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Sri Lanka clinches inaugural HSBC International Junior Golf Championship 2017 at RCGC

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:59

The Sri Lanka Juniors beat the Pakistan Juniors in a thrilling finish to the inaugural HSBC International Junior Golf Championship, played in the R...


Minister calls for report from SLC

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:05

SLC Board to report to Minister on coaching changes and selection criteria  Defends team against criticism, says team i...


Tharanga staying positive ahead of ODI series

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:04

By Malik Gunatilleke Ahead of Sri Lanka’s One Day International series against India, starting in Dambulla on 20 August, newly-appointed te...


Bacsinszky out of US Open with hand injury

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:02

REUTERS: Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky has withdrawn from the US Open due to a lingering hand injury, the world number 24 has said. Bacsin...


Lehmann says batsman Warner recovering from neck blow

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:01

REUTERS: Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and sh...


Last two years have taken heavy toll on Murray, says mum Judy

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:00

REUTERS: The last two years on the relentless ATP Tour have taken their toll on Andy Murray, the three times grand slam champion’s mum Judy t...


Tharanga confident in team, asks fans for patience and confidence

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Issuing a statement through Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday, Sri Lanka One Day Captain Upul Tharanga urged the country’s cricket fans to rally ar...


Lyceum Wattala ‘A’ Division U-17 girls’ all-island basketball champs

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The ‘A’ Division all-island basketball tournament was organised by the Sri Lanka Schools Basketball Association and was held from 9-12 ...


Neymar shines on PSG debut, Falcao inspires Monaco

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): Neymar lived up to expectations as he showed his class on his Ligue 1 debut on Sunday, scoring one and setting up another goal in ...


Allianz shaping the football stars of tomorrow

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The annual Allianz Junior Football Camp concluded recently in Bali, Indonesia with great fanfare. The four-day program is an eagerly anticipated ev...


US reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): Olympic champions the United States reclaimed their women’s 4x400m relay world title as Jamaica suffered more injury heartb...


Ranatunga calls for Sumathipala’s resignation

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Following Test defeat Ranatunga slams SLC officials, calls on Dayasiri to take stronger action  Says will write to...


Federer stunned by Zverev in Montreal final

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

REUTERS: German fourth seed Alexander Zverev upset Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal on Sunday to join the Swiss right-hand...


Ronaldo hit with five-match ban after shoving referee

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Reuters: Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for five matches for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Real Madrid&rsquo...


Thomas wins PGA Championship for first major title

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters): Justin Thomas capped off a major season that belonged to an aggressive new breed of fearless young Americans w...


Maliban Biscuits beats SLT to win MCA ‘G’ Division 25-over League Tournament

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:31

Maliban Biscuits bagged a major cricket title with a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka Telecom at the 7th MCA ‘G’ Division ...


Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps emerge Champions for 7th consecutive time

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:16

Sri Lanka Army Inter Regiment Rugby Tournament 2017 Etisalat Lanka extends its sponsorship toward Army SC Rugby for 5th consecutive ye...


CDB shows off its best at MCA Cricket Sixes

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:15

The CDB team emerged Tier ‘B’ Champions at the Annual MCA Open Sixes Cricket Tournament, beating Maliban Biscuits in the finals.  ...


Darin, Ransilu and High Octane Fitness break multiple National Raw Powerlifting records

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:14

Sri Lankan powerlifting champions Darin Weerasinghe and Ransilu Jayathilake stole the show at the first round of the National Raw Powerlifting Cham...


Dilhan Jayawardena at the helm of National Motor Sports (SLAS)

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:14

Executive Committee of SLAS 2017/2018 (front row from left): Upulwan Serasinghe, Kalinga Samaraweera, Rizmin Razik, Dilhan Jayawardena, Rizvi Fa...


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Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


How productive is your management team ?

17 August 2017

If you are working on a production line or plucking tea, apart from being the lowest paid in the organisation, your productivity is measured and analysed by the minute. Also, unlike in management, you cannot take credit for another person&rsqu...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


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