China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, Final

Big picture It is a tournament Pakistan love but a tournament that hasn’t always loved them back. Pakistan’s lack of success over this competition’s four-decade history has been baffling, given, if history is a guide, there are only three possible destinations for this trophy. For the first half of the tournament’s existence, India and Sri … Read more

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, Highlights: Pathum Nissanka Stars As Sri Lanka Defeat Pakistan By 5 Wickets

PAK vs SL, Asia Cup, Super Four, Match 6: Pathum Nissanka© AFP Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Live Updates: Pathum Nissanka’s unbeaten knock of 55 runs helped Sri Lanka defeat Pakistan by 5 wickets in the last Super 4 Asia Cup match on Friday, at the Dubai International Stadium. Apart from him, Bhanuka Rajapaksa … Read more

India vs Sri Lanka Highlights: Sri Lanka Beat India By 6 Wickets, Rohit Sharma-Led Team India On Brink Of Ouster

India v Sri Lanka Highlights: Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 25 not out off 17 balls.© AFP India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, Highlights: Sri Lanka defeated India by 6 wickets in the Super 4 match. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Dasun Shanaka kept Sri Lanka ahead in the hunt towards the end to take them through. Earlier, … Read more

India vs Sri Lanka LIVE Cricket Score Updates: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis Tear Into Arshdeep Singh, Sri Lanka Off To A Flyer

India v Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka are chasing a 174-run target vs India© AFP India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, LIVE Updates: Pathum Nissanka has started Sri Lanka’s 174-run chase on a high with some attacking brand of cricket against India. Kusal Mendis is his partner at the other end. Earlier, … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, 9th Match, Super Four

Big picture One bad result is all it takes to leave a team staring at possible elimination from the Asia Cup. Pakistan faced – and overcame – that challenge after losing to India in the group stages. And now it’s India who are in a precarious position after losing to Pakistan in the Super 4 … Read more

Gotabaya Rajapaksa returns: Why has Sri Lanka’s deposed leader come back now?

CNN — After more than 50 days, he’s back. Runaway former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa returned to Colombo early on Saturday, Sri Lankan airport and security officials confirmed. The move threatens to reignite tensions in the crisis-hit country. Rajapaksa, who once ruled Sri Lanka with an iron fist, has kept a low profile since … Read more

Sri Lanka presidency a close contest after frontrunner pulls out | Election News

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Three candidates are in the race to be the next Sri Lankan president after former leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country and resigned last week over the island’s worst-ever economic crisis. Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe will face the opposition-backed candidate Dullas Alahapperuma and Marxist party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake in the … Read more

Sri Lanka ‘can’t get out of crisis without China,’ the professor says

Sri Lanka won’t be able to resolve its debt restructuring problems without help from China as the country teeters on the brink of economic collapse, according to analysts. Sri Lanka has defaulted on its debt, plunging the island nation into its worst financial crisis since independence in 1948. In addition to fuel shortage, the country … Read more

Sri Lanka ‘can’t get out of crisis without China,’ the professor says

Sri Lanka won’t be able to resolve its debt restructuring problems without help from China as the country teeters on the brink of economic collapse, according to analysts. Sri Lanka has defaulted on its debt, plunging the island nation into its worst financial crisis since independence in 1948. In addition to fuel shortage, the country … Read more