Girls need more exposure in International Sevens: Sri Lanka Women’s Rugby Head Coach

Views - 13 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:32

The Sri Lanka Women’s Sevens outfit ended the first leg of the Asian Sevens 2018 in Hong Kong on a high note when they accounted for the Plate (fifth position) at Happy Valley last weekend.

Bale says Real Madrid more of a team without Ronaldo

Views - 5 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:30

MADRID (Reuters): Gareth Bale says Real Madrid work together more as a collective unit without former talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, after the Portuguese forward moved to Juventus in the close season.

‘Excited by captaincy, but also a bit nervous’: Rohit Sharma

Views - 4 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:02

Rohit Sharma is all set to lead India for the first time in a major international tournament at the Asia Cup 2018, and on the eve of the match, he said he was “a bit nervous, but very excited”.

International franchise ‘The Little Gym’ in Sri Lanka

Views - 8 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

The Little Gym is a leading holistic child development centre that uses physical activity as a conduit to build physical, mental and social skills in children from the ages of four months to 12 years. The program emphasises the importance of movemen

Ronaldo returns to Spain in Juve’s Champions League opener

Views - 6 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

BARCELONA (Reuters): Fresh from scoring his first goals for Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo makes an eagerly-awaited return to Spain when the Italian champions play Valencia on Wednesday in their opening Champions’ League group game. All eyes will be o

Fitness and Sports magazine presented to President

Views - 10 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

The latest volume of Fitness and Sports magazine was recently presented to President Maithripala Sirisena, making this a momentous occasion for the magazine. Fitness and Sports is a magazine that encourages Sri Lankans to live the fitness lifestyle

NDB Athletics felicitated with 5 Gold Medals at ‘The Mercantile Athletic Meet 2018’

Views - 8 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

The NDB Athletics Team was felicitated with five Gold Medals with a Meet Record, five Silver Medals and nine Bronze Medals at ‘The Mercantile Athletic Meet 2018’ held on 18 and 19 August at the Sugathadasa Stadium. Furthermore, NDB Athlete

Altair sponsors RCGC open golf tournament for 2nd successive year

Views - 9 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

A large group of spectators was treated to a rare sudden death playoff at the 2018 RCGC Open when the top two contenders, Mithun Perera and Anura Rohana, were tied at 277 at the end of the 72-hole, four-round tournament, which Perera went on to win.

Pakistan crush Hong Kong in Asia Cup

Views - 14 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:30

DUBAI (AFP): Former champions Pakistan thrashed an inexperienced Hong Kong by eight wickets in a one-sided match to open their Asia Cup campaign in style on Sunday.

Relentless Liverpool sweep Spurs aside as Chelsea go top

Views - 4 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:28

Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday to post a fifth consecutive win at the start of the season for the first time since 1990-91 and banish the memory of last year’s London mauling by Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Golovkin suffers first loss of pro career as Alvares prevails

Views - 5 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:26

Gennady Golovkin suffered the first loss of his professional career when Saul ‘Canelo’Alvares won an epic middleweight world title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. A year after their first fight ended in a controversial....

Mayweather says he will fight Pacquiao again this year

Views - 6 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:25

Former heavyweight champion Floyd Mayweather said on Saturday he was coming out of retirement for a 2018 rematch with Manny Pacquiao. “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year

Asian Sevens Series Hong Kong 2018: Sterling Girls prove a point in HK

Views - 27 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:24

Sri Lankan Men’s outfit ended the first leg of the Asian Sevens 2018 first leg on number 3 position beating Philippines 40/12 at the Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) in Happy Valley last weekend

Hamilton opens 40-point lead with Singapore victory

Views - 5 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:22

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Britain’s Lewis Hamilton eased to victory from pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday as the Mercedes driver extended his championship lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to 40 points with six rounds remaining.

Maldives stun India to take South Asian title

Views - 7 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:21

HONG KONG (Reuters): The Maldives won the South Asian Championship for only the second time in their history with a shock 2-1 victory over India in Saturday’s final in Dhaka.

SL detains five Indians over match-fixing fears

Views - 7 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:20

AFP: Sri Lanka cricket’s anti-corruption unit detained five Indian spectators on suspicion of match-fixing during Sunday’s third and final women’s ODI between the hosts and India, an official said.

Champions France back in Davis Cup final with win over Spain

Views - 3 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:11

Veteran pairing Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut booked France’s place in another Davis Cup final as they won the doubles to seal the champions’ 3-0 victory over Spain in their World Group semi-final on Saturday.

Park Sang-hyun claims wire-to-wire win at Shinhan Donghae Open

Views - 3 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

SEOUL, AFP: South Korean golfer Park Sang-hyun on Sunday fired an eight-under-par 63 to claim a stunning wire-to-wire victory at the Asian Tour’s Shinhan Donghae Open in Incheon, South Korea.

Mola claims 3rd straight World Triathlon Series title

Views - 4 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Reuters: Spain’s Mario Mola clinched his third straight World Triathlon Series men’s title after finishing second in the final race on the Gold Coast in Australia on Sunday.

Nigel Richards wins Sri Lanka International Open Scrabble Championship 2018

Views - 11 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Three-time World Scrabble Champion Nigel Richards from New Zealand continued his dominance of the Sri Lanka International Open Scrabble Championships by winning the 7th edition held from 7-9 September at OZO Hotel Colombo.

Cinnamon Lakeside Inter-Department Cricket Tournament 2018

Views - 4 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo held their much-anticipated Inter-Department Cricket Tournament on 8 September at the Malay Grounds in Colombo.

3,000 fans watch Atherton win first Red Bull Hardline

Views - 3 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

Reuters: Two-time world champion Gee Atherton clinched the fifth edition of Red Bull Hardline for the first time in his illustrious career.

A glimpse of the old Slinga Malinga

Views - 7 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: They came in huge numbers with the Lasith Malinga wig, only to find out the long locks had been chopped shorter.

Strokemakers and chase-breakers: 10 things to watch at Asia Cup

Views - 29 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: From Pakistan’s pace and India’s muddled middle, to Sri Lanka’s silkiness and Bangladesh’s Fizz, here’s what you should watch out for in the 2018 Asia Cup which gets underway today when Sri Lanka take on Bangladesh in Dubai (

Hopes alive for Sri Lanka

Views - 20 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

Over 500,000 signatories in support of Sri Lanka volleyball team

Views - 10 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

The national volleyball team has received over 500,000 signatories from the public in support for the upcoming Asian Volleyball Championship, powered by Dialog 4G Home Broadband, to be played at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, starting today till 21

21st Army Para Games 2018 powered by Dialog

Views - 23 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

The 21st Army Para Games, powered by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, will take off from 19 to 21 September, at the National Sports Complex in Diyagama. This year a total of 700 disabled servicemen, from across 11 regim

Nawaz takes over Thomians coaching

Views - 16 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

Former Isipathana, CR & FC and Sri Lanka crack flanker, Shamly Nawaz will be crossing over from Zahira to St. Thomas as their Head Coach of the 2019 rugby outfit. Shamly played for the Green Shirts in 1996 and 1997 before joining Havies and then cros

Colin to Zahira

Views - 16 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

Former Peterite, Peterson SC, Havelocks SC and CR & FC player, Colin Dinesh will cross over to Zahira College as their Head Coach for 2019. Colin represented St. Peter’s in 1988 and 1989 leading the outfit in his last year. Two years later he repre

Sri Lanka Insurance Happiness Carnival concludes with immense success

Views - 4 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Insurance Happiness Carnival concluded with immense success with the participation of more than 35,000 people across the country. The first Happiness Carnival was held at Viharamahadevi Park Colombo followed by series of carnivals held at A

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Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation

Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc

The bald truth about fake news, etc.

Friday, 21 September 2018

In its most innocent forms, we may all enjoy a bit of ‘fake news’ and go to bed with a lighter heart and clean conscience. A meme on Facebook urging social media consumers to caution – “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet

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