Sri Lanka economic crisis: Schools closed, people work from home to save fuel

Troops in Sri Lanka handed tokens on Monday to people queueing for petrol amid a severe fuel shortage in the nation battling its worst economic crisis in seven decades, while schools shut in Colombo and public employees were asked to work from home. With its foreign exchange reserves at a record low, the island of 22…

Sri Lanka gives public workers extra day off to cope fuel shortage

Sri Lanka has approved a four-day work week for public sector workers to help them cope with a chronic fuel shortage and encourage them to grow food, the government said on Tuesday, as it struggles with its worst financial crisis in decades. The island nation, which employs about one million people in its public…

India, Sri Lanka must collectively combat terrorism, violent extremism, cyber-attacks: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Tuesday participated in the 18th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting in Colombo, where he emphasized India’s commitment to intensify and expand cooperation in connectivity, energy and maritime. “Participated at the 18th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting in Colombo today. Thank FM Prof. G.L.…

Ireland vs Sri Lanka live streaming: T20 World Cup Round 1 match online, TV channel and start time

Former champions Sri Lanka can’t afford a slip-up as they will take on a confident Ireland in a tricky first round group match of the T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, with the winning side moving closer to a Super 12 spot. Both Sri Lanka and Ireland come into the match high on confidence after convincing…

T20 World Cup: Maheesh Theekshana has a lot more to offer, says Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka praised Maheesh Theekshana after the reigning champions beat Namibia by seven wickets in their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Group A encounter at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday. Sri Lanka cruised past the 97-run total with seven wickets and 39 balls to spare after a little stutter at…

SL vs IND, 2nd T20I: Shikhar Dhawan-led India aim to wrap up Covid-19 hit series against Sri Lanka

HIGHLIGHTS India won the first T20 international by 38 runs The 2nd T20I will be played on Wednesday India will eye to wrap the T20I series in 2nd T20I India might have to field a new-look batting line-up against Sri Lanka in the second T20 International match in Colombo with nine of their players are unavailable for…