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  • Sangakkara to end career in Colombo against India

    NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara will end his international career at the P Sara Oval next month in the second match of the three-Test series against familiar foes India...

    Last month, Sri Lanka's most prolific batman announced his decision to retire after the second Test against India, bringing the curtain down on an illustrious 15-year stay at the crease...

  • Kaushal’s five sends Pakistan tumbling at Colombo

    COLOMBO: Young Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal scythed through Pakistan’s batting order to pick up his maiden five-wicket haul as the visitors were bundled out for 138 on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday...

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was left to rue his decision to bat after winning the toss as Sri Lanka’s bowlers extracted enough movement from the P...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    NEW DELHI: India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir...

    Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday with a sign saying “as instructed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this channel will not be available”...

  • India’s inter-ministerial committee recommends taking Al Jazeera off air in map row

    NEW DELHI: India, forever sullen about maps depicting its territorial claims against its liking, has found a quarry in Al Jazeera, reports said on Friday...

    The Hindu said an inter-ministerial committee of the Information and Broadcasting ministry has found that Al Jazeera channel violated the programme code by showing wrong maps of India on repeated occasions and recommended that it be taken off air...

  • Apple opens map development office in India's Hyderabad

    NEW DELHI: Apple said Thursday it will open a development office in Hyderabad, as its chief executive Tim Cook continued his India charm offensive with an investment boon to one of the country's top technology hubs...

    It pits Apple against Google, which has made maps a key focus of its attempt to forge inroads in India, a vast but largely untapped Internet market where almost a billion people are still not online...

  • School principal in India charged with sedition over 'incorrect' Kashmir map

    NEW DELHI: An Indian school principal and two others have been charged with sedition for printing an 'incorrect' map of disputed Kashmir, police said Wednesday, an offence technically punishable by a maximum of life in jail...

    The principal was arrested on Monday along with the school's owner and a printing press owner following a complaint by a right-wing Hindu activist, who spotted the map in a school diary...

  • China likely to resume work on Colombo port project

    COLOMBO: Prospects for completion of the Colombo Port City project brightened on Wednesday after the Sri Lankan cabinet approved a proposal by the prime minister to set up a committee to look into the possibility of resumption of work on the China-funded scheme...

    On March 17, a spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Colombo denied that the grant of a piece of reclaimed land to the Chinese company entrusted with the port project...

  • CRICKET: EATING AND DRINKING CRICKET IN COLOMBO

    We are speaking of a one-of-a-kind restaurant in the heart of Colombo that was begun 21 years ago as a one-of-a-kind gamble in entrepreneurship...

    Cricket Club Caf? (CCC as it is popularly known) has definitely led the way to re-invent the sport that the island nation of Sri Lanka venerates — cricket...

  • Colombo body considering suing cricketers on tax fraud charge

    COLOMBO: Lankan cricketing legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are confronted with legal action by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and condemnation by the public for mismanaging a recent concert ‘Sex and Love’ by Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias organised by the company Live Events, which is owned by the two cricketers...

    The state-owned Daily News reported on Tuesday that the Colombo Municipal Council plans to file a...

  • Endangered tortoises seized in Colombo

    COLOMBO: Sri Lankan customs on Friday seized its biggest haul of star tortoises and arrested a local man who was trying to smuggle the endangered reptiles to Malaysia, an official said...

    The batch of 124 star tortoises, each with a street value of nearly $1,000 was detected as they were being loaded onto a flight leaving Colombo international airport Friday, customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said...

  • Single country exhibition launched in Colombo

    COLOMBO: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickrem­esinghe on Tuesday launched the ‘Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2016’, aimed at tapping business potential of the two countries...

    Addressing a gathering of businessmen in Colombo at Prime Minister’s House, commonly known as Temple Trees, Mr Sharif invited the Sri Lankan businessmen to invest in different sectors of Pakistan...

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