Colombo, May 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka denied Wednesday plans to roll back power sharing mechanisms with the Tamil minority despite attempts to stop long overdue elections in the former war-torn north. Technology and Research Minister Champika Ranawaka announced Tuesday plans to present an act in parliament next week to abolish provincial councils and the India-backed 13th constitutional amendment, reports Xinhua
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Scoreboard of qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Tuesday. Chennai Super Kings: Mike Hussey not out 86 Murali Vijay c Smith b Pollard 23 Suresh Raina not out 82 Extras (lb 1) 1 Total (for one wicket in 20 overs) 192 Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Vijay, 7.2 overs) Bowling: Mitchell Johnson 4-0-40-0 Munaf Patel 3-0-32-0 Harbhajan Singh 4-0-26-0 Lasith Malinga 4-0-45-0 Pragyan Ojha 2-0-20-0 Kieron Pollard 3-0-28-1 Mumbai Indians: Dwayne Smith c Raina b Jadeja 68 Aditya Tare c Vijay b Morkel 7 Dinesh Karthik lbw b Jadeja 11 Rohit Sharma c Bravo b Morris 8 Kieron Pollard c Hussey b Jadeja 24 Ambati Rayudu c Morris b Sharma 15 Harbhajan Singh c Vijay b Bravo 0 Mitchell Johnson c Raina b Bravo 6 Lasith Malinga c Hussey b Bravo 0 Pragyan Ojha c Bravo b Sharma 0 Munaf Patel not out 0 Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 1) 5 Total (10 wickets; 18.4 overs) 144 (7.71 runs per over) Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Tare, 1.4 overs), 2-87 (Smith, 8.2), 3-95 (Karthik, 10.3), 4-101 (Sharma, 11.6), 5-127 (Pollard, 14.5), 6-128 (Harbhajan Singh, 15.5), 7-139 (Johnson, 17.3), 8-140 (Malinga, 17.6), 9-144 (Rayudu, 18.2), 10-144 (Ojha, 18.4) Bowling Mohit Sharma 3.4-0-32-2 Albie Morkel 3-0-26-1 Chris Morris 3-0-26-1 Ravichandran Ashwin 2-0-17-0 Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-31-3 Dwayne Bravo 3-0-9-3 Match details: Toss: Chennai Super Kings chose to bat Umpires: Nigel Llong (England) and Rod Tucker (Australia) TV umpire: S Ravi Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka) Reserve umpire: CK Nandan
Tuticorin, May 21 (IANS) Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS Vaibhav, the third in the series of 90-meter-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) was commissioned Tuesday at Tuticorin by Vice Admiral Anurag G. Thapliyal, the director general of the force. According to an official release, the vessel has been designed and built indigenously and is fitted with the state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and sensors.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Under attack from the opposition over corruption and lack of governance, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will present the fourth and last report card of the UPA-II government May 22, sources said Tuesday. The report will list the achievements of the government on its fourth anniversary May
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take steps to retrieve Katchatheevu and surrounding areas from Sri Lanka. In her letter to Manmohan Singh, she also urged him to redraw the Indian Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) so that Indian fishermen could fish in their traditional waters.
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse will pay a state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping between May 27 and 30, an official said Monday. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the announcement at the daily press briefing Monday, reported Xinhua
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Respect for basic rights and liberties has declined in Sri Lanka in the four years since the government defeated the Tamil Tigers, Human Rights Watch said Monday. This week marks the fourth anniversary of the brutal civil war's end. Since the end of the 26-year-long civil war, the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has resisted taking meaningful steps to investigate and prosecute alleged war crimes by government forces and the LTTE, it said
Bridgetown, May 20 (IANS/CMC) Caribbean Premier T20 League operations manager Carlisle Powell says the key stakeholders in the six franchise countries have thrown their support behind the inaugural tournament which bowls off in July.
Bridgetown, May 20 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies will kick off preparations for next month's Champions Trophy in England when they embark on a five-day camp at the High Performance Centre (HPC) at the 3Ws Oval starting here Monday. The sessions will be overseen by West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson with assistant coach Tony Radford and the HPC's Andre Coley, also involved in the squad's preparation. The players are expected to begin arriving Sunday night, with the remainder coming Monday
Sri Lankan soldiers take part in National War Hero's Day in Colombo, to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict. Duration: