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Fri, 13 Dec 2019
AFP - Sri Lanka’s depleted National Cricket Squad arrived in Pakistan yesterday expressing confidence in security promises by the hosts despite reports that the team could be targeted by militants.
Ireland powered past Six Nations rivals Scotland 27-3 to put themselves in the box seat to reach the quarter-finals at the Rugby World Cup yesterday.
Three push-over tries in the first half did the damage before wing Andrew Conway grabbed a fourth
Sri Lanka’s Cricket Board remains hopeful of going ahead with its tour of Pakistan but will await the final all-clear from the defence ministry, an official said yesterday.
Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan de Silva said he was satisfied with th
Isuru Avinda and Dhanuja Sandalindu steered Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte to a six-wicket win over traditional rivals St. John’s College, Nugegoda in their 23rd Annual Battle of Jayewardenepura Inter-School Cricket encounter played at the R. Premadasa S
The All-Island Schools Relay Championship conducted by the Ministry of Education is scheduled to be worked off from tomorrow at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.
The meet which was originally slotted to be worked off at the Welagedera Stadium in K
Sports Minister Harin Fernando yesterday issued a special directive to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to prevent its Immediate Past President Thilanga Sumathipala from holding office within the body until an inquiry is held.
The directive was issued
Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo edged-out favourites Mahamaya College, Kandy to win the Girls’ overall title while St. Joseph’s College retained the Boys’ title for the 16th successive year at the 46th All-Island Schools Swimming and Diving Champion
The eighth edition of the Under-19 Youth Asia Cup is set to commence in Colombo today.
The tournament will see
Veteran golfer B. A. Sanjeewa once again got in to the ‘pole position’ from day one with a steady even par 71 on the opening day of the LECTRA Grand Prix 2019 August Edition which got underway at the Royal Colombo Golf Club Course yesterday.
Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Bruce put on a match-winning 109-run stand for the fourth-wicket to steer New Zealand to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka with two balls to spare in the second T20I played at the Pallekele Stadium in
The Committee of Public Enterprises (COPE) yesterday asked Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to suspend operations of its charitable arm, ‘Cricket Aid,’ until the Auditor General (AG) conducts a special audit query into its operations.
SLC officials were
The 89th Sir John Tarbat Senior Athletics Championship conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Athletics Association (SLSAA) and sponsored by Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) will be held from September 10 to 12 at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Henegama Central advanced to the quarter-finals of the Under-17 Division Two Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament with a 22-run win against S. Thomas’ College ‘B’ in their pre quarter-final encounter played
Colin Grandhomme and Ross Taylor guided New Zealand to a thrilling five-wicket win with three balls to spare in the first of three T20 Internationals played at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy yesterday.
New Zealand recorded a convincing 33-run win in their T20 warm-up fixture against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI worked off at the FTZ Grounds in Katunayake yesterday.
Right-arm fast bowler Scott Kuggeleijn was the star, taking four important w
The National Para Athletics Championships 2019 organised by the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Sri Lanka under the patronage of the Ministry of Sports and sponsored by Dialog will be held on September 5 and 6 at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Co
Third seed Heshani Imanga emerged Girls’ Under-14 Singles champion in the 104th National Tennis Championships when she recorded an easy 6-2, 7-5 win over the bottom seed Hasali Gajaba in the fi
New Zealand went in to stumps holding a 138 run lead on the back of a dominant batting display on Day 4 of the final match of the two-test series.
Tom Latham and BJ W
Tom Latham’s fourth Test century against Sri Lanka was made to look easy for the most part and the opener yesterday said it was a result of following a simple idea – sticking to the plan.
Latham had done much of the work in his innings of 154 th
Australia batsman Steve Smith hopes to return for the fourth Ashes Test after batting against bowlers for the first time since suffering concussion.
Smith, 30, was ruled out of the third Test after being hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer during the secon
Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne stroked a watchful unbeaten 49 as Sri Lanka went into stumps on 85 for the loss of two wickets on a rain-hit opening day to the second Test match against New Zealand at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo yesterday.
Only 36.3 overs
Minister of Sports Harin Fernando yesterday signed the Gazette notification which would bar individuals involved in gambling firms from being associated with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
“From now on, anyone who is involved in betting or has a close
To celebrate its 45th year of service and its long-standing collaboration with the Ceylon Sea Anglers Club (CSAC), Nilaveli Beach Hotel will host the Annual Open Fishing Competition conducted
Sri Lanka will be eyeing a series whitewash as they gear up to face New Zealand in the final match of their two-Test series at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo today.
The home side, fresh off their record breaking chase of 268 in last week’s first Test
Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported for a suspect bowling action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement yesterday.
Following the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, umpires Michael Gough and Richard
Tim Southee has been named captain of New Zealand for its Twenty20I series against Sri Lanka, with Kane Williamson and Trent Boult rested.
Williamson and Boult are returning home after the two-Test series, which the Black Caps trail 0-1.
Five cueists each from Army and Moors SC made it to the pre quarter-finals of the 67th National Snooker Championships which continued at the Automobile Association Club (AAC) and The Cue Club Billiards Table in Colombo yesterday.
The five Army cueist
Regarding an article titled “Wilwara left with horrific burns after Nawaloka surgery” published in the Daily Mirror on August 13, 2019, Dr. Narendra Pinto, Senior Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, states the following:
Dimuth Karunaratne’s ninth Test century set Sri Lanka on their way to a record-breaking six-wicket win against New Zealand at the Galle Stadium yesterday, handing the hosts an unassailable lead in their first series in the Test World Championship.
After defeating New Zealand by six wickets in the first Test at the Galle Stadium yesterday, Sri Lanka Captain Dimuth Karunaratne praised his bowlers for restricting the Kiwis to 249 in the first innings.
Karunaratne led from the front with a crafty
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