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Variety is the spice of life in sensational Sri Lanka: Why Lonely Planet was right when it said the country is the best place to visit in 2019

If you're reading this while enjoying a cup of tea, then perhaps you should raise your mug to a pioneering young Scot, James Taylor. Just 16 when he left Scotland's shores, he introduced tea planting to Sri Lanka, opening the country's first factory in 1872 – and by the mid-90s Sri Lanka was the wor

DAILY MAIL

Why peppercorns are being smuggled by the ton from Vietnam to Sri Lanka

The dried, wrinkly black fruit of the pepper plant was once so valuable that peppercorns were used as a kind of currency. These days, the spice remains sought after despite its relative expense, featuring in virtually every meal on dining tables the world over. Demand for peppercorns is high, and ri

QUARTZ

Sri Lanka beat South Africa: Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis lead tourists to series victory

Second Test, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (day three of five) South Africa 222 (De Kock 86, Markram 60, Fernando 3-62) & 128 (Du Plessis 50 not out, Lakmal 4-39) Sri Lanka 154 (Dickwella 42, Rabada 4-38) & 197-2 (Mendis 84 not out, Fernando 75 not out)

BBC

Fernando, Mendis guide Sri Lanka to historic series win in South Africa

Sri Lanka became the first team from Asia to win a Test series in South Africa as they chased down 197 to win the second Test in Port Elizabeth. "We were pretty poor with the bat right throughout the series", he said.

CLICKLANCASHIRE.COM

Best things to see and do on a cruise holiday to India and Sri Lanka

Truth to be told, I was a little scared of going to India. I desperately wanted to see its wonders – the Taj Mahal, Agra's Red Fort, the Golden Temple. But as for the country that created them, I was rather wary.

MIRROR

'I was like a prisoner': Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong recall beatings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father.

REUTERS

Someone has hidden or misplaced the Sri Lanka Test team that subsides to predictable defeats. If anyone tracks it down, they should probably alert the authorities. Its parents will no doubt be very worried

Someone who we know really quite well has an annoying habit of choosing a film to watch before wandering off to bed after about 40 minutes of it. “I’ve got the gist,” she says – even though she obviously hasn’t.

KINGCRICKET.CO.UK

Sri Lanka clinches historic 2-0 series win in South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Given no chance at the start, a patched-up and out-of-form Sri Lanka team stunned everyone to clinch its first series win in South Africa on Saturday — and the first for any team other than England and Australia.

AP

Sri Lanka in manhunt for ex-admiral linked to extortion killings

Sri Lankan police on Saturday hunted a former navy chief linked to the kidnap and murder of 11 people in an extortion case that has attracted international condemnation. Wasantha Karannagoda, 66, was added to a list of 14 men accused of abducting children from wealthy families in 2008-2009 and later

24MATINS.UK

Hard work pays off for Karunaratne's Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne lauded his side's work ethic and ability to enjoy the occasion after Sri Lanka became the first Asian nation to win a Test series in South Africa. The tourists wrapped up an eight-wicket victory on day three of the second Test to seal a 2-0 series whitewash.

CNBC

In an age of endless cricket Sri Lanka just gave us a special moment

Last Saturday in Christchurch, Martin Guptill thrashed a century for New Zealand in a one-day game against Bangladesh; in Dubai, Shahid Afridi finished off Multan Sultans’ Twenty20 match against Islamabad United with back-to-back sixes; and in Chittagong a young kid called Jamie Smith made a run-a-b

THE GUARDIAN

How a Surf Trip Taught Me to Live Simply Again

One day I’m sitting in an airport lounge in Los Angeles, sipping on a sugary coffee drink while listening to a middle-aged woman nearby complain about her yoga instructor and car payment. Thirty hours later, I’m 9,000 miles away, sitting in a low budget hostel in the southern province of Sri Lanka.

THE INERTIA

Sri Lanka on top in second Test after bowling South Africa out for 222 despite Aiden Markram and Quinton De Kock fifties in Port Elizabeth

South Africa were grateful for half-centuries from Aiden Markram and Quinton De Kock as they were all out for 222 on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth.

DAILY MAIL

Sri Lanka economic growth slowest in 17 years - central bank

A political crisis in Sri Lanka last year led to the slowest economic expansion in 17 years, the central bank said Friday. Growth for 2018 was cut from a forecast above 5.0 percent to about 3.0 percent because of damage to the economy from a conflict between the president and prime minister, Central

DAILY MAIL

Sri Lanka central bank cuts banks' liquidity ratio to spur loan growth

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank unexpectedly slashed banks' statutory reserve ratio on Friday to spur credit growth as policymakers struggle to boost the island's faltering economy after a political crisis.

CNBC

Sri Lanka fall in flurry of wickets in South Africa

Sri Lanka collapsed in a flurry of strokes on the second day of the second Test against South Africa on Friday as Kagiso Rabada plundered their batting order. Rabada took four for 38 as the visitors were bowled out for 154 to give South Africa a first innings lead of 68 runs.

24MATINS.UK

South Africa leads by 78 after Sri Lanka out for 154

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) - Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada led South Africa's recovery with 4-38 as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 154 early on the second day of the second test on Friday.

DAILY MAIL

Finding Truth and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Is Sri Lanka on the path to establishing its own Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)? The answer, at least if Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to be believed, is ‘yes.’ Speaking at a recent meeting in Kilinochchi, the wartime capital of territory ruled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil E

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Travelers Need Permission To Gain Entry To These Countries

Remember when you were growing up and you needed permission to do any and everything? If you wanted to go to a friend’s house, you know you needed to ask your parents. If you wanted to go on a field trip, permission slips had to be signed. Everything had to be supervised and accounted for, and most

TRAVELNOIRE.COM

Cricket - Sri Lanka shine with the ball before South Africa fight back

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) - Sri Lanka seamers Kasun Rajitha and Vishwa Fernando took three wickets each to bowl out South Africa for 222 on the first day of the second and final test on Thursday, but the hosts struck back late in the day with the ball.

REUTERS UK