George Simpkin will be missed badly

08 May 2020 - 0     - 120

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     - 414

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     - 147

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     - 58

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     - 44

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     - 179

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     - 588

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     - 53

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     - 99

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     - 281

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     - 162

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     - 88

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     - 1005

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     - 2095

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     - 272

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     - 225

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     - 144

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     - 105

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     - 40

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     - 147

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     - 217

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     - 144

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.


Kandy SC rally to beat Police SC 40-24

09 Mar 2020 - 1     - 49

Kandy Sports Club produced a superb second half rally to beat Police Sports Club 40-24 in their Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament second-round final fixture worked off at the Nittawela Stadium


Nalanda dominate drawn Battle of the Maroons

09 Mar 2020 - 0     - 151

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     - 52

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     - 78

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     - 90

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     - 216

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     - 146

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.