Sri Lanka planning to send 10-member squad for World Table Tennis Championship

22 May 2020 - 0     - 43

The World Table Tennis Championship has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic but the Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka (TTASL) is planning to send a 10-member team for t


The first rugby visitors: When the All-Blacks played in Colombo in 1907

20 May 2020 - 0     - 301

The first rugby team from parts beyond the seas to play in Sri Lanka, as per the recorded history of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (now Sri Lanka Rugby), was the “All Blacks” Northern Union t


Sri Lanka netball needs to target titles outside Asia – Former skipper Somitha de Alwis

20 May 2020 - 0     - 70

Sri Lanka have emerged Asian netball champions on five occasions but they should be looking at winning titles beyond the region, said former national captain Somitha de Alwis.


SL need to build on SAG success: Sugath Thilakaratne

18 May 2020 - 0     - 54

While expressing his pride at still holding the national 400m record, former star athlete Sugath Thilakaratne said that athletes could not rest purely on their success at last year’s South Asian Gam


Weightlifting and wushu to resume national pool training on June 1

18 May 2020 - 0     - 32

Only two national sports associations have responded positively to a circular issued by the Ministry of Sports to resume training activities for the national pool by June 1, according to sources.


A rugby legend’s love with Sri Lanka

13 May 2020 - 0     - 238

The death of rugby legend and coach George Dreaden Simpkin a few days ago left little Sri Lanka mourning the loss of this man who was so dear to us.


Weak and bias selectors reason for decline of football: Kasun Jayasuriya

13 May 2020 - 0     - 66

The standard of football in Sri Lanka is on the decline not because players lack skill but because the selection committee members are weak and biased, according to veteran football star Kasun Jayasur


George Simpkin will be missed badly

08 May 2020 - 0     - 114

Former Fiji, China, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka Youth and Germany Head Coach, George Simpkin passed away in New Zealand two days ago.


Coaching ‘mafia’ producing ‘broiler’ athletes, warn Sunil and Badra

08 May 2020 - 0     - 409

Coaches who have not even won a medal at national level or followed any international coaching courses have created a coaching mafia which, if unchecked by the national sports associations and the Spo


Army ‘bullet’ Himasha Eshan predicts new dawn for SL athletics

04 May 2020 - 0     - 142

The islandwide curfew caused by the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative effect on the skill level of national athletes, according to the fastest man in Sri Lanka Himasha Eshan.


Sri Lanka’s junior stars have missed out on ten gold medals - AASL President

01 May 2020 - 0     - 53

Sri Lanka’s national level junior athletes have been deprived of winning at least 10 gold medals since the two international competitions they were scheduled to take part in were postponed indefinit


Coronavirus spikes national team’s preparations for Asian tournaments

29 Apr 2020 - 0     - 42

The Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVB) is making plans to resume administration of the sport once the curfew as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic is lifted.


No place in the sun for ‘golden girl’ Ramani Mangalika

29 Apr 2020 - 0     - 171

Ramani Mangalika is one of the finest athletes Sri Lanka has ever produced but her dazzling achievements seem like a mere postscript in a distant past for many.


The first All Ceylonese rugby match and ’’The Ceylon Sportsman’’ publication

27 Apr 2020 - 0     - 573

There were about five clubs regularly playing the game; there were inter-district matches, and also inter-club matches. The showpiece of the season was the Colombo-Up Country match for the Capper Cup


Ripple effect of pandemic to hit Asian Games, SAG and SEA Games

27 Apr 2020 - 0     - 48

Major multi-discipline events in Asia such as South Asian Games (SAG), South East Asian Games (SEA) and the 2022 Asian Games are unlikely to be held in the near future as scheduled because of the repe


FFSL gearing to continue operations using technology - Jaswar Umar

24 Apr 2020 - 0     - 90

General Secretary of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) Jaswar Umar yesterday said that they are gearing up to continue with the post Covid-19 operations using technologies.


Thilaka Jinadasa set to quit as National Netball Coach

23 Apr 2020 - 0     - 270

She will officially convey her decision to the Netball Federation of Sri Lanka (NFSL) once the prevailing situation in the country eases, Jinadasa disclosed on Wednesday.


When NCC beat CH & FC in 1920

23 Mar 2020 - 1     - 154

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     - 87

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


Omalka suspended for 8 weeks

18 Mar 2020 - 0     - 993

CR & FC captain Omalka Gunaratne has been suspended for eight matches following his conduct during the controversial Dialog Rugby League game against Police Sports Club which saw the Red Shirts walkin


A day that united the nation 24 years ago

17 Mar 2020 - 0     - 2087

A ball guided to the third man boundary, a captain’s arms raised, a World Cup trophy lifted high.


Experienced Royal face uphill task

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 270

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     - 610

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.


Trinity outclass Antonians

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 223

Trinity College continued their unbeaten run in the Dialog League Under-19 schools’ rugby tournament when they outclassed St. Anthony’s College Katugastota 26 points (4 tries, 3 conversions) to 05


Joes left with mountain to climb

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 143

St. Joseph’s College having lost the two opening games of the season has been left with a mountain to climb in Group A.


England end Sri Lanka cricket tour over virus

13 Mar 2020 - 0     - 104

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


Isipathana chase ‘triple titles’

12 Mar 2020 - 0     - 38

Isipathana College having got themselves off to a fine start against Science College, Mount Lavinia are eager to land triple titles this season.


S. Thomas’ regain Lady Jayatileke Shield

12 Mar 2020 - 0     - 144

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     - 211

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     - 142

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.