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President assures permanent solution to garbage crisis (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government will provide a viable solution to the country s waste management problem. MORE..
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Shots fired at judge in Vidya murder case; cop injured (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
An unidentified gunman has opened fire at the vehicle of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Illanchelian in Nallur, Jaffna. MORE..
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Two held with illegal firearms in Maha Oya (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Police officers arrested two suspects for the possession of two locally-manufactured firearms without permits in the Bogamuyaya area in Maha Oya. MORE..
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Call of nominations for three PCs expected on Oct. 2 (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
The Elections Commission says that the calling of nominations for the North Central, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern provincial councils is expected to be announced on October 02. MORE..
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Sagala orders probe into attempted arrest of Rayan Jayalath (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Minister Sagala Ratnayake says that he has instructed the IGP to investigate the procedures followed by police when attempting to arrest the Convener of the Medical Faculty Students Action Committee, Rayan Jayalath. MORE..
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Sri Lankan national held for not possessing valid documents (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
A Sri Lankan national was today arrested at Erwadi in the Ramanathapuram district for allegedly entering India without valid documents, police said today. MORE..
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Resolving garbage and dengue issues will take time - Isura (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Chief Minister of the Western Province Isura Devapriya says that it would take at least the next three years to resolve the country s garbage and dengue problems. MORE..
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17 injured following grenade attack during clash (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
At least seventeen individuals were injured and hospitalized due to a clash involving two groups in the Wetiya Junction area in Angunakolapelessa. MORE..
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New Army Chief of Staff appointed (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Major General K. A. D. Amal Karunasekara has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA). MORE..
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UN assures continued support to Sri Lanka (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman said that the United Nations would continue to extend fullest support to Sri Lanka s development process and reconciliation. MORE..
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Navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Eight Indian fishermen have been arrested along with a fishing trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan seas north of Point Pedro. MORE..
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New bill aims to widen tax net, cut indirect taxes - Mangala (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Sri Lanka´s new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top finance ministry officials said on Friday. MORE..
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Section of Colombo Swimming Club bulldozed without prior notice? (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
The Road Development Authority (RDA) today demolished a section of land at the Colombo Swimming Club including the pool area with the use of bulldozers and labourers, however those in charge of the club say they were taken by surprise by the sudden turn of events. MORE..
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at a shake-up of the communications team. MORE..
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Agricultural sector to be given priority if country is to develop - President (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the country will only move forward if they prioritise their agricultural sector. MORE...
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Customs officers transferred over Rs 3.2b cocaine haul (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
Three Customs officers attached to the container yard in Orugodawatta have been transferred over the stock of cocaine recently recovered from the Ratmalana Economic Centre, the media unit of Sri Lanka Customs said. MORE...
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PUCSL approves CEB s 20 year electricity generation plan (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has granted approval to the alternate Least Cost Long Term Generation Expansion Plan (LCLTGEP) 2018- 2037 of the Ceylon Electricity Board, with the view of ensuring energy security and continuous supply of electricity in Sri Lanka. MORE..
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Canals in Colombo to be cleaned up (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka, stated that a program focusing on the cleaning of canals will commence tomorrow (22). MORE...
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Irregularities in Rs.120 million worth medical supplies probed (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
The Presidential Commission for Inquiry has commenced an investigation on allegations of financial irregularities that occurred within the medical supplies division. MORE...
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Senior DIG Jayasinghe suspended from duties (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
The National Police Commission has approved the suspension of Senior DIG, Lalith Jayasinghe. MORE..
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Hiru News

Police officer injured in Jaffna shooting (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
The police officer who was injured in the shooting incident in Nallur was escorting HC Judge in Vidya murder case, Justice M Illanchelian. Read More
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Mattala to receive a new plan following Hambanthota agreement (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says that the Mattala airport which was signed off before the Hambanthota port agreement, which is to end this month, will be active according to a new plan this year. The prime minister stated this addressing the Biyagama... Read More
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Malwathu chapter requests for investigations on the deceased military leaders (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Ven. Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri Anunayake Maha Thera of the Malwathu chapter says that an investigation should be launched into the deaths of military leaders, war heroes and national leaders during the conflict period and reveal the findings to the country.... Read More
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Medical students engage in a Sathyagraha at the Lipton roundabout; Police display the injunction order at the location (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
The Medical Faculty Students Action Committee commenced a continuous Sathyagraha against the Malabe private university at the Lipton roundabout today. Starting off from the University of Colombo the group arrived at the Lipton roundabout and commenced... Read More
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Call for nominations for three provincial councils on the 2nd of October (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
The Elections Commission says that the call for nominations for the Sabaragamuwa, North Central and Eastern provincial council elections will be announced on the 2nd of October. The Elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya stated this attending a function... Read More
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A bus strike in Southern Province on the 25th (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Southern Province Private Bus Owners Association has decided to launch a strike on this 25th. They have decided to launch a strike objecting the decision taken by the National Transport Commission to cancel the route permits of about 140 buses driven... Read More
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Local Government Election confirmed - Minister Mano Ganeshan (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Leader of Tamil Progressive Alliance, Minister Mano Ganeshan voices that the Local Government election is confirmed to be held at the end of this year. Speaking to Hiru news team, Minister stated that his party has not yet decided on which platform... Read More
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50 more Sugar containers in Colombo harbour sealed (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
50 more containers carrying sugar stored at the Colombo Port have been sealed. Police stated that courts permission has been obtained to open the containers. A Senior Police Officer stated that all these containers have been imported from Brazil. More... Read More
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Final agreement on Hambantota port to the cabinet next week (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
The final agreement to be signed with a Chinese company regarding the Hambantota Port is to be presented to the Cabinet next Tuesday. Sources at the Ministry of Ports and Shipping stated that the draft agreement has been completed. Accordingly, future... Read More
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Plans to make English compulsory for those seeking overseas employment (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Thalatha Athukorala stated that English language training is offered at training centres for those seeking employment overseas. Read More
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No place for coal power plants in future plans (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Out of the plans submitted by the Ceylon Electricity Board focussing on power generation in the island from 2018 to 2037, the Public Utilities Commission has approved the plan devoid of coal power generation. Director General Damitha Kumarasinghe stated... Read More
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Prince George photo marks fourth birthday (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
An official portrait of Prince George has been released to mark his fourth birthday. The picture, taken at Kensington Palace ahead of his birthday on Saturday, captures a smiling future king. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were delighted to share the... Read More
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Navy arrests eight Indian fishermen (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 8 Indian fishermen who engaged in illegal fishing activities 15 shipping miles away in the Northern seas along with their boat last night. The arrested and their boat which were taken into custody by the Navymen belonging to... Read More
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Linkin Park cancel North American tour after Chester Bennington death (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the death of singer Chester Bennington. Refunds would be made available to all ticket-holders for the tour, which was due to begin next Thursday. A spokesman for the organizers added: We are... Read More
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Colombo Swimming Club objects removal of constructions in the club premises (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Road Development Authority has removed some constructions erected in the Colombo Swimming Club premises yesterday. However, the Club officials complain that the RDA did not inform them regarding the action. RDA officials conducted the removal of constructions... Read More
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Fires erupted in Monaragala, Raththota and Anuradhapura (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
A sudden fire has erupted in Monaragala - Aliyawatta forest reserve. Police said that this fire which was erupted last night was put down by the Army, Disaster Management Centre and the Wildlife officials. It is reported that a large area of the forest... Read More
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Northern Provincial Council member Sivajilingam called to the CID (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Northern Provincial Council member M.K.Sivajilingam remarks that he was informed to be present at the CID today. Speaking to Hiru news team, the minister voiced that he has been informed to be present at the CID in order to make an inquiry regarding a... Read More
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No change in decision to topple the government; says MP Roshan who returned to the island (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Parliamentarian Roshan Ranasinghe says that irrespective of what obstacles may come their way, there was no change in the decision to topple the government. The Parliamentarian representing the Joint Opposition however in a recent statement said that... Read More
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Senior DIG to look in to the attempted abduction of Medical Faculty Student’s Convenor (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Nandana Munasinghe has been appointed to look in to the attempted abduction of Convenor of the Medical Faculty Students Activists Committee Ryan Jayalath. Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated... Read More
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Is Ben Affleck out as Batman? (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Rumors are swirling that Ben Affleck may be out as Batman. The Hollywood Reporter, citing sources, claims Warner Bros. is working to move the 44-year-old actor out of the role, possibly in favour a younger actor. When Affleck was announced as the next... Read More
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17 injured in a hand grenade attack in Angunakolapelessa (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
17 people have been injured in a hand grenade attack during a clash between two groups in the Wetiya area in Angunakolapelessa. Police Media Spokesperson’s Office stated that those injured in the clash which took place last night are receiving... Read More
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at an organisational shake-up. According to reports, Spicer stepped down because he was unhappy with President Donald Trumps appointment of a new communications director. Combative... Read More
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Kuldeep, Jadeja rip through SL Board Presidents XI (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav claimed seven wickets between them, wiping out a strong Sri Lanka Board Presidents batting line-up for 187, on the first day of Indias two-day practice match. Led by KL Rahuls rapid half century, the visitors then ended... Read More
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TRADING AT CSE ENDS IN RED (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
The negative run of the Colombo Stock Exchange continued for a fifth consecutive day today. The All Share Price Index dropped by 14.96 to end the trading at 6,669.51 while S&P SL20 shed 18.03 points to close the session at 3,819.23. Market turnover... Read More
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Sri Lanka among the first 30 countries that secure human rights (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
The United Kingdom has decided to name Sri Lanka as one of the 30 countries that give priority to safeguard human rights. This was announced in the annual Human Rights Report released for the 19th consecutive year this afternoon. Having appraised human... Read More
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High Court Judge shot at in Jaffna (Exclusive Video) (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
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Usain Bolt narrowly wins 100 metres (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
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More than 100,000 Dengue cases reported in 2017 (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
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CCTV cameras to be installed in Colombo garbage dumps (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
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Major General Amal Karunasekara appointed Army chief of staff (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
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Met Department forecasts changes in weather patterns (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
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Saturday water-cut in Colombo – NWSDB announces areas (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
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Gulf crisis: Qatar emir calls for negotiations (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
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Sri Lanka Police suspends services of senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
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BondGate scandal: Shocking information surfaces from the highest level (Video) (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
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The saga of Sri Lanka's new Constitution - The Hindu - The Hindu (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
The Hindu The saga of Sri Lanka's new Constitution - The Hindu The Hindu Speaking at a book launch last week, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the draft of Sri Lanka's new Constitution would be ready by January 2018, yet ... Lanka's coalition govt to face first poll testMillennium Post NSSP leader denounces Sri Lankan doctors' strikes as “medical terrorism”World Socialist Web Site all 13 news articles »
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Tamil judge escapes assassination attempt in Sri Lanka - The Hindu (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Tamil judge escapes assassination attempt in Sri Lanka The Hindu A prominent Sri Lankan Tamil high court judge on Saturday escaped an assassination bid in Jaffna after an unidentified man snatched the revolver of his personal protection officer and opened fire, police said. Justice Manickavasagar Illancheliyan is ... Jaffna HC Judge escapes unhurt in shooting incidentDaily Mirror Jaffna High Court Judge escapes assassination attemptColombo Page all 14 news articles »
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India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli and co. shine as practice match ends in draw - Hindustan Times (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Hindustan Times India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli and co. shine as practice match ends in draw Hindustan Times Indian cricket team's practice match against Sri Lanka Board President's XI ended in a draw, but it was mission accomplished for Virat Kohli's men. All the batsmen got significant time out in the middle to stake a claim for a spot in the final XI ... India vs Sri Lanka: KL Rahul says he is very nervous about his return to international cricketFirstpost India vs Sri Lanka Board's President XI, Warm-up Tie, Day 2: Indian Batsmen Star as Match Ends in DrawNews18 India tour of Sri Lanka: Before Tests, batsmen get going in practice gameThe Indian Express NDTVSports.com -National Post all 101 news articles »
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Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons - UN News Centre (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
UN News Centre Sri Lanka: UN chief congratulates government on setting up office of missing persons UN News Centre 20 July 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP), “an important step for all Sri Lankans who are still looking for the truth about their ... UN hails Sri Lanka for establishing Office of Missing PersonsThe Indian Express UN notes not enough progress in Sri Lanka on rights issueColombo Gazette UN Chief hails Sri Lanka for setting up office to trace war missingXinhua Daily Mirror -Lanka Business Online all 27 news articles »
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Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak - ABC News (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
Sport24 Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak ABC News FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, a Sri Lankan municipal worker fumigates during Dengue fever irradiation work in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Australia is contributing funds to help Sri Lanka combat its worst outbreak of dengue fever, which has claimed ... Dengue fever – Sri LankaWorld Health Organization Australia helps Sri Lanka to control dengue fever after 250 dieReuters Sri Lanka to probe 2011 CWC defeatSport24 The Daily Star -Firstpost all 102 news articles »
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Only way Sri Lanka can compete is if they prepare pitches to their favour, says Gautam Gambhir - The Indian Express (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
The Indian Express Only way Sri Lanka can compete is if they prepare pitches to their favour, says Gautam Gambhir The Indian Express Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir has said that the only way Sri Lanka can trouble India in the upcoming Test series is to prepare pitches according to their bowlers. India and Sri Lanka begin a three-match Test series from July 26 in Galle. Sri Lanka need favourable pitches to trouble India, says GambhirThe Hindu Ready to probe 2011 WC final if Ranatunga provides evidence: Lanka sports ministerCatch News We can probe 2011 WC if Ranatunga provides sufficient evidence ...Pakistan Today India.com all 7 news articles »
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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: ODI series win a stepping stone in Graeme ... - Firstpost (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Firstpost Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: ODI series win a stepping stone in Graeme ... Firstpost Sri Lanka, much like Team India, are 'home tigers'. Out of the 247 ODIs played at home, the Lankans have won 148 and lost just 78 – a win ratio of 60 percent. and more »
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These Sri Lankan Safaris Will Make You Rethink Your African Honeymoon - Brides.com (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Brides.com These Sri Lankan Safaris Will Make You Rethink Your African Honeymoon Brides.com Because Sri Lanka's parks are all government operated, there are only a handful of accommodations within the actual boundaries of Yala National Park (and they're not exactly chic). As such, it's best to post up at one of the luxury lodges just outside ...
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Malawi to benefit from Sri Lanka and Botswana ties - Nyasa Times (Sat, 22 Jul 2017)
Nyasa Times Malawi to benefit from Sri Lanka and Botswana ties Nyasa Times Sri Lanka's envoy to Malawi, Weera Wardena Sunil Dharmasena De Silva, has said the common historical backgrounds that his nation shares with Malawi, puts the two nations in a better position to learn from each other and help one another develop sound ...
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Return to Sri Lanka brings India's ascent to No. 1 full circle - ESPN (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
ESPN Return to Sri Lanka brings India's ascent to No. 1 full circle ESPN India captain Virat Kohli marked his side's arrival in Sri Lanka ahead of the first Test beginning on July 26 in Galle by reflecting back on India's 2015 tour, a place that Kohli identified as the start of India's journey to the No. 1 spot on the ICC's ... Rangana Herath set to lead Sri Lanka in first Test against India at GalleThe Indian Express India vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal Ruled Out of Galle TestNews18 India in Sri Lanka: A brief Test historyTimes of India ESPNcricinfo.com -Khaleej Times -SBS all 255 news articles »
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