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Akila Dananjaya reported for suspicious action

Views - 7 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:52

AFP: Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during the first Test, which England won by 211 runs, the International Cricket Council said Sunday. “Dananjaya’s bowling action will now be scrutinised furthe


Underhill denied late try as All Blacks hit back to beat England

Views - 6 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:50

TWICKENHAM, AFP: England’s Sam Underhill was denied a late and potentially match-winning try as world champions New Zealand came from 15-0 down to win 16-15 at a rainswept Twickenham on Saturday. Just four minutes remained when England thought the


Tharinda shines in CR win

Views - 15 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:50

By Shamseer Jaleel CR & FC pulled off a dramatic 24-23 win over traditional rivals CH & FC at Longden Place. In a closely fought out encounter, CR & FC fly-half Tharinda Ratwatte was the star, creating many moves for the Longden Place club. In the


Sloppy Ireland see off Argentina

Views - 3 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:49

DUBLIN, REUTERS: A sloppy Ireland put a poor first period behind them on Saturday to emerge 28-17 winners over Argentina in an unconvincing warm-up to next week’s meeting of the world’s top two teams when New Zealand visit Dublin. Ireland were f


Wales beat nemesis Australia in a thriller

Views - 2 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:49

CARDIFF, REUTERS: Wales coach Warren Gatland says the strength of their bench played a major role in the narrow 9-6 victory over Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday that provided a significant boost to his side ahead of next year’s Worl


Seymour hat-trick seals comfortable Scotland win over Fiji

Views - 2 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:48

EDINBURGH, REUTERS: Wing Tommy Seymour scored a hat-trick of tries but it was Scotland’s forward dominance that laid the platform for a comfortable 54-17 victory over ill-disciplined Fiji in their November international at Murrayfield on Saturday.


Miller and Du Plessis hit tons as South Africa seal series

Views - 4 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:44

SYDNEY (Reuters): David Miller and Faf du Plessis scored sparkling centuries in a partnership of 252 runs as South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in a one-day international in Hobart on Sunday to win the three-match series 2-1. The Proteas skipper


South Africa snatch stoppage-time win in France

Views - 3 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:44

PARIS, REUTERS: South Africa scored a try in stoppage time to edge to a dramatic 29-26 win over France at the Stade de France on Saturday, with hooker Bongi Mbonambi surging over to secure an unlikely victory. The Springboks stole possession with le


Foyth goes from zero to hero as Spurs beat Crystal Palace

Views - 4 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:43

REUTERS: Juan Foyth banished the memory of his nightmare Premier League debut to score Tottenham Hotspur’s only goal in a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. One week after the 20-year-old Argentine defender conceded two penalties in the 3-2 win


Mayweather says ‘never agreed’ to fight Japanese kickboxer

Views - 2 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:42

Reuters: Floyd Mayweather said last week he never agreed to come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer on New Year’s Eve and was blindsided when the event was announced this week at a news conference he attended in Tokyo. Mayweather said


Liverpool make hard work of victory over struggling Fulham

Views - 1 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:42

REUTERS: Goals by Mo Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri took Liverpool from third place to the top of the Premier League for a couple of hours at least with a 2-0 victory over bottom club Fulham at Anfield on Sunday. They moved above the other two unbeaten t


Uber joins forces with International Cricket Council

Views - 3 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:41

Uber and the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a world first partnership to support the first ever standalone ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies. Uber and the ICC aim to leverage one of the world’s most popular sports to engage


Woods and Groube end contracts with SLR

Views - 5 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:39

By Shamseer Jaleel Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) ended their contract with the head coach of the senior national Sevens team, Peter Woods from New Zealand, and his compatriot Nick Groube, who serves as the team’s trainer, after their two-year contracts exp



Killer Whale and Visakha show their class in swimming

Views - 7 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:37

Killer Whale Aquatics Club and Visakha Vidyalaya stamped their class at the 2018 Swimming Nationals which concluded at the Sugathadasa Indoor Swimming Pool Complex recently. Defending champions, Killer Whale Aquatics collected 251 points followed by


ComBank Dotcom sponsors Schools’ Basketball Championship

Views - 6 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:37

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently sponsored the Paparé Interschool Basketball Championship conducted by ThePapare.com, Sri Lanka’s no. 1 sports hub. The Boys’ final was won by Maris Stella College, Negombo, beating S. Thomas’ College, Mt


Lyceum Wattala reigns in International Schools’ Karate Championship

Views - 2 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:35

Karate being one of the popular sports in Sri Lanka today, Leeds International School – Panadura has been organising the Karate Championship for the International Schools since the year 2009. Lyceum International School, Wattala has been maintainin


Sri Lanka to attend Esports World Championship 2018

Views - 1 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:35

During the last decade, esports in Sri Lanka has continued to grow with new and exciting milestones being achieved each year. This year has seen many achievements in esports. In this light, a talented group of esports athletes hoping to make their ma


Australia rest Starc, Lyon for SAfrica, India T20s

Views - 4 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:10

SYDNEY (AFP): Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, veteran spinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were all left out of Australia’s Twenty20 squad Thursday to play South Africa and India. Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, w


Arsenal and Chelsea through to Europa last 32, Marseille out

Views - 2 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:10

LONDON (Reuters): Arsenal and Chelsea were among seven teams to reach the Europa League knockout stage on Thursday, while last year’s runners-up Olympique de Marseille were eliminated at the group phase. The two Premier League teams were joined by


Bayern under pressure to deliver against leaders Dortmund

Views - 2 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

BERLIN (Reuters): Champions Bayern Munich are unusually with their backs to the wall as they travel to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with coach Niko Kovac quickly running out of time. The Bavarians, who have won the last six leagu


Robertson urges Liverpool to rediscover missing spark

Views - 2 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Reuters: Defender Andy Robertson is confident Liverpool can recover from their Champions League loss to Red Star Belgrade but admits the squad must rediscover their “spark” to get their season back on track. Having picked up three victories in th


‘Taking 14 wickets in Mahela’s last Test was my best’

Views - 1 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: In the days before his final Test, Rangana Herath looks back on his spectacular career that started in 1999, and explains why he’s retiring.


‘ Greatest role model Sri Lankan cricket ever had ’

Views - 2 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Russel Arnold:“What an incredible lad he is. So calm, so understanding, and he’s always there for everyone. For the youngsters, especially, having an influence like that is very, very good. Rangana Herath is very approachable to anyone. When you


Bottas will have to win on his own merits, says Hamilton

Views - 2 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

SAO PAULO (Reuters): Lewis Hamilton has no plans to gift any wins to Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas despite having a fifth Formula One championship sewn up. The Briton has won nine of the 19 races so far this season while Bottas, who has dutifull


Ronaldo left out again by Portugal

Views - 1 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

LISBON (Reuters): Portugal again left out Cristiano Ronaldo, their all-time record scorer and most capped player, as Coach Fernando Santos named the squad for this month’s Nations League matches against Italy and Poland on Thursday. Santos previous


Soori and Gayan to miss out Kandy opener

Views - 17 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Defending League and Clifford Cup champions Kandy Sports Club will be down in Colombo when they lock horns with Sri Lanka Air Force at Ratmalana on 10 November. Kandy SC will be led by former Science College player Richard Dharmapala. Kandy started t


Dialog Rugby League 2018/2019 Close tussle expected between CR and CH

Views - 18 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

CR and FC will be hosting their traditional rivals CH and FC in their opening encounter, which will be played at Longdon Place on 10 November. CR and FC, who ended fifth at the last tournament, will be fielding one of the Samoan players (Joseph) for


Vishwa Ranaraja signs up with CR

Views - 13 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

Former Trinity College dashing Wing three-quarter, Vishwa Ranaraja signed up with CR and FC recently for the Dialog Inter Club League rugby encounter. Ranaraja who is currently with the National Under-19 squad training for the Taipei tour will repres


England take series lead as Herath takes final bow

Views - 7 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:00

England played the role of spoilers on Rangana Herath’s farewell, recording their first away Test victory in 14 attempts and their first in Galle as they trounced Sri Lanka by 211 runs in the first Test to go 1-0 up in the three Test series. Debuta


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Thursday, 15 November 2018

A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of government in a recently benighted Sri Lanka. As well as being the tangible proof of intra-governme


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Thursday, 15 November 2018

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

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