Free Press Journal
  • Women’s Asia Cup: India face Pakistan with eyes on final

    Kuala Lumpur : Comfortably placed atop the points table, arch-rivals India and Pakistan will lock horns in a virtual semi-final clash of the women’s Asia Cup at the Kinrara Academy Oval here on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka plans tougher laws against match fixing in cricket

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will enact tougher laws and create a special police unit to deal with match-fixing following a TV documentary exposing global corruption in cricket, the sports minister said Thursday. Faiszer Musthapha said existing laws were inadequate to deal with match-fixing and other forms of cheating exposed in the Al Jazeera documentary.

  • Arjun Tendulkar breaks into India U-19 team for SL

    New Delhi : The Indian team list will once again have the famous Tendulkar surname back as legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun was included in U-19 side for the two four-day games against Sri Lanka. Standing at 6ft 1inch, the 18 year old Arjun is a left arm fast bowler and a handy lower middle order batsman.

  • FPJ’s Dream XI For West Indies Vs Sri Lanka First Test

    West Indies and Sri Lanka will contest a Test series in the Caribbean Island for the first time in 10 years and only 4th time in 36 years. The two teams will lock horns against each other at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. Sri Lanka last tour of West Indies was 10 years ago under captain Mahela Jayawardene. While Lankans arrive on this trip in terrific form, in which their only

  • Zimbabwe players likely to boycott T20I tri-series

    Harare : Zimbabwe players have threatened to boycott the upcoming T20I tri-series against Pakistan and Australia from July, 1 if their outstanding salaries and match fees were not cleared by June 25.

  • Proteas’ Rabada hopes to get fit for SL series

    Johannesburg : South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has expressed hope that he would be fit in time for his side’s upcoming tour to Sri Lanka.

  • 23 killed, 75000 evacuated after heavy rain lash Sri Lanka

    Colombo: The toll from Sri Lanka’s monsoon rains has reached 23, while 75,000 people have been evacuated and relocated to safer shelters, the country’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Monday.

  • Bangladesh retain coach Walsh for Afghan series

    Dhaka : Bangladesh have retained interim coach Courtney Walsh to oversee the national side in next month’s Twenty20 international series against Afghanistan, the cricket board said on Sunday.

  • Anti-sterlite protests in Tuticorin

    Anti Sterlite Protest: People in North Sri Lanka protest over firing in Tuticorin

    Colombo: A group of people in Sri Lanka’s north district today protested against the police firing on the protesters in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu that killed at least 13 people.On Tuesday, police opened fire on the protesters agitating against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin, killing 13 protesters, including two women.

  • Adverse weather kills 9 in Sri Lanka

    Colombo : According to the National Disaster Management Center (DMC), nine people have been killed and, 23 are missing due to floods and landslides caused due to heavy rains in Sri Lanka.


    5 killed as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka

    Colombo: At least five people have been killed and seven are missing as heavy rains and strong winds caused havoc in Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Monday. The deaths were reported from the eastern district of Trincomalee and in the lower central hills of Badulla, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Torrential rains hit Sri Lanka, affects life

    Three people were killed. A woman died in the Badalkumbura area in Moneragala as a tree fell on her and two people were struck by lightning.

  • Aaron hopeful of national call-up

    Mumbai : Out-of-favour seamer Varun Aaron is confident of a national call-up, saying he is bowling at his best for Leicestershire in the English County circuit.

  • China to use Taiwan as base to isolate India: US lawmaker

    Washington : China will turn Taiwan into a major nuclear and conventional military base, a move which will allow it to project power into the Indian Ocean and consolidate more control over the disputed South China Sea to “isolate” both India and Japan,  a US lawmaker has warned.

  • England overtake India to take top ODI spot

    Dubai : England have overtaken India to seize the top spot in the ICC ODI team rankings following the annual update. England’s rise up the table is largely because of a forgettable 2014-15 season which saw them winning only seven out of 25 ODIs against other Full Members.

  • Over 500,000 people still affected by drought in Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Over 500,000 people still remain affected by the drought in 10 districts of Sri Lanka, according to a report released by the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre (DMC) on Thursday.

  • Don’t need to use my back as my arms can do the job: Dhoni

    Mohali : Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s powerful forearms won many a matches for India and no wonder the former India captain has confidence to clear the boundary even when he is suffering from excruciating back pain.

  • Six Sri Lankan ministers quit Sirisena-led unity govt

     Colombo : Six ministers of President Maithripala Sirisena-led unity government in Sri Lanka resigned on Thursday, days after they voted against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the no trust motion moved by the Joint Opposition.

  • Paddlers have it easy

    Indian paddlers started their campaign with comprehensive wins in all their group matches in the team event of the Commonwealth Games.