South Africa faced an uphill task to save the second Test and avoid a 2-0 whitewash of the short series after Sri Lanka had set them an improbable target of 490 to chase in the fourth innings on a spiteful SSC pitch that had started to turn and bounce appreciably.
The Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka (VIASL) recently called on the authorities to remove the current monopoly enjoyed by franchise dealers in bidding for Government tenders, while issuing a clarion call urging the authorities to consider a series of concerns detrimental to the industry.
Reuters: Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of CNY 2 billion ($ 295 million) as Beijing tries to expand its influence in the country.
COLOMBO –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Sri Lanka have signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU) on its next phase of partnership to enhance food security and nutrition, in support of the government’s Vision 2025 and Sustainable Development Goals.
A former aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been charged after a video emerged showing him beating up a demonstrator during May Day protests.
Afghan authorities say a powerful bomb went off near Kabul’s international airport Sunday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 60 others, just minutes after first vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, returned home from exile.