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Marc Ruskin
Dailymirror Online
Shehan Daniel has covered the mostly lows and occasional highs of Sri Lankan cricket in his capacity of Sports Journalist at the Daily Mirror. Having joined the publication as a Research Journalist in 2009, he transferred to the sports desk, with little to no fanfare, in 2011 where he has worked since. He is currently the Associate Sports Editor.

’’Better if he did another job’’ - Hasaranga lashes out at umpire

22 Feb 2024 - 47     - 4860

Sri Lanka’s T20 captain lashed out at the umpiring during the third and final T20I against Afghanistan at Palekelle on Wednesday, claiming that a missed no ball call in the final over influenced his team’s three-run defeat.

Mathews, Chandimal centuries put Sri Lanka in control of Afghanistan Test

03 Feb 2024 - 1     - 1288

Centuries from Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal consolidated Sri Lanka’s strong position on day two of their one-off Test against Afghanistan at the Singhalese Sports Club today.

Rhodes reacts to SLC consultancy role, says ’’This is news to me’’

19 Jan 2024 - 6     - 2175

Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes on Friday responded to reports that he had been appointed as a Consultant Fielding Coach by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), saying ’’This is news to me’’.

’’Told you to plant something’’

19 Jan 2024 - 19     - 1229

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!

Harin revokes SLC interim committee

12 Dec 2023 - 26     - 3526

Sports Minister Harin Fernando today rescinded the gazette issued by former minister Roshan Ranasinghe that appointed an interim committee, headed by Arjuna Ranatunga, and attempted to dissolve the incumbent administration of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

New face or old guard?

23 Nov 2023 - 12     - 1085

With President Ranil Wickremesinghe telling Parliament that elections will take place next year, who is most suited to lead the country through the uncertain future?

Shammi invites ’biggest cricketing legend’ to take over national team

23 Nov 2023 - 43     - 6947

As Sri Lanka’s cricket administration looks to address the failings of the national team at the Cricket World Cup, SLC President Shammi Silva on Wednesday said he was inviting a prominent former national player to take over the coaching role.

Some people don’t understand modern cricket - Mahela

12 Nov 2023 - 71     - 8345

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene called for patience and realistic expectations with the national cricket team, saying that some people don’t understand modern cricket.


Mahela blames poor player fitness levels for disappointing World Cup Campaign

12 Nov 2023 - 49     - 4733

As the postmortem begins into Sri Lanka’s disappointing Cricket World Cup campaign, Consultant Coach Mahela Jayawardane blamed the poor fitness levels of the players as a key reason for the team’s performances during the tournament.

Roshan fears he may be poisoned at Presidential Secretariat

11 Nov 2023 - 37     - 5392

Reiterating an earlier claim that he had received threats to his life, Sports Minister said that he would not drink even a glass of water at the Presidential Secretariat because it could be poisoned.

ICC suspends SLC: Need President to assure that there will be no interference – Shammi Silva

11 Nov 2023 - 58     - 4112

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva said assurances would be required from the highest offices of the country that there would be no further political interference in SLC’s administration, if it is to have its suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) lifted.

ICC suspension illegal, says Sports Minister

11 Nov 2023 - 34     - 2861

Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe called the suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) illegal, saying that the body had not followed the correct procedure before suspending Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

SLC denies transfer of money to third-party accounts

09 Nov 2023 - 6     - 1967

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has said there was no dubiousness behind the transfer of USD 2 million from its accounts this morning, which was highlighted by Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe during the Parliamentary debate on SLC today.

Will seek legal advice if asked to resign: SLC

08 Nov 2023 - 25     - 2582

With a parliamentary debate seeking the resignation of the incumbent Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) administration looming, SLC Vice President Ravin Wickramaratne said they would seek legal advice if they were asked to resign.

Dissolving Sri Lanka Cricket: Will Sri Lanka face ICC sanctions?

08 Nov 2023 - 2     - 1006

Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe took the drastic step of dissolving the Sri Lanka Cricket administration on Monday, appointing an interim committee, headed by 1996 World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga, in its place.

Sri Lanka’s disastrous Cricket World Cup campaign: Is questioning the coaching staff and selectors enough?

04 Nov 2023 - 10     - 1080

The defeat has shaken Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) into action, with SLC calling for an urgent and comprehensive explanation from the entire coaching staff and selectors into the team’s performances at the tournament.

LPL season 4 opens with colourful opening ceremony

30 Jul 2023 - 0     - 143

The fourth season of the Lanka Premier League began on Sunday, with an opening ceremony at the R. Premadasa Stadium. Several popular artistes were part of the performers who took part in the ceremony.

Theekshana, Nissanka rise in ICC ODI player rankings

13 Jul 2023 - 1     - 3131

Sri Lanka’s Maheesh Theekshana and Pathum Nissanka made big gains in the ICC’s ODI player rankings, after making significant contributions to their team’s unbeaten run at the Cricket World Cup Qualifier which concluded on Sunday.

Djokovic into 14th Wimbledon quarter-final

10 Jul 2023 - 0     - 181

Novak Djokovic breached the previously impregnable defences of Hubert Hurkacz to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the 14th time on Monday.

New Zealand Women win T20I series after eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka Women

10 Jul 2023 - 1     - 580

Veteran batter Suzie Bates scored a half-century to help New Zealand Women to a series win over Sri Lanka Women in the second T20I played in Galle, avenging the ODI series defeat earlier this month.

19-year-old Thai spinner pips Chamari, Harshitha to ICC’s Women’s Player of the Month award

12 Jun 2023 - 0     - 226

Thailand’s 19-year-old left-arm spinner Thipatcha Putthawong was named as the ICC’s Women’s Player of the Month, beating Sri Lankans Chamari Athapaththu and Harshitha Samarawickrama to the award.

Shanujan guides St. Benedict’s to semis

08 Mar 2023 - 0     - 218

A knock of 70 by Shanujan Shanmuganathan helped St. Benedict’s College to record a first innings win over Richmond College in the Under 19 Tier ‘A’ Division One inter-school quarter-final encounter played at the Army ground in Dombagoda which paved the way for them to book the berth to semi-final.

Kandy SC string second-half comeback, beat CR&FC to retain Rugby League title

19 Feb 2023 - 0     - 152

Kandy Sports Club clinched the inter-club rugby league title at Nittawela today, bookending an unbeaten season with a 29-10 win over CR &FC.

CR & FC seal second place with win over Army SC

30 Jan 2023 - 0     - 144

CR & FC sealed second place at the end of the first round of the Nippon Rugby League tournament with a 22-18 win over Army SC at Longdon Place.

SSC Open Ranking Tennis Championships award ceremony

30 Jan 2023 - 0     - 274

The award ceremony of the First Capital SSC Open Ranking Tennis Championships 2023 was conducted on Sunday.

Navy SC stage stunning comeback to beat Air Force

30 Jan 2023 - 0     - 119

A second half comeback from Navy SC saw them pip Air Force SC 32-31 in their Nippon Paint rugby league match played at Welisara.

CR & FC hold off Air Force in thriller

29 Jan 2023 - 0     - 131

CR & FC edged a close thriller against Air Force SC 29-24 in the Nippon Paint Club Rugby tournament.

Havies beat Navy 22-10

26 Jan 2023 - 0     - 144

Havelock SC roared to a 22-10 win over Navy SC in an inter-club rugby encounter at Welisara.

Air Force SC in easy win over Army SC

23 Jan 2023 - 0     - 129

Air Force SC coasted to an easy 27 points to 19 win over Army SC in another match of the Nippon Paint Rugby League tournament played at the Army ground in Panagoda yesterday.

CR & FC in comeback win over Navy SC

23 Jan 2023 - 0     - 128

CR & FC pulled off a 33-27 win over Navy SC on Sunday, having overturned a four-point first half deficit.

Dhanushan and Daluwatte champions at Junior Open Gold Championship 2022

28 Dec 2022 - 0     - 253

K. Dhanushan and Kaya Daluwatte grabbed the limelight, emerging champions in the Boys and Girls categories respectively at the Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf Championship 2022, contested at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC).

Jaffna win LPL title for third consecutive year

24 Dec 2022 - 0     - 88

The Jaffna Kings won the Lanka Premier League 2022 tournament, beating Colombo Kings by two wickets, winning the title for a third consecutive time.

Colombo stun Kandy to make LPL finals

23 Dec 2022 - 0     - 234

Colombo Stars stunned the table-topping Kandy Falcons teams to qualify for the final of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) on Thursday.

Jaffna Kings qualify for LPL final

23 Dec 2022 - 0     - 195

The Jaffna Kings beat the Kandy Falcons to qualify for the final of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) on Wednesday.

Colombo pip Galle to keep LPL dream alive

23 Dec 2022 - 0     - 95

The Colombo Stars kept their hopes of qualifying for the final of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) alive beating the Galle Gladiators in the eliminator on Wednesday.

LIVE BLOG: Namibia beat Sri Lanka by 55 runs in World Cup opener

16 Oct 2022 - 2     - 1274

Sri Lanka open their T20 World Cup campaign at the Kardinia Park, Geelong

Australia’s Tour of Sri Lanka 2022

03 Jun 2022 - 0     - 289

Mathews, Dhananjaya keep Sri Lanka alive in Bangladesh Test

26 May 2022 - 0     - 653

Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya de Silva each hit a fifty and put on a 102-run partnership to keep Sri Lanka going strong in the rain-hit second Test against Bangladesh on Wednesday (25).

T20 World Cup - Pakistan vs Australia

11 Nov 2021 - 0     - 286

T20 World Cup - Sri Lanka vs Australia

29 Oct 2021 - 0     - 170

Sri Lanka faced Australia in the Super 12 phase of the T20 World Cup on October 28, 2021

Foreigners return for bottom-half clubs

18 Feb 2019 - 0     - 3438

The Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament bottom-half clubs from last season would be eligible to field their foreign players from this week onwards following the Court hearing on Friday (01).

Mohan claims injustice on disqualification

12 Feb 2019 - 1     - 1399

Questioning both the legality of a gazette that dissolved the committee of office bearers at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in 2005 and the decision taken last week by the Sports Minister’s Advisory Committee to hear election related appeals, Mohan de Silva yesterday said that he would seek his day in court to challenge his disqualification from contesting the February 21 SLC elections. 

Homesick Kandy out to end away woes

08 Feb 2019 - 0     - 1590

Kandy Sports Club will be desperate to put an end to their woes away from home as the reigning champions face a stern challenge from their bitter rivals CR and FC in what promises to be a mouthwatering Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament clash at Longden Place tomorrow (9).

Infantino sole candidate for FIFA presidency in June vote

06 Feb 2019 - 0     - 2080

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is set to serve a second term after world football’s governing body said on Wednesday he would be the only candidate for June’s vote.

Havelock record close win over Police

03 Feb 2019 - 0     - 2013

Havelock Sports Club beat Police Sports Club by 35 points to 26 points in their Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament encounter played at Havelock Park today (03).

CR face Navy in vital game today

01 Feb 2019 - 0     - 2769

A rousing game is on the cards when CR and FC take on Navy Sports Club in a vital Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament second-round encounter at Longden Place tomorrow (2).

Yoshitha returns for Kandy clash

01 Feb 2019 - 0     - 1939

CH and FC received a major boost with Captain Yoshitha Rajapaksa returning to the squad ahead of their crucial Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament second-round clash against the reigning champions Kandy Sports Club at the Racecourse Grounds in Reid Avenue tomorrow (2).

Thulaib to lead Royal First XV

28 Jan 2019 - 0     - 3655

Sri Lanka Under-19 player Thulaib Hassen will lead the Royal First XV Team during the 2019 Inter-Schools rugby season.

Reshan to Captain Trinity First XV

28 Jan 2019 - 0     - 4050

Reshan Bandaranyake will lead Trinity College during the 2019 Inter-Schools rugby season with Dhiren Ratwatte as his deputy.

Sivaraj starts against red-hot Havies

18 Jan 2019 - 0     - 5411

CR and FC have opted to hand a rare start to fly-half Stephen Sivaraj as the Red Shirts have dropped Tarinda Ratwatte ahead of their Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament match against Havelock Sports Club at Havelock Park tomorrow (19).

Ratwatte's CR future hangs in balance

18 Jan 2019 - 0     - 7697

CR and FC have sensationally dropped their highest point scorer of the Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament, Tarinda Ratwatte from the squad preparing to face Havelock Sports Club tomorrow (19).

Havies title charge on track with gritty win

14 Jan 2019 - 0     - 5863

Havelock Sports Club’s title charge was given a huge boost with the Park Club closing the gap at the top of the points table of the Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament down to just three points after beating Navy Sports Club by 31 points (five tries and three conversions) to 20 points (two tries, two conversions and two penalties) at Welisara yesterday (13).

Red alert over security in Nittawela

14 Jan 2019 - 1     - 5855

Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) has been warned over the ground security up in Nittawela following Kandy Sports Club’s defeat to Army Sports Club on Saturday.

Tour De Air Force Cycle Race from March 1 to 3

09 Jan 2019 - 1     - 6078

The 20th edition of the Tour De Air Force Cycle Tour will be held from March 1 to 3, from Colombo to Polonnaruwa in three stages.

Kandy ground Air Force 52-22

07 Jan 2019 - 0     - 5106

Kandy Sports Club continued their winning streak in the Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament when they outclassed Air Force Sports Club by 52 points (eight tries and six conversions) to 22 points (four tries and one conversion) in their second-round fixture worked off at the Nittawela Stadium in Kandy yesterday (06).