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Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee chairman Sidath Wettimuny has stated that the country’s cricket future lay in the hands of its stake holders. “There is a limit to what we can do as members of the interim committee within a short time frame,” Wettimuny told The Nation. “Within this period we hope to make some...

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Under-siege Sri Lanka rugby administrators have been over the moon the past week basking after the national team qualified once again to play in what is called the Top Asian Five Nations tournament and hoping a government lifeline could save them.

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A former respected Sri Lanka Cricket administrator and sportsman has been earmarked for a top diplomatic post overseas.Somasundaram Skandakumar affectionately known to friends as “Skanda” is tipped to become Sri Lanka’s next High Commissioner in Australia.

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It seems the only way maverick Kevin Pietersen has a faint hope of gaining selection to the England squad is for England to fare badly against New Zealand and in the Ashes series against Australia. Defeats would certainly pile on the pressure and bring about a public outcry for Pietersen’s return.

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Sri Lanka women level up the ODI series (1-1) against the West Indies women when they romped home by six wickets in their second match played at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo yesterday. Former skipper Shashikala Siriwardene came up with a superb all round performance to steer Sri Lanka’s victory.

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Darshana Rajapakse of St. Sylvester’s College Kandy brought glory to Kandy by winning a silver medal at the Asian Youth Athletic Championship held in Doha Qatar from 8th to 11th May.Rajapakse who did his training with limited facilities clocked 52.87 second in the boys’ 400 metres hurdles event for the silver medal.

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Under the overseas player program two outstanding school boy cricketers Chamika Karunaratne of Royal College and Lasith Lakshan of St. Thomas’ College, Matara have been selected to play in the UK County Championship.

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Veteran sports promoter and CEO of the Kotte Football League, Telesphor Dias, had a harrowing experience at the Customs on his return from a trip to Dubai last week.Dias had disembarked from a SriLankan Airlines flight from the UAE along with his wife and to his utter shock had discovered his baggage had been ripped open when it...

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Football is known to be the poor man’s game, but today the game has become poor in Sri Lanka. Literally it means that the standard has dropped to such low levels that even a country like the Maldives, with such a small population, is beating Sri Lanka.

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Devapathiraja College Rathgama recorded their third win in the first round at the inaugural Under-17 Inter schools Girl’s Cricket tournament on Wednesday. Devapathiraja Rathgama beat Uggalbada MV Kalutara by 270 runs.

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It is considered a privilege to write these words of appreciation of an exceptionally gifted double international sports star, Sumanthiran Navaratnam who celebrates his 90th birthday on May 21st 2015. Popularly known as Summa amongst his friends, was born in the village of Araly North, Vaddukoddai in the Jaffna Peninsula.

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After a near three week break for unexplained reasons, the inter-school League rugby championship second round matches will overlap one another with four matches all on the same day which is unprecedented.The Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) released the second round fixtures schedule...

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Wesley College Primary Sports Meet was held at Campbell Park recently. Picture shows (from left) Rev. Dr. A.W. Jebanesan the president of Methodist Church was the chief guest with Ms Jebasesan. Rajah Sinnathuray, President Wesley Welfare Society, Aaron Shan Perera winner of the 100m and Ms. Liyamini Fernando Sectional Head, Wesley Primary, Havelock Town.

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Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) has made all arrangements to conduct its Annual General Meeting on May 13, 2015. The FFSL had to face many obstacles in the past in conducting the same due to various court issues brought against the present regime.

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Old boys and well wishes of Trinity College are said to be unhappy over an incident that took place at last week’s first round Bradby Shield rugby match against Royal at Pallekele where the toppled ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa was accorded a welcome fit for a Chief Guest. Even the school’s head Brigadier Udaya Ariyaratne is in big trouble and...

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Bringing back nostalgic memories of a bygone era, the past cricketers of St. Peter’s College and St. Joseph’s College clashed in a T20 match this week in which Chaminda Vaas was the star of the show.The south paw player hammered 46 and captured three wickets but he ended up on the losing side as the Peterites were collectively smarter in chasing...

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Mild mannered former ace runner Sugath Thilakaratne was elected as President of the Athletic Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) at their AGM held at the NIIF Torrington on Thursday.One of Asia’s fastest athletes in the 400 metres event, Thilakaratne received an overwhelming majority of 59 votes over Upali Kumarasiri who also contested the top post.

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Pakistan A had made a strong reply being 214 for four wickets against Sri Lanka A on the third day in their unofficial second Test being played at Pallekelle Stadium yesterday.Chameera grabbed two early wickets to put the visitors on the back foot but a fighting fourth wicket stand between Usman Salahuddin...

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Like most cricket-mad young boys growing up in a mining community near Wakefield in the 1940s and 1950s, I dreamt of one day playing for Yorkshire and captaining the club. Whenever I went to my local nets or matches, Yorkshire cricket would be the only thing talked about.

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The DFCC Group were crowned as the Mercantile Service Basketball champions at the Mercantile knock-out tournament recently. They defeated NTB 62-52 in the final that was played with great enthusiasm and display of quality skills.

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