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A day that united the nation 24 years ago

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Omalka suspended for 8 weeks

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Trinity outclass Antonians

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When NCC beat CH & FC in 1920

23 Mar 2020 - 1     - 34

This account is of the rugby match between the first rugby club in Ceylon, the CH & FC, and the Nondescripts Cricket Club (better known for its cricketing history) in 1920 and its historical significa


Sri Lankan structure more suited for Sevens Rugby - Marija

23 Mar 2020 - 0     - 28

Former Kingswood College and Kandy Sports Club player Fazil Marija said that Sri Lanka’s rugby structure is more suited for the Sevens game.


Experienced Royal face uphill task

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 235

S. Thomas’ was on top against traditional rivals Royal when play ended on day in the 141st Battle of the Blues big match played at the SSC ground. The Thomians after making a formidable score of 369


Ibrahim confident of Kingswood backline

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 571

Head coach Nilfer Ibrahim is fully confident that Kingswood College backline would take their team to greater heights during the Inter-School League Rugby Tournament which was kicked off recently.


England end Sri Lanka cricket tour over virus

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 78

England’s cricket team abruptly pulled out of a tour of Sri Lanka on Friday over the mounting coronavirus pandemic.


S. Thomas’ regain Lady Jayatileke Shield

12 Mar 2020 - 0     - 130

S. Thomas’ College regained the Lady Jayatileke Shield when they edged-out St. Joseph’s College 24-22 in a thrilling Dialog Inter-Schools Under-19 Rugby Tournament fixture worked off at Longden Pl


Would Thomian grit stand in the way of a Royal win?

11 Mar 2020 - 0     - 185

The 141st edition of the second oldest schools cricket encounter in the world, the Battle of the Blues, between Royal College Colombo and S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia will get underway at the SS


Wesley to rally around Ogbebor

10 Mar 2020 - 0     - 126

Wesley College will rally around their super star captain Samuel Ogbebor who has already made a name for himself following his performance in the last few years.


Nalanda dominate drawn Battle of the Maroons

09 Mar 2020 - 0     - 119

Nalanda College dominated proceedings in their 91st Battle of the Maroons Inter-School Big Match against the traditional rivals Ananda College which ended in a draw at the SSC Grounds in Maitland Plac


Dominant Australia crush India to win fifth T20 World Cup

09 Mar 2020 - 0     - 47

A rampant Australia emphatically swept to their fifth women’s Twenty20 World Cup title yesterday, crushing India by 85 runs in front of more than 86,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


King, Russell power Windies to win

06 Mar 2020 - 0     - 66

Brandon King set the tone early in the chase before Andre Russell’s merciless assault on the home side’s bowlers took the West Indies to a seven-wicket win against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele Inter


Thomas runs riot

04 Mar 2020 - 0     - 71

West Indian right-arm pacie Oshane Thomas wrecked the Sri Lankan top order in their run chase of 197, ending with impressive figures of 5 for 28 and laying the foundation for a 25-run win for the visi


Fernando hat-trick hands Rajans 50-14 thrashing

04 Mar 2020 - 0     - 199

Wing three quarter Ishan Fernando bagged a cracking hat-trick as St. Peter’s College thrashed Dharmaraja College 50-14 in their opening match of the Inter-School League Rugby Tournament at Bambalapi


‘Development year’ for S. Thomas’

04 Mar 2020 - 0     - 135

S. Thomas’ College head coach Shumley Nawaz believes that his team is heading to a ‘development year’ having lost a host of senior members last season.


Rajans laying foundation for future

04 Mar 2020 - 0     - 56

Dharamaraja College Kandy would look to lay the foundation for a ‘championship winning’ future during the course of the ongoing Inter-School League Rugby Tournament this year.


NZ thrash India by seven wickets to sweep series

02 Mar 2020 - 0     - 49

New Zealand romped to a seven-wicket victory over India in the second Test in Christchurch today (02) for an emphatic 2-0 series sweep of the number one side in the world.


Retiring Siriwardena bowls SL to emphatic win

02 Mar 2020 - 0     - 69

Sri Lanka ended their Women’s Twenty20 World Cup on a high today (02) with a crushing victory over Bangladesh in a fitting farewell to retiring veteran Shashikala Siriwardena, who bagged a tournamen


CR & FC faces ‘potential’ ban from SLR

02 Mar 2020 - 0     - 157

CR and FC hit a historical low yesterday when they opted to walk off an ongoing league encounter against Police Sports Club at Police Park which resulted in home-side receiving a bonus-point victory p


Knight hits first ton of T20 World Cup as England cruise to victory

26 Feb 2020 - 0     - 32

Skipper Heather Knight smashed the first century of the women’s Twenty20 World Cup Wednesday as England emphatically got their campaign back on track with a crushing 98-run win over minnows Thailand


Sri Lanka crush WI to clinch ODI series

26 Feb 2020 - 0     - 97

Two magnificent hundreds from Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis helped Sri Lanka beat the West Indies by 161 runs in the second One Day International (ODI) worked off at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium


Australia revive T20 fortunes with win over SL

24 Feb 2020 - 0     - 49

Rachael Haynes and Meg Lanning revived Australia’s stuttering Women’s Twenty20 World Cup title defence with a match-turning 95-run partnership in the home side’s tense five-wicket victory over S


NZ restore pride by thrashing India in first Test

24 Feb 2020 - 0     - 58

New Zealand completed a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over India before lunch on the fourth day of the first Test at the Basin Reserve today (24) to give them a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.


Kandy SC continue winning streak

23 Feb 2020 - 0     - 88

Kandy Sports Club continued their winning streak when they outplayed CR and FC by 39 points (six tries, three conversions and one penalty) to 15 points (two tries, one conversion and one penalty) in t


Karlsson to challenge FEI decision

21 Feb 2020 - 0     - 140

Sri Lankan equestrian athlete Mathilda Karlsson says she will challenge the decision made by the equestrian world body, the FEI, to retrospectively cancel the ranking points awarded at competitions in


Yadav bowls India to upset win over Australia in T20 World Cup opener

21 Feb 2020 - 0     - 44

Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav bowled India to an upset 17-run win over defending champions Australia in the opening game of the women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Sydney today (21).


Airmen aim for double against CH & FC

21 Feb 2020 - 0     - 29

Air Force SC will be eyeing a repeat of their stunning first-round win over CH & FC when the two sides meet again tomorrow (22) at the Racecourse grounds in Colombo.


Silva, Sooriyapperuma return to strengthen Police

21 Feb 2020 - 0     - 32

Wing three quarter Sachith Silva and second row Udara Sooriyapperuma have returned from injuries to lift Police Sports Club who are scheduled to host Army Sports Club at Police Park tomorrow (22).


Sri Lanka target aggressive approach under Arthur

21 Feb 2020 - 0     - 80

Sri Lanka will target a more attacking approach in white-ball cricket, Head Coach Mickey Arthur said, beginning with the first One Day International against the West Indies at the SSC Grounds in Colom


FFSL signs Australian football coach with eye on WC qualifiers and SAFF 2020

19 Feb 2020 - 0     - 55

The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) has appointed Bosnian-born Australian Amir Alagic as the new head coach for the senior men’s national football team, for the remaining World Cup qualifier


Arthur wants players to embrace ‘defined roles’ against WI

19 Feb 2020 - 0     - 61

Sri Lanka Head Coach Mickey Arthur today (19) said he was keen to see how his players embraced their ‘defined roles’, when they take on the West Indies in three ODIs and two T20Is beginning on Sat