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Coach in a circus: Lessons from Farbrace files

Coach in a circus: Lessons from Farbrace files

With Paul it was far from a brace for the Lankans. Just think back, it may be that the real hard yards towards that golden moment in Lankan cricket were put in by Farbrace’s predecessor Graham Ford, who decided to take the Surrey call just four months before the T-20 World Cup challenge. Then amongst [...]

Lanka’s tour of discovery

Lanka’s tour of discovery

In the aftermath of the T-20 euphoria and the player/management hullabaloo that followed, the Lankan cricketers leave next Friday to take on Ireland in two One Day Internationals, followed by their FTP tour of England, where they would play a T-20 international, five One Day Internationals and two Tests. Generally a tour of this nature [...]

How Trinity built their own quagmire

How Trinity built their own quagmire

The schools rugby came alive after the break for the New Year and Easter. The much hyped game between Isipathana and Trinity took place at Longdon Place. The two unbeaten teams did not appear to be at ease probably because the fear of losing was more in their minds than the focus to win. The [...]

Wawrinka’s wins Monte-Carlo 2014

Monte-Carlo 2014 was the second time two Swiss players reached final of a major. Stanislas Wawrinka took the Monte-Carlo title beating Roger Federer this time. Federer in his tail end of the career reaching finals of any major has to be considered commendable delivery. Federer disposed injured Djokovic in the semi-finals and took Frenchman Tsonga [...]

All-Thai final at Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship

All-Thai final at Sri Lanka  Amateur Golf Championship

Chanachok Dejpirattanamongkol and Nattawat Suvajanakorn secured their places in the final of the 127th Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship, making the country’s major golfing event an all-Thai final for the first time in its history. In the 18-hole semi-finals played yesterday at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, Nattawat eased his way to the final showdown [...]

Ananda down Vidyartha in first leg of Gopallawa Shield

For much of the game Ananda came back very strongly in the last seven minutes to score three tries through their back division and win the First Leg of the Gopallawa Shield rugby game at Nittawela. At the break, the scores were tied at 15 all. Shortly after Vidyartha were leading 18-15. Then all hell [...]

Pakistan appoints its biggest-ever selection team

LAHORE, Pakistan, April 26, 2014 (AFP) – Pakistan cricket chiefs appointed a six-member selection committee — the biggest in its history – to choose the team to start a hectic season leading up to next year’s World Cup. Former captain Moin Khan will head the committee, two members larger than usual, the Pakistan Cricket Board [...]

Sachin, Chalitha, Kasun guide P. de S. Kularatne MV

A fine knock of 101 by Sachin Avishka combined by two impressive bowling performances by Chalitha Chamod and Kasun Tharaka helped P. de S. Kularatne MV Amblangoda record a comfortable eight win over Karandeniya Central in the annual Rhythm of Two Cities concluded at Ambalangoda yesterday. P. de S. Kularatne MV 251 for 9 declared [...]

Asanka ton as Kalutara TC takes lead

A knock of 119 inclusive of 14 boundaries and a six by Asanka Gihan supported by half tons from Tharindu Siriwardena and Rumesh Rasangana helped Kalutara TC take a first inning lead against Antonian SC at the end of the second day’s play in the Emerging Trophy Promotion/Relegation cricket encounter played at the Surrey Village [...]

Over hundred events at the Junior Athletics Nationals

Closer to 3500 entries, which is a new record in numbers, have been received for the Junior National Athletics Championship which will be held on May 2, 3, 4 and 5 at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. This year’s tally of entries outnumbers the so far best of 3300, which was recorded last year according [...]

Ananda crush Jaffna Hindu by innings

Ananda crushed Jaffna Hindu College by an innings and 126 runs in their annual cricket encounter between the two schools played for the Sivagurunathan Trophy which ended at Ananda Mawatha yesterday. The comfortable win saw Ananda take the Trophy which is played in memory of a teacher in both schools. Ananda taking first lease of [...]

DH passes away

Dandeniya Hemachandra de Silva popularly known as DH in the cricketing circle passed away at the age of 81 in Australia. Having captained his alma mater Mahinda College, Galle DH represented the Preadeniya University, SSC and Nomads in the premier cricket tournaments conducted by the then Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka. He [...]

Defiant Hussain deny host Sri Lanka victory

Defiant Hussain deny host Sri Lanka victory

Mosun Hussain was the toast of the visiting England Under 17 side as he frustrated the Sri Lanka Under 17 bowlers with a dogged unbeaten knock of 136 helping his side draw their three day match concluded at the Colts ground yesterday. The England youngsters came into the final day with defeat staring at their [...]

Randev Pathirana regains top slot pushing Lahiru to second place

Randev Pathirana of Royal College Colombo raced back to the front as he regained the top slot of the All-Island Schools category of the 35th Bata-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2014 contest. Randev’s progress forced last week’s leader Lahiru Wickramasinghe to the second place of the race as he obtained [...]

South Korea outclass Sri Lanka

South Korea  outclass Sri Lanka

A helpless Sri Lankan outfit was bludgeoned into submission, before crumpling to a 59-3 loss at the hands of South Korea, who moved one step closer to securing a place at the 2015 Rugby World Cup with the win in their native Incheon yesterday. At halftime the winners led 30-3. The winners of the Top [...]

Punch with a foreign flavour to be served tomorrow

Sri Lanka will host an international boxing meet after a lapse of more than four decades with the Amateur Boxing Association having finalized arrangements to conduct the international boxing meet involving ten countries, scheduled to be worked off from April 28 to May 2, at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. This will be the first ever [...]

An unforgettable cricketer and a character – Neil Chanmugam

An unforgettable cricketer and a  character – Neil Chanmugam

A long and an illustrious innings came to an end when one of Sri Lanka’s cricket stalwarts of yesteryear Neil Chanmugam made his last journey to the General Cemetery Kanatte on Thursday evening. A die hard Thomian showing glimpse of a bright future in cricket represented his alma mater with great success playing in the [...]

Hotel carrom on April 30

The 2nd Inter-Hotels Carrom Tournament has been scheduled to be held in Salon Tulip at Hotel Galadari on April 30 beginning from 8.30am. Hotel Galadari, who has come forward to host the event are the reigning champions after they beat Mt. Lavinia Hotel in the final of the inaugural Inter-Hotel Tournament held last year. According [...]

CMSC to host FIA

The Ceylon Motor Sports Club (CMSC) has been given the rare opportunity to host the FIA (Federation Internationale de I’Automobile) Asia Pacific Regional Forum in Negombo. The three-day forum which began yesterday will end tomorrow at the Jetwing Blue in Negombo, under the patronage of FIA president Jean Todt. Over 60 representatives from the Asia [...]

An Ode to our cricketers

Bravo, to Sri Lankas gallant cricket band, You brought glory to our small but great land, By taming the world’s awesome cricketing powers, To make sure the T20 crown is ours O! How bravely you fought against all odds, In the Final, ever alert, sans any nods, To overcome a mighty cricket force, And charter [...]

Karate training session by International Instructors at Matara

Karate training session by International  Instructors at Matara

Shihan Takashi Subiya (Black Belt 9th Dan) the Chief instructor of the International Japan Karathe Dojokai Association together with Shihan Ymakawa (Black Belt 8th Dan) and Sense Moritha (Black Belt 6th Dan) conducted a training session for members of the Southern Province Branch of the Japan Karathe Dojokai Sri Lanka Association at the Matara beach. [...]

Bharthi Airtel joins hands with MCA

The Mercantile Cricket Association’s Super T20 tournaments 2014 sponsorship by Bharthi Airtel Lanka was disclosed at a Press Conference held at the MCA Pavilion on Thursday evening. Addressing the conference Ashley Ratnayake, President of the Mercantile Cricket Association thanked the media personnel and the others for their presence amidst bad weather. Making a special word [...]

The Sunquick Atlantus

The Sunquick Atlantus

Thoroughbred Class I horse Atlantus who won all its three races competed in Sri Lanka became the Champion Horse of the April Season Horseracing Competitions 2014, after the final event, the Sunquick Cup. Atlantus, ridden by Indian jockey K. Anil and owned by Hasanga Jayaratne won the Sunquick Cup last Saturday, after clinching the prestigious [...]

Unsung cricketing heroes

Unsung cricketing heroes

A gallant Sri Lankan Visually Handicapped XI scored a convincing 4-0 series win over the touring Australian Visually Handicapped XI in a five match (40 overs) series concluded at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium on Friday. The Minister of Sports and Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Mahindananda Aluthgamage was the Chief Guest at the last match [...]

Asia’s showpiece 15s tournament prepares for change in format

Asia’s showpiece 15s tournament prepares for change in format

The Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) today announced its men’s and women’s senior fifteen and seven-a-side calendars for 2014 and confirmed a change in the format of its elite men’s fifteen-a-side competition, the Asian 5 Nations, for 2015. The Asian qualifiers for the Men’s IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 will take pride of place on [...]

AFC President’s cup in Colombo

Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo will be the venue for the Group ‘A’ matches of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President’s Cup, where Sri Lanka domestic champions Air Force Sports Club also competes. Besides Sri Lanka Air Force, the Dialog Champions League winners, the group will include KRL Football Club from Pakistan, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra [...]

Father and son dazzle at N’Eliya Road Races

Father and son dazzle at N’Eliya Road Races

The father and son combination of Dhammika and Kushan Peiris dazzled at the Nuwara Eliya Road Races recently with the duo sharing three of the six motor cars events. Kushan won two of the three races that he participated with the minimum of fuss as he got the better of the experience driver Upulwan Serasinghe [...]

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