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Captain Karunaratne's ton leads Sri Lanka to New Zealand Test win

Captain Karunaratne's ton leads Sri Lanka to New Zealand Test win

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 122 as Sri Lanka chased down 268 for the loss of just four wickets to win the first Test against New Zealand at Galle on Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Ex-president's brother formally launches Sri Lanka leadership bid

Ex-president's brother formally launches Sri Lanka leadership bid

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse formally launched his bid for Sri Lanka's presidency Sunday, vowing to battle "extremist terrorism" in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday suicide attacks.

Sri Lanka coach given deadline to quit

Sri Lanka coach given deadline to quit

Sri Lanka was considering applications from three "top international cricket coaches" to replace incumbent Chandika Hathurusingha

Sri Lanka says illegal UK waste offloaded to India, Dubai

Sri Lanka says illegal UK waste offloaded to India, Dubai

A Sri Lankan investigation into nearly 3,000 tonnes of illegally imported hazardous waste has shown that some of it was sent on to India and Dubai, a top minister said Friday.

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary released on bail in Easter attacks case

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary released on bail in Easter attacks case

Sri Lanka's police chief and former defence secretary were released on bail on Tuesday, a week after they were arrested over allegations

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings

Sri Lankan police on Tuesday arrested their own chief and the former defence secretary for failing to prevent attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250 people in April, a police spokesman said.

Sri Lanka picks two hangmen for first prisoner executions since 1970s

Sri Lanka picks two hangmen for first prisoner executions since 1970s

Sri Lanka has hired two hangmen as it prepares for executions of four prisoners convicted of drug offences in what would be the country's first use of the death penalty for over 40 years, prison authorities said on Friday.

Catholic church bombed in Sri Lanka attacks reopens

Catholic church bombed in Sri Lanka attacks reopens

Sri Lanka's bombed Catholic church was reconsecrated Wednesday with a prayer for a strong national leader to punish those responsible for the Easter attacks that killed 258 people.

Henry shines as New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka in World Cup

Henry shines as New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka in World Cup

New Zealand made a flying start to their World Cup campaign as paceman Matt Henry struck three times in a 10-wicket trashing of woeful Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Sri Lanka enters port deal with Japan, India

Sri Lanka enters port deal with Japan, India

Sri Lanka Tuesday announced it is entering into partnership with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal next to a controversial $500-million Chinese-run container jetty in Colombo harbour.

Sri Lanka Catholics say lonely prayers as churches close for second week

Sri Lanka Catholics say lonely prayers as churches close for second week

Father Suranga Warnakulasuriya said prayers alone in his church Sunday, as Catholic services were suspended across Sri Lanka for the second straight week since the Easter suicide attacks.

In wake of deadly attacks, Sri Lanka president vows stability before vote

In wake of deadly attacks, Sri Lanka president vows stability before vote

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said on Saturday the security forces would ‘eradicate terrorism’ following devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday and restore stability before a presidential election ...