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  •  'South Africa won't choke', vows De Villiers

    'South Africa won't choke', vows De Villiers

    SYDNEY, March 17, 2015 (AFP) - South Africa captain AB de Villiers insisted his side will not choke when they try to end their World Cup knockout misery in a Sydney quarter-final with Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

    March 17, 2015
  • Sangakkara makes history

    Sangakkara makes history

    HOBART, Australia, March 11, 2015 (AFP) - Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to score four consecutive one-day centuries as Sri Lanka piled up 363 for nine in the World Cup Pool A match against Scotland in Hobart on Wednesday.

    March 11, 2015
  • India's Modi to visit Lanka's Tamil heartland

    India's Modi to visit Lanka's Tamil heartland

    COLOMBO, March 11, 2015 (AFP) - Narendra Modi will become the first Indian leader to visit Sri Lanka's war-torn Tamil heartland this week, sending a powerful message on reconciliation to the new government in Colombo.

    March 11, 2015
  • Former Minister's family meets diplomats

    Former Minister's family meets diplomats

    Former Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim’s family on Monday has met with a number of foreign diplomats in order to brief them on the ongoing trial against him.

    March 10, 2015
  • Maxwell's century helps Aussie win

    Maxwell's century helps Aussie win

    SYDNEY, March 8, 2015 (AFP) - Australia supplanted Sri Lanka in second spot in World Cup Pool A propelled by a 'big show' ton from Glenn Maxwell before they weathered Kumar Sangakkara's third consecutive century in Sydney on Sunday.

    March 09, 2015
  • Malinga feels rhythm, not blues after surgery

    Malinga feels rhythm, not blues after surgery

    SYDNEY, March 7, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga believes his bowling rhythm is returning at the World Cup after undergoing ankle surgery in September.

    March 07, 2015
  • Maldives - an 'extension' of Lanka?

    Maldives - an 'extension' of Lanka?

    Maldives was considered an extension of Sri Lanka, said new Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday.

    March 05, 2015
  • Jayawardene ton saves face for Sri Lanka

    Jayawardene ton saves face for Sri Lanka

    DUNEDIN, New Zealand, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - Mahela Jayawardene's century rescued Sri Lanka from a batting meltdown as they beat Afghanistan by four wickets in their World Cup match in Dunedin on Sunday.

    February 22, 2015
  • Lanka mulls future of Rajapakse white elephs.

    Lanka mulls future of Rajapakse white elephs.

    HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, Feb 22, 2015 (AFP) - From a multi-million dollar airport ignored by airlines to a lavish cricket stadium rejected by players, Sri Lanka's new government is mulling the future of a string of white elephants.

    February 22, 2015
  • Lanka High Commissioner Dias being recalled

    Lanka High Commissioner Dias being recalled

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Maldives W. G. N. H. Dias is to be called back to his country because of his ties with former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse.

    February 19, 2015
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