Sri Lanka http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23062/all en Cricket-Bird strikes to leave Sri Lanka two down at lunch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-bird-strikes-leave-sri-lanka-two-down-at-lunch <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Australian paceman Jackson Bird removed both Sri Lanka openers to reduce the tourists to 80 for two at lunch on the first day of the third and final test on Thursday.</p> <p>Australia skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and put the tourists in to bat against his four-pronged pace attack in a bid to take the early initiative in their quest to wrap up a 3-0 series sweep.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-bird-strikes-leave-sri-lanka-two-down-at-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka Chanaka Welegedara Cricket Kumar Sangakkara Lahiru Thirimanne Pakistani cricket team vs Sri Lanka in the UAE in 2011–12 Person Career Person Travel Prasanna Jayawardene Shaminda Eranga Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Suranga Lakmal Tillakaratne Dilshan Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:58:46 +0000 5730980 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Australia v Sri Lanka - fifth ODI scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/cricket-australia-v-sri-lanka-fifth-odi-scoreboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HOBART, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Scoreboard from the final one-day international between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Bellerive Oval on Wednesday. Australia won by 32 runs to draw the series 2-2.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/cricket-australia-v-sri-lanka-fifth-odi-scoreboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Tri-Series Cricket Perera Sri Lanka Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738248 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Sri Lanka beat Australia by 5 wickets in first T20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/cricket-sri-lanka-beat-australia-5-wickets-first-t20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 26 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International in Sydney on Saturday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.</p> <p>Melbourne hosts the second and final match on Monday.</p> <p>Score: Australia 137-3 in 20 overs (D. Warner 90 not out) v Sri Lanka 139-5 in 18.5 overs (A Mathews 35 not out, K Perera 33). (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Pritha Sarkar)</p> Australia Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Twenty20 Twenty20 International Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739801 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Australia v Sri Lanka - second T20 scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cricket-australia-v-sri-lanka-second-t20-scoreboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 28 (Reuters) - Scoreboard from the second and final Twenty20 International match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday: Sri Lanka: T. Dilshan b Faulkner 6 K. Perera c Bailey b Maxwell 15 D. Chandimal c Bailey b Laughlin 5 M. Jayawardene not out 61 J. Mendis c Faulkner b Doherty 25 T. Perera not out 35 Extras (b-1, lb-8, w-5) 14 Total (For 4 wickets in 20 overs) 161 Did not bat: A. Mathews, N. Kulasekara, A. Mendis, L. Malinga, A. Dananjaya.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cricket-australia-v-sri-lanka-second-t20-scoreboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Tri-Series Cricket Perera Sri Lanka Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740444 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Sri Lanka beat Australia by 3 runs, win series 2-0 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cricket-sri-lanka-beat-australia-3-runs-win-series-2-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 28 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka beat Australia by three runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the second and final Twenty20 cricket international in Melbourne on Monday.</p> <p>Sri Lanka clinched the two-match series 2-0.</p> <p>Score: Sri Lanka 161-4 (M Jayawardene 61 not out, T Perera 35 not out) v Australia 119-3 (G Bailey 45, S Marsh 47 not out). (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Clare Fallon)</p> Cricket Republics Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:15:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740456 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. to criticise Sri Lanka at U.N. rights council http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/us-criticise-sri-lanka-at-un-rights-council <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>COLOMBO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The United States will deliver a sharp public rebuke to Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March for failing to pursue those responsible for abuses as government forces were crushing Tamil rebels in 2009, officials said on Monday.</p> <p>A three-member U.S. delegation is in Colombo on a five-day visit to discuss issues including progress in implementing the recommendations of Sri Lanka's own official investigation into the war, which called for the prosecution of soldiers suspected of killing civilians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/us-criticise-sri-lanka-at-un-rights-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mahinda Rajapaksa Sinhalese people Social Issues Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740730 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Davis Cup results - Sri Lanka 1 Pakistan 1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/tennis-davis-cup-results-sri-lanka-1-pakistan-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Results from day one of the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group two first round tie between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo on Friday:</p> <p>Sri Lanka 1 Pakistan 1</p> <p>Aqeel Khan (PAK) bt Dineshkanthan Thangarajah (SRI) 4-6, 6-1, 4-2 retired</p> <p>Harshana Godamanna (SRI) bt Aisam Qureshi (PAK) 7-6 (7/3), 7-5, 7-6 (7/3)</p> <p>afp </p> Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Aqeel Khan Sport in Pakistan Sri Lanka AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742926 at http://www.globalpost.com Sri Lanka rescues 138 stranded on sinking boat: navy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/sri-lanka-rescues-138-stranded-sinking-boat-navy-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sri Lanka's navy on Sunday rescued 138 Bangladeshi and Myanmar nationals from a sinking fishing vessel off the island's eastern coast, officials said.</p> <p>One passenger was found dead while many of the 138 plucked from the boat were dehydrated, navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said, adding that the vessel had been adrift for 10 days before it sank on Sunday.</p> <p>"We sent three ships for the rescue at a location 50 miles (80 kilometres) off the eastern coast of Akkaraipattu," Warnakulasuriya told AFP. "Some have been admitted to a local hospital."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/sri-lanka-rescues-138-stranded-sinking-boat-navy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Social Issues Sri Lanka Tamil Eelam AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744371 at http://www.globalpost.com Sri Lanka bars human rights panel from visiting country http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/sri-lanka-bars-human-rights-panel-visiting-country <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez</p> <p>COLOMBO, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka said on Sunday it would not allow into the country an international human rights panel due to visit after the government's controversial sacking of the chief justice.</p> <p>A four-member delegation of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute was scheduled to be in Colombo on Feb. 1-10 to assess the country's rule of law after the removal of Shirani Bandaranayake, Sri Lanka's first woman head of the Supreme Court on Jan. 13.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/sri-lanka-bars-human-rights-panel-visiting-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hospitality Law Politics Sinhalese people Social Issues Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5744804 at http://www.globalpost.com Commonwealth pushes Sri Lanka on judicial independence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/commonwealth-pushes-sri-lanka-judicial-independence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Commonwealth Secretary-General opened talks with Sri Lanka on Sunday by pushing for judicial independence on the island, as Canada renewed calls to boycott the bloc's summit in Colombo later this year.</p> <p>Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is holding talks with Sri Lankan leaders in Colombo on the rule of law and the separation of powers after the island defied international appeals and sacked its chief justice in January, the bloc said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/commonwealth-pushes-sri-lanka-judicial-independence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Republics Sinhalese people Sri Lanka Sri Lanka AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:15:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751630 at http://www.globalpost.com High car taxes help slow Sri Lanka imports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/high-car-taxes-help-slow-sri-lanka-imports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sri Lanka's new taxes on cars and luxury goods helped reduce imports last year and narrow the huge trade deficit, the central bank said on Monday.</p> <p>The doubling of vehicle taxes from April last year and credit restrictions helped rein in imports, while Sri Lankan exports including tea and garments also recorded declines amid worsening world economic woes, the bank said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/high-car-taxes-help-slow-sri-lanka-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic indicators Economics International economics Sri Lanka AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:31:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752381 at http://www.globalpost.com Sri Lanka drops IMF loan bid over spending dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/sri-lanka-drops-imf-loan-bid-over-spending-dispute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sri Lanka on Tuesday dropped plans for a fresh $1.0-billion loan from the International Monetary Fund following disagreements over how the money should be spent, the central bank said.</p> <p>The government announced last month that it was seeking a new cash infusion from the IMF after drawing down a previous $2.6-billion bailout loan six months ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/sri-lanka-drops-imf-loan-bid-over-spending-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics International Monetary Fund International relations Sri Lanka AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:30:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753244 at http://www.globalpost.com Sri Lanka fails to keep war probe promises: UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/sri-lanka-fails-keep-war-probe-promises-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sri Lanka has failed to honour promises to investigate serious rights abuses and allegations that thousands of civilians were killed in the final stages of its ethnic war, a UN report says.</p> <p>The report by human rights experts, which was submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday, found that investigations by local authorities were inconclusive and were not independent or impartial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/sri-lanka-fails-keep-war-probe-promises-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Social Issues Sri Lanka Sri Lanka United Nations Human Rights Council AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:16:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754185 at http://www.globalpost.com Sri Lanka's wartime investigation lags as abuses persist, UN says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/sri-lankas-wartime-investigation-lags-abuses-persist-un-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UN rights chief decries lack of progress in investigations</p> <p>* Pillay says killings and abductions continue in Sri Lanka</p> <p>* U.S. set to pressure Sri Lanka at UN rights session</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is failing to investigate alleged atrocities committed by government forces in defeating a Tamil insurgency and activists and opposition politicians are still being killed or abducted, the United Nations said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/sri-lankas-wartime-investigation-lags-abuses-persist-un-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Social Issues Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Civil War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:34:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754588 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka war investigation lags, abuses persist -U.N. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-sri-lanka-war-investigation-lags-abuses-persist-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.N. rights chief decries slow progress in investigations</p> <p>* Pillay says killings and abductions continue in Sri Lanka</p> <p>* U.S. set to pressure Sri Lanka at U.N. rights session (Adds Amnesty International, final two paragraphs)</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-sri-lanka-war-investigation-lags-abuses-persist-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Sri Lanka Social Issues Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Civil War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:45:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755000 at http://www.globalpost.com