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Anusha wins Bronze in Boxing

Views - 25 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

Veteran boxer Anusha Kodithuwakku won the Bronze medal in Boxing yesterday (10 April), at the Commonwealth Games 2018


Salah and Firmino send Liverpool into last four

Views - 14 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters): Liverpool reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 10 years


IPL matches could be moved out of Chennai over security concerns

Views - 17 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

ESPNCricinfo: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are likely to lose their home advantage for the rest of the IPL. The IPL is in discussions


Astron Lanka beats AIA Insurance in DPGC Challenge Trophy clash

Views - 21 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Mahesh Francis hit a swashbuckling century, while remaining unbeaten as he propelled Astron Lanka to a resounding


Canterbury powers Isipathana rugby team through Odel Sports

Views - 49 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Canterbury of New Zealand, the legendary sports clothing brand, has undertaken to power the Isipathana College rugby team by providing full kits


Mercedes look to China after losing out again

Views - 12 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): For the second race in a row, Sebastian Vettel celebrated on Sunday while Formula One world champions Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton rued the one that got away.


Shamalsha Dewmini of Holy Cross Gampaha excels at table tennis

Views - 20 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Shamalsha Dewmi Perera of Holy Cross College Gampaha, Grade 5 was the Champion in Gampaha District Table Tennis Championship 2018


Winning alliances for a dynamic nation

Views - 15 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

In furtherance of its commitment to building a dynamic nation, Alliance Finance is sponsoring two promising young athletes


Rumeshika and Janaka offer SL glimmer of hope

Views - 13 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka, after several subpar performances, were given some hope by sprinter Rumeshika Ratnayake and long jumper Janaka Wimalasiri


Kingswood notch up third win

Views - 18 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Kingswood College registered their third win of the season in the Singer League Under-19 rugby competition when the beat


2018 Asia Cup shifted to UAE amid India-Pakistan cricket row

Views - 12 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

KARACHI: The 2018 Asia Cup has been moved from India to the United Arab Emirates over Pakistan´s refusal to cross the border


Nico Rosberg to get behind wheel of gen2 car in Berlin

Views - 9 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Nico Rosberg will treat fans of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship at the Berlin E-Prix to the first public demonstration of the Gen2


Australia, Pakistan head for T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe

Views - 10 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Harare (Reuters): Australia are to return to Africa in July, three months after their controversial tour of South Africa, when they take part in a triangular Twenty20 series with Pakistan in Zimbabwe.


Sri Lanka continue to struggle with injury woes ahead of Caribbean tour

Views - 20 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s struggles with a list of injuries to leading players continue with seven probables, who could feature in the upcoming


Kane hopeful of catching Salah in Golden Boot race

Views - 6 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:38

Reuters: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane remains hopeful of overhauling Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the race for Premier League Golden Boot but is also focused on helping Spurs finish the season strongly. Kane is bidding to end the campaign a


Another medal hope dashed for Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Games

Views - 23 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:38

Shamseer Jaleel reporting from Australia Sri Lankan contingent suffered another huge blow when the medal prospect, Matthew Abeysinghe, finished 8th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle Swimming semi-final at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast yesterday. Th


Fiji favoured to win Gold at Rugby Sevens

Views - 13 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:37

Fiji, after their recent success at the Hong Kong Sevens 2018, will be the firm favoured team to grab the Gold Medal at the Gold Coast Rugby Sevens this weekend. Rugby will take place at Robina Stadium in Gold Coast with 16 men’s and 8 women’s t


Chance in a lifetime for Malaysia and Sri Lanka at Commonwealth Games: Ben Gollings

Views - 24 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:37

Asia will have two representatives at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. That will be Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Number 1 and 2 in Asia participated at the Hong Kong Sevens 2018 qualifications in Hong Kong last weekend which resulted in Asian gi


Yasir Shah out of Ireland, England Tests

Views - 7 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:36

ESPNcricinfo: Pakistan suffered a major blow ahead of their tour of Ireland and England with the news that their leading spinner, Yasir Shah, has been ruled out for 10 weeks. He picked up a stress fracture of his hip and will have to undergo extensiv


Rahul floors Daredevils with fastest IPL fifty

Views - 11 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:33

ESPNcricinfo: K. L. Rahul blasted the IPL’s fastest half-century to give Kings XI Punjab a rousing start to their 2018 IPL campaign. Rahul razed the Daredevils attack in a brutal performance, getting to the landmark inside three overs and off just


Pakistan hope to have full series at home by 2020

Views - 7 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

On a high after hosting the Windies for a successful three-match Twenty20 International series in Karachi earlier this month, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials are hopeful of playing a full series of matches against a Full Member country in


Bradby Fiesta back for the fifth year

Views - 89 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

As April approaches and the holiday mood kicks in, the school rugby season also reaches its peak of excitement. Arguably the most anticipated of the events in Colombo is the Bradby leg that is played between Royal College, Colombo and Trinity College


Standard Chartered Bank scores another first with “Priority Tee Pass”

Views - 19 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

Standard Chartered, together with GolfLan, has launched Sri Lanka’s first Priority Tee Pass for all its priority clients at the Royal Colombo Golf Club with participation of its members. This membership pass enables the bank’s priority clients t


‘Captain America’ Reed swaps cap for Green Jacket

Views - 6 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

Augusta, Ga., (Reuters): Patrick Reed fought off furious back-nine challenges from Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to record a one-shot victory at the US Masters on Sunday (8 April), trading in his ‘Captain America’ cap for a Green Jacket. The fi


Chinthana misses out on weightlifting medal

Views - 20 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:24

Sri Lanka’s hopes of claiming weightlifting gold at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast of Australia were dashed when the country’s skipper Chinthana Vidanage finished fifth in the Men’s 77 kg category.


Vettel marks 200th race in style in Bahrain

Views - 7 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:23

SAKHIR (AFP): Sebastian Vettel marked his 200th Formula One race with a thrilling and brilliantly-judged victory for Ferrari in Sunday’s dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix.


Messi bags hat-trick as Barça equal La Liga unbeaten record

Views - 9 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:21

Barcelona (Reuters): Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Leganes on Saturday (7 April) which took the Catalans 12 points clear at the top of La Liga, and also meant they equalled a Spanish top-flight record of 38 games


Sri Lanka to avoid 15-a-side rugby in 2018

Views - 20 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:20

Sri Lanka Rugby have officially announced that the country will not field a 15-a-side outfit for 2018 at the Asian Rugby Championship Division 1.


Man City denied title by famous United comeback

Views - 5 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:19

London (Reuters): Manchester City must wait to annex the Premier League title after an amazing Paul Pogba-inspired fightback from two goals down saw their biggest rivals Manchester United earn a famous 3-2 win to ruin the Etihad Stadium’s dream par


Singer League 2018 Royal continue winning streak    

Views - 24 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:15

Royal continued their winning streak towards the Bradby First Leg in 2 weeks’ time when they edged out Joes by 18 points (1 goal, 1 try, 2 penalties) to 13 points (1 goal, 2 penalties) at the Havelock Park last Friday (6 April).


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Syria: A case of using ‘false flags’ or fake news to start a war

Saturday, 21 April 2018

The airstrikes carried out by the US, UK and France on alleged chemical weapons fa


Has the ‘colonial diarchy’ come to Sri Lanka again?

Friday, 20 April 2018

For the last three four months, Sri Lanka has not been moving forward as it should have been. The most affected are the economy


The glyphosate story – CKDu, food security and national economy

Thursday, 19 April 2018

We in Sri Lanka have a history to be proud of. According to our historical record, the golden age of Sri Lankan agriculture production centres around Polonnaruwa during reign of King Parakramabahu the Great (1153-1186 AD).


President is powerless to remove the Prime Minister

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Some commentators have persistently advanced the proposition that, notwithstanding the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the President’s power to remove the Prime Minister is intact. It is a view that relies on a literal reading of the Sinhala te


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