Sri Lanka’s silent tennis revolution

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It may have gone under the radar, but tennis in Sri Lanka is undergoing a quiet but significant revolution. Spanish Fed Cup winning coach Pancho Alvarino, with over 30 years of coaching experience, was down in Sri Lanka this past week imparting his k

“I want to go to Australia and India and win a match”: Dinesh Chandimal

Views - 0 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

Having taken over the Sri Lanka Test captaincy at a difficult time in the team’s development, Dinesh Chandimal speaks to ESPNCricinfo about his time at the helm and outlines hopes for the future

Housekeeping wins BMICH Annual Cricket Tournament Championship Trophy

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BMICH, Sri Lanka’s most recognisable and iconic landmark organised their Annual Inter-Department Cricket Tournament at the Thurstan College Grounds in Colombo recently with the patronage of the senior management team. The main objective of organisi

Sri Lanka Youth in must-win game

Views - 0 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Youth rugby outfit under Gemunu Chethiya will feel pressure to pull off a win in their Asia Rugby Championship Under-19 encounter against South Korea, which will take place at the Municipal Stadium in Taipei today, in order to avoid dem

Vantage Powers Sri Lanka Football as the full sponsor for Vantage FA Cup 2018

Views - 0 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

Vantage, a leading men’s clothing brand in Sri lanka, also the flagship brand of Ebony Holdings Ltd, was the privileged sponsor for the 56th ‘Vantage FA Cup 2018’’, the country’s longest running association football knockout tournament. The

KRA and TRA win in Anuradhapura

Views - 0 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

By Shamzeer Jaleel More than 800 players ranging from Under 8 up to Under 16 took part in the annual rugby carnival which was organised for the third year by Sri Lions Rugby Academy which took place during last weekend at the Anuradhapura Rugby Stad

Sportsmen who won Gold, Silver and Bronze at Asian Weightlifting Championships meet President

Views - 0 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

The group who represented Sri Lanka at the Asian Weightlifting Championships met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat last week. The Sri Lankan team was able to win six Gold Medals, 16 Silver Medals and 18 Bronze Medals

President congratulates SL hearing impaired cricketers who won Deaf ICC T-20 cricket world cup

Views - 0 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

The Sri Lankan hearing impaired cricketers, who won the Deaf ICC T-20 cricket world cup, met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, Friday (14). The tournament which was organised for the first time was held in Delhi, In

Australia five wickets away from winning second test

Views - 0 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

PERTH (REUTERS): Australia need five wickets in the second test to secure a series-levelling victory as India teetered in their daunting chase on a menacing pitch on Monday. Chasing 287 runs after closing out Australia’s second innings for 243, In

Messi hat-trick adorns Barca’s 5-0 romp at Levante

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VALENCIA (Reuters): Lionel Messi netted his first hat-trick of the La Liga season and provided two assists in yet another sensational individual display as a rampant Barcelona won 5-0 at Levante to strengthen their lead at the top of the table on Sun

Liverpool beat Manchester United to go top as Chelsea keep up chase

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LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters): Liverpool regained top spot in the Premier League after an impressive 3-1 victory over old rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday put them a point ahead of title rivals Manchester City. After City’s 3-1 win over

Latham double ton puts NZ in control against Sri Lanka

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WELLINGTON (Reuters): Tom Latham put any questions about his future in the New Zealand cricket team to bed with a maiden double century as he effectively batted Sri Lanka out of the first test on the third day at the Basin Reserve on Monday. Latham f

CH edges out Navy

Views - 8 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:41

CH & FC pushed past Navy by 34 points (4 goals, 1 penalty, 1 drop goal) to 26 points (3 goals, 1 try) in their Inter-club league rugby encounter which concluded at Welisara yesterday. At halftime the winners led 27-5. (SJ)

Kandy remain unbeaten

Views - 18 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:38

By Shamseer Jaleel Defending league champions Kandy Sports Club put an end to the unbeaten run of Havelock Sports Club when they beat them by 31 points (4 tries, 4 conversions, 1 penalty) to 21 points (3 tries, 3 conversions) at the Nittawela Rugby S

Latham ton puts New Zealand in charge of first Sri Lanka Test

Views - 5 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:34

WELLINGTON (AFP): Opener Tom Latham’s unbeaten century put New Zealand in charge of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Sunday, as the Black Caps raced past the tourists’ first-innings total and looked to build an imposing lead. La

Bruised Australia build vital lead in Perth; Kohli gets his 25th century

Views - 6 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:29

PERTH (Reuters): Australia battled through an onslaught from India’s fiery fast-bowlers on the third day of the second Test, building an ominous 175-run lead with six wickets in hand on a menacing Perth Stadium pitch that is expected to deteriorate

Modric criticises Ballon d’Or gala snub by Messi, Ronaldo

Views - 5 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:27

MADRID (Reuters):Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month’s ceremony where he was given the award, saying their decision was unfair to fellow players and voters. Croati

Hong Kong outclass Sri Lanka

Views - 9 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:26

Sri Lanka suffered their second defeat in the Asia Rugby Championship Under-19 tournament in Taipei when they were thrashed by defending champions Hong Kong 48-15 at the Municipal Ground in Taipei last weekend. At halftime the winners led 22-10. Hong

Police outclass the Soldiers

Views - 3 Monday, 17 December 2018 02:25

Re-energized, Police SC produced running rugby to hand off a demotivated Soldiers outfit by 41/19 at Police Park last week-end.  At the short breather Cops led 27/0 in a one way traffic. Sachith Silva of Police showed their intention very clear with

Singapore wins and secures promotion to top division

Views - 3 Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

Singapore beat hosts Thailand 19/15 in the final of the Asia Rugby Under-19 Division I tournament at the Bang Bon Stadium in Bangkok. With this win, Singapore will be promoted to top division in 2019 and will replace the team ranking fourth in Taipei

Ronaldo penalty wins Turin derby for relentless Juve

Views - 2 Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

TURIN, Italy (Reuters): Cristiano Ronaldo converted a second-half penalty and was booked for provoking the beaten goalkeeper Salvador Ichazo as relentless Serie A leaders Juventus beat Torino 1-0 in an absorbing derby on Saturday. Sixth-placed Torino

Eriksen strike gives Spurs last-gasp Burnley win

Views - 2 Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

Reuters: Tottenham Hotspur substitute Christian Eriksen scored in added time as they snatched a 1-0 win over Burnley at Wembley Stadium to stay within five points of leaders Manchester City in the Premier League. Sean Dyche’s Burnley side looked to

Wild celebrations in Hanoi as Vietnam win ASEAN Football title

Views - 6 Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

HANOI (Reuters): Football fever gripped Vietnam again on Saturday night as thousands of fans flocked to the streets of the capital Hanoi to celebrate their country’s victory over Malaysia in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship final. N

Jesus sends Manchester City top

Views - 1 Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Gabriel Jesus scored twice in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as the champions took full advantage of Liverpool’s inactivity to return to the top of the Premier League. The home victo

Dialog President’s Volleyball Gold Cup

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‘Terminator’ Titmus sends message to Ledecky with short course record

Views - 2 Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

Reuters: Ariarne Titmus’s 400-metres freestyle win at the short course world championships on Friday sent a message to Katie Ledecky that the undisputed queen of distance swimming might have some serious competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Titm

La Liga says UEFA third competition plans endanger European soccer

Views - 4 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

MADRID (Reuters): Spain’s La Liga said on Thursday that UEFA’s plans for a third club competition “endanger the future” of European soccer and risk domestic leagues becoming uncompetitive. The Spanish football league called on European soccer

Junior Rugby Carnival in Anuradhapura

Views - 7 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

By Shamzeer Jaleel More than 800 players ranging from Under 8 up to Under 16 will lock horns in the Annual Rugby Carnival which will take place today (15 December) at the Anuradhapura Rugby Stadium. Teams from Sri Lions, RPF, HARFA, Kandy Rugby Acade

WTA to offer increased rankings protection for returning mothers

Views - 3 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

Reuters: The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) will offer greater protection to the rankings of mothers returning to the tour after giving birth, British media reported on Thursday. Players returning from maternity leave or injury will now be able t

Gatlin still believes he can be a contender in Doha 100m

Views - 3 Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:00

Reuters: The clock is ticking on Justin Gatlin and not just the stopwatch. The world champion will be 37 years old when he defends his 100 metres title in Doha next September. Yet there is a renewed sense of confidence from the American that he will

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Tweaking the New Inland Revenue Act (Part II)

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

In the backdrop where the recent amendment to the country’s supreme law is called in question, it may be appropriate to recall that the passage of the new Inland Revenue (IR) Act through Parliament was far more controversial. Nevertheless, the new

Advancing gender parity in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Asia-Pacific today is a true engine of growth in the world—a region that has barely tapped its potential to develop, invest, and innovate. But as the region speeds ahead, the dynamics of its workforce, one that was predominantly male in the past, i

Things to do in a Democracy when you’re dead…

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

In yesterday’s column, I argued a case for not impeaching the chief executive of the coup that has left our country situation in ruins. At the end of a pitched battle between the forces of unconstitutional ambition on one hand and democratic resist

What’s next after the Supreme Court decision?

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Last Thursday, just before the courts closed for Christmas holidays, the Supreme Court, sticking strictly to a legalistic path, put an end to the controversial issue of defining the powers of President Maithripala Sirisena, leaving the nation to wres

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