BARBADOS, July 24: Sri Lankan batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended after a woman accused his friend of raping her in a hotel room where the player was allegedly present. The 27-year-old opening batsman was suspended before the fourth day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal, Swarna Perera, has said that Nepal and Sri Lanka have failed to realize the tourism potential due to the lack of direct air connectivity.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Former Sri Lanka captain and current Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene is set to lead the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) that will face Nepal and Netherlands in a triangular T20 series at Lord's on July 29.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Embassy of Sri Lanka, in partnership with Hotel Yak & Yeti and Qatar Airways, is set to host the Sri Lankan Food Festival in Nepal. The food festival will kick off from May 25 at the Sunrise Restaurant, Hotel Yak & Yeti, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu.

SRILANKA, Mar 7: Anti-Muslim rioting flared anew Wednesday in the hills of central Sri Lanka despite a state of emergency, residents said, as the government ordered popular social media networks blocked to stop the violence from spreading.

COLOMBO, Mar 6: Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy.

NEW DELHI, Mar 1: Kanchi Sankara Mutt’s senior pontiff Sri Jayendra Saraswathi has been laid to rest next to his predecessor, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi, in Kanchipuram on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Chief of Army Staff, Rajendra Chhetri, is leaving for Sri Lanka today at the official invitation of the Sri Lankan Army chief, Mahesh Senanayeke.

COLOMBO, Jan 16: Sri Lanka reimposed a decades-old law banning the selling of alcohol to women and preventing women from working in liquor stores on Monday - just days after it was lifted.

Gai feted in Sri Lanka

January 13, 2018 10:05 am

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 13: Laxmi Sundar Gai was honored with the ‘Nagarrak Birata Swarna Padak’ amid a special program organized at the parliamentary house of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A weeklong Nepal Sales Mission in Sri Lanka and India concluded on  Thursday.

NEW DELHI, Dec 2: Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay put on 283 runs for the third wicket as India reached 371-4 at stumps on day one of the third test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

COLOMBO, Nov 18:  Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between “extremists” from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday.

KOLKATA, Nov 16: Light rain has delayed the toss and start of play in the first test between India and Sri Lanka at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The eleventh edition of Film Southasia took place from November 2 to 5 at Yalamaya Centre of Patan, Lalitpur. Two films jointly won the ‘Ram Bahadur Best Film Award’ during the biannual event.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Chaudhary Group (CG) Chairman Binod Chaudhary has said that the success of any business lies in the capability of leading the changes that come through.

LAHORE, Oct 29: Meher Mohammad Khalil, a Pakistani bus driver who held his nerve under gunfire to guide the Sri Lankan team to safety during an attack in 2009, is thrilled that international cricket is finally returning to Lahore.

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Oct 23:  Struggling Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first Monday against Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 10: Dilruwan Perera grabbed 5-98 as the offspinner anchored Sri Lanka to a 68-run victory against Pakistan in the second test and clinched the two-match series 2-0 on Tuesday.

COLOMBO, Sept 24: The International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit has launched an investigation in Sri Lanka, world cricket’s governing body has said.

NEW YORK, Sept. 22: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is in New York to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, held separate meetings with the Heads of State and Governments of the SAARC countries on Thursday.

COLOMBO, September 3: Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan will miss the remaining two matches of India’s limited overs series in Sri Lanka to fly home to tend to his sick mother, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has said.

COLOMBO, August 29: Sri Lanka’s selection panel, led by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya, will step down after the current limited overs series against India following the team’s slump in form, according to reports on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, August 21: Sri Lanka became the first team to crash out from the ongoing SAFF U-15 Championship after facing second defeat in a row on Sunday.

PALLEKELE, August 14: India reinforced its position as the top-ranked team in test cricket by completing a rare 3-0 series whitewash in Sri Lanka with an innings victory inside three days in the third test on Monday.

PALLEKELE, August 13: India's bowlers left Sri Lanka staring at a big defeat and a series whitewash after another shambolic batting performance saw the hosts being bundled out for 135 in their first innings in the third and final test on Sunday.

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, August 12: Sri Lanka's spinners fought back to share five wickets Saturday as India reached 329-6 at stumps on the opening day of the third and final cricket test.

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, August 12:  Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored his sixth test century Saturday before Sri Lankan spinners hit back with three wickets in the middle session as India reached 235-3 at tea on the opening day of the third and final cricket test.

COLOMBO, August 8: Sri Lanka will rest spin spearhead Rangana Herath for the inconsequential third and final test against India in Pallekele, the country's cricket board said on Tuesday.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, August 5:  India has forced Sri Lanka to follow on in the second cricket test, commanding a 439-run lead at lunch on the third day Saturday.

GALLE, July 28: A dominant India spared Sri Lanka the ignominy of a follow-on but Virat Kohli and Abhinav Mukund struck fluent half-centuries to tighten the touring side's grip on the first test on Friday.

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 28:  India opted not to enforce the follow-on despite holding a commanding 309 run lead over Sri Lanka at the end of their first innings on Day 3 of the first test on Friday.

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 26:  India proved why they are ranked number one in Test cricket, finishing day one of the opening Test against Sri Lanka on 399 for three.

COLOMBO, July 16: Captain Graeme Cremer took three wickets to help Zimbabwe restrict Sri Lanka to 293-7 at stumps on the second day Saturday of the one-off cricket test.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, July 15: Captain Graeme Cremer took three wickets to help Zimbabwe restrict Sri Lanka to 293-7 at stumps Saturday on the second day of the one-off cricket test.

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, July 10:  Zimbabwe clinched its first one-day international series win against Sri Lanka after beating the hosts by three wickets in the decider to secure a 3-2 victory on Monday.

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, July 10:  Offspinner Sikandar Raza took three wickets to help Zimbabwe restrict Sri Lanka to 203 for eight in the series-deciding fifth one-day international on Monday.

HAMBANTOTA, July 9: Zimbabwe has leveled the five-match one-day international series at 2-2 after defeating Sri Lanka by four wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-hit fourth match on Saturday.

HAMBANTOTA, July 7: Openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella scored their maiden international centuries to help Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third one-dayer for a 2-1 lead in the five-match series on Thursday.

COLOMBO, July 4:  Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Nepal Storm and Sri Lankan Lions are set to battle in the summit clash of the ongoing Asian Club Premier League (ACPL).

GALLE, Sri Lanka,  July 2: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan took four wickets and his partner Hasaranga de Silva took a hat-trick on debut as Sri Lanka thrashed Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the second one-day international to level the five-match series 1-1 on Sunday.

Sri Lankan Lions into ACPL playoffs

June 30, 2017 21:20 pm

KATHMANDU, June 30: Sri Lankan Lions became the fourth team to secure berth in the Asian Club Premier League (ACPL)'s playoffs after defeating Bangladesh Tigers by 33 runs under D/L in the rain halted match on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Sri Lankan Lions saw off Afghanistan Bulls by 10 runs on Sunday to produce its second win in the ongoing Asian Club Premier League (ACPL).

KATHMANDU, June 23: A Nepali woman has won the 'Sri Lanka Holidays Rumble In The Jungle 2017' – a premier mountain bike race.

CARDIFF, June 13: When Sarfraz Ahmed came to the crease at Sophia Gardens on Monday, his Pakistan team was four down but cruising towards the Champions Trophy semifinals at Sri Lanka's expense.

LONDON, June 9: Unheralded Sri Lanka sprung the highest successful run chase in Champions Trophy history by stunning India by seven wickets at The Oval on Thursday.

AGALAWATTE, Sri Lanka, May 27: Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.

COLOMBO, May 26: Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in western and southern Sri Lanka left at least 25 dead and 42 missing, the government said Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari left Colombo for Kathmandu this afternoon upon the completion of her four-day official visit to Sri Lanka, according to the Embassy of Nepal, Colombo.