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Cricket – the only solace and pleasure during crisis

Cricket – the only solace and pleasure during crisis

In an era where queues are common sight in Sri Lanka, for daily essentials such as gas, milk powder, fuel and medicine, a new product joined the group — tickets for the upcoming cricket games between Sri Lanka and Australia. Cricket is known to be a stress reliever and the prime joy to all Sri [...]

Shanaka relishes world class bowling attack

A world class bowling attack is a luxury every captain dreams of and Sri Lanka limited over skipper Dasun Shanaka is relishing it ahead of his team’s white-ball series against Australia. The T20 World Champions arrived this week for their first all-format tour–three T20s, five ODIs and two Tests in six years–but the hosts are [...]

DDS to lead 50-overs; Kamindu 4-dayers for Aussie ‘A’ tour

Sri Lankan national all-rounder Dhananjaya De Silva has been named Sri Lanka ‘A’ team 50-over skipper for their tour versus the Australian ‘A’ starting this Wednesday. De Silva who failed to earn a place in the national T20 squad will, however play the two 50-over games along with Niroshan Dickwella who was also axed from [...]

Economy crisis hit shooting sport hard

Economy crisis hit shooting sport hard

The National Shooting Sport Federation of Sri Lanka (NSSF), one of  the key sport entities that have produced Olympians and Commonwealth  Games medialists, have been forced to withhold its intended calendar  events. According to sources, the main reason is the unavailability of  ammunition, pellets and other important material that goes along with  the medal prospective, [...]

“It’s me against myself ’’ Yupun Abeykoon

There are dozens of Sri Lankan sportsmen and women based or serving overseas, faring exceedingly well, beyond expectations and producing high-flying results. Many of those names are from the gentleman’s game of cricket. But in the modern era, from athletics, two names have joined that list namely high-jumper living in the US, Ushan Thiwanka, and [...]

Triple jumper Kumarasiri eyes World Championship spot

Chamal Kumarasiri, who established a new meet record in Men’s Triple Jump, is one of the 12 athletes included in the team that will represent Sri Lanka at the 61st National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship to be held in Chennai, India from June 10 to 14. Alongside Kumarasiri, Roshan Dhammika, the 100m hurdler who set [...]

From hot into settled waters

The three Sri Lankan Women’s hockey team members, dealing with initial doubts and scares over their airfare sponsorship, was eventually sponsored on full basis for their Asian Games Qualifiers and will be opening their and the qualifiers itself tomorrow against Cambodia. As the Sunday Times reported last week, only 15 of the 18 team members [...]

Questions galore over TT selections

Questions have been made galore over the selection of Supuna Warusavithana as replacement for Rohan Sirisena who withdrew from next month’s Commonwealth Games in England for reasons best known to top officials. Table tennis initially had one slot in Singles, with the country’s top seed Sirisena earning automatic entry, but after the last minute withdrawal [...]

Gayana, Matheesha, Jayamin shine in Kurunegala Zone’s win

Half tons by Gayana Weerasinghe, Matheesha Weerasinghe and Jayamin Muthukumara paved the way for Kurunegala Zone 2 to record a convincing 110-run win over Polonnaruwa District in the Under-19 Youth League Limited Over Tournament encounter played at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium. Results:  At Dambulla: Kurunegala Zone 2 beat Polonnaruwa by 110 runs  Kurunegala Zone 2 [...]

103rd Blues Battle of the Hills ends in draw

St. Anthony’s College grabbed major honours in their drawn 103rd Battle of the Blues encounter against Trinirty College concluded at the Asgiriya Cricket Stadium yesterday. Chasing 185 to win, after the Antonians declared their second essay on 104 for 5–a lead of 184, the hosts reached 49 for one at stumps with Pawan Pathiraja unbeaten [...]

Ananda thrash Sebs at Moratuwa

Ananda College recorded a convincing 7-wicket win against St. Sebastian’s College, in their Under-19 School Cricket encounter which ended at Moratuwa yesterday. The visitors, who were put into bat, gained the upper hand from the   start, despite making 202 for their first innings. That was when they skittled out the hosts for just 82 runs, [...]

Champion paddler Senura misses out CWG trials

Champion paddler Senura misses out CWG trials

Sri Lanka’s ace paddler Senura Silva, has missed out the final has missed out the final selection trials for the upcoming Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022, as he is currently sitting for the GCE Ordinary Level examination. The said selection trials to select the final table tennis team for CWG 2022 was held last Sunday and [...]

Excitement builds ahead of inaugural ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup as qualifier begins

Excitement builds ahead of  inaugural ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup as qualifier begins

The stage is set for the beginning of qualification for the inaugural edition of next year’s ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, setting the tone for an exciting build up where the future stars of the women’s game will showcase their talents in front of the world. The ICC U-19 Women’s T20 [...]

Lyceum Kurunegala welcomes Poseidon, the new swimming pool

Lyceum Kurunegala  welcomes Poseidon, the new swimming pool

The opening ceremony of the swimming pool of Lyceum International School, Kurunegala was held recently. It has was christened as “Poseidon” in honour of the mighty Olympian of the Ocean. This is a milestone in the process of enhancing school’s infrastructure facilities and in the development of physical potential of young Lyceumites. Lyceum Kurunegala has [...]

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