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Can the Lankans break the hoodoo ?

Can the Lankans break the hoodoo ?

When Sri Lanka set off to India on October 28 to compete in a suddenly-arranged five-match ODI series expectations were contrary. But match after match the Lankans have drooped their value as one of the fiercest and unpredictable ODI sides, losing all for played so far in addition to a practice match played prior to [...]

Last minute try gives Kandy breathtaking win over Havies

Last minute try gives Kandy  breathtaking win over Havies

Led 3-17 at the break and then 8-24 sometime in the second half, Kandy SC scripted an amazing comeback to pip the Havies 25-24 almost on full time at Nittawela. Kandy got their points through a goal, 3 tries and a penalty as against Havelocks’ 3 goals and a penalty. Significantly Kandy’s revival began after [...]

CR’s second half rally insufficient to sink the sailors

CR’s second half rally insufficient to sink the sailors

CR & FC came to within a hairs breath of pulling off their second consecutive shock win in two weeks when the gallant defending champions Navy eventually held on to beat them by 30 points (3 goals 3 penalties) to 26 (1 goal, 2 tries, 3 penalties) in their first round game of the Dialog [...]

Side nets for Matara

Matara has contributed to the National Cricket Team by producing World Class Cricketers like the present Chairman of Selectors and former National Captain Sanath Jayasuriya, Pramodya Wickramasinghe, Ruchira Palliyaguru, Indika De Saram, Suraj Randiv and Prabath Nissanka to name a few. The newly built side wickets will benefit players of the Southern Province and was [...]

Sri Lanka’s Prabuddhi, Japan’s Ryota bag two titles

Sri Lanka’s Prabuddhi, Japan’s Ryota bag two titles

Sri Lanka’s Prabuddhi Perera and Japan’s Ryota Fujioka bagged two titles each at the U14 ATF Week 2 Tennis Tournament which concluded at the Queens Club tennis courts in Colombo. Prabuddhi who won the singles title defeating Anika Seneviratne as she played second fiddle again by two sets to nil in the three sets final. [...]

Hasitha’s 131 rescues Prince of Wales

Hasitha’s 131 rescues Prince of Wales

A fighting knock of 131 in 166 balls inclusive of seven boundaries and ten towering sixes by Hasitha Lanka rescued Prince of Wales against S. Thomas’ on day two in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter played at Mt Lavinia. The home team had to be satisfied with a first inning win. A fine batting [...]

Army vs CH game bound to be a thriller today

Army who pulled off a sensational win against the much fancied Kandy team last week will take on CH & FC who also beat the Airmen in their only encounter so far in the first round encounter in the Dialog Sponsored ‘A’ Division club league encounter at the Royal College Sports Complex grounds in Colombo [...]

Roshita and Lakmali are women’s carrom champs

Roshita and Lakmali are women’s carrom champs

Sri Lanka slicers Joseph Roshita partnered by Chalani Lakmali emerged winners of the Women’s Doubles at the 12th Rangers Open Ranking Carrom Tournament organised and conducted by the Carrom Federation of Sri Lanka worked off at the Federation Headquarters , Maharagama over the week-end, In the Men’s Singles (Rankers event) again the Sri Lanka players [...]

India Test tour of Sri Lanka confirmed

After the ICC cricket World Cup concludes end March 2015 and the Indian Premier League — the IPL centre stage in April-May, the Lankan International calendar will re-ignite in June-July next year with their FTP tie against Pakistan. This in-bound tour will see the Lankans taking Pakistan for two tests, five ODIs and two T-20s. [...]

An unforgettable soccer encounter

An unforgettable soccer encounter

It was our first Olympic tie- the year 1963 – the opponents India: reigning Asian Champions. By then Indian football had reached its zenith and their dominance in the Asian region was no flash in the pan. The late S.A. Rahim – the Indian football coach adopting the 4 X 2 X 4 pattern of [...]

Debacle in India: Losing the plot is worse than losing the match

Debacle in India: Losing the plot is worse than losing the match

They say India is the last bastion of cricket. Many a general in the ICC world has tested his cricketing wits there, but often failed miserably. Prior to this tour of India, Lankan cricket was on a high. Besides a slight setback against South Africa at home, they had accomplished many a deed overseas like [...]

Two weeks hence, no clear favourite

Two weeks hence, no clear favourite

Feelings of worry, nervousness and apprehension have stepped up as early as the second week of rugby. The third week is bound to increase tension much further. Two teams saw their plans upset as the results at the end of second week’s show. Two teams that were expected to lead namely Kandy and Havelock’s lost [...]

17 meet records at International Schools Swim championship

17 meet records at International Schools Swim championship

Seventeen meet records were established at the 20th International Schools Swimming Championships 2014/15 worked-off on day one at the Sugathadasa Stadium Swimming Pool Complex yesterday. The meet was organised by the Asian International School to coincide with their 25th anniversary celebrations. A total number of 822 swimmers boys and girls from 21 International Schools took [...]

A mighty oak has fallen

A mighty oak has fallen

Some chroniclers may want to depict the recent passing of my noble friend and neighbour, Harendra Sherman de Silva (aka HS) aged 74 years, with the time worn expression “a mighty oak has fallen”. For someone who is sturdy, tall, and walks with measured tread and head held high, this epigram describes the death of [...]

“Bob Woolmer was like a father figure to us”: Younis Khan

“Bob Woolmer was like a father figure to us”: Younis Khan

PakPassion.net : There seems to be a great bond between Pakistan fans and yourself. What is the reason for this and what do you attribute your popularity to? Younis Khan : The main reason for this is that I always remember that I am what I am due to my country, Pakistan. Wherever and whenever [...]

Nalanda, Devi Balika dominate Air Rifle, Pistol Shooting c’ships

Nalanda, Devi Balika dominate  Air Rifle, Pistol Shooting c’ships

Nalanda College, Colombo and Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo dominated the Sri Lanka Schools Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting Championship 2014 by winning the Team Championships respectively at the championship held at the Ananda College Indoor Stadium recently. 432 competitors from 72 schools participated in this year’s championship which was conducted under the group supervision of [...]

Masters Basketball entries close on Nov. 21

Entries will be received by The Masters Basketball Sri Lanka for the Old Boys and Old Girls from schools for the inaugural 5-a- side Basketball Tournament, to be held on November 29 and 30 2014 at the MCA newly refurbished, floodlit Basketball Courts. This unique tournament is open for teams comprising from the same school, [...]

An unforgettable soccer encounter

An unforgettable soccer encounter

It was our first Olympic tie- the year 1963 – the opponents India: reigning Asian Champions. By then Indian football had reached its zenith and their dominance in the Asian region was no flash in the pan. The late S.A. Rahim – the Indian football coach adopting the 4 X 2 X 4 pattern of [...]

MAS Active back in the pedestal

MAS Active back in the pedestal

MAS Active Trading regained the MCA Premier League Knock-out Tournament title with a comprehensive 5 wicket win over the 2014 runner-up, John Keells Group in the 22nd Singer-MCA Premier League 2015 Knock-out final concluded at the MCA grounds last week-end. MAS Active Trading earlier won the knock-out title in 2013. Looking back at this year’s [...]

Sri Lanka dominate the boxing tri-nation c’ship

Sri Lanka dominate the boxing tri-nation c’ship

Sri Lanka pugilists came out on top at the Tri Nation Boxing Meet by winning 14 of the 18 bouts that were worked off at the Slimline BC boxing ring in Pannala recently. The friendly boxing meet with Singapore and Seychelles being the other two countries to participate was held with the aim of giving [...]

Ishara and Rohana crowned Most Outstanding TT players

Ishara and Rohana crowned Most Outstanding TT players

The curtain came down on the 68th National Table Tennis Championships 2014 organised by the Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium recently when Ishara Madurangi of Sri Lanka Air Force and Stag TT Academy’s Rohana Sirisena were crowned the Most Outstanding Players of the Tournament in the M en’s and [...]

Remembering Anura Ranasinghe

Remembering Anura Ranasinghe

I read the article remembering Anura Ranasinghe published on 09.11.2014 by LR. While thanking the writer for enlightening a forgotten cricketer I wish to add few facts about him. To begin with it was regretting, the writer missed the name of the Greatest Cricket Coach late Mr. Gerry Gooneratne who coached not only Anura but [...]

Anish Wijesinghe: an emerging junior player for Sri Lanka

Anish Wijesinghe: an emerging  junior player for Sri Lanka

Anish Wijesinghe was the only player to make it to the final among the Sri Lankan boys and girls participating in the recently concluded ITF Junior (Under 18) tournament (week 2) concluded at Colombo’s SLTA recently. Anish, playing only in his second ITF tournament for the year, was the only unseeded player to advance to [...]

Pep for Mahinda cricket

Pep for Mahinda cricket

A double drum roller has been delivered to Mahinda College, Galle help in their quest for excellence in cricket. Naveen Yapa Seneviratne a renowned entrepreneur who has interests in Sri Lanka and England donated this machine worth Rs. 1.5 million to his alma mater. A large gathering of distinguished former cricketers of Mahinda in the [...]

Veteran cyclist Anthony Symons off to USA

Veteran cyclist Anthony  Symons off to USA

Veteran cyclist Anthony Symons will leave for USA shortly to take part in the Staten Island, New York Cycle Race 2015. Representing Paragon Peddlers Anthony was selected for the Rome Olympics in 1960 and in the same year he was selected as the Most Popular Cyclist. He has represented Sri Lanka in many foreign tours [...]

No official

No official

No official Three musclemen took wing to Brazil to take part in a bodybuilding contest to be held there. The strange thing is that no official accompanied them. The coach who was to accompany the musclemen had approached the top sports body in the country and had requested that he be given an air ticket [...]

Bank of Ceylon 75th anniversary inter-bank Cricket tournament

Bank of Ceylon 75th anniversary inter-bank Cricket tournament

As part of Bank’s 75th anniversary celebrations Bank of Ceylon organised an inter-bank softball cricket tournament at NCC grounds. 24 teams representing all banks in Sri Lanka participated in this tournament. The cricket tournament was organized under the patronage of Banks’ Senior Deputy General Manager International and Treasury Mr. P.A. Lionel The tournament was an [...]

Royal clinch Orville Abeynaike Trophy

Royal clinch Orville Abeynaike Trophy

Royal College, Colombo walked away with the Orville Abeynaike Trophy when they scored a convincing 3-0 victory over their arch rivals S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia in the 15th Annual Royal-Thomian hockey encounter played at the Thomas’ Grounds, Mt. Lavinia, recently. Royal dominated play in the first half invading the Thomian territory with open and [...]

Mehansa Manuthmi – champion

Mehansa Manuthmi – champion

In celebrating the Sri Lanka Children’s Day ‘The Friendship’ Table Tennis Club organised the Western Province Novices Table Tennis Championship 2014 which was worked off at the Shuttle Power Indoor Stadium, Kirullapone. A well organised and a successful tournament took place with a good turnout of juniors in both girls and boys which they contested [...]

Kumarasiri proves his prowess

L.W. Chamal Kumarasiri of D.S. Senanayake National School Mirigama set a new record of 14.81cm in Under-17 Triple Jump, during the recent All-Island School Athletics Meet 2014 held at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. Winning a Gold apart in his second year into triple jump, having been able to set a new record within such a [...]

S. Thomas’ and Ave Maria win at Red Ball Tennis

S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia and Ave Maria Convent Negombo won the boy’s and girls’ championships respectively at the Carlton Junior Cup Red Ball Tennis Championship worked off at the SLTA courts in Colombo. The Red Ball category was held for the Under-7s tennis players as S. Thomas’ beat Ananda College ‘A’ in the boy’s [...]

Hansani and Udaya crowned as most outstanding players

Hansani and Udaya crowned  as most outstanding players

The curtain came down of the 68th Junior and Senior Nationals Table Tennis Championship organised by the Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium tables recently. Hansani Piumila of Visaka Vidyalaya and Udaya Ranasinghe of Vidyartha College Kandy were crowned as the Most Outstanding Girls’ and Boys’ Players of the Tournament [...]

Vijaya and Christ Church joint champs

Two Matale schools, Vijaya and Christ Church were declared joint Champions at the inaugural ‘Thomian Sevens’ invitation schools- seven- a side hockey tournament for boys under 19 concluded at Edward Park in Matale. The final between the two schools Vijaya and Christ Church could not be played due to adverse weather conditions that prevailed in [...]

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