Saudi woman to drive F1 car ahead of French Grand Prix

Views - 4 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Aseel Al-Hamad will make another breakthrough for Saudi Arabian women on Sunday by driving a Formula One car ahead of the French Grand Prix.

Two each for Hazard and Lukaku as Belgium thump Tunisia 5-2

Views - 2 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Two goals each for Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard helped Belgium to a 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia on Saturday that showcased their attacking verve and star quality and put them firmly on course for the World Cup knockout phase.

FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations

Views - 2 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during Friday’s win over Serbia at the World Cup.

Rampant Mexico see off South Korea to close on last 16

Views - 0 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over world champions Germany by overpowering South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16 of the World Cup.

Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win

Views - 2 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: A stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a dramatic 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to reignite their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

Jos Buttler hundred guides England to 5-0 series sweep of Australia

Views - 2 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

(AFP) Manchester: Jos Buttler’s unbeaten century on his Lancashire home ground saw England to a thrilling one-wicket win over Australia in the fifth ODI at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Kandy SC AGM on 30 June

Views - 8 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Defending League and Clifford Cup champions Kandy Sports Club will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30 June at their Nittawela clubhouse from 10.00 a.m.

President’s Trophy Rugby 2018 Peter’s oust Wesley

Views - 4 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

St. Peter’s College pulled off a remarkable 23 points (2 goals, 3 penalties) to 13 points (1 goal, 2 penalties) win against Wesley College in their second President’s Trophy 2018 rugby encounter which was worked off at the Sugathadasa Stadium yes

EFL teams up with Havies to uplift SL rugby

Views - 6 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Expolanka Freight Ltd. (EFL) announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with the historic Havelock Sports Club with the objective of supporting the successful rugby club and developing the sport of rugby in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Vandersay sent home from the West Indies

Views - 3 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

ESPNcricinfo: Sri Lanka have sent legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay back home from the tour of West Indies owing to conduct that was in breach of his player contract.

Serbia appeal to FIFA over refereeing in defeat to Switzerland

Views - 0 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: The Serbian soccer association said they have appealed to FIFA over referee Felix Brych’s officiating during the thrilling 2-1 defeat to Switzerland on Friday in World Cup Group E which jeopardised the nation’s hopes of reaching the last

England rout Panama 6-1 with Kane hat-trick

Views - 1 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - England’s young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past national failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of Panama on Sunday that included a hat-trick by Harry Kane and eased them into the last 16.

2018 Raid Amazones takes women to Sri Lanka; steeped in mystery

Views - 5 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:41

Women love being out of their comfort zones and challenging themselves. The rise of the popularity of fitness and well-being coupled with a growing desire for adventure tourism makes this the perfect event – ‘Raid Amazones’ will launch a 100% f

Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica

Views - 3 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:21

REUTERS: Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup in thrilling fashion against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg on Friday and sent the Central Americans crashing out of th

Brendon McCullum clears the air about positive drug test

Views - 2 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:20

ESPNcricinfo: Brendon McCullum has cleared the air about a positive drug test during his time with Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016. The former New Zealand captain has asthma and, in light of heavy pollution in Delhi at the time, he needed more than the usu

Roy ton helps power England into 4-0 lead over Australia

Views - 3 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:20

REUTERS: England’s rampant one-day side powered to a fourth straight win over Australia, following up their world record rampage at Trent Bridge with a commanding six-wicket victory at Chester-le-Street on Thursday led by ce

Chandimal, Sri Lanka Coach and Manager admit to ‘serious’ code violation

Views - 7 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:19

ESPNcricinfo: Sri Lanka Captain Dinesh Chandimal, Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, and Manager Asanka Gurusinha have admitted to breaching the ICC Code of Conduct that relates to “conduct that is contrary to the sp

Egypt to file complaint against referee after Russia defeat

Views - 1 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:19

REUTERS: Egypt will formally protest to FIFA

Croatia in dreamland as Messi’s Argentina suffer nightmare

Views - 1 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Croatia were in dreamland on Thursday after advancing to the knockout phase of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years with a 3-0 rout of Argentina that left a subdued Lionel Messi and his team mates facing yet another flo

Fleetwood battles to two-over 74 in first round in Germany

Views - 1 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Tommy Fleetwood could not conjure up his US Open magic as he battled to a two-over-par 74 in the opening round at the BMW International Open in Germany on Thursday.

Brendan Taylor being targeted unfairly: Tatenda Taibu

Views - 1 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:00

ESPNcricinfo: Tatenda Taibu, former Zimbabwe captain and their convener of selectors until March, severely criticised the current administration for their treatment of players – in particular Brendan Taylor – and called on cricketers in the count

FIFA fines Mexico as Hernandez asks fans to stop homophobic chant

Views - 13 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has appealed to his country’s football fans to stop their homophobic chanting

Costa grabs lucky goal as relieved Spain edge Iran

Views - 5 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: A fortuitous second half goal by Diego Costa broke a Persian stonewall and lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over

All Blacks audition World Cup spots in third France test

Views - 8 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Damian McKenzie’s audition for the All Blacks starting flyhalf role continues on Saturday in the third and final

International training course for Aquabike World Championship to be held in Negombo

Views - 2 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Amagi Aria, Negombo, are the proud hosts of the international training course for Aquabike (jet ski) racing, which will take place from

Thigh injury prevents England’s Alli from training

Views - 2 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: England attacking midfielder Dele Alli missed team training on Thursday as he bids to recover from a thigh

Dinesh Chandimal appeals against ball-tampering suspension

Views - 9 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

ESPNcrininfo: Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against the decision of the ICC match referee Javagal Srinath to find him

‘Embarassed’ Mickelson apologises for US Open rules violation

Views - 4 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Phil Mickelson apologised on Wednesday for putting a moving ball during the third round of last week’s US Open

Captain Jedinak makes Australia’s point against Denmark

Views - 3 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Captain Mile Jedinak rode to Australia’s World Cup rescue with a penalty to cancel out Christian

Hinault calls for riders to strike if Froome races in Tour de France

Views - 4 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Five-times Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault has called for riders to strike if defending champion Chris Froome

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Crisis-ridden Sri Lanka economy: Time for economics to prevail on politics

Monday, 25 June 2018

Sri Lanka’s official statistics bureau, Department of Census and Statistics or DCS, has released the country’s 2018 first quarter provisional economic growth data in its website (available at:

In defence of State banks – The Basel III phobia is the sword of Damocles over their heads!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Time and again over the last year, and more recently in fact, the sceptre of Basel III has raised its head in the print and electronic media.

Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village/Changement au Village) was the third feature film made by ace director Lester James Peries. It was released on 20 December 1963.The film was based on the famous novel of the same name written by the doyen of

Thushani takes Todos to new heights

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Thushani Rodrigo has always amazed me. From the very first day I met her, I have been in awe of her strength, courage and grace and constantly impressed by her creativity. The discipline and commitment she brings to her work, her farsightedness and h

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