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Sanath blasts Kiwi apathy

Sanath blasts Kiwi apathy

The resting of the Kiwi stalwarts – their regular skipper Brendon McCallum and former captain Ross Taylor — have not gone down well with the Lankan camp. The most disappointed out of all is Selection Committee Chief Sanath Jayasuriya.  Last week the New Zealand selectors announced a Kiwi team which will be captained by fast [...]

Lookout! Test-killing Lankan cricket is rolling over

Lookout! Test-killing  Lankan cricket is  rolling over

For sports and war, there is one common golden rule. Though the two subjects exist at the opposite ends of the pole, both entail one common phenomenon. They both categorise endurance, cunning foresight and the guile. Then if the two opposite camps are equally balanced, it comes to the point where who drops their guard [...]

Sunday Sports Guide

Local CRICKET: Schools U-19 -Royal Panadura vs Thurstan at Panadura Esplanade 21st MCA-Singer Premier League 2014 -MAS Unichela vs Sampath Bank at CCC -MAS Active vs Seylan Bank at Thurstan ground MCA-Elephant Lemonade Div ‘D’ League -SLT ‘A’ vs John Keells ‘B’ at St. Sebastian’s Moratywa -PABC Bank vs Hayleys Group at Ananda Mawatha FOOTBALL: [...]

Royal College hold on to J.C.A. Corea Trophy

By virtue of a one all draw, Royal College held on to the J.C.A. Corea Trophy when they opposed Trinity College in their Under-19 inter school hockey fixture at the Astro turf yesterday. At half time the Blue and Gold boys held a 1-0 lead. In 2011, Royal College won the trophy and last year [...]

Union Assurance triumph over DFCC Group

Union Assurance triumphed over DFCC Group ‘A’ by 50 points to 23 to clinch the men’s ‘A’ division MSBA knock-out championship at the Otter Aquatic court on Friday. At half time Union Assurance held a 23 to 20 point lead. The best shooters for Union Assurance were, Isuru Perera with 16 points, while Roshan Randima [...]

Sepak Takraw twins create history at Weerawila, Tissamaharama

The Debarawewa National School’s Girls team emerged champions at the recently concluded “Sepak Takraw Nationals – 2013”, and two members of the team; both twins created history according to Hony Secretary of the Amateur Sepak Takraw Association, M. Jaldin as per information and facts provided by the President of the Association Nizam Hajireen. Never before [...]

Fourth Sports Medicine congress from December 6 to 8

The Medical Committee of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Sri Lanka will organise its 4th Sports Medicine congress from December 6 to 8 at the Olympic House in Torrington, Colombo. The Sports Medicine Congress is held annually in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee and the Sri Lanka Sports Medicine Association (SLSMA), to the [...]

Wanindu ton in vain as rain halts Richmond

Wanindu ton in vain as rain halts Richmond

A knock of 111 by Wanindu Hasaranga was in vain as rain hampered the second day’s proceedings when Richmond was in a strong position against Maliyadeva in the Inter-School Under-19 cricket encounter played at Galle. Wanindu’s knock which comprised 11 boundaries saw Richmond resuming on their overnight score of 244 for 6 went on to [...]

Army lasses crown themselves in netball glory

Army lasses crown themselves in netball glory

The Sri Lanka Army won the national netball crown for the first time by defeating Hatton National Bank by 51 goals to 47 at the 15th National Netball Championship which was held at Uyanwatte in Matara. The competition attracted the participation of 27 teams who battled it out in four groups. Seylan Bank, Air Force, [...]

CTC Day : Southern Braves win CTC cricket championship

CTC Day : Southern Braves win CTC cricket championship

Southern Braves emerged champions at the CTC Annual Sports Festival defeating Colombo Champs held at the P. Saravanamuuttu Stadium recently. In the 100×4 Open Relay which included three males and one female per quartet, Northern Knights ran out champions, while Colombo Champs came next and Southern Braves ran into third place. Overall winners (1)           Colombo [...]

Highest ranked Asian woman ever Li Na is world’s No.3

Highest ranked Asian woman ever  Li Na is world’s No.3

Women’s Tennis Association [WTA] championships in Istanbul this year had glamour, history and the eight best of 2013 provided a great Tennis spectacle. Jelena Jankovic former number one bounced back from her bout of injuries and bad form to be noticed. Jankovic reached the semi-finals and it was Li-Na who knocked her out in a [...]

Lankans not little in rugby anymore

Lankans not little in rugby anymore

Sri Lanka Rugby had its pride restored and rekindled with a win over Poland in the last match of the Dialog Serendib International Cup Tri Nations Series played on Friday. It was a close win with the scoreboard reading 26-25 at the final whistle. Sri Lanka was trailing 15 to 3 in the first 30 [...]

Weather stalls the Thomian charge

Weather stalls the Thomian charge

S. Thomas’ College, who dipped into deep reserves of gutsy and creative play at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts yesterday, had their strong charge against perennial rivals Royal College halted by adverse weather, as the 2-1 lead they enjoyed in the Under 19 clash for the E.F.C Pereira Memorial Trophy was postponed for next [...]

Defending champs St. Peter’s begin campaign in style

Defending champions St. Peter’s Bambalapitiya began their campaign of the 2nd Murali Harmony Cup T20 cricket tournament in style with a 7-wicket win over last year’s runner up Jaffna Combined Schools at St. Patrick’s College ground in Jaffna. St. Peter’s chasing a massive run chase of 201 runs was guided by two solid batting performances [...]

University of Colombo back after rowing in Malaysian waters

University of Colombo back after  rowing in Malaysian waters

The oarsmen and oarswomen of University of Colombo placed 11th with a tally of 22 points, at the Varsity Boat race 2013, conducted by the University of Teknologi Malaysia and the Ministry of Higher Education at the Putrajaya Water Sports Complex in Malaysia last week. The University team consisted of 11 men lead by Praveen [...]

Five candidates to make their presentations

The Sri Lanka Cricket has invited five prospective coaches to come up with their presentations for an interview on November 6. The presentations include the prospective candidate’s strategy to harness the game as the national coach. The position will fall vacant after the retirement of incumbent coach Graham Ford. Ford would vacate the post after [...]

Upul Tharanga back in form

Upul Tharanga back in form

Sri Lanka ‘A’ wrapped up the seven-match unofficial T20 series 5-1 against Kenya after rain washed out play in the final match of the series played at the CCC ground yesterday. Sri Lanka ‘A’ came into the game having already taken an unassailable lead 4-1 after the completion of the fourth and fifth match played [...]

Clarke, Cook, Dhoni, Kohli and de Villiers nominated for this year’s LG People’s Choice Award

Clarke, Cook, Dhoni, Kohli and de Villiers  nominated for this year’s LG People’s Choice Award

This year’s fourth LG People’s Choice Award sees five players from four different countries nominated to win the only award voted for by the public at the annual LG ICC Awards. The quintet of players nominated for the award are Australia’s Michael Clarke, England’s Alastair Cook, India’s duo of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, and [...]

Mobile phone camera

Mobile phone camera

Mobile phone camera Almost everybody has mobile phones these days. These sophisticated gadgets come in very useful specially to be in touch with each other. Some phones also have cameras. This is a story of how such equipment was misused on board a flight. Apparently this man who was managing a team to a neighbouring [...]

Kushal flies to Phuket

Kushal flies to Phuket

The 3rd installment of the annual BMW Golf Tournament was held at the Royal Colombo Golf Club. The event saw participants in the BMW Golf Cup International Open category and the BMW Owners’ category vie for wins and a chance to represent the country at the world final to be held in Phuket, Thailand. Winners [...]

Chella left a broad imprint on all those he encountered

The passing away of C. Chellaraja, or Chella as he was more commonly known, was a great loss on many fronts. Most tellingly, it marked the departure of an unbending and inimitable spirit, one which radiated brightly both on and off the field, first for S. Thomas’ Mount Lavinia and later the Nondescripts Cricket Club [...]

Mercantile TT league tourney on Nov 7 and 8

The Mercantile Table Tennis Association will be conducting its annual league tournament which will be held on November 7 and 8 St. Thomas’ College indoor sports complex, Mount Lavinia. This year’s tournament has received an increased number of entries from sixteen (16) Mercantile firms reflecting it’s growing popularity with over 100 team matches to be [...]

Hockey!!! Gone with the wind

Muhalireen Jaldeen (Mercantile Hockey Association Vice President) Internationally we are not doing well at all because we have had a lack of foreign competition. More foreign competition would definitely increase our standards. And this is not happening. With regards to mercantile hockey, a lot of firms don’t play hockey anymore. A lot of them give [...]

Sri Lanka make history in stunning turnaround in triangular

Sri Lanka make history in stunning turnaround in triangular

Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson who is credited with saying “A week is a long time in politics” must have played rugby in his younger days for the turnaround by Sri Lanka in less than a week in the Serendib Cup showed what can be achieved in this amount of time if your heart [...]

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