Sri Lanka stars Sangakkara, Jayawardene face disciplinary action for criticizing officials.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Tuesday that it decided to refer the “unsubstantiated statements” of the players to the […]
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Jayasuriya unhappy at Farbrace conduct.

Sri Lanka’s chief selector, Sanath Jayasuriya, has joined the SLC in expressing dismay at news of head coach Paul Farbrace‘s possible move to England, citing the cost the board bore to have Farbrace released from his Yorkshire contract. Jayasuriya was a member of the panel that vetted applicants and recommended Farbrace for the head coach job. Jayasuriya […]
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Sri Lanka to deport Buddha tattoo British woman.

Naomi Coleman was arrested as she arrived at the airport in the capital Colombo after authorities spotted the tattoo on her right arm. A police spokesman said the 37-year-old from Coventry was arrested for “hurting others’ religious feelings”. Ms Coleman is being held at an immigration detention camp after a magistrate ordered her deportation. She […]
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Sangakkara officially retires from T20 International cricket.

Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s prolific batsman, wicketkeeper and former captain Kumar Sangakkara today announced his retirement from the game’s short format. Sangakkara has tendered his retirement from T20 International cricket, cricket governing authority, Sri Lanka Cricket announced Friday. Addressing a letter to the Chairman of Selectors, Kumar Sangakkara has stated that “It is the […]
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President opens Sri Lanka’s first auto assembly plant.

Apr 18, Polgahawela: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the Sri Lanka’s first and only auto assembling plant of the Micro Car Private Limited in Polgahawela export processing zone. After opening the facility, the President took an observation tour in the plant, which according to its Chairman Dr. Lawrence Perera will have the facilities […]
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Sanga, ‘tremendous’ addition for Durham – coach

Head coach of Durham, Jon Lewis says Kumar Sangakkara would be a “tremendous” addition for Durham, amid reports the APR 17: wicketkeeper-batsman will join the county champions on a short-term basis. Durham are understood to be in advanced negotiations with the player, but Lewis would not confirm a deal had been done. Sangakkara, 36, won […]
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Sri Lankan Chief Prelate threatens to launch protest over government failure to amend land laws

Apr 17, Colombo: A Mahanayake Thero (Chief Prelate) in Sri Lanka has threatened to take to the streets with the Maha Sangha over the government’s failure to amend some land laws. Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter, most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero has said that he and the Maha Sangha were ready to take […]
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