Free Press Journal
  • Chinese warships entered Indian Ocean amid Maldives crisis: Report 

    Beijing : Amid the raging political crisis in Maldives, five Chinese naval ships sailed into the eastern Indian Ocean to join six other vessels, a Chinese news portal reported  on Tuesday, days after the former Maldivian president  Muhamad Nasheed appealed to India to intervene militarily to resolve the political crisis in the island nation.

  • Bigg Boss 11 runner-up Hina Khan celebrate Valentine’s day and Boyfriend Rocky’s birthday in Sri Lanka, see pics

    ‘Bigg Boss 11’ runner-up Hina Khan‘s popularity has no bound, especially after her stint in the Bigg Boss house. It was in the Bigg Boss that Hina Khan made her relationship with Rocky Jaiswal official. Meanwhile, February 14 was a double celebration for Hina and Rocky. The love-birds not only celebrated Valentines’ Day but also Rocky’s birthday.

  • Simon Willis resigns as Sri Lanka’s high-performance manager

    Colombo: Simon Willis has stepped down from the post of Sri Lanka Cricket’s high-performance manager, less than two years into a three-year contract. It is learnt that Willis has decided to hand his resignation due to personal reasons and, now he would serve a six-month notice period.

  • Sri Lanka coalition suffers humiliation at local polls

    Colombo : Sri Lanka’s ruling alliance was humiliated in local elections seen as a test of its leadership and the party of ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse was on track for a shock landslide victory, early results showed on Sunday.

  • Spinners earn Sri Lanka Test series win over B’desh

    Dhaka : Sri Lankan spinners masterminded a fantastic 215-run win over Bangladesh on the third day of the second and final cricket Test to seal a 1-0 away series win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka goes to polls in crucial vote

     Colombo : Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition faces its first polls test on Saturday with over 15 million eligible voters participating in the election to appoint 340 of the island’s 341 local councils, according to officials. There are 24 municipal councils, 41 urban councils and 275 pradeshiya sabhas, the legislative bodies that preside over the third-tier municipalities in the country, Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said, adding that 8375 councillors would

  • SL pacer Lasith Malinga mulls retirement, says mentally done with cricket

    St Moritz: Sri Lanka speedster Lasith Malinga has hinted at possible retirement, saying that he is mentally done with international cricket now that his eventful IPL career is over. Malinga was yesterday appointed as bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians. The Sri Lankan has been the core of Mumbai Indians winning combination in the last decade. He has donned the prestigious Mumbai Indians jersey in 110 matches of the 157games the franchise has

  • CABI hopeful of getting BCCI recognition

    Bengaluru : Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) president G Mahantesh sounded optimistic about getting recognition from the BCCI. “BCCI recognition looks like happening. We heard in media about BCCI wanting to remove blind players’ hardships in a week’s time,” he told reporters here.

  • Spin-heavy Bangladesh to face upbeat Lanka in 1st Test

    Chittagong : Bangladesh are depending on their spin force led by veteran Abdur Razzaq to deliver the opening punch against Sri Lanka in the first of two Tests starting Wednesday. Razzaq, 35, was the third spinner added to the squad for the match in Chittagong after skipper and star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out with a finger injury. Uncapped left-arm orthodox spinner Sunzumul Islam and leg-spinner Tanbir Hayder are also

  • Krystle is not a great cook in real life

    Krystle D’Souza took a bribe of Rs 500 from her mother to enter the kitchen for the first time and try her hand at cooking. The actress, who is seen in the show “Belan Waali Bahu”, couldn’t make round ‘chapatis’.

  • Could have come 10 days earlier to SA: Shastri

    Johannesburg : Their weaknesses thoroughly exposed in unfamiliar conditions, India coach Ravi Shastri on Monday said Virat Kohli and Co. should have landed in South Africa earlier to acclimatise and called for more preparatory time ahead of future overseas tours.

  • Bedi, Wadekar blame it on lack of preparation

    New Delhi : Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi is not at all surprised with the current team’s surrender in South Africa as he feels Virat Kohli’s men went into the series without serious preparation and “wasted time” playing against Sri Lanka.

  • Afghanistan, NZ, Proteas qualify for Super League

    Pacer Aditya Thakare has been called in as cover for an injured Ishan Porel in the Indian under-19 cricket team, which is currently competing in the ICC World Cup. “India U19 medium-pacer Ishan Porel suffered a bruised heel in his left foot during India’s first group game of the ICC U19 World Cup against Australia,” the BCCI said in a statement.  “He has a soft tissue injury and Medical Team is monitoring

  • Sri Lanka lifts ban on alcohol sales to women

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has lifted a ban on selling alcohol to women and prohibiting women from working in places where alcohol is manufactured or sold, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Mass Media and Finance said on Thursday.

  • Picked Rohit over Rahane on current form, says Kohli

    Cape Town : India captain Virat Kohli has defended the selection of Rohit Sharma in the opening cricket Test, saying he was picked ahead of Ajinkya Rahane on current form.

  • Karthik stars in TN’s seven-wicket win over Andhra

    Visakhapatnam : Tamil Nadu opened its campaign in the South Zone Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament 2017-’18, with an easy seven-wicket win over Andhra Pradesh at Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here.