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Sana through the looking glass

Sana through the looking glass

Lankan chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya was reliving a moment from his past. Six years ago when Sri Lanka had brought home the Asia Cup, he has set ablaze the National Stadium in Karachi when he thumped the Indian bowling attack to the tune of 125 runs in 146 balls that included a rain of fours [...]

Right Royal Ramanayake

Right Royal Ramanayake

S. Thomas’ College were ideally positioned to slay the demons of last year’s embarrassing loss after building an altar of atonement with two days of ruthless cricket, but they could not muster the final telling blow to punch through Royal College ’s batting ranks, which held on to pull the 135th Battle of the Blues [...]

Rally around Dinesh and his boys: Sanath

Rally around Dinesh and his boys: Sanath

Spurred by their Asia Cup victory, the Lankan national cricketers leave for Bangladesh once again today, looking to cut another niche that has eluded them thus far. If their current form and attitude within the boundary line are true, they should still be there in Bangladesh on April 6 when the final of the ICC [...]

Aslam emerges champion

Aslam emerges champion

Moors SC’s S.H.M. Aslam emerged the champion of the M.J.M. Lafir Pot Black Snooker tournament when he defeated K.H. Sirisoma of Sri Lanka Ports Authority in the final played at the MICH billiards table in Colombo yesterday. Aslam who has much more experience than his opponent Sirisoma who in fact is a specialist in billiards [...]

Randev keeps gaining momentum

Randev keeps  gaining momentum

Randev Pathirana of Royal College Colombo is forging ahead. Randev, who comes out after three days of hard work at the 135th Royal-Thomian expanded his lead with a massive collection. Randev’s tally reached 17477 by the ninth week of the 35th Bata-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2014 as he continues [...]

ICC Squad Terms saves nine

ICC Squad Terms saves nine

What would have been a complete breakdown of ties between the national cricketers and Sri Lanka Cricket was averted at the eleventh hour, as the nation’s cricketers took wing to Bangladesh after signing the ICC Squad Terms. Squad Terms is an ICC stipulation which is customarily signed by all players before a major tournament conducted [...]

Old Royalists and Friends win opener

Old Royalists and Friends win opener

Led by Ransi Fernando, the Old Royalists and Friends from Australia put the clock back to inflict a 17-run defeat on Dharmaraja College Kandy in their opening T20 fixture at Lake View ground on Friday. The team comprised of mainly old boys of the Reid Avenue College, three Thomians and an Antonian. The entire team [...]

Sahan cracks career best knock of 156

Chilaw Marians skipper Sahan Wijeratne hit a career best knock of 156 as he along with Kanchana Gunawardena who cracked a 115 laid the foundation for the Marians to amass a score of 467 against Badureliya SC in the Premier Plate Championship cricket encounter played at the BRC ground A knock of 52 by Suminda [...]

Ramith eight as Tamil Union crush Moors

Ramith eight as Tamil Union crush Moors

Right arm spinner Ramith Rambukwella’s eight wicket haul paved the way for Tamil Union to record a convincing innings and 45 run-win with a day to spare over Moors SC in the Premier Super Eight encounter concluded at the NCC ground yesterday. Ramith came into action when Moors SC batting the second time with a [...]

OCA officials warn on AYG 2017

The two top officials of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) upon visiting the proposed site in Hambantota — the hosting city of the Asian Youth Games (AYG) 2017, stressed that they would like to look at Sri Lanka’s capabilities in the positive manner, if not they may be compelled move the games away. OCA [...]

Clinical Navy make it a double

Clinical Navy make it a double

The Club Rugby season ended with the Clifford Cup final making it a fitting finale. Navy won a double by winning the knockout championship last week. For the first forty minutes of the game rugby did not reach a standard fitting for a cup final. Havelocks were in front at half time leading by19 points [...]

Skipper Mathews felicitated by Colts

Skipper Mathews felicitated by Colts

Colombo Colts Cricket Club held a felicitation ceremony to honour its sportsmen and women who reached the helm in their careers by achieving national status. The top award of the day was presented to current Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews who became the first player from Colts to do so. In addition Vanessa de [...]

Tennis in ‘land of the rising sun’

From the 1930s Japan has consistently maintained a status of being one of Asias top three nations in Tennis. Among Japanese recreational and competition Tennis has a recognised status. Their representation in international Tennis events and rankings has been continuous for over 60 years. Arguably it is the only Asian nation to do so. As [...]

Downfall of our football

Downfall of our  football

The origins of football in Sri Lankan in its undiluted form have a history of over a hundred and thirty years. Most of it has been in the form of a leisurely recreational sport. We can take immense pride in being able to organize, conduct and promote the game for over seventy five years, which [...]

Revan Kelly shines at Mini Battle of the Saints

Fifteen-year-old Josephian left hander Revan Kelly stole the thunder in the annual Mini Battle of the Saints cricket encounter between St. Joseph’s and St. Peter’s which was played last week at Darley Road. Opener Kelly top scored for the Josephians in both innings with scores of 43 and 82. SJC batting first were shot out [...]


TALE CARRIER Still on the subject of the Citadel an up-and-coming player has been the butt end of criticism that he is a tale carrier. It is said that this player goes and tells his higher up all what is happening on tours etc. There could be a ring of truth in this because this [...]

Sunday Sports Guide

Local CRICKET: Premier League Super 8 CCC vs SSC at P. Sara Oval Moors vs Tamil Union at NCC NCC vs SLPA at Bloomfield Army vs Ragama CC at Moors Premier League Plate Championship Bloomfield vs Colts at FTZ, Katunayake Chilaw Marians vs Badureliya at BRC Panadura SC vs Air Force at Panagoda Emerging Police [...]

Ananda-Nalanda pre-big match get-together

The 5th consecutive Ananda-Nalanda pre-big match get-together will be held at the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) at Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Colombo 7 on Friday March 21 from 7.30 p.m. onwards. The purpose of this event is to propagate the brotherhood of Old Boys of both Ananda and Nalanda. Music will be provided by Mervyn [...]

No big match revelling in Kandy

Kandy Police has decided to act strictly on big match revelers who break common road rules and cause nuisance to the public. Senior Superintendant of Police, Gamini Ellapola has directed top Police officers in Kandy to take stern action against students and those who parade around the city of Kandy in a manner causing trouble [...]

When the lovers quarrel in Galle it’s always a toss of a coin

Winning the toss will be of utmost importance to the under 19 schools division one champs Richmond College who have been deprived of a big match win for the past 44 years and would be looking forward to force a result when they meet for the 109th Lovers’ Quarrel at the Galle International Cricket Stadium [...]

Looking for a positive result in this encounter

The 8th annual Big Match between D.S. Senanayake College and Mahanama College will be held on March 21 and 22 at the P. Sara Stadium in Colombo. Although this encounter has not produced a result in favour of either school since its inception, it has never failed to provide the quality and intensity of any [...]

Maliyadeva – St. Anne’s evenly poised

Maliyadeva – St. Anne’s evenly poised

The 31st Battle of the Rocks encounter between arch rivals Maliyadeva College and St Anne’s College Kurunegala will be played on March 21 and 22 at the Welagedara Stadium in Kurunegala. Play commences at 10.00am on both days. The match is sponsored by Esoft the pioneers of computer education in Sri Lanka for the second [...]

Could Kingswood break the shackles

Old Cricketers, fans and supporters of Kingswood can be forgiven for thinking that there is a hoodoo and a jinx that precludes success in their Big Match against Dharmaraja. The match will be played on March 21 and 22 at Asgiriya. This is Kandy’s oldest Big Match and when play in the 108th encounter concludes [...]

114th Battle of the Blues on March 21, 22, 23 at Uyanwatta

The 114th Battle of the Blues encounter between two of the biggest educational institutions of Southern Sri Lanka — St. Servatius College and St. Thomas’ College Matara will be played at the Uyanwatta Stadium on March 21, 22 and 23. St. Servatius College hosts the three-day encounter and Servatians will be the guests at the [...]

Isuru 7/35 and Sahan (45) clinch three wicket win for Ananda

A seven-wicket haul by spinner Isuru Gunasekera and 45 runs off 71 balls with eight boundaries by Sahan Arachchige helped Ananda College to clinch a three wicket win against Debarawewa National School. The match was hosted by Debarawewa National School at their school ground. Invited to bat first the home team was restricted to 105 [...]

Carlton club invitation 6-a-side softball cricket tournament 2014

Carlton Club Moratuwa established in 1923 will conduct their third “Carlton Club Invitation 6-A-Side Softball Cricket tournament 2014” on Sunday 23rd March 2014. Winners will receive the “Shehan Perera Memorial Challenge Trophy” presented by the club in memory of their member who passed away last year. Ten teams have been invited to participate at this [...]

Crowds invade as Jaffna Big Match comes to a halt

The 108th Battle of the North clash between traditional rivals St. John’s Jaffna and Jaffna Central played at the Jaffna Central ground in Jaffna was abandoned due to the supporters of both sides invading the playing field. The incident occurred due to a decision given by one of the umpires was supposed to be unfair. [...]

Sithara steers Richmond to easy win

An unbeaten 51 by Sithara Gimhana helped Richmond to record an easy eight wicket win over Sri Devananda MV Ambalangoda in a first round match of the Under 19 inter-school limited over tournament played at Mahinda College ground in Galle yesterday. Sri Devananda MV taking first lease of the wicket was bowled out for a [...]

St. Anthony’s eke out one run first innings win over Trinity

St. Anthony’s eke out one run  first innings win over Trinity

St. Anthony’s College silenced the critics with a very good all-round display that saw them eke out a one-run first innings win over the much stronger Trinity College team in their drawn 98th Battle of the Blues in the Hill Capital encounter concluded at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy yesterday. Trinity were well placed on [...]

Hasindra spins St. Joseph’s to victory

Hasindra spins St. Joseph’s to victory

Right arm spinner Hashindra Perera with a four wicket haul steered St. Joseph’s to an easy 91 runs victory over traditional rivals St. Peter’s in their 40th Battle of the Saints limited over encounter played at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday. Hashindra who ended with impressive figures of 4 for 22 ran through the late [...]

Hansamal Perera shines in drawn game

Hansamal Perera shines in drawn game

St. Sylvester’s College opener Hansamal Perera, who made 158 runs ten days ago, produced another blockbuster by scoring an unbeaten 138 to ensure that his team gained a large lead over Vidyartha College in their drawn Big Match at the Pallekele Stadium yesterday. Perera was in his element during his 133-ball innings that contained 14 [...]

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