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The pay dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and its 13 contracted players was resolved on Wednesday with the players agreeing to ten percent of the participation fees from International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) events.The players had demanded 20 percent of the participation fees to which Sri Lanka Cricket was not agreeable to.

Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:50

One of Sri Lanka’s foremost off-spinners of the pre-Test era Neil Chanmugam passed away on Tuesday at the age of 73 having lost his battle with cancer which affected him for the past four years.

Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:20

Angelo Mathews has been appointed as Captain of the National ODI team, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said. In addition, Lasith Malinga has been appointed as Captain of the T20 team.

Full Article Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:33

Benfica clinched their first Portuguese league title since 2010, and only their third in the last 20 seasons, when they beat bottom-of-the-table Olhanense 2-0 at home with a double from forward Lima on Sunday.

Full Article Monday, 21 April 2014 15:00

Schools rugby will reach fever pitch on Friday April 25 when Isipathana host Trinity at Longden Place in Colombo the outcome of which may indicate the direction the 2014 schools rugby League could be heading.Both schools are unbeaten and while Trinity could be considered the pick going by their showing in the current League, Isipathana also by their unbeaten run have...

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

The hero of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup triumph Aravinda de Silva expects the present team to ride on their recent World T20 victory and go and win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.“The 2015 fifty-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is another great opportunity for our side to go and win considering...

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka Under-17 levelled the three-match series with a commanding 52-run victory against England Under-17 yesterday at the R Premadasa International Stadium. Batting first the Sri Lankan youngsters could only manage 179 runs as they were bowled out inside 42 overs with Ben Green picking up six wickets for 40 run.

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

S. Thomas’ College emerged the champions of the Singer Cup Under-19 Inter School T20 Cricket Tournament yesterday at the Bloomfield ground in Colombo when they beat St Joseph’s College by 111 runs while St. Peter’s College won the loser’s final beating Dharmasoka College Ambalangoda.The Thomians batting first were bowled out for 140 runs in 19.4 overs as Helakamal Nanayakkara...

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Dharmasoka College Old Boys’ Chess Association will conduct its fourth Dhamso International Chess Festival 2014 which is scheduled to take place from April 30 to May 4 at Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda.  This event is the only annual international chess event organised by a school related organisation in Sri Lanka and the only international chess event held in the southern province.

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

The national 3x3 men’s basketball team took the silver medal at the first South Asian 3 x3 Basketball Championship held from April 14-17 in Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka cagers came up with a roaring performance losing only to host country Bangladesh in the championship to finish second.

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka cricketers have been given a deadline of 5 pm on Monday April 21 to make known their availability for the tour to England that commences next month.Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) sources stated that the players will have to sign a tour contract once they make known their availability. The teams for the T20I and five ODIs would be picked subsequently...

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Just two weeks before the newly crowned World T20 champs Sri Lanka are due to embark on a tour of England for Tests, ODIs and T20I matches comes the news that the team’s head coach Paul Farbrace has been interviewed by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to become assistant coach to Peter Moores who is expected to take over as head coach of England.

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

The sight of an Englishman lifting the World Cup trophy this summer was already a distant dream for many England supporters.But now those chances have taken an even bigger hit - thanks to custom officials in China.The country has thwarted more than 1,000 shots at glory by seizing boxes rammed full of fake trophies at a warehouse.

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Lasith Malinga is now a World Cup winning captain. Known for his searing yorkers and flashy hairstyles, the fast bowler now has the added distinction of leading Sri Lanka to its first world title in 18 years. There were many who helped him to achieve this feat along the way, many who made Lasith Malinga the cricketer he is.

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

After last year’s successful Sri Lanka under-17 tour of England in August under the captaincy of this year’s Royal College captain Chamika Karunaratne, the young lads from the United Kingdom are in Sri Lanka to play a series of 3 ODI’s and a 3-day match that commenced on April 17.Carlton Bernadus, the Head of Cricket Operations SLC thanked the ECB for...

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Defending champions Brandix Casualwear - Rideegama fought off a spirited challenge by Brandix Essentials - Ratmalana to retain the Men’s championship by a close 25-22, 25-22, at the 2014 ‘Rasadiya Kusalanaya’ (Mercury Trophy) Volleyball tournament conducted annually by Sri Lanka’s single largest apparel exporter.

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka has a knack of handing out farewells in style to its cricketing legends when they decide to call it a day.The very recent send-off was for two of their present legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene when they bowed out of Twenty20 Internationals in style with the country going on to win the World T20 final against India...

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Udaya Ranasinghe of Vidyartha College, Kandy and Chamathsara Fernando of Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo emerged most outstanding boys and girls players at the Colombo Mayor’s Cup All Island Open Ranking Table Tennis Championships held at Colombo.The event was organised by the Colombo District Table Tennis Association in collaboration with the Sports Department of CMC.Colombo Mayor AJM Muzammil was the chief guest.

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

The team representing the Colombo Rowing Club recently won the prestigious inter-club golf tournament which was held for the Carl Fernando Trophy. The tournament was inaugurated several years ago by a die-hard golfer Carl Fernando.This year’s team representing the CRC comprised of Rohan Fernando (Capt.) Rahula Seneviratne, Chandra Ediriweera and Christopher Dias.

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Commercial Credit recently emerged winners of the ‘B’ Division Mercantile Football finals in an exciting finale at the Beddegana football grounds Kotte by beating the defending champions Sampath Bank 3-0.Captained by Sugath Kumara, the winning Commercial Credit team comprises Anil Manawadu, Indika Prasad, Tharindu Nisansala, Rasika Suranga, Sameera Madushanka, Thushan Dilshanka...

Full Article Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

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