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Viper and Kastro conduct Level 2 in Kandy

Views - 23 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Former Antonian and top class rugby educators, Nihal Viper (jnr) Gunaratne and Ananda Kasturiarachchi both conducted World Rugby Level 2 program in Kandy at the Nittawela Rugby ground club house. The following 11 completed the sess


Lee and Viper conduct Level 3

Views - 8 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

Prof. Lee Smith and Viper (jnr) Gunaratne both conducted a level 3 program for leading rugby coaching staff/players in Sri Lanka recently. The following attended the training sessions which is continuity where they will need to submit reports plus at


Five takeaways from England’s CWC 2019 squad

Views - 6 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

The exclusion of uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer was the biggest talking point as host nation England announced their preliminary 15-man ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup squad. From the back-up spinner to the back-up back-up batsman, we take a look at


Match-winners galore, South Africa can end World Cup agony: Steyn

Views - 2 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

Mumbai (Reuters): South Africa are loaded with match-winners and, with a little bit of luck, can end their World Cup agony at this year’s 50-over tournament in England, fast bowler Dale Steyn has said. South Africa’s World Cup adventures have end


African soccer whistleblower fired after accusing boss of corruption

Views - 4 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters): African soccer’s ruling body has fired a senior official after he made corruption accusations against the organisation’s president in a potential blow to FIFA’s efforts to clean up the game after a raft of scandals world


Singer league 2019 round 2 kicks off; Isipathana hold the edge

Views - 15 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Isipathana placed number 2 in their group will lock horns with the gutsy Thomians outfit in the Cup encounter which will be worked off on 22 April in Mount Lavinia. The only unbeaten team in round 1, Joes led by Tharindu De Alwis a


Spurs stun City to go through after seven-goal thriller, VAR drama

Views - 3 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters): After an astonishing encounter at the Etihad Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on away goals following a 4-3 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday. Spurs, who won the first leg


Amla edges out Hendricks to make South Africa’s World Cup squad

Views - 4 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

South Africa kept their faith in the experienced Hashim Amla, naming him in their 15-man squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. His inclusion was the only big question in a South African team that was otherwise more or less settled for the


Selectors shake up squad for World Cup

Views - 90 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s selectors have axed roughly half the team that ended the limited overs series in South Africa, and in the process made several left-field picks for their preliminary 15-man World Cup squad. The squad must be finalised by 23 April. Akil


Asian Athletic Championship 2019

Views - 8 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

The 23rd Asian Athletic Championship 2019, will be worked off from 21 to 24 April at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha Qatar. More than 700 athletes from 40 countries will run for honours. Asian Athletic Association inception dates back to 1973 were it to


National Age Group Relay Championship 2019

Views - 6 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

The National Age Group Relay Championship 2019 will start on 27 April at the Sugathadasa Indoor Swimming Complex commencing at 7 a.m. This annual event will see more than 35 schools confirming the participation with over 900 expected to show their cl


Hutch powers Fox Hill Supercross 2019 edition

Views - 112 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Hutch, Sri Lanka’s fastest growing mobile broadband network, partnered the Fox Hill Supercross as the Title Sponsor for the ninth consecutive year. The 27th Fox Hill Supercross is organised by the Sri Lanka Military Academy, which tests motorists


Smith, Warner return for Australia’s World Cup defence

Views - 6 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Melbourne (Reuters): The return of Steve Smith and David Warner to Australia’s squad for the Cricket World Cup came as little surprise on Monday but selectors still managed to cause a stir by omitting strike bowler Josh Hazlewood and in-form batsma


Iranian female boxer cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

Views - 15 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has cancelled plans to return home after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran, her representative said yesterday as Iranian authorities issued a denial. Sadaf Khade


Darmapala, champions of 3rd Olcott Relay Carnival

Views - 7 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Darmapala College, Pannipitiya won both the Girls and Boys championship of the third Olcott Relay Carnival held in Welagedara Stadium, Kurunegala recently. The Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy and Rahula Colege, Matara were the Runners-up respectively.


Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Cricketer of the Year 2019 

Views - 6 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

As all our readers are well aware, all 26 coupons of the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 contest have been published by Wednesday, 10 April. The final coupon, Coupon No. 26 came out last week and was publi


Singer League 2019: Joes only unbeaten side

Views - 16 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Singer Schools Rugby League 2019 round 2 will kick off on 22 April with a break of three weeks with Nilfer Ibrahim coached, led by Tharindu De Alwis, Joes being the only unbeaten side in the 12 top teams after their round 1. St. Peter’s and Royal e


Asia holds first round draw despite World Cup uncertainty

Views - 5 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

HONG KONG (Reuters): The draw for the first phase of Asia’s qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup finals featuring the continent’s lowest ranked nations was made on Wednesday, even though FIFA has yet to decide how many teams will participate i


England’s Archer left out of preliminary World Cup squad

Views - 6 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Reuters: England have not picked uncapped all-rounder Jofra Archer in a preliminary 15-man World Cup squad but have named him in squads for the warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland. Barbados-born Archer, who shone for Sussex last season and in


Ajax eliminate Ronaldo’s Juve with scintillating display

Views - 4 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

TURIN (Reuters): Ajax Amsterdam followed up their elimination of Real Madrid by producing a spell-binding display of inventive, passing football to win 2-1 away to Juventus on Tuesday and end the Serie A team’s dreams of winning the Champions Leagu


Barca reach semis with Messi exhibition against United

Views - 4 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

BARCELONA (Reuters): Lionel Messi produced another masterful Champions League performance to knock out Manchester United and fire Barcelona into the semi-finals for the first time in four years, scoring twice in a 3-0 home win on Tuesday. Barca, who


Karunaratne to lead SL in World Cup

Views - 113 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Dimuth Karunaratne will lead Sri Lanka in this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed, after the board’s first choice Angelo Mathews declined the role. Both players had been identified as being capable of unifying a disjoin


eSports Women’s Cyber Games powered by SLT Fibre

Views - 7 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the provider of ultrafast fibre optic, was proud to announce that the company will be powering the latest in cyber games, SLT eSports Women’s Cyber Games organised by Gamer.lk. The SLT eSports Women’s Cyber Games, the fir


First Women’s Amateur sends welcome ripples through Masters

Views - 4 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters): More than a week since Jennifer Kupcho hoisted the trophy as the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur winner, the impact of that moment, once unthinkable to the club’s old male guard, still reverberated through the h


‘KTM Orange Day 2019’ brings action-packed weekend for bikers

Views - 27 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

‘KTM Orange Day 2019’, an event organised by David Pieris Motor Company Ltd. (DPMC) to create an opportunity for youth to interact with fellow KTM owners, was held successfully last week at Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC) in Bandaragama. Spee


South Africa beat Fiji to win Singapore Sevens

Views - 6 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

South Africa denied Fiji back-to-back titles in Singapore with a dramatic 20-19 victory in the Cup Final at the National Stadium on Sunday. England claimed the bronze medal with a vital victory over the USA, who remain series leaders, on a weekend wh


Fazil tipped to be appointed as Head Coach

Views - 326 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Former Kingswoodian, Kandy SC, national sevens, fifteens player and current Sri Lanka XV’s three quarter coach, Fazil Marija is tipped to take over the defending League champions, Kandy SC in the Inter Cub rugby league season whi


Tiger Woods’ victory in Masters a win for golf business

Views - 26 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Reuters: Tiger Woods’ victory at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, his first major victory since 2008, is expected to lift sales for sponsors, broadcasters and golf courses lucky enough to host a tournament with Woods playing. The competition


Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Views - 2 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): US President Donald Trump on Monday said he would award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the golfer won the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday. “Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victor


Mercedes look more dominant than ever

Views - 4 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): The first three races of the Formula One season have made a mockery of pre-season predictions that Ferrari would set the pace and leave Mercedes struggling to keep up. The standings may not tell the full story, and luck has played a


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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

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Wounding the social psyche

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What 5G could be to Game of Thrones (and vice versa)

Friday, 19 April 2019

We will be hearing a lot about these two seemingly unrelated topics this month. In a hurriedly but meticulously organised event, Dialog Axiata recently demonstrated 5G applications for the first time in South Asia. 5G will be commercially available


On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge majority of our population, which certainly can be counted in millions, intends to act in unison and q


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