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KRC crowned champions at Inter-Church Games

Views - 14 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

King’s Revival Church were crowned the overall champions of the Inter-Church Games 2018, which was held recently at the Royal Sports Complex. The games, which take on an Olympic-style competition, brings together churches from various denominations


Leo Burnett emerge champions of inaugural inter-agency football clash

Views - 3 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

Leo Burnett Sri Lanka lifted the inaugural President’s Trophy, organized by the FOUR As (Accredited Advertising Agencies Association). The fun-filled tournament kicked off to a flying start as Leo Burnett Sri Lanka emerged victorious in the seven-


Sri Lanka in must-win game against China

Views - 22 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel reporting from Hong Kong The Sri Lankan men’s Sevens outfit will lock horns with the Chinese outfit in the opening game of the Asian Sevens Series 2018 first leg which will kick off in Hong Kong today at the Hong Kong Football Cl


Fake $ 5.5 m invoice to offshore account sent from SLC server

Views - 27 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya A fraudulent invoice for $ 5.5 million was sent from Sri Lanka Cricket’s internal servers to Sony Pictures Networks, an official said yesterday as new details emerged of the ongoing investigation over the attempt to embezzle


MCA Veterans eager to regain Tyrone de Silva Challenge Trophy

Views - 5 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

The MCA Veterans Over-40 team, under the captaincy of incumbent MCA President Roshan Iddamalgoda, will go all out to regain the glittering Tyrone de Silva Challenge Trophy, which they lost last year to the Lanka Cavaliers at the 15th edition of their


Danushka Gunathilaka out of Asia Cup with injury

Views - 11 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

Opening batsmen Danushka Gunathilaka has been ruled out of the Asia Cup with a lower back injury, SLC has confirmed. He will return to the island, having travelled with the team to the UAE, with Shehan Jayasuriya, who was on standby, to fly out and


Rohan roars on rowing

Views - 58 Thursday, 13 September 2018 12:00

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Annual General Meeting of the Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka. The purpose of the AGM is to present the reports on progress, approve the audited accounts for the financial year 2017 and elect


Dickwella hopes to repay Hathurusingha, Samaraweera faith

Views - 17 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:14

By Madushka Balasuriya Niroshan Dickwella has credited the influence of head coach Chandika Hathurusingha and batting coach Thilan Samaraweera for his return to form, and the 25 year-old is hoping to repay their faith with performances at the Asia Cu


Daunting task for Sri Lanka

Views - 19 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:13

Shamseer Jaleel reporting from Hong Kong Both Sri Lankan Men’s and Women’s outfits will feel the heat in Hong Kong when they lock horns in the Asian Sevens 2018 first leg which will kick off on 14 September at the Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC).


Should Thilaka Jinadasa carry on till Netball World Cup 2019?

Views - 55 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

By Hishan Welmilla The Sri Lankan Netball Team was crowned as the new Asian champions when they won the 11th Asian Netball Championship beating Singapore by 69-50 goals. With the new championship crown recorded after nine years, the interest of Sri L


New ARASL office bearers

Views - 4 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

After presenting his report, Outgoing ARASL President Rohan Fernando invited the three Independent members of the Election Commission, which was appointed by the ARASL, to conduct the election process. The Election Commission comprised the Representa


Ritzbury sole sponsor of Sir John Tarbat Athletics Championships 2018

Views - 20 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

Ritzbury, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 chocolate brand of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL), determinedly dedicated to uplift sports and support budding athletes, announced its eight consecutive sponsorship of the Sir John Tarbat Athletics Championships – now in i


Sri Lanka Netball Team’s triumph

Views - 11 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

Singapore: A rampant Sri Lanka outplayed Singapore 69-50 on Sunday (9 September) in the final of the M1 Asian Netball Championship at the OCBC Arena to win their first Asian title since 2009. Here are some pictures from the day


Country’s longest cycle race ‘SLT SpeedUp Sawariya’ marks finish line in Kuliyapitiya

Views - 17 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s longest across the country cycle race organised by Sri Lanka Telecom successfully came to an end on 8 September in Kuliyapitiya. Gihan Pushpakumara of Team Sri Lanka Army (SL Army) won the overall championship of the five-day race secu


Australia’s Beale says has work to do in pivotal position

Views - 6 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Kurtley Beale has said he will work hard to improve his combinations with Australia’s other playmakers ahead of their Rugby Championship clash against Argentina after struggling in his first match at flyhalf in four years. Afte


Anderson ends India’s resistance as England win final test

Views - 8 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters) - England beat India by 118 runs in their final test despite defiant centuries from KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant, as a series full of twists reached a compelling conclusion at the Oval on Tuesday. Chasing an improbable 464 for victory,


Hemakumari and Sooriyabandara to lead SL women’s and men’s outfits

Views - 23 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel reporting from Hong Kong Experienced Navy Sports Club player Sandika Hemakumari will lead Sri Lanka’s women’s Sevens outfit while experienced Isipathana and Kandy SC player Srinarth Sooriyabandara will take charge of the men’


Dialog Axiata steps in as Telco Partner for Mahaweli Games 2018

Views - 44 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider Dialog Axiata Plc has stepped forward to power the 30th edition of the Mahaweli Games, which will be worked off on 15 and 16 September at the Mahaweli Grounds, Embilipitiya under the patronage of President


South African Miller quits first-class cricket to focus on World Cup

Views - 5 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

CAPE TOWN (Reuters): Hard-hitting middle-order batsman David Miller has quit first-class cricket in a bid to concentrate on his limited overs game ahead of next year’s World Cup in England and Wales. The 29-year-old, who jointly holds the record fo


Lankans emerge third in category at Dakshin Dare Rally

Views - 16 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lankan rally driver Shafraz Junaid and co-driver Akhry Ameer emerged second runners-up in the T2 – 2WD above 1851cc category at the Maruti-Suzuki Dakshin Dare cross-country motor rally which concluded in Goa over the weekend. The Maxxis Xtreme


Asia Cup T20: Hathurusingha banks on SL experience

Views - 20 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya With temperatures set to breach 40 degrees centigrade and an uncertainty surrounding how the ball will react under lights, Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha is not underestimating the role of external factors in Sri Lanka’s o


SLC thwarts embezzlement plot

Views - 18 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya Sri Lanka Cricket has thwarted an attempt by one of its employees to embezzle $ 5.5 million to an offshore bank account, SLC has confirmed. The money was due to the board from international media network SONY, in relation to th


Chandimal out of Asia Cup

Views - 9 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya  Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out of the Asia Cup set to start next week, Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed, with Niroshan Dickwella replacing him. Chandimal had fractured his right middle finger during last month’s domesti


Cook reaches farewell century as England dominate

Views - 10 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

Reuters: England batsman Alastair Cook marked his 291st and final test innings in fitting fashion as he reached an unbeaten century against India on the fourth morning of the fifth test on Monday. The 33-year-old opener, England’s most capped test


Osaka claims US Open title after Serena meltdown

Views - 17 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

Reuters: Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first Grand Slam singles champion by thumping Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial US Open final on Saturday in which the American suffering a mesmerising meltdown after being given a code violation. It was


Teams aim for points with an eye on preparation for ICC Women’s World T20

Views - 2 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

The third round of the ICC Women’s Championship continues this week with four teams looking to climb out of the bottom half of the points table and fine-tune their preparations for the ICC Women’s WT20 2018. Sri Lanka host India, whilst 2018 host


Theeksha Gunsinghe leads Antonians at Cricket

Views - 10 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota will be led by Theeksha Gunasinghe at the 2018/2019 Inter School Under 19 cricket season which will commence shortly later this month. He is the stumper of the side and left hand bat. They will


Pubudu Bandara leads Trinity at Cricket

Views - 12 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Trinity Cricket ’Lion’, Pubudu Bandara will lead the Trinity Cricket outfit in 2018/2019. They will open their third term cricket season when they meet St Servatius College on 21 and 22 September at the Asgiriya International S


New system on overseas players, format unfair: KSC Rugby Chairman

Views - 82 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel The new Inter Club Rugby season 2018/2019 will kick off in November this year but two months prior there is a lot of controversy with many clubs showing their displeasure over the new format and allocation of overseas players for t


Hassan Esufally, first Sri Lankan to complete Inca Trail Marathon

Views - 5 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

Leading Sri Lankan marathoner Hassan Esufally, who is on a mission to earn the prestigious 7 Continents Marathon Club Membership, recently ran his first-ever marathon in South America – a gruelling 42km trail across the southern Peruvian Andes. On


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Laurels of ‘Living Together’: Refreshing reflections

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

It was a memorable evening with a mega gathering for a meaningfully different reason. It was not just another book launch with ego-boosting speeches about the author. It was also not an event where a popular politician coming late and preaching about


The fate of the rupee: Central Bank is caught with ‘Devil’s Alternative’

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Not all are losing when the rupee depreciates The recent depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar in the market has apparently driven the entire nation to a panic mode. While it had been a field day for the media and opposition law makers, the


Southbound rupee and northbound CoL

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Sri Lankan Rupee hit a record low of 170 per $ last week, and the Minister of Finance warns of further depreciation. This is inevitable given the chaotic state of the nation’s economy. While the rupee turns south, CoL (cost of living) has no o


In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit


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