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India In Clean Sweep Win Against Sri Lanka

India 390-5 (50 overs): Kohli 166*, Gill 116, Rohit 42; Rajitha 2-81 Sri Lanka 73 (22 overs): Fernando 19; Siraj 4-32 India won by 317 runs. India was in a no-nonsense mood when they took on Sri Lanka in the final Match of their three ODI series. They won the last Match by 317 runs – the biggest-ever winning margin […]


China Using Civilian Ships To Enhance Navy Capability, Reach

BANGKOK — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And oceangoing ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian ships, but experts and uneasy regional governments […]


Sri Lanka Gets Acting President

Sri Lankans have sworn in their Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as their acting President. This comes on the back of the departure of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled Sri Lanka amid economic turmoil, street protests, and demonstrations. The process of parliament electing a new president will begin on Saturday, with MPs expected to take a vote on 20 July. After being […]


Sri Lanka PM ‘Willing To Resign’ After President’s House Stormed

Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office says he is ready to resign to make way for an all-party government as protesters storm the president’s residence. Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is willing to resign to make way for an all-party government, his office says in a statement which follows angry protesters storming the president’s residence and office. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was evacuated […]


Sri Lanka Financial Crisis Worsens

Sri Lanka has found itself in a spot of bother as the country defaulted on its debt for the first time in its history. The country has faced its worst fiscal crisis in more than 70 years. It comes after a 30-day grace period to repay $78 million of unpaid debt interest payments expired recently. The governor of Sri Lanka’s […]


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Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as crisis worsens The resignation comes hours after PM’s supporters stormed a major protest site in Colombo and attacked anti-government demonstrators. Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned after protests over the island nation’s worsening economic crisis turned deadly. In a statement on Monday, his office said he was quitting in order to help […]


Sri Lanka’s Crisis Erupts In Streets Protest

Sri Lankans turned out in large numbers in the streets to protest the Rajapaksa-led government. The country faces food shortages, increases in prices, power cuts, fuel shortages, and a health system that is in crisis. The protests have led to the government declaring a state of emergency twice in five weeks. The police have used teargas and water cannon to […]


Sri Lanka Caught In Foreign Debts Default

Sri Lanka has said it will temporarily default on its foreign debts amid its worst economic crisis in over 70 years. Officials said the impact of the pandemic and the Ukraine war made it impossible to pay its creditors. The South Asian country has seen mass protests as it suffers food shortages, soaring prices, and power cuts. The country is […]


Sri Lankan Cabinet Resigns En Masse As Crisis Deepens

All 26 ministers aside from the president and the prime minister step down as anti-government protesters defy curfews Sri Lanka’s cabinet members have resigned en masse from their positions, the education minister said, as anti-government protests escalated despite curfews. All 26 ministers aside from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his elder brother Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stepped down during a late-night meeting on […]


Windies Announces Squad For Test Series In Sri Lanka

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel has announced the West Indies squad for the Test Series in Sri Lanka. The Selection Panel named one uncapped player in the 15-member squad – Jeremy Solozano, the left-handed opening batsman – following the two recent three-day Best v Best matches and training sessions at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. Roger Harper, […]