Root pleased after leading by example in Pallekele

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:38

PALLEKELE, REUTERS: England Captain Joe Root was particularly pleased that he practised what he preached after his sublime century set up the team’s series-clinching victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Sri Lanka pin blame on fielding standards after chastening series loss

Views - 5 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:38

ESPNCricinfo: Yet another Sri Lanka loss, influenced by yet another round of missed chances and poor fielding, has led to yet another coach putting forth yet another plan to correct this long-standing woe. Sri Lanka’s fielding, and their catching i

Patel spins New Zealand to thrilling win in first Test over Pakistan

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:37

Abu Dhabi (AFP): Debutant spinner Ajaz Patel took five wickets to lead a never-say-die approach from New Zealand bowlers as they pulled off a thrilling four-run win over an indisciplined Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Defending a

Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:36

LONDON (Reuters): Twenty four hours after being booed for having the audacity to take down a tennis great, Alexander Zverev returned to topple another one as he stunned Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals title on Sunday.

Comeback king Djokovic puts shock loss into perspective

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:33

LONDON (Reuters): Considering where Novak Djokovic began his year he was able to quickly put his defeat by fast-rising German Alexander Zverev in the ATP Finals title match into perspective on Sunday.

Rose projected to regain top spot from Koepka

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:33

Reuters: Englishman Justin Rose is projected to regain the world number one ranking by the narrowest of margins from Brooks Koepka as the pair continue to trade the top spot in golf.

Uninspiring Spain end difficult year with win over Bosnia

Views - 2 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:32

Las Palmas (Reuters): Spain returned to winning ways after two straight defeats by overcoming Bosnia & Herzegovina 1-0 in a stale international friendly on Sunday as midfielder Brais Mendez came off the bench to score on his debut for the national te

Smith, Warner bans to be reviewed this week

Views - 2 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:32

Sydney (Reuters): Steve Smith and David Warner could have their one-year bans from international and state cricket reduced or adjusted after a review by the board of Cricket Australia (CA) this week, local media reports said on Monday. Former test c

Ireland celebrates victory for ‘Green Giants’ over All Blacks

Views - 2 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:31

Reuters: Ireland cemented their status as the team to beat at next year’s World Cup with a first win over New Zealand on home soil, sending supporters and media into a collective frenzy on Sunday. Jacob Stockdale’s brilliant chip-and-gather try

Mahrez double books Algeria’s spot at Nations Cup finals

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:30

Johannesburg (Reuters): Riyad Mahrez scored two stunning goals as former winners Algeria qualified for next year’s African Nations Cup finals on Sunday, with Guinea, Mauritania and the Ivory Coast also sealing their places.

Bryan and Sock claim ATP Finals doubles title

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:30

LONDON (Reuters): Mike Bryan claimed his fifth ATP Finals title, but the first without his twin brother Bob, as he and Jack Sock beat French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in a thrilling doubles final at the 02 Arena on Sunday. The Amer

Kumkhum outclasses Lisicki to win Taipei Open title

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:29

Reuters: Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum powered past former Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-3 to clinch the Taipei Open title on Sunday. Second seed Kumkhum, who had not dropped a set in the previous rounds, maintained that clinical record agai

Howell beats Rodgers in playoff for first win in 11 years

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

Reuters: An emotional Charles Howell III overcame a disastrous start to his final round to defeat Patrick Rodgers in a playoff and win his first PGA Tour tournament in nearly 12 years at the RSM Classic in Georgia on Sunday. A birdie at the second pl

Swiss reach semis with famous win over Belgium

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

LUCERNE, Switzerland (Reuters): Haris Seferovic scored a hat-trick as Switzerland recovered from conceding two early goals to beat World Cup semi-finalists Belgium 5-2 on Sunday and qualify for the last four of the UEFA Nations League in remarkable f

Sukhitha Manoj – the first to cross four figures

Views - 1 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

Within a matter of five weeks Sukhitha Manoj of St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa takes the honour of surpassing the milestone of 1,000 votes as he stamps the authority of as the leader of the pack of the All-Island Schools category of the Dialog 4G

India ‘taking no prisoners’ against Australia, says Shastri

Views - 2 Tuesday, 20 November 2018 00:00

SYDNEY (Reuters): India’s head coach Ravi Shastri says his side will take no prisoners in their upcoming test series against Australia, who are still formidable opponents despite results going against them in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal.

Army defeat Air Force

Views - 7 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:24

Army SC edged out Air Force SC by 29-21 in Ratmalana yesterday. This was the first win for the Soldiers this season.

Spinners help England end 17-year wait in Sri Lanka

Views - 10 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:24

Reuters (Pallekele): Spin duo Moeen Ali and Jack Leach combined to end England’s 17-year wait for a test series victory in Sri Lanka after bowling the tourists to a 57-run victory in the second test on Sunday. Moeen struck twice in three deliverie

Kandy overcome Police’s fierce resistance

Views - 13 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:23

By Shamseer Jaleel Kandy had to fire on all cylinders to overcome Police SC by 32 points (4 tries, 3 conversions, 2 penalties) to 23 points (3 tries, 1 conversion, 2 penalties) to win their interclub rugby encounter played at the Nittawela Rugby Sta

Tharinda shines in CR’s second win

Views - 7 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:23

CR & FC continued their unbeaten run at the Dialog Inter Club League 2018/2019 when they beat Navy 28-22 at Welisara yesterday. At halftime, CR led 19-15. Radeesha Seneviratne scored Navy’s first try, which was goaled by skipper Thilina Weerasinghe

Angelo Mathews still hurt by ODI axing as he lets ‘bat do the talking’

Views - 10 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:22

ESPNCricinfo: A week after coach Chandika Hathurusingha praised the progress Angelo Mathews had made on his fitness and attitude since being axed from the ODI team, Mathews has claimed that his preparation for the ongoing Tests, in which he has now h

Molinari crowned Race to Dubai champion, Willett wins season finale

Views - 1 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:21

REUTERS: Francesco Molinari clinched the Race to Dubai title after Tommy Fleetwood failed to win the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, where England’s Danny Willett earned his first title in 2-1/2 years on Sunday. Molinari has enjoyed a re

Team Smart Tech wins 8th AmCham Bowling Tournament 2018

Views - 4 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:10

The 8th AmCham Bowling Tournament 2018, organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham), was held on 3 November at the Excel World Entertainment Park. The event was co-sponsored by Nations Trust Bank. Twenty teams took part in thi

Mexican Ancer wins Australian Open by five strokes

Views - 1 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:03

SYDNEY (Reuters): Unheralded Mexican Abraham Ancer ignited his round with a remarkable chip-in before winning the Australian Open by five strokes on Sunday to join a host of golfing greats in lifting the Stonehaven Cup. The world number 96, whose onl

Dovizioso wins thrilling MotoGP season finale in Valencia

Views - 2 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:02

Reuters: Italian Andrea Dovizioso mastered wet conditions in a dramatic two-part race to win the MotoGP season finale at the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday. The Ducati rider twice passed Suzuki’s Alex Rins, the long-time leader, before and after a 4

Federer must wait for 100th title, but happy with season

Views - 2 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:02

LONDON (Reuters): Defeat by Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Saturday left Roger Federer stuck on 99 career titles, but despite missing out on his century the Swiss said he was happy with his season. Federer began the year by claiming a record-e

Hasan, Yasir set Pakistan on victory path in first Test

Views - 3 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:01

ABU DHABI, AFP: Medium pacer Hasan Ali and leg-spinner Yasir Shah took five wickets apiece to set Pakistan on the victory path on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Hasan took his maiden five-wicket hau

Ichihara cards 63 to win Dunlop Phoenix, Koepka tied 12th

Views - 2 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

Reuters: Kodai Ichihara made an up-and-down birdie from 100 yards at the final hole to win the Dunlop Phoenix by one stroke as an out-of-sorts Brooks Koepka finished 12th in Miyazaki on Sunday. World number 425 Ichihara rattled home w

Rooney says farewell as England beat United States

Views - 7 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:01

LONDON (Reuters): There was no farewell goal but plenty of pride and appreciation as Wayne Rooney made his 120th and final appearance for England in a 3-0 win over the United States in a friendly at Wembley on Thursday. England’s all-time top score

PGA Tour to announce new event in Japan

Views - 3 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:01

TOKYO (Reuters): Japan will host a PGA Tour event next October, likely in place of a tournament in Malaysia, as the US-based circuit looks to tap into a more mature and potentially more lucrative golf market in Asia. A press conference will be held i

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Greening China and BRI: Chinese legal framework for sustainable environment protection

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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10 theses on Sri Lanka’s existential crisis: Roots, dynamics, dimensions

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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Make toilets and safe sanitation services accessible to all

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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