Sports

FIFA president Infantino says time to reform transfer rat race

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Geneva (Reuters): FIFA president Gianni Infantino appealed to European football bosses on Wednesday to help reform the sport’s transfer system and described the current set-up as a “rat race” which had cast football in a negative light.


Player concerns to be taken on board before trip to Lahore: SLC

Views - 2 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lankan players will be provided with an open forum to discuss any concerns they may have about touring Pakistan for the final T20 international in Lahore, SLC said yesterday.


Chelsea agree to sell Costa back to Atletico Madrid

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Madrid (Reuters): Diego Costa’s messy split from Chelsea appeared to reach its conclusion on Thursday with the Premier League club saying they had agreed to sell the Spain striker back to Atletico Madrid.


Kuldeep hat-trick sets up India’s win against Australia

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

KOLKATA (Reuters) - Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick to help India comfortably beat Australia by 50 runs in the second one-day international at Eden Gardens on Thursday and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.


Tuskers set their sights on South Korea for second leg 2 of Asia 7’s Series

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

With the return of playmakers Chanaka Chandimal and Danushka Ranjan from injury, the Tuskers will vie for a top spot at the second leg of the Asia Rugby 7’s Series to be played in South Korea on 23 and 24 September.


Kandy SC in must-win game

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The Kandy Sports Club will be up against the Bahrain Rugby Football Club in a must-win game in order to secure the West Asian Club Championship 2017 at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium today.


Munchee sponsors National Volleyball Championship for 10th consecutive year

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Munchee, the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL), announced that it will sponsor the National Volleyball Championship 2017 organised by the Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVF) for the 10th consecutive year.


T.M. Dilshan, Dhananjaya de Silva first centurions in MCA Premier League 2018

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

T.M. Dilshan from MAS Intimates Unichela and Dhananjaya de Silva from LB Finance became the first two centurions at the ongoing 25th Singer-MCA Premier League 2018, which continued last weekend (16 and 17 September).


Battle of the Thomians sponsored by Nations Trust Bank and Ceylinco Life Insurance

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The third annual Battle of The Thomians hockey encounter between S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and St. Thomas’ College, Matale, two of the leading hockey playing schools in Sri Lanka, is scheduled to be played at Edward Park, Matale on 1 Octo


Blue & Gold Hockey Sevens on 21-22 October

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Amidst court cases, administrative blunders and power struggles that mar the beautiful game of hockey in the paradise island, the Blue and Gold Hockey Sevens tournament comes as a beacon to refresh the minds and hearts of the hockey-loving fraternity


Rain a damper for MCA ‘B’ Division 50-over league tournament

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The first Fair and Lovely Men’s MCA ‘B’ Division 50-over league tournament, which commenced on 9 September, is still trying to find its feet due to the prevailing weather conditions.


RCGC hosts golfers for charity event to support Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) will be hosting a Golfers for Charity event in aid of the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation (LAF) and the RCGC Charity Welfare Fund on Saturday, 23 September.


No luck for Sri Lanka on 5th day in Ashgabat

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Taekwondo and chess were the two main events which Sri Lankans took part in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games currently underway in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.


Blessings from SLC President, cricketers who receive Sports Festival torch

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The country’s ongoing 41st National Sports Festival is the rage these days, and it took on the pomp and pageantry associated with this colorful annual event as the torch wended its way through the city metropolis to the Ministry of Sports


Sri Lanka hockey legends vie for inaugural Signature Masters Cup 2017

Views - 0 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s living hockey legends will take part in their first-ever masters tournament on Saturday in the inaugural nine-a-side league at the Astro Turf hockey complex in Colombo 7.


Karateka Randev Athukorala felicitated by Sports Minister

Views - 4 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Two-time medal-winner of the South Asian Karate Championship who is ranked 11th by the World Karate Federation in the heavyweight Kumiate category, Randev Athukorala, was felicitated by Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera


Abeyrathna nets gold in 800 metres

Views - 5 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:31

Sri Lanka won one gold medal on the fourth day of the indoor athletics competition at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIAMG 2017) currently underway in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.


Angelo out as Sri Lanka add three new faces for Pakistan test

Views - 6 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:30

Reuters: Sri Lanka all-rounder and former skipper Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the first test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi next week with a calf injury, but the uncapped Sadeera Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva and Lahiru Gamage are in the squad


Sri Lanka grab automatic 2019 World Cup berth at Windies’ expense

Views - 1 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:28

Reuters: Sri Lanka have secured an automatic berth at the 2019 Cricket World Cup at the expense of West Indies after the two-times champions lost to England in the opener of their one-day series on Tuesday.


Emerging Bangladesh face tough examination

Views - 1 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

AFP: Bangladesh’s quest for recognition as a significant world cricket force faces a tough examination on their tour of South Africa, which starts Thursday with a three-day match against an invitation side.


Nadal and Federer lead Europe in inaugural Laver Cup

Views - 2 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will set aside their long-time rivalry when they play for Europe against the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup tournament which starts on Friday.


Special OCA coffee table book unveiled

Views - 8 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

A special coffee table book with commemorative stamps issued by the postal department of Asian countries with regard to sports events conducted by the respective nations was produced, on the advice of the President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA


Maxwell De Silva honored by Olympic Council of Asia

Views - 15 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

By Hishan Welmilla in Ashgabat In recognition of the dedicated service rendered to uplift sports in Asia, National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka Secretary General Maxwell De Silva has received an Order of Merit from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA


Silva to appeal SLC ban

Views - 4 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Chamara Silva is to appeal his two-year ban from all “cricket-related activities”, the Daily FT learns.


Asian Sevens 2017: Sri Lanka to face Japan in opener

Views - 11 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka rugby outfit under Sudharshana Muthuthanthri left the island last night to South Korea to play in the second leg of the Asian Sevens 2017 at Namdong Rugby Stadium in South Korea on 23 and 24 September. Sri Lanka was placed fifth in the


Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup touches down in Colombo

Views - 13 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, is hosting the fifth edition of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, the world-famous amateur golf tournament.


Busy day for Lankans at 5th AIAMAG 2017

Views - 2 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lankan athletes had a busy schedule on day three of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG 2017), which took place today in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.


Mercantile Volleyball Championship finals concludes

Views - 4 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The final matches of the Mercantile Volleyball Championship were held on 16 and 17 September at the National Youth Services Centre in Maharagama.


Local lad Dhuwarshan takes inaugural boys’ title, Taniya Balasuriya carries away girls’ title

Views - 4 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The historic 128-year-old Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, a members-only club, in an effort to support and foster the national golf program, conducted a junior open tournament at the picturesque Nuwara Eliya golf course recently.


SL Cricket begins fresh innings with new selectors

Views - 9 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka named a new selection committee on Tuesday, putting former test bowler Graeme Labrooy in charge of the five-member panel as they seek a reversal in the team’s fortune.


Today's Columnists

Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,


Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.


The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in


Why are interest rates high?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The general public is concerned about the high level of interest rates prevailing in the recent past. Interest rates influences the day-to-day life of ordinary people as it is the benchmark for all economic decisions.


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