#Sri Lanka

.Colombo, Sri Lanka
The government also announced on Saturday that it would outlaw the burqa.(Photo credit: Envato)

  • Azath Salley was detained in connection with an investigation into the 2019 Easter Sunday suicide bombings
  • Salley last week angered the government by saying he would honour only Islamic sharia and not Sri Lankan laws
  • His arrest came days after Colombo used the controversial PTA

.Sri Lanka
Upul Tharanga last played for Sri Lanka in 2019. (Photo credit: Facebook/Upul Tharanga)

  • "I leave behind a road traveled with fond memories and great friendships," Upul Tharanga's retirement note read
  • He played 31 Tests for Sri Lanka in which he has scored three centuries and eight fifties
  • Tharanga also has the distinction of the fifth-best century-maker for Sri Lankan

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Pakistan PM Imran Khan (right) with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan will go on his maiden trip to Sri Lanka on Tuesday
  • Pakistan, in the past, didn't allow its airspace for the travel of PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind
  • Sri Lanka has cancelled Khan's scheduled speech in its Parliament to avoid confrontation with India

.Colombo, Sri Lanka
Imran Khan will arrive in Sri Lanka on February 22. (Photo Credit: Facebook/Imran Khan)

  • Imran Khan's address was scheduled for February 24
  • He will be the first head of state to visit Sri Lanka since the COVID-19 pandemic
  • It was expected that Khan would raise the Kashmir issue in Sri Lankan Parliament

.Agartala, Tripura, India
Tripura CM Biplab Deb at a BJP event said that Amit Shah is planning to set up BJP government in Nepal and Sri Lanka. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Amit Shah had spoken about 'overseas' expansion of BJP after the party wins all states in India: Biplab Deb
  • Deb shared a 2018 conversation with the then-BJP chief Amit Shah
  • Amit Shah has made BJP the "world's largest party," Deb said

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
India has constructed 50,000 houses for displaced Tamils in north eastern Sri Lanka.(Photo Credit: ANI)

  • PM Narendra Modi  said his govt has always taken care of the welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils
  •  He recalled the various welfare initiatives taken by the Centre in the housing and health sectors
  • The Sri Lankan Tamils issue has always had an emotional connect in Tamil Nadu

.Galle, Sri Lanka
English skipper Joe Root was the adjudged player of the match and series. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • England defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets, claiming the series 2-0
  • Dom Sibley remained unbeaten at 56 to take England past the 163 run target
  • Dominic Bess and Jack Leach shared eight wickets between them in Sri Lanka's second innings

.Galle, Sri Lanka
England's skipper Joe Root on Sunday hit his second successive century in the ongoing Test against Sri Lanka. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Skipper Joe Root scored 228 in England's opening win of the two-Test series against Sri Lanka
  • He has an average of close to 49 in 99 Tests
  • Root made his debut in 2012 against India in Nagpur

.London, UK
Kevin Pietersen scored 8,181 runs in Test cricket. (Photo credit: Instagram/@kp24)

  • The English openers struggled to tackle Lasith Embuldeniya's left-arm spin 
  • Pietersen himself struggled with spin in the 2010 Test series against Bangladesh
  • England were reduced to 98/2 by the stumps on Day 2

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Lasith Malinga is tge highest wicket taker in the IPL with 170 scalps against his name. (Photo credit: Instagram/@MIPaltan)

  • Lasith Malinga last made a T20 appearance in March 2020 against West Indies
  • Malinga has claimed 390 wickets in 295 matches he has played for different franchises
  • Malinga didn't participate in the 2020 IPL citing personal reasons