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CoPE to direct CID probe into SL cricket irregularities in awarding broadcasting rights

Views - 19 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:18

The Committee on Public Enterprises (CoPE) yesterday decided to direct the CID to carry out an investigation into irregularities that had taken place when awarding international broadcasting rights by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). CoPE Chairman Sunil Hand


SRI LANKA VS WEST INDIES ODI SERIES

Views - 18 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:16

The three ODI series between Sri Lanka and West Indies will start today at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo tomorrow


McIlroy shuts door on Premier Golf League

Views - 8 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:15

Reuters: World number one Rory McIlroy has distanced himself from the prospect of taking part in the Premier Golf League (PGL) as he prefers to have autonomy over his career choices. The British-based World Golf Group last month unveiled plans for a


MCA “C” division 50-Over League Quarter Finals from Saturday

Views - 12 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:13

The first National Development Bank (NDB) sponsored-MCA “C” division 50-Over (white ball) League Tournament 2020, entered its quarter final stage. At the completion of the League Stage (20 matches) last Saturday, the first four teams of the two g


Italy desperate to end barren Six Nations run

Views - 10 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:10

LONDON (Reuters): It is 20 years since Italy sailed into the Six Nations on a wave of optimism by beating Scotland in the opening match of the expanded championship but when they face the same opponents on Saturday it will be with a very different mi


SLT to power Southern Eliyakanada Hill Climb 2020

Views - 21 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the ultra-high speed broadband services provider in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Southern Motor Sports Club (SMSC) was proud to announce that the 24th edition of the SLT Speedup Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb has been


NDB sponsors West Indies Tour of Sri Lanka with NDB Bank Cup 2020

Views - 62 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00

NDB Bank is the proud title sponsor of the West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, 2020 where the two teams will play for the NDB Bank Cup. Accordingly, NDB will be the title sponsor for the ODI series and the powered by for the T20 series. NDB has, for the p


British School thump CIS by 86 runs in U-17 Cricket Tourney

Views - 10 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00

The British School in Colombo (BSC) pulled off a convincing 86-run win over Colombo International School (CIS) in their Inter-International Schools Under-17 Cricket Tournament match worked off at the Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita. After piling up a


Chance Sports sponsors Isipathana Cricket Team

Views - 17 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00

Chance Sports Chairman Lasantha Amarasinghe, who is also an old boy of Isipathana College, extended a sponsorship package to the Cricket Team of Isipathana College for the 2020 season at the college premises recently. The Principal and old boys were


Lyceum International School’s Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy 2020 on Monday in Moratuwa

Views - 110 Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00

The much-awaited 5th Annual Cricket Encounter between Lyceum International School Panadura and Lyceum International School Nugegoda hosted by Lyceum Panadura for the Nikitha Grero Challenge Trophy will be held from 9 a.m. onwards on 24 February at th


Sri Lanka, West Indies look ahead to evenly contested series

Views - 28 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:20

As Sri Lanka and the West Indies prepare to square off in the first of three one-day internationals on Saturday, which will be followed by two T20Is next month, the series offers the chance for both sides to benchmark themselves ahead of the World T2


Karunaratne back as captain for ODIs

Views - 20 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:17

As many as 10 players opted out of Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan last year, the last time they played ODI cricket, and Sri Lanka have included many of them in a strong squad led by Dimuth Karunaratne, who was one of the players to withdraw, for the


Kohli not yet ready to ease workload

Views - 12 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:16

WELLINGTON, (AFP): Virat Kohli admitted Wednesday that captaining India in all three cricketing formats was gruelling but insisted he was not yet ready to ease his leadership burden. Speaking ahead of the opening Test against New Zealand in Wellingto


BCCI upset with ICC for overlooking objections to new events in 2023-31 cycle

Views - 11 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:16

ESPNCricinfo: The BCCI has reacted angrily to the ICC for bypassing the strong objections raised by the Indian board along with the ECB over the future set of events in the 2023-31 rights cycle. The divide is set to come out in open at the March ICC


Boult’s return boosts New Zealand against top-ranked India

Views - 11 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:13

WELLINGTON (Reuters): The return of pace spearhead Trent Boult will come as a welcome boost for New Zealand in their flagging ICC Test Championship campaign as they face top-ranked India in a two-match series starting at the Basin Reserve in Wellingt


Bavuma out of first Australia T20 international

Views - 8 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:12

JOHANNESBURG (AFP): Batsman Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the first Twenty20 international against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday because of a hamstring strain. Bavuma opened the batting in three T20 internationals against England


Silverwood backs Buttler to reignite test career

Views - 12 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:11

REUTERS: England coach Chris Silverwood hopes Jos Buttler’s return to form in the Twenty20 series decider against South Africa will help revive his test career in next month’s tour of Sri Lanka. The wicketkeeper-batsman’s blistering knock of 57


Ambitions abound as Women’s T20 World Cup opens Down Under

Views - 11 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:10

SYDNEY (Reuters): The Women’s Twenty20 World Cup gets underway when hosts and defending champions Australia meet India in Sydney on Friday and hopes are high that the seventh edition of the tournament will prove transformational for the game. Great


Atapattu and Siriwardena shine as Sri Lanka stun England by 10 wickets

Views - 12 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:09

Sri Lanka produced the perfect finale to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup preparation, starring with both bat and ball in the 10-wicket win over England. England started poorly with Danni Wyatt out in the second over, Anushka Sanjeewani with the catch


NDB holds Night of Fellowship for West Indies and Sri Lanka cricket teams

Views - 20 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:08

NDB Bank on Tuesday held a night of fellowship and cocktails for the West Indies and Sri Lanka national cricket teams. As the proud title sponsor for the ODI series with the NDB Bank Cup 2020 and the powered by for the T20 series, the Bank’s night


MCA “E” division 25 over League Tournament kicks off on Saturday

Views - 29 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:05

The second longest running MCA partnership – the 18th David Pieris Group of Companies powered, MCA “E” division 25 over League Tournament 2020 contested for the glittering “DPGC” Challenge Trophy will get off to a start this weekend, 22 and


David Pieris Group sponsors Mercantile ‘E’ Division Cricket for 18th consecutive year

Views - 24 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:05

The David Pieris Group of Companies (DPGC) has once again stepped forward to sponsor the Mercantile ‘E’ Division Cricket Tournament for the 18th consecutive year. With a strong commitment towards uplifting the country’s sports sector, DPGC has


T20 ‘Champions Cup’ part of ICC events for 2023-2031

Views - 18 Wednesday, 19 February 2020 01:31

ESPNCricinfo: A T20 Champions Cup that would have the world’s top 10 nations ploughing through no fewer than 48 matches – the same number as last year’s 50-over World Cup – is the most contentious event in the ICC’s proposed suite of tourna


Messi, Hamilton joint winners of Sportsman of the Year at Laureus Awards

Views - 13 Wednesday, 19 February 2020 01:31

Reuters: Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi were declared joint winners of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in Berlin on Monday, with the voting tied for the first time in the awards’ 20-year history


No more Saturday double-headers, IPL begins on 29 March

Views - 13 Wednesday, 19 February 2020 01:29

(Agencies) Defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians will host three-time winners Chennai Super Kings in the first match of this year’s edition on March 29, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Tuesday. The IPL will run six


Shangri-La’s Hambantota again in golfscape’s World Top 100 Golf Courses

Views - 28 Wednesday, 19 February 2020 01:29

Sri Lanka Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa has once again been included in the influential golfscape’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the World 2020. golfscape said designed by Rodney Wright, and spread across a vast coconut palm plantation, th


Race for Europe hots up as United win at Chelsea

Views - 12 Wednesday, 19 February 2020 01:28

LONDON (Reuters): Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Chelsea on Monday blew open the race for the Premier League’s fourth Champions League qualifying spot, in contrast to the one-horse race for the title which Liverpool seem sure to win. Both coaches


Ambassador of Japan Karate Championships concludes at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium

Views - 16 Wednesday, 19 February 2020 01:27

The Ambassador of Japan Karate Championships 2020, organised by the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Karate-Do Federation, was held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on 15 February. The competition was conducted in


Visal to lead Rajans at rugby

Views - 20 Wednesday, 19 February 2020 01:26

Dharmaraja College will be led by dashing centre three quarter, Visal Jude during the 2020 rugby season. Former Isipathana, CR & FC and national sevens player, Lasintha De Costa will be the Head Coach of the outfit. Rajans will play alongside St. Pet


Kapukotuwa leads Sylvester’s

Views - 166 Wednesday, 19 February 2020 01:25

Hard running centre three quarter, B.S.B. Kapukotuwa will lead St. Sylvester’s in their Under 10 League rugby season 2020 which will kick off early next month. They will have some senior players such as M.G.M. Bandara (vice captain), Sandeep Sudara


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China’s virus shutdown will hurt growth abroad

Friday, 28 February 2020

Many affluent Chinese fearful of being infected by the coronavirus and being quarantined by the State are staying home. Many companies and countries around the world are linked to the Chinese economy, which is likely to have far-reaching consequences


The reality of the system

Friday, 28 February 2020

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Writing on the wall

Thursday, 27 February 2020

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Geneva: Right cause, wrong tactics

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The Geneva 2015 resolution is a hidden tripwire linked to a maze of claymore mines, some buried, some planted in ditches, others nested in trees. When this article appears, Sri Lanka may have nudged that tripwire. There was another, smarter, safer wa


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