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After a fast-paced and vigorously contested final at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo, Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited (BASL) -Intimate Apparel, Polonnaruwa and BASL -Intimate Apparel (UKnits), Mirigama emerged the men’s and women’s champions respectively at the 2015 ‘Rasadiya Kusalanaya’ (Mercury Trophy) Volleyball Tournament, conducted annually across the Brandix Group.

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Being inside the operations of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for the past three years and been part of SLC Coaching structure it is not surprising to see the current turmoils and turbulence of the recent past. If one takes away the independence of any Organisation, invariably that Organisation will not succeed.  We see this happen with SLC.

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SriLankan Airlines ‘B’ team emerged champions at the Travel Trade SC Soccer Sevens tournament held at the Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita on April 4. Picture shows their captain A.A. Susantha (3rd from left) receiving the trophy from Rimzi Reyal (3rd from right) Chairman/Managing Director of The Traveler Global who was the chief guest. Others in the picture are...

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All sports associations are caught in a quandary as to who would lead them for the next four years. This turn around comes after Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake introduced a new law to state that no official who has served in a particular post for four years can send in his or her nomination for the same post again.

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Junior athlete from St. Sylvester’s College Kandy U.B.D.M.S. Rajapakse has qualified to participate at the IAAF World Junior Athletic Championship in the 400m hurdles event. He qualified after achieving the qualifying time of 53.81 seconds in the event. Four other athletes too have qualified for the World Championships which is a unique achievement.

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A team of Under-17 cricketers from Australia recently made a tour of Sri Lanka where they played matches in Kurunegala, Hambantota and Colombo. Hailing from the Young Cricketers’ Development Program in Melbourne, the young hopefuls were accompanied by Sri Lankan resident in Australia, Vernon Tissera who is the Game Development Manager of the academy and coach Peter Matheson.

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Kandy Sports Club and former Sri Lanka skipper Sean Wijesinghe has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 32 ending a 13-year career. Wijesighe joined Trinity College as a Grade 5 student from Moratuwa where he was born and represented the school in rugby and basketball.

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The third tri-annual Inter-Church Games (ICG) will be held from April 18 to 25 at the P Sara Oval organized by Enforcers of the Call, a volunteer organization on a mission to spread unity and prosperity across the nation.The Games bring together athletes from around the island and commenced in 2009. It is held every three years where the Church in...

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A solid 85 inclusive of ten fours by Pasidu Gonagala and penetrative bowling by Adil Hafiz steered Rukmalgama CC to their first win in the Division III cricket encounter beating Army Sappers CC by 20 runs at Mattegoda Army ground on April 5. Electing to bat first Rukmalgama CC scored a respectable 223 runs. Gonagala and skipper Shyamal Perera put on 85...

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Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club, a club steeped in tradition and with a history of 116 years has been in the news in recent times, the latest occasion being the stunning bowling performance of Chanaka Welegedera, the Sri Lanka left-arm quick who returned the amazing figures of 4-2-2-4, to equal the world record for the most economical four-over T20 spell in domestic cricket.

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Sri Lanka will send their best four women players to participate in the Fed Cup Tennis Tournament Asia/Oceania group II to be held in Hyderabad, India from April 13 for one week.The players comprise of Amritha Muttiah, Medhira Samarasinghe, Nethmie Waduge and Thisuri Molligoda with Shalini de Silva as their coach and non-playing captain. Harshana Godamanne is also accompanying the...

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The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Table Tennis team competed at the Mercantile Table Tennis Tournament, which was held on March 26 and 27 at S. Thomas’ College Indoor Stadium Mt. Lavinia. Nayana Wijethunga faced stiff competition from around 50 participants and emerged runner-up in the novice’s men’s singles category.

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Sri Lanka’s efforts to maintain table tennis as one of the major sports in the island will be put to test when they contest the Qoros 2015 World Championships in Suzhou, China. The islanders have many experienced players in the likes of Rohan Sirisena and skipper Nirmala Jayasinghe (Men) and Ishara Madurangi (woman) who all represented the country at the last...

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Opening batsmen Manjula Silva from Singer Sri Lanka “B” and Udara Udayanga from RR Donnerley and opening bowler Gayan Rupasinghe from Unilever and spinner, Muditha Gunawardena from Singer Sri Lanka “B” took the weekend’s spotlight, in the ongoing 13th David Pieris Group of Companies, “DPGC” Challenge Trophy, MCA “E” division 30 – over League Tournament, continued last weekend.

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Azhar Ali’s appointment as captain
I would ask everyone to back Azhar Ali and give him our vote of confidence. There aren’t too many people who are born leaders. This is a skill that is developed over time and I would plead with everyone to give Azhar the time to settle down in his role and not get on...

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The premier cricket coaching school in the Island, CCC School of Cricket, under the expert guidance of legendary coach, Nelson Mendis will take wing to Bangalore, India on Saturday 11th April, on their eighteenth tour to foreign land. This year the CCC School of Cricket Under-12 and Under-13 teams will experience the tour. These young cricketers are bound to...

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D.S. Senanayake beat Ananda by 42 runs in the final of ‘Singer Cup’ Under 19 inter-schools limited overs cricket tournament played at P. Sara Stadium last weekend. Sent in to bat first D.S. Senanayake scored 317 runs in 50 overs. Opener Thimla Vidyasekara scored 62 runs off 62 balls with 9 boundaries and a six. Thimla Vidyasekara and Kavin Bandara (34) put on 58 runs in an opening...

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Dharmapala College Pannipitiya beat Rahula College Matara by 9 wickets in their 4th “Battle of the Golden Lions” at the De Zoysa Stadium Moratuwa yesterday.
Electing to bat first Rahula were bowled out for 113 runs with Yasiru Hewanandugala top scoring on 38 runs. Pasindu Keshan bowled best to capture four wickets for just ten runs. In reply Dharmapala...

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My nightmare began on Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002 with an everyday event: I was having a shave. I had flown to Jersey because one of my best friends, David Falle, had asked me if I would speak at the Royal Jersey Golf Club. I was getting ready for the dinner and while stretching the skin on the left side of my neck...

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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been named as one of the Five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2015 and Kumar Sangakkara has won the Leading Cricketer in the World award for the second time.

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