Advantage Manchester City but fixtures favour Liverpool

Views - 8 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters): Manchester City have a one-point advantage over rivals Liverpool going into the final six games of the Premier League season but a tougher set of fixtures means Pep Guardiola’s side will have to be at their very best

Naib made Afghanistan ODI captain ahead of World Cup

Views - 8 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

Reuters: Afghanistan replaced long-serving one-day internationals captain Asghar Afghan on Friday, replacing him with Gulbadin Naib less than two months before this year’s 50-over World Cup in England and Wales. Afghan, 31, took over the team’s c

Barca seek decisive title blow in Atletico showdown

Views - 6 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

BARCELONA (Reuters): After somehow snatching a 4-4 draw at Villarreal in one of the most memorable games in recent La Liga history, Barcelona can practically seal the title when they host nearest challengers Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Tuesday’s e

Inconsistent team selection hurting Sri Lankan cricket: Mahela

Views - 811 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00 Former Sri Lanka captain, Mahela Jayawardene, lashed out at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Thursday, saying that politics and a dubious selection process is hurting cricketers from the Island nation. “What’s happening, you sho

Israeli becomes world’s oldest player

Views - 9 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

Or Yehuda, Israel (Reuters): Darting between the goal posts with his striking white hair, 73-year-old Israeli Isaak Hayik set a new world record on Friday as the oldest person to play in a professional soccer match. Hayik, who celebrates his 74th bir

New Zealand marks Christchurch attack at Hong Kong Sevens

Views - 10 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

Hong Kong, AFP: New Zealand trounced Australia 40-19 Friday on the opening day of the Hong Kong Sevens, in the country’s first international rugby appearance since the Christchurch attacks. Players from both teams huddled together in the middle of

SLC Inter Provincial Tournament 2019 Galle and Colombo hold the edge

Views - 17 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

The second set of games in the SLC Inter Provincial Cricket Tournament 2019 will be worked off today at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Dambulla Rangiri Stadium. Kandy, who were beaten by Galle in their first match, will be under pres

Lokuhettige charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Views - 11 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. These new charges are in addition to charges imposed on him on behalf of the Emirates Cricket

TVS Lanka joins SLC to recognise top performers

Views - 12 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

TVS Lanka Ltd. has joined hands with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to recognise the top performers of the ongoing Super Provincial One Day (50-over) Tournament 2019. Accordingly, the two-wheeler firm will offer TVS Metro Branded Motor Bicycles to be

Selectors none the wise after Super Provincial curtain raisers

Views - 35 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Prior to the start of the Super Provincial Tournament, Chief Selector Asantha De Mel had spoken of a need to strengthen Sri Lanka’s batting unit through a combination of top-order hitting and middle-order consolidation. Most important, he said, wa

Malinga in seventh heaven

Views - 23 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Galle skipper Lasith Malinga took 7 wickets, which helped his team to beat Kandy by 157 runs in their SLC Inter Provincial Cricket encounter concluded at the PallekeleInternational Cricket Stadium yesterday. Kandy skipper Dimuth Karunaratne won the t

‘We’ve got what it takes to win the World Cup’ says Jason Holder

Views - 10 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

40 years since West Indies last lifted the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup trophy in 1979, current captain Jason Holder is confident that his team can repeat history. “I’m very optimistic,” Holder told Sportsmail. “I think we’ve got what it t

‘Pakistan will be among the favourites for the title’ says Inzamam on CWC hopes

Views - 11 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s chief selector, believes that the number six-ranked ODI side “will be among the favourites” to win the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. Pakistan’s opening fixture in the tournament will be on 31 May against West Indie

Old Thomians Swimming Club AGM

Views - 16 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

The 62nd AGM of the Old Thomians Swimming Club will be held at the club house – 38, De Saram Road, Mount Lavinia on 27 April at 7 p.m. The annual report and audited accounts can be collected after 19 April from the Club Manager and those interested

Gamer.LK announces inaugural SLT eSports Women’s Cyber Games Esports tournament

Views - 27 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Gamer.LK has announced the first ever Women’s Cyber Games Esports tournament dedicated to female Esports athletes in Sri Lanka. The event is sponsored by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) who joins as the title partner of the event to empower female athletes

Royal College retains National School Games Western Province Table Tennis title

Views - 22 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Royal College Under 20 and Under 17 teams retained the National School Games Western Province Table Tennis title once again. The Junior title has been with the Royal team since 2014, and the Senior title was annexed for the fifth time in the last six

Over 120 golfers to vie for NEGC 123rd Annual Captain’s Cup and 68th year President’s Prize

Views - 8 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Nuwara Eliya Golf Club which is the oldest golf course in Sri Lanka and probably one of the oldest in the world has touched its 130th year. The Club which was established in the year 1889 has turned out to be one of the most prestigious clubs in Sri

Four things to look ahead to in Super Provincial Tournament 

Views - 46 Thursday, 4 April 2019 01:45

With less than two months to go to the World Cup, Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) is in the midst one of the worst runs in its history. Since the start of 2018, the national team has won just six of 24 completed ODIs, and are currently on a run of eight str

Kohli may ring the changes after Bangalore’s fourth straight loss

Views - 14 Thursday, 4 April 2019 01:43

Mumbai (Reuters): Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Virat Kohli has hinted at making wholesale changes to his team after Tuesday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) defeat to Rajasthan Royals left them the only winless side in the Twenty20 tournament.

Mick Schumacher tests with Ferrari in Bahrain

Views - 7 Thursday, 4 April 2019 01:42

MANAMA (Reuters): Mick Schumacher, son of seven times world champion Michael, made his Formula One test debut with Ferrari on Tuesday at the Bahrain circuit, where 15 years ago his father won the first grand prix in the Middle East. The 20-year-old E

ICC to join hands with Interpol to tackle corruption

Views - 4 Thursday, 4 April 2019 01:42

Reuters: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will work more closely with Interpol as part of ongoing efforts to combat corruption in the sport, the governing body said on Wednesday. Alex Marshall, ICC’s general manager of its anti-corruption un

Brazil soccer great Pele hospitalised in Paris

Views - 11 Thursday, 4 April 2019 01:39

Paris (Reuters): Brazil soccer great Pele was hospitalised in Paris late on Tuesday with a strong fever but his condition is not life-threatening, RMC Sport reported. The 78-year-old was admitted as a precaution after attending an event in the French

Oxford President Cup Inter School Invitation Football Tournament 2019 Final

Views - 83 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:00

Hameed Al Husseinie College Colombo Group 80’s has organised the Oxford President Cup Inter School Invitation Football Tournament 2019 Final which will be held on 7 April at the Race Course Grounds, Colombo at 4 p.m. Kalutara Muslim Central Colleg

Thrilling ‘HUTCH Sri Lanka Super Series 2019’ set to flag-off

Views - 22 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:00

Hutch, one of Sri Lanka’s fastest growing mobile broadband network, has once again joined hands with the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR), the nation’s oldest and most respected motor sports club, as title sponsor to c

Trip to Rugby World Cup semi-final for two ComBank Mastercard Credit Cardholders

Views - 15 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:00

An opportunity to be at the 2019 semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in Yokohama, Japan, awaits two Commercial Bank Mastercard Credit Cardholders who use their cards for purchases between 1 April and 30 June, under a promotion conducted by Mastercar

‘SLKC Karting Wasanthaya’ in N’ Eliya from 8 to 22 April

Views - 61 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:00

David Pieris Racing & Leisure Ltd., which owns and operates Sri Lanka’s first international karting track in Bandaragama is giving motor sports enthusiasts and visitors to Nuwara Eliya an opportunity try out the thrilling experience of karting at

SAGT sponsored Inter-provincial Women’s Rugby sevens 2019

Views - 31 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:00

Women’s Rugby Development sevens tournament was conducted by the Women’s Rugby Committee of Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) and sponsored by South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) with the participation of 12 teams at the Navy ground in Welisara recently. Nor

CDB stars shine at Indian Masters Athletic Meet with 10 medals

Views - 10 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

In amazing feats in track and field, three sports stars in the Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) team returned from India laden with an unprecedented 10 medals for their sporting prowess at the Indian Masters Athletic Meet 2019 held in

Royal to defend Bradby Golf title against Trinity

Views - 63 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

The old boys of Royal will go out determined to defend the G C Wickremesinghe Challenge trophy which they won in 2018. Royalists under Andy Anderson won the event in 2018. The old boys from Trinity won the inaugural two events in 2016 and 2017. The a

MCA “E” Division 25-over League Tournament advances to quarter finals

Views - 12 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

The two unbeaten teams, Nawaloka Hospitals and Maliban Biscuits, along with Brandix Essentials, Stafford Motors, Emerchemie NB, Eagle Logistics, and Sri Lanka Telecom and Akbar Brothers advanced to the quarter finals in the 17th David Pieris Group of

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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

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Wounding the social psyche

Friday, 19 April 2019

In this article, I intend to discuss the serious wounds inflicted on the psyche of Sri Lankan society, which have not received adequate attention, but need immediate cure, for they might develop into a dangerous cancer if not treated without further

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

Friday, 19 April 2019

We will be hearing a lot about these two seemingly unrelated topics this month. In a hurriedly but meticulously organised event, Dialog Axiata recently demonstrated 5G applications for the first time in South Asia. 5G will be commercially available

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

Thursday, 18 April 2019

We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge majority of our population, which certainly can be counted in millions, intends to act in unison and q

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