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Sri Lankan navy personnel evacuate residents following flooding in the Malwana area, just outside the capital Colombo as monsoon rains lashed large parts of the island. Flood related accidents have killed at least 18 people, affected 138,292 people in 20 districts and damaged hundreds of homes. (Pix by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)

Sri Lanka at centre of new match-fixing probe


The International Cricket Council has begun investigating allegations that two Sri Lankans agreed to tamper with the pitch at  Galle to change the outcome of a Test match against England later this year.

The ICC said it took the allegations contained in an Al Jazeera documentary to be broadcast today (Sunday) very seriously and also wanted the Doha-based news network to share its evidence and supporting material with the investigators.

The London-based Daily Telegraph trailed the documentary with an extensive report detailing the two Sri Lankans and a former...

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Ex-Sports minister admits taking Perpetual cash

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Sri Lanka’s former Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara admitted that he received millions of rupees in unaccounted cash from undisclosed donors as he faced fresh allegations of sleaze.Jayasekara told parliament on Friday that he encashed a one mi...

The Shangri La tamasha: Neither presidential nor parliamentary, it’s Port City politics now

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After a week in Cuba, I am late in gate-crashing the Shangri La party, the onset of the newest political tamasha in town. Calling it a tamasha is not to belittle the political potency of the event, but to highlight its ideational bankruptcy. No one too...

JKH posts bests ever profits, thrusts into property development

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John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) has posted its best ever results in the face of challenging conditions in the financial year ended Mar. 31, 2018, and announced a final dividend of two rupees per share on top of two interims of two rupees each givin...

Sri Lankan cricket has become a laughing stock

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On Saturday, the entire nation woke up to the shocking news that on a sting operation conducted by Al Jazeera Television network, a curator of the Galle International Cricket Stadium had been caught on tape expressing his willingness to doctor the pitc...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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