New Zealand, who won the first match by 45 runs, take an unbeatable 2-0 lead before the final game of the series next week.
Scores of people were buried at northern Mannar city, officials say, where Tamil guerrillas fought security forces during the end of the country's civil war in 2009.
Sri Lanka’s prime minister, who once survived a suicide attack and rose in the ranks when his colleagues were assassinated, now faces a bitter power struggle.
Ousted in October, Ranil Wickremesinghe returns as the island country's PM a day after disputed premier Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned, ending a 51-day political crisis in the country.
Strongman leader steps down as Supreme Court bans his purported government from exercising powers of office. President Maithripala Sirisena will have to appoint a replacement to avert a possible government shutdown on January 1.
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court unanimously ruled as unconstitutional President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections.
The island has been in crisis since President Maithripala Sirisena replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Rajapaksa in October, and then issued an order dissolving parliament and called for a general election.
The move comes a day after lawmakers voted to cut off government money to the office of disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will no longer be able to use government money for his day-to-day expenses. A similar motion to cut down the expenditure of all other ministers is planned.
The victory gives England an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match test series being played in Sri Lanka.
Chaos continues a day after a fierce brawl between rival legislators paralysed work in the island country's parliament, part of wider constitutional crisis. Meanwhile, president rejects Rajapaksa no-confidence vote, again.
The past few weeks have thrown the Indian Ocean nation into political chaos as rival parties jockey for power. The constitutional crisis has put a spotlight on multiple political issues that have been simmering for a while.
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