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Shalindra helps MAS Active beat Eagle Logistics in MCA “E” division 30 Over League Tournament

/ Friday, 24 February 2017 00:00

The new kid on the block at MAS Active “C” Shalindra Perera scored a well compiled, unbeaten century (103 not out in 102 balls, inclusi...


Australia beat Sri Lanka to avoid Twenty20 series whitewash

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:27

Sri Lankan players celebrate their T20 series win over Australia after the third T20 Cricket International at the Adelaide Oval on 22 Febr...


Kandy outclass CR in Clifford Cup semifinal

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:25

  By Shamseer Jaleel Kandy outclassed CR&FC 56 points (9 tries, 4 conversions, 1 penalty) to 16 points (1 try, 1 conver...


Apollo tyres to go the distance with STC Rugby

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

Ideal Wheels & Tyres Ltd., a member of the Ideal Group representing Apollo Tyres of India, is continuing its rugby sponsorship of the ...


Taylor, Boult shine as NZ square South Africa series

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

Reuters: Trent Boult took the prized wicket of AB de Villiers then bowled Dwaine Pretorious in the penultimate over as New Zealand secured a series...


ISAC 2017 set for this weekend

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

  The 17th edition of the International Schools Athletic Championships (ISAC) will take place from 25-27 February, with over ...


Smith admits Australia underdogs, resents whitewash talks

/ Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:00

Pune (Reuters): Australia’s cricket captain Steve Smith has admitted his inexperienced side will be the underdogs when they face the world&rs...


Sri Lanka Golf Union ready to introduce golf to schools

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Golf Union, the governing body of golf in Sri Lanka, launched the inaugural ‘Train the Trainer’ program, under the tutela...


Commercial Credit & Finance enters final

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Commercial Credit & Finance “B” ended Nations Trust Bank’s “A” unbeaten run as they beat them convincingly by 59 ...


Bangladesh to play 100th Test in Sri Lanka

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Bangladesh will play their 100th Test match, against Sri Lanka, on 15 March in Colombo. Having played their first Test in November 2000, Bangladesh...


Nipun Sumanasinghe reaches 1,000 run mark in U19 school cricket season 2016/17

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Stylish left handed No. 3 batsman Nipun Sumanasinghe of St. Joseph’s College, Colombo, surpassed the 1,000 run mark this under 19 school cric...


Kandy hold edge over CR

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Defending League and Clifford Cup rugby champions Kandy will play CR&FC in their first semifinal of the Clifford Cup rugby knockout tournament ...


Nations Trust Bank American Express Golf Extravaganza 2017

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

The 7th Annual Nations Trust Bank American Express Golf Extravaganza 2017 will tee off at the Royal Colombo Golf Club on Saturday 25 February. The ...


Messi double keeps struggling Barcelona’s title hopes alive

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Reuters: Lionel Messi’s late penalty saw bedraggled Barcelona scrape a 2-1 victory over Leganes on Sunday at a divided Nou Camp as the La Lig...


TTSC Beach Volleyball Championships 2016

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

The 10th Travel Trade Sports Club Beach Volleyball Championships 2016 sponsored by Mt. Lavinia Group Hotels and hosted by Club Bentota for the fift...


Sri Lankan ‘Eddie the Eagle’ takes snowboarding plunge

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

This photo taken on 19 February 2017 shows 16-year-old snowboarder Azquiya Usuph of Sri Lanka posing with her board in the snow at Sapporo Teine re...


Sri Lanka Masters Maroon team wins top trophy

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Masters National Hockey Maroon Team led by the most senior Sri Lanka National Player Ashok Peiris became unbeaten champions, defeating Sr...


Newbridge students on sports tour

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

A group of 25 students and four staff of Newbridge School from UK arrived in Sri Lanka on a sports tour. They were welcomed by representatives of C...


Nimal Wettimuny wins Donald Steel Trophy 2017

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel  Nimal Wettimuny walked away with the Donald Steel Trophy 2017 at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort last weekend. ...


Dickwella gets two-match ban for another misconduct

/ Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:00

Reuters: Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dickwella has been banned for two limited-over matches after his latest breach of ICC code of conduct, the Inter...


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Mobilising against measles

23 February 2017

The WHO South-East Asia Region is making rapid progress against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Region was certified polio-free in 2014. Maternal and neonatal tetanus was routed in 2016. And routine immunisation for diseases such as diphtheria a...


A prelude to the accountancy profession

22 February 2017

An honourable profession  It is an honour to share such a great profession as a Chartered Accountant (CA). A profession that has been evolved over thousands of years, weathered various storms and tested for time. Accountancy professio...


‘Better plan’ for solar energy and coal-hydro compatibility

22 February 2017

By K.C. Somaratna Introduction I was very happy to see that two-page advertisement in Daily FT on the first ever PV Solar park at Hambantota commissioned to develop 10 MW and I could imagine how happy the Minister and State Ministe...


Rationale for mandatory credit allocations: A counter view

21 February 2017

By Joan de Zilva Moonesinghe “Whatever ‘name’ is given to a just social system, nevertheless not its name but its content is what is important, andcalls for a ‘strong juridical framework’, that is, a legal ...


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