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Lanka Premier League to go ahead despite spike in number of coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka, says tournament director
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Lanka Premier League to go ahead despite spike in number of coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka, says tournament director

The tournament will also be confined to the Mahinda Rajapaksa stadium in Hambantota, instead of three venues planned earlier. Originally, the tournament was also to take place in Pallekele and Kandy.

As Sri Lanka moves closer to China, what does this mean for India and its interests?
India

As Sri Lanka moves closer to China, what does this mean for India and its interests?

Given the trajectory of the China relations — Sri Lanka’s ‘India First’ policy will obviously be confined to bilateral security issues and New Delhi’s concerns in the matter.

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

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

Muttiah Muralitharan opens up on biopic row: 'I'm perceived wrongly as I was part of Sri Lankan cricket team'
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Muttiah Muralitharan opens up on biopic row: 'I'm perceived wrongly as I was part of Sri Lankan cricket team'

"How I managed to join the cricket team and tasted success despite living amid the Sri Lankan war is what 800 is all about,” Muttiah Muralitharan says of his biopic

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

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

Mahinda Rajapaksa take oath as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, cements family's hold on power
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Mahinda Rajapaksa take oath as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, cements family's hold on power

The SLPP, led by Mahinda and his brother Gotabaya, registered a landslide victory in the 5 August general election, securing two-thirds majority in Parliament

Mahinda Rajapaksa-led SLPP registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka's parliamentary polls
Politics

Mahinda Rajapaksa-led SLPP registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka's parliamentary polls

Ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s UNP won only one seat while SJB emerged victorious in 55 seats of the 225-member parliament

Mahinda Rajapaksa in Delhi: Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan PM hold talks; India calls on island nation to fulfil Tamil community's aspirations
India

Mahinda Rajapaksa in Delhi: Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan PM hold talks; India calls on island nation to fulfil Tamil community's aspirations

Mahinda Rajapaksa, elder brother of Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, arrived in Delhi on Friday on a five-day visit

Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to reach India tomorrow for 4-day visit; trade, defence, maritime talks on cards
India

Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to reach India tomorrow for 4-day visit; trade, defence, maritime talks on cards

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will undertake a four-day state visit to India and hold talks on a number of key areas including trade, defence and maritime security cooperation

Ajit Doval meets Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, pledges $50 million to purchase defence equipment
World

Ajit Doval meets Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, pledges $50 million to purchase defence equipment

India pledged a 50 million dollars as assistance to Sri Lanka on Saturday as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed a range of bilateral issues

Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect
India

Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect

It is now commonplace to view India-Sri Lanka bilateral ties through the lens of New Delhi’s great power game with Beijing.

Narendra Modi announces $400 million financial assistance to Sri Lanka for development projects, $50 million for fighting terrorism
India

Narendra Modi announces $400 million financial assistance to Sri Lanka for development projects, $50 million for fighting terrorism

Signalling his intent to forge deeper ties with India, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in New Delhi on Thursday on a three-day visit, in his first overseas tour after taking over the reins of Sri Lanka 10 days back.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit has potential to boost bilateral trade, investments with Sri Lanka: Assocham
Business

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit has potential to boost bilateral trade, investments with Sri Lanka: Assocham

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to India has the potential to impart momentum to bilateral trade and investment ties while leveraging huge geo-cultural commonalities between the two nations, Assocham said on Friday

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa assures country 'will take steps' to release Indian fishermen's boats
India

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa assures country 'will take steps' to release Indian fishermen's boats

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday assured that his country will take steps to release the Indian fishermen's boats which are in the island nation's custody.

India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder
India

India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi comes in amidst the greatest assertion of Chinese power across the Indian Ocean since the 15th Century

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in India on maiden visit, set to hold talks with Narendra Modi today
India

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in India on maiden visit, set to hold talks with Narendra Modi today

In his first overseas tour after taking reins of Sri Lanka over a week ago, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit, signalling his intent to deepen bilateral ties with India

Daily Bulletin: Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in India; SC to hear petition challenging Maha Vikas Aghadi; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in India; SC to hear petition challenging Maha Vikas Aghadi; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to hold talks with Narendra Modi during maiden 3-day visit to India; Supreme Court to hear petition challenging Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance today; and more

Muttiah Muralitharan appointed governor of Sri Lanka's Northern Province on President's special invitation
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Muttiah Muralitharan appointed governor of Sri Lanka's Northern Province on President's special invitation

The 47-year-old Muralitharan, the record holder for highest wickets in Test cricket (800), is among the three new governors tipped to be appointed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints ex-PM and brother Mahinda as Prime Minister after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns
World

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints ex-PM and brother Mahinda as Prime Minister after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns

Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed the prime minister on 26 October, 2018 by the then president Maithripala Sirisena, who sacked Wickremesinghe in a controversial move that plunged Sri Lanka into an unprecedented constitutional crisis

India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves
World

India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves

The biggest issue for India, however, is its slowing economy and the strategic cost that it has to pay for lack of economic muscle.