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Cricket World Cup 1992

11 Jun 2019 - 0     - 128

The 1992 Cricket World Cup is the perfect example of the old adage that ’’it’s not how you start, but how you finish’’.


SL-Macau clash hangs in the balance

10 Jun 2019 - 0     - 48

The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) is awaiting the final verdict from the AFC for their FIFA World Cup Qualifier second-leg between Sri Lanka and Macau scheduled for tomorrow (11) at the Suga


SL’s top Women’s tennis player in danger of Fed Cup omission

07 Jun 2019 - 0     - 389

Sri Lanka’s top Women’s tennis player could be a glaring omission from the National Team for the upcoming Fed Cup Tournament, after the selectors were asked to make a ‘compromise’ to the natio


Cricket World Cup 1987

07 Jun 2019 - 0     - 87

They didn’t know it at the time, but the Australian team at the 1987 World Cup laid the foundation for the dynasty-like dominance the country has had over cricket’s most coveted prize.


Cricket World Cup 1983

07 Jun 2019 - 0     - 140

The 1983 Cricket World Cup was perhaps the beginning of the end of the mighty West Indian team of the ’90s as their bid for a hat-trick of trophies ended with a shock defeat to the Kapil Dev led Ind


Cricket World Cup 1979

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The 1979 World Cup, played in England again, saw one of the turning points of Sri Lankan cricket history as they recorded their first ever win in a World Cup.


Cricket World Cup 1975

07 Jun 2019 - 0     - 120

The first ever World Cup, the 1975 tournament featured the six full members of the then International Cricket Conference and two invitees – East Africa and Sri Lanka.


Nizam-Aaqil only father-son to officiate Bradby

03 Jun 2019 - 0     - 183

After successfully officiating the first-leg of the 75th Bradby Shield encounter last Saturday, Aaqil Jamaldeen became the youngest ever Referee to have blown the whistle in the most prestigious annua


Theekshana Dassanayake sent home

01 Jun 2019 - 2     - 329

Sri Lanka centre Theekshana Dassanayake has been sent home after he was allegedly caughtpocketing a watch belong to a female room cleaner of the hotel the National Rugby Team stays during the ongoing


My target is the SAG Gold Medal and to qualify for the Olympics says

29 May 2019 - 0     - 48

Pradeep Dhammika Arunasiri is the Marathon Champion at the 45th National Sports Festival held in Anuradhapura last week told the Daily Mirror that he has two targets. The first is winning the Gold Med


Anika, Janali qualify for Women’s Open final

29 May 2019 - 0     - 196

Defending champion Anika Seneviratne and Janali Manamperi qualified for the Women’s Open final of the Clay court Tennis Nationals by winning their respective semi-final encounters played at the SLTA


Philippines prove too strong for Tuskers

29 May 2019 - 0     - 75

In a compelling match, the Philippines ran out eventual winners 39-22 against Sri Lankan in their Asia Rugby Championship Division One semi-final fixture worked off at the Taipei Municipal Stadium in


Aaqil youngest to officiate at Bradby

29 May 2019 - 0     - 216

The Sri Lanka Society of Rugby Football Referees has named Aaqil Jamaldeen as the Referee for the first-leg of the 75th annual Bradby Shield game between Royal College and Trinity College which is sch


Schools Rugby to be played as schedule

24 May 2019 - 0     - 96

The second-round matches of the Inter-Schools Under-19 League Rugby Tournament which was postponed due to unavoidable circumstances will recommence from May 31.


Selectors shocked as Saranga pulls out of squad

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Sri Lanka National Rugby Selectors were stunned today (24) to read an e-mail from the most experienced player of the Fifteen-A-Side Squad, Sajith Saranga stating that the 29-year-old is unable to take


Gunarathne confident of Asian success

24 May 2019 - 0     - 190

Sri Lanka’s youngest fifteen-a-side captain Omalka Gunarathne is confident of what appears to be a very young side ahead of their Asia Championship campaign which gets underway in Chinese Taipei lat


Selectors put faith in Army duo Bandara, Dikkumbura,

24 May 2019 - 0     - 262

Kandy scrum-half Roshan Weeraratne who missed the Malaysian friendly matches, has returned to Sri Lanka fifteen-a-side squad ahead of their Asia Championship campaign in Chinese Taipei later this mont


Sharmal clinches men’s open title

23 May 2019 - 0     - 66

Top seeded player Sharmal Dissanayake clinched the Clay Court Tennis Nationals singles title on Thursday (23) with a convincing straight sets 6/4, 6/2 win over defending champion Dineshkanthan Thangar


SL Netball Squad leaves for Botswana

21 May 2019 - 0     - 164

The Sri Lanka Netball Squad left for Botswana yesterday (20) to participate in a series of international matches over the next few weeks.


Doubts over Schools Rugby resumption

21 May 2019 - 0     - 122

The possible resumption of the Inter-Schools Under-19 League Rugby Tournament second-round matches have been put under a serious doubt with the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) st


SL confident of winning Gold at Beach Volleyball

20 May 2019 - 0     - 205

Sri Lanka are confident of winning the Men’s and Women’s Gold Medals in the South Asian Games (SAG) Beach Volleyball Tournament which will be worked off in Kathmandu, Nepal in December.


Coaches from Iran to help SL wrestlers

17 May 2019 - 0     - 41

The Wrestling Federation of Sri Lanka (WFSL) is hoping to obtain the services of four top coaches from Iran to train the National Wrestling Squad in their preparation for the South Asian Games (SAG) w


Abzal, Herath pull out of National Pool

17 May 2019 - 0     - 194

Former Kingswood College, Police Sports Club and current Navy Sports Club playmaker Mohamed Abzal has pulled out from the training sessions for the Asian Rugby Championship which will take place in Ch


Gateway beat Royal to win WP ‘A Division’ Basketball Championship

17 May 2019 - 0     - 57

Gateway College won the U- 20 Western Province ‘A Division’ Basketball Championship beating Royal College, Colombo (31-26) in the final played at the Royal College court.


British coach to train SL archers

17 May 2019 - 0     - 82

The Sri Lanka Archery Association (SLAA) have successfully negotiated with the Ministry of Sports to regain the services of a foreign coach in their preparations for the South Asian Games (SAG) which


Schools Rugby to resume on June 1

16 May 2019 - 0     - 103

The postponed Inter-Schools Under-19 League Rugby Tournament second-round would resume next month with a card of three matches to be worked off in Colombo and in Kandy.


National Cycling Championships on August 11 and12

10 May 2019 - 1     - 42

The Cycling Federation of Sri Lanka has scheduled the National Cycling Championships to be held on August 11 and 12 in Colombo or Kurunegala.


Super League Round of Rupavahini VB tournament from May 13 to 20

10 May 2019 - 0     - 56

The Super League Round of the 33rd Rupavahini Volleyball Tournament will be held from May 13 to 20 at the National Youth Service Council (NYSC) Indoor Courts in Maharagama.


Request via Ministry to include Para Events for SAG 2019

08 May 2019 - 0     - 42

The Sri Lanka Paralympics Committee is to request the Ministry of Sports via the South Asian Games Federation to include several Para Sports events for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) to be held from


Omalka replaces Weeraratne as XV’s Captain

30 Apr 2019 - 1     - 536

CR and FC number eight Omalka Gunarathne is set to lead Sri Lanka in the two friendly games against Malaysia later this week in a shocking turn of events within the last 24 hours.