New Delhi: Sri Lanka wants to take back all Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who are now in India, country's High Commissioner to India Austin Fernando said on Friday. "With around 5,000 of these refugees having already returned, we now want to take the rest of them back to their original places," Fernando said while delivering a speech on "Post 2015: Reconciliation Milestones in Sri Lanka", organised by the Foreign Correspondents' Club here. According to Fernando, who took charge as the new Sri Lankan High Commissioner in November last year, there are around 100,000 of these refugees who had come to India during the civil war in the Indian Ocean island nation that ended in 2009. He said that while some 20 to 30 per cent of these people would like to stay on in India, the rest would like to go back, adding that he would soon be going to south India to meet them. "We will tell them that we will look after them," the High Commissioner said. "They need a roof over their head, they should be … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka wants to take back all Tamil refugees from India
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Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been temporarily released from the national squad in order to work with spin consultant Mushtaq Ahmed at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore ahead of the side's second Test against Sri Lanka, beginning December 19 in Karachi. The 33-year-old was earlier left out of Pakistan's Playing XI for this week's opening Test against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi--which was the first-ever five day game in the country in over a decade. Shah, who is the fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets besides being Pakistan's seventh-highest wicket-taker in the longest format of the game, will now work with Mushtaq to improve his spin bowling before rejoining the squad in Karachi on December 16. After the second Test against Australia in Adelaide, Shah had admitted that it is a wish of every spinner to perform well in Australia, but he failed to use his variations well. “It's every spinner's wish to do well in Australia because that raises your image … [Read more...] about Yasir Shah to work with spin consultant Mushtaq Ahmed ahead of 2nd Sri Lanka Test
IMAGE: Rohit Sharma celebrates after completing his double century against Sri Lanka in Mohali, on December 13, 2017. Photograph: BCCI It was on this day in 2017 when India's batting sensation Rohit Sharma shred the Sri Lankan bowling attack to pieces as he smashed his third double hundred in One-Day Internationals. India vice-captain Rohit hit a magnificent 208 against Sri Lanka at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on December 13, 2017 in an innings many will remember for a long, long time.IMAGE: Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in the history of cricket to hit three double centuries in ODIs. Photograph: BCCI Rohit is the only batsman in the history of cricket to hit three double centuries in ODIs -- having hit two double tons against Sri Lanka and one against Australia. He hit a World record 264 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata on November 13, 2014 and had made 209 against Australia in Bengaluru on November 2, 2013. … [Read more...] about #OnThisDay: When Rohit pummeled Sri Lanka with a double!
As the Year 2019 nears conclusion, make sure you travel to amazing spots that offer hassle-free visa policies. As the Year 2019 is drawing to an end, it’s time to pull out your list of resolutions. If you’ve not been able to achieve much on that list, you can still achieve that travel goal. For those looking to set foot on foreign soil, the destinations proposed in the edition today are perfect for an impromptu plan. Pick a destination that has easy visa policies to fit a last-minute plan. Choose a unique experience and plan your holiday around it. Whisk your family off to Mauritius to unwind after the chaotic year. Begin your day with yoga by the pool, avail advanced PADI courses, scuba dive to spot myriad tropical fish, shipwrecks, whales and dolphins and enjoy an adrenaline rush through a session of Flying Trapeze, Aqua fitness or Pilates… Mauritius’s landscape is perfect to keep you productively busy. Fiji, in the South Pacific Ocean, is another … [Read more...] about This New Year, enjoy an impromptu vacation to places with visa-on-arrival policies
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