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All-round Anuja Patil leads India to T20I series win

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

A second consecutive half-century from Jemimah Rodrigues, and an all-round show from Anuja Patil helped India see off Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth match and clinch the five-match Twenty20 International series. Patil was the star of the sh


Liyanage hat-trick headlines vibrant first day at RBCC World Final

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

The more established Asian cricket powers of Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan flexed their muscles to begin their Red Bull Campus Cricket World Final campaigns, each registering commanding victories over teams from UAE, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe respectiv


Rankothge resigns from Sylvester’s

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Former Sylvester’s, Kandy SC and one of the former leading referees and Sylvester’s College Head Coach Rankothge has resigned from his position of Coach of this alma mater. He has coached his alma mater for the last four years. He is tipped to ta


Kastro to Coach Kandy

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Former Kingswood, Kandy SC skipper, and Sri Lanka Under 19 Junior Coach and current Maliyadeva College Head Coach, Ananda Kasturiarachchi will be the Head Coach for the Kandy Under 19 unit in their annual rugby encounter against th


Kanrich Finance rout Commercial Credit at MCA ground

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Kanrich Finance A team thrashed the Commercial Credit (CCL) cricket team and achieved their first win by two wickets in the ‘26th Singer-MCA’ Premier League 2018 at the Mercantile Cricket Association Ground in Colombo. The strong CCL team which


Rashid agrees to all-format Yorkshire contract

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has agreed a new one-year, all-format deal with Yorkshire, the English county announced on Monday. The 30-year-old signed a white-ball contract with the club for the 2018 season but was still selected


Angelo Mathews speaks out

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Dear CEO, I write to you pursuant to the meeting held on Friday the 21st of September 2018 at SLC premises, which was attended by all the selectors along with the National Cricket Coach Mr. Chandika Hathurusinghe. At this meeting the selection commi


Zahira felicitates outstanding ruggerites

Views - 0 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Text and Pix by Ruzaik Farook The Rugby Committee of the Zahira College Colombo organised ‘Zahira Rugby Night 2018’ and felicitated rugby players who donned the college rugby jersey in the year 2017/2018 season. The Ceremony was held at the Colle


Western Province Rugby 2018: CH champs

Views - 0 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

CH and FC “A” led by Sasanka Ariyaratne won the Western Province Rugby Union (WPRU) Inter-Club Rugby Sevens beating Navy SC “A” 22/14 at the Police Park recently. At the short breather, winners led 12/7. CH & FC beat CR & FC 19/0 and Navy SC


Fair & Lovely Men/MCA gear up for ‘B’ Division 50 Over League Tournament 2018/2019

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

The much-awaited MCA ‘B’ Division 50 Over League Tournament conducted by the Mercantile Cricket Association will commence from 26 September at the MCA Grounds, Colombo. Owning the title sponsorship for the second year running, Unilever Fair & Lo


Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup played for the third time in Sri Lanka

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Turkish Airlines, a global leader in civil aviation, brought its ever-growing Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup to Royal Colombo Golf Club in Colombo on Sunday 16 September. The airline, first in terms of country and international destinations that rea


Sri Lanka secures 3rd place at Asian Men’s Volleyball Challenge Cup

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka stamped their dominance to beat Bangladesh 3-0 and secure the third spot at the first-ever Asian Men’s Volleyball Challenge Cup powered by Dialog 4G Home Broadband at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo. In the run up to the knockout


Muthu returns to lead Sri Lanka

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Former Thomian, Havies, and CH and FC player Sudarshana Muthuthanthri returned to the squad for the Korean leg after he missed out on the first leg in Hong Kong due to injury. The Sri Lankan squad will leave the island tomorrow to


Winning 2019 World Cup is a tedious task: Arjuna

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Petroleum Resources Minister and former Test Cricket Captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that winning the 2019 World Cup will be a tedious task. “This Government has degraded cricket,” he charged, alleging former Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara sh


Tiger Woods ends five-year drought with Tour Championship triumph

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

Reuters: Tiger Woods was moved to the brink of tears after capturing his first title since 2013 with a two-stroke triumph at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday that proved he was far from washed up at the age of 42. Tossing aside five years o


Chandimal to lead all Sri Lanka sides after Asia Cup flop

Views - 1 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

COLOMBO (Reuters): Batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been installed as Sri Lanka captain across all three formats after Angelo Mathews lost his role as skipper of the country’s limited-overs teams following their exit from the Asia Cup in the United Ara


England give Burns chance to fill Cook’s shoes in Sri Lanka

Views - 6 Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:12

NOTTINGHAM, AFP: Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England’s order after being named in a 16-man squad on Friday for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri La


Victoria Golf and Country Resort Club Championship 2018

Views - 7 Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:11

The Victoria Golf and Country Resort (VGCR) will host the Annual Club Championship 2018 today and tomorrow at their beautiful course at Rajawella in Digana. Shamal Pe


Two new faces in Wallabies squad for South Africa, Argentina

Views - 7 Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:11

SYDNEY, AFP: The Wallabies named two uncapped players in a 30-man squad on Friday for their must-win Rugby Championship games against South Africa and Argentina as they look to bounce back after slumping to their worst world ranking ever. Flanker An


Osaka eases into Tokyo semis

Views - 2 Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:11

TOKYO (Reuters): US Open champion Naomi Osaka continued to flourish in front of her home crowd at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo as she comfortably dispatched Barbora Strycova 6-3 6-4 on Friday to reac


Smith, Warner to mentor team mates on club return

Views - 3 Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:10

SYDNEY (Reuters): Banned Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warner will look to share their wealth of experience with budding cricketers when they make their highly-anticipated return to club cricket


Rejuvenated Woods out to improve poor Ryder Cup record

Views - 4 Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:10

Reuters: Tiger Woods has embraced the Ryder Cup unequivocally if perhaps belatedly as he enters the twilight of his career a changed man whose previous tunnel vision has given way to a more expansive view of his role in the sport. A future captain f


88th Sir John Tarbat Senior Schools Athletics Championships St. Peter’s Colombo and A. Rathnayake C

Views - 10 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

The 88th Sir John Tarbat Senior Schools Athletics Championships concluded on a high note with St. Peter’s College, Colombo, winning the overall championship for the boys with 206 points and A. Rathnayake Cen


SLKC Cycle Championship 2018 for local community a success

Views - 5 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

As a gesture of goodwill and to thank the community in which they are located, the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit hosted a cycle race for participants from the Bandaragama area. The race was organised in colla


Zahira College Colombo Batch 2000 first inter batch cricket tournament on Monday

Views - 9 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:00

The Zahira College Colombo Batch 2000 will hold their first-ever inter batch cricket tournament titled ‘Batch Eke Match Eka’ on 24 September from 8 a.m. onwards at the Shalika Ground, Colombo 5.


Joshua sees Povetkin as toughest fight since Klitschko

Views - 4 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua expects his title defence against Russian Alexander Povetkin on Saturday to be his toughest fight since Wladimir Klitschko – and to end with a similar outcome.


Young athletes continue blistering pace breaking 12 records on day two

Views - 8 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The second day of the 88th Sir John Tarbet Senior Schools Athletics Championships concluded with talented young athletes breaking 12 records. Upon the conclusion of the first and second day of the meet, the boys established eight new records and the


Cricket’s rising stars to battle in Campus Cricket World Finals

Views - 9 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The world’s nest college cricketers prepare to face off at the Red Bull Campus Cricket World Final in Sri Lanka, while graduates of the tournament light up the international stage. The six previous years of the competition have served as a stepping


Amaya Hills Super Six Mercantile Cricket Tournament 2018

Views - 20 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Amaya Hills Kandy will be hosting its Super Six Mercantile Cricket Tournament 2018 at the Asgiriya International Cricket Stadium on 30 September. To mark the 10th consecutive year, Amaya Hills has got together with Real Radio for a three-day promotio


Rashid Khan’s birthday special destroys Bangladesh

Views - 20 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: Swagger. It’s the best word to describe Afghanistan in the 2018 Asia Cup so far. They showed plenty of it on Friday, using their spin might, batting depth and new-ball craft to trounce Bangladesh by 136 runs in Abu Dhabi. The match it


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Laurels of ‘Living Together’: Refreshing reflections

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

It was a memorable evening with a mega gathering for a meaningfully different reason. It was not just another book launch with ego-boosting speeches about the author. It was also not an event where a popular politician coming late and preaching about


The fate of the rupee: Central Bank is caught with ‘Devil’s Alternative’

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Not all are losing when the rupee depreciates The recent depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar in the market has apparently driven the entire nation to a panic mode. While it had been a field day for the media and opposition law makers, the


Southbound rupee and northbound CoL

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Sri Lankan Rupee hit a record low of 170 per $ last week, and the Minister of Finance warns of further depreciation. This is inevitable given the chaotic state of the nation’s economy. While the rupee turns south, CoL (cost of living) has no o


In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit


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