India’s Kohli, Rohit steamroll West Indies with sparkling tons

Views - 10 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:33

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma both hit centuries and combined in a stand of 246 to help India chase down a difficult target against West Indies for a convincing eight-wicket victory in the opening one day international in Guwahati on Sunday.

Messi injury blow as Barca go top with win over Sevilla

Views - 2 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:31

Barcelona snapped a four-match winless run in La Liga with a 4-2 home victory over title rivals Sevilla on Saturday to reclaim top spot but the triumph was marred by talisman Lionel Messi fracturing his arm and being ruled out for three weeks.

Koepka to become new world No. 1 after CJ Cup win

Views - 2 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:30

Brooks Koepka will become world number one for the first time on Monday after the American fended off a game Gary Woodland to earn a four-stroke victory at the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup in South Korea.

Lakers’ early struggles are normal, says James

Views - 3 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:29

Los Angeles Lakers’ new forward LeBron James said he was not disappointed with the defeats in the first two games and the early struggles were normal for a side that overhauled their roster.....

Bolt’s agent says Mariners make contract offer

Views - 6 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:28

Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has been offered a contract by Australian professional side Central Coast Mariners, according to his agent Ricky Simms.

Isner welcomes Wimbledon’s new tiebreak rule

Views - 3 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:26

Tennis’s marathon man John Isner has welcomed Wimbledon’s decision to introduce tiebreaks at 12-12 in the final set.

Flawless Svitolina eases past Kvitova in Singapore

Views - 3 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:22

Elina Svitolina tore up the form book to open play at the WTA Finals with a brilliant display of serving and retrieving to register a 6-3 6-3 victory over Petra Kvitova at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Sri Lanka vs. England 4th ODI England and rain beat Sri Lanka

Views - 9 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:15

Sri Lanka put up a spirited score of 273 in their 50 overs but it was too small for the England outfit who managed to score off the required runs in the rain shortened 4th one day international which was decided on (D/L) method at the Pallekelle Inte

Hamilton better than Schumacher: Villeneuve

Views - 6 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:14

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters): Lewis Hamilton can beat Michael Schumacher’s Formula One records and become the most successful driver of all time and is already a greater world champion, according to the German’s old foe Jacques Villeneuve.

Sony extends partnership with Formula E across Indian sub-continent

Views - 1 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:13

Mumbai, India: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) will continue to broadcast each round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for a further two seasons across the Indian sub-continent - including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Matt Lee new rugby coach at Trinity

Views - 191 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:11

Former New Zealander, CH and FC Coach took over Trinity College in their Head Coaching duty for 2019 rugby season. Trinity will appoint the leader in the near future, which will be between Rashen Bandaranayake and Ryan Weerakoon.

Sampath Bank Sports Club Six-A-Side Cricket Tournament

Views - 18 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:08

Offering more avenues for team Sampath to sharpen and showcase their sporting skills, Sampath Bank Sports Club held the “Inter Region / Department Six-A-Side Cricket Tournament – 2018” at Thurstan College Grounds, recently.

Ritzbury Sir John Tarbat Junior Athletic Championships concludes on high note

Views - 22 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:11

The 47th Ritzbury Sir John Tarbat Junior Athletic Championships concluded its three days of competition in Anuradhapura on 19 October with a number of broken records. The overall c

I need to play longer innings: Dickwella

Views - 10 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:11

Sri Lanka was well and beaten in the third One-Day International which took place at Pallekelle two days ago. England leads the serie

Bolt rejects soccer deal offer from Maltese club

Views - 3 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Reuters: Sprinting legend Usain Bolt has turned down the offer of a two-year deal to play soccer for Maltese champions Valletta FC, his agent has confirmed. The 32-year-old Jamaican, who is hoping to win a contract at Australian side Central Coast Ma

‘Pulsar Dareventure’ grand finale this weekend

Views - 6 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

The grand finale of Sri Lanka’s first ever motorcycle adventure reality show, ‘Pulsar Dareventure’, will be telecast on ITN this Saturday (20) from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pulsar Dareventure, which is presented by the David Pieris Motor Company Ltd.,

Guptill out of Pakistan series with calf injury

Views - 2 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

ESPNCricinfo: Martin Guptill had to be withdrawn from New Zealand’s ODI and T20I squads to face Pakistan later this month owing to a left calf strain. The 32-year old opener picked up the injury while preparing for a first-class game with Auckland

Bern completes list of cities on ABB FIA Formula E championship calendar for season 5

Views - 2 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is bringing fully-electric racing to Bern next season for the Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix – scheduled to take place on 22 June next year. The Swiss capital fills the last remaining spot on the season five calendar, a

Wimbledon brings in final set tiebreak

Views - 5 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

LONDON (Reuters): Wimbledon will introduce a final set tiebreak starting from next year’s Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), organisers said on Friday. After a period of consultation with players and officials, the AELTC rul

Mercantile Hockey Sevens tomorrow

Views - 17 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

The 42nd Mercantile Hockey Sevens 2018 will kick off on 21 October at the P. Saravanmuttu (Oval) Stadium. Peoples Leasing, DHL and Hilton Colombo are the three main sponsors of this event. Maj. Gen. Shavendra Silva will be the Chief Guest at this eve

Super 16 Soccer 7s Tournament tomorrow

Views - 8 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

The Past Pupils Association of the Zahira College Colombo postponed the Super 16 Soccer 7s Tournament for the 14th consecutive year due to bad weather and rescheduled for 21 October from 8 a.m. onwards at Race Course Grounds. The organisers annou

I should have done better: Vettel

Views - 4 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters): Sebastian Vettel recognised on Thursday that he and Ferrari had made mistakes this season but refused to single out the moment where his hopes of winning a fifth Formula One title ended. The German is 67 po

Abbas masterclass drives Pakistan to series victory

Views - 7 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Reuters: Seamer Mohammad Abbas tore through the Australian batting order, claiming his second five-wicket haul of the match as Pakistan sealed a 373-run victory in the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Chasing a mammoth target of 5

Denly prepared to fill England opening slot

Views - 2 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

Reuters: Joe Denly has not ruled out the possibility of opening the England batting in the test series against Sri Lanka next month as he targets his first international appearance since 2010. Kent vice-captain Denly, w

Pakistan captain Sarfraz taken to hospital, Khawaja out for Aussies

Views - 3 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:09

Reuters: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has been taken to hospital and did not take the field on day four of the second test against Australia after taking a blow to the helmet, while visiting batsman Usma

Abdul Qadir’s son gets Australia PM XI nod

Views - 5 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:09

SYDNEY (Reuters): Usman Qadir, the son of Pakistan spin-bowling great Abdul, was named in a Prime Minister’s XI to face South Africa on Friday, inching a little closer to his goal of one day representing Austr

ECB defends Sri Lanka tour schedule during monsoon season

Views - 14 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Reuters: The England and Wales Cricket Board has defended the decision to tour Sri Lanka during the monsoon season, saying the hectic international schedule left very little “wriggle room”. England’s first three One-Day Internationals in Sri La

Chasing Schumacher’s record was never my aim: Hamilton

Views - 3 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters): Lewis Hamilton will edge closer to Michael Schumacher’s all-time record if he wins a fifth Formula One world title this weekend in Austin, but he said on Wednesday that chasing the German great was never part of his plan. The M

Dialog Champions League 

Views - 4 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata General Manager – Broadband and Fixed Telecommunication Dimuthu Cooray hands over the sponsorship cheque to FFSL President Anura De Silva whilst (from left) FFSL Chairman Competitions Zaharan Singawansa and FFSL Deputy Chairmen – Co

Amir left out of Pakistan squad for Australia T20s

Views - 3 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

Reuters: Pakistan left out pace bowler Mohammad Amir from their 15-man Twenty20 international squad to face Australia while uncapped left-arm quick Waqas Maqsood earned a call-up on Thursday. Amir, who was handed a five-year ban for spot-fixing in 20

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Monday, 22 October 2018

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Future competencies for Sri Lankans: Rhetoric and reality

Monday, 22 October 2018

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Saturday, 20 October 2018

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Friday, 19 October 2018

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