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Sri Lankan People

Corrections & clarifications

An article on B2 published on Saturday August 13, 'Colombo Deal For Port Operator', said the president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, attended a signing ceremony in Shenzhen last week related to port operator China Merchants Holdings (International) investing in a conta

Wednesday, 17 August, 2011, 12:00am

Coach Burke set to pick up his bat again

Hong Kong head coach Charlie Burke will come out of 'retirement' to play for Kowloon Cricket Club in a Twenty20 Asian club tournament in Singapore next month.

'I have been persuaded to play again by KCC so I will be coming out of retirement,' said Burke with a laugh, who will take part in the Singapore Cricket Club Twenty20 from August 19 to 21.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Presidential flavour to Lankan side leaves HK feeling secure

You know the Sri Lanka team are minutes away from the Ceylonese Rugby Football Club in the verdant neigbourhood of Longden Place when a squad of plain-clothed navy security personnel arrives to do a sweep of the ground, the venue for today's HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five encounter against Hong Kong.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Gallagher helps broker peace deal

Former Hong Kong No8 turned international peacemaker Jarrad Gallagher returned from Sri Lanka this week a relieved man.

The island nation may be at peace after three decades of fighting between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government, but those warring habits continue in the rugby community.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

HK have no room for error in early rounds to avoid favourites Sri Lanka in Twenty20

Hong Kong will have to hit the ground running and defeat Nepal first-up today if they are to avoid meeting gold medal favourites Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals of the men's Twenty20 cricket competition.

The team, led by Najeeb Amar, are pooled with Nepal and the Maldives in the preliminary round.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Sayer faces almighty opponent to keep HK in Davis Cup

Martin Sayer will have to thwart 'God' who stands ominously in the way of Hong Kong retaining their place next year in Group II in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone.

Sayer (pictured) kept Hong Kong in the hunt as he won the second singles to level scores at 1-1 on the opening day of the relegation tie against Sri Lanka.

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

US-based Sri Lankans a threat to HK

Sri Lanka are set to field two US-based players in the forthcoming Davis Cup Asia/Oceania zone group two relegation tie against Hong Kong in Colombo - much to the dismay of non-playing captain Derek Ling Hay-ming.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

Stability, not turmoil, is what Sri Lanka needs

Sri Lankans had hoped that the presidential election last month would set their troubled nation on a path towards stability. After a quarter of a century of civil war, they had a right to such a wish; with the conflict over, choosing a leader to steer the nation in a peaceful direction made good sense. President Mahinda Rajapaksa's overwhelming re-election should have set the tone.

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 Who was held responsible for the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi?

a. the Sri Lankan army

b. Sinhalese extremists

c. Velupillai Prabhakaran

d. Mahinda Rajapaksa

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Hometown mates to light up the Sixes

Master blaster Sanath Jayasuriya will come up against hometown mate Indika de Saram, who will lead a strong Sri Lanka outfit at the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes on November 8-9 at the Kowloon Cricket Club.

28 Oct 2008 - 12:00am