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Smith regains number two spot in Test rankings, Karunaratne at an all-time high

Views - 10 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:19

Steve Smith, who followed up his twin tons at Edgbaston with a 92 at Lord’s in the second Ashes Test, has reclaimed the number two spot in MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen. Jofra Archer, meanwhile, has debuted at No. 83 on the bowlers’ ran


Relieved Thomas wins BMW Championship by three strokes over Cantlay

Views - 7 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:17

REUTERS: Justin Thomas faltered in the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday but held on for an ultimately comfortable three-stroke victory at Medinah in suburban Chicago. He carded a closing four-under 68 to finish on a 25-under-par total o


Mandatory neck guards ‘not far away’ after Smith felled by Archer

Views - 12 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:16

SYDNEY (AFP): Compulsory neck guards on helmets for Australian cricketers are ‘not far away’, the national team’s medical chief said Monday after a sickening blow felled Steve Smith during the second Ashes Test. Australia have been at the fore


Deutsche Bank, Asiri Hospital enter finals of MCA ‘G’ division 25 Over league

Views - 13 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:14

Deutsche Bank AG and Asiri Hospitals had to fight tooth and nail to book their berths in the Final, in the 9th Stafford Motors – Honda Trophy/MCA ‘G’ division 25 Over league tournament 2019. In the Semi Finals played during last weekend, Deutsc


All 48 Rugby World Cup matches to be shown on beIN Sports Rugby in Asia Pacific

Views - 14 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:14

Fans across key countries in Asia will have unprecedented access to the Rugby World Cup 2019 matches in Japan as beIN Asia Pacific has been appointed as the exclusive rights holder for Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thai


Lanka Cricket Cavaliers Veterans Inter-Club Cricket ‘Sixes’ kicks off on 24 Aug

Views - 8 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

The 22nd anniversary of Lanka Cricket Cavaliers under the presidency of Tony Gunawardene will be marked with staging of the 7th edition of the Veterans Cricket ‘Sixes’ 2019 on 24 August at the Bloomfield C&AC Grounds, Reid Avenue. Powered by mai


Shehan Ambepitiya retires

Views - 12 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Former sprint champion Shehan Ambepitiya announced his retirement at the 97th National Championships 2019. A former Janadipathi Rajagiriya student and later Gateway student, he stood out for his schools. He started his career at t


Berdych ends drought with opening win at Winston-Salem Open

Views - 5 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

REUTERS: Tomas Berdych earned his first ATP win in six months with a 6-1 3-6 6-3 first round victory over Andreas Seppi at the Winston-Salem Open on Sunday. The Czech, who missed four months prior to Wimbledon with a back injury, had not recorded a


Second half rally takes Malaysia through

Views - 9 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

A second half comeback helped Malaysia to secure a close 14/10 win over a much-fancied Chinese outfit in the final of the Asia Rugby Under 18 Boys Sevens title which was worked off in China. Malaysia had a grand outing winning all of their four group


Woods misses chance to defend Tour Championship title

Views - 4 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

REUTERS: There will be no defending champion at next week’s Tour Championship after Tiger Woods failed to qualify for the season-ending event. Only the top 30 players on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup points list are eligible to play at East Lake in A


Kotte District Football League

Views - 7 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

By Ruzaik Farook The Football Federation of Sri Lanka with Kotte District Football Clubs jointly organised the 2019 Kotte District Football League F. A. Challenge Trophy and the first round final tournament was held at the Moragasmulla Janaka Ranaw


Biggar stars as Wales top world rankings with England win

Views - 8 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

CARDIFF, (Reuters): Wales beat England 13-6 in Cardiff on Saturday to go top of the official world rankings and avenge their loss in the reverse fixture last Sunday as the Rugby World Cup looms. A fired-up Wales, fielding a near full-strength side


‘Frightening’ Archer can be England’s next superstar

Views - 9 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): There have been few more explosive test debuts than the one made by England’s Jofra Archer in the second match of the Ashes series against Australia at Lord’s. Although England failed to win the match, Archer’s hostile spell o


Karunaratne ton leads SL to winning start in Test Championship

Views - 117 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:22

In a Test full of twists and turns, the only surprise on the final day was that there were none, as Sri Lanka chased down what many presumed would be a testing fourth innings target of 268 with six wickets in hand, and nerves well intact. The win see


‘I had to do it’ – Dimuth Karunaratne on a special century

Views - 21 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:21

ESPNCricinfo: Before his 122 in the fourth innings of this Test, Dimuth Karunaratne had not hit a hundred in over a year. Although the team had won in South Africa earlier this year, he had not personally contributed much during that series. This had


Ravi Shastri to continue as head coach of men’s cricket team

Views - 14 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:20

MUMBAI (Reuters): Ravi Shastri will continue as head coach of the Indian senior men’s cricket team up to 2021 after being picked ahead of New Zealand’s Mike Hesson and Australia’s Tom Moody, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday.


England and Australia draw second Ashes Test

Views - 7 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:17

The second Test between England and Australia ended in a draw at Lord’s on Sunday. Australia, set an unlikely 267 to win in a minimum of 48 overs after England captain Joe Root’s declaration, finished on 154-6.


All Blacks thrash Australia 36-0 to retain Bledisloe Cup

Views - 12 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:16

AUCKLAND, (Reuters): The All Blacks silenced their critics with a physical and polished performance to retain the Bledisloe Cup with a 36-0 victory over Australia that also quelled concerns the wheels might be coming off their World Cup title defence


Touring Squad to be selected this week: Matt Lee

Views - 15 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:16

Sri Lanka National squad of 12 players for the Asia Rugby Sevens 2019 which will take place in South Korea on 29 August and 1 September will be selected mid-this week by the national selectors along with head coach Matt Lee. Matt Lee speaking to Dail


Second ICBT Inter-Campus Rugby 7s kicks-off on 24 August

Views - 12 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:15

After an immensely successful inaugural tournament last year the ICBT Inter-Campus Rugby 7s 2019 is set to kick-off once again. This year’s tournament expands on the previous year’s achievements and will involve 12 university rugby teams battling


Advantage Liverpool as City fume over Spurs stalemate

Views - 9 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:14

MANCHESTER (Reuters): Manchester City were held to a controversial 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, allowing Premier League title rivals Liverpool, who won 2-1 at Southampton, to gain an early two-point advantage. Only a point separ


Inaugural Dialog Junior National Championship Volleyball Tournament kicks off

Views - 8 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:13

The country’s national sport gets another boost, as Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, together with the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation, launches the ‘Dialog National Junior Championship’ volleyball tourney, which


Dazzling Nkosi seals victory for lacklustre Boks over Argentina

Views - 7 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:12

PRETORIA, (Reuters): Wing S’busiso Nkosi scored two excellent solo tries as much-changed South Africa survived a massive scare at home to see off Argentina with a 24-18 victory in their one-off test at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Springbok fly-ha


Defending champions Peterites edge out Science

Views - 20 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:07

By Shamseer Jaleel Defending champions St. Peter’s College stamped their class in tandem when they won the All-Island Under-18 10-a-side rugby tournament when they edged out Science College 12/7 where the game went into extra time. This tournament


The unsung Suranga Lakmal

Views - 18 Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:13

With 58 caps and 141 wickets under his belt, a cursory glance at Suranga Lakmal’s Test career wouldn’t warrant a second thought. But say he’s the second most capped fast-bowler in Sri Lanka’s Test history, on the verge of becoming...


Wallabies win could end venue hoodoo, losing run and NZ’s top ranking

Views - 10 Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:12

Australia could not only regain the Bledisloe Cup and end an Eden Park hoodoo with a win over the All Blacks on Saturday but also end New Zealand’s decade-long reign at the top of the world rankings.


Osaka survives Hsieh to reach quarters in Cincinnati

Views - 7 Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:12

World number one Naomi Osaka survived a tough test against Hsieh Su-Wei and eked out a 7-6(3) 5-7 6-2 victory to reach her first ever quarter-final at the Cincinnati Masters on Thursday.


Aleem Dar equals Steve Bucknor’s record for most Tests as umpire

Views - 9 Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:11

When Aleem Dar walked out to the middle at Lord’s for the second Ashes Test on Thursday, 15 August, it was his 128th Test match as an umpire.


Fate of India-Pak Davis Cup tie to be decided after Monday

Views - 7 Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:10

The All India Tennis Association will discuss its concerns over next month’s Davis Cup tie between India and Pakistan with security advisers from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Monday, AITA General Secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee has sa


Brendon McCullum named KKR head coach

Views - 8 Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:05

Brendon McCullum is set to take over as head coach at Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming season, to go with his appointment as the head coach of Trinbago Knight Riders, the other team owned by the same group, as well.


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Trendvertising: The new world of communication in a hashtag world

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Rahul Bose, an Indian actor, caught a lot of attention for a video post that went viral, where he complained about the price of bananas during his stay at a five-star hotel in Mumbai. As he explained in his story – he went to the gym at his hotel w


Company Law intertwined with Income Tax – Understanding the nexus! Part II

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

A comparison and analysing the impact of corresponding provisions of Companies Act No. 7 of 2007 and Inland Revenue Act No. 24 of 2017 reveals invaluable insights corporate management must be aware of in day-to-day management activities as well as st


Will ‘10 February’ be repeated?

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Whilst Sri Lanka is in election mode, the thought crossing every Sri Lankans mind is, ‘Will the 10 February 2018 elections behaviour be repeated?’ given the head-start that ‘Brand Gota’ has got. Whilst many are speculating who will be the fig


Shanta Devarajan: Economist who cannot get disconnected from his motherland

Monday, 19 August 2019

For me, Shanta Devarajan, formerly the Acting Chief Economist of the World Bank Group succeeding the Nobel Laureate Paul Romer and presently Professor at Georgetown University, USA, was a legend by himself. When I met him in early part of the new mil


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