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Having been involved in the Administration of the game at a First-Class Club level for the past few years, I thought it would be a good thing to enumerate some issues and suggest solutions to them, with a view to taking Sri Lanka’s Cricket – and more importantly – the cricketers themselves, to perform at the highest level.
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
The excellent success of Sri Lanka’s most exclusive family gathering reiterated the fact that Mercedes-Benz still is the most aspired, valuable and the most loved automobile brand in Sri Lanka. The 25th Mercedes-Benz Pageant was held on Saturday May 2 at the BMICH from 7.30am to 12noon. A total of 560 Mercedes-Benz vehicles gathered under one roof.
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Nimal Wettimuny emerged the winner of the A division in the May Monthly Medal golf tournament held at the Ridgeways course on Saturday 9th May and sponsored by Nawaloka Petroleum (Pvt) Ltd and New Ashford International under Nawaloka Holdings.
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club created history once again by establishing two world records and a Sri Lanka domestic record in the just-concluded Sri Lanka Premier League Season.The team recorded the highest ever First-Class total in a day in world cricket history by scoring 530 runs for the loss of six wickets in its match against the...
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Singer Sri Lanka led by Sujith Sirimanne regained the MCA Over 40 “Sixes” cricket title with a convincing win over John Keells Group in the final, at the MCA grounds on Sunday.Ten teams took part in the tournament which was sponsored by Ceylon Cold Stores PLC., contested for the “Elephant House Lemonade” Trophy.The defending champions, HNB lost to John Keells…
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Authenticity of Cricket Coaching Certificates:  - In recent times it has been observed that many forged cricket coaching certificates are in circulation in Sri Lanka. While cricket is the most popular sport in the country this has resulted in many job opportunities opening up for cricket coaches who take to coaching seriously and have made this their careers.
Full Article Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00
Angelo Mathews has been given an extended run as Sri Lanka Test and ODI captain till the tour of England next year by the national selection committee.Mathews took over the captaincy from Mahela Jayawardene in 2013 and has had a successful run not only as captain but also as a player.
Full Article Friday, 15 May 2015 09:53
Former Sri Lanka 400 metres Asian Games and Commonwealth Games medallist Sugath Tillakaratne was elected the new president of the Athletic Association of Sri Lanka at the AGM held on Thursday.Tillakaratne obtained 83 votes.SP Rupasinghe with 56 votes was elected secretary.
Full Article Friday, 15 May 2015 09:49
Sri Lanka, in contrast, would create daylight between itself and India at the bottom end of the table if it wins the series. A series whitewash would see it move into third position on the league table, while a 2-1 victory for the hosts would see it climb two places to join England on seven points.
Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:10
Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Champaka Ramanayake has been appointed fast bowling coach of the Sri Lanka cricket team. The appointment takes effect from June 1. He replaces another former Sri Lanka fast bowler Chaminda Vaas whose two-year contract with Sri Lanka Cricket ended at the end of April.
Full Article Tuesday, 12 May 2015 12:53
The first leg of the 71st Bradby Shield rugby match between Trinity College and Royal College will be played on Saturday (May 9) at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium at Pallekelle in what is expected to be a close contest although the host team is not the hottest of favourites.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00

The recent meeting between Sri Lanka and the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai has helped to clear the air and ensure that cricket in this country is not under any threat of suspension or financial disaster. Navin Dissanayake whilst visiting the Arabian Travel Mart in Dubai as the Minister of Tourism and Sports took the...

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
The senior citizens of the Mercantile Cricket Association (MCA) will get their flannels pressed, boots dusted and their fitness levels into peak condition to take part in the MCA Annual over-40 Cricket “Sixes” 2015 coming up on May 10 at the MCA and DS Senanayake College grounds, commencing at 8.30 am.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne staged a fight back as Sri Lanka A reached 214 for five wickets at tea in reply to Pakistan A team’s first innings total of 401 on the third day of their four day unofficial Test match being played at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Sri Lanka most promising squash player Ravindu Laksiri took the men’s plate title when he beat Ahmed al-Saraj from Jordan in the final at the 18th Asian Individual Squash Championship held in Kuwait last week.The final lasted 40 gruelling minutes against Asia’s junior number two As-Saraj who used all his experience and...
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Bangladesh has an uphill task of scoring 550 runs to win the second test against Pakistan on the fourth day played in Dhaka yesterday. Pakistan batted a second time and scored 195 runs for six declared with Misbah-ul-Haq scoring 82 runs off 72 balls and included three sixes and seven fours.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
It is high time the government acts fast and take stock of what is happening in the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union. The debacles at the SLRFU have been appalling in the recent past where among other matters CH and FC was forced to give up playing rugby after 150 years for want of a ground while two other teams…
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Devapathiraja College Rathgama recorded two wins in the first round at the inaugural under-17 Inter-schools Girl’s Cricket tournament recently.Devapathiraja Rathgama beat C.W.W. Kannangara, MMV Matugama and Ananda Shashthralaya Matugama comprehensively.
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
The Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee headed by former Test cricketer Sidath Wettim   uny in order to address the national team’s faltering fielding standards at international level has held successful talks with former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes.The Nation learns that the interim committee plans to have the former South...
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00
Truth be known, I love to hate the Australians more than anyone else. And therefore the man who got under their skin the most is my hero. Appearances can be deceiving, and when it comes to Arjuna Ranatunga, the rotund Sri Lankan mastermind, there was nothing soft in his underbelly. He is as tough a cricketer as I have ever…
Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00

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