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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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