Aravinda de Silva was questioned for over 6 hours in World Cup 2011 final fixing claims probe (Reuters Photo)

Aravinda de Silva questioned for over 6 hours in World Cup 2011 final fixing allegation probe

Colombo, July 1 (PTI) - The Sri Lankan police on Tuesday said it has questioned former national selection committee chairman Aravinda de Silva over ex-Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage's allegation that the national cricket team's loss to India in the 2011 World Cup final was fixed by "certain parties". Aluthgamage has alleged that his country "sold" the game to India, a...

India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in 2011 World Cup final (Reuters Image)

Sri Lanka orders criminal probe into allegations that 2011 Cricket World Cup was ‘sold’ to India

June 30 (AFP) - Sri Lanka has ordered a criminal probe into allegations the 2011 cricket World Cup final was "sold" to India, officials said Monday. "A criminal investigation has begun," K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry, told AFP. "It is handled by the (police) independent Special Investigation Unit on sports-related offences." Former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage claimed...

Sri Lankan Elephant Shanthi ‘the most studied elephant in the world’, euthanized at US Zoo

Sri Lankan Elephant Shanthi ‘the most studied elephant in the world’, euthanized at US Zoo

Colombo, June 29 - The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in the United States announced the death of a female Sri Lankan elephant ‘Shanthi’. “After decades of managing and treating Shanthi’s osteoarthritis, animal care staff recently noted that her physical condition had irreversibly declined. They elected to humanely euthanize her June 26. Shanthi was estimated to be around...

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