As India take on Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match T20I series in Dambulla Thursday, in many ways both the teams would be looking to accomplish very similar goals from the series.
Jaishankar is here to hold bilateral talks with the country's top leadership and attend the seven-nation BIMSTEC summit
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday visited Lanka IOC, the local subsidiary of India's oil major Indian Oil Corporation here and took stock of the island nation's fuel supply situation.
Jaishankar's visit is taking place at a time when the public outrage over the Lankan government's inefficiency in handling the crisis has come out in the open.
The heat and long wait took a toll on a senior citizen, who fainted while waiting for his turn.
Rohit hopes Samson can utilise his talent starting with this series as he's in consideration for the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The change in itinerary was reportedly at the visitors' request to simplify their transfer from their current short-format series in Australia, which ends on Sunday.
n January, India announced a USD 900 million loan to Sri Lanka to build up its depleted foreign reserves and for food imports, amid a shortage of almost all essential commodities in the country.
Probe on after former Australia teen cricketer accuses team official of raping him during a tour of India and Sri Lanka
Jamie Mitchell believes that he was raped by a team official on a tour of India and Sri Lanka when he was 18.
Shringla is on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka, that began on Saturday, to review the bilateral ties between India and the island nation.
The ministry said an all arms contingent of 120 personnel of the Indian Army will participate in the exercise along with a battalion-strength contingent of the Sri Lankan Army.
The oxygen tankers will be loaded into Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Shakthi, which will arrive in the evening.
The series initially comprised three ODIs as per the FTP (Future Tours Programme) but the Indian cricket board (BCCI) agreed to play three T20Is on a request from its Sri Lankan counterpart.