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Champion motorcross rider Balooshi to give international facelift to Fox Hill racing track

Champion motorcross rider  Balooshi to give international facelift to Fox Hill racing track

Sri Lanka’s most celebrated race event, the Fox Hill Super Cross, will receive a full track upgrade when Red Bull’s champion motocross rider Mohammed Balooshi helps complete a course rebuild, which will draw it level with top international race circuits. The Dubai-based rider began his work in late February with a full survey of the [...]

Bassa pride of Trinity and Sri Lankan Rugby

Bassa pride of Trinity and Sri Lankan Rugby

The name Pradeep Basnayake better known as ‘Bassa’ is synonymous with Rugby in the country. In the hill capital, he is considered a legend, a home grown hero who never crossed over to any club but served Kandy Sports Club with utmost dedication and loyalty during his entire playing career. For the Trinitians, he remains [...]

Rain dominates drawn game at SSC

Rain dominates drawn game at SSC

Rain dominated the proceedings on both days of the annual 51st big match between Thurstan and Isipathana which concluded at the SSC ground yesterday. The highlight of the drawn match was the half tons made by Thurstan’s Minhaj Jaleel, skipper Kavindu Kulasekera and Thimira Jayasinghe enabling the side taking first lease of the wicket make [...]

Rain forces a draw

Rain forced a draw in the 56th Battle of Mangoosteens big match between traditional rivals Tissa MMV and Kalutara MV at the Kalutara Esplanade. After the first day was curtailed to 35 overs almost the same occurred on the second day as play was impossible after the tea break due to inclement weather forcing the [...]

St. John’s Jaffna coast to easy win

St. John’s Jaffna coasted to an easy and massive 139-runs win over traditional rivals Jaffna Central in their 12th Battle of the North limited over encounter played at St. John’s ground in Jaffna yesterday to regain the limited over trophy after two years. Half tons by Paramananthan Thuvarakaseelan and Vasanthan Jathusan saw St. John’s Jaffna [...]

Yashan and Priyamal steer Joes to semis

Yashan and Priyamal steer Joes to semis

An unbroken 49 runs stand for the fifth wicket between Yashan Samarasinghe and Priyamal Perera helped St. Joseph’s to record an easy six wicket win over St. Sebastian’s in the Under-19 T20 quarter final encounter at Reid Avenue yesterday. St. Sebastian’s winning the toss and batting first was well placed on 60 for 3 in [...]

Dinesh guides STC to two semis

S. Thomas’ coach Dinesh Kumarasinghe has had a successful run since he took over coaching his alma mater for the second time recently. In the last two years he has turned the Thomian cricket team to a champion outfit. In the ongoing Under 19 T20 and limited over tournaments Dinesh has had the honour of [...]

Chitty and Ratnayake the most outstanding paddlers

Zavareh Chitty of S. Thomas’ College and H.S. Ratnayake of the University of Peradeniya emerged the most outstanding men’s and women’s players at the All Island Novices/Intermediate Table Tennis Championships that was organised by the Sri Lanka Women’s Association at the S. Thomas’ Indoor Stadium last weekend. Results Girls Under 8: Pahani Kodagoda beat Sanuri [...]

The thoughtful Thomian gesture

It happened at the S. Thomas’ versus Dharmaraja Under 16 rugby match at the Bogambara Stadium. Around 20 minutes before the end, a Rajan player was injured, helped off and was being attended by a doctor at the far end of the ground. The victorious Thomians did not forget the little figure lying face up [...]

What makes Hong Kong 7s spectacular

What makes Hong Kong 7s spectacular

If there was ever a place in the world where the words ‘fun’ and ‘serious’ can be defined, there is no place other than the Kowloon Rugby Stadium in Hong Kong. The conduct of some 40,000 plus spectators, who do not waste a single second of fun, while at the same time enjoying the intensity [...]

Rain forces draw at Uyanwatte

The third Battle of the Golden Lions between Rahula College Matara and Dharmapala College Pannipitiya ended in a draw at the Uyanwatte Stadium yesterday. With an hour’s play lost due to a damp outfield Rahula captain Harsha Rajapakse invited Dharmapala to take first lease of the wicket. Openers Sachindu Perera (45) and Prashan Rathnayake (49) [...]

Last ten minutes burst gives Kingswood win over Science

Kingswood scored their second win in three games when they beat Science College by 29 points to 10 at Bogambara. Kingswood’s points came off three goals, a try and a penalty, while the losers had a solitary goal and a penalty. If the first half was dominated by the home team, much of the second [...]

Royal kick their way to victory over St. Joseph’s

Royal kick their way to  victory over St. Joseph’s

The gloom delivered to the doorstep of St. Joseph’s matched that which filled the skies overhead as Royal College kicked their way to a 14 (1 try, 3 penalties) – 11 (1 try, 2 penalties) victory over them, at Longden Place yesterday. Hooker Supun Warnakulasooriya got the scoring started with a try before fullback Nimshan [...]

Sampath Bank and Commercial Credit win

Adikari fires for Sampath Bank Centre forward Avinda Adikari fired two goals for Sampath Bank in their 3-0 win over Amana Bank in a Mercantile FA knock-out football fixture at Campbell Park recently. At half time Sampath Bank hled a 2-0 lead. In the 11th minute of the game, Adikari put Sampath Bank one up [...]

‘Jupana’ now a life member of the SLRFU

‘Jupana’ now a life member of the SLRFU

Brig. J.P.A. Jayawardena was made a Life Member of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union at its Annual General Meeting 2014 in appreciation for his lifelong dedication towards the development of Rugby in Sri Lanka. Brig. Japana Jayawardena was awarded the Trinity Lion during first year he played rugby as scrum half in 1966. His [...]

ICC exposed: Srinivasan issue puts cricket’s purity at stake

ICC exposed: Srinivasan issue puts cricket’s purity at stake

Sometime ago a person much older than me came up with a theory that got me thinking. He had a valid argument, but I wonder if many of you would agree with his point of view. Nevertheless his argument, I believe, may be a practical explanation to many a problems in our day-to-day lives. We [...]

Nishikori upsets Miami-Open 2014

China’s Li-Na holds fort among WTA women as number 1 of 2014 reaching the finals. Kei Nishikori of Japan ranked 18, flexed his muscles amongst the heavyweights in the Sony Miami-Open. It is the first sign of Asian men’s strength in the ATP tour this year. Nishikori beat Spanish favourite David Ferrer and then went [...]

Sunday Sports Guide

Local CRICKET: SLC Premier League Super 8 Army vs Tamil Union at FTZ, Katunayake SLPA vs CCC at NCC SSC vs NCC at Panagoda Moors vs Ragama CC at Maggona Schools Under-19 Ananda vs Nalanda 50 over encounter at R. Premadasa Stadium Singer T20 Championship semi-finals at Bloomfield FOOTBALL: FFSL Premier League Dharga Town United [...]

Lahiru leads Randev by over 600 votes

Lahiru leads Randev by over 600 votes

602 votes is what Randev Pathirana needs, if he wishes to topple Lahiru Wickramasinghe, who stays safe as the leader for the second consecutive week of the 35th Bata-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2014 contest. Wickramasinghe of De Mazenod College Kandana ousted Pathirana last week and gained an advantage of [...]

D.S. Senanayake in first Big Match series win against Mahanama

D.S. Senanayake in first Big Match series win against Mahanama

Under the leadership of versatile Isuru Kastooriyarachchi, D.S. Senanayake College recorded a historical win against Mahanama College in their 7th Battle of the Golds Big Match cricket encounter. The past six encounters have ended in no-decisions making the Big Match tally a stalemate but Isuru and his band of young men, managed to clinch the [...]

Moreton CC Brisbane to play a series of matches here

The Moreton Cricket Club from Brisbane Australia comprising of four separate teams will arrive in Sri Lanka to play a series of limited over and Twenty20 games from April 8 to 19 in Colombo, Kandy, Kalutara and Galle. The Moreton Cricket Club junior team will open their tour with a 50 over match against the [...]

Sujith cruises over Isuru

Sujith Fernando of Seylan Bank cruised to an easy two set 21/12, 21/1 win over Isuru Dengadara of Carsons in a men’s singles at the MBA Novices badminton championship held at S. Thomas’ Indoor Stadium on Friday. Results: Men’s Singles: Sujith Fernando beat Isuru Dengadara 21/12, 21/01. N. Deen beat W.W. Fernando 21/10, 21/07. S. [...]

Fatigue or front row faux pas?

Fatigue or front row faux pas?

Owning costly cutlery is of no use unless you lay the silver properly. Schools rugby looks similar to the disorganised silver, which though expensive becomes useless. In the first two weeks of rugby we have seen teams do well in the first half and falter or lose the game in the second half. Commonly the [...]

Pretty damsels exempted

Pretty damsels exempted Workers at a particular sports body are very punctual these days because close CCTV cameras are active and they keep everybody on their toes as they are constantly under surveillance. However three pretty damsels in the set up are not bothered of keeping to the time schedule as they come under the [...]

Mahinda Ratwatte is no more

The funeral of Lt. Col (Rtd.) Mahinda Ratwatte, a former President of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union will take place today. The cortege will leave No 7/D/5, Raddolugama at 2 p.m. for cremation at the General Cemetery, Borella at 5.00pm. Whilst at Trinity College, Kandy Mahinda captained three college teams in three different years. [...]

Rooney out with toe injury, doubt for Bayern return

REUTERS – Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will miss Saturday’s Premier League game at Newcastle United with a bruised toe and is doubtful for next week’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Bayern Munich, manager David Moyes said. The England striker suffered the injury during the second half of the 1-1 draw with Bayern at Old [...]

Tharanga, Niroshan, Pawan assure NCC league title

Tharanga, Niroshan, Pawan assure NCC league title

Skipper Upul Tharanga led from the front as he along with Niroshan Dickwella and Pawan Wickramasinghe who made match winning knocks, has assured NCC the 2013/14 domestic cricket league title when play stopped for tea on day three in their Premier Super Eight cricket encounter against traditional rivals SSC played at Panagoda. NCC came into [...]

The stage is set for the grand finale

The stage is set for the grand  finale

Eleven young Lankans will carry the aspirations and prayers of another twenty million people when they cross the boundary line of the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur to take on India in the final of the ICC T-20 World Championship here today. This is a positon that the Lankans are more than familiar with, especially [...]

Senura, Malinga shine as Nalanda dominate

Senura, Malinga shine as Nalanda dominate

The two Amarasinghe’s Senura and Malinga shone with half tons as Nalanda dominated the proceedings on day two against traditional rivals Ananda in the drawn 85th Battle of Maroons big match which ended at R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday. The match as in the opening day was called off with Nalanda resuming on their overnight score [...]

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