Not for the first time, the beat of the betting tom-tom has proved accurate.
Faraz Shauketaly shot by three men at his Colombo home
The United Nations failed miserably to protect hundreds of thousands of civilians caught up in the last months of Sri Lanka’s civil war, says an internal inquiry.
Judges and lawyers boycotted courts yesterday in protest against an assault on an outspoken judge.
West Indies 179-5 beat England 164-4 by 15 runs
Practice pays off for young left-armer as he takes three wickets in last over for Hampshire
On racecourses at least, tomorrow's sport is far more captivating than that on offer today, with top-level contests in France and Ireland. At Deauville, some of the best milers in Europe will be scrapping to settle who is best of the rest in the division behind Frankel. And at the Curragh, the stars of the future step out in two significant juvenile events, while one of the past makes an intriguing return to action.
England Test captain Andrew Strauss has expressed his frustration at having his players defend him following his lengthy run without a century and his team's poor form on the sub-continent.
View From The Middle: I know that things have not gone my way but I haven't lost any confidence
Sri Lanka 238-6 v England: England's strike bowler makes early inroads again before Sri Lanka captain hits another century – but late wickets put Test in balance
Mahela Jayawardene scored another stylish century as Sri Lanka and England scrapped for control of the second Test on day one in Colombo.
Starting a family usually means a move from the metropolis to a more spacious place in the country. But for one couple, relocating to the capital was the natural choice when they had their daughter.
Sri Lanka has a tropical climate which leads to hot and very humid conditions all year round. There is some variety across the island, with the central highlands experiencing a cooler and more temperate climate, while coastal areas are moderated by sea breezes. The country also experiences a dry season and two wet seasons, with the latter coming from monsoon rain that falls in opposite halves of the country.
Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals with our over-by-over coverage from Colombo.
England's World Cup roller-coaster ride continues but can Anderson stop wheels coming off again?