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Sri Lanka negotiating new military deal with the US

The 1995 Status of Forces replacement arrangement would provide the US military easier access to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka on alert as Buddhist hardliners hold first meeting after...

Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara has called for many as 10,000 clergymen from across the country to attend the meet.

Sharma hits record fifth World Cup ton as India humble Sri...

Rohit Sharma is only the fourth batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden and Shakib Al Hasan to score more than 600 runs at a single World Cup.

Mathews ton lifts Sri Lanka to 264-7 against India

Angelo Mathews made 113 and put on 124 runs for the fifth wicket with Lahiru Thirimanne to give Sri Lanka a respectable total.

Sri Lanka president vetoes military deal with the US

The Status of Forces Agreement seeks to ensure reciprocal access to port facilities and allow freer entry to military personnel and their contractors.

Plane flies over Headingley with ‘Justice for Kashmir’ banner

It is the second such incident after a banner was flown over the same grounds during last week's match between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary arrested over bombings

Pujith Jayasundara and Hemasiri Fernando will be held responsible after being arrested for failing to prevent April's Easter bombings in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka claim narrow win over West Indies

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs in the Cricket World Cup as Nicholas Pooran's counter-attacking knock of 118 goes in vain for the Caribbean side.

Fernando stars as Sri Lanka set West Indies stiff World Cup...

Sri Lanka scored an imposing 338-6 in their World Cup clash against the West Indies, with both sides playing only for pride.

Sri Lanka police chief faces crimes against humanity charge

Another nine senior police officers have also been named as suspects who should be prosecuted for their role in the security lapses.

Sri Lanka president rebuffs UN chief over hangings

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena faces several court challenges to his decision to restore the death penalty.

Amla, Du Plessis cruise as South Africa dent Sri Lanka hopes

Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla strike unbeaten half-centuries as South Africa cruises to a nine-wicket victory against Sri Lanka during their World Cup match.

Sri Lankan police overturn local council ban on Muslims

Police say there is no basis for the action taken by the council when communal tensions have eased and the region is returning to normality.

Amnesty raises fresh fears of executions in Sri Lanka

Amnesty International says it is alarmed over reports of preparations to resume hangings although there is no qualified hangman in Sri Lanka.

Top Sri Lanka defence official faces charges over Easter attacks

A presidential commission of inquiry has found 'major lapses' by Hemasiri Fernando, who has since resigned from his top job.

Sri Lanka president seeks to roll back his political reforms

Sirisena is trying to roll back the reforms which won him international adulation.

Jayawardene: No six pack but Malinga still a big-game hunter

It’s not about the six pact but it’s about the skill says the former Sri Lanka captain.

Sri Lanka celebrates shock victory over England

Sri Lanka next play South Africa in Durham a week on Friday

Sri Lanka extends emergency in surprise move

There is no immediate word from the government why Sirisena changed his mind, but security remains tight in the capital.

Morgan urges England to hold their nerve after Sri Lanka loss

The defeat to Sri Lanka is England second pool lost but captain Eoin Morgan is refusing to panic.

Sri Lanka survive Stokes assault to beat England in World Cup...

England captain Morgan says England lost the game when batting and not when bowling.

England’s Archer, Wood restrict Sri Lanka to 232 in World Cup

Sri Lanka began poorly after winning the toss and electing to bat first, losing openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera inside three overs.

Sri Lanka suffer Fernando blow after early collapse against England

England, third in the table, will go ahead of leaders Australia if they defeat Sri Lanka, currently sixth in the standings.

Sri Lanka to charge police for ‘lapses’ over Easter attacks

Nine police officers will face criminal investigations for failing to act on warnings ahead of the April 21 bombings.