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Rosberg faster than ever in Austria

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

SPIELBERG, Austria, 1 July (Reuters) - World champions Mercedes dominated first practice for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday with Formula One lea...


Bolt staves off false starts to move into 100m semi-finals

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

Reuters (Kingston): Usain Bolt negotiated a series of delays and a false start in his own race before easily winning his quarter-final of the 100m ...


Sri Lanka Telecom calls for applications for ‘SLT Speed Up Cycle Sawariya’

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom calls upon all passionate cyclists to join in the country’s longest cross-country cycle race, which is scheduled to begin o...


Sussex sign Nuwan Kulasekara for T20 Blast

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

Sussex have signed Sri Lanka fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara on a short-term deal for the NatWest T20 Blast. Kulasekara will be available for three ...


Portugal beat Poland in shootout to reach semis

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

  Reuters: Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma, keeper Rui Patricio and 18-year-old midfield sensation Renato Sanches were t...


OPPO celebrates 1st anniversary of FC Barcelona partnership with phenomenal sales success

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of its ongoing partnership with FC Barcelona, OPPO has announced the new F1 Plus FC Barcelona Limited...


Three schools suspended by Education Ministry

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Three schools, Dharmaraja, Trinity and Carey, were suspended by the Education Ministry two days ago after the inquiry...


Barcelona want to tie Messi, Neymar and Mascherano to longer deals

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

Javier Mascherano Lionel Messi   Neymar da Silva Santos  Reuters: Barcelona ho...


Japan to represent Asia at Rio Rugby Sevens 2016

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel  Japan, Asian rugby giants, will be the sole representative for the Region at the Rio Rugby Sevens 2016 which will take p...


Sri Lanka Premier Tennis League kicks off

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

The Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Tuskers beat National Savings Bank (NSB) Jaguars 28/14, and in men’s singles, Nishangan Nadarajah beat Sankha Ath...


Dream Cricket Day: A memorable event for 89 differently-abled kids

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

The Rotaract Dream Cricket Committee (RDCC) announced the successful conclusion of Dream Cricket Day 2016 (Second Edition) at...


Lehmann urges ICC intervention to prevent player burnout

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

Australia coach Darren Lehmann  Reuters: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has urged cricket’s governing body to help reduce the wo...


Sri Lanka critical of ICC’s plan for segregation

/ Saturday, 2 July 2016 00:00

Dhaka: Test cricket’s newest nations are in despair at plans to split the format into two divisions, fearing it could undo decades of hard-fo...


Isipathana firm favourites to win Milo Knockout rugby

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:34

By Shamseer Jaleel Defending Singer league Champions 2016 Isipathana College will be the favourites to enter the Milo Knockout rugby fin...


Ibrahimovic to join Manchester United

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:32

Reuters: Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is joining Manchester United and will play for his first Premier League club at the age of 34 under his...


Roy hits superb 162 to fire England to ODI series win

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:31

LONDON (Reuters) - Jason Roy made a brilliant 162 to lead England to a crushing six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day in...


Mithun receives National Colours for his prowess on the links

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:31

Sri Lanka’s ace golfer, Mithun Perera, was awarded the Presidential Awards for Golf in 2015 at the Presidential Sports Awards held under the ...


Rival golden generations of Wales, Belgium bid for glory

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:29

Reuters: Wales are happy to cast themselves as underdogs in their Euro 2016 quarter-final against Belgium on Friday but such modesty belies their p...


Muguruza stunned by qualifier Cepelova

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:28

Reuters: Second seed Garbine Muguruza, bidding to add the Wimbledon crown to her French Open title, was sensationally beaten in the second...


Regal Murray hurries into round two

/ Friday, 1 July 2016 00:27

Reuters: Andy Murray produced the kind of imperious form that has propelled him into two grand slam finals this year as he beat Taiwan’s Lu Y...


Today's Columnists

Up the creek without a paddle

2 July 2016

“Do you know, Prime Minister? The city is a funny place. If you spill the beans you open up a whole can of worms. I mean, how can you let sleeping dogs lie if you let the cat out of the bag? Bring in a new broom and if you’re not very...


The German attack on France, 10 May 1940

2 July 2016

German troops When the German Army burst into Poland on the first day of September 1939 it became evident to the world that before their anxious eyes was unfolding a superlative performance by an army, with a completely new approa...


Building capacity at board level in the financial sector should be a top priority

1 July 2016

Given the governance issues in the NBFIs, the regulator’s initiative to assist commercial banks and NBFIs to achieve the highest standards of personal and organisational performance by conducting regular bank directors’ symposiums to e...


Political ideology vs. economic reality

1 July 2016

Very soon it will be tennis at Wimbledon. We will be watching the scintillating long rallies. The ball whizzing back and forth from one side to the other. Whilst ruminating about watching some good tennis, an interesting thought crossed my mind. T...


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