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Lawrence Wilkinson to referee Kandy vs. CR game

Views - 15 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:21

Lawrence Wilkinson, one of the leading referees from Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU), will referee the important Kandy SC vs. CR & FC clash at Longdon Place today. He will also officiate the Ha


Confidence boost for Proteas ahead of Sri Lanka cricket tour

Views - 10 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:21

Despite the Proteas’ 27-run loss to Pakistan in the third and final T20 match played on Wednesday evening, they still managed to clinch the series 2-1. Their form was superb this summer, winning the Test series 3-0, the ODI series 3-2 and the T20 s


Ponting named Australia’s assistant coach for World Cup campaign

Views - 8 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:20

MELBOURNE (Reuters): Former captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach of Australia’s men’s team for the 50-over World Cup in England later this year, the country’s cricket board said on Friday. The 44-year-old Ponting will


‘Test cricket is dying,’ says ICC Chief Shashank Manohar

Views - 4 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:10

ESPNCricinfo: ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has said the World Test championship has been introduced to stop the format from “dying”. On the second day of a courtesy visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of BCB Pr


New TV technology to take fans ‘inside the game’

Views - 5 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:10

LONDON (Reuters): Fans of Liverpool and Manchester City are set to watch this season’s Premier League title race from “inside the game”, even through the eyes of Sergio Aguero or Mohamed Salah, thanks to the latest in broadcasting innovation. T


Poor Windies tour can open doors to England test side: Buttler

Views - 4 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:00

Reuters: England’s disappointing performances on their West Indies tour could open the door for new players looking to break into the test team, batsman Jos Buttler has said. England are down 2-0 in the three-match series after last week’s 10-wic


FIFA, Qatar set up joint venture to deliver 2022 World Cup

Views - 9 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:00

ZURICH (Reuters): Global soccer body FIFA has set up a joint venture with 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar as part of its effort to streamline organisation of the tournament, it said this week. The global soccer body said in a statement that it would hold


Zahira College Colombo inter house sports meet

Views - 14 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:00

Zahira College Colombo annual inter house sports meet (Post Primary) was held at the college grounds recently, under the patronage of Principal Trizviy Marikkar. Chief Guest Olympic Silver Medallist Susanthika Jayasinghe distributed prizes to the win


Katugastota Antonians into the final

Views - 7 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:00

Led by Induruwage Galapitage, Katugastota Antonians reached the Under 13 schools cricket finals where they will play against Royal College, Colombo next week at a neutral venue. Antonians beat Wickramasheela, Giriulla and won on first innings in rest


First Kandy Mayors Cup Ranking TT Championships Krishan and Erandhi stamp their class

Views - 14 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:00

Krishan Wickramarathne (Vidyartha) and Erandhi Warusawithana (University of Moratuwa) w


Australia’s Starc ruled out of India ODI series

Views - 9 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

MELBOURNE, REUTERS: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the one-day international series in India after sustaining a pectoral muscle injury during the second test win over Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia said on Thursday. Kane Ri


Australia’s bowling coach Saker quits ahead of World Cup

Views - 10 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

SYDNEY, AFP: Australia’s bowling coach David Saker quit Thursday just months out from the World Cup and an Ashes tour to England “for the best interests of the team”. Saker, who performed a similar role with England before joining the Australi


Former All Blacks star Rodney So’oialo with Trinity for 3 weeks

Views - 27 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Former All Blacks crack number 8, Rodney So’oialo, will be with the Trinity College Rugby outfit in a three weeks’ rugby camp, which is scheduled to take place in Colombo. 39-year-old Rodney represented the All Blacks 2002 to 2


Leach tells England to improve, not complain about pitches

Views - 7 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

REUTERS: England must prepare their batsmen to handle different types of pitches and not just complain about unfamiliar tracks if they are to be more consistent overseas, spinner Jack Leach has said. England suffered a 10-wicket defeat to the West I


Munchee Inter Schools Futsal Tournament kicks off on Sunday

Views - 28 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

With the interest witnessed among the schools for futsal continuing to increase, UTO EduConsult together with Munchee, My Friend Foundation will host a futsal tournament. The event, scheduled for 10 February, does not entail any fee to participate a


Malcom rescues draw for Barcelona in cup semi against Real

Views - 7 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Winger Malcom’s second half strike secured Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid to leave the Copa del Rey semi-final evenly poised on Wednesday after the first leg. Brazilian Malcom, who started in place of Lionel Messi, curl


Lankans excel at Funakoshi Shotokan Tournament

Views - 3 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lankan players of Sri Lanka Shotokan Association won six gold medals at the Funakoshi Shotokan Tournament, which was held in Mumbai India recently. Here Chamidu Madishan (kata/kumite under 21), Wathsalya Gunasekara (kata/kumite under 16) and Wi


Munchee to support 19th International Schools’ Athletic Championship 2019

Views - 7 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Biscuit brand Munchee has come forward as principal sponsor to support the 19th International Schools’ Athletic Championship, to be held from 15-17 February at the Sugathadasa Stadium. Here Munchee General Manager (Marketing) Su


Galle Cricket Club celebrates 142nd anniversary

Views - 8 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Galle Cricket Club celebrated its 142nd Anniversary with a well-attended members’ get-together recently. Air Vice Marshal (Rtd.) Ravi Arunthavanathan graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He had played for Richmond, Southern combined schools and


MCA D Division quarter finals this weekend

Views - 7 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Unbeaten, Central Finance Co. headed Group “A” & unbeaten, DFCC Bank, headed Group “B”, as the “Coca Cola” Beverages Trophy , MCA “D” division, 40 Over League Tournament 2019, Stage One came to a conclusion on Sunday 3 February. The f


Mulder handed South Africa test call-up for Sri Lanka series

Views - 6 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

CAPE TOWN (Reuters): South Africa have called up uncapped all-rounder Wiaan Mulder to their squad for the two-test series against Sri Lanka that starts next week. The 20-year-old, who was previously included in the squad for last year’s series aga


West Indies recall Gayle for England ODI series

Views - 6 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Reuters: Opening batsman Chris Gayle has been recalled to the West Indies one-day international (ODI) squad for the first two games of this month’s five-match series against England. Gayle has not played for West Indies since he scored 73 in an 18-


Qatar climb 38 places in FIFA rankings after Asian Cup triumph

Views - 4 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Reuters: Qatar have moved up to 55th in the FIFA world rankings, their best position in 26 years, after their breakthrough Asian Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates last week. The 2022 World Cup hosts’ remarkable run at the continental champion


Man City go top of the Premier League with win at Everton

Views - 6 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Champions Manchester City went top of the Premier League with a disciplined 2-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday that saw them leapfrog Liverpool on goal difference. Aymeric Laporte headed the opener just before the interval and substit


Briton Gill battles brutal conditions to claim World Marathon title

Views - 4 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Reuters: British runner Susannah Gill has won the women’s title at the World Marathon Challenge after completing seven marathons in seven days, battling diverse conditions across seven continents. Gill finished a gruelling 295-kilometre (183 miles)


All blacks Beauden in Sri Lanka

Views - 68 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

All Blacks Test player Beauden Barrett is in Sri Lanka on his honeymoon. He stepped in to Sri Lanka two days back and will be here for the next 3 days. (SJ)


Kandy in a must–win game

Views - 22 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Kandy Sports Club will be feeling the Colombo heat once again when they lock horns with CR & FC this week-end. This will be a must win game for the Kandy outfit, who were pushed down to number 2 position after their defeat to CH & FC last week-end. L


Shangri La Hambantota Golf Resort featured among World’s Top 100 by golfscape

Views - 38 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

Shangri La Hambantota Golf Resort has been featured in golfscape’s annual, ‘World’s Top 100 Golf Courses’, alongside world-class courses like Emirates Golf Club, Sentosa, and St. Andrews. The compilers have collaborated with renowned industry


Olympic Games’ official timekeeper Omega brings Omega Trophy to Sri Lanka

Views - 16 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

Swiss watchmaker Omega is a long-standing partner of golfing events such as the PGA Championship, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Omega European Masters in Crans Montana. On 26 January the Omega Trophy was brought to Sri Lanka through a partn


Sanjeewa wins Donald Steel Trophy 2019

Views - 29 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

The much-looked-forward-to Donald Steel Golf Tournament 2019 was worked off at the beautiful Victoria Golf and Country Resort (VGCR) on 2 February. Sanjeewa Wickremanayake stamped his class by winning the Donald Steel Trophy 2019. Melanie Bond walked


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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth


SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy


Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin


Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as


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