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MCA ‘G’ Division league tournament reaches quarterfinal stage

Views - 4 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Amana Takaful Insurance, MAS Linea Aqua, Fairfirst Insurance, Bimputh Finance, Mobitel, Nor Lanka, Deutsche Bank AG and Sri Lanka


Samaposha champions young Sri Lankan athletes

Views - 4 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Samaposha, the leading nutrition brand of Plenty Foods Ltd., a subsidiary of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd., committed to helping


UK prosecutors drop charges against ex-police chief over Hillsborough crush

Views - 5 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters) - A former British police chief constable accused of lying over his role in the 1989 Hillsborough soccer


Gasly to replace Ricciardo at Red Bull next season

Views - 2 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

AFP: French driver Pierre Gasly will replace the departing Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull next season, the Formula One team announced on Monday.


Henry wants Bordeaux job, says Wenger

Views - 1 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Reuters: Arsene Wenger is in no hurry to return to management but the former Arsenal boss says fellow Frenchman


Family kept flood news away from swimmer to help him focus

Views - 1 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The family of Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash kept news of a devastating flood in his home state


Beckham to receive UEFA President’s Award

Views - 2 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Reuters: Former England captain David Beckham will be presented the 2018 UEFA President’s Award, in recognition


Pakistan cricket board chief who clashed with PM Khan resigns

Views - 2 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

ISLAMABAD (Reuters): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi, who has a history of clashes with new Prime Minister


England face defeat at 311-9

Views - 2 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

NOTTINGHAM, AFP: India were left one wicket away from victory in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Tuesday after England


Bolt trains with Mariners, ready to ‘prove people wrong’

Views - 1 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt eased into his first training session with Australia’s Central Coast


Halep withdraws from final US Open tune-up with Achilles injury

Views - 0 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Reuters: World number one Simona Halep has withdrawn from the final US Open tune-up event in Connecticut with an Achilles injury, the Romanian said on Monday.


Ronaldo, Modric, Salah on UEFA player of the year shortlist

Views - 2 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Reuters: Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah have been short-listed for the UEFA Player of the Year award,


Sun launches Asian Games gold quest with ‘dream’ 200m title

Views - 5 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Jakarta (Reuters); Sun Yang launched his quest for a possible five-title haul at the Asian Games by finally landing the 200-metres freestyle crown as China won four of seven golds on the first night of competition in the pool on 19 August. The 26-yea


Vroom! Indonesia president a hit on social media after motorbike stunt

Views - 8 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Jakarta (Reuters): Indonesian President Joko Widodo has created a buzz on social media after a video sequence shown at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games culminated with the 57-year-old leader roaring into Jakarta’s main stadium on a powe


Manchester gap widens as City score six and United lose

Views - 4 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick in Manchester City’s 6-1 rout of Huddersfield Town on Sunday before the champions’ neighbours Manchester United suffered a limp 3-2 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion that left Paul Pogba questio


Sri Lankan rugby outfit to claim first games Medal

Views - 20 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel The Sri Lankan rugby outfit will be out for the first team’s medal at the Asian Games 2018, which commenced in Indonesia last week-end. Sri Lanka will lock horns with South Korea, UAE and Afghanistan in Pool C. There will be 12 M


Djokovic beats Federer to complete Masters sweep

Views - 3 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Reuters: Novak Djokovic finally clinched the title missing from his resume with a 6-4 6-4 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to win in Cincinnati and become the first player to complete the sweep of Masters series tournaments. Having made five previous


18th Asian Games kick off in Indonesia

Views - 6 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

The 18th Asian Games kicked off last week-end in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. This will be the first time the Asian Games are co-hosted in two cities;the Indonesian capital of Jakarta previously hosted the Games in 1962. Palembang


Bertens stuns world number one Halep for Cincinnati title

Views - 4 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Reuters: Dutch surprise Kiki Bertens saved a championship point before going on to earn a shock Cincinnati Masters final triumph 2-6 7-6(6) 6-2 over a fatigued world number one Simona Halep on 19 August. Bertens came back from the brink against Roman


Tsunami-survivor Herold ready to make Asiad waves

Views - 4 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

JAKARTA (Reuters): Having spent five days as a child clinging to a tree in the wake of a tsunami, Indian cyclist Deborah Herold has some perspective on the concept of fear of failure in the sporting arena.


South African effort trumps errors, coach says there is plenty to fix

Views - 6 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Durban (Reuters): South Africa showed their real potential for only 20 minutes of Saturday’s 34-21 win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship but it was on expected lines with several key players returning after layoffs, according to coach Rassie


German FA boss says should have supported Ozil more

Views - 2 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

BERLIN (Reuters): German Football Association (DFB) President Reinhard Grindel said on Sunday he should have been more supportive of Mesut Ozil when the midfielder was the target of “racist attacks”.


England tormentor Johnson retires from all cricket

Views - 7 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson, who terrified England during the 201314 Ashes series and captured 313 test wickets through a roller-coaster career, has retired from all cricket, the bowler said on Sunday.


CICT wins Chamber of Commerce softball cricket tournament

Views - 17 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

A relatively new team from Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) emerged champions at the annual six-a-side softball cricket tournament conducted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) recently.


Red Bull Campus Cricket World Final to be better than ever this year: Kuruppu

Views - 6 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

While Sri Lanka attempts to introduce youngsters to the national team, with a view to the World Cup next year and the World T20 in 2020, university-age cricketers from around the world have a chance to hone their skills against the best in the world


Fury beats Pianeta to set up Wilder bout

Views - 4 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

AFP: Tyson Fury set up a world title fight with American WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder with a points victory over Francesco Pianeta in Belfast on Saturday.


Federer to meet Djokovic in Cincinnati final

Views - 5 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Reuters: Novak Djokovic overcame a battling Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 to reach his sixth Cincinnati Masters final on Saturday while Roger Federer enjoyed a less-taxing route to the title match after his semi-final opponent David Goffin retired with a s


Messi, Coutinho get Barcelona off to winning start

Views - 5 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Madrid (AFP): Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.


Cristiano Ronaldo ‘happy’ with winning start for Juventus at Chievo

Views - 5 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

AFP: Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score on his Serie A debut but champions Juventus won 3-2 at Chievo but said he was still “happy’ with a victorious start to life in Italy.


England’s Anderson and Broad skittle India in 40 minutes

Views - 7 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters): Pacemen Stuart Broad and James Anderson skilfully exploited helpful conditions to each take two wickets as India were dismissed for 329 in 40 minutes on the second morning of the third test at Trent Bridge on Sunday.


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Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen


The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin


Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.


Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on


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