Sri Lanka's President Faces Tough Election
NEW DELHI—. Sri Lankan
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, seeking a third term in Thursday's elections, is facing an unexpected and powerful challenge from one of his former aides. When he called the election two years ahead of schedule, the island nation's ...
By making Delhi the destination for his first visit after assuming office, Sri Lankan
President Maithripala Sirisena has underlined his intention to build a close relationship with India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also confirmed his state visit ...
Pope Francis Sees Limits to Freedom of Speech
They make fun of them. What happens is what happens with my friend [who insults my mother]. There is a limit.” The pope made the comments during an in-flight news conference from Sri Lanka
to Manila, where he took up the second leg of a weeklong tour ...
Afghans Find Passion in the Cricket World Cup
“The ACB…is striving to ensure that young women and girls
are able to enjoy and participate in the game. This development .... Other teams in Afghanistan's group include 2011 finalist Sri Lanka
, England and co-hosts New Zealand and Australia ...
Too Little Support for Women's Soccer, FIFA
FIFA says more than 30 million women and girls
are playing soccer. Few seem to ... New Zealand had a resounding win over South Africa while Sri Lanka
was beaten by Zimbabwe in two surprising results from Wednesday's pre-World Cup warm-up matches.
Narendra Modi may visit Sri Lanka in March
Speaking to journalists after his first visit in his new capacity, Sri Lanka's
new foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera said, "The new government wanted to demonstrate importance of restoring friendly ties with our neighbour." Samaraweera said external ...