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India for a stable, prosperous Sri Lanka- Ram Nath Kovind (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
India supports the vision of a stable and prosperous Sri Lanka and is keen to strengthen bilateral economic ties, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind today said after Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on him in New Delhi. MORE..
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Austin Fernando reveals hurdles faced by officers probing corruption (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando emphasized the importance of the tasks entrusted to criminal investigation officials. He said that their task is of immense importance to the quest for justice and fight crimes, corruption and frauds. MORE..
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SLFP and JO are attempting to postpone LG polls - Kavinda (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardene alleged that Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Joint Opposition are attempting to postpone Local Government polls. MORE..
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JO to sue police officers who pursue unlawful orders (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The Joint Opposition will initiate legal action, seeking personal compensation, against police officers who pursue unlawful orders, said former parliamentarian Professor G.L. Peiris. MORE..
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Two dead, one missing after car topples into Viyana Canal (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Two persons including a woman died while another person has been reported missing after a car toppled into the Viyana Canal in Mahiyanganaya. MORE..
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No Mahaviru commemoration within NPC - Chairman (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chairman C. V. K. Sivagnanam has denied arequest made by Provincial Councilor member E.Arnold to hold commemorate Mahaviru Day within the Provincials Council boundaries. MORE...
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Indian arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs. 355,000 (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
An Indian, aged 45, bound to Mumbai by UL139 apprehended by BIA Customs staff attached to the Departure while trying to smuggle some gold pieces weighing 71grams today morning (23)MORE....
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Man nabbed with ice, cocaine and hash in Dematagoda (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The Law Enforcement Unit of Colombo Central has arrested a 41-year-old suspect in Dematagoda area for the possession of various types of illegal drugs. MORE..
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Island-wide operations to apprehend absconding deserters (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
With the end of the General Amnesty, law enforcement authorities will begin island-wide operations to apprehend absconding deserters, announced the Army headquarters today(23). MORE...
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Central Bank cancels license of CIFL (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has decided to cancel the finance license of Central Investments Finance PLC (CIFL). MORE..
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Former CM Maheepala Herath to back Rajapaksa? (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Former Chief Minister of the Sabaragamuwa Province Maheepala Herath has reportedly decided join Mahinda Rajapaksa s faction and extend his support to the former President, sources said. MORE..
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Modi meets visiting PM Ranil Wickremesinghe (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met visiting Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi, officials said. MORE..
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JO brings no confidence motion against Faiszer (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The Joint Opposition (JO) handed over a no-confidence motion against Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha, a short while ago. MORE..
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JVP to bring no-confidence motion against Faiszer (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
A no-confidence motion will be brought against Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha within the next two or three days, warns the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). MORE..
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Suspect nabbed with heroin worth Rs 730,000 (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
A suspect has been arrested for the possession of a stock of heroin worth over Rs 700,000 in the Udugampola area in Veyangoda. MORE..
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Fernando named new Bishop of Mannar (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando as the new bishop of the Diocese of Mannar, Sri Lanka. MORE..
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Split in NFF? - Piyasiri says party doesn t need Wimal (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Piyasiri Wijenayake says that the day the National Freedom Front (NFF) will be limited only to a name board is not very far away. MORE..
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SLFP decides to contest polls with Joint Opposition (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The central committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) convened under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena, to discuss the forthcoming Local Government elections. MORE..
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Heavy rains to lash Sri Lanka from Nov. 26; likely to cause floods (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The low-pressure area which is presently persisting over the Andaman Sea will gradually intensify and will move towards Sri Lanka. MORE..
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PM to meets Modi today, hold talks on Mattala airport (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, days ahead of the joint venture between China Merchants Port Holding Company and Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) starts operations of Hambantota Harbour on December 8. MORE..
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Car falls into Viyana canal in Mahiyangana, 2 killed, 1 teenager missing (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Police say 2 persons were killed and a youth reported missing when a car fell into Viyana canal in Mahiyanganaya. The deceased are husband and wife, who were 43 and 40 years-old. The missing teenager, who was 17-years-old, was their son. Read More
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School bus accident injures 21 in Laggala (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
21 persons including 11 schoolchildren were injured when a bus transporting school children toppled at Guruwela Junction, Laggala this afternoon (23). The injured were admitted to Laggala Hospital and three students were transferred to Mahiyangana Hospital... Read More
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Market indices drop despite turnover rises (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The negative sentiments at the Colombo Stock Market continue. The All Share Price Index dropped by 8.33 to end trading at 6,456.11 while S&P SL20 Index also dropped marginally by 0.82 to 3,752.37. Turnover reached to Rs. 1.4 billion while... Read More
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Myanmar and Bangladesh sign a deal on Rohingya refugees (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal paving the way for the possible repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Rakhine state, officials said, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis. More than 620,000 Rohingya have poured... Read More
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India forced to play in green wickets - Kohli (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
A packed international calendar has left India with no choice but to get into a game situation for the upcoming South Africa tour by playing on seam-friendly pitches in the ongoing home Tests against Sri Lanka, according to Virat Kohli. The series... Read More
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Indian PM promises to help Sri Lankas digital leap (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Prime Ministers Office in Colombo says that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to extend Indias fullest cooperation to Sri Lankas digital innovation programme. This was conveyed during bilateral discussions between PM Ranil Wickremesinghe... Read More
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Several roads in Kotahena to be closed (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Police say several roads in Kotahena, Aluth Mawatha will be closed from tomorrow 9 pm to Monday (27) 5 am to lay water pipes. Accordingly, Aluth Mawatha will be completely closed from Hettiawatte Junction to Ibbagewatte. Alternative routes:Vehicles... Read More
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Indo-Lanka Prime Ministers meet (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is in India has met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this afternoon (23) in New Delhi. Read More
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Advanced Level student dies by hanging in Ratnapura (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
An 18-year-old Advanced Level schoolgirl has committed suicide by hanging in Medagama, Ratnapura. She was a student of a popular school in Ratnapura. Police said she had hanged using a saree when her mother was not at home last evening (22). When... Read More
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England fight back on day 1 of Gabba Test (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
England reached 196 for 4 at stumps on day 1 of 1st Ashes Test being played at Gabba. Australia was able to claw back into the game by dismissing England skipper Joe Root who made 15. Root was LBW off Pat Cummings. Earlier in the day, England... Read More
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LG poll delay brings tension to Parliament (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Heated arguments dominated the parliamentary session today (23) due to the delay in holding the Local Government elections. UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardana raised a privileges question over the delay of LG polls. Thereafter, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya,... Read More
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No-faith motion against Minister Faizer (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
The Joint Opposition has handed over a no-faith motion against Minister Faizer Mustapha. It was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. 12 JO members have signed the motion. Meanwhile, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the MPs including him... Read More
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Senior SLFPers meet with former President (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Former Prime Minister, D.M. Jayarathna says that ways and means to unite the SLFP and the Joint Opposition were discussed during the Central Working Committee meeting held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (22). Meanwhile,... Read More
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41 Judicial service officers transferred (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
41 Judicial Service Officers have been transferred with effect from 1st of January, 2018. Accordingly, Nuwara Eliya District Judge M.G.M.C.M. Ferdinandez has been transferred to Nugegoda and Homagama District Judge M.P.M. Abeyrathna has been transferred... Read More
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Vending machines for condoms! (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
A programme to fix vending machines in order to issue condoms has been underway. Those machines will be installed several areas. One such machine has been installed at Bullers Lane, Colombo. Once someones mobile phone number is added to... Read More
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More US Olympic stars allege abuse by Dr. Larry Nassar (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas has become the third prominent American gymnast to claim that she was sexually abused by former US team doctor Larry Nassar. Douglas allegation follows statements by former USA Gymnastics teammates McKayla... Read More
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Upul Tharanga to lose ODI captaincy! (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Sources say Sri Lanka Cricket selectors are mulling to name a new captain for the Sri Lanka ODI team for the upcoming series against India. Former skipper Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne and Niroshan Dickwella are among the names... Read More
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Naula fuel station accused of adulterating petrol (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Vehicle owners are accusing that a fuel station operated by Naula Co-operative Society is selling petrol mixing with kerosene oil. However, a person called himself as the manager of the fuel station said although they had checked it, they found nothing... Read More
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Singapore to introduce driverless buses (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Residents and workers in three new towns will be the first in Singapore to ride driverless vehicles as part of their daily commute from 2022. The Government has identified Punggol, Tengah and the Jurong Innovation District as areas where residents and... Read More
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Malagamuwa brings honour to Sri Lanka again (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Finals 2017 were held in Italy recently. Sri Lankas Dilantha Malagamuwa won the 3rd place in the 2nd competition. Malagamuwa began the race at the 15th position. A large number of Sri Lankan expatriates in... Read More
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Kandy - Mahiyangana road blocked by protesters (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
A group of villagers is staging a demonstration in Hunnasgiriya, blocking the Kandy - Mahiyangana main road. They are urging the authorities to renovate the village leading to Meemure. Police said a traffic congestion has been building up on... Read More
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Malia Obamas lover revealed (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Malia Obama, 19, the eldest daughter of former US President Barak Obama was photographed kissing a mystery man at a Harvard-Yale tailgate in New Haven on Saturday. The lucky man in question is Rory Farquharson, a fellow Harvard student who is British. Farquharson... Read More
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PNG Police enter Manus Island detention center (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Police in Papua New Guinea have entered a former Australian-run detention center in a bid to get asylum seekers who remain there to leave, the Australian government has confirmed. Hundreds of men have refused to leave the Manus Island center since... Read More
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PM’s of India and Sri Lanka meet in New Delhi (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Prime Minister Rani Wickremesinghe who is in New Delhi will hold bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi today (23). Modi and Wickremesinghe are expected to discuss a range of issues including ways to boost trade and security cooperation. The... Read More
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Petrol bomb thrown at SLTB bus (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Godakawela Police say that a petrol bomb had been thrown at a SLTB bus plying from Moneragala to Colombo, early morning. The attack took place at Pallebeddara in Godakawela at around 4.30 am. The driver of the bus, who had sustained serious... Read More
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Fuel shortage, Gintota, No Confidence motions – all distractions for Bond Scam Investigation? (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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Give the social respect our indigenous doctors deserve – urges President Sirisena (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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Min. Faiszer Musthapha responds to the ‘Motion of No Confidence’ against him (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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Bangladesh, Myanmar sign Rohingya return deal (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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No Confidence Motion filed against Minister Faiszer Musthapha (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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Foreign nationals among those arrested in countrywide raid (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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Dr. Ramya de Silva wins BMJ South Asia Award (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe’s ‘Aththa Naththa’ (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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Air China suspends flights to North Korea (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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Fisheries Ministry to grant permission to private sector to rear marine species (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
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Flooding threat to return to southern India, Sri Lanka next week - AccuWeather.com (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
AccuWeather.com Flooding threat to return to southern India, Sri Lanka next week AccuWeather.com A change in the weather pattern will result in downpours returning to Sri Lanka and parts of southern India next week. Largely dry weather has prevailed across the region over the past two weeks; however, a large area of showers and thunderstorms will ... Sri Lanka likely to bear the brunt of building storm next weekHindu Business Line Tamil Nadu starts book donation drive to restock Sri Lanka library ...Scroll.in all 7 news articles »
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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: With clear skies in store, hosts hope to take series lead - Moneycontrol.com (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Moneycontrol.com India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: With clear skies in store, hosts hope to take series lead Moneycontrol.com While the series is still alive, Sri Lanka will find no relief in the fact that it was rain that saved the day for them in Kolkata. This Indian side is earning a reputation of being a ruthless machine and will be pushing to take an unassailable lead in ... SL's chance to shift India's focus from South AfricaESPNcricinfo.com India, Sri Lanka chase series lead in Nagpur after Kolkata thrillerCricbuzz India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, Day 1: Where to get live streaming, live cricket scoreHindustan Times all 378 news articles »
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Sri Lanka's bunker fuel sales to drop 30-35%, after effect of India's ... - Platts (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Sri Lanka's bunker fuel sales to drop 30-35%, after effect of India's ... Platts Seven weeks after its competitor, India, slashed its goods and services tax on bunker fuel, marine fuel sales at Sri Lanka's ports are expected to fall 30-35% from ... and more »
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Kahanda Kanda - Telegraph.co.uk (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Kahanda Kanda Telegraph.co.uk Sri Lanka's standout Kahanda Kanda hotel is an artistically-styled and couples-orientated boutique hotel in the Galle hills. It features 10 gorgeous suites encircled by tropical, tea-fringed gardens. Its interiors are a lesson in elegant tropical style ...
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Sri Lanka seeks Bangladesh coach - Sport24 (Wed, 22 Nov 2017)
Sport24 Sri Lanka seeks Bangladesh coach Sport24 Colombo - Sri Lanka's cricket board Wednesday announced it was in talks to hire Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha subject to him securing a full release from his current contractual obligations. Sri Lanka Cricket said its chief Thilanga ... and more »
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Social Media Rumors Escalate Buddhist-Muslim Violence in Sri ... - Global Voices Online (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Global Voices Online Social Media Rumors Escalate Buddhist-Muslim Violence in Sri ... Global Voices Online Screenshot allegedly showing the house of a Sri Lankan Muslim damaged by a mob attack by Sri Lankan Buddhists. Video by Haroon Ali via YouTube. and more »
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Sri Lanka surpasses 100MW of solar capacity - PV-Tech (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
PV-Tech Sri Lanka surpasses 100MW of solar capacity PV-Tech Sri Lanka has reached more than 100MW of installed solar capacity, closing in on its target of 1GW by 2025. To celebrate the milestone, the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy organised a ceremony in Kotte. The achievement was partly driven by the ... and more »
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Sri Lanka: Bp. Fidelis LE Fernando new Bishop of Mannar - Vatican Radio (Wed, 22 Nov 2017)
Sri Lanka: Bp. Fidelis LE Fernando new Bishop of Mannar Vatican Radio Pope Francis named Auxiliary Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando as the new bishop of the Diocese of Mannar (Sri Lanka). Bishop Fernando will transfer from the Archdiocese of Colombo to replace Retired Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swampillai who ...
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Butter knife or sharp blade? Either way, FGM survivors in Sri Lanka want it to stop - Reuters (Wed, 22 Nov 2017)
Butter knife or sharp blade? Either way, FGM survivors in Sri Lanka want it to stop Reuters Naqiyah has never even spoken to her husband about the details of what happened to her, and the first time she shared her story was by writing one of 15 testimonials on FGM in Sri Lanka that was submitted to the National Child Protection Authority ... and more »
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India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli feels Vijay Shankar could be a back-up all-rounder for overseas tours - Firstpost (Thu, 23 Nov 2017)
Firstpost India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli feels Vijay Shankar could be a back-up all-rounder for overseas tours Firstpost With Pandya being rested for the Sri Lanka Test series, Shankar was called as replacement of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the second match but Kohli dropped hints that the 26-year-old may be a contender for a slot in the national team for the South African ... India vs Sri Lanka: Wasn't expecting India call-up, says Vijay ShankarThe Indian Express India vs Sri Lanka: Vijay Shankar is back-up for Hardik Pandya, not ...Times Now India vs Sri Lanka: Not thinking about any sort of competition with Hardik Pandya, says all-rounder Vijay ShankarIndia Today all 20 news articles »
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