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Royal hold their nerve to pull it off

Royal hold their nerve to pull it off

By Naushad Amit A gallant comeback in the last quarter helped Royal College snatch an improbable 48-35 victory which was on the palms of St. Anthony’s College as they sealed their final first round game of the Singer Schools Under-20 League Rugby Championship played at the Royal Sports Complex yesterday. The Antonians took major honours [...]

Tackle your favourite schools Rugby player — 2017

Tackle your favourite schools Rugby player — 2017

Singer-the Sunday Times Schoolboy Ruggerite of the Year 2017 Taking another gigantic step towards our endeavour to harness and alleviate sport in Sri Lanka, the Singer-Sunday Times Schoolboy Ruggerite of the Year 2017 will officially kick off from April 23. The competition will come in two segments. There will be an award for the Schoolboy [...]

Nirmal still stands solid

Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2017 The 13th Week count of the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2017 comes to an end with Navindu Nirmal of St. Aloysius College Galle continuing his lead of the All-Island Schools. Navindu added a collection of 9168 [...]

Colombo FC take title in penalty shootout

Colombo FC emerged champions at City Football League Presidents’ Cup Tournament held in City Football Complex Colombo yesterday. The team won the Dialog Champions League 2016 tournament and became the champ in last March. Also they are the joint champions of the last edition of City Football League Presidents’ Cup Tournament. They became the champions [...]

Champions Trophy precursor on the road

Champions Trophy  precursor on the road

With the Champions Trophy tournament in England around the corner, the carrot for optimum performance will be in each and every participant of The Super Provincial 50-overs tournament which is scheduled to tee off at the CCC and NCC grounds this morning. The final is scheduled for April 30. As mentioned earlier the Champions Trophy [...]

Richmond and Ananda to meet in the final

Richmond and Ananda to meet in the final

Richmond and Ananda qualified to meet in the final of the Singer Under-19 Division One 2-day League Tournament by recording first innings wins over Thurstan and St. Peter’s in the semi-final encounters which concluded at the Surrey Village ground in Maggona and Moors SC ground in Colombo yesterday. The match between Thurstan and Richmond was [...]

Defending champ Fazil gets closer

Defending champ Fazil gets closer

Defending champion M.F.M. Fazil of 8BPP got closer to retain the Junior National Snooker title as he along with last year runner-up M. Shamil of Sea Endless won their pre-quarter encounters with ease played at the Otters AC billiards table to qualify to the quarter-finals. Apart from Shamil five other cueists from the Sea Endless [...]

Himalaka, Yugeesha steer Sri Dharmaloka MV

Half tons by Himalaka Induranga and Yugeesha Dilshan paved the way for Sri Dharmaloka MV Kelaniya to record a comfortable seven wicket win over traditional rivals Gurukula MV Kelaniya in the 26th Battle of Kelaniya limited overs encounter played at R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday. Gurukula MV taking first lease of the wicket made a modest [...]

Mihiliya Methsarani (Women) Ravindu Laksiri (Men) are Champs

Mihiliya Methsarani and Ravindu Laksiri maintained their reputations as Sri Lanka’s No.1 Squash players when they won the Women’s and Men’s Open Singles respectively, at the2017 Premadasa Open Squash Championship concluded at the Sugathadasa Squash Courts yesterday. In the Women’s finals, Squash sensation Methsarani inflicted a 3-0 sweep of No.2 Fathoum Issadeen, despite Issadeen taking [...]

Some “must learns” for the schools’ second round

Some “must learns”  for the schools’ second round

St. Joseph’s College took the mickey out of St. Peter’s College on April 1, to retain the Weeratunga Shield. It was both, literally and metaphorically, a reality on ‘April Fool’s Day’. The Petes, who beat Isipathana, were expected to ride high, but looked ordinary. the Joes took the liberty of exploiting the weak point of [...]

Rajans win in style and dump poor Petes

The Peterites were the likely winners before the game, but the Rajans came up with some stirring rugby to put the record straight at Nittawela yesterday. By half time, they had given every indication that they intended to stay on top by running into a 27-9 lead at lemons. The Peterites came back in the [...]

St. Joseph’s outclass DSS

St. Joseph’s outclassed D.S. Senanayake  College by a whopping 72 points to 10 in their last first round Under 20 inter-schools rugby encounter played at Welisara yesterday. The win saw the Josephians recording their fourth successive win of the tournament and having taken a massive 50-0 lead at the breather they accumulated their points through [...]

Ananda Sastralaya meet Shashthrananda

Ananda Sasthralaya Kotte will clash with Shashthrananda MMV Dehiwala in the final of the “Singer Cup” Under-19 Division III Inter-Schools Limited Overs Cricket Tournament scheduled to be worked at Moors ground in Braybrooke Place tomorrow. In the run up to the final Ananda Sastralaya Kotte led by Bimsara Avinash beat Rajasinghe MMV Hanwella in the [...]

Fathoming the Bangladesh cricket crusade

Fathoming the Bangladesh cricket crusade

Analyse closely, and see whether there were any differences in the quality of cricket played by Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the just concluded series. My yardsticks are the Tests and the ODIs only because, these two forms of the game give a wide spectrum to ascertain the real strengths and weaknesses of the teams. [...]

Federer and Krygios electrify Miami

Federer and Krygios electrify Miami

32th Miami-Open 2017 Its Federer again! He has lost only one match this year. The Maestro is on the march again. Could it be, he has a secret ambition, the 2017 Grand-Slam, winning all 4 Majors. In the finals in Miami, he literally, walked past Rafael Nadal, to win in 2 sets. Their match did [...]

Football – No more a glamour sport in our country

Football – No more a glamour sport  in our country

The origins of Football in Sri Lanka, in its undiluted form, have a history of over a 135 years. However, it is rather disappointing to note that, in recent times, not much headway has been made technically or, organizationally, to improve the playing standards of the game or, its promotion as a truly National sport. [...]

Pin Fernando Grand Prix

Pin Fernando Grand Prix

B.A. Sanjeewa maintained his lead after round three, to complete a hat-trick of victories in the CAT SOLAR Pin Fernando Grand Prix, April Edition, sponsored by United Tractor & Equipment Pvt Ltd, at the Ridgeways. Sanjeewa returned a final day score of one over par to aggregate 278 — total six under par for the [...]

Unbeaten ‘Alcazaba’ King of the Turf

Unbeaten ‘Alcazaba’ King of the Turf

Despite heavy rain a spoiler midway, the Royal Turf Club (RTC) galloped off to an inspiring start to its April Holiday Horse Racing Season, with the Selvaratnam Challenge Trophy last Sunday at the Nuwara Eliya Racecourse. The start, though challenging, was inspiring, according to RTC President Panduka Keerthinanda, who said they were overwhelmed by the [...]

Shirendra Lawrence wins Supersportclass

Shirendra Lawrence wins Supersportclass

Shirendra Lawrence recently won the Supersportclass of the Prince Lubricants Caterham Motorsport 2016 Championship. The Caterham Seven is widely known as the most raced car in the world. The ‘Supersport’ raced by Shirendra, develops 260 bhp/tonne, accelerating from standstill to 100 km/h in less than 5 secs, powering it to a top speed of over [...]

Best Driver Ashan Silva, Best Rider Pramuka Sesath dominate

Best Driver Ashan Silva, Best Rider Pramuka Sesath dominate

Driver Ashan Silva and Rider Pramuka Sesath dominated the tarmac track at the Sri Lanka Air Force base in Katukurunda, to carry away the Best Driver and Best Rider awards at the ‘Lions Top Speed’ Motor Racing event. Energetic Silva, who already has a reputation as a top performer at international level, outpaced 15 other [...]

USING THE CONTACTS

USING THE CONTACTS

It was said that the profit making Citadel does not have sufficient monies to pay bonus for its staff, in spite of them making a hollow show with a huge thamasha and a full page add. Then a section of the crowd who also has contacts same as the second chatterer went to the top [...]

Kavindya Perera (Women), I.I.D. Fernando (Men) Shuttle Champs

Kavindya Perera (Women), I.I.D. Fernando (Men) Shuttle Champs

Kavindya Perera of John Keells Holdings (JKH) and I.I.D. Fernando of Expo Lanka (Expo) walked away with the glittering D. Samson & Sons Challenge Trophies as Singles champions in the Women’s and Men’s 34th Mercantile Badminton Association (MBA) Novices Championships 2017, concluded at the MBA Headquarters and Courts Complex, Malalasekera Mawatha recently. In this year’s [...]

JAT Holdings synonymous with Sports Sponsorships

JAT Holdings synonymous with Sports Sponsorships

JAT Holdings continued its commitment to the uplift of Sports in the region, as Associate Sponsor of the just concluded Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Cricket series 2017. JAT Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s premier organisations in the furnishing and finishing industry, with an impressive portfolio of products has, in the past, sponsored a plethora of [...]

Ranasinghe match-winner as HNB win final in a cliff-hanger

Ranasinghe match-winner as HNB win final in a cliff-hanger

Middle-order batsman, Suleka Ranasinghe steered HNB  Finance (HNB Grameen) to a heart-stopping 1-wicket win with 4 balls left, over Asia Asset Finance (Asia Asset), in the 15th David Pieris Group of Companies sponsored ‘DPGC’ Challenge TrophyMCA ‘E’ Division, 30-Over League Tournament 2017 Final at the MCA Grounds last Saturday. Ranasinghe sent Asia Asset on a [...]

Young speed merchants burn the track

Young speed merchants burn the track

Round 1 of the highly competitive Bandaragama Go-kart Racing Club (BGRC) Karting Championship 2017 was held at the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC) in Bandaragama. The much anticipated invitation event was organised by the BGRC. Race-day saw young stars competing for honours under 7 categories, namely Class Novices ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’, Ladies Open, Class [...]

Vishan Fernando (Boys), Ishara Fernando (Girls) U-15 Champs

Vishan Fernando (Boys), Ishara Fernando (Girls) U-15 Champs

Sandaruwan Thilakasiri and Venuki Fernando won the Under (U)-13 Boys and Girls events respectively, while Vishan Fernando and Ishara Fernando clinched the U-15 Boys and Girls crowns respectively, in the 7th Open Junior Badminton Tournament concluded at the Moratuwa YMCA Sports Complex recently. Over a 100 up-and-coming youngsters participated in this tournament organised and conducted [...]

John Keells 2nd time lucky, ground SriLankan

Last year’s runners-up, John Keells Group (JKG) led by 47-year-old, Mahendra Amarasinghe, regained the MCA Over-40 ‘Sixes’ 2017title, beating SriLankan Airlines (SriLankan) in the Final at the MCA Grounds last Sunday. The tournament, with a record 18 teams participating, and conducted simultaneously at the MCA and Thurstan College Grounds, was once again sponsored by Ceylon [...]

WNS Global’s Ushan Rodrigo Weekend Star

A fine all-round performance by Ushan Rodrigo, spearheaded WNS Global to a fighting 29-runs victory over debutantes Siam City Cement in the ongoing 2nd Commercial Credit & Finance sponsored, MCA ‘F’ Division 25-Over League Tournament 2017, continued last weekend. Rodrigo, with a brilliant double (101 in 65 balls, inclusive of 6 sixes and 8 fours, [...]

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