Items filtered by date: Saturday, 21 October 2017
National Scout Teams of five member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) who arrived in Sri Lanka to watch Hermann Loos/De Soyza Trophy Scouts Camp – 2017 met President Maithripala Sirisena recently at the President’s House in Colombo.
SHARJAH, Friday – Despairing Sri Lanka were looking from where they can find an answer to plug the hole that is leaking out so many defeats for them in the ODI format as they slid to their eleventh consecutive loss when Pakistan beat them by seven wickets in the fourth match to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Even a change of venue to Sharjah that holds the world record for the most number of ODIs hosted at one venue in the Guinness Book Of World Records (227 matches) could not bring Sri Lanka that change of fortune despite the shorter boundaries in comparison to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The only thing they won was the toss for the third time in four attempts and taking first lease of a flat Sharjah track full of runs made a royal mess of it succumbing to 173 all out in 43.4 overs.
Details of an arms and ammunition deal of previous Rajapaksa regime with Britain worth millions of pounds have been revealed.
The Portuguese Burghers and their Heritage’ is to be widely discussed at a seminar at International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo on Tuesday 31 from 3.30 pm.
Officials in Afghanistan say a suicide blast inside a crowded Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kabul has killed at least 40 worshipers and wounded dozens more.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to the Middle East on Friday, attending a landmark meeting between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and exploring ways of improving relations between the two countries.