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Today, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Deprived of taking part in the forthcoming Asian Games in South Korea, Sri Lanka’s women’s rugby team will be in for a testing time at the first Leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens which kicks off in Hong Kong on Saturday after winning the Plate last year.

Full Article Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:31

Bad light deprived spectators of a photo-finish to the one-day practice match played between the touring Pakistan team and a Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI played at De Soysa Stadium Moratuwa on Wednesday.

Full Article Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:49

Sri Lanka will look to two of its young prospects in Richard Dharmapala and Hirantha Perera to prop up the team at the Asian Rugby Sevens scheduled to kick-off in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Full Article Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:33

Sri Lanka made five changes in naming a 15-member squad for the first two one-day internationals against Pakistan starting at Hambantota on Saturday.

Full Article Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:37

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene left the Test scene with the promise that he would devote all his energies in the next six months towards helping Sri Lanka win another World Cup.Sri Lanka last won a fifty-over World Cup in 1996 and twice entered the finals in 2007 and 2011.Jayawardene signed off on a high with Sri Lanka beating Pakistan by

Full Article Monday, 18 August 2014 19:10

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene was given a fairytale sendoff in his last Test match as Sri Lanka eased to a 105-run victory that completed a 2-0 series sweep over Pakistan at the SSC grounds on Monday.

Full Article Monday, 18 August 2014 18:38

Rangana Herath captured four more Pakistani wickets to take his tally for the match to a career best 13 as Sri Lanka edged closer to victory in Mahela Jayawardene’s farewell Test at the SSC grounds on Sunday.

Full Article Monday, 18 August 2014 08:24

Rangana Herath with career best figures of nine for 127 and Sarfraz Ahmed who scored a maiden Test hundred took centre stage in the morning session of the third day before Mahela Jayawardene in his final innings in Test cricket and his long standing partner Kumar Sangakkara turned the limelight on them with an unfinished partnership of 98 that has placed...

Full Article Saturday, 16 August 2014 23:23

Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket at the end of the on-going second Test against Pakistan at the SSC having represented his country in the most number of Tests – 149.He has proved to be a cricketer to come out of the top drawer and throughout his 17-year career has carved a name for himself to be ranked amongst...

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

A few days ago the Sports Minister summoned office bearers of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) along with head selector Sanath Jayasuriya to a meeting which had no agenda. The meeting was summoned to resolve conflict between two high ranking officials of SLC which possibly ended in a stalemate according to reliable sources.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

They came in as the undisputed favourite to lift the crown like an all conquering army but the Western Warriors packed with five Fijians caved in like subdued subjects as the Northern Gladiators with four Sri Lankans produced a sparkling display of run, pass and defend in the day’s final match to win the second Leg of the...

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Dushan Vimukthi of the Air Force took 11 wickets against Ragama CC in their first round match of Under 23 Premier Inter Club Cricket tournament yesterday at Katunayake as SSC, Ragama, Moors SC, Colts CC, Navy SC and CCC took first innings points.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

LONDON: England stretched their lead over India past the 200 mark on the second day of the fifth and final Test played at the Oval on Saturday. Joe Root was unbeaten on 92 as England ended the day strongly placed at 385-7, leading by 237.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

The 47th Saints Quadrangular Sports Tournament will be held on August 23 and 24 at Bambalapitiya.It is the flagship event of the Old Boys of the four premier Catholic schools in Sri Lanka, St. Anthony’s College Katugastota, St. Benedict’s College Colombo 13, St. Joseph’s College Colombo 10 and St. Peter’s College Colombo 4.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Michael de Zoysa who has been a stalwart of SSC for more than four decades and is the manager of the Sri Lanka team expresses his thoughts on Mahela Jayawardene who spent virtually his entire career with SSC “Mahela first went to Bloomfield and then came to the SSC. Right from the start his class was very...

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Having lived in the shadow of the great Muthiah Muralitharan for the best part of 11 years Rangana Herath is making the most of it in the late years of his career being the spearhead of the Sri Lanka bowling attack.The victories for Sri Lanka may not be coming as fast and thick as when Muralitharan was at the height of his career.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Sri Lanka coach Lalith Priyantha rubbished critics who questioned why the island’s sports officials sent a team to contest the table tennis event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games when it was evident they wouldn’t bring home medals by saying, “In that case the table tennis event should have been contested by only the team which won medals”.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Royal College’s Under-16 rugby team continued with their winning streak during the knock-out stage of the all-island Schools Rugby tournament conducted by the Sri Lanka School Rugby Football Association. This was after they completed the league stage by winning all their games.  Incidentally the same set of Royal ruggerites became All Island Under-14 champions last year in Kandy.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Former Sri Lanka rugby fly-half and international referee Dilroy Fernando brought home the international rugby market and the latest brands of equipment as he commissioned his new showroom at Duplication Road in Kollupitiya in the presence of well-wishers, former players and officials on Thursday.Fernando, who has carved a name as one of the country’s most enterprising sports marketers and merchandisers,...

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

KWMS Kodagoda of the University of Kelaniya won the Intermediate Men’s Singles and Kavini  Vihara of Girls High School Mount Lavina won the Intermediate Women’s Singles in the All Island Novices Intermediate Table Tennis Championship held at S.Thomas’  Indoor Stadium Mt. Lavinia recently.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

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