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Natasha Sandaminie of Visakha Vidyalaya and AnushkaGamage of Moratuwa Campus were adjudged as the most outstanding players at the All Island Intermediate Novices Table Tennis Championship held at S. Thomas’ Indoor stadium recently.
This event was organized by the Women’s Working Group of the Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka to celebrate International Women’s day.

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One young avid Sri Lankan rugby player will be the envy of many, as he will be entrusted the distinct honour of presenting the official Match Ball to a referee at the Rugby World Cup 2015 match (RWC) in England.Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics services group, and the global logistics partner of the RWC 2015 will select...

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Hemamali Balika MV, Colombo 10 emerged elle championship when they beat Ramanadan Hindu Balika in the final of the Elle Tournament of Colombo zone held at the Cooray grounds Wellawatte on 17th March. Picture shows the champion team: (front row from left): Chaturi Navodya, Fathima Risna, Thilini Deepashika, Kamani Chandramali...

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Royal’s Bradby Shield legend Fred Schoorman passed away recently at the age of 88. Schoorman was a part of the Bradby Shield Legend – the blue ribband of schools rugby between Royal and Trinity.Schoorman represented the Royal College rugby team in 1944 and 1945 and was the vice captain to the late C.D.L. Fernando in the inaugural Bradby Shield encounter in 1945. Schoorman had the...

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Hameed Al-Husseinie College carried away the Champions Trophy at the Invitation Schools soccer tournament title when they trounced Kalutara Muslim College 2/nil in the final at the Sugathadasa Staduim over the weekend. The Championship was organized for the 8th year in by the 80 Group of Al Husseinie College Old Boys.

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Rasika Weeraratne of Mast Far East achieved a land mark by hitting a carrier best unbeaten 201 (70 balls, 103 minutes, 20 sixes, 13 fours) against Dialog Axiata “B” in the ongoing David Pieris Group of Companies, “DPGC” Challenge Trophy, MCA “E” division 30-Over League Tournament 2015, continued last weekend. Rasika’s belligerent double century propelled Mast Far East to go over the 300-run mark...

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Sri Lanka’s triumvirate of One-Day International greats – Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara may have quit from international cricket in the various formats but they will still be around to showcase their outstanding talents in England and in the Caribbean where they are billed to play during the year. Of the three Jayawardene who has retired from all three...

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The women’s under-26 Inter-Provincial Cricket Tournament will begin on 21st April with the final scheduled for 29th April at the MCA grounds. Teams have been selected to represent the four Provinces with players who were born after 1st January 1989.North-Central Province team: Hasini Perera (capt.), Ayesha Sandamali, Rose Perera, Aruni Dilrukshi...

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Golden boot winner Miharu Ramanayake struck twice, one in either half, to lead the British School to edge out Lyceum girls 3-0 while their male counterparts recorded a shock 3-1 win over Lyceum boys to annex both girls and boys titles at the Inter-International Schools soccer finals played at the Torrington ground on Friday. Miharu gave the early lead to the winners...

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Team Maliban Biscuits emerged champions of the first ever Maliban Mercantile Six-a-Side Softball Cricket Tournament for the A.G. Hinniappuhamy Memorial Trophy held at the BRC grounds with the participation of 32 Mercantile teams last weekend. This tournament was organized by Maliban Biscuit Manufactories as a part of a series of activities planned to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Mercantile Softball Cricket Association...

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Weaknesses exposed - Reaching the quarter finals was probably what most of us expected particularly with most of Pakistan’s front line bowlers missing for one reason or another. It’s another tournament where the batsmen’s failures and weaknesses have been exposed just as they were at the Champions Trophy in England.

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Grant Elliott said his match-winning 84 that took New Zealand to the World Cup final at the expense of South Africa was a repayment to his adopted home. Johannesburg-born Elliott, 36, who immigrated to New Zealand in 2001, hit the penultimate ball for six to seal victory in Auckland. “I wanted to become a New Zealander and I have made it my home,” said Elliott.

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A new pavilion at the Kandy Police Ground which has helped many sportsmen and sportswomen in and around Kandy was declared open last Sunday by Inspector General of Police NK Illangakoon. This pavilion has all the facilities needed for sports and replaces a 60 year old one.A big hand should go to all the top Police officers past and present who...

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a greater impact player for Team India than Sachin Tendulkar has been in Cricket World Cups. Statistics eloquently prove this.By sheer intensity of his performances in World Cups, Mahendra Singh Dhoni probably has a greater impact on Team India than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar had. Considering the limited scope he built an innings and the pressure...

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The appointment of former Kandy sportsman Nimal Lewke as National Sports Council Chairman has been most welcomed in the Hill capital. Lewke learnt the rudiments of sports at St. Sylvester’s College where he excelled in boxing and cricket and later played rugby for Kandy Sports Club and Police. He excelled as a Sri Lanka boxer and was at onetime the...

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Faizal Deva was recently elected President of the Mercantile Services Basketball Association (MSBA). The youngest ever President of the MSBA, Deva has many years of basketball in him. He captained the Commercial Credit Basketball team in 2013 which went on to become the Mercantile Services Basketball Association (MSBA) league tournament Champions.

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Manning Town Gajaba playground in Narahenpita was declared open by Eran Wickramaratne, Deputy Minister of Investment Promotion and Higher Education recently. Many parents and children of the area participated in the event. Picture shows the opening ceremony in progress with Deputy Mayor of CMC Titus Perera and Samudhara Jayalath (MC) watching on.

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McLarens Group and HSBC “A” advanced to the final of the 12th Ceylon Cold Stores PLC sponsored, “Elephant House Lemonade” Trophy, MCA “D” division 40-over League Tournament 2015. In the semi-finals played on Saturday, McLarens Group scored a comprehensive 5 wickets win over Expolanka Group, while HSBC “A” scored a comfortable 52 runs win over David Pieris Motor Co.

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Nushan Weerasinghe the right handed opening batsman of Trinity College gave his best for the school in the inter school cricket season. It was he who helped the Trinity to win the annual one day game against their rivals St. Anthony’s College.
Nushan Weerasinghe scored 96 runs off 112 balls batting in a conventional opener’s fashion.

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A snap goal in the dying minutes of the game by R.M.L. Muthukuda gave SriLankan Airlines “B” a thrilling 1-0 win over the defending Champions, SriLankan Airlines “A” in a home and home “Cup” Championship final in the 3rd Traveler Global (Pvt) Ltd., sponsored, Travel Trade Sports Club Soccer “Sevens” 2015, concluded at the Shalika grounds, Narahenpita on Saturday.

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