Month: March 2011


The editor of the Lanka e news website Bennet Rupasinghe has been arrested by the Wellampitiya police. Police media spokesperson SP Prishantha Jayakody said that Rupasinghe was arrested based on a threat that has been made….


Fast Bowler Chaminda Vaas says that following the World Cup final, he will retire from One Day International Cricket. breakingVaas made this statement to Sportsfirst, before boarding a flight to Mumbai, where he may represent Sri Lanka in the World Cup final against India….

Lanka have chance to regain World Cup: Chamida Vaas

Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup hero Chaminda Vaas wanted to hang up his boots after playing the World Cup at home. He waited two years for the big moment, since he played his last match in 2008. But he could not fulfil his dream despite his good form in domestic and county cricket. However, he…

More flights to India for World Cup

SriLankan Airlines will add more flights to India for cricket fans planning to fly to India for the Cricket World Cup final match on Saturday, Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratne said….

India scrap their way into World Cup final

India 260 for 9 (Tendulkar 85, Riaz 5-46) beat Pakistan 231 (Misbah 56) by 29 runs India’s dream of a World Cup triumph at home is one step closer after their bowlers suffocated Pakistan’s batsmen to set up a 29-run victory in the semi-final in Mohali. Saturday’s decider will now be a battle of the…

President at Richmond College anniversary: Positive attitude helps mould children

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said a positive change in attitude of parents is a must in respect of moulding the future generation….

Six arrested in connection with attack on Lankan cricket team

Another six members of banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, including the mastermind of the deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team on March 3, 2009, were arrested, the city police chief on Tuesday. “We have also recovered a suicide jacket, four Klashnikoves, eight hand grenades and hundreds of bullets from them,” Capital City Police Officer (CCPO)…


Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana in Los Angele (Pix by Reuters) New Zealand captain Daniel Vittori will quit Cricket twenty20 and captain of the national team after the defeat of his team at Colombo’s R. Premadasa cricket gtounds, the New Zealand Herald reported. “Vettori, … confirmed after the match that he’ll step down as…

Sri Lanka survive jitters to reach World Cup final

Sri Lanka 220 for 5 (Dilshan 73, Sangakkara 54) beat New Zealand 217 (Styris 57, Mendis 3-35) by five wickets Sri Lanka overcame a serious bout of the jitters to book their place in Saturday’s World Cup final in Mumbai, as New Zealand bowed out in the last four for the sixth time in ten…

Muralitharan doubtful but Sangakkara upbeat

For the second match in succession, Sri Lanka are sweating over the fitness of Muttiah Muralitharan who is nursing a leg injury ahead of the semi-final against New Zealand tomorrow. “Murali and everyone around him is trying to get him as fit as possible and fit enough to play,” Kumar Sangakkara said….

Ricky Ponting steps down as Australia captain

SYDNEY: Ricky Ponting, the most successful captain in 134 years of Test cricket, resigned as the Australian Test and one-day skipper on Tuesday but will continue as a batsman with the team….

World Cup semi-finals: No ticket, no entry

Security arrangements have been strengthened by the Police with the assistance of the Special Task Force and the three Forces for today’s World Cup semi-finals between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the R Premadasa Cricket Stadium, Colombo, said Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya….


All Student Unions within the Sabaragamuwa University have been banned. Vice Chancellor of the Sabaragamuwa University Prof. Mahinda S. Rupasinghe said that steps was taken owing to the indiscipline behavior of the students….

Superhero Murali turns to helping

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP)—As his cricketing career winds down, Sri Lanka’s superstar Muttiah Muralitharan, the man who can spin a cricket ball like magic, is turning his sights on dragging war-shattered youngsters out of poverty and nurturing the country’s next generation of athletes. Who else but Murali, as he’s known to the whole country, could…

New Zealand Premier declines invitation

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has declined an invitation from Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse to watch the cricket World Cup semifinal between the two countries….

Gangaramaya Chief Incumbent to Opposition Leader: Support President

Gangaramaya Viharaya Chief Incumbent Ven Galaboda Gnanissara Thera yesterday called on Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s efforts to rebuild and develop the country. The Thera said so during a ceremony attended by both the President and the Opposition Leader at the Temple premises yesterday morning….