KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Bangladesh U-18 football team has started the ongoing SAFF U-18 Championship on a positive note with a 3-0 victory over Sri Lanka in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Sri Lanka defeats Nepal in rain-hit match

September 7, 2019 09:06 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Nepal U-19 cricket team has suffered a five-wicket loss against host team Sri Lanka under D/L method during the opening encounter of ACC U-19 Asia Cup held at R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Nepal U-19 cricket team has suffered a 89-run loss against Sri Lankan team Chilaw Marians Cricket Club in the third practice match held at club’s home ground in Katunayake, Sri Lanka, on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Nepal U-19 cricket team suffered a three-wicket loss at the hands of Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) U-23 cricket team in the first practice match played at Sinhalese Sports Club Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Nepal defeats Sri Lanka in SAFF U-15

August 24, 2019 08:06 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Nepal U-15 national football team has registered a 2-0 win against the national U-15 team of Sri Lanka in the second match of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Championship being held in Kolkata on Friday.

COLOMBO, Aug 23: He is a feared former defense official accused of condoning rape, torture and shadowy disappearances of critics, but to many Sri Lankans, the opposition’s presidential candidate is the best choice to protect the South Asian island nation after attacks that killed over 250 people this year.

GALLE, August 14: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat in the opening test against hosts Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday.

COLOMBO, Aug 11: Sri Lankans, angered by the government’s inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back in power who can guarantee their safety and bring back economic growth.

COLOMBO, July 31: Sri Lanka announced Wednesday it will give a one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation’s lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks that killed 263 people.

COLOMBO, July 23: Sri Lanka fast bowling ace Lasith Malinga will retire from 50-over internationals after Friday’s first match against Bangladesh in Colombo, captain Dimuth Karunaratne has said.

COLOMBO, July 21: The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the island nation said in a television interview.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) who left for Sri Lanka on July 8 to partake in a special program organized by Communist Party of Sri Lanka as the main guest has held a meeting with senior Sri Lankan leaders.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) who left for Sri Lanka on July 8 to partake in a special program organized by Communist Party of Sri Lanka as the main guest has held a meeting with senior Sri Lankan leaders.

COLOMBO, July 3: Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka fell sharply in May and June from a year ago, as visitors shunned the Indian Ocean island after the Easter Sunday attacks, the tourism bureau said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Various organizations including the Amnesty International Nepal have launched peaceful protest against Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's signing on June 26 a decree for executing death sentence to four people convicted of drug offense.

COLOMBO, June 26: Sri Lanka’s president on Wednesday signed death sentences for four people convicted of drug-related offenses in a decision analyst said is aimed at boosting his chances of re-election later this year.

COLOMBO, June 22 : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday extended the state of emergency by a further one month considering the security situation in the country, media reports said.

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KATHMANDU, June 17: Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel said that recent bombing attacks in Sri Lanka signalled that a new type of terrorism threat has arrived in South Asia.

LONDON, June 15: Aaron Finch’s brilliant 153 lifted Australia to an imposing total of 334 for seven in their Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday.

COLOMBO, May 21: Weeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people.

COLOMBO, May 13: Sri Lanka on Monday temporarily blocked some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since Easter bombings by Islamist militants.

NEGOMBO, May 6: Two people have been arrested and an overnight curfew lifted Monday after mobs attacked Muslim-owned shops and some vehicles in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church last month.

COLOMBO, May 5: Sri Lankan Catholics are celebrating Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed after reports of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.

COLOMBO, May 1: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Islamic State, telling the militant group to “leave my country alone”.

AMPARA, April 29: The effects of Sri Lanka’s Easter suicide bombings reverberated across two faiths Sunday, with Catholics shut out of their churches for fear of new attacks, left with only a televised Mass, and Muslim women ordered to stop wearing veils in public.

COLOMBO, April 28: Churches across Sri Lanka suspended Sunday mass as security concerns remained high a week after suicide bombers killed over 250 in churches and hotels across the island nation.

So-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 359 people and has released a propaganda video claiming to show the perpetrators swearing allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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COLOMBO, April 27:The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said on Saturday, six days after suicide bombers killed more than 250 people.

COLOMBO, April 26: Shooting erupted between security forces and a group of men in eastern Sri Lanka during a search and cordon operation related to the Easter Sunday attacks, a military spokesman said.

COLOMBO, April 25: The father of two of the suspected Easter suicide bombers was arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons on Thursday, according to Sri Lanka’s former navy chief, as investigators continued to comb his Colombo mansion for evidence of the attacks that killed 359 people.

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo on the country’s west coast where communal tensions have flared in recent days.

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COLOMBO, April 24: The U.S. had no prior knowledge of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 350 people, the American ambassador said Wednesday, despite local claims that foreign officials had been warned an attack was looming.

COLOMBO, April 24: The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any further details.

COLOMBO, April 23: Sri Lanka’s state minister of defense said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic State group sought to claim responsibility for the attack.

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COLOMBO, April 23: Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, government and military sources said on Tuesday, as the toll from the coordinated bomb attacks rose to 321.

COLOMBO, April 23: More than 300 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks.

COLOMBO, April 23: Sri Lankans woke to emergency law on Tuesday as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people at the weekend, with the focus turning to militants with links to foreign groups.

Solidarity with Sri Lanka

April 23, 2019 02:00 am

Sri Lanka is in mourning. In the worst violence since the end of the civil war a decade ago, at least 290 people, including 27 foreigners, have been killed and hundreds injured in eight blasts in churches and hotels in and just outside Colombo on Sunday.

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COLOMBO, April 22: Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involved.

COLOMBO, April 22: Seven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, a senior investigator said on Monday.

COLOMBO,  April 22: Authorities lifted a curfew in the Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after 290 people were killed and about 500 wounded by a string of bombings that tore through churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.

Prez, PM condemn Sri Lanka attacks

April 22, 2019 08:12 am

KATHMANDU, April 22: Nepal has condemned Sunday’s bomb blasts in Sri Lanka that killed over 200 people and injured several hundred.

COLOMBO, April 21: Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a security forces raid on a house in the Sri Lankan capital several hours after the rash of attacks, some of which officials said were suicide bombs.

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KATHMANDU, April 21: The death toll from series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka has risen to at least 160.