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Uphill task for Lanka’s Merrill

Uphill task for Lanka’s Merrill

The sole Lankan at the track US based Lankan Sonali Merrill will be in action tomorrow at the Olympic Stadium any time between 7 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. London time when she will be featured in the first round of the Women’s 400m hurdles event.Her best time in this is 56:83 – however a bit [...]

Sports Minister to probe NOC London trip

Sports Minister to probe NOC London trip

The Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee Maxwell de Silva rejected the accusation of the Lankan contingent is without any coaches for their athletic contingent. De Silva explaining matters to the Sunday Times said “The Lankan contingent had only two qualified athletes for the 2012 London Olympics. First, Niluka Karunaratne the team captain who [...]

Navy breaks Kandy hearts

Navy breaks Kandy hearts

Navy Sports Club put an end to defending champion’s Kandy SC’s unbeaten run when they scored a convincing 25 Points (3 Tries, 2 Conversion, 2 Drop Goals) to 14 Points (2 Tries, 2 Conversions) win at Welisara in a key Inter Club Dialog League Rugby encounter yesterday. At the half time Sailors led 15-14. Though [...]

Tamil Union and Moors assured of final berth

Tamil Union and Moors assured of final berth

Tamil Union and Moors were assured of advancing to the final of the Under 23 Division One cricket tournament as they dominated the proceedings in the semi final encounters at the end of the second day’s play against Air Force and Colts at the Colts and NCC grounds respectively. Tamil Union and Moors guided by [...]

Nishantha and Brindley bag men’s doubles title

Nishantha and Brindley bag men’s doubles title

Nishantha Fernando and Brindley Wickremasinghe clinched the Men’s Doubles title at the 13th President Cup Carrom Tournament worked off at the Carrom Federation of Sri Lanka headquarters in Maharagama yesterday. They beat Mohamed Sherifdeen and Mohamed Hilmy by two straight sets. The winning duo had very little trouble to register the first set in their [...]

FA Cup semifinal still undecided

The Holcim FA Cup remains momentarily stuck in stasis as deliberations continue over whether the Police team, which refused to take part in a shortened quarter-final clash against Army, should be provided with another opportunity for title contention, sources close to the matter reveal. Police football team manager Bernard De Silva said his side avoided [...]

Dead on line

Dead on line

While the Lankan athletes are busy getting knocked out and lightning-man Usain Bolt is preparing for short sprints at the nearby arena, there is another marathon that is in perpetual motion in London. That is the gigantic Olympic press arena at the London Olympic complex which runs without a wink of sleep while the games [...]

Hatching the right egg

Hatching the right egg

Where is Sri Lanka heading to in the world of athletics or for that matter in sports in general? A rather broad based question, but there is one definite answer – nowhere. For the 30th edition of the Olympics, Sri Lanka has brought seven athletes, out of which only one had really qualified with the [...]

“Printer’s Devil” – Part of our life

There is a ‘Devil’ in every one of us! Whether you are on the Golf Course or otherwise the Traffic Lane of ‘Life’ encounters all the trials and tribulations which are commonly called ‘Hazards’ and in Golf they are ‘Water hazards’, ‘Out of Bounds’, ‘thick rough or un-cut fairway’, ‘Sand traps’ or ‘Bunkers’ a term [...]

Playing foul with fair refs

Playing foul with fair refs

‘Referees to Bite Back’ was published in ESPN scrum.com’s the East Terrace, which is rugby’s leading (and possibly only) satirical website offering a tongue-in-cheek look at the game and its leading personalities. The humorous article says, “The International Rugby Board has revealed that from the start of the 2012-2013 northern hemisphere season referees will be [...]

Pulling the correct wire

Pulling the correct wire

This particular Stadium is normally reserved for high class sports activities. However a baseball type sport had requested the authorities to stage their nationals at the venue and the authorities had turned down the request. The baseball types had not taken the order lying down. They had approached a powerful young set of sports promoters [...]

Colombo marathon determined to grow internationally

Although foreign participation in the Colombo Marathon is still relatively small, Thilak Weerasinghe, the head of the travel agency which organizes the annual event, is optimistic of its potential to grow into an internationally prominent city marathon. “We are very much optimistic of the future of this event although the foreign participation is still at [...]

HSBC Bowling champs again

HSBC defended their title and became the champion outfit for the third year in tandem at the recently conducted Amcham Bowling Championship held at Excel World. Led by former Sri Lanka Hockey player Vindhya Jayasuriya HSBC outplayed their rivals such as MAS ‘B’, R.R. Donnelley and MAS Intimates in the first and the second rounds. [...]

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