldives foreign minister is reported to have conveyed that such statements could harm the safety of Maldivians living in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan foreign ... Read More »

India offers full support to Sri Lanka in dealing with Jihadi terrorism

This was stated by High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu after meeting the top Buddhist clergy in Kandy on Friday. Addressing the media after his meeting, the High Commissioner said India stands firmly and strongly with Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the attacks on April 21st in which many innocent lives were lost including 11 ... Read More »

Sril Lanka: Muslim civil society representatives prepared to make key changes

Addressing a joint press conference, Minister of Highways and Road development  Kabir Hashim said that anything which is not suitable for Sri Lanka and influenced by foreign culture  will be looked into as the unity of the country is important. He said that legal amendments have also been proposed including the Madrasa Act. The minister said Muslims have been an ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: 74 arrested in connection with attacks on Muslim properties

Police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said that investigations are continuing to arrest persons who express hate speech on social media to disrupt national unity. He mentioned that if mobs continue to engage in communal violence, the tri forces and police will use force to stop them. Overnight curfew imposed countrywide has been lifted from Wednesday morning. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said a group ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Government orders nationwide curfew for second night

No fresh incidents of violence has been reported on Tuesday and night curfew is in place from 9 PM to 4 AM. Curfew in affected northwestern province will continue and was relaxed for only two hours during the day. Two people were killed and dozens of shops burnt in anti-Muslim riots since during past few days after Easter Sunday attacks had ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: At least two killed in violence post Easter Sunday attacks

Overnight curfew was imposed countrywide following reports of violence in several districts north of Colombo as mobs ransacked mosques and business establishments of Muslims. Police had to fire tear gas at several places to disperse the mobs. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said  the country would be destabilized if racial conflicts are to emerge and country’s peace is to be ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: At least two killed in anti-Muslim riots

Overnight curfew was imposed countrywide following reports of violence in several districts north of Colombo as mobs ransacked mosques and business establishments of Muslims. Police had to fire tear gas at several places to disperse the mobs. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said  the country would be destabilized if racial conflicts are to emerge and country’s peace is to be ... Read More »

Curfew imposed across Sri Lanka as religious tensions rise

Earlier, three districts were brought under curfew in response to mob attacks on several Muslim-owned businesses and mosques. Army chief Mahesh Senanayake warned of maximum force against those violating the curfew.  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe in a message appealed for people to remain calm and not to be swayed by false information. He said security forces are working tirelessly to ... Read More »

Curfew imposed in NW province of Sri Lanka after violence against Muslims

Curfew was imposed last night in few areas of the province, around 80 km north of Colombo to maintain peace as mob belonging to majority Sinhalese community targeted mosques and shops belonging to Muslims. The curfew was removed this morning but was reimposed in the afternoon following attacks on few mosques and shops during the day. Police later announced curfew ... Read More »

Social banned in Sri Lanka after unrest

Overnight curfew was imposed in several areas, around 80 km north of Colombo as mobs had gathered to target the community in wake of Easter Sunday attacks. The police curfew imposed in Chilaw, Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya has been lifted since morning and the situation is under control. Earlier, police arrested a group of men for allegedly attacking Muslim-owned businesses but ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Police imposed curfew after Mosques attacked

Police curfew was imposed within Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya police divisions to diffuse a tense situation as mobs gathered to target a particular community. Earlier, curfew was imposed in Chilaw area owing to a tense situation that occurred when the residents of the area had objected to a social media post and attacked shops owned by Muslims and a mosque. ... Read More »