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International Cricket Council to examine India pollution Test

Views - 8 Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:00

AFP: Medical experts are to examine whether India was right to hold a Test match against Sri Lanka during hazardous smog in New Delhi, the game’s world governing body said Friday. The controversy will also be discussed at an International Cricket C


Thriller awaits at CR Havies traditional encounter

Views - 14 Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:00

Week 6 of the Dialog Inter Club encounters will be worked off this weekend and the traditional game between Havies and CR should be a thrilling encounter with CR showing some marked improvement in their last game against Kandy though ending on the lo


Asian Rugby Championship Division I: Sri Lanka in search of JWRT 2018 Asian Qualification

Views - 13 Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Sri Lanka Under 19 rugby outfit will battle it out against a strong Hong Kong outfit at the Racecourse rugby grounds today (10) in order to book their berth for next year’s Junior World Rugby Tournament (JWRT) Under 20 Asian Zone


Kandy Rugby Academy Tens on 9 and 10 December

Views - 13 Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel The Kandy Rugby Academy 10s tournament 2017 will take place on 9 and 10 December at the Bogambara Stadium. Nearly 800 young ruggerites from rugby academies and schools around the country will take part in the two-day annual event


Game on for F1 teams in virtual future

Views - 5 Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:00

REUTERS: Grand prix teams could be racing each other in the virtual world as well as the real one next season, and fighting to sign up the hottest gamer talent, as Formula One wakes to the power of eSports. Darren Cox, the man behind McLaren’s “W


Inter face test of title hopes at champions Juve

Views - 5 Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:00

REUTERS: Having ended Napoli’s unbeaten start to the league season last week, champions Juventus will try to do the same to Inter Milan when they host the Serie A leaders in a mouth-watering “Derby d‘Italia” on Saturday. Inter were left as th


Real test of English Champions League ‘revival’ will come in knockout stage

Views - 4 Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:00

REUTERS: England will have a record five teams in the draw for the last-16 of the Champions League but it will take a repeat of their knockout stage dominance from a decade ago for talk of a new era of Premier League success to be justified. Manchest


Annual MCA Inter-Academy U-13 and U-15 30-Over league tournaments on 10 Dec.

Views - 9 Saturday, 9 December 2017 00:00

The MCA Cricket Development Committee, under the chairmanship of Mahesh de Alwis, has certainly raised the bar for the Annual MCA Inter-Academy Under-13 and Under-15 30-Over league tournaments for 2017, which will be held on 10 December. This eager


Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu Show to be held in Sri Lanka for first time

Views - 62 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:32

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations and the 65th Anniversary of the signing of rubber and rice pact between China and Sri Lanka, a Chinese Kung Fu show is to be held in Sri Lanka for the first time from 12 to 17 December.


Confident Australia move on to Perth with urn on their minds

Views - 8 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:19

Sydney (Reuters): Australia captain Steve Smith thinks England will struggle to get back into the Ashes series after losing in Adelaide to trail 2-0 heading into next week’s third test in Perth.


No laughing matter for India in tired Sri Lanka ‘rivalry’

Views - 21 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:18

New Delhi (Reuters): The humorous observation that India and Sri Lanka’s cricketers see more of each other than their respective partners appears to have taken a more serious tone with the Indian board accepting that an overdose of the one-sided ri


Smog should stop play, Indian doctors tell cricket bosses

Views - 12 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:17

AFP: Cricket organisers must take pollution into account before allowing matches to go ahead, the Indian Medical Association told the country’s governing body for the sport Thursday, after a smog-plagued Test match in New Delhi.


US Masters champion Garcia named Europe’s best golfer

Views - 6 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:16

Reuters: US Masters champion Sergio Garcia was named the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year for the first time on Thursday, capping an excellent year in which he also triumphed in the Dubai Desert Classic and the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.


Hamilton tops poll of Formula One bosses

Views - 10 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:15

London (Reuters): Formula One team bosses have voted Lewis Hamilton as the sport’s top driver for the fourth year in a row but Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas slipped to 10th place in the rankings.


Five talking points from the India-Sri Lanka Test series

Views - 12 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:00

AFP: India clinched their ninth successive Test series win - equalling Australia’s all-time record - after the drawn third and final match against Sri Lanka in New Delhi on Wednesday. AFP Sport highlights five talking points from the three-match se


All Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu in SL

Views - 15 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:00

Former All Blacks scrumhalf Piri Weepu was in Sri Lanka and conducted a few training sessions for the Trinity College rugby outfit for 2018 which is training at Pallekelle. The outfit will once again be coached by New Zealand Sevens sensation Lote R


Real face defensive crisis for Sevilla clash

Views - 6 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:00

Madrid (Reuters): Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will be without three of his first-choice back four for Saturday’s La Liga clash at home to Sevilla as they bid to keep alive their fading hopes of defending their title.


Kavinda to lead Antonians

Views - 6 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:00

The Under-20 rugby outfit of St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota will be led by Kavinda Amarakoon during the 2018 rugby season, which will kick off in March. Kavinda will have national youth player Mohamed Sabeer, one of the best second rowers in t


Lyceum Nugegoda clinch U-15 girls’ and boys’ basketball championships

Views - 25 Friday, 8 December 2017 00:00

Lyceum International School, Nugegoda dominated the Under-15 inter-international schools basketball tournament which was organised by Gateway College Colombo recently. The school was able to seize the overall championship in both the girls’ and bo


Prima Sunrise Bread sponsors Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf Championship for 10th consecutive year

Views - 8 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:10

For the 10th consecutive year, Ceylon Agro Industries (Prima Group, Sri Lanka) has come forward to sponsor the most prestigious event on the junior golf calendar, the Sri Lanka Junior Open. This year’s sponsorship by Prima Sunrise Bread marks a mi


Dayasiri ready to dissolve SLC if restructuring not implemented

Views - 21 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:10

By Skandha Gunaekara Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara yesterday vowed to dissolve the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board if the proposed restructuring of the Board was not implemented by the SLC. Addressing the weekly cabinet press briefing, Co-Cabi


Under-19 squad named for Hong Kong games

Views - 22 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:09

By Shamseer Jaleel The Sri Lanka Rugby National Selection Committee named the 31-member pool ahead of the Under-19 Asia Rugby Championship, which will take place on 10 December at Havelock Park, with the return leg to be played in Hong Kong on 16 De


Coppell against match in Delhi smog for ISL players

Views - 4 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:08

AFP: Steve Coppell said he did not want his Indian Super League side Jamshedpur FC to play in smog-tainted Delhi later Wednesday but insisted the players would not wear masks if the game goes ahead. The former England winger said medical authorities


Royalist Aabid Ismail wins World Youth Scrabble Title

Views - 9 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:07

Sri Lankan Youth Scrabble team secures hat-trick of world team titles Sri Lanka produced its first World Youth Scrabble Champion as 16-year-old Aabid Ismail from Royal College secured the title at the WESPA Youth Cup 2017, which concluded in Kuala L


Chelsea surrender top spot after draw with Atletico

Views - 7 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): Chelsea surrendered the top spot in the Champions League Group C when they drew 1-1 at home against Spain’s Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Chelsea, who had already secured their place in the knockout phase, finished second in the gro


Man United reach last 16 after 2-1 home win over CSKA

Views - 4 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

Reuters: Manchester United reached the Champions League last-16 as Group A winners after coming from behind to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 at home and finish ahead of Basel who also went through with a 2-0 win at Benfica on Tuesday. The result left United t


Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Views - 9 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

Lausanne, Switzerland (Reuters): Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of suspensions for the


Hazlewood strikes early as Australia win in Adelaide

Views - 7 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

Adelaide (Reuters): Josh Hazlewood snuffed out England’s hopes of a remarkable second Ashes test triumph with two wickets in the first 16 balls of the final day as Australia wrapped up a 120-run victory in brilliant sunshine at Adelaide Oval on Wed


De Silva helps Sri Lanka force draw, India win series

Views - 10 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

AFP: India won a record ninth Test series in succession Wednesday after drawing the pollution-tainted third and final Test with Sri Lanka in New Delhi. Top-ranked India won the series 1-0 to equal Australia’s record of nine successive Test series v


UNICEF and International Cricket Council launch ‘Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents’

Views - 12 Wednesday, 6 December 2017 00:00

International cricket superstar Yuvraj Singh and Under-19 cricket’s future stars came together in Sri Lanka yesterday to showcase the power of sports to shape the future of adolescents in South Asia


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Kodak moments for Sri Lanka Tourism

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

It was quite disheartening to see the tourism numbers for November 2017 dropping to 167,511 visitors at 0.2% growth against


Liberalising shipping and logistics: Cat out of the bag on THC too

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

At the 2017 Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council AGM as the outgoing chairman, I urged the Government on the need for fully liberalising the shipping sector to reap the long-term benefits for Sri Lanka.


A universal good: How increased health coverage can help beat back antimicrobial resistance

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Ensuring all people everywhere have access to health services that are affordable, of good quality and within reach is a public health imperative.


Towards sustainable green automobile beyond 2018

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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