Home » Sports

Kamindu guides Chilaw Marians to easy win

Kamindu guides Chilaw Marians  to easy win

In a rain-affected day, a brilliant knock of 117 by Kamindu Mendis helped Chilaw Marians to record their second successive win with an easy 109-run victory on D/L method over Negombo CC in the Under-23 Inter-Club Limited Over Cricket Tournament played at the FTZ ground in Katunayake yesterday. Mendis’ knock helped the Marians reach a [...]

Bangladesh begins quarantine, but tour to Sri Lanka in limbo

Bangladesh cricketers and the support staff will move into a hotel today to be in isolation for seven days before boarding a charter flight to Colombo on September 27, but uncertainty still looms over the series. Bangladesh is slated to play three Tests against Sri Lanka starting October 23. It is the first series the [...]

Flood of entries for Surfing Nationals at Arugam Bay

Flood of entries for Surfing Nationals at Arugam Bay

Organisers of the Open and National Surfing Championship, to be held next weekend, are coping with a flood of entries with just a few days remaining before the closing date to accept entries. Hiran Ukwatte, the president of Surfing Federation of Sri Lanka (SFSL) told the Sunday Times they have already received the targeted number [...]

The absence of cricket and its socio-economic impact

Having always been an ardent cricket fan, like the multitudeof my fellow countrymen some of whom consider the game as almost a religion, I too found something missing in life during the past few months after our favourite game was also ‘shut down’. It was a good thing that the drought came to an end [...]

Eight teams in Mercantile K/O tournament

The Mercantile Hockey Association (MHA) will conduct its Knockout Tournament on September 26 and October 3 at the Astro Turf, Torrington Square. The following eight teams in two divisions will participate in this tournament which was inaugurated in 1953. The four teams in Division ‘A’: (contested for the ‘Hatna’ Trophy): HNB (Defending Champions) , Allianz [...]

SLASU president positive of FINA ban being lifted

Following the appeal letter sent on August 18 by the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) to the global governing body FINA, with regard to Sri Lanka’s international ban from competitions, the likelihood of restoring its status looks bright, according to Nethru Nanayakkara. Elected president of SLASU on July 19 last year with a majority [...]

The youthful Sports Minister shifts into high gear in style!

The youthful Sports Minister shifts into high gear in style!

At a meeting with all National Sports Associations (NSA) at the Duncan White Auditorium of the MOS (Ministry of Sports) recently, Sports Minister Namal Rajapakse articulated his designs for the development of sports in a style not seen before in this august assembly of sports men and women. He seemed very much at ease perhaps [...]

We can start contact rugby in Sri Lanka – SLR medical officer

Rugby authorities are confident of convincing the Ministry of Health to resume the season after the Chief Medical Officer of Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) Dr. Namith Sankalpana conducted a workshop to all stakeholders of the sport entitled ‘Safe Return to Rugby’ at the Duncan White Auditorium of the Sports Ministry on Thursday. Some 300 people [...]

Cricket in a bio-secure bubble is the ‘new normal’

Eight months into the pandemic, Sri Lanka is on the verge of resuming international cricket in October when they host Bangladesh in a three-match Test series. With a bio-secure environment introduced to safeguard the health of cricketers and officials, however, it will be a new experience for everyone. Having contained the pandemic relatively well, health [...]

The one who didn’t bite the dust

The one who didn’t bite the dust

Former Trinity College and Sri Lanka Under 19 skipper Sachith Pathirana was one of the youngsters addicted by ‘cricket fever’ inspired by Sri Lanka’s first World Cup victory under Arjuna Ranatunga in 1996. Whereas many were not able to realise their aspirations, Pathirana nurtured himself to become a ‘wholesome’ cricketer using his talent to win [...]

NSSF holds AGM for 2020

The National Shooting Sport Federation of Sri Lanka (NSSF) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2020 at the Mega Pharma Auditorium in Kohuwala on August 28. The objective of the AGM, held with the participation of the affiliates of NSSF, was to table the annual report and the account reports audited by the Auditor [...]

HSBC marks silver year of golf sponsorships with weekend at RCGC

Celebrating 25 years since sponsoring the first Stableford Golf Tournament, HSBC gets ready to sponsor a weekend full of competitive golf with two back to back tournaments scheduled in Colombo this month. The HSBC 5-Club Stableford Golf Tournament is scheduled to be held from September 25 to 27 with HSBC’s exclusive Premier Golf Tournament held [...]

‘Indy’ Pera – our dear friend

The demise of a former class-mate of mine, the warm-hearted ‘Indy’ Perayerawar, (aka Pera) who passed away on September 4 in London, proved yet again that old adage: ‘Life can be compared to a mere drop of water dangling precariously at the end of a blade of grass’. Of course, Pera, having passed the Biblical [...]

Government keen to create ‘sports culture’ from school level

Government keen to create ‘sports culture’ from school level

Veteran sports personalities and ministers responsible of the subject met President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to review the future of sports activities, at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. At the meeting special importance was given to the subject of school playgrounds, in addition to establishing a sports culture to form a healthy, disciplined and athletic society, starting [...]

SLC supports once battered Ranajayapura cricketers

SLC supports once battered Ranajayapura cricketers

The group of aspiring cricketers of Ranajayapura Vidyalaya, Kekirawa were already facing difficulties in their cricket training due to lack of basic facilities, until an unknown group or persons deliberately set fire to the only lacklustre facility they had. The damage was huge from the eyes of the Ranajayapura cricketers, but for privileged schools it [...]

Perera and Sons steps into Esports with mobile tournaments

Perera and Sons steps into Esports with mobile tournaments

Perera and Sons, Sri Lanka’s foremost Quick Service Restaurant facility provider, announced their first foray into Mobile Esports with Two events for mobile gamers. The “P&S PUBG Mobile Series” will feature PUBG Mobile as its stand-alone event with Rs. 100,000 in prize money going out to the top eight placements of the event. In addition, [...]

CCC School of Cricket to celebrate 22nd anniversary

CCC School of Cricket, found in 1998 by veteran cricket mentor Nelson Mendis, will celebrate its 22nd anniversary with the annual Inter-House Cricket Tournament, commencing on September 26. The tournament will be played over two days and will be concluded on September 27 at their home grounds the CCC grounds in Maitland Place. The cricket school, [...]

SLUSA to mark International Day of University Sport in Kelaniya

The International Day of University Sport (IDUS) proclaimed by UNESCO will be celebrated for the first time today at the University of Kelaniya. It has been organised by the Sri Lanka Universities Sports Association (SLUSA), who have lined up several activities from 8.30am to 3.00pm. The chief guest at the event will be Senior Professor [...]

Advertising Rates

Please contact the advertising office on 011 - 2479521 for the advertising rates.