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Sri Lanka participating in AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship 2017

Views - 23 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

The International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship, which kicked off in Guwahati on 19 November, is slated to go on until 26 November.


Football Federation of Sri Lanka promotes sports tourism

Views - 9 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL), the governing body of football in the country, has initiated a 14-day sporting tour for the ‘Football Without Borders’ team from Switzerland which embarked on a goodwill tour to Sri


Ceylinco Life’s 2017 Sports Festival brings 3,200 together in spirited competition

Views - 6 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Sporting prowess came to the fore recently when 3,200 employees and sales officers of Ceylinco Life took to the field in the 2017 edition of the company’s Sports Festival.


Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing hosts Ambassador Cup 2017 cricket tournament

Views - 7 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

The Ambassador Cup 2017 six-a-side cricket tournament, hosted by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing with the support of the Chinese Cricket Association, was held on 18 and 19 November at the Dulwich International College


Afghanistan clinches Under-19 Asia Cup

Views - 5 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Afghanistan pulled off a stunning 185-run victory against Pakistan to clinch the Under-19 Asia Cup for the first time at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (November 19).


Centurion Dilshan steers MAS Intimates to MCA Premier League T20 title

Views - 7 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Captain T.M. Dilshan struck a belligerent 109 off 45 balls, inclusive of nine towering sixes and an equal number of fours, then opened the bowling and finished with 2 for 37 in 3.3 overs and judiciously handled his bowlers, as he


“Excited by how Sri Lanka fought over four days”: Pothas

Views - 8 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: They may have ended at 75 for 7 and been saved from defeat by bad light, but for most of the five rain-interrupted days at Eden Gardens, Sri Lanka were the dominant side. While concerned by his team’s batting


Arsenal can challenge Man City in title race, says Xhaka

Views - 5 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Reuters: Arsenal can cut down the deficit to Premier League leaders Manchester City and challenge for the title this campaign, midfielder Granit Xhaka has said.


FIFA panel bans 3 former soccer officials for life

Views - 5 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

ZURICH (Reuters): FIFA’s ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body


Dialog Inter-Club Rugby League 2017/2018 Review: Week 3

Views - 21 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Kandy continued their dominance in the inter-club league rugby tournament when they beat Army SC 58-13 in a one-sided encounter at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium last weekend.


Kontinen and Peers retain ATP Finals doubles crown

Views - 5 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): Finland’s Henri Kontinen and Australian partner John Peers won the doubles title at the ATP Finals for the second year running when they beat world number one duo Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-4 6-2 on Sunday.


Young Athukorala wins two karate gold medals

Views - 8 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

Seven-year-old Rehan Athukorala won a commanding two gold medals at the Kenshinkai Karate Championship 2017.


Dimitrov comes of age to win ATP Finals title

Views - 7 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career and sent out a huge statement of intent as the stylish Bulgarian beat David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday.


Kohli hits 50th century as Sri Lanka cling on for draw

Views - 20 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

AFP: Skipper Virat Kohli scored his 50th international century Monday as India gave Sri Lanka a major scare before the first Test ended in a nerve-racking draw.


Hathurusingha in line for Sri Lanka coach job

Views - 18 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: When Chandika Hathurusingha takes over as Sri Lanka’s head coach at some point this month, his first assignment will be against Bangladesh, the team he has only recently left in unceremonious circumstances.


Bangladesh to deport five Indians for betting on cricket

Views - 9 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

AFP: Bangladesh police said Monday they would deport five Indians caught betting at a weekend cricket match as authorities crack down on illegal bookmaking in the lucrative domestic league.


India ride Rahul-Dhawan stand to surge ahead

Views - 3 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:37

Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul featured in a rollicking 166-run stand to help India erase the 122-run lead


Dialog Inter-Club Rugby League 2017/2018: Kandy beat Army

Views - 24 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:35

Kandy Sports Club, playing their first home match this season, beat Army Sports Club 58 points (9 tries, 5 conversions, 1 penalty) to 13 points


Fleetwood wins Race to Dubai title as Rose falls short

Views - 5 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:33

Tommy Fleetwood was crowned Race to Dubai champion on Sunday after a poor back nine from fellow Briton Justin Rose


Barcelona hailed real winners of bruising Madrid derby

Views - 4 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:32

Barcelona were declared the true winners of the Madrid derby by the Spanish media on Sunday as the thrilling yet


Manchester clubs win again as United stars return

Views - 5 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:29

Premier League leaders Manchester City brushed aside Leicester City 2-0 for their 16th successive win in all competitions


Musaeus triumph over Ladies’ at 14th annual regatta

Views - 14 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:28

The 14th Annual Ladies College-Musaeus College Regatta was won by Musaeus College, who claimed the Marie Musaeus Trophy yet


Girls’ category picks up as Harshitha forges ahead 

Views - 5 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:25

Dellon Peiris, the prolific left-arm spinner of S. Thomas’ College, continued to consolidate his hold on the top position of the All-Island


Cricket woes and a possible Samurai remedy

Views - 6 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:23

Our cricketers are going through a difficult time. However, I still believe they will bounce back. They have been at the butt end


Zahira College G90s Sports Festival 2017 to be held tomorrow

Views - 8 Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:45

The 11th Annual Sports Festival organiseed by the Zahira College Colombo Group of ‘90s (G90s) will be held tomorrow at the college grounds from 7.30 am onwards.


Australia recall wicketkeeper Paine in Ashes surprise

Views - 5 Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:43

Melbourne (Reuters): Australia have recalled wicketkeeper Tim Paine for the first time in seven years in a selection bombshell while dropping opening batsman Matt Renshaw in a surprising Ashes squad for the series against England.


Ritzbury Champ Sponsors Rajans All Island Invitational Hockey Sevens 2017

Views - 7 Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:42

The Rajans All Island Invitational Hockey Sevens 2017 was held at the Bogambara Stadium in Kandy recently with 48 school teams participating in the All Island Under-20 tournaments for both boys and girls. The tournament is part of the 130th annivers


Under-19 squad named for Junior Asian Rugby Championship

Views - 33 Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:41

The Sri Lanka Under-19 rugby outfit for the two leg matches against Hong Kong was named yesterday. There are 37 players currently training under the watchful eyes of the two coaches Rajeev Perera and Lasintha de Costa.


FIFA rankings ‘loophole’ likely to disappear after World Cup draw

Views - 8 Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:41

Reuters: A loophole that allows national teams to boost their seedings for the World Cup by avoiding friendly matches is likely to disappear after next year’s finals in Russia, with changes due to the international calendar and a FIFA review of the


Ceylon Motor Sports Club Members and Friends Autocross in memory of Ranjit Jinasena

Views - 7 Saturday, 18 November 2017 01:40

The Ceylon Motor Sports Club (CMSC), Sri Lanka’s oldest motorsport club came out once again to refresh the memories of many a stalwart in the sport who knew the great racing legend Ranjit Jinasena through its “Members and Friends Autocross” hel


Today's Columnists

Constitutional reform – A reply to Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law


Ranil’s reluctant tryst with truth

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence


Omni-Channel Synchroniser for banks and financial institutions: An vision to simplify banking

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.


Extending the net of AML/CFT: The need for public awareness

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

By Press Notice, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) through its Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU), has drawn the attention of the public to “Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2015/56 dated April 21, 2017 prescribing


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