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Warner continues to score heavily in IPL, but slip costs match

Views - 16 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:35

Reuters: David Warner continued to blaze his way through the Indian Premier League with the bat but his misfield helped Kings XI Punjab to a dramatic victory over his Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. The aggressive opener scored 70 not out from 62 ball


2019 Sri Lanka Junior Match-Play Golf Championship at RCGC teed-off sponsored by P&S

Views - 24 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:34

A competitive atmosphere filled the air with expectation, enthusiasm and energy when over 90 Juniors gathered at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, from Nuwara-Eliya Golf Club, Victoria Golf Club Digana, Anuradhapura, Kilinochchi, Welisara Golf Range, and


Luxe Asia grabs PATA Sri Lanka Chapter Bowling Championship

Views - 37 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:32

The ‘PATA Bowling Championship 2019’ organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Sri Lanka Chapter was held on 30 March at the Excel World Entertainment Park, Colombo-10. The bowling tournament was organised as another initiative of


Maheswaran heads Kandy Hockey

Views - 18 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:31

R. Maheswaran was elected President of the Kandy District Hockey Association for the 12th consecutive year. Maheswaran, who held the position of Secretary for 15 years, is with the game for well over three decades. Maheswaran, the former Sylvesterian


Dimuth, Thisara and Akila star in round 3 of Super Provincial Tournament 

Views - 30 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:59

By Madushka Balasuriya  Dimuth Karunaratne continued his rich vein of form with his second 50 in four List A games, while some lusty late order hitting from Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Madushanka gave Sri Lanka’s selectors more food for thought,


No decision at Pallekelle

Views - 16 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:58

Colombo and Galle had to settle for a no decision when heavy rain brought an early end at 3 p.m. to the SLC Super Provincial 50 over encounter at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium yesterday. Galle won the toss and elected to bat first. The


Chandrishan Fundraiser encounter today

Views - 153 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:57

Sri Lanka 15s outfit for the Asian Rugby Championship 2019 Division I XV a side will be selected today when Kandy Origins and Colombo Origins lock horns at Havelock Park under lights at 6.30 p.m.


Djokovic heads into clay season secure as world number one

Views - 12 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:56

PARIS, AFP: Novak Djokovic moves into his 20th week as world number one yesterday as the clay season gets underway. The Serb is almost 2,500 points ahead of Rafael Nadal while third-placed Alexander Zverev will hope to pick up points at the Marrakec


Muguruza retains Monterrey title as injured Azarenka retires

Views - 7 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:56

Reuters: Spain’s Garbine Muguruza successfully defended her Monterrey Open title on Sunday when Victoria Azarenka retired injured from her first WTA singles final in three years. Second seed Muguruza was leading the match between the two former wor


More major glory for South Korea as Ko wins ANA Inspiration

Views - 9 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:55

(Reuters) : Ko Jin-young joined the long list of South Korean LPGA major champions on Sunday with a three-shot victory over compatriot Lee Mi-hyang at the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California. Ko, last year’s Rookie of the Year, overcame a


Smith ends worries of fitness, form with patient innings in IPL

Views - 9 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

NEW DELHI (Reuters): Former captain Steve Smith laid to rest any concerns about his fitness and form ahead of the naming of Australia’s World Cup squad with his first half century of this year’s Indian Premier League on Sunday. The 29-year-old Sm


Top contenders step on gas, at last few bends

Views - 5 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

All-Island Schools segment leader Navod Paranavithana of Mahinda College, Galle, doubled up his pace to gain a mammoth lead of 25,768 from the rest, as the results of the end of 25th week come out of the Dialog 4G-the Sunday Times Most Popular School


Sri Lanka Tea Board sponsors Sri Lanka Women’s Netball Team for World Tournament in UK

Views - 12 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Tea Board is proud to announce the signing of the Sponsorship for the Exclusive Official Overseas Partner for Women’s Netball Team Sri Lanka at the World Netball Cup in Liverpool 2019. Under the guidance of the Plantation Industries Minis


Zahira Cricket Nite

Views - 9 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

By Ruzaik Farook The Zahira College Cricket Committee has organised a ‘Cricket Nite’ and felicitation of the Zahira cricketers for the first time in the history of Zahira College. It will be held today at 7.00 p.m. at the College Abdul Gaffoor Ha


SLKC Karting Wasanthaya 2019 kicks off in N’Eliya

Views - 142 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

SLKC Karting Wasanthaya, the first-ever karting experience to hit the hill country, kicked off with great celebration under the auspices of Mayor of Nuwara Eliya Chandana Lal Karunaratne, Nuwara Eliya District Secretary Rohana Pushpakumara, David Pie


Liverpool leave it late to reclaim top spot

Views - 10 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

Reuters: Late goals by Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson earned Liverpool a crucial 3-1 victory at Southampton to move them back to the top of the Premier League on Friday. For the second week running Liverpool looked like losing ground on Mancheste


Suarez, Messi late-show sinks Atletico after Costa sees red

Views - 9 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

BARCELONA (Reuters): Barcelona closed in on the La Liga title after beating 10-man Atletico Madrid 2-0 in Saturday’s top-of-the-table showdown at the Nou Camp as late strikes by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi gave the Catalans an 11-point lead at the


Never in doubt, says Klopp, as super Salah joins 50 club

Views - 11 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

Reuters: When Liverpool cleared a corner and the ball arrived at Mohamed Salah’s feet 20 yards inside his own half at Southampton on Friday, there was just one thing on the Egyptian’s mind. A handful of seconds later, after a searing 50-metre run


‘The beauty of franchise cricket’

Views - 19 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

Eoin Morgan has credited franchise cricket for breaking down barriers after seeing the seemingly close relationship between David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. Warner, the Australia opener, and Bairstow, the England top-order batsman, have had their iss


Former rugby stalwart Kanagasabai keen to take RTC to greater heights

Views - 11 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

Newly elected President of the Royal Turf Club (RTC), the local entity in-charge of horseracing in Sri Lanka, Ranjan Kanagasabai, ensures a flowing calendar of ‘extremely valued’ events in the coming months, after the season was kicked off last w


Colombo and Outstation Origins scrum down tomorrow for Chandrishan Perera Fundraiser

Views - 26 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

Crouch, touch, pause and engage, as the combined teams from Colombo Origins and Outstation Origins will play an evening of scintillating rugby in aid of the Chandrishan Perera Medical Fund tomorrow at 6.30 p.m.onwards at the Havelock Sports Ground in


Galle and Colombo battle it out at Pallekele today

Views - 15 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel SLC Inter Provincial Cricket tournament 2019 will come into its last sets of matches in round one when Galle and Colombo battle in the pick of the games today at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, while Dambulla and Kandy


IPL debutant Alzarri Joseph breaks record for best bowling figures

Views - 7 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

A stunning match-winning debut from Alzarri Joseph helped Mumbai Indians defend 136/7 against high-flying Sunrisers Hyderabad, the West Indies paceman picking up figures of 6/12 – the best-ever bowling figures in the IPL – as his side prevailed b


Sheikh Salman retains place at helm of Asian football

Views - 7 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was re-elected unopposed to the position as president of the Asian Football Confederation on Saturday after the regional body’s congress confirmed a new four-year term for the Bahraini by


Revamped FIFA Club World Cup important for Asia: Infantino

Views - 8 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said his controversial plan to expand the FIFA Club World Cup can play a key role in further developing the club game in Asia despite European opposition. Infantino’s desire to expand the


Russell continues assault on IPL bowling to lead Kolkata to win

Views - 10 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

BANGALORE (Reuters): West Indies finisher Andre Russell continued his destructive Indian Premier League form with an unbeaten 48 off 13 deliveries to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders to a five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.


Fiji wins fifth consecutive Hong Kong Sevens

Views - 13 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

HONG KONG, AFP: Fiji are within striking distance of the Rugby Sevens series championship after their fifth consecutive victory in Hong Kong on Sunday, storming a determined but outmuscled France 21-7. The defending tournament champions opened the s


Shan is a legend, says Sri Lanka Rugby Vice President

Views - 244 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:20

Former Peterite, CH & FC and national sevens and fifteens sensation Chandrishan Perera will be honoured and supported through a game of rugby on 9 April at Havelock Park under lights between the Colombo Origins and Kandy Origins. This event will be u


Two countries, under 24 hours, ten wickets: Malinga’s whirlwind life

Views - 19 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:18

ESPNCricinfo: Within 12 hours of representing Mumbai Indians against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Lasith Malinga turned up in Kandy to play the Super Four Provincial Limited Over Tournament, and needed little time to make an impact. C


South Africa close to knowing World Cup squad but doubts remain

Views - 10 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:10

Cape Town (Reuters): South Africa coach Ottis Gibson knows the players he wants to travel to England for the Cricket World Cup, but injuries and loss of form have complicated his 15-man selection. South Africa, who are due to name their squad on 18 A


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Friday, 19 April 2019

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

Friday, 19 April 2019

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

Thursday, 18 April 2019

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