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Surfing: 99 World Champion Mark Occhilupo to compete at So Sri Lanka Pro surfing event

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September 22, 2019 01:13 am

The So Sri Lanka Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 3000 event will not only play host to a massive field of international QS competitors but also a former World...


U-19 Cricket: SLC imposes 1-year suspended sentence on three youth cricketers

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September 22, 2019 01:00 am

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) this week imposed a one-year suspended sentence on three Sri Lanka youth cricketers after they pleaded guilty for violating decorum after consuming alcoh...


Dialog-ST 2019: Playing for Sri Lanka is not a right but a privilege you must earn--Sangakkara

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September 22, 2019 12:30 am

Kumar Sangakkara, one of Sri Lanka's outstanding cricket personalities for his stature and class, both on and off the cricket field, delivered the keynote speech at the Dia...


Dialog-ST 2019: Schoolboy Cricketer Lakshitha to undergo special training in Australia

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September 22, 2019 12:00 am

It's a first and an opportunity of a life-time as Lakshitha Rasanjana Manasinghe--the newly crowned Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer 2019 will undertake a thr...


General: Sri Lanka to implement tough legislation against corruption in sports

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September 21, 2019 11:30 pm

For years, Sri Lanka's lawmakers neglected passing laws to deal with sports corruption, making it impossible to try anyone in court.  Now, the country is only ...


Rugby: Will the Tuskers regain momentum at Asian 7s Series Colombo Leg

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September 21, 2019 10:51 pm

Sri Lankan rugby fans will hope that home conditions will provide a stimulus to their teams when the Third Leg of the Asian Sevens Series gets underway at the Race Course ground...


Dialog-ST 2019: Lakshitha Rasanjana Manasinghe of Nalanda College is Top Gun

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September 21, 2019 10:50 pm

September 16, 2019 is a day that will remain for months, or probably years, in the hearts of over 200 Schoolboy and Schoolgirl cricketers, their families and friends.  ...


Cricket: SLC officially confirms Pakistan tour will go ahead 'as planned'

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September 19, 2019 06:52 pm

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) issued an official media communiqué confirming Sri Lanka's six-match tour to Pakistan will 'go ahead' as planned, despite security ...


Cricket: Akila Dananjaya banned for one year

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September 19, 2019 05:13 pm

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from cricket for a period of one year, according to reliable information.  Dananjaya visited the Center for Sports...


Cricket: Sri Lanka to go ahead with Pakistan tour

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September 19, 2019 04:59 pm

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will tour Pakistan as planned after Pakistan's Ministry of Defence gave the clearance to go ahead with the tour on Thursday (19). SLC Secret...


Golf: 20th AmCham-FedEx Express Tourney at RCGC on September 29

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September 15, 2019 09:13 am

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Sri Lanka and Mountain Hawk Express (MHE) – Licensee of FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), in Sri Lanka, ann...


Powerlifting: Spirited lifters hunt for well-deserved glory

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September 15, 2019 06:00 am

Champion power-lifter Ransilu Jayathilake took a scathing attack on the national body for the sports and the Ministry of Sports over the lack of support and recognition they rec...


Cricket: SLC awaits government clearance to go ahead with Pakistan tour

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September 15, 2019 03:00 am

A new security alert by the Government has put Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan in jeopardy but cricket officials are confident they can honour a commitment to a longstanding ...


Dialog-ST 2019: Schoolboy Cricketer 2018 award was a Game Changer, says Kamindu Mendis

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September 15, 2019 12:15 am

Kamindu Mendis--the winner of Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer 2018 has stepped into the big league, having represented Sri Lanka in limited over cricket during th...


Dialog-ST 2019: Legend Kumar Sangakkara to inspire youngsters as chief guest

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September 15, 2019 12:15 am

It's a matter of a day and few hours before the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 is finally revealed to the nation.  School cric...


Dialog-ST 2019: The Pinnacle of Success at the end of a demanding season

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September 15, 2019 12:00 am

The dream of every Schoolboy/girl Cricketer is to be selected Best Schoolboy/Girl Cricketer of the Year.  Every year the winner receives a glittering trophy which w...


Dialog-ST 2019: Jack of all trades and Master of All

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September 14, 2019 11:50 pm

An all-rounder is considered a complete Cricketer who plays a pivotal role in ensuring his side comes out on top by propping up wherever there is a weak link.  In t...


Table Tennis: Sri Lanka paddlers off to Indonesia for Asian Championship

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September 14, 2019 11:40 pm

A nine-member Table Tennis contingent comprising four each men and women players and an official, left Sri Lanka on Saturday (14), for the Asian Table Tennis Championship to be ...


Carrom: Western Province win National Sports Festival 2019 Championship

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September 14, 2019 11:16 pm

Western Province (WP) swept the board at the 45th National Sports Festival (NSF) 2019 Carrom Championship when they won Gold in all 6 events worked off at the championship. ...


SLC seeks security reassessment in Pakistan ahead of upcoming tour

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September 11, 2019 08:32 pm

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has sought a security reassessment in Pakistan, after it had received a warning from the Prime Minister's office on a possible "terrorist threat...


Cricket: SLC names touring squads to Pakistan

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September 11, 2019 06:38 pm

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named the touring squads to Pakistan, which will begin from September 27, with two new captains appointed. Sri Lanka will play three ODIs and thr...


Sports Minister suspends Thilanga Sumathipala from SLC

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September 10, 2019 04:13 pm

Sports Minister Harin Fernando has suspended Thilanga Sumathipala from functioning as a Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) office bearer pending an inquiry over his position. In a ...


Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka will lead ODI and T20 teams to Pakistan

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September 09, 2019 07:03 pm

Lahiru Thirimanne and Dasun Shanaka will lead the Sri Lanka ODI and T20 teams to Pakistan after several senior players including ODI skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and T20 skipper L...


Dialog-ST 2019: Top performers in line for Best Batsman's award

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September 08, 2019 04:33 pm

A keen tussle is on among three Junior National cricketers for the Best Batsman’s award, in the Premier Schools segment, with two of them passing the 1,000 runs mark. &n...


Cricket: 'Keep Cricket clean' - Sangakkara pleads at NCC Felicitation

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September 08, 2019 12:32 pm

Sri Lanka cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara was critical in underlining the responsibility of domestic cricket clubs' to keep the sport clean from corruption, as the country&...


Cricket: SLC-Hathurusingha standoff continues

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September 08, 2019 09:31 am

A month after Chandika Hathurusingha was asked to relinquish his duties with the national team, his employer Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is trapped between a rock and a hard place, ...


Cricket: SLC fails to COPE up; comes under heavy fire at hearing

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September 08, 2019 06:28 am

The incompetence and ineptitude of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials was laid bare before Parliamentary watchdog Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) this week when they contr...


Dialog-ST 2019: Three each in contention for Best Bowler's award

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September 08, 2019 03:00 am

The responsibility of a bowler towards the success of a cricket team is not second to any other member of the team.  The good work of the batsmen go with the wind, ...


Rugby: Sri Lanka make four changes for Asian 7s Leg 2

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September 08, 2019 12:10 am

It could be said that despite finishing fifth in the First Leg of the Asian Rugby Sevens Rugby Series, the Sri Lankan team was unable to perform up to expectations.  ...


Chess: A Northern Star checkmates for Silver at Junior Nationals

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September 07, 2019 11:50 pm

The sole competitor from the Jaffna peninsula, a lad with an engaging smile and a pleasant disposition was found to be the easiest to make friends with, at the Junior Chess Nati...




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