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Five Thomians in national team for the International Optimist Sailing Regatta 2016

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

Front row (from left): Zai Pestonjee, Haresh Goonawardena, Jehan De Silva; back row (from left): Akil Ismail, Jordon Bolling Sri L...


TVS Lanka racing team wins the prestigious Fox Hill 2016

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

TVS Lanka CEO Ravi Liyanage (centre) congratulates Ishan Dasanayake (with trophy)From left: Jaques Gunawardena (extreme left), Ravi Liyana...


French Coach Deschamps to sue Cantona over squad comments

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

France’s national soccer team coach Didier Deschamps conducts a training session at Clairefontaine, near Paris – Reuters ...


Trinity vs. Science should be a thriller

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel The first Singer League 2016 game in the second round in Kandy will kick-off today at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium in Pal...


Manchester United appoint Mourinho as manager

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho leaves his house in London – Reuters   REUTERS: Manchester United have app...


Liverpool handed second UEFA fine in less than a week

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

REUTERS: Liverpool have been hit with a second UEFA fine in less than a week for their fans letting off fireworks during their Europa Leag...


Navy wins second Defence Services Golf Championship in Nuwara Eliya

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

The second Defence Services Golf Championship between the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force got underway at the prestigious an...


Ex-Bok Captain Smit quits job as Sharks boss

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

REUTERS: John Smit will step down as chief executive of the Sharks Super Rugby franchise at the end of the season, South Africa’s fo...


England batsmen fail to punish Sri Lanka

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

REUTERS: England's batsmen failed to take full advantage on a first day of swinging fortunes in the second test against Sri Lanka, finishing on...


Revamped Old Benedictines’ Sports Club to be unveiled

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

The soft opening of the revamped Old Benedictines’ Sports Club, Rev. Bro. Alban Patrick Club House will take place on Saturday, 4 June at 7.0...


Nadal and Djokovic roll on, symmetry for Williams sisters

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

REUTERS: A dominant Rafa Nada reached one career milestone on Thursday but the nature of the Spaniard’s passage through the early ro...


New Zealand plan first day-night test against England in 2018

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson hits a boundary during the third day of the second cricket test match against Australia at the WACA ground in P...


Ten teams to make debuts in MCA G Division

/ Saturday, 28 May 2016 00:00

A record number of 10 teams will be making their debut in the fifth Stafford Motor Co. Ltd.-sponsored Honda Trophy, MCA “G” Division 25...


Murray takes long road, others enjoy quick march

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

REUTERS: Andy Murray survived a second close shave at the French Open on Wednesday, but his path towards what he hopes will be a maiden title in Pa...


Sunrisers’ seamers snuff out Knight Riders

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

Barinder Sran and Deepak Hooda celebrate the wicket of Robin Uthappa – BCCI      ESPNcricinfo: A total...


Brazil investigating possible corruption at Olympic venues

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

REUTERS: Brazilian investigators have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this ...


Ronaldo fit and ready to fire Real to more European glory

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

REUTERS: Cristiano Ronaldo says he will be “100%” in Saturday’s Champions League final as he attempts to fire Real Madrid to a re...


Ramanayake backs attack with Lakmal set to return

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

ESPNcricinfo: Sri Lanka fast bowling Coach Champaka Ramanayake has described the tour-ending injury to Dushmantha Chameera as a “big blow&rdq...


Westwood keen to build on Masters showing in Ryder Cup year

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

REUTERS: Former world number one Lee Westwood hopes his strong finish at last month’s US Masters proves to be the catalyst for the Briton to ...


Arsenal agree deal for Switzerland midfielder Xhak

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

REUTERS: Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign combative Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Moenchengladbach on a long-term cont...


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An ‘affair’ of the mind between a nubile undergrad and her ageing professor

28 May 2016

Asoka Handagama Asoka Handagama’s latest film ‘Let Her Cry’ is currently being shown in theatres on a limited run from 13 May to 10 June. The director apparently preferred to utilise the gap in between already-scheduled r...


Political violence and (this time) the Chief Minister!

28 May 2016

Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed    By Hilmy Ahamed Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed’s outburst is not acceptable by any standards. As the senior most political office holder in the province, he has a much bigger...


Noah’s Albatross and Postdiluvian Politics

27 May 2016

 APRÈS MOI, LE DÉLUGE! In the aftermath of the Great Flood of 2016, if Sri Lanka is to Build Back Better, the political leadership must be instrumental in syncing Government actors and State agencies in working together with gre...


The promise of Yahapalanaya should not get washed away

27 May 2016

 President Maithripala Sirisena presenting his campaign manifesto to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe where the first-order of priority was clearly the promised anti-corruption probes     On 8 January, nea...


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