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Plane truth or flight of fancy? Sri Lanka to resume research on 'aviator' Ravana, India invited to join
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Plane truth or flight of fancy? Sri Lanka to resume research on 'aviator' Ravana, India invited to join

There is a renewed interest in Sri Lanka about Ravana and his kingdom. The island nation has also sent a satellite called Ravana to the outer space to honour him

India comes to Sri Lanka’s rescue despite its China tilt. Will Colombo mend its ways now?
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India comes to Sri Lanka’s rescue despite its China tilt. Will Colombo mend its ways now?

With Sri Lanka facing a severe shortage of fertilizers after the import of chemical fertilizers from China was banned, Delhi steps in to speed up supply of nano fertilizer to Colombo.

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI at Colombo: Lanka win by 14-runs
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs South Africa 1st ODI at Colombo: Lanka win by 14-runs

Follow live scores and updates of the 1st ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Colombo

US allows extra COVID vaccine doses for those with weakened immunity. Now what?
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US allows extra COVID vaccine doses for those with weakened immunity. Now what?

The Food and Drug Administration ruled that transplant recipients and other similarly immune-compromised patients can get a third dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. But the decision offers an extra dose only to those high-risk groups — not the general public.

US okays additional COVID vaccine shot for individuals with weakened immunity
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US okays additional COVID vaccine shot for individuals with weakened immunity

Importantly, the FDA’s decision only applies to this high-risk group, estimated to be no more than 3 percent of U.S. adults. It’s not an opening for booster doses for the general population.

India vs Sri Lanka: Krunal Pandya ruled out of series, all eight close contacts test negative but can't take field, says report
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India vs Sri Lanka: Krunal Pandya ruled out of series, all eight close contacts test negative but can't take field, says report

As per Sri Lanka's health safety protocols, Krunal will not be able to travel back to India with other members of the contingent on 30 July as he will now have to undergo mandatory isolation and obtain a negative RT-PCR report.

India vs Sri Lanka: Varun Chakravarthy set for debut as visitors start favourites in T20I series
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India vs Sri Lanka: Varun Chakravarthy set for debut as visitors start favourites in T20I series

Having lost a game in the ODI series, Shikhar Dhawan's men would look to go one better against Sri Lanka with a team that is ahead in almost all departments.

India vs Sri Lanka ODI series takeaways: Suryakumar's brilliance to hosts' struggle with dot balls
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India vs Sri Lanka ODI series takeaways: Suryakumar's brilliance to hosts' struggle with dot balls

It was an impressive performance from a side that had a good mix of youth and experience. There was flair, flamboyance, guile, steely nerves on display as the series showcased the strength in depth of Indian cricket. We take a look at the key takeaways from the ODI series.

Watch: Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur, captain Dasun Shanaka caught in heated argument after losing to India in 2nd ODI
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Watch: Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur, captain Dasun Shanaka caught in heated argument after losing to India in 2nd ODI

Post the match, a video of Arthur and Shanaka arguing on the field went viral on social media. In the video, the Sri Lanka head coach appeared to be furious at his players after they lost to India on Tuesday, 20 July.

India vs Sri Lanka: We responded like champions, says Rahul Dravid in dressing room speech after 2nd ODI win
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India vs Sri Lanka: We responded like champions, says Rahul Dravid in dressing room speech after 2nd ODI win

Chasing 276 for victory on Tuesday, India were reduced to 193 for seven in 36th over but Deepak Chahar (69) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19) shared an unbroken 84-run stand to take the visitors home with three wickets in hand and five balls to spare.

Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 2nd ODI: Weather forecast for match at Colombo
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Sri Lanka vs India 2021, 2nd ODI: Weather forecast for match at Colombo

Check out weather forecast for second Sri Lanka-India ODI at Colombo.

India vs Sri Lanka: Opportunity to learn, redeem and reinvigorate as exuberant visitors take on struggling hosts
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India vs Sri Lanka: Opportunity to learn, redeem and reinvigorate as exuberant visitors take on struggling hosts

While the senior and first-team players are busy preparing for the England Test series, it will be an opportunity for the players in Sri Lanka to learn, redeem and resurrect their careers.

India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation practice in Colombo
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India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors to have 14-day quarantine in Mumbai, match simulation practice in Colombo

It is understood that all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will be followed by the Lanka-bound squad will be same as those of the first team currently in the United Kingdom for the World Test Championship final and five-match series against England.

Sri Lanka facing worst marine ecological disaster, says environment authority after cargo ship catches fire
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Sri Lanka facing worst marine ecological disaster, says environment authority after cargo ship catches fire

The MV X-press Pearl was carrying a consignment of chemicals and raw materials for cosmetics when it caught fire 9.5 nautical miles off Colombo

All-rounder Thisara Perera becomes first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes an over
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All-rounder Thisara Perera becomes first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes an over

Perera's knock had eight sixes in it, was also the second-fastest half-century by a Sri Lankan in List A cricket, after former Sri Lanka all-rounder Kaushalya Weeraratne's 12-ball fifty in 2005.

US' vision for Sri Lanka very different from that of 'predator' China, says Mike Pompeo
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US' vision for Sri Lanka very different from that of 'predator' China, says Mike Pompeo

Addressing a joint press conference with his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Gunawardena after bilateral talks, the top US diplomat said the US and Sri Lanka shared a democratic vision.

Sri Lanka borrowing from cash-king China a post-pandemic reality India must accept
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Sri Lanka borrowing from cash-king China a post-pandemic reality India must accept

All New Delhi can hope for is that next time the Chines comes to collect, Sri Lanka doesn't give up another portion of its sovereign territory, further strengthening the Chinese in India's backyard

Sri Lankan govt tables 20th Constitution Amendment Bill that proposes complete presidential immunity
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Sri Lankan govt tables 20th Constitution Amendment Bill that proposes complete presidential immunity

The government on 2 September gazetted 20A, which would prevent the Supreme Court even considering whether an act by the president amounts to a violation of the Constitution

Sri Lanka faces nationwide power outage due to technical glitch; businesses, public transport affected
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Sri Lanka faces nationwide power outage due to technical glitch; businesses, public transport affected

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said the power disruption was due to a transmission failure at the Kerawalapitiya Grid Sub-Station

Irfan Pathan showing interest to play in Lanka Premier League, says report
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Irfan Pathan showing interest to play in Lanka Premier League, says report

Irfan Pathan could be one of the biggest attractions in the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) as he is among the 70 foreign players who have expressed interest in competing in the event starting 28 August.