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Injured Mathews wins it for Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 01:07

AFP: Injured captain Angelo Mathews hit two sixes in the last over to hand Sri Lanka a series-levelling three-wicket win in the second Twenty20 int...


Lady Luck smiles on Tottenham in draw at Manchester City

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 01:05

Tottenham’s Dele Alli scores their first goal – Action Images via Reuters    Reuters: Second-placed ...


Stokes dominates as England beat India in 3rd ODI

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 01:04

India’s players pose with the trophy after winning the series - Reuters AFP: England all-rounder Ben Stokes put in a dominan...


Top seed Kerber beaten by Vandeweghe in fourth round

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 01:02

Reuters: Top seed and reigning champion Angelique Kerber was bundled out of the fourth round of the Australian Open by big-hitting American Coco Va...


World number one Murray downed by Zverev in Melbourne

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 01:02

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Andy Murray’s hopes of finally getting his hands on the Australian Open title were ended for another year when the top s...


Venus downs Barthel to reach quarter-final at Melbourne Park

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:56

Reuters: Venus Williams continued to turn back the clock with a 6-3 7-5 victory over Germany’s Mona Barthel in the fourth round of the Austra...


Army in close win over CR

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:56

By Shamseer Jaleel Army Sports Club pulled off a fine close 24 points (3 goals, 1 penalty) to 20 points (2 goals, 2 penalties) win over CR & ...


Fiery Warner helps Australia seal ODI series win over Pakistan

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:55

Reuters: David Warner’s 12th one-day international hundred and brisk fifties from Glenn Maxwell and Travis Head set up Australia for an 86-ru...


Federer shows iron-man quality to reach quarters

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:55

Reuters: Resilient Roger Federer showed there was still life in the 35-year-old’s legs as he overhauled fifth seed Kei Nishikori 6-7(4) 6-4 6...


Santhush topples Lakshina in home and home battle

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:54

As the second week’s results of the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2017 contest come out, Santhush G...


CDB beats Kanrich Finance to win MCA ‘D’ Division final

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:53

Text and Pix by P.D De Silva Citizens Development Business and Finance Plc defeated Kanrich Finance Plc by two wickets to win the MCA &l...


Sri Lanka back Mathews as captain until 2019 World Cup

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:37

Reuters: Sri Lanka Cricket has not lost faith in skipper Angelo Mathews despite the team’s test drubbing in South Africa and backed him to co...


De Villiers to skip England, Bangladesh Tests

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:37

AFP: South African batting star AB de Villiers’ absence from Test cricket will extend until late this year after he told journalists on Wedne...


ESPN drop commentator over Venus ‘gorilla’ remark

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:35

AFP: US broadcaster ESPN has dropped commentator Doug Adler after he compared Venus Williams to a “gorilla” at the Australian Open &nda...


Wawrinka overcomes Troicki to move into fourth round

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:33

Melbourne (Reuters): Fourth seed Stan Wawrinka overcame a rusty start to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 3-6 6-2 6-2 7-6(...


Impressive Nishikori powers into fourth round

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:32

AFP: Japan’s Kei Nishikori reached the Australian Open fourth round with a convincing, straight-sets win over Lukas Lacko on Friday. The fi...


Murray avoids Djokovic fate to reach fourth round

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:31

Reuters: Andy Murray eased into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a comprehensive 6-4 6-2 6-4 win over American Sam Querrey on Friday. ...


Kerber finds her rhythm to race into round four

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:30

Reuters: Reigning champion Angelique Kerber said she was finally finding her rhythm at the Australian Open after racing into the fourth round with ...


Vintage Federer hammers Berdych to reach fourth round

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:29

MELBOURNE (Reuters): A rampaging Roger Federer delivered a stunning reminder of his class at the Australian Open on Friday with a crushing 6-2 6-4 ...


Djokovic blames bad day at office for Istomin shocker

/ Saturday, 21 January 2017 04:27

Reuters: A deflated Novak Djokovic blamed a bad day at the office for his stunning second-round elimination by Uzbek wildcard Denis Istomin which c...


Today's Columnists

Steamrolling of Central Bank by Minister of Finance: An unsavoury development?

23 January 2017

An unsavoury rift between the Central Bank and Minister of Finance A growing rift between Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the senior management of the Central Bank is surfacing now, worrying both financial markets and prospective fo...


Sustainability: How that translates to agriculture

23 January 2017

Once cultivated, traditional paddy that is grown organically will establish its own markets based on the consumer demand   For the longest time the word “sustainable agriculture” was a catch phrase only. I...


Yahapalanaya lapses – Is Mahinda the option for Muslims?

21 January 2017

Former Minister, Speaker and Premadasa/Rajapaksa loyalist and National List nominee Parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer along with a few other Muslim Mahinda diehards claim that Yahapalanaya under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil W...


First Sinhala talkie ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ was released 70 years ago

21 January 2017

History was made 70 years ago when the film ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ (Broken Promise) premiered at the Kingsley Theatre in Colombo on 21 January 1947. The Chief Guest was D.S. Senanayake, Minister of Agriculture and Lands under the State C...


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