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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

Sri Lanka parliamentary election: Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win, show early results
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Sri Lanka parliamentary election: Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win, show early results

Mahinda Rajapaksa's SLPP is expected to win control of the 225-member Assembly by a comfortable margin, according to analysts.

2019 Easter blasts: No evidence to confirm attacker's wife fled to India, clarifies Sri Lankan police
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2019 Easter blasts: No evidence to confirm attacker's wife fled to India, clarifies Sri Lankan police

According to local media reports, the inquiry commission was told that the wife of one of the bomber had fled India by sea in September last year

Bangladesh mull rescheduling Sri Lanka tour in October following World Cup postponement
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Bangladesh mull rescheduling Sri Lanka tour in October following World Cup postponement

The Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh series was originally scheduled in July-August but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic which also derailed the World Cup which was to begin on 18 October.

ICC ACU says no reason to doubt integrity of 2011 World Cup final, dismisses fixing allegation
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ICC ACU says no reason to doubt integrity of 2011 World Cup final, dismisses fixing allegation

ICC Anti-Corruption Unit chief Alex Marshall said they had not been presented with any evidence that would merit an investigation into the allegations of the 2011 World Cup final being fixed.

'Would like to know who's involved': BCCI on T20 near Chandigarh streamed as Sri Lanka's Uva league match
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'Would like to know who's involved': BCCI on T20 near Chandigarh streamed as Sri Lanka's Uva league match

A T20 match played near Chandigarh but streamed online as a game in Sri Lanka has caught the attention of BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit, the Punjab Police and the island country's cricket board

Sri Lanka's former sports minister says claims of 2011 World Cup final being sold based on 'suspicion'
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Sri Lanka's former sports minister says claims of 2011 World Cup final being sold based on 'suspicion'

The Lankan government has ordered an enquiry into the matter and a special Police investigation unit recorded Aluthgamage's statement on Wednesday. He told the team that he was only suspicious of fixing.

PCB CEO Wasim Khan asserts 2020 Asia Cup will go ahead in either Sri Lanka or UAE
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PCB CEO Wasim Khan asserts 2020 Asia Cup will go ahead in either Sri Lanka or UAE

Wasim Khan rejected speculation that Asia Cup could be scrapped to make space for the currently suspended Indian Premier League.

Sri Lanka Cricket considering hosting five-team T20 league in August aside from Asia Cup, bilateral plans
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Sri Lanka Cricket considering hosting five-team T20 league in August aside from Asia Cup, bilateral plans

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is considering hosting a T20 tournament, Lankan Premier League, in August, despite uncertainty looking over the home series against India and Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lanka sports ministry orders investigation in 2011 World Cup final fixing allegation
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Sri Lanka sports ministry orders investigation in 2011 World Cup final fixing allegation

Aluthgamage, who was Sri Lanka's sports minister at the time, said. 'Today I am telling you that we sold the 2011 World Cup, I said this when I was the sports minister.'

Sri Lanka T20 captain Lasith Malinga not a part of second residential camp in Kandy
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Sri Lanka T20 captain Lasith Malinga not a part of second residential camp in Kandy

Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain Lasith Malinga will not be part of the team's second residential training camp, starting 22 June in Kandy, as a 24-member squad was announced on Thursday.

COVID-19 deepens existential crisis for Assam tea sector; stiff competition, rising costs and diminishing prices threaten 180-year-old industry
India

COVID-19 deepens existential crisis for Assam tea sector; stiff competition, rising costs and diminishing prices threaten 180-year-old industry

The industry employs over 30 lakh workers and the lockdown losses have hit factory and garden owners, employees like a steel wall.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Select group of Sri Lanka cricketers to resume training on Monday, South Africa to follow suit
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Select group of Sri Lanka cricketers to resume training on Monday, South Africa to follow suit

A select group of Sri Lanka cricketers, mainly bowlers, will return to training on Monday, amid efforts to restart the game after the coronavirus shutdown, the cricket board said.

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara says Angelo Mathews' injury ahead of 2011 World Cup final was decisive
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Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara says Angelo Mathews' injury ahead of 2011 World Cup final was decisive

Reflecting on the six-wicket loss to India, Sangakkara said Mathews' injury forced him to opt for a 6-5 combination and was also the reason behind his decision to bat first after winning the toss.

Sri Lanka suspends plan to build island's biggest international cricket stadium near Colombo
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Sri Lanka suspends plan to build island's biggest international cricket stadium near Colombo

The SLC wanted to build a new stadium nearer to Colombo which was needed to host two ICC World Cup events which are scheduled to be held in the years 2023 to 2031

Coronavirus Outbreak: Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur says team hoping to resume outdoor training from 1 June
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur says team hoping to resume outdoor training from 1 June

Cricket has been suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Sri Lanka’s home series against England and South Africa have been postponed

Coronavirus Outbreak: BCCI to wait for more clarity on travel restrictions before making call on Sri Lanka tour
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Coronavirus Outbreak: BCCI to wait for more clarity on travel restrictions before making call on Sri Lanka tour

India’s cricket board (BCCI) will wait for more clarity on international travel restrictions before making a call on the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July, a top board official told Reuters.

SLC reacts to criticism over building new stadium, says they want to boost Sri Lanka’s chances of hosting ICC events
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SLC reacts to criticism over building new stadium, says they want to boost Sri Lanka’s chances of hosting ICC events

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Monday said the country needs to build a new stadium to strengthen its bid to host ICC events in the 2023 to 2031 cycle.

Mahela Jayawardene questions Sri Lanka government's plan to build country's largest cricket stadium
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Mahela Jayawardene questions Sri Lanka government's plan to build country's largest cricket stadium

Former skipper Mahela Jayawardene has questioned the Sri Lanka government's plan to build the country's largest cricket stadium in Homagama, saying even the existing infrastructure is not used enough right now.