Renu Yapa heads SLM Women’s Hockey

05 Aug 2020 - 0     - 44

Renu Yapa was appointed as President of the Sri Lanka Masters Women’s National Hockey Association (SLMWNHA) at their Annual General Meeting held at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo recently.


Could power of club rugby shift to Forces?

05 Aug 2020 - 0     - 212

However, in reality, it has been a tough going for teams like Police and the tri-forces because all the super-stars from Inter-school League would often join Havelock, CR or CH, and if they perform in


Asia Rugby cancels remaining fixtures for 2020

03 Aug 2020 - 0     - 15

Asia Rugby (AR), working with its Competitions Committee, Player Welfare and Medical Committee, relevant stakeholders and in line with the Return to Play Guidelines provided by World Rugby (WR), has c


Hamilton is uncatchable say closest rivals

03 Aug 2020 - 0     - 33

Both Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Charles Leclerc of Ferrari effectively conceded the title on Sunday after the British Grand Prix as the six-time champion claimed his third straight.


Vantage FFSL President’s Cup 2020 offers football bonanza

03 Aug 2020 - 0     - 38

The Vantage FFSL President’s Cup 2020 will kick-off on August 9 with four matches in two venues in Colombo, according to the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL).


SLR office bearers confirmed by Election Committee

31 Jul 2020 - 0     - 71

The Sri Lanka Rugby Office Bearers and Committee Members for 2020-2022 were unanimously confirmed by the Election Committee.


FFSL President’s Cup to serve as precursor to Super League

29 Jul 2020 - 0     - 35

Major League Football will return to Sri Lanka after a lapse of two years when the FFSL President’s Cup 2020 Invitation Tournament is set for kick-off on August 9 with the participation of 20 teams.


Badoordeen heads Colombo Malay Cricket Club

29 Jul 2020 - 0     - 94

Rizwan Badoordeen was elected as the new President of the Colombo Malay Cricket Club (CMCC) at their Annual General Meeting held at the ’Padang’ in Slave Island on Sunday.


Pope, Buttler keep WI at bay with century stand

24 Jul 2020 - 0     - 39

Half centuries from opener Rory Burns, Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler helped England reach a modest 258 for four in their first innings on the opening day of the third and deciding Test against the West I


IPL cricket to start September 19 in UAE, says chairman

24 Jul 2020 - 0     - 33

The star-studded Indian Premier League cricket will start on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates, its chairman told AFP on Friday, adding that players may need to undergo quarantine.


Longest Premier League season set for nerve-racking climax

24 Jul 2020 - 0     - 21

Three hundred and fifty-three days since Liverpool kicked off the Premier League season it will stagger to a conclusion on Sunday with unresolved issues at both ends of the table set to provide last-d


England’s Archer ready to play, Holder hints at unchanged Windies

23 Jul 2020 - 0     - 15

England captain Joe Root is confident that Jofra Archer will be ready to play in the third Test against the West Indies but said there was a question mark over Ben Stokes’ ability to bowl.


Four volleyball tournaments planned in final quarter of 2020

23 Jul 2020 - 0     - 39

The Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVB) is planning to conduct four national level tournaments that were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic in the final quarter of the year (October, Nov


International rugby in SL put on hold

20 Jul 2020 - 0     - 126

The Ministry of Sports has put international rugby events scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka this year on hold considering the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Gunaratne endorses Illyas as SL Rugby head

20 Jul 2020 - 0     - 378

Incumbent President of Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) Lasitha Gunaratne today (20) threw his support behind Rizly Illyas’ bid to head SLR when the election of office bearers is held next month.


T20 World Cup postponed until 2021

20 Jul 2020 - 0     - 23

The men’s T20 World Cup due to take place in Australia from October 18 has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Cricket Council announced Monday.


Root returns as England drop Denly, Holder says history can wait

15 Jul 2020 - 0     - 38

England have dropped batsman Joe Denly and rested pacemen James Anderson and Mark Wood for the second Test against the West Indies starting on Thursday, with Joe Root returning as captain.


Kulawansa wants elite pool formed to target Olympic medal in 2024 or 2028

15 Jul 2020 - 0     - 42

A common elite pool needs to be formed if Sri Lanka is to target a medal at the 2024 or 2028 Olympic Games, says Sriyani Kulawansa, president of Sri Lanka Olympians (SLO).


Rizly Illyas set to head SLR

13 Jul 2020 - 0     - 465

Rizly Illyas is set to become the new Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) President after the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) confirmed his nomination for the post of President ahead of the SLR Annual


Windies in charge against England in first Test

11 Jul 2020 - 0     - 44

Shane Dowrich steered the West Indies into a first-innings lead of over a hundred runs against England on the third day of the first Test at Southampton on Friday.


Holder takes six as England slump to 204 all out

09 Jul 2020 - 0     - 38

All rounder Holder ended with his best test bowling figures of six for 42, including the key wickets of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler after lunch, as West Indies dominated.


England 35-1 as weather spoils long-awaited Test

08 Jul 2020 - 0     - 43

After a 117-day absence, international cricket returned in familiar fashion on Wednesday as rain and bad light restricted the first Test between England and West Indies to 17.4 overs and the hosts clo


Former national captain Somitha de Alwis appointed national coach

07 Jul 2020 - 0     - 99

Former Sri Lanka captain and experienced national level coach Somitha de Alwis has been appointed as national netball coach by the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka (NFSL) yesterday (06).


Premier Tier A tournament to resume with Super Eight matches

07 Jul 2020 - 0     - 36

Sri Lanka’s domestic cricket season will resume on July 14 with four matches in the Premier Tier A Super Eight segment.


BCCI worried T20 WC delays could impact IPL start date

06 Jul 2020 - 0     - 36

India’s cricket leaders are becoming impatient with the world body’s delays in deciding whether the Twenty20 World Cup will go ahead this year amid the Coronavirus pandemic.


’I had to dodge bullets to win,’’ admits Bottas

06 Jul 2020 - 0     - 31

The 30-year-old Finn, who started from his career 12th pole position and third at the Red Bull Ring, led from start to finish to deliver his eighth victory and repeat his first day triumph from last y


Tests return with Stokes and Holder head-to-head

06 Jul 2020 - 0     - 26

The circumstances will be surreal with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning no fans will be present in the bio-secure environment -- the only sounds being the thump of leather on willow, the chit-chat betwee


Only Top Eight to feature in Athletic Nationals

06 Jul 2020 - 0     - 43

The Athletic Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) is considering inviting only the top eight ranked athletes for each event at the 98th National Athletic Championship scheduled to be held this year.


FFSL President’s Cup 2020 to kick-off on July 26

06 Jul 2020 - 0     - 31

The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) has decided to organize an invitational pre-seasonal football tournament titled ‘FFSL President’s Cup 2020’ to bring back the football atmosphere and


Gomes targets boxing gold at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

06 Jul 2020 - 0     - 358

Sri Lanka is targeting a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, according to Dian Gomes, President of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka (BASL).