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Capital Alliance concludes inaugural intercompany six-a-side cricket tournament

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

The intercompany soft ball six-a-side cricket tournament for the staff of CAL (Capital Alliance) was held recently at the Buddhadasa grounds in Col...


Inter-School Rugby Sevens on 1 & 2 July

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

The annual Inter-School Singer Under-20 Rugby Sevens, which usually kicks off before the Singer League, will now be worked off early next month wit...


Kumble left after giving ‘dressing-down’ to player

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

ESPNcricinfo: A flare-up in the dressing room immediately after the Champions Trophy final may have been the last act of Anil Kumble’s tumult...


SLC announces fitness and conditioning program for squad ahead of Zimbabwe, India tours

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Cricket announced that it had established a high-profile evaluation and monitoring committee headed by Asanka Gurusinha to oversee the ph...


SriLankan hosts amazing ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ mountain biking race 2017

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

SriLankan Airlines successfully conducted ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, the premier mountain biking event that attracts local and internation...


Sri Lanka Super Sevens first leg in Kandy

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Come July, Sri Lanka will see the best Sevens players in Sri Lanka and around the globe in action at the Sri Lanka Super Seven...


Afghanistan, Ireland get Test status

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: Afghanistan and Ireland have been approved as Full Members by the ICC, meaning they have become cricket’s 11th and 12th Test-pl...


Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

REUTERS: Cristiano Ronaldo headed an early winner as Portugal beat hosts Russia 1-0 in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday to go top of Group A and...


New Zealand’s Ronchi retires from international cricket

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

REUTERS: New Zealand wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi has retired from international cricket but will continue to play in franchise-based Twenty20 tournam...


Ford in flux?

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya Amidst reports last evening of a breakdown in relations between the and Sri Lanka Cricket Board and national team Head Coa...


Blue, Gold & Blue Schools Volleyball Championship 2017 underway this weekend

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

The 11th edition of the Blue, Gold and Blue Western Province Invitation Schools Volleyball Championship 2017, organised by the Royal College Volley...


McIlroy backs PGA Tour drug testing reforms

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

REUTERS: Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has voiced support for the PGA Tour’s drug-testing reforms that introduce blood screening and re...


Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

REUTERS: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to pay Spain’s tax authorities 14.7 million euros (£ 12.9 million) – the ...


Champion Murray falls in opening round as top three seeds exit

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

REUTERS: The top three seeds withered in the baking Queen’s Club sunshine with five-times Aegon Championships winner Andy Murray following St...


Kumble exit seen as triumph for player power

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  REUTERS: Anil Kumble’s departure as Head Coach despite a successful year at the helm will be regarded as a triumph fo...


WADA partially suspends UCLA lab in Los Angeles

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  REUTERS: The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday it has issued a three-month partial accreditation suspension to the U...


Lankan cricketers prioritise IPL careers over national duty: Dayasiri

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

By Uditha Jayasinghe  Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera yesterday criticised certain Sri Lankan cricketers who he claimed gave India prior...


PGA Tour to start blood testing in October

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

REUTERS: The PGA Tour said on Tuesday it will begin blood testing next season and revise its list of banned substances to reflect those prohibited ...


ICC mulls scrapping Champions Trophy

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  ESPNcricinfo: The ICC is once again mulling over the prospect of scrapping the Champions Trophy, in favour of two expanded ...


Man United cleared in Pogba deal, FIFA open proceedings against Juventus

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

REUTERS: FIFA have cleared Manchester United of any wrongdoing in the transfer of midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus but said on Tuesday they had ...


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On which “beast’s” back does the burden of governance (not) rest?

23 June 2017

I was very hopeful when circumstances necessitated a national government of sorts in a hazy summer concatenation now long forgotten. At the time, we all thought the union of two major mainstream mindsets would result in a smorgasbord of good thing...


Yes or no to Paris Accord; let us reassess climate change

23 June 2017

By K.C. Somaratna Introduction I attended an international conference titled ‘Climate Change: Facing the challenge beyond COP 21’ in Colombo in February 2017. The conference attracted climate scientists from many countr...


Education allocations must target youth unemployment

23 June 2017

There is now a commitment to increase the number of students entering universities by 2020 and also to allocate more funds for vocational training.  The current intake into government universities is around 25,000 per year. Nearly 60% (150,...


Our tryst with mosquitoes!

22 June 2017

This small specie – small in size but quite big in impact – is creating havoc among us these days. The Government has a serious emergency at hand consequent to mosquito bites and specifically the bites of one species – Aedes aegy...


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