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Contrary to media speculation, Sri Lankan cricket selectors picked a full side to represent the country at five ODIs against India starting on November 1.

Full Article Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:48

The second four-day match between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A ended in a draw at the Uyanwatte Stadium in Matara.

Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:01

Sri Lanka’s women cricketers were beaten 2-1 in the ODI series against South Africa as they lost the final match at the SSC ground in Colombo.

Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:48

Former Sri Lanka World Cup champion batsman Roshan Mahanama reached a milestone by becoming only the fourth member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Elite Panel to feature in 200 ODIs as a Match Referee.

Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 17:45

Authorities in China have snubbed the media in Sri Lanka by refusing to grant Accreditation to cover the third and final Leg of the Asian Sevens in Beijing which commenced yesterday.The rebuff has irked media rights groups who charged that the matter was a deep contrast to the Sri Lanka government’s unwavering desire to grant the Chinese plenty of leverage in the country even above their...

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka will meet the Philippines in the first quarter final of the third and final Leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens in Beijing, China today.Sri Lanka beat Kazakhstan 31-12 and Malaysia 26-10 in the two qualifying first round games to qualify for the Cup quarter finals while the Philippines beat China 21-19 and almost turned tables on Japan when they went down 19-21.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The Sri Lanka women’s rugby team lost to Kazakhstan 22-0 and beat Singapore 15-14 to enter the semi finals of the Plate segment at the Asian Sevens in Beijing, China yesterday.The Sri Lankan women will meet Philippines while Thailand takes on Singapore in the Plate semis.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The first day’s play in the second 4-day unofficial test between Sri Lanka A and West Indies A was abandoned without a ball bowled due to heavy rain at the Matara Stadium yesterday. Sri Lanka A leads the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first ‘test’ played at Hambantota by ten wickets.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya said that the five-match one-day international series in India starting next month would afford the selectors the opportunity to expose several borderline players ahead of the 2015 World Cup.“We have a few areas in the bowling department that needs to be attended to and the series against India will...

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

In the only final that produced a result during run of play Zahira retained the Cup championship crown when they beat St. Benedict’s 1-nil in the final at the Zahira Super 16 Soccer Sevens Tournament held at Maradana yesterday.Under slippery and watery conditions the tournament was completed with the home team remaining superior in the game that they are famous for.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is conducting the AFC ‘A’ Coaches Licence program in Sri Lanka for the second time, with AFC appointed Instructor Nadel Arabi from Iran.The AFC has selected 12 Sri Lankan coaches with ‘B’ Licence and two Maldivians to follow the course in Sri Lanka.This licence is considered as the highest level in the Asian region.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

MUMBAI - India may scrap their tour of West Indies in 2016 after the Caribbean team’s abrupt pullout on Friday, said an angry Indian cricket board (BCCI) which is also considering legal actions and seeking intervention of the game’s world governing body.The tourists abandoned the series with another one-dayer, a Twenty20 international and three test matches left to play over...

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

UEFA president Michel Platini said in an interview on radio on October 16 that sanctions were probable after the politically-sensitive Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned following a brawl between players from both sides after a flag stunt.The Group I game in Belgrade on Tuesday, with no away fans permitted, was interrupted when a flag depicting so-called Greater Albania,...

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Maliyadeva College Kurunegala ‘B’ team scored four successive victories, three of which were by an innings, in the on going all-island inter-school under-13 division III cricket tournament played recently.In the process they have achieved some notable feats as well. Skipper Muditha Premadasa has now scored 536 runs in four matches including three centuries and one fifty with a highest score of...

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The setting was fitting enough for a king’s banquet. A royal blue carpet and a silver railing with a host of celebrities waiting to welcome a band of unassuming ex-schoolboys who rose to international stardom while belonging to a group of Sri Lankan cricketers who have given their country an identity that no other entity has.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s national low cost carrier proudly flew Sri Lanka’s national men’s’ volleyball team to Bahrain recently. The national team flew to the Kingdom of Bahrain on the invitation from the Bahrain Volleyball Federation, to participate at the 17th Asian Men’s Under-20 Volleyball Championship. The 17th Asian Men’s Under-20 Volleyball Championship will see the participation ...

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Prima Treats proudly partnered with Ladies’ College rowing team at the prestigious annual regatta with Musaeus College. This event was concluded last Saturday at the Colombo Rowing club. The trophy was successfully defended by the Ladies’ College team, who outshone their opponents in a thrilling contest. The much anticipated event was graced by the participation of current and past students...

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The 38th Annual Mercantile Hockey Seven-a-side tournament will be held at the P. Sara Stadium today.The matches will commence at 8 a.m. and the finals will commence at 3.30 p.m. The awards ceremony for the League, Knock-out and Seven-a-side tournaments will be held at the same venue after the finals.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka achieved their best ever performance in any FIBA Asia competition when they finished third at the 22nd FIBA Asia U-18 Basketball Championship for Women held in Jordan.Sri Lanka registered three wins out of five matches to end up in this position.Sri Lanka posted their most credible victory by beating Kazakhstan 70-61 on the opening day of the championship and...

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Ladies’ College, Colombo emerged champions at the All Island Tennis National School Games held at the SLTA tennis courts. They beat Visakha Vidyalaya, Chundikuli Girls School-Jaffna and Bishop’s College.At the Public School Tennis Tournament that was held in May at SLTA tennis courts, Ladies’ emerged overall first runner-up. The final results were under 13 champions, under 15 second runner-up, under 17 first runner-up and...

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

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