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Lanka positive of qualifying after Olympics postponed

Lanka positive of qualifying after Olympics postponed

The postponement of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic has come as a blessing in disguise for Sri Lanka who had only one qualifier for the Games which was scheduled to begin on July 24. “Our athletes had not qualified for anything. At least now they get an opportunity to [...]

South Africa series hangs in the balance

South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka, due for late May, is likely to be postponed in light of the global fight against Covid-19.  The numbers of dead and infected worldwide keep rising and the global fight against the disease has caused lockdowns in most countries and closed international borders as well as restricted internal movement. [...]

Motorsports events postponed indefinitly

The Sri Lanka Motorcycle Federation (SLMF) has instructed its members, not to hold or take part in any motor sports events due the prevailing situation in the country. This decision follows a circular issued by the Ministry of Sports. Last week, the Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), the local governing body for motorsports in Sri [...]

Asia Rugby Division I Championship postponed to October

Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) has been forced to postpone the Asian Division I Championship, which was scheduled to take place in Colombo from April 29. This follows a decision taken by Asia Rugby (AR) because of the global pandemic caused by coronavirus. Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) President Lasitha Gunaratne stated that it was suggested to [...]

School Rugby League under ‘quarantine’

The Dialog Schools Rugby League 2020 may face a complete halt with officials predicting a longer ‘layoff’ than expected to the competition that was initially postponed for two weeks. The Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) initially took a decision to ‘temporarily’ suspend the Schools League on March 13, but with the number of [...]

‘My (Olympic) dreams are not shattered, they are simply delayed’

‘My (Olympic) dreams are not shattered, they are simply delayed’

Like most athletes around the world, Sri Lanka’s US-based star Hiruni Wijayaratne has welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics by one year because of the coronavirus pandemic. She joined 23-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps who noted his support for the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday night. “I was shocked [...]

Unbeaten league champions Kandy SC in a class of their own

Unbeaten league champions Kandy SC in a class of their own

Kandy Sports Club showed their class in club rugby when they won the league for the sixth consecutive year.  For a club which has never won a trophy until they won the Clifford Cup in 1992, this is a remarkable achievement. The first piece of silverware, resurrected the fortunes of the Up Country club taking [...]

Corona stops global tennis

This is unprecedented in world sports history. In this time and era how could this happen is the question. With more than a million people in the air travelling around the world at given time, Corona circumvented the planet in a very short and became a pandemic. In a single stroke and in mere weeks, [...]

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