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ICC confirms World Test Championship in England in 2017

ICC confirms World Test Championship in England in 2017

The International Cricket Council has confirmed that England will host the inaugural World Test Championship. The event, in June and July 2017, will replace the 50-over Champions Trophy in the…

Looted statues returned to China in Pinault donation

Looted statues returned to China in Pinault donation

Two bronze animal heads, returned to China after more than 150 years, will soon be on display in their new home in Beijing’s National Museum of China. The sculptures were…

Missing yacht Nina ‘presumed sunk’ off New Zealandn

Missing yacht Nina ‘presumed sunk’ off New Zealandn

An American schooner carrying eight people and missing in waters between New Zealand and Australia is now presumed to have sunk, say rescuers. But it is possible survivors are on…

Sri Lanka protests UK visa bond

Sri Lanka protests UK visa bond

Sri Lanka has registered a protest over a proposed visa scheme of theUK that would require first time travellers from six high-risk Afro-Asian countries to pay a hefty financial bond of 3,000…

Pakistan’s Army Chief visits SLMA in Diyatalawa

Pakistan’s Army Chief visits SLMA in Diyatalawa

Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, had the rare honour of welcoming Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani  on Saturday (29) as the Chief Guest…

Pakistan: Salman Butt admits to spot-fixing for first time

Pakistan: Salman Butt admits to spot-fixing for first time

Banned ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt has admitted his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal for the first time. Butt 28, Mohammad Amir, 21, and Mohammad Asif, 30, were found guilty of being…

China denies lifting ban on Dalai Lama worship

China denies lifting ban on Dalai Lama worship

The Chinese government has issued a strong denial of reports that its long-standing ban on openly worshipping the Dalai Lama has changed. It comes after reports that restrictions on worshipping…

Bert Stern, Monroe photographer, dies in New York

Bert Stern, Monroe photographer, dies in New York

Famed US photographer, Bert Stern, best known for his images of Marilyn Monroe in what became known as The Last Sitting, has died at the age of 83. Film-maker Shannah…

‘Wait before you judge Sri Lanka’ – Kamalesh

‘Wait before you judge Sri Lanka’ – Kamalesh

The Commonwealth has opted to make a practical difference to the situation in Sri Lanka instead of criticizing the lack of progress from afar, Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma stated in…

Pakistan’s Army Chief is in Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s Army Chief is in Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, the four-star General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was received by his newly promoted Sri Lankan counterpart, General Jagath Jayasuriya when he arived in Sri Lanka. He…

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