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Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene announces retirement from Test cricket

Jul 14, 2014

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene announces retirement from Test cricket

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will retire from test cricket following the home series against South Africa and Pakistan, the country's cricket board said on Monday. #Sports #Cricket #Sri Lanka #Pakistan #Test cricket #South Africa #Retirement #Mahela Jayawardene #SportsTracker
ICC bans Sri Lanka spinner Senanayake for illegal action

Jul 12, 2014

ICC bans Sri Lanka spinner Senanayake for illegal action

Tests revealed he exceeded the allowed 15-degree flex in four deliveries considered to be suspect during the fourth match at Lord's. #Sports #Cricket #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #ICC #banned #Sachithra Senanayake #Illegal bowling action
De Kock, De Villiers give South Africa first ODI series win in Sri Lanka

Jul 12, 2014

De Kock, De Villiers give South Africa first ODI series win in Sri Lanka

South Africa rode on aggressive hundreds from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers to beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs in the third and final one-day international on Saturday. #Sports #Cricket #Sri Lanka #South Africa #ODI series #SportsTracker #Morne Morkel #AB de Villiers #3rd ODI #Hambantota #Quinton de Kock
Sushma Swaraj, Sri Lankan foreign minister discuss fishermen issue

Jul 11, 2014

Sushma Swaraj, Sri Lankan foreign minister discuss fishermen issue

Repatriation of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka and ways to speed up trade dominated discussions between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris who called on her Friday. #India #Sri Lanka #sushma swaraj #NewsTracker #Fishermen #GL Peiris #Fishermen issue
SL asylum-seeker mothers attempt suicide to get kids to Australia

Jul 09, 2014

SL asylum-seeker mothers attempt suicide to get kids to Australia

The damaging claims come as Australia faces growing pressure over its controversial immigration policies, with High Court action under way over the fate of 153 Sri Lankans being held in custody on the high seas. #World #Sri Lanka #Australia #NewsTracker #Asylum seekers #Immigration policies #Australia High Court
Aus says it will give 72 hour-notice before returning asylum seekers

Jul 08, 2014

Aus says it will give 72 hour-notice before returning asylum seekers

Tuesday's hearing about the interception of a second boat has revealed details of the operation, undercutting the government's attempts to maintain a veil of secrecy over its so-called "Operation Sovereign Borders" tough immigration policies. #Sri Lanka #Australia #NewsTracker #Immigration law #illegal immigrants #Asylum seekers #Operation Sovereign Borders
Australia admits handing over Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lankan govt

Jul 07, 2014

Australia admits handing over Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lankan govt

There were claims that Australia could be breaking international law by screening them at sea and returning them involuntarily to a country in which they had a well-founded fear of persecution. #ThatsJustWrong #World #Sri Lanka #Australia #Tamil #Colombo #refugees #Sinhalese #Asylum seekers #Boat people
Why Jayas Katchatheevu demand will be a headache for Modi

Jul 03, 2014

Why Jayas Katchatheevu demand will be a headache for Modi

Making a strong case for wresting back the island, the Tamil Nadu chief minister said that her government always held that the island was an integral part of India. #Politics #India #Tamil Nadu #Sri Lanka #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Jayalalithaa #States #Katchatheevu
TN fishermen have no fishing rights in Katchatheevu: Centre

Jul 02, 2014

TN fishermen have no fishing rights in Katchatheevu: Centre

The islet of Katchatheevu in the Palk Strait is a sovereign property of Sri Lanka and the 1974 and 1976 agreements between India and Sri Lanka do not confer any fishing rights on fishermen from India, the Centre has told the Madras High Court. #India #Tamil Nadu #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Madras High Court #Katchatheevu #Fisherman Care
New UN rights probe into Sri Lankan war crimes announced

Jun 30, 2014

New UN rights probe into Sri Lankan war crimes announced

A new UN investigation into allegations of Sri Lankan war crimes will intensify international pressure on its government. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #LTTE #Tamil #UN #Human Rights #Tamil Tigers #Navi Pillay #Sri Lankan war crimes #UN probe #UN High Commission for Human Rights