Sri Lanka’s president has accused newly reappointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of corrupt leadership in a scathing speech.
Sri Lanka’s disputed prime minister resigned on Saturday, saying he wanted to end a long political impasse over his appointment and allow the president to form a new government.
England leave Sri Lanka with a 3-0 Test series whitewash in the bank, to go with wins in the ODI and T20 formats.
Joe Root believes England’s triumphant Test tour of Sri Lanka proves they are no “one-trick pony” and is ready to embrace rising expectations around his side.
Jack Leach ensured England kept their nerve in Colombo to turn their series win over Sri Lanka into a true collector’s item – a 3-0 whitewash on foreign soil.
England managed just one wicket on the fourth morning as Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis stalled the tourists’ push for a series whitewash in Colombo.
Jos Buttler admitted feeling “an element of disbelief” as Sri Lanka spinner Lakshan Sandakan twice reprieved Ben Stokes by over-stepping, helping England move one step closer to a 3-0 whitewash in Colombo.
England were on the brink of a memorable overseas whitewash in Sri Lanka, ending day three of the third and final Test in complete control in Colombo.
Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes rode their luck during a vital partnership as England stretched their lead to 306 on the third afternoon of the final Test against Sri Lanka.
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler rode their luck as England battled back from four cheap wickets to build a 206-run lead at lunch on day three of the final Test against Sri Lanka.
Adil Rashid toasted his game-changing double act with Ben Stokes as England moved a step closer to whitewashing Sri Lanka on their own turf.
Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes combined in compelling fashion as England grappled the initiative from Sri Lanka on day two of the second Test, setting up the prospect of a series whitewash in Colombo.
England captain Joe Root dropped both Dimuth Karunaratne and Dhananjaya De Silva on day two of the final Test in Colombo, allowing the Sri Lankan duo to put on the biggest stand of the series.
Keaton Jennings produced another eye-catching contribution at short-leg to give England their only wicket on the second morning of the final Test against Sri Lanka.
Jonny Bairstow disclosed the difficulties which preceded his comeback century against Sri Lanka, revealing hours of rehabilitation, bad news from home and criticism all fed his emotional celebrations.
Jonny Bairstow laid emphatic claim to England’s problem position at number three, scoring a wonderful century on an emotionally-charged return to the Test side.
Jonny Bairstow eased into life as England’s latest number three, posting an unbeaten 81 at tea on day one of the final Test against Sri Lanka.
England lost both openers cheaply on the first morning of the final Test against Sri Lanka before Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root hit their stride to reach 102 for two at lunch.
Plans have been submitted to erect a statue of a north-east tea pioneer.
An elephant stranded nine miles out to sea has been rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy.