Updates from the first Twenty20 International between India and Sri Lanka happening at Baramati Stadium, Cuttack.
The Men in Blue would be also hoping to use this to prepare and take corrective measures ahead of their important tour of South Africa.
While Bangladesh levys import duty of USD 150 per tonne on sugar, Sri Lanka imposes USD 100. The two neighbours import about 25-30 lakh tonnes of sweetener annually, ISMA said.
The series could be the perfect opportunity for Rohit Sharma to exhibit his captaincy skills.
The IMF approved the USD 1.5 billion loan in June 2016 following a balance of payments crisis in Sri Lanka.
This Indian side is earning a reputation of being a ruthless machine and will be pushing to take an unassailable lead in Nagpur.
Wickremesinghe arrived here today from Bengaluru which was his first destination. He was received at the airport here by Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today offered prayers at the famous Kollur Mookambika Temple in the neighbouring Udupi district.
While Sri Lanka would be hoping to give their best and upset India, the hosts would be raring for a repeat of the white wash in the island nation a few months ago.
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the government will phase out its fleet of diesel and petrol vehicles including buses over the next eight years, switching to electric or hybrid models.
The Indian Oil Corporation's Sri Lanka operation received flak for the fuel shortage in the island nation with motorists lining up in long queues at petrol stations.
Sri Lanka's civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been looking for alternative investors in the Hambantota area, where China has built a seaport and is in discussions to build an investment zone and a refinery.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Sri Lankan counterpart Tilak Marapana today held wide-ranging talks exploring ways to further deepen bilateral engagement between the two countries.
"The Sri Lankan Government issued a Letter of Intent to the Government of India" to build the LNG import facility that would supply regassified gas to power plants and transport sector, Petronet LNG said in a statement.
Swaraj, who is here to attend the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference, met Foreign Minister Marapana on the sidelines of the two-day meeting.
The 1996 World champions needed two wins in the five- match series to secure a place in the ICC's pinnacle 50-over event, which will take place from May 30 to July 15 in the United Kingdom.
None of the three matches lasted five days, with the final one being the shortest, lasting just two and a half days. With Sri Lanka resuming the day at 19 for one after following-on and facing a 352-run deficit, the final outcome was a foregone conclusion.
With the series done and dusted already, India will fancy its chances at a clean sweep before heading into the shorter formats.
A balanced India will take on a struggling Sri Lankan side in what could be a series-clinching match in Colombo on Thursday.
The tour comprises of three Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIS) and one Twenty20 International (T20I).
The port, close to the world's busiest shipping lanes, has been mired in controversy ever since state-run China Merchants Port Holdings , which built it for USD 1.5 billion, signed an agreement taking an 80 percent stake.
Navy divers and three patrol boats from the Eastern Naval Command were involved in the operation.
In 2016, the state hosted 76,361 foreign tourists, most of them from Sri Lanka, Japan, some European and South Asian nations.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has assured Sri Lankan's Buddhist monks that the government will not change the foremost place accorded to Buddhism in the proposed new Constitution amid concerns that it is being done to appease the Tamil minority
The TVS King will be priced at 6,91,850 Lankan Rupee and will be retailed across Abans Auto's over 200 showrooms and appointed dealers in strategic locations in Sri Lanka, the company said in a statement.